For more information about Nobou Yagai visit http://www.nobutraining.com/
Professor Nobuo has been studying martial arts since he was six years old. He began his training in Kendo (Samurai swordsmanship). He has studied full-contact Karate for over ten years and used his Karate expertise to become the 1997 Japanese National Sansho Full-Contact Kung Fu Champion.
After from university in 2000 with a BA in law and international relations, Karate brought Nobuo to the United States where he trained and served as a full-time, Karate apprentice at his school’s International headquarters. During his apprenticeship, a challenger entered the dojo and Nobuo was forced to fight this challenger. The fight quickly ended up on the ground. Although Nobuo was able to come out of this fight unscathed, his reflections on the situation showed the importance of ground defense skills, or grappling. It was after this that Nobuo started studying Jiu-Jitsu. Nobuo has also studied various other martial arts, including Judo, Wrestling, Kung-Fu, Muay Thai, and Boxing. He feels that Jiu-Jitsu is an integral part of his martial arts practice since throughout the evolution of Jiu-Jitsu, from Japan to Brazil, the roots of Jiu-Jitsu’s Samurai history have been preserved.
Nobuo Yagai is a licensed International personal fitness trainer and certified in CPR resuscitation, and has been teaching martial arts to kids since 1996.
IBJJF Certified / Registered Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professors David Ruiz and Rigan Machado.
2012 Long Beach International Open IBJJF championship Light Feather Silver medal
2011 Pan-American Jiu-jitsu championship Light Feather weight Bronze Medalist
2006 National Cup Jiu-Jitsu tournament Feather weight 3rd place
2006 Pancrase U.S. National Flyweight Submission Wrestling 2nd place
2005 Pan-American Jiu Jitsu championship Feather weight Bronze Medalist
2004 Pancrase U.S. National Flyweight Submission Wrestling Champion
2004 AFC Submission Wrestling Invitational Competitor
2003 Pan-American Submission Wrestling Finalist
2003 ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil Competitor
2003 Pancrase U.S. National Flyweight Submission Wrestling 2nd place
2002 CKA Colorado State Light weight champion
2002 World Full Contact Karate Sabaki Challenge Light weight Semi-Finalist
2001 NE Region Full Contact Karate Light weight Sabaki Challenge 2nd Place
2000 Enshin Tournament Black Belt Challenge Light weight 2nd Place
1997 Japanese National Sansho Champion Absolute weight
1997 All Japan Kyokushin Full-Contact Karate Championships Light weight Best 16
AFAA(aerobics and Fitness Association of America) NCSF(National Council on Strength & Fitness)
NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) NASM CES(Corrective Exercise Specialist)
NASM PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist) CPR,AED (American Heart Association)
- August 2005, Channel 2 News – Women’s Self Defense
- November 2004, Channel 2 News – Women’s Self Defense
- November 2004, KBPI “The Uncle Nasty Show” – Women’s Self Defense