Genki Sudo (須藤 元気, Sudō Genki, born 8 March 1978 in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese politician who serves as a member of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan in the House of Councillors since 2019. Between 1999 and 2006, Sudo was a professional athlete and then was in the entertainment industry from 2006 to 2019.He is a retired mixed martial artist and a kickboxer who, until 31 December 2006 competed in the Japanese fighting organization HERO'S and before that, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pancrase. He is known for his elaborate ring entrances and unorthodox fighting style. Over his career he holds notable wins over Nate Marquardt, Royler Gracie, Eric "Butterbean" Esch, Mike Brown, Kazuyuki Miyata, Hiroyuki Takaya, Damacio Page and Ramon Dekkers. Sudo, following his retirement, transitioned into a career in entertainment as a Japanese singer, composer, choreographer, actor, professional calligrapher and author. He is the producer, director, and former lead vocalist of the music group World Order, which is known for their techno music style and highly synchronised robotic choreography.His philosophy is "We are all one."
Sudo is a practicing Buddhist. He married on 22 November 2007, but got divorced in 2014.Sudo has written 15 books and has started an amateur baseball team for people 30 and over.On 1 August 2009, Sudo and his office made an official statement to say information on Wikipedia was wrong. According to their statement, the bout between Sudo and Tiki Ghosn was originally declared a draw which was overturned after Sudo's corner man, Bas Rutten, objected, at which point Sudo was declared the winner and given a medal.On 25 January 2010, Sudo took the entrance examination of Takushoku University Graduate School and he was admitted to the school on 29 January. He entered the Local Government Course (Master's Program) of the Graduate School of Local Government.
Born to a chef and Boxing fan, Genki was named after Yu Koyama's sports anime Ganbare Genki. He started practicing Amateur Wrestling during high school, focusing on Greco-Roman Wrestling, and later won JOC Cup All Japan Junior Wrestling Championship during his stay at the Takushoku Junior College. In 1998, after graduating, Genki moved to the United States and enrolled in Santa Monica College, but dropped out soon after. Around this time, he joined the Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club and practiced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. A year after, he returned to Japan to compete in Pancrase by Bas Rutten's mediation.
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