We are pleased to inform that Marcin "Cinek" Grze¶kowiak, representative of the IKMA Fight Team Krzysztof Sawicki, participated in the IFC Winner Punch professional MMA fight event that took place on November 19th, 2010. His rival was experienced fighter Mariusz "Manolo" Linke (II Dan BJJ black belt and III Dan Judo black belt), among others a 2-time world Grappling Jiu-Jitsu champion and a 3-time European Full Contact Jiu-Jitsu champion. This was Marcin's first MMA fight.
Marcin Grze¶kowiak is an Israeli Krav Maga instructor (IKMA blue belt) and part of the IKMA Fight Team in Warsaw, Poland. His instructor is Krzysztof Sawicki (IKMA II Dan black belt), Israeli Krav Maga Chief Instructor for Poland. Marcin has been training Israeli Krav Maga under the supervision of Krzysztof Sawicki since he was 16 years old. This is the only fighting system and martial art he has ever trained. Marcin teaches Israeli Krav Maga in United Kingdom (Birmingham and Coventry). Classes starts in October 2011. Join classes with Marcin (Martin) - details here.
The fight was ended via TKO in the first round (1 min 40 seconds), giving Marcin Grze¶kowiak a quick and spectacular victory.
Israeli Krav Maga is a complete and modern fighting system, which includes stand-up fighting, grappling, ground fighting as well as all aspects related to self-defense. It is a street fighting system aimed at realistic and effective solutions in every situation. We are therefore even more so please with Marcin's victory in an MMA sports fight.
Select press commentary:
„…".Mariusz Linke, who was supported by a large group of fans, suffered a quick defeat. He was bested by debutant Marcin Grze¶kowiak." - www.sport.pl
".The biggest impression was made by the quick, aggressive and showering their rivals with punches Piotr Strus and Marcin Grze¶kowiak, who quickly stripped the veteran MMA fighter Mariusz Linke of any disillusions." - Gazeta Pomorska