Paulo Tocha

Description   [from Freebase]

Paulo Tocha is a martial artist, actor and fight choreographer. Tocha was born in Africa, he's Portuguese/Italian and he grew up in Mozambique and Johannesburg, South Africa . He moved to Thailand because he wanted to learn "real" Muay Thai boxing. He was one of the first Westerners to fight in Thailand, one of the first and few ever to be allowed into its secretive world and to be accepted as a foreign fighter for a prestigious, very powerful and respected bangkok muaythai fighting camp called Sor. Thanikul gym in the early eighties, recognised for its many champions. From Thailand, Paulo traveled to the People's Republic of China where he was once again the first foreigner to fight and win. Oct 31/1985. In 1988 he was authorized to teach and accepted as a trainer for the camp. Tocha also worked as an actor in Asia. Tocha then moved to Los Angeles, California where he continues his acting career and is an instructor of MuayThai martial arts. He retired from Muaythai in Feb.2001 in Bangkok, Thailand against Rajadmnuen stadium top ranked Wohryoodnoi Majestic. Tocha is the Senior vice president of USMTA – United States Muay Thai Association.
Portions from Freebase, licensed under CC-BY and Wikipedia licensed under the GFDL