Huge news for our striking program as we welcome Tao Jaiphet to the coaching staff at Absolute MMA!
Tao is a true pioneer of the Melbourne Muay Thai scene with over 16 years’ experience as a fight trainer, producing over 150 fighters to date and 14 champions.
Tao spent much the late 90s training and fighting in Thailand and Australia, amassing a record of 12 wins from 19 bouts, as well as training and fighting in Macau and Hong Kong also where he used his background in Muay Thai to compete in Sanda, putting together an undefeated record of 11 wins from 11 fights.
Tao is a fully qualified Fight Trainer with the Boxing & Combat Sports Board of Victoria. He is the Former World Muay Thai Council President for Victoria, and is a fully qualified and registered Muay Thai, Kickboxing and MMA judge and referee in Victoria.
Tao’s champions include:
- Claire ‘Fury’ Foreman – WMC Vic Champion, WMC Australian Champion
- Amy Gross – WMC South Pacific Champion
- Caroline Aebersold – WMC Intercontinental Champion
- Jared Grigor – WBC Vic Champion. English Champion, Southern English Champion
- Dan Sheridan – WKA Champion
- Michael Demitriou – WMC Vic Champion
- Ben Smullen – WKA Vic Champion
- Ryan Barry – WBC Vic Champion, WMC Vic Champion
Tao may be able to add to that list of champions as he has John McKenna fighting for a WMC Vic Title this Friday at Road to Rebellion!