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8 WINS & 5 TITLES WKA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Coach Hess increases his title count to 56 Championship Titles by winning five titles at the WKA North American Championships in Hampton, VA on the weekend of July 21-22, 2007. Undefeated MiKiDo Grand Champions Brent and Nicole Hess kept their undefeated records intact and each won a title by defeating all opponents in their divisions. Brent won the 145 lb. North American MMA title, defeating both of his opponents in the first round of the fight. In the first match, Brent won by TKO in one minute and 54 seconds of the first round defeating his opponent from Romania. He won his title fight by submission, over Sam Yousefi of Fight Works, with a rear naked choke in the 4:54 minute of the first round.

Nicole Hess, having to move up two weight divisions for her title fight, defeated her opponent of New York by unanimous decision winning the 138 lb. North American Muay Thai Title.

World Champion Umaer Haq won two North American Titles: the 135 lb. North American MMA title and the 132 North American Muay Thai title, making him the only competitor winning titles in two divisions throughout the tournament. His first MMA match was against previously undefeated champion Chris Lujan of Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts Academy which Umaer defeated by submission in the first round. In the finals, Umaer also won by submission in the first round against his competitor from Virginia Beach. The next day Umaer won his Muay Thai fight against Chris Hernandez from Hybrid Academy of Virginia Beach by unanimous decision.

Newcomer Naeem Brewington showed the MiKiDo spirit and tremendous heart in his Kickboxing fight. After getting hit with a good punch and being knocked down in the second round, Naeem got up off the canvas coming back strong and knocking his opponent out with a left leg front kick to the stomach making him the 178 lb. North American Kickboxing champion.

The MiKiDo team had a very successful weekend with a great display of martial arts by the MiKiDo champions and excellent coaching by Master Mike Hess.

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