Jayson Vemoa

Jayson Vemoa

Jayson Vemoa
Jayson Vemoa
Born Jayson Vemoa
(1971-10-14) 14 October 1971
Auckland, New Zealand
Other names Supercharge
The Niuean Samurai
Nationality New Zealand
Niue
Cook Islands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Division Super Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Style Muay Thai, K-1, Boxing, Kyokushin Karate
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of South Auckland, New Zealand
Team Team Ichigeki (2004 – 2013)
Team Sefo (2002–2013)
Lee Gar NZ (1988 - present)
Team Hunt (20012 - present)
Trainer Fanta Attapong 1988 - 1994 (Muay Thai)
Lolo Heimuli 1990 - 1998 (Kickoxing)
Ryu Narushima (Kyokushin) 2005 - 2013
Rank      black belt in Kyokushin kaikan
     White belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 1990–1998; 2002–2005
Professional boxing record
Total 2
Wins 1
By knockout 1
Losses 0
Draws 1
Kickboxing record
Total 39
Wins 24
By knockout 10
Losses 12
By knockout 5
Draws 3
Amateur career
Total 4
Wins 3
By knockout 1
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Other information
Occupation Professional Coach
University Auckland Institure of Technology - Computer Science Degree
Notable relatives Jordan Tai, cousin
Mark Hunt, cousin
Notable students Jonah Lomu, Hidetoshi Nakata, Noriyuki Higashiyama, Glaube Feitosa, Ray Sefo, Ewerton Teixeira, Aleksandr Pitchkounov, Doug Viney, Jordan Tai, Mark Hunt
Website http://www.supercharge.co.nz
Boxing record from Boxrec

Jayson "Supercharge" Vemoa a former Muay Thai World Champion from New Zealand who leads a successful Martial Arts coaching career in Japan. [1] The list of people he has trained includes Jonah Lomu, Hidetoshi Nakata, Noriyuki Higashiyama, Ray Sefo, Glaube Feitosa, Aleksandr Pitchkounov, Jordan Tai, Doug Viney, Ewerton Teixeira, Mark Hunt.


Personal Life

Jayson was born in New Zealand. He is of Cook Islands (Mangaia) and Niue (Liku) descent. He attended Otahuhu College from 1985 until 1989.

Career

Early Years - Lee Gar

Originally a Muay Thai exponent from Phillip Lam Lee Gar in Auckland, NZ, Jayson Vemoa fought under NZ trainer Lollo Heimuli from 1990.[2] Early in his career Jayson trained at Balmoral Lee Gar gym alongside Ray Sefo, Jason Suttie, Rony Sefo, John Conway, and Doug Viney. Well known throughout Oceania in the 1990s he obtained professional New Zealand, South Pacific, Commonwealth, Intercontinental and World Titles.[3]

Memorable fights of his professional career consist of Muay Thai legend Nokweed Devy (WMTA World Champion) from Thailand, Scott Bannon (WKA World Champion) from Australia, Winston Walker (ISKA World Champion) from the United Kingdom and Australian Champions Tony Hill (AUS), Brian Murphy (AUS), Steve Rosten (AUS) and Aaron Kirby (AUS).
Jayson Vemoa remains a LEE GAR family member to present day.

Ray Sefo Fight Academy - Team Sefo

Retiring from professional fighting in 1999 Jayson began his coaching career in 2002 after being appointed by Ray Sefo as the Head Instructor for the Ray Sefo Fight Academy in Waitakere Auckland. At that time helping produce notable champions Rony Sefo, Jordan Tai,[4] Paula Mataele and help Ray Sefo to 4 consecutive K-1 WGP Final 8 tournaments, K-1 World Grand Prix 2002, K-1 World Grand Prix 2003, K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 and K-1 World Grand Prix 2005.


During 2004 Jayson was recruited by Jonah Lomu to help him in his physical rehabilitation before, during and after his Kidney donor replacement. Whilst at the Ray Sefo Academy Jayson also helped the Manu Samoa World Rugby Cup 2004 Team in crossing training in preparation for their upcoming World Cup Qualifying Games that year.

Jayson has continued to maintain his connection with Team Sefo from Japan, throughout the following years helping train Doug Viney for K-1 and Jordan Tai for K-1 Max WGP competition in Japan. He prepared Ray Sefo for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 and helped corner Ray Sefo for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final and K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Seoul Final 16.


2011 to 2013 Ray Sefo entered the Japan Pro Wrestling ranks fighting in Antonio Inoki's new promotions named Inoki Genome Federation. Sefo enlisted Jayson Vemoa's help for his pro wrestling support team.[5]

Comeback

Returning from retirement to professional competition Jayson faced several World Champions. [6]

In 2002 he entered K-1 and lost as a challenger for the ISKA World Title against Gurkan Ozkan (ISKA World Champion),[7] won against Aaron Boyes (WKBF World Champion) at the K-1 Oceania MAX 2004 event in Auckland, NZ and lost to Nathan Corbett (WMC World Champion) Boonch Cup Muay Thai Event, Queensland Australia, 2004. Jayson retired for a second time from professional competition in 2005.

