CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle Resource

CrossFit Daikanyama Instructors

Our Coaches
CrossFit also differs from your typical gym program in that all of the workouts are done in a coached environment where proper technique is highly emphasized.
Our bilingual coaches are not typical gym-style personal trainers – CFDKY coaches are not only amazing athletes in their own right but they are true professionals who are committed to helping our teammates achieve and exceed their fitness goals in a fun and supportive environment.

Masaya Ishibashi

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Athletic Backgrounds
  • Ice Hockey (13 years)
  • Volley Ball (3 years)
  • Ping Pong (3 years)

From the 3rd grade of elementary school to college, I had been playing ice hokey. I was actually very small and run very slow, so I started to learn about training and to take supplements to be a better player. With more understanding of training and taking supplements, my physic drastically improved, so did my performance. That is how I became more eager to learn about sports science. After graduating from college, I worked as a fitness trainer at a general gym. During that time, I was doing training by myself:however, I got a shoulder-injury. I was searching about shoulder exercises, and found there are many exercises such as snatch, handstand push up, and muscle up, which led me to discover CrossFit. Then, I joined CrossFit Daikanyama immediately after I found about CrossFit. So, I was actually a member here, but as the faith guided me, I came back here as a coach now.

Messages to the Members
I am confident in coaching various people as I have an experience of being a fitness trainer for 12 years and instructing from 2 year-old kid to 90's. Through educating myself about sports sicence widely, I came to the conclusion that CrossFit is actually an amazing methology to traing our body, Therefore, I am so passionate to coach people through CrossFit. I shared passion for CrossFit as a member before, but now I would love to share it as a coach!!

Yudai Arai

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Athletic Backgrounds
  • Swimming(15 years)
  • Track: Short Distance/High Jump (3 years)
  • Tennis (3 years)
  • Karate (3years)

I started to go to gym when I was in high school and my friend ask me to go with him. Since then, I fell in love with training. In 2016, I was reading a fitness magazine, in which there was an article about CrossFit Games, "I want to go to CrossFit Games", with this will, I joined CrossFit Daikanyama and trained here as a member. In the beggining of my CrossFit journey, I was very thin and often suffered from back pain. I was a student of vocational school at that time, and knew I wanted to work in a fitness industry. I got hired at one of the fitness company, however, I quit in 2months as the philosophy of training there was far different from the one of CrossFit and mine. I happened to be asked from a coach at CrossFit Daikanyama at that time that "why not becoming a CrossFit coach?", which turned me into actually become a CrossFit coach here.

Messages to the Members
As a head coach, I am doing my best to make a workout menu to be healthier while having a fun. I want to ask a question to you; why do you do CrossFit? Some people come here with no specific reason, some may even think they hate CrossFit sometimes because of the tough workouts. Yet, I believe everyone has one thing in common; some joy through CrossFit. The different exercises and feelings from what you have been doing before, some nostalgic feelings that you used to have when you are high school or college students... I love this feelings and hope you do as well. I think there are few copportunities to have these feelings once you become a working adult, so I want everyone to experience it. I hope CrossFit will even give some positive influences to your life such as work and private life, and hope to be one supportor of it.

Sayaka Takubo

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Weightlifting Judge 3rd Grade
  • Power Supplement Specialists

Athletic Backgrounds
  • Weightlifting (14 years)

  • 2011 College National Women's Championship (Division:48kg) 2nd Place
  • 2013 National Weightlifting Cahmpionship (Division: 48kg) 4th Place
  • 2013 Inter-Prefectual Weightlifting Championship (Division:53kg) 5th Place

Now I have been doing a CrossFit coach for 5 years, but I used to hate exercises when I was a child and used to be a couc-potatos. The first sports I comitted to do in my life was weightlifting. People ask me why I started doing weightlifting. The reason for that was actually that, if I am willing to start from square-one and make efforts. Weightlifting would be the one that I can see my potential to grow even with my physic: being short and being over weight. With supports from my family and teachers, I could do weightlifting competitively until college. It was when I was practicing weightlifting that I first discover CrossFit. My friend was mimicing some CrossFit moevements saying "CrossFit is now very popular in the US!". I did not go to a fitness industry soon after I graduated from college but became a regular fulltime empoyee. However, I was so inspired by college friends who was making some accomplishments in post-graduate, so I decided to shift my direction to become CrossFit coach by utilizing my experiences to the max.

Messages to the Members
I love CrossFit Daikanyama. I am so grateful to be able to work at such an inspiring community where everyone motivate and lift up eacj other. As a coach, as a former athlete, I would like to be the one to become an inspiration in your life. Just like I experienced, I believe that there are something big that influences to your lifenthrough exercises and sports. I believe people who have been a member for long here may know it, which keep them continue coming here. On the other hand, if you are mew to here, it can be hard at the beggining, but I will give the best support!

