We finished off our trip to Japan attending the Sportec show in Tokyo. What a crazy, busy place that was! Hot too. Temperatures were between 32~35°C while we were there. Incredible though. We got to sit down for a couple of days with Steven Munatones, CEO of KAATSU Global and Mr. Shimizu, the right-hand-man of Dr. Sato at KAATSU Japan. Learned a lot from both of those gentlemen.
It was interesting to find out that every Gold’s Gym in Japan uses KAATSU. Moreover, every new client who comes through the doors is introduced to KAATSU and, if they choose, KAATSU is incorporated into their fitness program. Now THAT’s awesome!
We met Hiromi May, a well-known bodybuilder and trainer who works in Japan and Hawaii. We were also hit up by “Bobby”, a Japanese TV personality and MMA fighter from Nigeria who requested a KAATSU demonstration from us in English. What we didn’t realize was that he had a camera crew following him around, so we might have made it onto Japanese TV at some point after our departure!