Ryo Sejiri

Tokyo’s top skateboarding talent

Ryo Sejiri performs at the H.L.N.A Skatepark in Odaoba, Tokyo, Japan on December 15th, 2014
© Yuta Yoshida / Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Ryo Sejiri. My discipline is skateboard street. I was born on 11 December 1996 in Nerima, Tokyo. My special talent is tech deck collecting. My philosophy of life is by taking things one step at a time, someday your dream will come true. My favourite food is Sushi.


Ryo Sejiri has been competing in skateboarding contests around Asia since he was able to stand. By the time he was 14, the young Japanese pro had already embarked on his path to skateboarding greatness, winning the All Japan Skateboard Association (AJSA) title not once, but twice!

The youngest ever AJSA Grand Champion took a spot on the Dew Tour in 2011, heading out to the US to skate with some of the world’s elite. In addition to his home-grown success – including a first place at the 2012 Real Toughness Tokyo competition – Ryo is always keen to show his skills at international level.

His ultimate goal is to win the prestigious Tampa Pro competition in Florida, where the king of the ramp takes a $20,000 cash prize and stands among legends such as Eric Koston, Greg Lutzka and P-Rod.

Back home in Nerima City, Tokyo – the birthplace of anime – Ryo takes it all in his stride combining his school commitments with every spare moment spent on his skateboard.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 2nd Place: Arnette O’Marisquiño XIV

      Vigo, Spain

  2. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: Mystic SK8 Cup 2014 – Street

      Prague, Czech Republic

  3. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Mystic Sk8 Cup 2013 – Street

      Prague, Czech Republic

  4. 2012
    1. 7th Place: World Cup – Street

      Ostia, Rome

    2. 1st Place: Real Toughness Tokyo

      Tokyo, Japan

  5. 2011
    1. 28th Place: Dew Tour – Street

      Portland, Oregon

  6. 2010
    1. 1st Place: AJSA Grand Champion