Mike’s gym is a gym where nobody can become anybody but most of all a gym for everybody”
Mike’s gym is known worldwide authority when it comes to combat sports and especially in kickboxing Mike’s gym is one of the best gyms in the world which was founded by Michael Passenier better known as “Big” Mike.
It was Mike Passenier always was a big boxing fan back in the days and the love for combat sport was developed at an early age. He started to train a group of fighters in 2002 and opened his own Mike’s gym in 2003. Mike became more known in the world of kickboxing when he trained Joeri “The Shark” Mes. Mes is a former welterweight kickboxer as was widely regarded as one of the greatest combination specialists in kickboxing history. Together they achieved numerous success beating huge names like Ramon Dekkers, Fouad Tijarti, Rayen Simson, Perry Ubeda and the list goes on.
Another huge superstar that joined Mike’s gym was the relentless Melvin Manhoef who after his 2002 loss against Remy Bonjasky changed his camp and had Mike in his corner ever since. Melvin Manhoef was one of the few kickboxers that made a successful transition into Mixed Martial Arts and Mike proved once again that he’s an overall combat trainer that made Manhoef a fighter that was feared in both M.M.A. as kickboxing. Manhoef proved that Mike’s no nonsense style is what separate him and the other trainers