Muay Thai & Kickboxing Coach, Wappingers
My name is Nate Cruz and I’ve been training Muay Thai & Kickboxing for the past 6 years!
I initially started because of a friend who went to Thailand to train Muay Thai himself. So for the first 3 years i did it more as a hobby with my buddy while i was living in Orlando. I moved back home to New York in 2014 and started seriously training in 2015 to pursue a goal of fighting professionally! For the first 3 years in NY I was training Muay Thai under striking coach Karl Nemeth! Karl has a record of 9-0 in Muay Thai & Kickboxing and an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) record of 2-0! Karl himself trained under who many people consider a top 10 Muay Thai fighter of ALL TIME! His name is Kaensak Sor Ploenchit.
In a pursuit to continue learning the “art of eight limbs” and growing as a martial artist, In July 2018 I started training with Professional Kickboxer & Muay Thai fighter, the great Chris Mauceri up at Stockade Muay Thai in Kingston. Chris has faught for some of the biggest promotions in the world such as Glory, Lion Fight, & Friday Night Fights just to name a few! Along with his cerebral coach JJ Russo the two have them have helped me become the fighter I am today!
During this 6 year journey I’ve also become an NCSF certified PT, DotFit certified fitness professional, & I’m also CPR certified.
Whether or not you’re looking to train like a fighter or if you just want to get in shape while doing something fun, I can help you!