Seiji Ishii

Seiji Ishii has enjoyed a lifetime of outdoor adventure and sports, from participant and competitor to coach and trainer, and finally as an editorial contributor. His interests have spanned cycling, climbing, motorcycling, backpacking, trail running, and training for all of it. He has also designed outdoor and off-road motorcycling gear. He lives in a wildlife refuge in Wimberley, TX with his daughter, itinerant dirtbags, a dog, and a cat. Read more of his musings at


About Seiji Ishii

Coach Seiji has been training outdoor athletes as an American College of Sportsmedicine certified trainer for 20+ years and has specialized in supercross/motocross for the last 10 years, culminating in 12+ amateur national championships and a professional championship. With the birth of his daughter Sequoia, Coach Seiji is determined to spend more time at home, reverting to his past life as a full-time climber, outdoor enthusiast, and gear designer. Joining the Gear Institute staff provides a productive outlet for his lifelong outdoor gear addiction and penchant for critical writing. An AMGA certified rock climbing guide and former competitive cyclist, Coach Seiji can be found at the cliffs, on the trails, or training for the next mountaineering trip when not enjoying his family and home in Wimberley, TX.

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