From Tokyo, Japan, B-Boy Issei has been making waves and winning high-level solo competitions since he was 15 years old.
A member of FoundNation crew and a Red Bull BC One All-Star, Issei started breaking at the age of six after a friend took him to an event at a dance studio, in which he still trains today.
Even thought his parents wanted him to quit dancing when he reached secondary school, Issei continued to pursue a career as a B-Boy, and has since won a long list of titles all over the world. His many wins include being the 2016 Red Bull BC One World Finals Champion, the 2012 and 2013 R16 Solo B-Boy winner, the 2013 IBE Super Solo Battle winner, the 2015 Freestyle Session Japan winner, and the 2017 Silverback Open winner.
Issei has a playful yet high energy, power moves-based style, with which he always expresses the music in a way that makes everything he does look effortless.
He loves that he can connect with new people from around the world through his dance, even when they don't speak the same language as him. It is through breaking that he finds he can best express himself and claims that he's no genius and wasn't born with a strong physique, but believes that practising can make anyone the best B-Boy in the world.