Cyrus "Black Dynamite" Washington vs. Alex Berrios

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 Joe “Formiga” Cortez vs. Eric Peebles – Art of Striking

Eric Peebles vs. Joe "Formiga" Cortez - Shin Do Kumate XVII - art of strikingEric Peebles vs Joe "Formiga" Cortez - Shin Do Kumate XVII - August 20th 2016

This evening’s event is full of energy and excitement!  The first bout of the evening is Eric Peebles vs Joe “Formiga” Cortez. Both strikers come into the ring with intensity and power, ready to dominate their opponent. The first round started with Eric Peebles having the initiative and cornering Cortez, Cortez responded with intense combos that lead to two knock downs. Round two brings more action from Cortez who is trying to make up for round one. While Cortez tried he couldn’t push himself passed Peebles reach and spent most of round two in the corner. Round three brings Peebles coming out strong trying to win the judges over in the last round, his plan worked and he wins by TKO in the last round.

Winner: Eric Peebles

 Johnny “Speed” Garcia vs. Richard Grindle – Art of Striking

Rich Grindle taking a straight kick from Johnny "Speed" GarciaRich Grindle vs Johnny "Speed" Garcia - Shin Do Kumate XVII

The second match of the night is Johnny “Speed” Garcia vs Richard Grindle, both fighters are wishing to go home with the win for their pro debut. Garcia comes out of his corner strong trying to make his presence known in the ring. Grindle his opponent returns every blow with the same power both hoping for a knockout or a win by decision. Garcia and Grindle are two very evenly matched fighters who stayed close to one another trying to gain the upper hand. Round two was all about who had more stamina and would be able to last and come out stronger in the final round.

Is Garcia going to be able to keep this speed and corner Grindle? Both fighters are giving all they got to knockdown the opposition. The crowds excitement was heard when Grindle cornered Garcia and had him on the ropes. The match ended by unanimous decision giving Grindle the win.

Winner: Richard Grindle

 Avery Mcphatter vs. Warren Thompson

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The third match of the night after the previous bout is between Avery McPhatter and Warren Thompson. Warren enters the ring with the street fighter theme song making a statement about how this fight was going to go. Avery proceeded to pump up the crowd with his Techno entrance. This match and the following matches are all full Thai rules with elbows. The match started with a different pace with Avery and Warren taking a calculative defensive approach.

Warren had control in round one. Using his experience to feel Avery out and keep him at bay. Avery being an aggressive fighter tried to push Warren around. Round two started with Avery becoming even more aggressive trying to match Warren’s spike in energy. With the fight going on to too round three both fighters gave it their all and tried to win the judges or possible knockout their opponent. The winner was decided by split decision in favor of Warren “Fire Dragon” Thompson. Another great display of the art of striking.

Winner: Warren Thompson

 Chris Burgett vs. Michael Stripling

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The fourth match of this interesting and powerful evening consist of Chris Burgett vs Michael Stripling. Both fighters enter the ring with classic rock music.

First round displayed great movement and technique from both fighters. Round two started with Strippling rushing into the fight and getting countered which knocked him down. Burgett is in control in Round two, with both fighters trading strikes that leads to the first match of the night with blood in the ring.  By the peak of round three, you can see the stamina dropping from both fighters. With round three ending with no knockouts and tired fighters we took to the score cards to determine the winner. The judges declared Chris Burgett the winner of bout four.

With a ten minute intermission Bob Alexander welcomed the Chairman of MKM Knockout Promotions onto the stage to say a few words to the crowd.

Winner: Chris Brugett

 Johncy “The Kickboxer” Lindor vs. Johnny Baldridge

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After the intermission and the great display of passion from the previous fight, will Johncy Lindor and Johnny Baldrige be able to top the previous few fights? Johncy who has fought for Shin Do Kumate before is a tough opponent and Johnny Baldrige is hoping to break his winning streak. Johncy got the first major hit on Johnny throwing him of his track. Johnny recovers quickly though and continues to exchange with Johncy.

