Jayson Vemoa continues to support and help professional fighters and athletes worldwide competing at the elite level.
Jayson "Supercharge" Vemoa a former Muay Thai World Champion from New Zealand who leads a successful Martial Arts coaching career in Japan. Some of the Professional fighters he has trained include Ray Sefo, Glaube Feitosa, Aleksandr Pitchkounov, Jordan Tai, Doug Viney, Ewerton Teixeira, Mark Hunt.
Jayson utilizes his Muay Thai experience for coaching striking / standup in the UFC.
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.
Jayson finished his contract with Ichigeki Academy June 2013.
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).
Team Ichigeki until 2010 consisted of 3 trainers Mauricio "Baboo" Da Silva (Brazil), Fai Falamoe (NZ) and Jayson Vemoa (NZ).
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 four 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.
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.
A great journey in a Golden Age. Meeting some of the legends of kickboxing including coaches and fighters. What a wild ride
10 years training Karate within Japan.
Jayson was inspired to take Kyokushin Karate after being introduced to it by Glaube Feitosa while he was training Glaube for K-1
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.
From 2010 to 2013 Jayson studied from Honbu Dojo in Ikebukuro, Tokyo in specialized training for Kyokushin Black Belts.
2013 IKO Kyokushin Karate 3rd Dan Black Belt - Japan
2013 IKO1 Black Belt Training - Honbu Dojo Ikebukuro - Tokyo, 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 Black Belt Training - Honbu Dojo Ikebukuro - Tokyo, 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 Black Belt Training - Honbu Dojo Ikebukuro - Tokyo, Japan
2011 IKO1 International 10th World Tournament Official
2011 IKO1 Kyokushin Karate Official Judge - Japan
2011 IKO1 Kyokushin Karate Instructor - Japan
2010 IKO1 Black Belt Training - Honbu Dojo Ikebukuro - Tokyo, 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
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 Davy (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.