Name: Gakuji Tozaki
Position: Male Elite Kata
Sport: Karate
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 140lbs
DOB: 8/15/1991
Birthplace: Columbus
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Westview High School
College: University of California, Davis
Team/Club: Okinawa Ryuei-ryu
World Championship Experience
  • 2008: WKF World Championships Tokyo- Men’s team kata
Other Career Highlights
  • ANOC World Beach Games Bronze Medalist (2019)
  • USA Open Bronze Medalist (2018)
  • PASO Olympic Festival Silver Medalist (2014)
  • Pan American Championships Bronze Medalist (2013)
  • FISU World University Championships Bronze Medalist (2010)
  • Pan American Bronze Medalist (Team Kata - 2009)
  • US Team Trials -2020: Gold -2019: Bronze -2018: Bronze -2017: Bronze
  • Nationals: -2019: Bronze -2018: Silver -2017: Bronze
Personal: I started karate when I was 9. I loved to watch kickboxing with my family, and my favorite fighter Andy Hug inspired me to start karate. I also had a friend who practiced karate, and he also motivated me to start practicing as well....In 2013 I graduated Japanese school Minato Gakuen attended for 12 years...In 2014 I graduated UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology...In 2016 I enrolled in Graduate school (University of St. Augustine) to pursue Doctorate degree in Physcial Therapy. Degree expected in 2021....Three things people may not know about me is that I have two great sponsors: Amino Vital and Phiten, I am a student of physical therapy, and my favorite/lucky food is curry.