Jorgen Kruth- The last Viking


Jorgen Kruth is one of the most respected all round martial artists in the world with a successful career in muaythai and as a K1 superstar. In his younger years he began cross training in Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo, Savate and in 1987 started muaythai under one of Sweden’s original trainers Po Lindvall.

Jorgen competed in the amateur world championships winning 3 gold medals in 3 consecutive years. It was then when he started his professional career at the Vallentuna Boxing Camp, one of the most famous Swedish gyms. He began competing on the K1 circuit, making his mark then had his first shot at the WMC world title on the Queen’s birthday event in Bangkok, losing against another IFMA and WMC superstar Alexey Ignashov from Belarus.

Jorge then went on to beat Paul Slowinski from Poland for the WMC world title then defended his title against Sergei Gur from Belarus. He fought many times at the Rumble of Kings defeating superstars like Francois Botha, Bob Sapp, and many others. Following his retirement Jorgen stayed within the sport and in true WMC and IFMA tradition now teaches the next generation and is also involved in government youth projects helping kids which have lost their way to find the right path, what can be more honourable?


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