New York City (NYC) has proven to be a tough place to win for Washington, DC (DC), Maryland (MD), and Virginia (VA) (also known as “DMV”) fighters. For the past eight months, fighters from this area have trekked to the Big Apple to fight in Lou Neglia and Ray Longo’s fight nights: Combat at the Capitale and Combat at the Rasputin. Sanctioned by the World Kickboxing Association (WKA), both are kickboxing-only fight night series that features Muay Thai and Low-Kick fights
[“Low-Kick” or International Kickboxing rules allow punches, kicks above the waist, and kicks to the legs, whereas traditional Full Contact Rules or “American Kickboxing” only allow punches and kicks that are above the waist.]
On February 24, 2012, a crew from DC Boxing & Fitness made another trip NYC to fight in Combat at the Capitale 25. Katie Jaworski, who fought on the past four fight cards, was joined by teammates Clinso “The Rage” Brumfield and Jennifer Yang, who was a last minute replacement. Tara Smith from Warriors Martial Arts Club in Richmond, VA also made her Capitale debut to compete for the open Women’s Northeast WKA Championship. Diamond Watson from Team Combat in MD was originally scheduled to defend his North America Muay Thai Champion title against Mike Fischetti, from Team Tiger Schulmann. But Fischetti broke his nose during training and had to withdraw from the fight. According to Neglia, this fight will be rescheduled for the next show.
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