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Hitomi Akano

Hitomi Akano Awakening Profile

Hitomi Akano MMA “Girlfight Monster”, Japanese female fighter. Includes MMA, Judo stats, fight record, bio, martial arts history, photos, and more

Hitomi Akano, nicknamed Girlfight Monster, is a Professional Bantamweight MMA Champion, born in Osaka, Japan and residing in Tokyo, Japan. She is also a Champion in Judo.

Judo literally translates as ” the gentle way”. It is a martial way that was founded in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano (seen in the photo). Kano formulated Judo from styles of Jujutsu that he had studied. In Japan at this time many changes in society were occuring because of western influences. A major change was the overthrow of the Shogun and the reinstatement of the emperor in what is known as the Meiji restoration.

One manifestation of this change was the decline of the warrior class known as the samurai or bugei. Up until this time, the warrior class could kill another for the slightest offense. In the case of the peasant class, this usually meant oppression and immediate death for minor offenses. After the Meiji restoration this type of behavior was not supported and the carrying of swords was outlawed. This led to a decline in Jujutsu styles whose main function was martial. In this atmosphere, Kano (and others of other martial arts), changed the emphasis from purely physical to spiritual endeavors. Hence the change in name from Jutsu (art or technique) to do (path or way); same as the Chinese word tao. Kano meant Judo to be both physical training as well as a path towards building good moral character and spirituality. Part of Kano’s vision for Judo was for it to be a guide in all aspects of life and lead to greater harmony. This is reflected in one saying from Judo, “maximum efficiency with minimum effort for the mutual welfare and benefit of all”.

Today Judo is practiced both as a sport and as an art. Judo was accepted into the Olympic games in 1964 and since that time, most dojo for Judo emphasize the competitive aspects.

As martial arts spread, so did the idea of mixed-style competitions. Often a practitioner of one martial art challenged a practitioner of a different one for ultimate bragging rights. These mixed-style competitions took place worldwide for several decades, eventually gaining intense popularity in the United States.

Participants in these competitions learned from their opponents and began to realize that in order to become well-rounded fighters, they must study any combative art form that could give them an edge in the game.

For instance, if a kickboxer was matched with a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, the kickboxer would realize that he must become more adept at defending takedowns, thus prompting him to train with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters. (Jiu-Jitsu ground fighting incorporates various submission holds, such as joint and compression locks and chokes.) From that point forward, competitions were no longer between athletes who focused on a singular martial art but between two mixed martial arts athletes.

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Hitomi Akano, 9.4 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
MARTIAL ARTS
DISCIPLINERANKSTATUS
1ST DISCIPLINEMMAProfessionalChampion
2ND DISCIPLINEJudoProfessionalChampion
3RD DISCIPLINE
4TH DISCIPLINE
5TH DISCIPLINE
6TH DISCIPLINE
MISC INFO
PERSONAL LIFE
PERSONAL
First NameHitomi
Last NameAkano
Nickname/sGirlfight Monster
Birth Name赤野仁美, Akano Hitomi
Age42 
Date of BirthJuly 27, 1974
NationalityJapanese
BornOsaka, Japan
ResidenceTokyo, Japan
StatusRetired
Weight classBantamweight
Weight range126.1 - 136lbs / 57 - 61kg
Preferred136lbs / 62kg
Height5ft 4in / 162cm
Reach61in
AWAKENING RATING
Awakening Rating
400
UNDERSTANDING THE AWAKENING RATING

The Awakening rating is essentially letting you know how inspirational an athlete is. The idea is to highlight the athletes careers so their achievements are not forgotten. Unfortunately we can only calculate based on the information we have in our database. When we uncover, or are supplied with new information the score will be recalculated.

The rating system is very complex and allows for all the nuances within the multiple disciplines. Some disciplines don’t have grading systems, others don;t have a W-L-D record. These kinds of differences have been accounted for. The most essential thing is the overall contribution to the female martial arts scene.