The crowd’s excitement went through the roof when Johncy landed his spinning back fist. Round two shows Johncy really targeting Johnny’s leg pounding the same area he hurt in round one. Johncy landed a low blow when his inside leg kick came too high; however, Johnny used this to fuel him and come back harder. Johnny answers with a shin kick knocking down Johncy.

Both fighters are relentless trying to show the judges they deserve the win.  Last round sees Johncy tearing down Johnny’s leg with continuous strikes forming a nice bruise. While Johnny showed lots of heart and tried to fight off the pain forming in his leg the winner was decided by TKO. Such a good display of the art of striking.

Winner: Johncy Lindor

Maros Pacan vs. John Morehouse

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John Morehouse enters to the tune of country music. Maros Pacan follows suit keeping his cool and staying focused on his fight. Morehouse from Wisconsin, is a fighter with experience and various knockouts on his belt.  His opponent Maros Pacan is making his pro debut from Slovakia. Morehouse is very precise on his spacing, while Pacan is trying on getting on Morehouse range.

The first round is very passive while both fighters start to feel each other out. Round two started with similar pace, but it picked up half way through. Pacan who is the shorter of the two fighters is slipping under Morehouse’s reach and taking advantage. With Morehouse not being able to keep Pacan away he has a hard time with his technique. The winner of this bout was decided by split decision in favor of Maros Pacan. Perfect display of the art of striking.

Winner: Maros Pacan

Co-main Event Alex Berrios vs. Cyrus Washington

Alex Berrios vs Cyrus "Black Dynamte" Washington - Shin Do Kumate XVIIAlex Berrios vs Cyrus "Black Dynamte" Washington - Shin Do Kumate XVII

The co-main event of the night is between local fighter Alex Berrios and Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington. The crowd has been waiting for this moment where two World Class fighters meet and leave it all in the ring.  After the more passive action fight from the previous bout the crowd is ready for some heavy hitters. Alex Berrios will be fighting to take down one of the best Muay Thai fighters in the world Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington. Alex enters with Salsa and continues to dance into the ring showing he is confident and ready to fight, which perfectly portrays his style and personality. Cyrus comes out strong, but calm which just like Alex portrays the man he is out of the ring.

The fight starts with the fighters trading blows and Cyrus losing his balance. Alex keeps striking Cyrus with various kicks keeping him on the outside. The fighters are evenly match keeping the fight moving at exciting pace. Cyrus won’t budge and reciprocates with power. Round two starts with Alex Berrios attacking Cyrus’s leg, and Cyrus going for heavy blows trying to knock Alex back.

This grudge match has the crowd out of their seat. Both fighters are still evenly match and have a lot of stamina which only shows the training and caliber of each fighter. Round three begins with various trades of strikes each fighter trying to either knock each other out or win the judges in the last round. They proceed to keep trading blows and landing heavy strikes knocking each other down at one point and both quickly getting up.  Such a good show of sportsmanship, tradition, and passion. The winner was decided by unanimous decision with Alex Berrios winning.

Winner: Alex Berrios

Main Event Tony Leone vs. Pedro Cassoma

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The main event has a lot to top, which should be easy to do with dynamic fighters like Tony Leone and Pedro Cassoma entering the ring. Tony and Pedro introduction has the crowd screaming.  The main event started with relentless action and strikes Pedro who is new to Shin Do Kumate comes out strong dominating the first round. Both fighters are hungry for the last win of the night. Tony counters one of Pedro kicks and proceed to land three consecutive counter punches knocking Pedro back. Round two starts with an explosion of punches from Leone, while Cassoma goes with Kicks.

We start to see Leone slowly fade as Pedro makes his desire to win much known. This is the third bloody match of the night. Leone shin is a bloody mess from the kicks and blocks coming his way and the ones he is exchanging. Cassoma is getting the upper hand pressuring Tony more and more back into the ropes. Round three begins after they examine Tony’s shin. With him cleared to go Tony enters the ring with his trainer’s advice of just using his hands. Cassoma keeps pressuring Tony to the corner and his pressure is nonstop not giving Tony enough to breathe or execute his techniques. Winner was decided by unanimous decision with Pedro Cassoma obtaining his first win with Shin Do Kumate.

