Christian Rosha Hosoi (// hoh-SOY; born October 5, 1967) is an American expert skateboarder. He will be recognized by the nicknames “Christ” and “Holmes”.
Hosoi is married to former nightclub dancer Jennifer Lee and has 4 sons, James Hosoi, Rhythm Hosoi (from a earlier relationship), Traditional Hosoi and Limitless Hosoi. He’s in the intervening time residing in Huntington Seaside, California.
Hosoi was lastly captured in January 2000 on the Honolulu airport. He was apprehended whereas attempting to maneuver virtually 1.5 lb (0.68 kg) of crystal methamphetamine from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
He was charged with trafficking with the intent to distribute. He was sentenced to 10 years’ incarceration, of which he served 4 and was launched from the San Bernardino Central Detention Middle in June 2004.
In 1995, Hosoi was arrested on two minor offences, and a warrant for his arrest was issued for failing to look in court docket docket. To steer clear of arrest, Hosoi stopped attending competitions and demos, along with declining an invitation to the first X Video games (then the Excessive Video games), which was going to be marketed as a renewed rivalry between Hawk and Hosoi.
Hosoi’s skilled career began to falter as a recession hit the US inside the early Nineties and the model new highway skating stars began to overshadow vertical riders in media safety. Hosoi confronted chapter after financial difficulties with a sequence of failed skateboard firms like Tuff Sk8s, Sk8 Kultur, Milk, and Focus, together with a rising dependancy to medication.
When highway skating began to emerge inside the mid-to-late ’80s, Hosoi confirmed experience there, worthwhile every the vert and highway contests on the Lotte Cup contest in Japan in 1989.
Hosoi invented the Christ Air and Rocket Air. In 1984 he formed his private agency, Hosoi Skates, first distributed by the use of Cranium Skates, then by the use of NHS-INC.
Christian Hosoi emerged as a competitor of vertical driving alongside such professionals as Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Lester Kasai, and Mark “Gator” Rogowski
Hosoi started skating at seven or eight years earlier with veterans similar to Shogo Kubo, Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, and Jay Adams as his idols. His father, Ivan “Pops” Hosoi turned the supervisor of the Marina Del Rey Skatepark, and Christian hand over school and spent his time there the place he developed his expertise. In 1979, as an beginner, Hosoi was sponsored by Powell Peralta. He left Powell Peralta a 12 months later as soon as they would not allow him to point out expert and joined Dogtown Skateboards. Shortly thereafter, Dogtown went out of enterprise. Christian turned skilled on the age of 14 with Sims Skateboards.
Hosoi was born on October 5, 1967 to a father of Japanese descent from Hawaii, and his mother is of Euro-American descent. He grew up in Los Angeles and Hawaii.