RAJA SHIPPEN joins Victoria High Performance Team


Kickboxing in Victoria got a major boost to its Ring Sports team. Raja joins the Victorian high performance coaching team alongside WAKO AUSTRALIA high performance head coach Ed Bavelock.

Raja brings a amazing diverse background in Ring Sports, competing across the World including USA, JAPAN, EUROPE and across Oceania region. Raja ranked in the Pro ranks globally as well as his presence in combat sports in Australia makes him a great mentor to our progra.

Victorian athletes are already seeing the benefits with athlete Abdul Mahdawi picking up the WAKO Title in K1 Style at 63.5kg. Raja is basing his high performance program with Coach Ed Bavelock out of Absolute Melbourne, welcoming all Elite athletes across Victoria on their journey to National and International competition.

Pictured above Abdul Mahdawi with Coach Raja Shippen after his Title win in Sydney.

Ed Bavelock was quoted as say “Raja unique understanding of the technical skillset requirements teamed up with his fight IQ allows great development to our Athletes and being a high performance combatant at the highest levels makes him a great addition to the team.”