Mr. Channarith Pot is one of our Kickboxing Instructor. His father taught him Pradal Serey at a young age. Then he became more serious and started training and fighting in Muay Thai under Sensei Yuki from Piston Gym. Pot also cross-trained with Long Beach Kickboxing, Team Valdez, The Shark Tank, Body Shop, CSW and United Mixed Martial Arts. Pot holds a Pro/Amateur sanction fight record of 3-1(3KO’s) and have competed in many smoker fights. In 1999, Pot suffered a severe rotator cuff tear during a fight. It took him three years to recover and had a comeback fight in 2003, which he knocked out his opponent in the second round. He also had the great opportunity of cross-training and sparring with some of the best stand-up fighters, such as Ken Shamrock(UFC), Tank Abbott(UFC), Mike Burke(COTC), Jay Martinez(COTC), Brian Joplin, Marshall Fernald(WCK), Prudencio Portillo(WCK), Imani Lee(K-1), Maurice Jackson(K-1), Jaime Fletcher(EliteXC, K-1), Mighty Mo(K-1), Sylvestor Terkey (K-1, WWE),Rampage Jackson (Pride, UFC), Savant Young(IFL), Antonio McKee(IFL,UFC), JJ Ambrose(Affliction), Jaime Yager(UFC, TUF), Emanuel Newton, Cisco Rivera(WEC,UFC), Shane Oblonsky(WCK)Carlos Otieno(IFS), Ghiath Dakar(IFS) and many more….
UMMA would like to thank Mr. Pot for his generous time at UMMA Fitness Center, it’s an honor to have you here.