July 2015, Kinabalu Fighters – Martial Arts & Fitness Center (KF) celebrated their 3rd anniversary. As a gym KF has been around for 3 years, but as a group KF come together 6 years ago.
|The 3rd Anniversary celebration in the Ramadhan month|
partner & got a respond from a friend
(Kyo Kaede). We began by
sparring at the stairs above the Likas Sports Complex gym with boxing. As time went by, more
people started joining us: black belt karatekas, SUKMA boxers & even the casual martial art fans.
the end I figure it was time to establish a gym for all to call home.
After the instructor went back to the US, I didn’t want to completely stop training. Thus posted
on Facebook if anyone was
interested to try sparring. A friend responded and then things started rolling.
Back in the early days
Julian & friends would buy all the Thai Pads, Gloves & Focus Mitts and provides free training every Monday& Wednesdays at Likas Kompleks. Such was the passion.
attached to any club? Did you stop Shotokan training?
for that time. At the time of training I was not under any clubs
trainer for Muaythai Kickboxing.
Currently trains casually in BJJ & LutaLivre.
competitions for our boys to join thus Friday Fight Night was a way for all
gyms to come together & test what we trained in sparring. It was also a
venue to try MMA in a controlled environment.
|Friday Fight Night I (FFN) an inter gym friendly match that also hosted the 1st inter-gym MMA sparring.|
Is running KF your full time career? Do u see running a martial arts (M.A.) gym as a stable career in Sabah?
I believe trainers need to do more than just running regular classes,
that’s why I offer PT 1:1 Training, that pays better
are kind of a mix of many things. Also we know our training methods &
philosophy are different from other gyms.
the attitude of our fighters & even our casual members. “Strong
Heart” & “Fight till the end” are our motto.
These are two
concepts we want our members to apply in their training, their fight & in
strength & conditioning classes & also for grappling. A lot of our
class concept were later emulated by other gyms thus we are always improving
and sticking to what the public wants.
Who’s the coaches in KF?
He holds an undefeated pro record if 6-0 currently. He is also a
local boxing champion & sanda wushu champion.
under 21, both won at least 3 local championships and are recently the Borneo Muaythai Champions of their
recently started to try kickboxing.
& Fadzli Hisham in Muaythai.
fighters profile: Brandon Chong, Fazdiana, Mizie & more to come.
stand out from other gym?
which it is for beginners / fighters or for fitness. Currently we are
introducing the new Ladies Abs & Booty class.
sledge hammer, tyres & a boxing ring
to help with members training.
/ BJJ classes ?
& some of our members have won up to semifinalist level in MIMMA, but our
gym would like to be a little realistic about the matter and would like to have a strong foundation. For
now it is about finding good coaches that are good in both skill &
character. KF is not a MMA gym & we do not want to assume we can teach it
either, thus having a good foundation of grappling & striking first is
hear but in reality not something the public will pay and train consistently.
Thus hiring a MMA coach that is qualified might not be the best business
training with other gyms) and join small competitions for experience.
|Coach Randell winning the D1FC best of Sabah Title|
affiliate gym that uses our trainers and service.
We have a very good
relationship working with thei
r boss Eve & her members.
“pure sparring” roots. After meeting coaches like Kru Azman from Muaythai Naga Api, Master Alvin Chong
from Borneo Combat Gym & Master Khoo of TNT Kickboxing, I came to the conclusion that
martial art is a healthy lifestyle to promote fitness, mental toughness &
also as a means to promote positivity / charity & self confidence.
I’m no longer aiming to only send students for fights,
but I want the gym to remain as a place people come to have fun, lose weight,
meet friends and be happy.
|At MIMMA3 Sabah tryouts 2015|
|A typical busy day at Kinabalu Fighters & Eve No Excuse|
fighters & continue to keep current members happy & stay healthy.
Warriors of Borneo , wishing Kinabalu Fighters a great 3rd anniversary and many more great years to come!