IKO Ichigeki Academy - Team Ichigeki

In 2005 Jayson Vemoa was recruited and contracted by Kancho Matsui to help prepare his Kyokushin fighters to compete successfully in the K-1. He was relocated to Japan to train Glaube Feitosa[8] and helped Glaube in the same year to win the K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Las Vegas. In December 2005 Feitosa placed 2nd in the K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 Tokyo Dome. Jayson continued to help Feitosa to qualify and compete in consecutive K-1 WGP Final 8 tournaments K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 and K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final.[9]
In 2008 Jayson helped Ewerton Teixeira in his 1st year of K-1 to win the Japan K-1 WGP Tournament Championship Title Belt defeating Keijiro Maeda in the final at the K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka and continuing to help Ewerton gain wins over K-1 legends Musashi and Jerome Lebanner on his way to qualify for 3 consecutive years in K-1 World GP 2008 Final, K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final and K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final.
As the Head Kickboxing Instructor of the Ichigeki Academy[10]
Jayson took general public kickboxing classes and has also trained other Kyokushin Champions for K-1, i.e. Aleksandr Pitchkounov gaining 2nd place in K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Hawaii, K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Taipei and 3rd place K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Las Vegas. Takumi Sato gaining 3rd place in K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka and K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Seoul,[11] Jan Soukup (Czech Rep.) and Kou Tasei (Japan).


Team Ichigeki until 2010 consisted of 3 trainers Mauricio "Baboo" Da Silva (Brazil), Fai Falamoe (NZ) and Jayson Vemoa (NZ).[12]

Jayson finished his contract with Ichigeki Academy mid 2013.

Kyokushin Karate

Jayson Vemoa started Kyokushin Karate (IKO1 Matsui) in 2005 studying under Shihan Ryu Narushima (Japan) at the newly opened Ichigeki Academy Dojo in Tokyo.
Jayson took part as opponent no.54 in the 100-man kumite for Arthur Hovhannisyan held on 29 March 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.
In September 2010 Jayson successfully passed his 1st Dan Black Belt (Shodan) from HONBU becoming Shihan Narushima's 1st original student at the Ichigeki Academy, Ebisu Dojo to gain Black Belt status.
In April 2011 Jayson became an Assistant Kyokushin Instructor at Ichigeki Academy Ebisu Dojo under the supervision of Shihan Narushima.

  • 2013 IKO Kyokushin Karate 3rd Dan Black Belt - Japan
  • 2013 IKO1 Kyokushin Karate Official Judge - Japan
  • 2013 IKO1 International HONBU Winter Camp, Mt Mitsumine - Japan
  • 2013 IKO1 Kyokushin Karate Instructor - Japan
  • 2012 IKO1 Kyokushin Karate Official Judge - Japan
  • 2012 IKO1 International HONBU Winter Camp, Mt Mitsumine - Japan
  • 2012 IKO1 Kyokushin Karate Instructor - Japan
  • 2011 IKO1 International 10th World Tournament Official
  • 2011 IKO1 Kyokushin Karate Official Judge - Japan
  • 2011 IKO1 Kyokushin Karate Instructor - Japan
  • 2010 IKO1 Kyokushin Karate 1st Dan Black Belt - Japan
  • 2010 IKO1 International HONBU Winter Camp, Mt Mitsumine - Japan
  • 2009 IKO1 Kyokushin 100 man Kumite for Artur Hovhannisyan - Japan
  • 2009 IKO1 International HONBU Winter Camp, Mt Mitsumine - Japan
  • 2007 IKO1 International 9th World Tournament Official
  • 2005 IKO1 Begins Kyokushin Karate with Shihan Ryu Narushima

Personal Training

Jayson has done specialized personal training for famous celebrities from various sport codes and genres,i.e.Jonah Lomu (Rugby), Hidetoshi Nakata (Football), Noriyuki Higashiyama (Singer/Actor) and Koichi Nishimura (Volleyball), Kosuke Kitajima (Swimming).

Jayson Vemoa also continues to support and help professional fighters and athletes worldwide competing at the elite level.

