Kru Chuck Liddell

Chuck Liddell is the chief instructor at SLO Kickboxing. He is currently ranked #1in the world. His martial arts career began at the age of twelve with Koei-Kan Karate today he holds a black belt and a national championship title. Chuck started the sport of wrestling in San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara his Sophomore year.

He came to Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo where he was a 4-year starter at the Division 1 Wrestling program. Chuck was also a State Champion in Freestyle Wrestling for California. After his wrestling career, he missed the competition. As fate would have it, he heard of a former professional kickboxer by the name of John "The Train" Hackleman, world-class kickboxer ranked #5 in the world. Chuck went to John's dojo called the "The Pit" in the hills of Arroyo Grande, CA and learned the art of kickboxing and also earned a black belt in Kajukembo. Chuck went on to become a North American Champion for the IKF, WKA, WKC and the USMTA.

Chuck had his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship May 15, 1998 in Mobile, Alabama. He entered the middleweight division and defeated Noe Hernandez, in a twelve-minute unanimous decision. Then in August 23, 1998 Chuck fought a "Vale Tudo" bout in Brazil. He defeated his opponent, Jose "Pele" Jones the #1 ranked Vale Tudo fighter in the world at 170 lbs. in a thirty-minute unanimous decision. On Sept. 24, 1999 Chuck defeated Shoot Champ Paul Jones by TKO. Today Chuck continues to train with his kickboxing trainer John Hackleman and Jiu Jitsu with John Lewis and manages his Mixed Martial Art and Kickboxing teams, and teaches at his gym in San Luis Obispo. Chuck plans to compete in many more fights in the next few years and win the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


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