Shin Do Kumaté I Results – First Florida MMA Event
Shin Do Kumate I – The first World Shin Do Kumaté Bouts Were held at the Pinellas Expo Center in Saint Petersburg Florida on Saturday, 7/20/02. This was the first Professional Mixed Martial Arts event that the Florida State Boxing Commission (http://www.oppaga.state.fl.us/profiles/4045/) has ever sanctioned.
About Shin Do Kumate I Fighting Event
The Shin Do Kumaté Bouts were created by Master Mehrdad Khan Moayedi, the founder, creator, & owner of the World Shin Do Kumaté Association” (http://www.mastermehrdad.com). Also based out of Saint Petersburg, this exclusive Martial Arts Dojang was established in 1993.
Master Moayedi is originally from Persia. He is President of Kong Shin Bup Hapkido and a Disciple of Tae Keuk Do Grand Master Inn Shuk Pak as a 6th Dan Black Belt. He is also a 4th generation of Persian Kushti Kaj (self-defense and grappling art) from Iran.
Master Moayedi has devoted 30 years of study and active participation in these traditional martial art systems. In addition, he is an active fighter in full contact fights. He has been selected three times for the K1 competition.
Dawn who comes to the ring from Hollobaugh Karate in Bradenton, Fl is 25 years of age, 5’3, 122 lbs and has been training in Kickboxing for approximately 7 months with an amateur record of 1-0-1. She is a mother of one.
The first two rounds of this fight were dominated by Calderon who knocked Montague down 3 times with straight kicks to the chest. Montague however came on strong in the third round with several quick combinations which brought the final score to a draw.
2. The second match of the evening in Shin Do Kumate I was between Larry Jarrett and Travis Crawford. Mr. Jarrett is 30 years old and came to the Kumaté from the Mike Hollobaugh Thai Boxing School in Bradenton, FL. He weighed in at 160 lbs, 5’10, with a record of 39-9.
His opponent, Travis Crawford, came to the Kumaté from Bob Robare’s Diamond Dutchman Muay Thai gym in Orlando, FL. He fought at 6’, 163lbs, and 28 years of age.
This was a fast moving bout with both fighters landing many kicks and punches. Jarret however was the more aggressive fighter and demonstrated excellent blocking techniques. These skills were what resulted in Jarrett’s the win by decision.
Shoffener came out aggressively and was working Rouston over well, although Rouston blocked most of the incoming blows and kicks. When Shoffener started to get slightly winded, Routson took advantage and delivered 6 devastating knees to Softener’s head, the first one opening a 3-inch gash on his forehead that ultimately ended the fight with a technical knockout in the first round.
Both fighters were very aggressive in the first round of this fight at Shin Do Kumate I, with Collins delivering the more powerful and effective hits. Two minutes into the round however, Marshall delivered a strong left hook which rocked Collins back, causing him to twist his foot – breaking it and damaging one of his tendons to give Marshall the win by TKO.
Dekin holds a green belt in Hapkido from Master Mehrdad’s Shin Do Kumaté Association in Saint Petersburg, Fl. He fought at 28 years of age and 175 Lbs.
Although this was Dekin’s first professional fight, he was by far the most challenging opponent of the evening. His natural abilities showed against Umaa’s much more experienced style. While Umaa was able to land several knees to Dekin’s face, Dekin countered several of Umaa’s kicks with takedowns. Umaa showed visible frustration with Dekin’s abilities and resorted to verbal taunts for which the judge warned him to stop.
This bout went the full four rounds, with the close decision going to Umaa.
This fight was very evenly matched with both fighters landing many kicks and blows. ButinBik landed a pounding spinning back kick to Bovell’s midsection in the first round to set the pace for the remainder of the fight. Bovell returned the favor with several hard roundhouse punches landing to ButinBik head.
Although Bovell won the fight by a decision after four rounds, ButinBik was able to raise a massive welt on Bovell’s left thigh that would have taken a lesser man out of the ring.
The next Shin Do Kumaté Bouts is scheduled for October 26th 2002 at the Pinellas Expo Center in Saint Petersburg Florida, in which Master Mehrdad plans to fight the Heavyweight main event title bout to promote his style.