ABOUT HIRONORI IKEDA, FOUNDER
MSc. Sports Medicine at University of Tsukuba, Japan
I establish RSM with a strong passion to help our quality of life through the knowledge of sports medicine.
As I studied a master's degree in Sports Medicine @ University of Tsukuba Japan, my main focus is physical training and massage focusing on muscle and soft tissue injury and dysfunction. All people who has strong passion to learn and develop quality of life are welcomed!
I was interested in movement and injury while experiencing various sports since school days. I started skiing, skating, soccer, and motocross bikes from junior high school, and was good at analyzing movements on video to improve myself.
At the same time, in the early 1990s, Japan trained sports medicine specialists in response to an aging society and an increase in professional sports. The University of Tsukuba, one of the oldest and top management university in Japan, has a graduate school of sports medicine and was directly taught by Olympic athletes, national team coaches and doctors, and surgical professors.
In order to study there, at that time I studied biology at the Toho medical university, but after completing all the courses in three years, I was allowed to study at the University of Tsukuba Sports Medicine Laboratory as a special research student for one year. Finally, I entered the master's degree in sports medicine laboratory.
I learned sports physical training, stretching, massage, conditioning, physiotherapy, etc. from Professor Dr. Fukubayashi ( National team doctor of Football ,1998 France world cup),
In 2003, I moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand. I set up a company and teach motion analysis clinical massage that combines sports medicine knowledge, trigger point therapy and deep tissue massage to realign movement. also, I created Balance Ball Yoga as a training method to realign posture and movement.
At the moment, I give lessons and massage therapy in Chiang Mai, Japan, and Europe.
2019, Balance Ball Yoga currently has over 60 instructors and is taught in over 25 countries around the world.