Takao Yoshida better known by his ring name Taka Michinoku is a Japanese professional wrestler[4] and former mixed martial artist. Michinoku is known in North America for his work for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) where he had the first ever WWF Light Heavyweight Championship reign recognized by the North American promotion. Michinoku is the founder and former promoter of Kaientai Dojo, where he also wrestled until 2019. In 2019, Michinoku started another promotion, Just Tap Out. Michinoku currently appears for New Japan Pro-Wrestling as a freelancer, where he is a member of Suzuki-gun.