- Born:2 January 1960 (59 years)
Shinji Hosokawa is graded with the 8th dan won Olympic gold 1984 in Los Angeles and in 1985 the world championships in Seoul. He was coach of Tadahiro Nomura at Tenri University and Shohei Ono and Joshiro Maruyama. Hosokawa is now a member of the IJF Education and Coaching Commission member and IJF Coordination Committee of Directors. Hosokawa is a tomoe-nage expert. Because of his short stature many players like to try uchimata on him. He developed a knack for uchimata-sukashi because of this.