Baki Hanma mets his friend Keechi Ando at his cabin in the woods. He tells him how he lost the match to Yuri Chakovsky. Ando tells baki to stay with him for a month and he will make him strong enough to defeat Yuri. Ando also tell Baki he needs to eat more to get more strength. Back at home Kaoru Hanayama is actively looking for Baki to challenge him. Baki tells Ando he wants to spend one night at the cave of the beast of Yasha Crag. Ando tells Baki nobody who has faced the beast has lived. Regardless Baki spends the night at the entrance to the cave. Later that night The Yasha Ape apears and almost kills Baki but he is saved by Ando. Baki manage to set the beast on fire but not before he brutally mangled Ando. Baki calls for Ando to get Airlifted to the nearest hospital so they can treat his wounds. Baki then begins to Physical Training like Ando taught him. Baki pushes himself until he starts to get an Endorphin rush, from that moment on he pushes himself beyond his limit.
Famous for creating Baki the Grappler. Before becoming an artist he serve in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.He also holds a degree in Shorinji Kempo, and has competed in the National Sports Festival of Japan.