Winner: Pedro Cassoma

The night ended with wonderful displays of passion, heart, and skill. Showcasing again the best of the best Muay Thai fighters in the sport. We look forward to the next event and the next batch of devastating fighters.

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Shin Do Kumate XVII Fights Gallery – Art of Striking

Michael Stripling vs Chris Burgett - Shin Do Kuamte XVII

Strykerz presents Top World-Class fighters at Shin Do Kumate XVII this Saturday at 7pm at the Bradenton Area Convention Center – The Quest for the Greatest Martial Arts Warrior features high caliber professional Muay Thai fighters such as Cyrus Washington, Alex Berrios, Tony Leone, Pedro Cassoma and more.

Experience an exciting night filled with technical skills and knockouts. Strykerz Shin Do Kumate XVII brings  a new element to the combat sports world that MMA cannot bring to the arena. The co-main event is an anticipated grudge match between Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington, a fighter with over 100 fights, and Alex Berrios, another high caliber Muay Thai fighter from Tampa, Florida. The main event features Tony Leone vs. Pedro Cassoma, two highly talented strikers, whose hunger for the win will generate a climatic finale to the show.

Some of the most popular combat sports today are Muay Thai, Brazilian Jujitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, wrestling, Judo, and mixed martial arts. Shin Do Kumate XVII offers an all pro bout card with a tremendous line up, this will be a great opportunity for fight fans who have yet to experience the true art and culture of Muay Thai and to watch it full force at a professional level. Muay Thai as a combat sport is the art of 8 limbs (8 points of contact). In addition to the jab and cross, there is also the left and right knees, elbow strikes, and leg kicks. In Muay Thai there is no ground fighting or grappling, just striking and clinches.

You can watch this exciting combat sport live if you live in the Tampa Bay or Manatee County area in Florida. This event is also available live Pay Per View via FITE TV internationally. Purchase Strykerz Pay-Per-View for $14.95. Click Here To Watch Shin Do Kumate XVII.

“We Don’t Tap Out, We Knock-Out”.

 

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John "Musclebot" Rivera - Muay Thai fighter and Boxing Instructor - John Rivera

John Rivera is not new to the ring. He has a vast amount of experience as strikers and Muay Thai fighters.  He has fought over 135 matches in the ring. His skill, determination, and passion has mold him to take on any difficult challenge. He is not just a Muay Thai fighter, he is also a boxing instructor, and personal trainer. John Rivera will be participating in future Shin Do Kumate events, and his charisma will bring fans of Muay Thai to the ring.

John Rivera Fight Record

John Rivera- Pro Record: 26-4
Amateur record: 99-10

What attracted John Rivera to Muay Thai?

I was first introduced into Muay Thai by my original Coach Steve Bruno of American Top Team Coconut Creek – This individual transformed me into a machine. There was no stopping of goals nor training he’s pushed me to limits above and beyond life’s imagination then along came along my 1st Kru. Kru Rungmueangnook Chutiphat aka Master Cha he took me as his personal disciple and believe you me I did not truly know what a disciple was until I met Master Cha. He would train for hours on end and I’m talking about 2-3 hrs straight. I felt his love and passion for this beloved art and so did I. Once my Kru left the state of Florida I regained another teach by the name of Alan Bowonthamachakr. He bestows humility, kindness to the art of Muay Thai which I dearly love. For him I give my solitude in holding the pride of Muay Thai.

Tell us about John Rivera (single/married, kids, career, hobbies).

I’m a full time boxing instructor and personal training. I work at title boxing club Nashville and help people get in shape. I fight professional Muay Thai on the side and also train full time.

What surprises people about you?

My fight name stands for it’s self – John “The Musclebot” Rivera – The Musclebot signifies a Machine of Muscle that does not know when to stop or how to stop. I just keep going and going even at my present age probably you can say senior version of the Energizer Bunny – lol…..

