LAST FIGHTER STANDING REALITY SHOW
A new reality show called Last Fighter Standing has hit South African TV screens. The show looks at the lives of fighters as they train for the Last Fighter Standing SA Championship, as well as what they do outside of the ring.
Last Fighter Standing (LFS) is part-competition and part-reality show spanning 12 episodes, building to the LFS Finals at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg on the 15th of October.
It is the first fighting platform/competition in the world to incorporate all fighting styles – where a boxer can be put up against a mixed martial artist. The series will follow fighters of various disciplines, going into their homes and seeing if they have what it takes to take home the title of Last Fighter Standing South African Champion 2016.
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Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White appeared as Marcus Williams in the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy. White also portrayed boxer Mike Tyson in the 1995 HBO television movie Tyson. White made his directorial debut and starred in Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown, as well as Never Back Down: No Surrender.
He is an accomplished martial artist, holding black belts in eight different styles: Shotokan, Taekwondo, Kobudo, Goju Ryu (for which he studied under Master Eddie Morales where he learned to sharpen his Goju karate technique), Tang Soo Do, Wushu and Kyokushin, with a specific focus in Kyokushin (although his style incorporates aspects of many different martial arts forms).
Behind the scenes
Behind the scenes at the Sun City Boot Camp – Fighters are briefed by Michael Jai White and CFS CEO Quinton Van Der Burgh before commencing training.
They were given the opportunity to pick up some tips from the US TV star and sharpen their tools in preparation for the big final on October 15th 2016.
Giving back at the Sun City boot camp – Michael Jai White and LFS CEO Quinton Van Der Burgh take time out from training to do their bit for the community.
Working alongside the LFS finalists they donated food, and toys, as well as painting a local children’s home.
LFS is a fighting concept that combines the best of Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts to create something completely new. The rules been adjusted to give all styles an equal opportunity to participate. For the first time ever, the world of fighting and Martial Arts will be unified, bringing best in every hand-to-hand combat discipline to the arena.