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Team Karoshi is has been created out of a group of some of the finest amateur and professional athletes in the state of Ohio. We have created a team that is of the highest caliber technically - ferocious fighters who, while being tremendous athletes, still represent themselves in the spirit of respect, courtesy and discipline that is the hallmark of true Martial Arts! We recognize it is important that we win; but it is equally important that we win in a way that brings honor to our art and our sport.
4/21/11 David Blattman wins with a first round TKO in Findlay! Not only was it a terrific win against a good fighter but David was also awarded the events "Knock out of the Knight" award! (Picture Below and Video to soon follow.) - Just out of the shot is Justin Edwards of TV's "Ultimate Fighter" cornering David's partner.
2/19/11: Milo Roberts big win in Adrian - Congratulations to Milo Roberts going 3 and 1 with a big win in the second round with a standing guillotine!
Team Karoshi returns with some big wins and great competition. Brief video of Milo Roberts and Coach Widmer bouts available by clicking here.
Recent wins posted by: Milo Roberts (a three round decision), Zach Sumner (a blazing faDast first round TKO), Rudy Lopez (with an arm bar in round three)
Also representing Team Karoshi: ChrisPickett in his first MMA bought, Coach Widmer in His first pro fight, and pro Matt Young
Scroll Down for a few pictures and videos of a few of our past and current team members.
November 28 News: Team Karoshi goes 3 and 0! Big first round wins by Mike Widmer, Jimmy Davenport, and a third round submission title fight by Dan McMurray!!! ( check out all three videos below)
3 and 0 winners from left to right: Jimmy Davenport,
Dan McMurray and Mike Widmer
Just in!!: Fresh Video of Dan's Title Fight as well as Coach Widmer's and Jimmy's win!
This is a video of Dan's big day. The video doesn't do it justice; I was sitting at the apron of the cage and I can tell you the entire cage was shaking on every single knee strike!!! - Sensei (With some luck more video of other fighters coming soon!)
September News: Chad Keller wins in 10 seconds with one strike and a quick guillotine finish!
Here's a play by play from Mr. Gary Hughes:
Sempai: Chad Keller is a bad man!!!!! I know you've heard but I have to tell ya, It was 10 seconds of awesome ! At the bell they met in the center of the cage, Chad had his right foot forward when they met so he threw a picture perfect straight left cross and his opponent ran right into it !! This punch looked like it would have knocked out King Kong and the guy ate it on the nose and chin. It looked like he was out but his momentum took him to what looked like a take down attempt. Chad had him in a guillotine instantly and dropped to the floor and locked it up. The guy tapped right away. Awesome!
Dan did a great job of warming Chad up before the fight, He had a light film of sweat all over but he he wasn't dripping in sweat. (perfect warm up). His opponent came in cold. (no sweat). Chad comes in the ring with a six pack (abs), and looking very much in shape, and only we knew how much in shape he really was. VERY COOL ! Towards the end of the event they called Dan and his next opponent to the ring to announce their fight next month. That poor man had a look of doubt on his face standing next to the much bigger Dan MC. So we saw it all,the good, the bad, and the ugly. It was a riot for sure ! Tell ya the details when I see ya. Everyone knows when Ohio Martial Arts Center comes to town , there is going to be some great fights, Good job team !! Have a great vacation.
Congrats to Rudy Lopez, Mike Widmer, and Pro - Marcus Widmer: All three with fantastic wins!
**Our special thanks to Mr. Scott Sheely from "Team Iron Tiger" for his expert coaching and cornering. Mr. Sheely is beyond question an encyclopedia of MMA skill and knowledge having trained with and fought against some of the biggest and best names in the MMA world. We are truly blessed to know you and stand in absolute appreciation for the expertise you have brought and continue to bring to the fighters!!**
Best Moment: (After Mr. Marcus's quick dismantling of his competitor in his first pro win) Dan MacMurray lifting him up and carrying him around in celebration; and the thought we were all having: "We know Mr. Marcus can keep himself safe in the cage, but can he survive Dan's excitement!"
More details and Pics to follow soon!
"The Big Three" After their wins: (From left to right) Mike Widmer, Rudy Lopez, and Marcus Widmer