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Mi-Ki-DO Team wins four USA Titles at the WKA Nationals

On June 19 2004 the Mi-Ki-Do Amateur team traveled to Va. Beach to compete in the WKA Nationals to qualify for the US team to compete for the World Championships in Switzerland. The Mi-Ki-Do team won four titles.

Mi-Ki-Do Champion, Brent Hess coming back from his first year of college won the WKA US Full Contact 147 lb division by winning against two tough opponents by unanimous decision. Brent now holds six titles in different organizations (IKF, WKA, and ISKA) and three styles (Full Contact, International Rules & Muay Thai) and his current record 12-0.

Nicole Hess 16 yr. old won two titles in the different divisions Muay Thai and Kickboxing in the 125 lb. division. Her titles are now nine and current record 14-0.

Mi-Ki-Do champion J.P. Perlemutter now holds three titles by winning the 156 lb division in Kickboxing. His current record is 9-0.

Other members that competed were Umaer Haq 16 yr old. Champion showed a strong performance by competing in two styles against the top adult fighters in the 125 division. He can only get better with this experience. Also competing was newcomer Kuang Wang.

Coach Hess keeps adding the Mi-Ki-DO team titles which now brings them to 30 in four years. He is the top trainer and coach in the US! Master Mike Hess and Manager Maria Hess of Hess Fitness, Inc train the Mi-Ki-Do athletes. Both Mike and Maria hold black belts; in fact, Mike holds black belts in six different martial arts systems. They are known in the martial arts community for: the many National and International trophies that Mike and their students have won; for establishing the Mi-Ki-Do Martial Arts system; for establishing and training the Mi-Ki-Do Amateur Team; for training others to attain black belts; and for being able to train and encourage men, women, children, and the handicapped in the art of self defense.