MMA legend and BJJ black belt Enson Inoue has been retired from MMA since 2004 (he had a short comeback fight in 2010), but he has started training Jiu-Jitsu again in 2016 after taking a 10 year break from the sport.
Inoue has long been retired from MMA but what nobody could’ve predicted is that he’ll find his new role as a healer of all things.
Hawaii-born Inoue is now working as a humanitarian and a helpful healer by making bracelets.
“Every bracelet has its own property. So you can get it for ailments, energy, or good luck. Some people like to come in and make them for Vegas,” said Inoue.
In Japan, many believe the bracelets offer protection, and, if broken while worn, will absorb negative energy intended for the wearer.
“A friend gave me a bracelet and I used to wear it. I got into two car accidents. I totalled two Mercedes-Benz and only had a fat lip from the airbag — that’s it. But both times my bracelet broke,” stated Inoue.
After those experiences, Inoue learned how to string together the stones. First, for himself, then others. Eventually, his hobby turned into a business.
“It is something I really enjoy doing. It is exciting for me to make it to see how that is going to come out,” added Inoue.
“I love to watch it. I’ve become a fan. So I support mixed martial arts, but as far as getting back in the ring I have no desire. I am done,” stated Inoue.
“I’ve learned the true happiness of giving,” said the 50-year-old.
Inoue now believes crystals are a way to help people. In the past 6 years he’s been selling them and he’s developed quite a fanbase.
“From punching people to making something to make them feel better, and I guess it’s the transitional life from tough guy to nice guy,” said Inoue.