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Riki Choshu (b. Kwak Gwang-ung, later Mitsuo Yoshida, in 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese zainichi {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, famous for his work in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and other promotions. He started as an amateur wrestler, even reaching the 1972 Summer Olympics, but ended up joining NJPW after being scouted by Wrestling/AntonioInoki himself. He was initially a part of the company's babyface army, but being constantly OvershadowedByAwesome in most fields by Wrestling/TatsumiFujinami led him to revolt against the system and create a rogue faction named Kakumeigun. The rivalry between Choshu and Fujinami was so successful that the former decided to leave the promotion with his army, form a new symbolic company named Japan Wrestling Association and allying with Giant Baba's Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling. Having helped AJPW to reach prime time, Choshu and company returned to NJPW in a position of power, which didn't avoid them to clash against another rogue faction led by Wrestling/AkiraMaeda which had taken their place in their absence. Choshu would thrive despite all the odds and became the booker of NJPW, which he kept until his second departure in 2002. After trying luck with more companies, Fighting World of Japan and Riki Pro, and taking part on Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, he returned to New Japan once for all and resumed his position, which he keeps today.

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Riki Choshu (b. (born Kwak Gwang-ung, later Mitsuo Yoshida, in 1963) December 3, 1951)) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese zainichi {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, famous for his work in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and other promotions. He started as an amateur wrestler, even reaching the 1972 Summer Olympics, but ended up joining NJPW after being scouted by Wrestling/AntonioInoki himself. He was initially a part of the company's babyface army, but being constantly OvershadowedByAwesome in most fields by Wrestling/TatsumiFujinami led him to revolt against the system and create a rogue faction named Kakumeigun. The rivalry between Choshu and Fujinami was so successful that the former decided to leave the promotion with his army, form a new symbolic company named Japan Wrestling Association and allying with Giant Baba's Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling. Having helped AJPW to reach prime time, Choshu and company returned to NJPW in a position of power, which didn't avoid them to clash against another rogue faction led by Wrestling/AkiraMaeda which had taken their place in their absence. Choshu would thrive despite all the odds and became the booker of NJPW, which he kept until his second departure in 2002. After trying luck with more companies, Fighting World of Japan and Riki Pro, and taking part on Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, he returned to New Japan once for all and resumed his position, which he keeps today.


* TenMinuteRetirement: Retired once in 1998, he started wrestling again two years later.
* AffectionateParody: Has been parodied in Japanese entertainment, namely through a comedian who performs as Choshu look-alike "Koriki Choshu".
* TheApprentice: To Wrestling/AntonioInoki and Masa Saito.



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* BullyingADragon: Learned it the hard way when he went to United States to train with Wrestling/KarlGotch and tried to [[TooDumbToLive shoot on him]]. The German-Belgian wrestler swiftly reversed the lock and held it in a neck crack until he heard his vertebrae crack. After that, it's said that Choshu [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere got the first plane to Japan and didn't return]].
* TheChessmaster: Was once the main booker for NJPW.
* CoolTeacher: Trained Daisaku Shimoda, Hiroshi Hase, Kensuke Sasaki, Kuniyoshi Wada, Masahiko Kochi, Raijin Yaguchi and WALTER.



* [[IKnowKarate I Know Amateur Wrestling]]: A former Olympic wrestler.

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* [[IKnowKarate I Know Amateur Wrestling]]: A former Olympic wrestler. He also had some training in UsefulNotes/{{Judo}} in elementary school.
* OddFriendship: With Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, the fact he teamed with him in a PWFG show is weird enough given his attitude to shoot wrestling in general.


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* RingOldies: 66 years old and still wrestling.


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* StartMyOwn: Founded Japan Pro-Wrestling (JPW), World Japan Pro Wrestling (WJ), and Riki Pro. He also promotes an occasional series of events called "LOCK UP".

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Riki Choshu (b. Kwak Gwang-ung, later Mitsuo Yoshida, in 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese zainichi {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, famous for his work in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and other promotions. He started as an amateur wrestler, even reaching the 1972 Summer Olympics, but ended up joining NJPW after being scouted by Wrestling/AntonioInoki himself. He was initially a part of the company's babyface army, but being constantly OvershadowedByAwesome in most fields by Wrestling/TatsumiFujinami led him to revolt against the system and create a rogue faction named Kakumeigun. The rivalry between Choshu and Fujinami was so successful that the former decided to leave the promotion with his army, form a new symbolic company named Japan Wrestling Association and allying with Giant Baba's Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling. Having helped AJPW to reach prime time, Choshu and company returned to NJPW in a position of power, which didn't avoid them to clash against another rogue faction led by Wrestling/AkiraMaeda which had taken their place in their absence. Choshu would thrive despite all the odds and became the booker of NJPW, which he kept until his second departure in 2002. After trying luck with more companies, Fighting World of Japan and Riki Pro, and taking part on Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, he returned to New Japan once for all and resumed his position, which he keeps today.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riki_Choshu The Other Wiki]].

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* ArchEnemy:
** Genichiro Tenryu
** Had real life confrontations with Wrestling/AkiraMaeda, Wrestling/KojiKitao, the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation staff and other shoot wrestlers. In fact, Choshu is known as an anti-shoot-style militant.
* FinishingMove: Sasori-gatame (Scorpion Hold) and Riki Lariat.
* [[IKnowKarate I Know Amateur Wrestling]]: A former Olympic wrestler.
* PowerStable: New Wolves and Ishin Gundan.
* RedBaron: "Kakumei Senshi" ("Revolution Soldier").
* SadistTeacher: Has a reputation of being one for the NJPW Dojo.
* UrExample: Innovated the Sasori-gatame, better known as [[Wrestling/BretHart the Sharpshooter]] and/or [[Wrestling/{{Sting}} Scorpion Deathlock]].

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