How long have you been training in Muay Thai?

I’ve been training in Muay Thai since 2007 when I first came to Florida so you can actually say approximately 9 yrs.

What drives and motivates you as you train for your fight and what is it about Muay Thai that inspires you?

My family – MOM & DAD they have always been my inspiration they’ve been through so much in life and the changes that I’ve made has made them proud of me. I have turned negatives into positives and what parent wouldn’t want that for their children. I’ve always been a surviving fighter in life’s ordeal and one thing I can actually say not once have I given up. For my parents never gave up on raising us children so why should I give up on them.

What are your goals?

My goals are to help others achieve the unachievable. We tend to stop short of what and who we truly are before we actually begin. I just want to show others that if you have the will to do something that there is nobody in God’s world that can stop you from reaching your goal. I want no fame, no glory just a humble smile in knowing that I’ve pushed other’s to be whatever they wanted to be in life….

How has Muay Thai changed your life for the better?

Muay Thai has made me more humble and to see the tranquility of life’s offerings is what I might say is priceless. The beauty of Muay Thai has transformed me into more of a spiritual individual for Muay Thai is about peace not about constant battle nor ego. For ego and battle are the twines of darkness. I thrive to the white light and the path of clear thought of humility, justice and peace.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

Well that I love to dance at any given moment as soon as I hear some Salsa Music. And I’m always a clown and practical joker especially when training….

DJ Miller is a great Muay Thai fighter, that will be fighting in future Shin Do Kumate tournaments. His skill, determination, and passion has prepare him to take on any new challenge. He has a vast amount of experience  in striking and a career in the art of 8 limbs. D.J. Miller created a lifestyle that allows him to immerse himself in the sport of Muay Thai. Since the first time that D.J. stepped foot in a Muay Thai gym and fighting ring, he knew that Muay Thai was going to become a lifestyle.

Below is his fight record, interview and highlights.

DJ Miller Fight Record

DJ Miller – Pro Record: 2-1 with 2 ko’s at 155lbs.
Amateur record: 26-6

Title: 13 – Two time Team USA fighter competing in Brazil and Canada.

What attracted DJ Miller to Muay Thai?

I watched a movie about it “The Protector” and I never really was interested in mma. Muay Thai is more than a sport, it has culture and tradition

Tell us about yourself (single/married, kids, career, hobbies).

I’m a full time boxing instructor and personal training. I work at title boxing club Nashville and help people get in shape. I fight professional muay thai on the side and also train full time.

What surprises people about you?

My sense of humor and kindness.

How long have you been training in Muay Thai?

Been training since 2008

What drives and motivates you as you train for your fight and what is it about Muay Thai that inspires you?

My teammates and fans motivate me. They always expect nothing less of the best from me.

What are your goals?

To be one of the greatest American fighters if all time.

How has Muay Thai changed your life for the better?

It gave me self esteem and confidence. I was a victim of high school bullying.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I’m right handed but I fight as a southpaw.

MMA Fight Fans

MMA Fight Fans Attending Muay Thai Fights. On UFC Fight Night? Saturday, August 20th is THE night for fight fans. Interestingly, instead of MMA fight fans heading to the nearest sports bar to watch the UFC Pay Per View broadcast, they’re buying up tickets to Strykerz Muay Thai fights.  This is good news for the Muay Thai industry. It’s becoming clear that fight fans are now steering towards a new style of fighting… the Art of Eight Limbs.

Shin Do Kumaté Strykerz is an all pro bout card featuring top world-class Muay Thai fighters. The upcoming fighter line up includes Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington vs Alex Berrios. Both of these high caliber Muay Thai fighters have trained in Thailand and have an extensive fight record competing in amateur fights along with having strong pro fight records. This will be a bout that will go down in history in the international Muay Thai community, as word has it that this may be a grudge match between their fight camps. Other strong fighters on the Strykerz fight card include Tony Leone, Pedro Cassoma, John Morehouse, Vince McGuinness, Michael Stripling, Johncy Lindor, and many more. Total bouts of the nights are 9 bouts.

