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Masatsugu Kushima

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Sons Shingo, Yuki, Kenji
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

Name of coach
Takayoshi Okamoto [national], JPN

General interest

Other sports
He has competed in martial arts at national level in Japan. (dojo.kusimaya.com, 09 Jan 2019; MBC, 09 Mar 2005)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated at the knee after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma [bone cancer] in 2001. (MBC, 09 Mar 2005; amazon.co.jp, 01 Oct 2004)
Other information
BUSINESS
He took up martial arts as a hobby at age 31 and in 2002, following the amputation of his leg, he established Kushima Dojo in Nagasaki, Japan. (dojo.kusimaya.com, 09 Jan 2019; MBC, 09 Mar 2005; ntv.co.jp, 07 Mar 2005)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
He has released an autobiography titled 'Kushima's Fight', in which he writes about his amputation, his family and why he got involved in martial arts. (amazon.co.jp, 01 Oct 2004)