CYPRUS ISLAND HAS JOINED OUR WKF WORLD FAMILY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN!
CYPRUS ISLAND HAS JOINED OUR WKF WORLD FAMILY!
“WELCOME MR MICHALIS MICHAEL to the WKF World Family. His story and wealth of experience in Martial Arts and the Special Forces makes him very “Highly” qualified in becoming our :New” WKF Cyprus President and International Promoter.
Martial Arts have been a part of Michalis’s life from a very early age, practicing kickboxing and boxing since the age of 8. During his late teens, he started experimenting with other Styles of Martial Arts, including Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kung–Fu, Traditional Jiu-Jitsu, Pankration and Andihara Combat. When he turned 18, he joined the Special Forces of the Cypriot Army and eventually discharged honorably with several high distinctions.
My love for sports and Martial Arts led Mr Michael to study at University Sports Science and a qualified Personal trainer. He joined several Martial Arts Styles, gaining many certificates as a Certified Trainer during his journey. However, he didn’t stop there. In his late 30’s, he went on to attend College again, studying VIP Close Protection and Security Services. Also at this time, Michalis founded Samtsihara Fight System Global Academy, where he’s currently teaching Martial Arts with his current Assistant Coaches to training, including Adults and Children as well. His Academy also employs a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, to cover all the various needs of all the attending athletes at my Dojo.
Besides that, Michalis also Teaches and Trains various Security Departments, Banks and Corporate Businesses throughout Cyprus.
THE “FUTURE” GROWTH OF WKF IN CYPRUS FOR YEARS TO COME!
Mr Michael is looking at Promoting and establishing WKF in all Cyprus in several ways. Firstly, he is looking at running WKF Certified Course Seminars, presenting WKF Cyprus in order to opening doors to the wider Community to local Martial Arts schools, getting to know us. Secondly, Mr Michael can also Coach and “Upgrade” other Trainers, Instructors and Teachers through a WKF Grading System which will grant them with Belt Rankings, and/or certificates of the WKF Global Federation. Those who will gain certified WKF International Graded Certifications, will be able to assess and “Upgrade” their students, also giving them Certification with WKF in Cyprus.
Lastly, but probably the most important, when other smaller Organizations and Federations get to know us and team up with us, Mr Michael “Promises” to be able to organize WKF fighting Events (Even Title Opportunities) under the name of WKF Cyprus.
In order to make all these happen, time and patience is needed. Every step must be planned accordingly in order to avoid any mistakes. The support of the WKF World Head Office World CEO/President Mr Robert Wilesmith will also be crucial to achieve this goal, and with the above-mentioned steps, WKF Cyprus will become “Powerful” in the Combat Sports Industry throughout the Mediterranean and European Union, with several Members, becoming part of our WKF World Family. Congratulations Mr Michalis Michael on your appointment as WKF CYPRUS President and International Promoter. BRAVO!