MMA Fight Fans Are Drawn To Stand Up Elbow Fights

MMA fight fans are evidently drawn to full contact stand up fights with elbows. August 20th Strykerz bouts will be a test of technique, striking skills, knees, and elbows to the head and body. The Shin Do Kumate slogan “We Don’t Tap Out, We Knockout” is finally turning heads.

Local papers are including write ups. Here’s an article David Wilson from Bradenton Herald title Muay Thai Coming to Local Ring. For tickets to the August 20th live event at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, visit ShinDoKumate.com or Ticket Master under the event name: Strykerz Pro Muay Thai Fights.

Alex Berrios using a Muay Thai Technqiue

Alex Berrios will be fighting on Shin Do Kumate XVII. He will be facing no other than an experience and well known Muay Thai fighter Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington. The event will be taking place at Bradenton Area Convention Center. The date of the event is August 20th at 7pm. This fight will show the determination, passion, and skill that these two Top World-Class fighter have attain. Tickets are on Sale Now!

What attracted Alex Berrios to Muay Thai?

As a child I always looked up to boxers. When my family moved to East Asia, my father would tell me stories about Thai boxing on his travels to Thailand. It seemed like something out of reach and too hard for most people. I love the fact that I can compete in an art that I hold to such high esteem.

Tell us about yourself (single/married, kids, career, hobbies).

No children yet, and unmarried. Which leaves me with more time to tinker with my motorcycle, spend hours in the gym and hobbies including flying airplanes, learning computer programming, trail biking, and cooking. I really enjoy my day job as a mechanical engineer. I love that I design products thousands and thousands of people use everyday and overseeing the manufacture of my designs with a great company.

What surprises people about Alex Berrios?

I am very optimistic and fun loving. People would probably be surprised to learn that I am a full-time mechanical engineer and an instrument rated private pilot.

How long have you been training in Muay Thai?

I have been training Muay Thai since 2005.

What drives and motivates you as you train for your fight and what is it about Muay Thai that inspires you?

I am driven by the fact that I have one life to live and training muay Thai is the closest I can imagine coming to reaching my fullest potential as an athlete. There is a satisfaction and zen-like therapy associated with devoting myself to maximizing my abilities as a Thai boxer in the training for a fight. The benefits are manifest in every aspect of my life.

What are Alex Berrios goals?

Glory is seductive. It takes an ambitious person to devote themselves to fighting muay Thai in America for a tiny fraction paid to other professional sports that don’t work as hard or don’t have as much of their health on the line. I want to be a household name for my fighting achievements in this pioneer environment.

How has Muay Thai changed your life for the better?

I’ve never been more challenged physically and mentally than training and fighting in Muay Thai. It has enriched my understanding of myself. I used to think that things were inaccessible to me before I started fighting and now I have a supreme confidence in myself, probably to a fault. But I feel it has made me a respectful and happy human.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

Fun fact: I lived in Puerto Rico right before moving to Japan where I learn to fly airplanes on a military base. I can speak English and Spanish and conversational Japanese. Okay so maybe more than one fact in there 🙂

What attracted David Wilson to Muay Thai?

David Wilson – As a Teen, I was a Dragon Ball Z Fanatic. I was involved in track and football since middle school, but never really considered any fighting sports. After excelling in both track and football, I also thought how well would I do in combat. I considered MMA, but thought it may be a little difficult due to grappling. I wondered If I had the skills to protect my self within a combative scenario. I tried a boxing class in Tallahassee Florida and enjoyed it.

Tell us about yourself (single/married, kids, career, hobbies).

As of right now, I am seeking a spouse, but we have not gotten serious yet. I have no kids, and I am currently a Laser ingraver at Spikes Tactical Rifle Company.

What surprises people about you?

That I enjoy learning.

How long have you been training in Muay Thai?

For three years.

What drives and motivates you as you train for your fight and what is it about Muay Thai that inspires you?

