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Indian MMA Origin Stories Episode 1: KOI Combat Academy ft. Vishal Seigell

LockerRoom Team
11 October 2020

Indian MMA Origin Stories is an Interview series from LockerRoom India where we try to explore the origin stories of Indian MMA Fight Teams, Gyms, Promotions, and whatnot.

In the first episode, we talk to Vishal Seigell who is the man behind KOI Combat Academy. Vishal opens up about the inception of the idea, the starting days of the project, the fighters at KOI Combat Academy, the story behind the name and his take on MMA in India, and more.

Below is the time code for the chat for easy listening.

  • 02:48  - The Idea of KOI Combat Academy
  • 05:18  - The Starting Days and Process
  • 11:34  - The challenges that were faced
  • 19:59  - Fighters at the KOI Combat Academy
  • 40:16  - The story behind the name
  • 42:57  - Training in the United States
  • 50:22  - Having the Champion Mindset
  • 56:20  - Story behind the Cap
  • 57:16  - Future Plans for KOI Combat Academy
  • 58:28  - MMA in India and Final Thoughts

You can listen to the episode on Spotify,, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Breaker, Radio Public. You can also listen on our YouTube channel below.

Tune in for another episode of Indian MMA Origin Stories where we cover another exciting story. 

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