Another successful event of ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) "CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS" was held on friday 23rd of November 2018, in the Mall of Asia in Manila, Philippines. After this amazing great Martial Arts event, the Philippines holds now 5 World Title Champion Belts. One heavyweight MMA World Champion Belt by Brandon "The Truth" Vera. After two years he got another chance to defend his world title against Mauro Cerilli by a knock-out in the first round.
The other 4 World Title Champions coming all out from the filipino Team LAKAY.
Fly weight World Champion Geje Eustaquio.
Straw weight World Champion Joshua Pacio.
Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon.
The 2-Time Lightweight World Champion Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang.
Wilfred Mashaya, Martial Arts Police instructor and The First African Kobudo World Champion. Kobudo is a Japanese martial arts weaponry system. Practitioners use swords, nunchaku, and many other ancient weapons. Mashaya is known as the "Zimbabwe Ninja". Mashaya has dedicated almost his whole life into the Martial Arts.
Sensei Mashaya Wilfred, was invited to Venice in Italy, where the very first edition of The Martial Hero Awards took place. Many great Martial Artist, Grandmasters and masters from all over the world, Martial Arts celebrities such as "The Queen of the Martial Arts Movies" Cynthia Rothrock attended this prestigious event.
A special gala night was held where an award ceremony took place for the ones who were nominated for a significant award in the Martial Arts. Mashaya got inducted into this Martial Arts Hall of Honors as "Master of The Year 2018".
When Mashaya landed safe and sound back home in Zimbabwe with his amazing award. He was welcomed by all his Zimbabweans Martial Arts friends and family.
Congratulations Sensei Mashaya Wilfred! A true African warrior who is very passionated and dedicated on trying to make his country proud.
Coming soon an Eventcoverage of The First Edition of The Martial Hero Awards 2018 in Venice Italy here on AMPD MAGAZINE.
People say he is one of the new rising action movie star at the moment in the Martial Arts industry. Muay Thai Fighter Sarut Khanwilai known as Simon Kook has been training and competed in the Martial Arts over more than 20 years. Simon Kook worked on the amazing Tony Jaa Martial Arts films Ong-Bak 2 "The Beginning" and Ong-Bak 3 "Muay Thai Warrior". He not only quite looks a lot like Tony Jaa but he also quickly picked up with the nickname "The New Tony Jaa".
In 2008, The first Ip Man film series was released starring big Chinese and Hollywood Martial Arts movie star Donnie Yen. Who is Ip Man in the movies. A biographical Martial Arts film based on the Life of Ip Man. In 2015, Ip Man 3 got released where Simon Kook got a part in this Worldwide Block Buster movie where he is fighting against Ip Man (Donnie Yen).
Simon Kook is currently in Hong Kong training Wing Chun with Legendary Grandmaster Ipman Wingchun Kungfu, Samuel Kwok. Together they visit Grandmaster Ip Chun, the eldest son of Grandmaster Ip Man.
More about GM Samuel Kwok WATCH AMPD INTERVIEWS.
Chris "The African Warrior" Ngimbi has won his fight against Armen Petrosyan by Split Decision on Friday 27th Of July 2018 for Reign Of Kings, ONE FC that took place at the Mall Of Asia Manila, Philippines. Congratulations Chris!
We will be following Chris Ngimbi soon more about his upcoming fights for this Large Fighting Organization in Asia.
Eduard Folayang, also known as "LANDSLIDE" is a Filipino Mixed Martial Artist and Wushu practitioner who fights in ONE Championship. Folayang was the Former Lightweight Champion at this Large Fighting Organization.
Friday 27th of July he won his fight against Aziz Pharudinov by Unanimous Decision at Reign Of Kings that took place in The Mall Of Asia in Manila, Philippines.
We will doing a short item of The "LANDSLIDE" Folayang soon here on AMPD MAGAZINE.
