Ernesto Hoost – An Inspiration to Muay Thai Kickboxing in Tigard
Ernersto “Mr. Perfect” Hoost was a Light and Super Heavyweight Muay Thai Kickboxer who fought out of Hoorn, Netherlands. Standing 6 feet 2 inches, he began competing when he was 18 and amassed a record of 97 wins, 21 losses with 1 draw in his more than 20 years in the business. In his career, he had beaten fighter which are very popular and has garnered many championships. In 2006, he proclaimed his retirement and ended a very successful career in the combat sports.
Born on July 11, 1965 in Heemskerk, North Holland, Ernesto first engaged in soccer prior practicing Muay Thai Kickboxing. After not making the cut for a team, he realized that soccer wasn’t meant for him and turned his focus into another sport.
At the age of 15, he then shifted to Muay Thai Kickboxing and enrolled himself in Sokundo gym. There he trained for six years under Tom Vriend before he competed in his first match on December 11, 1983 against Wim Scharrenberg. Ernesto knocked out his opponent in the second round, and after that won nine straight in a row before losing to Ernest Simmons in 1986.
As his career progressed, he accumulated some losses and also garnered numerous titles. From 1987-1992, he won the 10 titles overall. These include the WMAT, WKA and Savate world titles. In addition to those, he also won the WKA, Savate, ISKA European championships, and Dutch Muay Thai Kickboxing title.
In 1993, Ernesto finished 2nd in K-1 Grand Pix in his debut, he won the WMTA as well as the WKA titles, and emerged on the top in the K-1 Grand Pix. In K-1, he defeated Peter Aerts in the quarter final, Maurice Smith in the sem-final, before he lost to Branko Cikatić in the finale. For the WMTA and WKA, he overwhelmed Tasis Petridis to secure both titles. And finally in K-1, he won the title by defeating Manson Gibson, Adam Watt and Changpuek Kiatsongrit. He continued his dominance and won the K-1 Tournament and lSKA Light Heavyweight World title the next year.
As he carried on with his career, Ernesto took the K-1 Grand Pix in 1997 and became 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 K-1 World Grand Prix champion. Along the way, he defeated tough adversaries and idolize by practitioners of Muay Thai Kickboxing in Tigard such as Mirko Filipović, Mike Bernardo, Mark Hunt, Cyril Abidi , Ray Sefo and Musashi. He also had mixed results as he fought Peter Aerts, Andy Hug, Jérôme Le Banner, Sam Greco, and Francisco Filho. And finally, he has faced losses to Bob Sapp, Remy Bonjasky and Semmy Schilt.
On December 2, 2006, Ernesto retired after he lost in the semis of the K-1 World Grand Pix to Semmy via unanimous decision.
Ernesto is an orthodox powerful fighter known to Muay Thai Kickboxing in Tigard with quick hands and legs. Aside from Sokudo, he also represented Vos Gym and trained under Johan Vos. In his wins, 62 came in the way of knockouts and 35 via decisions.