I am always willing to push myself just to see how far I can take it. I am inspired by the art form that exist within it.

What are your goals?

To become a fun fighter to watch and to gain financialy as much as my dilligence allows.

How has Muay Thai changed your life for the better?

I have found a way to vent.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I still enjoy activities that I did as an elementary student.

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Cyrus Washington with the Fight Academy

Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington Ranked #8 in the World is Making a Statement at Shin Do Kumate XVII Fighting Against Alex Berrios

Top World Class Fighter – Cyrus Washington is ready to win his bout at Shin Do Kumate XVII versus non other than another Top World Class fighter. Alex Berrios a multiple title holder and well rounded  Muay Thai fighter representing Tampa Muay Thai. This match will take place at the Bradenton Area Convention Center on August 20th, 2016. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster and Strykerz.com. For military, student, and city employee discounts, contact our corporate office at (727)573-8533. This match will determine who is ready for the Quest for the Greatest Martial Arts Warrior.

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Top World Class Fighter – Cyrus Washington aka Black Dynamite

Top World Class Fighter - Cyrus Washington - Muay Thai Ranked #8 in the world Black Dynamite – Cyrus Washington who is currently ranked # 2 in the US and # 8 in the world. ‘Black Dynamite’ has won various titles which include the WKA world championship, WMF Intercontinental Championship, Bare knuckle Championship in Myanmar and is a Former US WBC Super Middleweight Champ.

“My background in traditional martial arts has made me who I am today. As far as my wins by knock outs, which I do have a lot of knock outs from a back kick, which is not really a part of Muay Thai, but all the hard work and dedication to the sport. All the hundreds of kicks I throw a day, the Knees & Teeps, that is what I feel has moulded me in to the fighter I am today.”

Cyrus Washington’s accomplishments:

  • Black belt in WTF Taekwondo
  • Myanmar/Burma Bare knuckle Champion
  • 2 time PK-1 international champion
  • 1 time WPMF champion
  • Fought in Kings Birthday/cup 2008,2009
  • Queens birthday 2009
  • Toyota tournament 2010
  • Enfusion Kickboxing Reality muay thai Series
  • The challanger Reality muay thai series
  • The list of countries Cyrus has competed in includes; Suriname, America,
  • Australia, Russia, China, Thailand, Uzbekastan, Hongkong, Malaysia,
  • Myanmar/Burma

Additionally Washington ‘Black Dynamite’ has competed against some of the biggest names in the sport, including Jomhod Kiatadisak, Cosmo Alexander, Kaoklai kaennorsing, Nieky holzken and more.

About Top World Class Fighter – Cyrus Washington

I started Kenpo karate at around 5 years old with a friend of my moms who was into it and had been doing it a while. I was hooked even before that because I loved martial arts flicks; yes the wing chun kung fu ones. At 10 years old I was signed up as a birthday gift into WTF taekwondo and did that for 3 years – obtained my first degree black belt. After that my focus was split somewhat on girls, the streets and school sports (which I was always an above average athlete so regular sports were easy). In 7th grade i remember we did that thing where they say: “what do you wanna be when you grow up?” my answer was clear – “kickboxer”.

During this time my uncles (all 3) were boxers and one was a former pro boxer, he taught me to box – just the basics and then in 12th grade I started boxing at a local community center for about a couple months. I did more boxing about 5 years later and an amature boxing match which I won.

I did alot of training with a guy who “suggested” I could be ready for K-1 max in a year but he was full of shit – and was making money off me. This was my first lesson in the fight game and doing things for yourself.

While in school and then after school was finished i was getting into trouble like my peers and that was just normal for us, in our lives.
I got in to lots of trouble got sent to the Handlon Michigan Training unit for a while ,it was a place for troubled young men, got there and at first I was on the same path until after a while I started to change and realized there was a whole different world out there that I didn’t know about and wanted to check out. I decide K-1 was what I wanted to do, to be with the big boys. At this time I was 202 lbs from eating good meals and going to college and lifting like an animal. I could squat 505 lbs for 2 reps,real squats not half way or sissy squats.

