Taio Asahisa

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Taio Asahisa
Born朝久 泰央
(1998-01-16) January 16, 1998 (age 26)
Ukiha, Fukuoka, Japan
Other namesKyushu's Kamaitachi
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
StyleKarate Asahisa Ryuyouga
Fighting out ofFukuoka, Japan
TeamAsahisa Dojo
TrainerAtsushi Asahisa
Notable relativesHirotaka Asahisa (brother)

Taio Asahisa is a Japanese kickboxer. He is currently fighting for the K-1 Japan organization.

As of August 1st 2020, he was the #3 ranked bantamweight in the world by Combat Press.[1]


Taio along his brohter studied Karate under their father who developped his own style called Asahisa Ryuyouga.[2]

Taio participated in multiple national amateur competitions. He was eliminated two years in a row by Tenshin Nasukawa in the All Japan Jr Kick Tournament.[3] He also engaged in the 2014 K-1 Koshien Tournament where he was eliminated in the first round by future champion Ren Hiramoto.[4]

Asahisa made his professional debut on September 9, 2014 in a one night 8-man tournament for the J-NETWORK organization. He won 3 fights to capture the -55kg Next Generation Cup title.[5]

On June 24, 2016 Taio made his K-1 debut on the K-1 World GP 2016 -65kg World Tournament card where he faced Haruma Saikyo. He lost the fight by majority decision.[6]

On February 2 2017, at Krush.73, Taio entered the Krush -60kg Championship Tournament and won his Quarter Final bout against Tenma Sano by uanimous decision.[7] Two months later at Krush 75 he lost in the Semi Final of the Tournament by unanimous decision after Leona Pettas infliged him the first knock down of his professional career.[8]

On March 10, 2018 Asahisa travelled to China to compete in Wu Lin Feng and won his fight by decision against Shue Shenzheng. This fight served as a reserve for a -60kg World Tournament on the same card.[9]

On December 8, 2018 Taio became successful in the K-1 ring for the first time at K-1 World GP 2018: K-1 Lightweight World Tournament where he beat Riku Anpo by Unanimous decision. He scored a late third round knock down to secure the win.[10]

On February 16, 2019 Taio was once agan eliminated from the Krush -60kg Championship tournament by Leona Pettas in the Semi Finals. He suffered an other knock down from a flurry of punches and lost the fight by Unanimous decision.[11]

On March 22, 2020 at the K-1: K’Festa 3 event Asahisa fought the 62.5kg K-1 Champion Kenta Hayashi on a week notice in a non title fight.[12] Taio created the upset and won by unanimous decision. He scored a jumping switch kick knock down during round 2.[13][14]

On September 22, 2020 at K-1 World GP 2020 in Osaka Asahisa defeated Hiroki by second round high kick knockout after coming back from a knockdown in the first round.[15]

Titles and accomplishments

  • 2014 J-Network Next Generation Cup -55kg Winner[16]

Kickboxing record

Professional Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win ‹See Tfd›   Loss ‹See Tfd›   Draw/No contest ‹See Tfd›   Notes ‹See Tfd›

Amateur Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win ‹See Tfd›   Loss ‹See Tfd›   Draw/No contest ‹See Tfd›   Notes ‹See Tfd›

In the media



  1. "Combat Press kickboxing rankings August 2020". combatpress.com.
  2. "朝久 泰央 選手紹介". k-1.co.jp.
  3. http://fightsspiral.wiki.fc2.com/wiki/AJJK%2020130331
  4. https://www.k-1.co.jp/ama/event/25/
  5. https://efight.jp/result-20140921_61584
  6. https://efight.jp/result_s-20160625_240496
  7. https://efight.jp/result-20170218_255432/3
  8. https://www.k-1.co.jp/krush/result/143/
  9. https://www.boutreview.com/3/reports/item_3128.html
  10. https://efight.jp/result_s-20181208_314458
  11. https://getnews.jp/archives/2123875
  12. https://www.k-1.co.jp/news/32079/
  13. https://www.boutreview.com/3/reports/item_38516.html
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHk5aYbiGCY
  15. https://efight.jp/result_s-20200922_468824
  16. "16歳の朝久泰央、Next Generation Cup -55kg級優勝:9.21 新宿". boutreview.com. Archived from the original on 2017-07-28.

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