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Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Jefferson Tank x Ernesto Hoost
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernesto Hoost vs. Stuart Green – K-1 GP ’96 FINAL 16
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernesto Hoost vs. Carl Bernardo – K-1 REVENGE ’96
Ernesto Hoost vs. Tosca Petridis – K-1 GP ’98 FINAL 16
Martial Arts Kickboxing Classes: K1 2002 Ernesto Hoost vs Jerome Le Banner
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: K 1 1997 Andy Hug vs Ernesto Hoost
MMartial Arts Kickboxing Match: K-1 1993 Maurice Smith vs Ernesto Hoost
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernest Hoost vs. Mark Russell – K-1 REVENGE ’94
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernest Hoost vs. Martin Holm – K-1 WGP 2003 in Paris
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernesto Hoost vs. Jefferson Silva – K-1 WGP 2003 in Saitama
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: K-1 Ernesto Hoost vs Jefferso “Tank” Silva
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernesto Hoost vs Hubert Numrich – K-1 GP ’95 OPEN
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: K1 ’95 GP Ernesto Hoost vs John Kleijn
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: K-1 Ernesto Hoost vs. Vander Merwe
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernesto Hoost vs Michael Thompson K-1 Revenge ’95
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernest Hoost vs. Jerome Le Banner – K-1 GP ’99 FINAL
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernesto Hoost vs Mirko Crocop
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: K-1 2001 Ernesto Hoost vs Stefan Leko
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: K-1 Ernesto Hoost vs. Francisco Filho
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernesto Hoost vs Peter Aerts
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: K-1 Ernesto Hoost vs. Bob Sapp Feud
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: K1 Ernesto Hoost Vs Mike Bernardo
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: K-1 WGP -Ernesto Hoost vs Mirko CroCop – K-1 GP ’96 FINAL
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernest Hoost vs. Cyril Abidi – K-1 WGP 2003 in Fukuoka
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernest Hoost vs Ray Sefo – K-1 HERCULES ’96
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernesto Hoost Retirement Video 1/2
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Fight strategy – Ernesto Hoost in Akban
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Ernesto Hoost Retirement Video 2/2
Martial Arts Kickboxing Classes: How to block a lowkick – Ernesto Hoost in Akban
Martial Arts Kickboxing Classes: How to stay relaxed in competition – Ernesto Hoost in Akban
Martial Arts Kickboxing Classes: Block jab, block kick, punch hook and body kick – Ernesto Hoost in Akban
Martial Arts Kickboxing Classes: The roundhouse kick (mawashi) – Ernesto Hoost in Akban
Martial Arts Kickboxing Classes: Uppercut, front hook and a knee – Ernesto Hoost in Akban
Martial Arts Kickboxing Classes: KickboxTV interview Ernesto Hoost
Martial Arts Kickboxing Classes: Ernesto Hoost K1 Seminar
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Hoost vs Roufus I (1992)
Martial Arts Kickboxing Match: Hoost vs Roufus II (1994)
Andy Hug – Respected by Muay Thai Kickboxing in Portland
A Heavyweight fighter from Wohlen, Switzerland, Andy Hug (September 7, 1964 – August 24, 2000) was a professional Kickboxer and Karate competitor who was one of the toughest fighters of his generation. Andy, who began training in the martial arts during his teenage years, was a force to be reckoned with in both combat sports. He has won title fights including a World title in Karate, and also had success in kickboxing as he held numerous Championships. In his career, he held a record of 10-1 in Seidokaikan Karate, and 38 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw in Kickboxing.
Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Andy began playing soccer at the age of six and was part of the Swiss under-16 team. When he was 11, he commenced his training in Karate at Wohlen Karate Academy under the tutelage of Werner Schenker.
In 1979, he won his first title, the Oyama Cup by the time he was 15, and since then had been and outstanding Karateka. From 1981 to 1991, he competed in Kyokushin Karate tournaments and won 10 championships and was a runner-ups in a few tournaments as well.
In 1992, Andy won the Seidokaikan Karate World Cup when he defeated Taiei Kin in the final round. And in 1993, he placed second in the same event after he lost to Masaaki Satake via Tameshiwari in their bout that had to go an extra round to determine the winner. He finished his career in Seidokaikan with 10-1 record knocking out two of his opponents.
On April 30, 1993, Andy Hug made his K-1 Kickboxing. He defeated Nobuaki Kakuda by left knee strike that resulted in TKO.
Since that day, his career advanced in K-1 Kickboxing, he became more well-known worldwide for his wins. He won over Rob van Esdonk via KO in 1994 for UKF World title (which he defended later in his career twice).
