WKA is proud to recognize The Fighter of The Month
Bobby 'Jackhammer' Campbell.
fighting out of Coupage, Long Island has had a storied
19 year career in
the world of kickboxing and martial arts.
Having started training 30 years ago at the age of
four years old Bobby's primary fighting expertise is
full contact kickboxing with some experience in US
On Sunday August 13th, Campbell
victoriously retired from active competition with a
pro boxing record of 4 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, he
retires with a pro kickboxing record of 37 wins 5
loses and 1 draw.
Bobby credits his strong
family relationship with his father and brother for
first introducing him to the world of kickboxing.
brother Tom Campbell an orange belt in karate
introduced Bobby to a karate training gym at the age
of four. Bobby stated that karate wasn't for him
because he would always be disqualified from
tournaments for hitting to hard.
following the sport of kickboxing and boxing with his
father and through a strong bond with brother Tom,
Bobby pursued a career under Chris Cardona training
for 13 years straight at Bellmore kickboxing.
During his time in active competition Bobby has
amassed an impressive seven world titles in three
different weight classes including the WKA world super
welterweight title the USKBA world title and the ISKA
Intercontinental title respectively.
his heroes growing up were Arturo Godey 'blood and
guts' warrior and his father Tom Campbell.
Bobby during this time followed his passion for
training in martial arts successfully opening his own
gym Campbell's Karate and Kickboxing of Long Island.
Bobby is also a successful kickboxing promoter
promoting the positively received Jackhammer
Promotions events throughout the calendar year
sanctioned by the WKA.
that Bobby is completely retired from active
competition he looks to actively promote even more
Jackhammer Promotions events and also redo the
Campbell's kickboxing and karate gym for future
Bobby would also like to take the
time out in being recognized as the WKA fighter of the
month to thank Ray Longo's LAW MMA gym "No egos in
that gym says Bobby "welcoming team" and they "treated
him like family while they got him ready for his last
Campbell's training for his last fight
entailed a regiment of 10 week of training six days a
week, two to three times a day.
If Bobby could impart any advice to all
perspective fighters thinking of training and pursuing
a career in the martial arts he tells them to "always
follow your dreams and never let anyone tell you you
can't do anything".
Congratulations to you
Bobby Campbell "martial arts is life" and you are the
WKA fighter of the month!