Biography(references)Inoue was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii to third-generation Japanese immigrant parents, making him a Yonsei . He attended University High School, and began practicing the martial arts Hapkido and Taekwondo in order to defend himself from bullies. Inoue also played Football, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, ran in track and field, and also excelled in racquetball, alongside his brother Egan. He and his brother were awarded black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by John Lewis. He also holds a yondan in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu..
Fighter Trivia(references)In the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Enson travelled to northeast Japan to directly help the victims. In 2020, news broke that the IBJJF had refused to recognize Inoue's official rank as a BJJ black belt, despite him competing at the highest levels of the sport as early as 1999. Enson is currently married to Sarah Jane McCann, who is from New Zealand of Māori descent.
Awards & Accolades
Shooto: Heavyweight Championship (One time)
UFC: UFC 13 Lightweight Tournament Finalist
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: 1999 ADCC Superfight Champion, Second Place
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