Mixed Martial Arts

Jayson utilizes his Muay Thai experience for coaching striking in Mixed Martial Arts

25 April 2010 - Antz Nansen enlisted Jayson for ASTRA in Tokyo, Japan where he lost by submission to Enson Inoue (Japan)

26 February 2012 - Mark Hunt while in Japan enlisted Jayson's help for UFC 144 where Hunt won by 1st round KO against Cheick Kongo (France)

3 March 2013 - Mark Hunt enlisted Jayson for UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann where Hunt won and earned a jaw breaking Knock Out of the Night against Stefan Struve (Nederlands)

25 May 2013 - Mark Hunt enlisted Jayson for UFC 160 in Las Vegas, although losing to the former UFC World Champion Junior Dos Santos he gained Fight of the Night Honors

7 December 2013 Mark Hunt enlisted Jayson for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot in Brisbane, Australia, this fight was rated the best Heavyweight Fight in UFC History from UFC president Dana White, and once again Mark Hunt gained fight of the Night Honors.

20 September 2014 Mark Hunt enlisted Jayson for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson Tokyo, Japan. Hunt was awarded Performance of the Night Bonus award with his KO of Roy Nelson (fighter)

GLORY

3 May 2013 Kengo Shimizu (Japan) enlisted Jayson's help as a major sparring partner in preparation for Glory 8: Tokyo where Shimizu won the 4 man - Glory Japan Tournament Champion (187lb / 85kg).

21 December 2013 Joseph Valtellini (Canada) enlisted Jayson's help for Glory 13: Tokyo competing in the 4 man Welterweight World Championship Tournament. Defeating Raymond Daniels (USA) by KO in the semi-final to progress to the Final against Nieky Holzken (Holland).

Coaching Career Championships

Personal Career Championships

  • 2004 Muay Thai Boonchu Cup
  • 2004 K-1 WGP Oceania - Superfight Champion [13]
  • 2003 ICHIGEKI Japan
  • 2002 ICHIGEKI Japan Champion
  • 2002 I.S.K.A World Title - Challenger (lost to Gurkan Ozkan - TURKEY)
  • 1998 WFSB World Champion
  • 1998 I.S.K.A World Title - Challenger (lost to Winston Walker - United Kingdom)
  • 1998 I.S.K.A Intercontinental Champion
  • 1998 NZ KINGS Champion
  • 1998 WMTF New Zealand vs Thailand Champion (defeated Nokweed Devy THA)[14]
  • 1997 I.S.K.A Commonwealth Champion [15]
  • 1996 I.S.K.A Commonwealth Champion
  • 1996 WMTF World Champion
  • 1995 I.S.K.A Commonwealth Champion
  • 1994 I.S.K.A South Pacific Champion [16]
  • 1994 W.K.A South Pacific Champion
  • 1994 I.S.K.ANew Zealand Champion
  • 1992 WMTA New Zealand Champion
  • 1991 New Zealand Middleweight Champion Amateur

