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.Read more