Kitamura represented Japan in international competitions in freestyle and greco-roman wrestling from 2006 to 2010. After he was convicted of doping with anabolic steroids in 2011 after which he switched to mixed martial arts competition.
He then joined New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2017. He suffered a concussion March 2018, then injured his left hand in training to return to the ring and decided to hang up his boots for good.
He now concentrates on bodybuilding.
- "Japanese-Made Karelin"
- "Wrestling Monster"