The Venezuelan-born American is the owner and head instructor of Jompikad Muay Thai Gym. Eddie is an active professional World Champion Muay Thai fighter, a Certified Muay Thai Trainer (Certified by Sitsongpeenong in Bangkok, Thailand), as well as a NASM Certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor (and CPR/AED).
Eddie has over 29 years of martial arts experience. Before moving to the U.S., he spent his childhood in Caracas, Venezuela, where martial arts training is extremely popular, teaching kids confidence, discipline and respect. At the young age of six, Eddie began his martial arts studies through training in Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing and Boxing.
Eddie was first introduced to the art of Muay Thai in 2006 and has been training and competing in the sport ever since. His extremely successful fighting career has earned him many championship titles. As an active professional fighter, Eddie now trains for his fights largely at Sitsongpeenong Muay Thai Camp in Bangkok, Thailand, alongside Sittichai, Thongchai, Dechsakda, etc., as well as at Jompikad Gym. Previously, Eddie spent 6yrs training with the Sitan Gym NY team, under Head Coach Aziz Nabih and, before that, 4yrs training at 5 Points Academy in NYC, under Head Coach Steve Miles. Eddie has fought in over 60 fights throughout the US and globally; including, Thailand, Dubai, and Italy.
While professional fighting is a large part of Eddie’s life, he has also spent over 15 years working as a personal trainer, kickboxing and Muay Thai instructor at fitness facilities throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City and Connecticut. His clients include aspiring fighters, business professionals, stay-at-home moms, children and law enforcement professionals, including FBI agents and state troopers.
Eddie strives to provide his clients with both physical and mental strength, just as he does in his own martial arts training. He tailors every class to the students’ levels and every personal training session to the client’s needs and abilities. While his primary focus is on cardiovascular endurance, core conditioning and muscular strength, Eddie also teaches discipline, concentration and determination. Eddie’s infinite knowledge, expertise and passion for the sport of Muay Thai, coupled with his commitment to overall fitness makes training with him a fun and safe experience. Whatever your fitness goals may be, he will help you to reach your full potential and more!
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