Tokimitsu Ishizawa, better known by his ring name Kendo Kashin, is a Japanese professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his time in New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he was a two time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, a one time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, and the winner of the 1999 Best of the Super Juniors. He is also known for his forays into mixed martial arts, most notably for Pride Fighting Championship, where he defeated Gracie Jiu Jitsu fighter Ryan Gracie at PRIDE 15.
|Birth name:||Tokimitsu Ishizawa|
|Born:||August 5, 1968, Minamitsugaru, Aomori|
|Ring name(s):||Dragon Soldier B, Kendo Kashin, Kendo Ka Shin, Tokimitsu Ishizawa|
|Trained by:||NJPW Dojo|
|Debut:||September 21, 1992|
|IMDb:||Kendo Kashin's IMDb|
About Kendo Kashin
Known for his occasional appearances in MMA, he famously defeated Ryan Gracie in Pride 15 on July 29, 2001.
He won the Junior Heavyweight Wrestling Championship twice in Japan.
While he became best known by Americans for being an MMA fighter, he gained more attention as a wrestler in his home country of Japan.
During his career he married a woman who lived in Russia, and he began spending much of his offseason time there.
On December 20, 2007, he fought Kurt Angle for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, but lost.
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