I finally got around to finishing off the video interview I did with some friends in Japan last year. We spoke to loads of famous JMMA stars, Imanari was by far the strangest.
You can read about the experience of filming it here in a previous post.
Video after the jump!
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Filmed in Tokyo, September 2010.
Masakazu Imanari is the enigmatic grappler known as the Ashikan Judan - Master of Leglocks.
No man has destroyed as many legs as him. Knees and ankles are his enemy. He hates them.
Want to find out how he got started in the martial arts?
Whether he enjoys breaking bones?
Where his leglocks came from?
Well you're never going to know because Imanari's interview style is as elusive and strange as his fighting style. But still, you should watch it anyway.
This is a rare and exclusive look at Masakazu Imanari (and Aoki Shinya, as well as Shigeru Saeki) in their natural habitat...
Check it out, and be sure to watch the rest in the series.
Sorry, 3 minutes of blackness at the end and Youtube does not have a "replace video" function.