The Animal Hamaguchi Wrestling Dojo (アニマル浜口レスリング道場), or the Animal Hamaguchi Training Gym, is one of the more known wrestling dojo’s in Japan, and is run by Heigo “Animal” Hamaguchi in Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japan. Many stars in Pro Wrestling have come from the dojo from past and present. Animal Hamaguchi is a former pro wrestler himself and spent much time in the USA and competed in both New Japan and All Japan in the 1980’s.
Hamaguchi would open the gym in 1987 as more of a gym for bodybuilders but would also move to a place for young talents to come together for an introductory training gym for those who want to be pro wrestlers.
The gym would have a strong emphasis on utilizing an amateur background as there is no pro wrestling style ring in the building, but many mats for Amateur, Judo, and many other forms of martial arts.
The talents that come to the gym are given the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and art of pro wrestling.
Notable Pro Wrestling to come from the gym.
Michiyoshi Ohara [1st Debut] (retired)
Satoshi Kojima [NJPW / 2nd Debut]
Shinjiro Otani [ZERO1 / 3rd Debut]
Yumeji Fugofugo [Free]
Tomoaki Honma [G-TALENT]
Nanako Kanda [Jd]
Tomoki Kanuka [Iwate PARAESTRA]
KING [Kageki Pro]
Yasuhito Namekawa [Team MAD]
Mamoru Okamoto [Free]
Naoki Seki [Free]
Hiromi Takahashi [Free]
Nanae Takahashi [Stardom]
Junji Tanaka [Kyushu]
Ichiro Yaguchi [Free]
Yutaka Yoshie [Free]
Akiya Anzawa [NJPW]
Yukinojo Echigo [BJW]
Yuka Isozaki [All Japan Joshi]
Milano Collection AT [NJPW/Toryumon]
Junya Miyagawa [Pancrase]
Wataru Sakata [Hustle MAN’S WORLD]
Masaru Seno [Osaka]
Hajime Suruga [AJPW]
Magnum TOKYO [Toryumon/HUSTLE]
Naohiko Yamazaki [BJW]
Kuniyoshi Wada [RikiPro]