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Top Japanese riders Hiroshi Takahashi and Taku Izumi aim to conquer 2016 TKO

Hiroshi “Rosh” Takahashi and Taku “ADTac” Izumi (@tac69)  finished first and second in Japan’s premier Extreme Enduro, called G-Net earlier this year. For Takahashi, it was his second consecutive win at G-Net. After seeing media coverage and videos from the TKO, they knew they needed to test their skills on the challenging Tennessee terrain.

With the support of IRC Tire, Beta Japan and Beta USA, Takahashi and Izumi will try to conquer America’s top Extreme Enduro, the Kenda Tennessee Knockout at the Trials Training Center on Sunday, August 21st.

Taku "ADTac" Izumi
Taku “ADTac” Izumi finished second at Japan’s G-Net Enduro and wants to put in a strong finish at the Tennessee Knockout.
Hiroshi "Rosh" Takahashi
Hiroshi “Rosh” Takahashi has had a long, successful racing career and is the two time winner of Japan’s premier Extreme Enduro.

The top Japanese riders will compete against some of the World’s top off-road motorcycle racers including Cody Webb, the three time defending TKO champion and current AMA EnduroCross champion. Colton Haaker, the current FIM SuperEnduro World champion, Tennessee’s Mike Brown, who won the first two TKO events, South Africa’s Wade Young, 2016 winner of Italy’s Hells Gate Enduro and a long list of other top riders. Keep an eye on the results to see how the two Japanese riders fit in.

Graham Jarvis to offer his G-force Technical Riding Academy immediately after the 2016 TKO

Graham Jarvis - G-force Technical Riding Academy

Graham Jarvis, the 2013 King of Extreme Enduro, will be hosting his G-force Technical Riding Academy in August at the Trials Training Center (TTC) in the four days immediately following the 2016 Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro (TKO).

Dates/registration links for two clinics:

Graham JarvisSpectators are welcome at $20 per day. All spectators will be on foot. NO MOTORCYCLES.

Cameras and video will be allowed. And Graham will sign autographs.

The TTC accommodations page has information about cabins and camping. Use the TTC Contact us page for availability and to make reservations.

The details/description of the clinics from the Academy registration page:

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Brian Pierce’s Seat Time photo epic: 2014 TKO

Brian Pierce, Seat Time

Seat Time podcast

Brian Pierce at the offroad moto-journalism site Seat Time alerted us recently to one of his photo epics that he put together late last year on the 2014 TKO.

It’s not just a collection of a couple dozen terrific photos of the event arranged in a single linear gallery. He spices things up with witty and informative commentary throughout.  And he finishes it up with a YouTube video at the bottom.

Brian said he’ll be back at the TKO in August so he can create another photo epic for 2015. (Some of the competitors featured in his 2015 X Games Endurocross photo epic that he published last month will be at this year’s TKO.)

Click here to view the entire 2014 TKO Photo Epic:

Seat Time 2014 TKO photo epic