MiKiDo MMA Centers' headquarters in Baileys Crossroads has continued to help people accomplish a wide variety of personal and fitness goals year after year. A select few however have had aspirations to become champion competitors, and having traveled that road himself, Master Brent Hess knows exactly what it takes to get them there. That was apparent this past July when Brent, for the first time as coach, took his amateur team to the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) World Classic tournament in Orlando, Florida. This is a very prestigious tournament where competitors from literally all over the world come to compete. Brent led his team into battle and came out with two IKF World Champions who where outstanding fighters of the tournament: Bidhan Thakur (132lbs) and Alvin Mercer (142lbs). Bidhan, originally from the small country of Nepal, is studying medicine and hopes to continue his undefeated fight career in the ring and in the cage. Bidhan will be fighting his next MMA bout October 13th on Operation Octagon XXI in Dulles, VA (more info and ticket information available at the MiKiDo Gym). Alvin Mercer is a dedicated athlete and father to his young daughter Jade. When asked what motivation he needed to make it through the hard training and make the sacrifices necessary to become a champion his answer consisted of only two words: “My Daughter”. Brent Hess will continue to make history and grow MiKiDo throughout the community, and eventually hopes to spread MiKiDo across the nation so everyone may find their “Powerful Way”. Brent's next professional fight will be October 20th in Baltimore, MD @ The 1st Mariner Arena. He looks to continue his undefeated professional career, don't miss out on his next fight especially since its local (you never know where he'll be fighting next). Tickets will be sold at the MiKiDo Gym, more information on this next big fight will be sent out in several weeks (contact us on our website http://www.MiKiDo.com with any further questions).
Message from Master Brent: " I am proud of all of my team for taking the journey that many talk about but will never make a reality. The road to victory is long, tough, and sometimes a lonely one. However, the feeling of accomplishment after pushing your body to its limits and attaining your goal is unexplainable and something that I would not want to have lived without. I'm glad and blessed to share it with you. I have to also thank my family for the support, and I certainly couldn't have done it without the help of my sister Nicole Hess in Orlando, prepping and even helping corner some of the fighters. Much Love and Respect to EVERYONE who was a part of this great moment in MiKiDo history. "