MMA Hive was created by Joe, an MMA fanatic and student, in 2020.
Joe started mixed martial arts training at BaliMMA in 2019 and has been hooked on the study of MMA ever since. He has trained extensively in Boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Learning with professional MMA fighters who compete in ONE Championship, Australian Fighting Championship, One Pride, and various others.
Most of Joe’s tuition has come from coaches Mike Ikelei and Gianni Subba. Both are formerly affiliated with BaliMMA and now co-own Soma Fight Club. Mike is the head striking coach, hailing from Elite Thai Kickboxing under Jason Suttie. And Gianni has been a professional fighter in ONE Championship for several years and is the head coach of the Soma fighting team.
MMA Hive has become more than just a passion project, now bringing on several writers who have real experience in mixed martial arts to provide high-quality martial arts content. We want to help amateurs get better at martial arts, and entertain fans about the MMA sporting world’s history and events.
Since launching, MMA Hive has served thousands of MMA fans worldwide and even word an award as Best Mixed Martial Arts Blog of 2021!
Contributing Authors on MMA Hive
Joe is the creator and lead author of MMA Hive. He’s a mixed martial artist student, passionate about learning a combination of K-1 Kickboxing and MMA fighting styles.
Luke is a lifelong Judoka with over 20 years of experience. He was awarded his Black belt at 17, holds multiple national titles, and represented Australia on the world stage. He has since earned his Brown Belt in BJJ, transitioned into the sport of MMA for 10 professional fights, and teaches others as a coach with Day One Martial Arts.
Tom Holmes is a published author, comedian, and award-winning broadcaster. His podcast The Gaffer Tapes became the UK’s biggest fantasy football show and spawned Tom’s second book The A-Z of Fantasy Football. Tom has been an MMA fan for 15 years and watched his first live UFC event in 2008 – UFC 85, headlined by Thiago Alves and Matt Hughes. Tom has written for several publications including MMA articles for the SportBIBLE.
Erik is a former naval officer and defense contractor (but he’s not allowed to talk about it). He is also the author of Demon, Guardian, Bigfoot Crank Stomp, and numerous small press works and short stories. He’s also a certified Kenpo instructor in the Tracy Kenpo Karate system. You can find out more about him and his drivel at his blog.
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