RHYMES SPORTS CONSULTING

TO PROTECT.
TO BREAK THROUGH.
TO LEAVE.

RHYMES SPORTS CONSULTING

BUSINESS

SPORTS BUSINESS CONSULTING

We will be the fitting piece to fulfill the needs of sports business

The sports business market in Japan has reached a new stage.
Because of automation and AI, people are given more free time in their daily lives. Those excess times will surely be spent on sports entertainment, thus the need for it to progress.
Sports business has great potential, including monetizing from new digital platforms. It is important that these opportunities will be approached by various viewpoints.
RHYMES SPORTS CONSULTING will support and push forward each businesses from all angles and methods.

Management Support

We provide management support for any team, league and organization. We can assist you on a advisory basis as well as hands-on support. We will support each client fulfilling their management needs.

Business Development Support

From entering the e-SPORTS league with business aspirations to next-gen technology using Blockchain, we will be a one-stop solution for “TECH and SPORTS” business enterprises with team members who have the right knowledge and connections in the field.

Digital Marketing Support

We will assist sports businesses to have an in-house digital marketing platform, as well as creative direction and marketing design. We also assist app development and website design.

Monetizing Support

We will support our client`s business monetizing plans, including ticket sales, broadcasting rights, sponsorships, and merchandising from various angles and ideas. These 4 factors of monetization will be pursued from intense research and development.

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ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

We will develop athletes not only skill wise but as people, and support them throughout their careers as well as post-career.

The Only Program in Japan Specialized on Basketball Players

RHYMES SPORTS CONSULTING is proud to say that we have the unique and only program specialized on basketball players.
We focus on player development, making them better athletes, as well as providing them with partnerships that can grow them as businessmen.
We not only support basketball players, but also coaches and athletes of other sports.

SHOE HURRY is the Concept

shoe hurry!
TO PROTECT

SHOE(守)

– Protect and follow what is being taught.

The 守 part of ShoeHurry is to follow the teachings of your masters. Follow them exactly as being taught is the key.
It is important to learn as much as possible as athletes and businessmen.

TO BREAK THROUGH

HUR(破)

– Break through the teachings.

The 破 part of ShoeHurry is understanding many ways of the teachings, and try to match them to fit your development.
You are now at a level to widen your viewpoints, and to make development-related decisions on your own. This skill is essential to being a first-class athlete as well as a businessman.

TO LEAVE

RY(離)

– Graduate and create your own.

The 離 part of ShoeHurry is a stage where you are able to create something original by yourself.
There is a new world waiting for you, once you have reached this stage.
Business partners should always strive to reach this pinnacle, to see this new world together.

SPORTS COMMUNITY

We will create a high-engagement sports community.

The birth of a passionate sports community depends on making many communities work together.
This includes sports businessmen, athletes, coaches, casual fans, core fans.
RHYMES SPORTS CONSULTING will provide a platform where communities can gather online/offline, breaking information borders between those communities.

RHYMES SPORTS COMMUNITY

ABOUT

MISSION

Connection Between People

To be honest and trustworthy – is essential as businessmen, more so as people.
We value this as an organization and make this as roots of establishment, because we provide consultation which is valued mostly by intangible factors.

Know more about RHYMES

MEMBER

MASATAKA TAIRA

CEO

MASATAKA TAIRA

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Born 1982
Graduated from Nihon University

To fulfill his life goal “To Change Basketball in Japan”, he started his career at a IT startup to learn about business.
He transferred to Trans Cosmos Inc. through M&A, and received multiple awards for top sales and new ideas for business.

In 2011 he joined GREE inc. as a team member for app startups. He was a producer for multiple top selling games in the market, his success due to his skills to build alliances and developer relations.

He joined METAPS inc. in 2014 as a producer for ad platforms. He created an ad analytic tool METAPS ANALYTICS, which was a huge factor in the company going public on August 2015.

By being a leader for business countrywide, he learned about IPOs, joint ventures, public/private funding, and creating subsidiaries.

He also consulted for companies worldwide, using his career knowledge.

Through Rhymes Sports Consulting, he has taken part in player development, branding, supporting careers, and business followups. He has joined several management groups for sports teams as well as startups.

