When professional baseball player, Kenshin Kawakami, was struggling with a lingering back injury, he sought relief by wearing a compression wrap beneath his uniform belt. This gave him some much-needed back support, but got in the way of his pitching motion. He knew there had to be a better solution.

Kawakami, along with and our founder, Taka Yokoi, began collaborating on a training belt that could provide core support without inhibiting movement. Through this partnership, and a lot of trial and error, the Core Energy Belt was created.


Today, the Core Energy Belt has been embraced by hundreds of athletes across MLB and professional Japanese baseball teams. This includes 20 of the 24 players on the gold medal-winning Japanese National Team in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Kawakami, our first testimonial, continues to advocate for the belt’s use, having experienced its benefits firsthand.

Core Energy Belts have been widely adopted by professional baseball players. It’s worn by over 80% of Japanese professional players, and its popularity is growing across the world. The company has sold over 100,000 belts since launching.

While our belt’s roots are planted in baseball, Core Energy Belts have since ventured beyond the ballpark to support athletes in various sports. We have expanded our product line, incorporating high-quality materials and cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of pro and amateur athletes everywhere.


A belt should do more than just be part of your uniform - it should provide vital support to your lower back and core. The Core Energy Belt is designed for exactly that. Made with high-quality, high-tech materials, our belt offers a perfect blend of strength and flexibility. It supports your performance without sacrificing movement and allows you to excel on the plate, field, or wherever your sport takes you.