Akiyama Opens New Gym! Cloud Akiyama Dojo
Yoshihiro Akiyama has opened a new gym in Hiroo in Shibuyaku in the middle of Tokyo. Akiyama said that he wants the fighters of the gym to participate in UFC, DREAM, and SENGOKU. In the dojo there is a ring, cage, and a Judo hall. Since he thinks a lot of foreign children live in Hiroo he would like to show them Judo.
He wants the gym to be a gym in which anyone can visit. He doesn’t want the gym to have a black and red scary image (to not scare away girls who would like to train there) so there are different colors in the gym, like orange.
Akiyama said that he will start his training for UFC 100 at the gym as soon as the opening ceremony is over.
Some of the visitors at the opening ceremony were fellow HERO’S veterans Caol Uno, Hiroyuki Takaya, and Hideo Tokoro, and the godfather of K-1, Kazuyoshi Ishii.