Alex Kakutani

BIOGRAPHY

CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Certificate
CrossFit Weightlifting Certificate
CrossFit Anatomy Certificate
CrossFit Scaling Certificate
CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Certificate
Power Speed Endurance Run Methods Certified (formerly CrossFit Endurance)
CPR /AED Certified (American Red Cross)

Email: alex@optimumcrossfit.com

I was born and grew up in Japan. I was not an athlete in my young ages. I played baseball in a little league and did many kinds of recreation sports (tennis, golf, surfing, skiing, etc.) but did not get involved in any competitive sports until I started Karate when I was 29 years old. Karate immediately became my passion. I received my black belt 3 years later and then started competing in various tournaments where I was the oldest and the lightest fighter in most of the cases. The highlight of my career as a competitor was becoming the 2nd place in the lightweight division of 2010 World Sabaki Challenge held at Denver, CO. I also started my coaching career as a branch chief and head instructor of Enshin Karate Irvine for 7 years (2004-2011). I got exposed to CrossFit when one of my friend posted a Youtube video of 2011 CrossFit Games on Facebook. I immediately started seeking for a CrossFit box to train and it became my new passion. In the same time, I started running various long-distance races following CrossFit Endurance methodology. My most recent and second highlight of athletic accomplishment is finishing 100K (62 miles) ultra-marathon race in Japan.
I decided to pursue my new career as a CrossFit coach on 2016. I would like to share my experiences with people in broad generations and help them improve their fitness. My credentials include:
• CrossFit L1 Trainer
• CrossFit Kids Certificate
• CrossFit Weightlifting Certificate
• CrossFit Anatomy Certificate
• CrossFit Scaling Certificate
• CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Certificate
• Power Speed Endurance Run Methods Certified (formerly CrossFit Endurance)
• CPR /AED Certified (American Red Cross)

Phone: 714.512.2233
Fax: Who uses Fax??
6908 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647