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The 'Polish Punisher,' kickboxing champ and Buffalo native, to lead WNY seminar

Chris Kwiatkowski will lead a Muay Thai seminar Monday in the Eastern Hills Mall.

Seven-time World Kickboxing Association world amateur champion Chris “Polish Punisher” Kwiatkowski will lead the fourth annual Muay Thai kickboxing seminar next week at Pursue Martial Arts in Clarence.

Sweat off those holiday pounds from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday during the event in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road.

The seminar is designed to help participants increase power and stamina, and build self-confidence while they learn techniques of the original form of kickboxing.

Buffalo-born Kwiatkowski trained extensively at Lookchaomaesaitong Sit Namkabuan Gym in Thailand. He has fought around the world in Thailand, Belarus, Spain and South Korea. He is a staple at New York City’s celebrated Friday Night Fights series and has a thriving fan base across North America.

Kwiatkowski is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and New York University Stern School of Business, where he earned a master’s degree in real estate finance. He lives in Manhattan and works in real estate development. In his spare time, he teaches kickboxing at Church Street Boxing.

The Muay Thai kickboxing seminar costs $40. Register by phone at 406-2162, email at or at the door the day of the seminar.

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