Awakening rating system explained

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  WIN-LOSS-DRAW (-NO CONTEST)  
FIGHT RECORD
MMA18-10-0
STATISTICS

MMA 14 Submissions

TITLES

Sep 2006 – Sep 2007 / Smackgirl Middleweight Champion
Mar 1999 – Grand Prix Città di Roma (U63) (Silver)
Feb 1999 – ASKO World Tournament Leonding (U63) (Silver)

AWARDS
MEDIA
SOCIAL

TEAM
Trainers / Instructors / Coaches

Gym / Affiliations

Abe Ani Combat Club

Management

SPONSORS
† = Title Fight
LAlexis DavisRear-Naked ChokeMMA07/28/12YTInvicta FC2: Baszler vs. McMann
3:41R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LSara McMannUnanimous DecisionMMA01/09/12ProElite 3: Da Spyder vs. Minowaman
5:00R3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WRoxanne ModafferiUnanimous DecisionMMA07/09/11YTJewels: 15th Ring
5:00R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WChisa YonezawaArmbarMMA03/13/11Pancrase: Impressive Tour 2
0:40R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LMiesha TateUnanimous DecisionMMA08/13/10YTStrikeforce: Challengers 10
3:00R3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WCarina DammTriangle ArmbarMMA08/13/10YTStrikeforce: Challengers 10
1:48R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LHiroko YamanakaSplit DecisionMMA03/19/10Jewels: Seventh Ring
5:00R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMiki MorifujiStraight ArmbarMMA07/11/09Jewels: Fourth Ring
4:17R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LCristiane SantosTKO (Punches)MMA04/11/09Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz
0:35R3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMika HarigaiArmbarMMA11/16/08Jewels: First Ring
0:38R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WHiroko YamanakaArmbarMMA04/25/08YTSmackgirl: World ReMix 2008 2nd
3:10R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMegumi YabushitaHeel hookMMA02/14/08Smackgirl: World ReMix 2008 1st
4:16R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LVanessa PortoSplit DecisionMMA11/03/07FFF 3: War of the Roses
3:00R5Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LTakayo HashiUnanimous DecisionMMA09/06/07Smackgirl: Queens’ Hottest Summer
5:00R3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WElizabeth PosenerArmbarMMA05/19/07Smackgirl: The Queen Said the USA is the Strongest
0:52R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LAmanda BucknerUnanimous DecisionMMA04/14/07Bodog Fight: Clash of the Nations
5:00R3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WKeiko TamaiArmbarMMA10/04/06YTMARS: Bodog Fight
4:48R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMolly HelselArmbarMMA09/15/06Smackgirl: Women Hold Their Ground
1:32R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WEmma BushUnanimous DecisionMMA06/30/06Smackgirl: Top Girl Battle
5:00R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LTara LaRosaUnanimous DecisionMMA06/03/06MFC: USA vs. Russia 3
5:00R3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WDebi PurcellUnanimous DecisionMMA02/15/05YTSmackgirl: Advent of Goddess
5:00R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WKeiko TamaiArmbarMMA12/17/05G-Shooto: G-Shooto 03
1:27R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WAsako SaiokaUnanimous DecisionMMA10/15/05Smackgirl: Shimokita Experiment
5:00R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WTakayo HashiArmbarMMA08/17/05Smackgirl: Dynamic!!
1:19R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WKinuka SasakiArmbarMMA06/10/05Smackgirl: Next Cinderella 2005 2nd Stage
3:58R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WSeri SaitoArmbarMMA04/29/05Smackgirl: Next Cinderella 2005 1st Stage
1:25R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMika HarigaiArmbarMMA01/08/05Smackgirl: Refresh 2005
2:29R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LMegumi YabushitaUnanimous DecisionMMA11/26/04YTG-Shooto: G-Shooto 01
5:00R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LJenny GalN/AJudo03/07/99World Cup: Grand Prix Città di Roma
FinalFinalPro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WKatarina WaltaN/AJudo03/07/99World Cup: Grand Prix Città di Roma
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WRasa SrakaN/AJudo03/07/99World Cup: Grand Prix Città di Roma
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WAndreia CavalleriN/AJudo03/07/99World Cup: Grand Prix Città di Roma
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LKaren RobertsN/AJudo02/21/99ASKO World Tournament Leonding
FinalFinalPro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WEwa IwanskaN/AJudo02/21/99ASKO World Tournament Leonding
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WSandra WurmN/AJudo02/21/99ASKO World Tournament Leonding
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WRasa SrakaN/AJudo02/21/99ASKO World Tournament Leonding
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WClaudia HeillN/AJudo02/21/99ASKO World Tournament Leonding
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..

 

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