In 1996, Andy won the K-1 Grand Prix and the WMTC World Super Heavyweight title. In the K-1 Grand Prix, he defeated Duane Van Der Merwe, Ernesto Hoost (who beat him three times in his career) in the elimination and Mike Bernardo in the finals. For the WMTC, he knocked out Stan Longinidis and was named the new champion. Moreover, he also won the WKA World Muay Thai title over Masaaki Satake via unanimous decision. He defended the title four times and held it for four years.
Aside from Ernesto, Andy also had mixed results against fighters like Bernardo, Sam Greco and Peter Aerts. He also holds notable wins over Jérôme Le Banner, Musashi, Glaube Feitosa and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović.
On August 17, 2000, Andy was diagnosed with acute leukemia. On August 24 the same year, many fans of K-1 Kickboxing were shocked when they heard Andy had passed away. He was 35 and left his son and wife.
Andy was a southpaw fighter who was very popular with his axe kicks. Aside from this, he also used spinning back kick and turning heel hook kick which are rarely seen in Kickboxing.
In his career, he represented Team Andy. In his kickboxing wins, 22 came via knockouts and 16 via decisions.
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K-1 Kickboxing Match : Andy Hug vs Mike Bernardo – K-1 GP ’96 FINAL
K-1 Kickboxing Match : Jerome Le Banner vs Andy Hug
K-1 Kickboxing Match : : Andy Hug vs. Sam Greco – K-1 GP ’98 FINAL
K-1 Kickboxing Match : ANDY HUG VS SADAU KIATSONGRIT 1996
K 1 1993 Karate Match Between Andy Hug vs Nobuaki Kakuda
K-1 Kickboxing Match : Andy Hug vs. Pro Boxer Hiromi Amada K-1 Opening 1999
K-1 Kickboxing Match : Andy Hug vs Glaube Feitosa
K-1 Kickboxing Match : Andy Hug Doing Karate Ax Kicks
K-1 Kickboxing Match : : Andy Hug vs UFC Champion Maurice Smith
K-1 Kickboxing Match : Andy Hug vs. Peter Aerts
K-1 Kickboxing Match : Mirko CroCop Filipovic vs Andy Hug K-1 Fight Night 2000
K-1 Kickboxing Match : K-1 WGP : Andy Hug vs Peter Kramer – K-1 GP ’95
K-1 Kickboxing Match : K 1 1996 Andy Hug vs Ernesto Hoost
Michael Bernardo – Respected by Muay Thai Kickboxing in Tigard
Considered by many as a one of the top fighters of his generation, the late Michael “Mike” Bernardo is a Muay Thai Kickboxer from Cape Town, South Africa. A heavyweight fighter standing at a towering 6 feet 4 inches, he garnered 54 wins, 18 losses, 3 draws, 1 no contest. Bernardo won four titles in his Muay Thai Kickboxing career. He also competed in boxing and was a one-time WBF World Heavyweight title holder.
Born on July 28, 1969, Bernardo began his training in martial arts in karate when he was 12 years of age. He engaged himself in martial arts training in order to protect himself from bullies. As a kid who loved sports, he also boxed, surfed, and played rugby.
In 1993 Bernardo simultaneously started his boxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing career. He fought 16 fights and ended with 11 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw. He won the WBF World Heavyweight Championship over Daniel Jerling via TKO, and defended the title once against Peter McNeeley. Due to not being active since his last title defense, he was stripped of the title in May 2002.
Bernardo started his Muay Thai Kickboxing training after he met ex-boxing champ Steve Kalakoda. He and Steve were acquainted in a military service and since that day, Mike trained under his direction, and conditioned himself for competition.
Mike Bernardo competed in his hometown of Cape Town, South Africa, Italy, and Russia, before joining the K-1 promotion. Aside from K-1, fans of Muay Thai Kickboxing in Tigard saw him in WAKO, World Kickboxing Association (WKA), and World Olympic Kickboxing (WOK). Overall, he won third place in the 1995, 1998 and the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix, second in the 1996 K-1 World Grand Prix, and he was the winner of the 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix beating Mirko Filipović in the finals. Moreover, he is also the 1996 WKA Muay Thai Super Heavyweight World champion, the 1998 WAKO Pro Muay Thai Super Heavyweight World champion, the 2004 WKA Muay Thai Super Heavyweight World champ, and a one-time WOK Super Heavyweight frontrunner. He has beaten the likes of Peter Aerts, Andy Hug, Francisco Filho, and Branco Cikatic.
