Yoshitsune

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Report Last Updated - 4/06 (Winter)
Real Name - Takuya Sugi
Birthdate - 10/6/83
5'4" 143 lbs. - Hiroizumi, Iwate, Japan

Aliases - Mini-CIMA, Michinoku Ranger, HUSTLE Kamen ???, Little Dragon, SHANAO

Athletic background - n/a

Teachers - (UDG - 11th Term)

Professional background - Toryumon X(`03-`04), HUSTLE(`04), Michinoku Pro(`04-), dragondoor(`04-)

Groups - Mini Crazy MAX

Career Highlights - n/a

Finisher(s) -
- Kuramahachiryuu (Twisting Shooting Star Press)
- Shura (Reverse Spin 450 Splash)
- Ultra Dragonrana (Flying Flipping & Twisting Huracanrana)
- Shooting Star Press
x Triple Jump Mad Splash

Favorites -
- Handspring Backflip Moonsault Suicida
- High-Speed Huracanrana
- Elaborate Flying Head Scissors
- 619 variations
- Superkick

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 7
science - 0
aerial - 9
power - ?
strikes - 6

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6
selling - 7
bumping - 8
heat - 6
carrying - 5
push - 6
potential - 8

Outlook - Toryumon X promised futuristic highflying and while its workers weren't as sharp as the T2P group, it certainly produced some amazingly athletic stars with superstar potential. Taiji Ishimori might have had the spotlight the most, but there is a real threat to his aerial excellence. Takuya Sugi, who started as MiniCIMA, the original Toryumon ace, was that threat. He's been all over with different gimmicks, but has settled on three. The first is in HUSTLE doing comedy and cool spots. In Ultimo Dragon's companies, he is Little Dragon and works a gimmick similiar to Dragon Kid, but is even smaller and a more advanced highflyer. In Michinoku Pro, he became SHANAO, eventually graduating to Yoshitsune in early 2006. Like the legendary Japanese warrior, Yoshitsune is wonderfully skilled despite his inferior qualities. While not as effeminately portrayed as the mythical Yoshitsune, this certainly looks out of place among his larger peers. Regardless, this man is already doing breathtaking highspots and slowly learning how to work them into a more traditional style. When Yoshitsune or Little Dragon steps up to the next level, he has the potential to be one of the most heralded highflyers of all-time.

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