Athlete Spotlight: Josh Wang Kim
Who is Josh Wang Kim?
Josh Wang Kim, based in San Diego CA, is an American Mixed Martial Arts fighter with Korean and Chinese roots. Together with his twin brother, John Wang Kim, they are known as “The Twin Dragons” given both their heritage and their ferocious performances when fighting in the cage.
Growing up, Josh and his brother were a rowdy pair and both had a natural draw toward fighting. They fought other people and they even fought each other. When it came to entertainment, they watched martial arts movies and played fighting-based video games. It was when they turned 16 that they stepped into a dojo and began formally training. Their martial arts journey has been a rocket ship ever since.
The Rising Dragon
Between his amateur and professional records, Josh has a stunning 22 wins and only 1 loss via split decision. With a style that’s a hybrid of Muay Thai, Karate, and Taekwondo, Josh is known for his electrifying performances and stunning knockouts. Most of Josh’s fights are over within the first round. Ever dynamic, Josh has finished fights with punches, kicks, and a variety of submissions.
Primarily competing at 135 - 145 pounds (Bantamweight and Featherweight), Josh was the California Amateur MMA champion and has competed in various organizations including Epic Fights, Tuff-N-Uff, Ax Fighting, Cage Rage and more.
Most recently, Josh fought as a part of Oscar de La Hoya’s Baily’s fight night. Josh landed a perfectly placed liver kick 3 minutes into the first round and quickly secured the win without a scratch.
While Josh’s ultimate goal is to be amongst the elite in MMA, he remains a student. At Foxhound, we’re excited to see where the future takes Josh and are honored to be a part of the ride.