Professional Kickboxer Chris Ngimbi also known as "The African Warrior" recently signed a contract with one of the Largest Fight organizations in Asia, ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONS. Chris had his first fight for ONE FC against the professional Muay Thai / Kickboxer Yodsanklai from Thailand last May in Singapore. Now he is back in Full training and preparations for his second fight for the organization that will be held in the Mall of Asia in Manila Philippines this time. We visited him in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) at Fidan Gym, where we were kindly received by one of his trainers Yucel Fidan, also former World Champion in Kickboxing, at his gym to do an interview with Chris about his upcoming fight against Armen Petrosyan.
WATCH HERE THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH "THE AFRICAN WARRIOR".
Grandmaster John Mac is a Chief instructor of Eskrima/Eskrido of Cacoy Doce Pares HQ from The Philippines. He was staying in Holland from 22nd of June till the 01st of July 2018. He was invited by his host Hubert Gerritsen of HG Attack & Defence System in Landgraaf in The Netherlands to do a seminar about Eskrima/Eskrido on Sunday 1st of July in his gym. In between a busy week of full training scheduled, we were given the opportunity to visit Grandmaster John Mac, thanks to his host Hubert Gerritsen. He scheduled us some time and was kindly enough to receive us in his gym in Landgraaf to come and meet Grandmaster John Mac for an interview. It was such an honour meeting Grandmaster John Mac as he shared some amazing techniques, skills and his story with us about the intriguing Filipino Martial Arts Eskrima/Eskrido.
WATCH HERE THE OFFICIAL TEASER PROMO OF GM JOHN MAC FULL INTERVIEW COMING SOON!
One of The VIP Guest of The Martial Arts Hall Of Honours last Saturday, 28th of April 2018 in Munich Germany was American 11-time professional kickboxing World Champion, a Martial Arts Hall of Famer and Hollywood super action moviestar Don "The Dragon" Wilson. We have had the honour to meet and talk to him and get to know more about The Dragon. He shared the most amazing stories and we had some great conversations and lots of laughs, as he is really the most funniest and relaxed guy.
Ofcourse we needed him to feature in our magazine for an interview. Don Wilson is not only known as a fighter and a actor. The Dragon is also a successful film producer. He produced many successful action movies himself such as The Bloodfist, Batman Forever and The Last Sentinel and many many more. Don Wilson was such a great sport when we interviewed him and he really supported the magazine. We wanted to make the bestest Item with The Dragon. He was very excited, so he offered us to team up with his film production people back in Los Angeles, California to help us with our item for the magazine. We are very excited and looking forward on making this video. We are so gratefull and honored to be working more with Don "The Dragon" Wilson in the near future. Soon more about this on AMPD MAGAZINE.
Last saturday we met Team LA.K.A.S ARSIDO from Italy at The International Martial Arts Hall Of Fame The Netherlands organized by GM Martin Zingel (President of the Dutch Hapkido Organization).
We have spoken to Rodelo Ubaldo who is grandmaster in Arnis (Filipino Martial Arts).
ARNIS, is a very sophisticated art of stick, knife, foot and empty hand fightings.
This style of the Filipino Martial Arts are applied to eliminate, paralize, injure and unarm the opponent, it is also be used to defend against multiple attackers. The most distinctive feature of ARNIS is a graceful technique of stopping an assailant. Soon more about Team LA.K.A.S ARSIDO and GM Ubaldo on AMPD Full event coverage of The International Martial Arts Hall Of Fame last saturday 7th of April 2018 in Tiel at the Van Der Valk Hotel The Netherlands.
Friday 02nd of February 2018 we met Master Apolo Ladra at the Vivere Hotel in Alabang Philippines. He shared great stories as a Martial Artist and everything about the Indigenous Art of the Philippines with us.
Not is he only famous as #1 Best Hollywood Action Movie Star, but he is one of the most dedicated Martial Artist in Hollywood. We are very honored having him featuring on AMPD MAGAZINE. We will be doing a FULL interview with him in the near future.
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