14 October 1971
Auckland, New Zealand
The Niuean Samurai
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)|
|Style||Muay Thai, K-1, Boxing, Kyokushin Karate|
|Fighting out of||South Auckland, New Zealand|
Team Ichigeki (2004 – 2013)
Team Sefo (2002–2013)
Lee Gar NZ (1988 - present)
Team Hunt (20012 - present)
Fanta Attapong 1988 - 1994 (Muay Thai)
Lolo Heimuli 1990 - 1998 (Kickoxing)
Ryu Narushima (Kyokushin) 2005 - 2013
black belt in |
White belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
|Years active||1990–1998; 2002–2005|
|Professional boxing record|
|University||Auckland Institure of Technology - Computer Science Degree|
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|
|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.  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.
- 1 Personal Life
- 2 Career
- 3 Coaching Career Championships
- 4 Personal Career Championships
- 5 Kickboxing Record
- 6 Boxing record
- 7 Miscellaneous
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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. 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.
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, 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.
Returning from retirement to professional competition Jayson faced several World Champions. 
In 2002 he entered K-1 and lost as a challenger for the ISKA World Title against Gurkan Ozkan (ISKA World Champion), 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 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.
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
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, Jan Soukup (Czech Rep.) and Kou Tasei (Japan).
Jayson finished his contract with Ichigeki Academy mid 2013.
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
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
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.
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
- 2014 Mark Hunt - JAPAN UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson (defeated Roy Nelson (fighter))
- 2013 Joseph Valtellini - Glory 13: Tokyo Welterweight World Championship Tournament Final (loss to Nieky Holzken)
- 2013 Joseph Valtellini - Glory 13: Tokyo Welterweight World Championship Tournament Semi-Final (defeated Raymond Daniels)
- 2013 Mark Hunt - UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot Brisbane, AUSTRALIA (draw to Antonio Silva)
- 2013 Mark Hunt - UFC 160 Las Vegas (loss to Junior Dos Santos)
- 2013 Kengo Shimizu - Glory 8: Tokyo - Japan Tournament Champion (187lbs / 85kg)
- 2013 Steven Cujic - 5th World Weight Category Tokyo Japan (Super Heavyweight) - 4th place
- 2013 Mark Hunt - JAPAN UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann (defeated Stefan Struve)
- 2012 Kengo Shimizu - RISE Heavyweight Champion - Japan
- 2012 Steven Cujic - 29th Kyokuhshin All Japan Tournament Osaka Japan (Super Heavyweight) - 4th place
- 2012 Mark Hunt - UFC 144 JAPAN (defeated Cheik Kongo)
- 2011 Jan Soukup RISE WGP Final 8 - 3rd place
- 2010 Antz Nansen Astra (lost to Enson Inoue)
- 2010 Ewerton Teixeira K-1 WGP Final 8 (defeated Errol Zimmerman)
- 2010 Ewerton Teixeira K-1 WGP Oceania ( defeated Alex Roberts)
- 2009 Ewerton Teixeira K-1 WGP Final 8 (loss to Alistair Overeem)
- 2009 Ewerton Teixeira K-1 WGP Final 16 (defeated Singh Jaideep)
- 2009 Ewerton Teixeira K-1 WGP Super Fight Champion ( defeated Jerome Le Banner)
- 2009 Takumi Sato K-1 WGP Asia - 3rd place (loss to Taiei Kin)
- 2008 Ewerton Teixeira K-1 WGP Final 8 (loss to Errol Zimmerman)
- 2008 Ray Sefo K-1 WGP Final 8 (defeated Hong Man Choi)
- 2008 Ewerton Teixeira K-1 WGP Final 16 (defeated Musashi (kickboxer))
- 2008 Takumi Sato K-1 WGP Japan - 3rd place (loss to Keijiro Maeda)
- 2008 Doug Viney K-1 WGP Europe (loss to Zabit Samedov)
- 2008 Ewerton Teixeira K-1 WGP Japan Champion (defeated Kyotaro)
- 2008 Aleksandr Pitchkounov K-1 WGP Asia - 2nd place ( loss to Ruslan Karaev)
- 2008 Glaube Feitosa K-1 WORLD HEAVY WEIGHT TITLE (loss to Badr Hari)
- 2008 Jordan Tai K-1 Max Final 16 (loss to Artur Kyshenko)
