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Akkim Lee

Akkim Lee

Akkim was born in Brooklyn, New York. He lived in the city until he moved to Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania in 1994. During his high school career he studied Tae Kwon Do for 2 years and wrestled for Pocono Mountain Senior High School. In 1998 he attended Penn State University and in 2002 he joined the Penn State Quantum Jujitsu Club. He quickly obtained a love and admiration for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. After studying under Sensei Cory Wimberly and Sensei Dave Light for 4 years he attained the rank of blue belt. After receiving his BA in communications he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking. In 2008 he joined the Muay Thai Academy and studied the art of Muay Thai under Kru Santi Sakkomkai. In 2009 he began studying mixed martial arts at the Academy of Mixed Martial Sciences, currently A4 Fitness. Akkim began his amateur MMA career under his new coaches: Tito Lozada, Kru Paulo Tocha, Jeremy Pollock and Leo Soares. He has an amateur career record of 3 – 4 with 2 wins by way of TKO. In February of 2010 he defeated Brad “The Brick” Crihfield via arm bar submission and became the amateur lightweight champion for the Ring Of Fire promotion. Akkim is making his directorial debut with a short film called What It Takes. A story centered on a young girl preparing for her first MMA fight. Akkim Lee currently teaches MMA and Muay Thai. He is also training at A4 Fitness and Systems Training Center under Coach Ian Harris and plans to make his professional MMA debut.


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