Mike Bernardo was an orthodox fighter with knockout power. In his kickboxing career, he knocked out 42 of 54 of his competitors.
Aside from those combat sports, enthusiasts of Muay Thai Kickboxing in Tigard saw him in an MMA fight that went to a draw with Nobuhiko Takada.
Mike Bernardo passed away at the age of 42 in his home city of Cape Town on February 14, 2012.
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Total Defense Testing ( Adult Muay Thai, Teen Tigers, Junior Dragons) for 2013 at Oregon Martial Arts in Tigard
Total Defense Testing:
January 30th, 2013
February 27th 2013
March 27th 2013
April 24th 2013
May 29th 2013
June 26th 2013
July 31st 2013
August 28th 2013
September 25th 2013
October 30th 2013
Memorial Day weekend: May 25, 26, 27
July 4th Weekend: July 4, 5, 6, 7
Labor Day weekend: August 31, September 1,2
Veterans Day weekend: November 9, 10, 11
Thanksgiving weekend: November 28, 29, 30
Winter Break: December 22nd through January 2nd
The Tigard-Tualatin School District is closed due to bad weather we will be closed as well.
Martial Arts in Tigard Testing for Junior Dragons, Teen Tigers, and Adult Muay Thai Kickboxing 2012 will be the last Wednesday of every month. The only exception being is in November and December it will be a different date due to the holiday schedule.
Testing for Junior Dragons, Teen Tigers, and Adult Muay Thai Kickboxing 2012
January 25th, 2012
February 29th, 2012
March 28th, 2012
April 25th, 2012
May 30th, 2012
June 27th, 2012
July 25th, 2012
August 29th, 2012
September 26th, 2012
October 31st, 2012
November 21st, 2012 (Third Wednesday of the month due to Thanksgiving)
December 19th, 2012 ( Third Wednesday of the month due to Winter Break)
Here is another great demonstration by Greg Nelson of the Muay Thai Kickboxing Clinch. This video demonstrates how effective the clinch can be in a Kickboxing fight or Self Defense situation.
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Here is a great example of using the clinch in Muay Thai Kickboxing in Tigard. Ajarn Greg Nelson shows a great example of various techniques and applications.
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Fighting out of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Junior dos Santos is a Mixed Martial Arts fighter who is currently the number 1 contender for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight championship belt. Born on September 12, 1984, he started his career in 2005, and went pro in 2006.
During his early days as a fighter, Santos fought in the Bahia State Jiu-Jitsu Championship and Bahia State Submission Championship and won. Moreover, he fought in Extreme Fighting Championship, Demo Fight, Mo Team League and Minotauro Fights, where he created a record of 6 wins, and acquired his only lost in his career against Joaquim Ferreira. On October 25, 2008, he made his debut in the UFC at UFC 90 and fought Fabricio Werdum. After his fight against Werdum, Santos fought Stefan Struve, Mirko Filipovic, Gilbert Yvel, Gabriel Gonzaga, Roy Nelson, and Shane Carwin.
Weighing 239 lbs and with the height of 6 ft 4 in, Santos ranks number 2 in the heavyweight division of UFC. He is an orthodox fighter who is an expert in boxing and holds a brown belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He works under former UFC champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, and with Anderson Silva (the current UFC Middleweight champion). At present, junior holds the record of 13 wins, with 11 of his wins came from a knock out or submission and 1 lost.
On November 12, 2011, Santos will go toe to toe with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez with the heavyweight title on the line at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
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