- 2007 Mighty Mo (kickboxer) K-1 WGP Final 16 (defeated Choi Hong-man)
- 2007 Jordan Tai K-1 Max Final 16 (loss to Daniel Dawson)
- 2007 Aleksandr Pitchkounov K-1 WGP USA - 2nd place (defeated Tomihira, defeated Patrick Barry, loss to Mighty Mo (kickboxer))
- 2007 Aleksandr Pitchkounov K-1 WGP USA - 3rd place (defeated Tsuyoshi Nakasako, loss to Doug Viney)
- 2007 Ray Sefo K-1 WORLD SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE (loss to Semmy Schilt)
- 2007 Doug Viney K-1 WGP Final 16 (loss to Badr Hari)
- 2007 Doug Viney K-1 WGP USA Champion (defeated Aleksandr Pitchkounov, defeated Zabit Samedov)
- 2007 Glaube Feitosa K-1 WGP Final 8 (loss to Semmy Schilt)
- 2006 Ray Sefo K-1 WGP Final 8 (defeated Melvin Manhoef)
- 2006 Glaube Feitosa K-1 WGP Final 8 - 3rd place (defeated Ruslan Karaev, loss to Peter Aerts)
- 2006 Glaube Feitosa K-1 WGP Final 16 (defeated Paul Slowinski)
- 2005 Glaube Feitosa K-1 WGP Final 8 - 2nd place (defeated Gary Goodridge, defeated Musashi (kickboxer) loss to Semmy Schilt)
- 2005 Glaube Feitosa K-1 WGP USA Champion (defeated Dewey Cooper, defeated Carter Williams, defeated Gary Goodridge)
- 2005 Ray Sefo K-1 WGP Final 8 (loss to Semmy Schilt)
- 2005 Aleksandr Pitchkounov ICHIGEKI France (defeated Cyrille Diabate)
- 2005 Glaube Feitosa ICHIGEKI France (defeated Cheick Kongo)
- 2004 Ray Sefo K-1 WGP Final 8 (loss to Musashi (kickboxer))
- 2004 Glaube Feitosa Kyokushin vs K-1 2004 All Out Battle (defeated Alistair Overeem)
- 2004 Aleksandr Pitchkounov Kyokushin vs K-1 2004 All Out Battle (defeated Seth Petruzelli)
- 2004 Francisco Filho (martial artist) Kyokushin vs K-1 2004 All Out Battle (defeated Remy Bonjasky)
- 2004 Jordan Tai K-1 Max WGP Final 16 (loss to Buakaw Por. Pramuk)
- 2003 Ray Sefo K-1 WGP Final 8 (loss to Musashi (kickboxer))
- 2003 Jordan Tai K-1 WGP Oceania Champion (defeated Shane Chapman)
- 2003 Rony Sefo K-1 NZ Champion (defeated Jason Suttie, defeated Hiriwa Te Rangi)
- 2002 Rony Sefo ICHIGEKI Japan (defeated Yusuke Fujimoto)
- 2002 Rony Sefo K-1 WGP Oceania- 3rd place (loss to Jason Suttie)
- 2002 Ray Sefo K-1 WGP Final 8 - 3rd place (defeated Peter Aerts,loss to Ernesto Hoost)
Personal Career Championships
- 2004 Muay Thai Boonchu Cup
- 2004 K-1 WGP Oceania - Superfight Champion 
- 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)
- 1997 I.S.K.A Commonwealth Champion 
- 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 
- 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
|24 Wins' (10 (T)KO's, 14 Decisions), 3 Draw, 12 Losses|
|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|
|1 Wins (1 Draw), 0 Losses|
|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|
- 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
- "Supercharge - K-1 World GP Circuit 2010". www.fighttimes.com. 2011.
- "NZ Muay Thai Champions 1990 Sports Documentary". www.youtube.com. 1990.
- "Interview with Jayson Vemoa Supercharge". www.nzfighters.com. March 2010.
- "Behind the Battle Lines". www.axkickboxing.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2004. Retrieved 2004-08-13.
- "Ray Sefo vs Montana Da Silva IGF Pro Wrestling". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
- "Supercharge Vemoa Entry". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
- "K-1 WORLD GP 2002 Quarter Finals in Melbourne AUS". www.k-1.co.jp. Retrieved 2002-02-18.
- "The Evolution". www.fighttimes.com. Retrieved 2006.
- "K-1 interview for Head Trainer". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- "K-1 WGP Finals 2008". www.fighttimes.com. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
- "K-1 Grand Prix Circuit 2008". www.fighttimes.com. Retrieved 2008.
- "Kyokushin4Life Interview of Jayson Vemoa". nzproud at Kyokushin4life. Retrieved 2009.
- "K-1 NZ Vemoa Vs Boyes". www.youtube.com. 2004.
- "Jayson Vemoa Vs Nokweed Davy". www.youtube.com. 1998.
- "Jayson Vemoa Vs Scott Bannon THE REMATCH". www.youtube.com. 1994.
- "Jayson Vemoa Vs Tony Hill". www.youtube.com. 1994.
- "Once Were Warriors - Jake the Mus - Fight Scene". www.youtube.com. 1994.
- Supercharge website
- Jayson Vemoa Interview