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Jose Santiago Miami Florida
First name: Jose Last name: Santiago Address:
12384 NW 7TH LN, Miami FL, 3318, United States
Phone: +1 305 796 5658 DOB: 07/22/1997 Weight:
170 Height: 6’ Male
Gym: Bushido Muay
Thai Trainer: Manuel Ramirez Gym address: 7128
sw 47 st unit 7130, Miami FL, 33155 United States
Gym phone: +1 (786) 303-7403 Gym email:
WKA Fighter of the Month Jose Santiago
fighter of the Month is Jose Santiago.
Fighting out of Bushido Muay Thai Club under the
tutelage of head trainer Manuel Ramirez.
has been studying martial arts for over six years and
has spent over a year and a half of that time as a
member of Bushido Muay Thai Club.
to an impressive overall amateur and professional
record, Jose is the embodiment of determination and
fighting spirit having recently competed and medaled
in both the WKA World championships and the WKA
International and Thai Games and Festivals in Bangkok
It is worth noting that although
Santiago placed silver medalist at the WKA
International and Thai Games and Festival, unlike many
of the fellow USA fighters that competed, Jose had a
very rigorous journey through this competition having
fought skilled opposition every day of the entirety of
In no way to take away from the
accomplishments of other WKA fighters at the
International and Thai Games and Festival, it takes a
tremendous amount of heart, passion and intestinal
fortitude to compete each day during the course of
competition and still places a medallist at it’s
When question about how he got
involved in martial arts Santiago stated “When I was
13 my grandfather decided to signed me up for Muay
Thai classes in a little gym in my hometown because he
didn’t want anyone to mess with me and wanted me to be
able to defend myself if I find myself in that kind of
“I never considered competing until
my first coach one day told me that he would ‘love to
see me fighting and asked if I would like to do it’.
Since that moment I fell in love with it and I will
keep competing as long as my body allows me to”.
When asked about his Bushido Muay Thai club,
Santiago said “my gym is like my second home, a place
where I can go every day and completely forget about
anything going on outside of those walls. I don’t call
them “coach” or “teammates” because they’re more than
that...they’re like family to me. This gym is like no
other from the moment you step inside you can tell
there something different about it there are no
egos...everybody’s always helping each other and
pushing to make everyone better not only a Muay Thai
but also in life. I can say joining them in this
journey was one of the best decisions of my life”.
Having crafted and cultivated a “traditional and
technical Muay Thai style very calm but explosive when
needed”, Jose’s advice for any new fighters would be
that “it’s OK to lose...there’s no better way to learn
than losing...also they shouldn’t feel bad if they’re
scared... it’s completely normal and fear is what
makes us survive in any situation”.
congratulations goes out to you Jose Santiago! The WKA
Fighter of the Month! The sky is truly the limit for
this role model in the Warriors Way!