Hotaru Enomoto

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Athletic Backgrounds
  • Swimming (1 years)
  • Gymnastic (8 years)
  • Weightlifting (9years)
  • 2014 All High School Invitational Weightlifting Tournament (Division:53kg) 1st Place
  • 2014 High School National Weightlifting Cahmpionship (Division: 53kg) 1th Place
  • 2014 Japan×Korea×China Junior Weightlifting Exchange Event (Division:53kg) 3rd Place
  • 2015 National Junior Weightlifting Championship (Division:53kg) 2nd Place
  • 2017 National Ladies Cup (Division:53kg) 8th Place

I always loved moving my body; in fact, I have been doing sports in my entire life. From 2nd grade of elementary school to senior of junior high school, I was doing gymnastics and from high school I started to do weightlifting. After graduating from high school, I entered in Japan's Self Defence Force, and I was competiting as a weightfliters while being an active duty member. Unfortunately, I injuried myself, so I had to retired from competing as well as leaving from the duty. Yet, I was searching some opportunities to use my experiences. Then, I found about CrossFit. I did not have a CrossFit experiece but I thought I could use my experiences.

Messages to the Members
I had been in a side to be taught in sports, but I am happy to be the side to teach by using my experiences now. It is challenging to coach, but I enjoy coaching people! CrossFit is very tough, and someday you just do not want to do it. However, even when you feel so destroyed, I want to help you to enjoy the prpcess and be positive to keep putting some works!

Sumire Kato

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • Aikido Black Belt Level1 (International Aikido Passport Holder)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Level1
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Masters Certificate
  • Anatomy Certificate (CrossFit)
  • Lesson Planning Certificate (CrossFit)
  • Scaling Certificate (CrossFit),
  • B.A. in Communication Studies emphasis in Sports
      from San Francisco State University
Athletic Backgrounds
  • Swimming (3 years)
  • Aikido (3 years)
  • Kick Boxing (1 years)
  • Yoga (1year)

  • The 57th All Japan Aikido Demonstration Invitation
  • High School National Aikido Championship 1st Place
  • High Schol Regional Championship (Division: Individual) Incentive Award/3rd Place
  • The 4th Annual Weightlifting EXPO OPEN: (DIvision: 45kg) 1st Place
  • 2019 CrossFit Battle the Bay Cmpetition: Participated
  • 2019 USA Weightlifting American Open Series: Qualified
  • 2019 USA Junior Powerlifting Nationals: (Qualified/unofficial)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer/ Mobility coach
    at Strength & Conditioning Club in San Francisco State University

I always loved moving my body since I was child, but Aikido (Jujutsu) was the only sports I comitted as a competitor. After that, I found an importance of functional training when I moved to the United States and started to learn about training. As I wanted to deepen my understanding of training, I joined to Strenth & Conditioning club at San Francisco State University to train with the team and learn about training. I ended up becoming the first coach as non-Kinesiology student there. Doctors, professors, grade students, olympians, physical theraist, chiropractors, etc... I learned as much as possible from these carious, knowledgible, and experienced people. The turning point to start CrossFit was a recommendation of one of the professor. After graduating from college, I visited about 140 gyms around the US just in one year to learn not only about training, but also coach skills and communities in different style. I am very excited and honored to be able to share my knowledges, skills, and experiences as a CrossFit coach at CrossFit Daikanyama.

Messages to the Members
Just to be healthy, to get injury-free body, to enhance your performance in other sports, to be better at Crossfit, etc...Everyone has different reasons to do CrossFit. The great thing about CrossFit is that
1) you can train with people in different levels, athletic backgrounds, and goals while doing the same CrossFIt
2) you can be a part of community that has a strong bond.
In this amazing environement and community, I do my best to help you become the best version of yourself mentally and physically by sharing my knowledges, skills, and experiences as much as possible!!! The last but not the least, I am a bilingual coach, so do not hesitate to ask me as you need!

Combat Fitness Coaches

Andrew Jackson

I have been the physical performance coach for TEAM HALEO since 2011. My extensive coaching career includes working with teams in professional Rugby and Rugby league both in Japan and England. I have also coached elite athletes from Basketball, Track & Field, Skiing, Downhill mountain biking, Strongman, Bodybuilding, extreme endurance and mixed martial arts.

Andrew's Diet and Supplement Use

CrossFit Daikanyama

Reception area HALEO Style

HALEO Daikanyama is the only retail store in Japan where you will find the entire selection of HALEO and BulkSports products.

Fully Stocked Supplement Store and Protein Bar

Enjoy all of the HALEO and BulkSports Protein drinks and muscle building and performance enhancing toppings at the protein bar.

Free WiFi at our members lounge.

Fully stocked CrossFit Box keeps every workout functional and fun.

Fully stocked CrossFit Box keeps every workout functional and fun.

Spacious training area, one of the only places in Tokyo for circuit training.