Kickboxing Record

24 Wins' (10 (T)KO's, 14 Decisions), 3 Draw, 12 Losses
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
04/02/2005 Loss Jan Antomik Phillip Lam Promotion, Auckland, NZ Ref Stoppage (Cut) 2 2:10
02/18/2005 Loss Joe White Phillip Lam Promotion, Auckland, New Zealand TKO (Ref Stoppage) 1 2:50
02/09/2004 Win Aaron Boyes K-1 Oceania MAX 2004, Auckland, New Zealand Decision (Ext. R) 4 3:00
K-1 NZ Champion
06/26/2004 Loss Nathan Corbett Boonch Cup Muay Thai Event, Queensland, Australia TKO (Knee strike) 1 2:40
02/22/2003 Loss Toshio Matsumoto Ichigeki III, Tokyo, Japan Decision 3 3:00
08/10/2002 Draw Toshio Matsumoto Ichigeki II, Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Decision 3 3:00
05/05/2002 Win Richard Walsh ISKA Event, Melbourne, Australia Decision 5 3:00
02/18/2002 Loss Gurkan Ozkan K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 Preliminary Melbourne, ISKA World Title, Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia TKO (Corner Stoppage) 2 2:45
lost as Challenger for the ISKA World Middleweight Title
12/18/2001 Loss Hiriwa Terangi ETK Promotions, Auckland, New Zealand Decision 5 3:00
08/27/1998 Win Nokweed Devy New Zealand Vs Thailand, Auckland, New Zealand Decision 5 3:00
WMTA NZ vs Thailand Champion
05/27/1998 Win Boonly Devy WSFB World Tournament, WSFB World Title, Shenzen, China KO (Left Hook) 4 2:15
WSFB World Champion
05/26/1998 Win Chad Sawyer WSFB World Tournament, Shenzen, China Decision (Ext. R) 5 3:00
01/23/1998 Win Mark Waters ISKA Intercontinental Title, ASB Stadium, Auckland, NZ KO (Leg Kicks) 3 1:30
ISKA Intercontinental Champion
10/16/1997 Loss Winston Walker ISKA World Title, Auckland, New Zealand TKO (Referee stoppage) 4 2:50
lost as a Challenger for the ISKA World Middleweight Title
11/28/1996 Win Brian Murphy Phillip Lam Lee Gar Promotion, Auckland, New Zealand Decision 5 3:00
ISKA Commonwealth Champion
06/30/1996 Win Scott Bannon ISKA Commonwealth Title, Auckland, New Zealand KO (Boomerang Hook) 1 2:40
ISKA Commonwealth Champion
01/08/1996 Win Long Yee Devy WMTF World Title, Macau, Hong Kong Decision (Majority) 5 3:00
WMTF World Champion
11/30/1995 Loss Scott Bannon Mandalay Event Centre, Auckland, New Zealand KO (Straight Right Hand) 1 2:30
04/27/1995 Win Gary Harder ISKA Commonwealth Title, Auckland, New Zealand TKO 4 0:49
ISKA Commonwealth Champion
11/28/1994 Win Tony Hill ISKA South Pacific Title, Auckland, New Zealand KO (Left Jab) 1 1:49
ISKA South Pacific Champion
20 June 1994 Win Aaron Kirby WKA South Pacific Title, Queensland, Australia Decision 5 3:00
WKA South Pacific Champion
04/28/1994 Win Harry Rubina ISKA New Zealand Title, Auckland, New Zealand KO 1 2:00
ISKA New Zealand Champion
11/27/1992 Draw Brian Brunton WMTA New Zealand Title, Auckland, New Zealand Decision 5 3:00
11/27/1992 Win Stuart Ramsey WMTA New Zealand Title, Auckland, New Zealand TKO 4 1:30
WMTA New Zealand Champion
11/30/1992 Draw Nokweed Davy WMTA World Title, Macau, Hong Kong Decision 5 3:00
06/11/1992 Loss Ian Jacobs WKA Commonwealth Title Queensland, Australia TKO 1 2:20
03/27/1992 Loss Steve Rosten WKA South Pacific Title Queensland, Australia Decision 5 3:00
12/16/1991 Loss Brian Brunton WKA New Zealand Title (Amateur) Auckland, New Zealand TKO 2 2:30
11/20/1991 Win Joseph Ramsey Muay Thai New Zealand Title (Amateur) Auckland, New Zealand KO (Head Kick) 3 2:01
NZ Muay Thai Champion
06/13/1991 Win Hone Marsters Marsters Freestyle Kickboxing (Amateur) Auckland, New Zealand Decision 3 3.00
11/20/1990 Win Hamish Simmons Tauranga Freestyle Kickboxing (Amateur) Tauranga, New Zealand Decision 3 3.00

Boxing record

1 Wins (1 Draw), 0 Losses
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
11/08/2002 Win Sione Latu A.B.A Boxing, Auckland, New Zealand TKO (punches) 4 2:20
07/06/1995 Win Maselino Masoe Auckland Sky City Casino, Auckland, New Zealand Corner stoppage 4 3:00

Miscellaneous

  • Jayson Vemoa's name is spelt incorrectly as "Vermoa" in ISKA, Boxrec records
  • David Tua and Jayson Vemoa together attended the Massey.1. at Otahuhu College 1987 - 1989

See also

References

  1. ^ "Supercharge - K-1 World GP Circuit 2010". www.fighttimes.com. 2011. 
  2. ^ "NZ Muay Thai Champions 1990 Sports Documentary". www.youtube.com. 1990. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Jayson Vemoa Supercharge". www.nzfighters.com. March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Behind the Battle Lines". www.axkickboxing.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2004. Retrieved 2004-08-13. 
  5. ^ "Ray Sefo vs Montana Da Silva IGF Pro Wrestling". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Supercharge Vemoa Entry". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  7. ^ "K-1 WORLD GP 2002 Quarter Finals in Melbourne AUS". www.k-1.co.jp. Retrieved 2002-02-18. 
  8. ^ "The Evolution". www.fighttimes.com. Retrieved 2006. 
  9. ^ "K-1 interview for Head Trainer". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  10. ^ "K-1 WGP Finals 2008". www.fighttimes.com. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  11. ^ "K-1 Grand Prix Circuit 2008". www.fighttimes.com. Retrieved 2008. 
  12. ^ "Kyokushin4Life Interview of Jayson Vemoa". nzproud at Kyokushin4life. Retrieved 2009. 
  13. ^ "K-1 NZ Vemoa Vs Boyes". www.youtube.com. 2004. 
  14. ^ "Jayson Vemoa Vs Nokweed Davy". www.youtube.com. 1998. 
  15. ^ "Jayson Vemoa Vs Scott Bannon THE REMATCH". www.youtube.com. 1994. 
  16. ^ "Jayson Vemoa Vs Tony Hill". www.youtube.com. 1994. 
  17. ^ "Once Were Warriors - Jake the Mus - Fight Scene". www.youtube.com. 1994. 

External links

  • Supercharge website
  • Jayson Vemoa Interview