I’m Featured In A New Japanese BMX Magazine

I’m really excited about this one… Yasu “Green-G” Takeo from Tokyo just launched a brand new BMX magazine called Encounter, and I am featured in an article where a handful of BMX industry types discuss what got them into BMX and how it changed their lives. It is a huge honor to be a part of something like this and to have my name and story right along side of iconic Japanese riders like Takashi Ito and Hiroshi Uehara.

(Click the second page of this article to read what I wrote for the feature…)

Encounter Japanese BMX Magazine Issue #1 Cover

Encounter Japanese BMX Magazine Issue #1 Cover

While I’m already talking about him, I will take this opportunity to voice my respect for Green-G. I’ve been stoked on what he is doing for the international BMX community for years, and I’m consistently more and more impressed by what he cooks up.

A few years ago he started the BMX Flatland World Circuit as a way to unify the flatland riders around the world and give them a proper competition platform to help progress the sport. This series alone is a monumental step in the right direction for the sport.

Green-G also recently put out a book that chronicles the King Of Ground contest series’ 10 years of history in Japan. The book is an amazing look at where the series came from and how it got to where it is today. The book is a priceless keepsake for Japanese riders who have been involved with KOG over the years and a great history lesson for anyone who is unfamiliar with the contest and Japanese flatland scene.

On top of all that, he has also put on his own one-off contests, flown to the U.S. to help out with other contests, contributed photos to several magazines around the world, and so much more. Green-G has an incredible amount of passion for helping BMX, and it is truly inspiring.

Yasu, thanks for doing what you do…

(Click the second page of this article to read what I wrote for the feature…)

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