Nobuyuki Kikuchi is currently the principle at the Incorporated Educational Institution, Nanryo Gakuen, where he has helped improve bullying, truancy, academic underachievement and drop out rates. Kikuchi is a former world champion of Shoto Karate and has excelled in many other karate competitions. In addition to being a principle, he holds a prominent position as an administrative director at the NPO Incorporated Japan Karate Shoto Federation. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Kikuchi will be one of the karate trainers. Kikuchi believes that both education and sports require the harmony of mind, skill and body, which cannot be achieved without health. He is a highly sought-after motivational speaker at schools, community organizations and companies throughout Japan, where talks about the importance of health and education for the younger generations.