Normally I shoot concert photos, but I have been involved with Karate, on and off, since 1987. The dojo where I train offers many other disciplines, including BJJ, MMA, and Muay Thai. After shooting photos for some of our fighter’s amateur Muay Thai fights in June (photos here), I was hooked.

A few weeks ago the one of those fighters, David Pacheco, fought at Pala again, for the Super Middle Weight Championship, and as you can see in the above photo – He Won! The guy he fought was tough too.

I mean really tough. Look at the next photo… is he smiling while being hit?

Here’s a few more David’s fight, and some from the other fights…

So that night they had both pro and amateur fights. Here’s some from the guys fights…

And here’s some from the girls!

One of the main fights was England’s Julie Kitchen – a 14 time World Champ! Her she is with a nice front kick:

But, she lost this time. Believe it or not, the one bleeding won!

Aan I saved her best for last!

On September 8th, K-! Rising is at the LA Sports Arena with local fighter Joey Pagliuso of Riverside’s USKO. I’ll be shooting it, and hope he wins. Watch here for shots.



August 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Martial Arts, Sports | No comment