Vera in 2018
Vera in 2007.
Vera (left) and Mauro Cerilli (right) in the "Conquest of Champions".

At City Boxing, Vera excelled as a trainer and was taken under the wing of owner Mark Dion, who became his manager and introduced him to kickboxing great Rob Kaman.

- Brandon Vera

Currently, he is training UFC light heavyweight Brandon Vera on kickboxing for MMA.

- Rob Kaman

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Group of stand-up combat sports and a form of boxing based on kicking and punching.

Kickboxing training in Ebisu, Tokyo.
800 year old Cambodian stone carving of an early version of Pradal Serey. Located at the Bayon temple.
Pankratiasts fighting under the eyes of a judge. Side B of a Panathenaic prize amphora, c. 500 BC.
Old picture of la boxe française
Tatsuo Yamada (left) and his master Choki Motobu (right), 1926
A kickboxing match in München.
Roundhouse kick

Notable fighters under Muay Thai rules include Apidej Sit Hrun, Buakaw Por. Pramuk, Changpuek Kiatsongrit, Rob Kaman, Ramon Dekkers, Coban Lookchaomaesaitong, Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn, Saenchai P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym, Samart Payakaroon and Yodsanklai Fairtex.

Changpuek Kiatsongrit

Former Thai Muay Thai fighter.

Kra-Dai migration route proposed by Matthias Gerner (2014) in a linguistic computational project.

Changpuek is a seven time world champion who has fought some of the world's best fighters at middleweight to heavyweight and has wins against world class fighters such as Rob Kaman (x3), Rick Roufus, Peter Smit and Tosca Petridis.

Alexey Ignashov

Belarusian Heavyweight kickboxer.

Alexey Ignashov by

He has also fought legendary Rob Kaman, losing by decision, but after that fight Rob gave the trophy to Ignashov.

Mejiro Gym

Kickboxing gym headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

With its well-known fighters including Rob Kaman and Peter Aerts, Mejiro Gym has become one of the most famous and accomplished kickboxing gyms in the world.

Nobuaki Kakuda

Retired karateka and kickboxer.

Though his tenure was prior to the federation's official move to no-holds-barred competition, he competed in a single legitimate fight at the RINGS Battle Dimensions Tournament 1992, meeting kickboxing legend Rob Kaman under mixed rules.

Lucien Carbin

Surinamese-Dutch former kickboxer, karateka and trainer.

Some of his early students included future champion Rob Kaman.

Jan Plas

Dutch professional kickboxer, trainer and founder of the Mejiro Gym in Amsterdam.

He also went on to run the Vos Gym and trained many world-class fighters including Peter Aerts, Lucien Carbin, Ivan Hippolyte, Rob Kaman, Andre Mannaart and Fred Royers.


1989 American martial arts action film directed by Terence H. Winkless, written by Robert King, and starring Don "The Dragon" Wilson.

Rob Kaman as Raton

Masaaki Satake

Japanese former heavyweight karateka, kickboxer, professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.

Satake in 2013

Despite taking a two-year break from kickboxing afterwards to focus on karate, Satake followed his initial victory up with an undefeated streak that included draws against world champions Rob Kaman and Peter Aerts - establishing himself as a Japanese powerhouse who could hold his own against the best of international competition.

Tosca Petridis

Australian former kickboxer and boxer.

In 1995, Tosca fought Dutch legend, Rob Kaman under Muay Thai rules, and after Tosca seemingly being in front on points against Kaman, the fight was stopped towards the end, after an accidental headbutt, which had the fight ruled a no contest.