The United States Mixed Martial Arts Kick International Federation (UMMAF) is extremely proud to welcome Mr. Thomas Brooks to our organization as the TN State Director to provide sanctioning oversight and guidance for events throughout Tennessee. Mr. Brooks brings a wealth of experience to UMMAF which will aid in the continued growth of Mixed Martial Arts.
Tommy was born in TN and started boxing as a youth where he trained and excelled for 12+ years. After graduating High School he focused on his education as he attended MTSU and studied Business Management. In 2001 Tommy got back into supporting combative sports helping out in various roles of staff and officiating. He became an MMA Referee in 2007 a role which he happily continues today. In 2009 Thomas was given an opportunity to become the State Director for ISKA where he became the amateur sanctioning authority throughout TN. In addition to sanctioning, Thomas has made it a priority to train new officials in the rules, regulation and mechanics of MMA as well as offer continued training for experienced officials and guidance for promoters.
Thomas has now resigned his position with the ISKA to solely focus his efforts with UMMAF as he aligns with the core philosophies of the organization. The UMMAF team is thankful to have someone with Thomas’s credentials and experience on board to help support and grow our cause throughout TN. UMMAF is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization sponsoring a host of programs dedicated to amateur martial arts. The organization was formulated exclusively for the establishment and development of general practices within amateur Mixed Martial Arts in the USA as the official governing body for MMA in the USA representing the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). IMMAF is the only World governing body of MMA internationally acknowledged to develop the sport of MMA as a developing Olympic sport. The UMMAF is the only organization established, audited and approved by the IMMAF, to develop MMA athletes in the United States for recognition on the World stage in critically important National and International events which will qualify the sport for inclusion in the Sport Accord, which is the next step to Olympic recognition.
Lets welcome Tommy aboard and wish him continued success with his contributions toward the growth of MMA!