Genki Sudo and World Order

Genki Sudo is a 32-year-old former mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competed for the Japanese-based fight organization K-1 Heros and was noted for his elaborate ring entrances and unorthodox fighting style. He is also an essayist, musician actor and, of course, dancer. This is a column about dancing!

Born in Tokyo, he did join the Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club where he practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He originally came to Los Angeles in the spring of 1998 to study at Santa Monica College, but dropped out.

What is he doing now? He’s part of a music/dance performance group called “World Order” and he composes the music and writes the lyrics and choreographs their videos. Genki Sudo is the director. Maedaya is the producer. The movie is by Fukunaga Takeshi and Retsu Motoyoshi. Hair and make up by Yukari Momotomi and Asami Sato.

World Order (links to videos)

See below for the lyrics for “Space Walker.”

世界のベール押しひらき

僕らは二つの声を聞く

耳当たりのよいきれいな嘘と

隙間埋める歪んだ真実

何がよくて何が悪いのか

真実はいつもパラドックス

ひとつの時代が終わりを告げて

眠りの中で目を覚ます

  • Opening the veil of the world
  • We hear two voices
  • Near one ear the good, clean lie
  • And the warped and buried truth
  • What is good? what is bad?
  • Truth is a paradox
  • Once the end of one era is broadcast
  • We wake up from sleep

銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム

夢見るサイクル 美しきダンス

1・2・銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム

今この瞬間を舞い踊るのさ

WORLD ORDER

The rhythm of the Milky Way, your idealism

The dream cycle, the beautiful dance

1, 2,

The rhythm of the Milky Way, your idealism

Now an instantaneous whirling dance

深い闇と希望の光

すべてが僕らの中に潜む

ひとつの時代が幕を開き

白い世界の橋渡し

  • The deep darkness and the light of hope
  • Everything lies hidden within (us)
  • One age opens the curtain
  • The mediation (bridge crossing) of the white world

銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム

夢見るサイクル 美しきダンス

1・2・銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム

今この瞬間を舞い踊るのさ WORLD ORDER

  • The rhythm of the Milky Way, your idealism
  • The dream cycle, the beautiful dance
  • 1, 2,
  • The rhythm of the Milky Way, your idealism
  • Now an instantaneous whirling dance

NO CHAOS, NO ORDER KNOW CHAOS, KNOW ORDER…

銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム

夢見るサイクル 美しきダンス

1・2・銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム

今この瞬間を舞い踊るのさ WORLD ORDER

  • The rhythm of the Milky Way, your idealism
  • The dream cycle, the beautiful dance
  • 1, 2,
  • The rhythm of the Milky Way, your idealism
  • Now an instantaneous whirling dance

Best of Genki Sudo

Genki Sudo at a Westside Tournament

World Order live performance in Hollywood

Lyrics for “Mind Shift“:

※ success, depress, ambition
progress, regress, recognition

目覚めとともに気づいた
見るもの触れるもの
感じていたこの世界
全てが幻だと

  • I woke up and noticed
  • The things I see, the things I touch
  • I feel in this world
  • Are all an vision/illusion

※ success, depress, ambition
progress, regress, recognition

外の世界、忘れ、捨てて、旅して
心の世界、感じ、求め、旅する

  • The outside world, I forget, I throw away, I journey on
  • In my inner world (my heart’s world), I feel, I request/ask, I travel

星空見上げれば
遥かな光瞬いて
君の愛思い出す
信じた心闇とかす

  • If I look up at the starry sky
  • at the lights twinkling in the distance
  • I remember your love
  • My heart believes and melts the darkness

※ success, depress, ambition
progress, regress, recognition

何を求め、走り、続け、旅して
答え求め、入り、続け、旅する

  • I seek something, I run, I continue, I travel
  • Responding, entering, continuing, I travel.

※ success, depress, ambition
progress, regress, recognition

外の世界、忘れ、捨てて、旅して
心の世界、感じ、求め、旅する
全ての世界、いつか、求め、旅して
手に入る世界、きっと、見つけ、旅する

  • The outer world, I forget, I throw away, I travel
  • The inner world, I feel, I ask, I travel
  • All the world at some point, asks and travels
  • When I get the world in my hand, I will discover, I will travel
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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

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