Time waits for no man, and Budo Fighting Championships CEO Chris Clarke seems to be in a big hurry to go places. After this week’s seismic announcement that Budo FC would be introducing full medicals, including MRI’s to their events, fully funded by Budo; they’ve now exclusively revealed to Addicted OTR that they’re stepping up the game in their second foray to Wales.
It’s here, the news Budo Fighting Championships have recently been teasing us with. Budo 16 sees BAMMAWorld Middleweight Champion, the knockout sensation John Phillips making his Budo FC debut, colliding with fellow striking phenomenon Jose Otavio ‘Javali’ Dos Santos Lacerda.
When I started this martial arts journey seven years ago, I had heard about a gym near Swansea that trained kickboxers and K1 fighters as well as running a very popular show in Swansea, called Adrenalin. I had seen their coach and founder James Wallis at various shows and events and he always seemed a friendly fellow, so as his fight nights gained momentum and his fighters advanced, I decided to write a piece on these guys as I felt they deserved some recognition, especially as they’re from a small part of Wales. They train solidly, as I found out when I visited the gym and saw some real talent. My training partner Michelle Walker took part in some training there and came away with a positive, new attitude toward K1 techniques.