Former Pride FC star Enson Inoue decided to embark on a new journey some time ago.
He set the goal of walking 1,360 miles across Japan to raise awareness about the 2011 Tsunami victims that are still suffering more than two years after the disaster took place.
The walk started September 11, in Sapporo (north of Japan) and is expected to end next November 17, in Kyushu (south).
For the walk, he called on his friends: Jiu-Jitsu black belt Mike Fowler and Fokai’s owner Roman Dela Cruz.
Fowler talks about how things have been on the walk: “I wasn’t able to join untill they got to Tokyo, so I will have walked half of the distance when we finish. During the walk, we even got to train Jiu-Jitsu twice, first at Rumina Sato’s gym in Odewara, and then at Yamane Gym, in Kyoto.”
Fowler also talks about the goal of the walk: “We are walking to raise awareness for the tsunami disaster in Tohoko. People there still suffer. Bringing attention to them as well as getting donations to help ease their hard time is what we are trying to do.”
During the walk, the trio rely on donations from people for food and shelter, but it’s not uncommon for them to spend nights outside.
The pictures posted on Inoue’s Facebook page show that his fans from Pride years are a great source of help, always bringing food and offering a place to rest.
The pics also show that many people have joined the walk for short (and not so short) distances.
If you want to help with donations to the cause of the tsunami victims, write Inoue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the walk, they will contact everyone.
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If you want to donate for the walk itself you can do a transfer to Fowler’s Pay Pal account at email@example.com.
Here’s a photo gallery of the walk from Inoue’s Facebook page.