I got home in 2005 turned pro in 2006 and have been in Thailand Fighting for the past 3 years. Ive had over 50 pro fights now and still have a lot to achieve and more fights to have. I am 43 wins 13 loses in Pro Muay Thai career – Including Fights at the Kings Cup, Bangkok and even Bare Knuckle fights in Burma (won a bare knuckle Burmese fight championship title),2-time wpmf pk-1 international champion.

Scott Farhat - Strykerz - Males Striker

What attracted Scott Farhat to Muay Thai?

The effectiveness for striking unlike pure boxing where there are limitations.

How would you describe our fighting promotion Shin Do Kumate?

Taking all the striking arts and combining them into one spectacle that can be seen in a sport

What was one of your favorite fights?

Jason Valle vs Michael Strippling

How long have you been training in Muay Thai?

7 years

What is your favorite part about training for a fight?

The feeling of improving for a competition.

What is the hardest part about training for a fight?

Sacrificing time for my family

What are your goals?

Retiring from professional MMA to focus on Muay Thai

What inspires you about Muay Thai?

The hard work and dedication that goes into it

How has Muay Thai changed your life for the better?

Teaches me to fight through my struggles and over my fears

What is a fun fact about yourself?

Former corrections officer for Dekalb County Sherriff

Strykerz - Shin Do Kumate - Professional Muay Thai Fights - Fight Series

Shin Do Kumate XVII - The Quest for the Greatest Martial Arts Warrior - Exciting Muay Thai Fights - Upcoming Fights in Tampa Upcoming Fights in Tampa – Fight fans of all types in Tampa are getting excited for one of the year and biggest Muay Thai fight event in Florida. The event will bring fighters from various states, representing their gym and state. The event is taking place in the beautiful and spacious Bradenton Area Convention Center, and will have male and female fighters of various weight classes division.

This fights are action packed and will entertain all fight fans. If you enjoy wrestling, because of the storytelling. Then you will enjoy this event. Each fighters in this event has a story to be told and and are full of passion. All of the fighters stories are real. If you the action and impact that an MMA fight has when it doesn’t go to the ground, then our fights will have you at the edge of your seat. Our fights are honorable bouts with two fighters, that want to give all they got and knockout the competition.

A bit about the main event fighters of the night are Tony Leone from Citrus Spring, Florida vs. Pedro Cassoma from Daytona Beach, Florida. If you want to learn more about Tony Leone background, check out our most recent interview with the fighter.

This is only the beginning of the Shin Do Kumate XVII Muay Thai experience. The event will have a total of 9 matches with fighters that are full of passion and determination to win and knockout the opposition. Among the main event and undercard bouts, we have a co-main event featuring Kendrick Miree vs. Warren Thompson, and a Full Thai Rules Super Bout with two strong and determine female fighters. These fighters are Ashley Samples and Denise  Jacobs. Ashley Samples is a Muay Thai fighter with experience and she is rank 2nd in Georgia, while Denise Jacobs is a fighter with vast experience and fight under her belt from Port Orange, Florida.

The other fighters that will be giving their spirit and passion in the ring to become the greatest martial art warriors are Skyler Hastings vs. Kit Ruddock, Joe “Formiga” Cortez vs. Rich Grindle, Stephen Cummins vs. Jason Valle,  Johncy Lindor vs. Johnny Baldridge, Adriel Fiallo vs. John Morehouse, and Michael Strippling vs. Chris Burgett.

Various fighters of the undercard bouts have been part of  previous Shin Do Kumate events, such as Stephen Cummins in Shin Do Kuamte XVI Main Event. Want to learn more about the upcoming bouts, visit our  fight card page.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster and Strykerz.com via the Site and Facebook page. For additional discount and information, call our corporate office at (727)573-8533.

Upcoming Fights in Tampa produced by MKM Knockout promotions & Shin Do Kumate. Shin Do Kumate is the only establish Muay Thai organization in North America.

 

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