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Shawn Tompkins (March 16, 1974 – August 14, 2011) was a Canadian kickboxer and mixed martial artist, and later trainer. At the time of his death, he was an instructor at the Tapout Training Center. He formerly coached the Los Angeles Anacondas of the International Fight League.
|Born||March 16, 1974|
Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada
|Died||August 14, 2011 (aged 37)|
Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||"The Coach"|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Team||Tapout Training Center |
|Rank||3rd degree black belt in Shotokan|
|Years active||2000–2001 (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable students||Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin, Mark Hominick, Chris Horodecki, Martin Kampmann, Ray Sefo, Wanderlei Silva, Sam Stout|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Biography and careerEdit
Tompkins began studying Shotokan karate at the age of six, and went to be a two-time Canadian National Karate Champion and a third degree black belt in the discipline. He began kickboxing at sixteen years old and competed in 47 matches, holding Canadian, North American and South American titles.
At the age of eighteen, he opened his first training facility in Ontario, Canada. He later relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States in August 2007 and worked as the head striking coach at Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts before joining the Tapout Training Center in October 2009. He was also the coach for the Los Angeles Anacondas of the International Fight League, officially taking the reins from Bas Rutten as the head coach on March 17, 2007, just before their matchup against the San Jose Razorclaws.
On November 30, 2011, at the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas during the 2011 World MMA Awards Results, Tompkins was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|4 matches||0 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||0–4||Joel Leblanc||TKO (punches)||UCC 6 - Redemption||October 19, 2001||1||2:38||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||0–3||David Loiseau||TKO (punches)||UCC 4 - Return Of The Super Strikers||May 12, 2001||1||1:26||Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||0–2||Steve Vigneault||TKO (punches)||UCC 2 - The Moment of Truth||August 12, 2000||1||2:43||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||0–1||Matt Rocca||TKO (punches)||UCC 1 - The New Beginning||June 2, 2000||1||8:50||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
- "Canadian MMA trainer dies at 37". TorontoSun.com. August 14, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- Marrocco, Steven (August 14, 2011). "Sources: Renowned MMA trainer Shawn Tompkins dead at 37". MMA Junkie. Archived from the original on September 14, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- Legendary Mixed Martial Arts Coach Shawn Tompkins Passes
- Profile @ Tapout Training Center
- Hui, Ray (October 14, 2009). "Shawn Tompkins Resigns from Xtreme Couture, Joins TapouT Training Center". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- Chiappetta, Mike. "2011 World MMA Awards Results". MMA Writer. mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
- Rodriguez, Jose (March 22, 2008). "Hands of Stone rocks". Slam! Sports. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- Dalla Costa, Morris (August 16, 2011). "Tompkins cause of death revealed". LFPress.com. Retrieved August 16, 2011.