Yohei Uchino

One of the best-known Japanese BMX Flatland riders in the world

ohei Uchino performs during the Launch Party at The Bund in Shanghai, China on March 21st 2014
© Fan Ping / Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Yohei Uchino. My discipline is BMX flatland. My friends call me Ucchie. I was born on 12 September 1982 in Hyogo, Japan. My special talent is snowboarding. My philosophy of life is to be balanced in everything. My favourite food is liver. My favourite music is anything that is cool.


Yohei Uchino, aka ‘Ucchie’, is one of Japan's best-loved flatland riders.

Not only does he compete with the world's top riders, but he also performs on stage, often appearing on TV and in magazines. He is also the inventor of the Ucchie Spin, a trick that came into fashion in 2003 and had a huge influence upon BMX Flatland riders all over the world.

In 2008, he became the first Japanese flatland rider to win the Voodoo Jam, a world championship event held in New Orleans, Lousiana. Then, in 2012, he claimed his second world title at the BMX Flatland World Circuit, Jomo Pro, in Joplin, Missouri, and again at the BMX Flatland World Circuit, King of Ground, on home soil. Such impressive accolades resulted in Yohei being voted as the best flatland rider in the NORA Cup in 2012.

And it was clear his good fortune had continued in 2013 and 2014, when he was once again crowned BMX Flatland World Circuit Champion.


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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 3rd Place: FLAT ARK BMX Flatland World Championships

      Kobe, Japan

  2. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Real City Spin

      Montreal, Canada

  3. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Flat Ark 2014

      Kobe, Japan

    2. BMX Flatland World Circuit Champion

      After his 1st place at Overground in São Paulo, Brazil

  4. 2013
    1. BMX Flatland World Circuit Champion

  5. 2012
    1. Award: NORA Cup Award - Best BMX Flatland Rider

    2. BMX Flatland World Circuit Champion

    3. 1st Place: JoMoPro contest - BMX Flatland World Circuit

      Missouri, USA