Sergej Maslobojev is one of the most accomplished strikers to ever emerge from Lithuania, being a KOK and WKA Kickboxing World Champion. Although he stands with an impressive professional record against international competition, he was not always the confident champion and martial artist we see today.
Shy and timid as a child growing up in the seaside resort city of Klaipeda, Maslobojev was first inspired to take up martial arts by action films starring Bruce Lee, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. When a friend showed him some videos of Mirko “Crocop” Filipović and Wanderlei Silva, he realized he could become a real-life version of his heroes, and at the age of 18, he finally summoned enough courage to set foot in a gym for the first time.
He soon blazed a trail across the local and European kickboxing scene with his skills, and even moved to Lithuania’s capital city of Vilnius in order to have more sparring partners and be closer to professional trainers. Now training out of the Sparta Fight Gym under Andrius Sipaila, Maslobojev dreams of opening his own gym, and has his sights set on a ONE World Championship.