MARK KAIJIMA

DIRECTOR

MARK KAIJIMA

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Born 1980
Grew up in Utah, USA

In his early 20s, he became a sports agent and a translator for the Anaheim Angels (MLB). He has managed for consulting companies as well as sports agencies.

Has over 10K followers as an influencer in the social media community. He now is a skills coach for pro basketball players, and a player agent.

in charge of player development and management as RHYMES Inc.

TERU IKEDA

FIBA AGENT

TERU IKEDA

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Born 1988
From Toronto, Ontario

Officially licensed FIBA agent of RHYMES SPORTS CONSULTING.

Through his career at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, he became embedded in Canadian basketball and started to write columns about the players and other issues.

In 2018, began to write articles for the Canadian basketball media site ON POINT.

Has a strong relationship with basketball players in North America. For RHYMES he is in charge of agent work for players worldwide.

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RYAN BUHAIN

SHOE HURRY SKILLS TRAINER

RYAN BUHAIN

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Founder of 2 Hands Basketball

Based in the greater Kissimmee/Orlando Florida area, Ryan Buhain has been training basketball players since 2014.

He started his basketball skills training career working for the world famous IMG Academy located in Bradenton, Florida. During his tenure at IMG, he has worked with hundreds of players from around the world including players from countries such as Russia, Greece, Ukraine, Mexico, and players from all over the United States.

He has also worked with NBA/Overseas Pros at IMG such as Iman Shumpert (Sacramento Kings), Moe Harkless (Portland Trailblazers), Rodney Hood (Cleveland Cavaliers) and other pro players in NBA / Overseas. In 2015, Ryan branched out on his own in Central Florida as the founder of 2 Hands Basketball to train basketball players in his hometown Kissimmee, Florida. His demand has grown in a worldwide market as Ryan runs basketball skills camps in Thailand, Japan, and Philippines and other countries.

The most notable player who has trained under 2 Hands Basketball is NBA ALL STAR, Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets. Ryan is also a Bachelors Degree of Science holder, majoring in Sports and Exercise Science – Human Performance at the University of Central Florida. He now trains thousands of players every year locally, nationally and internationally.

Vice President / Co – Founder of Skills Stop Orlando INC.
Global Basketball Skills Clinician

YUDAI HOSHINO

RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT

YUDAI HOSHINO

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Born 1989
From Tokyo, Japan

Played basketball at an early age, and played American football as Aoyama Gakuin University.

After university, he joined NOMURA SHOKEN. He was in charge of asset management for medical practitioners as well as CEOs. He later joined LEVERAGES Inc. and recorded top sales as a recruitment agent.

At RHYMES SPORTS CONSULTING, he is assisting current and former athletes with their post-career and dual career occupations.

CEO of AMPORT Inc.

TOSHIHIDE ISOBE

ATTORNY IN CHARGE

TOSHIHIDE ISOBE

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Born 1982
From Tochigi, Japan

Current lead attorney for ADVANCE, a legal professional corporation. Through his mission statement “high quality, easy to understand legal service for all”, he is providing legal solutions for many.

After incorporating in 2014, he was 8 offices countrywide with over 100 clients, ranging from startups to public corporations.

In his school days, he played baseball and table tennis. He now is an avid golfer, often playing with VIPs.

In 2018, he started ADVANCE SPORTS MANAGEMENT, a sports management agency to support athletes and growth of the sports as a whole. In charge of asset management, agent work, post-career assistance, and startup support.

He is not only an attorney but owns a license in tax, administrative scrivener, social insurance and security, and patents.

He is an expert in visas for overseas athletes, asset management for players, insurance, copyrights for logos and their likenesses.

As an attorney in charge for RHYMES SPORTS CONSULTING, he will support TEAM SHOE HURRY! from all aspects from a legal standpoint.

Lead attorney for ADVANCE, a legal professional corporation
CEO of ADVANCE SPORTS MANAGEMENT
Licened agent for Japan Professional Baseball Players Association
Registration Intermediary for Japan Football Association (JFA)
Member of Japan Sports Law Research Society