Height: 5'8" (173cm)
Weight: 194 lbs
Shoji is most known as being a regular in almost all the beginning Pride FC Mixed Martial Art events. Shoji was in every Pride event from Pride 1 to Pride 7, and was part of the first Pride open weight Grand Prix in 2000. Shoji was consistently a regular in Pride, and moved from Heavyweight to Light Heavyweight (Middleweight in Pride) due to his smaller stature.
Though Shoji has an losing record, he gained much popularity for his die hard spirit, and his willingness to take on all comers, including the likes of Mark Coleman, Mauricio Rua, Igor Vovchanchyn, and 7 foot tall Semmy Schilt.
According to fight commentator Stephen Quadros during one of the Pride FC events; Shoji writes out his Will before every competition in case he is killed during the fight.