The Korean Typhoon! Won Sik Park
Since losing his debut in 2006, 22 year old Korean Won Sik “Parky” Park is undefeated in his last 8 fights and has started to open some eyes in the MMA world…
Name: Won Sik Park
MMA Record: 7-1-1
Dojo: CMA Korea Ulsan Gym
Be Proud Of Your Roots
Parky has trained Taekwondo for 7 years and is currently a 3rd degree black belt. He says: “A lot of Japanese fighters are proud of their backbone like Judo and Karate. However, Korean fighters who have Taekwondo as their backbone, they aren’t proud of it. I’m not an elite Taekwondo player but it is the foundation which made it possible for me to fight in MMA. I tried Taekwondo moves like it’s kicks and sidestep in my fights before and it was plenty effective. I want to use Taekwondo’s strong points in MMA and make the predominance of Taekwondo known.”
Taekwondo Vs. Kyokushin Karate
With three consecutive first round victories in DEEP, Parky has his eyes set on Katsunori Kikuno and the DEEP Lightweight title. He says that Kikuno has power and his middle kick is strong. He is currently preparing a counter for Kikuno’s crescent kick. If the time comes he intends to increase his physical strength training and train with Jang Yong Kim, the only fighter to have not been stopped by Kikuno in his last 5 fights, as well.
“I’ll definitely take back the belt that Bang Seung Hwan relinquished.”
The White Cage Of DREAM Next
To level up Parky has started to visit Team MAD to train with fighters such as UFC’s Dong Hyun Kim and Myeon Ho Bae.
On September 29th, 2009, Parky was announced as a participant of the white cage of DREAM where he will face Cage Force Lightweight champion Kuniyoshi Hironaka.
Visit Parky’s YouTube channel to see most of his MMA fights and some grappling footage.