Shinya is an Instructor at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore. A Black Belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, he is the current ONE FC Lightweight World Champion. He was also the DREAM FC Lightweight World Champion. Shinya is widely regarded as the #1 pound-for-pound MMA fighter in Asia. He brings over 20 years of martial arts experience to Evolve MMA, competing at the highest levels in the world. He is currently the top BJJ Black Belt in Japan, and he has won every major BJJ tournament in Japan. For MMA, Shinya Aoki has won every major title in Japan including Shooto, DEEP, and DREAM.
He holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the legendary Yuki Nakai, the 1st BJJ Black Belt in Japan under Carlos Gracie Jr.