Baxter Humby

Baxter Humby was born in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1974 [ [http://www.paradisewarriorretreat.com/page_instr.html Paradise Warrior Retreat Center - Martial Arts Seminars ] ] . Known as "The One Armed Bandit" because he has no right hand. It was amputated at birth, just below his elbow, after becoming entangled with the umbilical cord. [ [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/pete_mcentegart/12/19/ten.spot/index.html SI.com - Writers - The 10 Spot: Dec. 19, 2006 - Tuesday December 19, 2006 9:55AM ] ]

Kickboxing

Baxter is the current IMTC (International Muay Thai Council) World Super Welterweight Champion. He holds a number of different title belts including IKKC USA Kickboxing Champion, IMTC World Middleweight Champion and IKBA International Kickboxing Champion.

His interest in sports led him to take up running at age 11 and martial arts at 17. He ran for the Canadian National Track Team in Barcelona in 1992 and in Berlin in 1994.

He won the Canadian Super Welterweight Kickboxing Championship in 1996, and afterwards, in 1997, moved to California to pursue a professional kickboxing career.

He currently trains with Muay Thai World Champion Maurice Travis and has a fight record of 53-10-1.

Films

In 2004, Humby travelled to China to star in the film "One Arm Hero". It was produced by martial arts film star Carter Wong ("Big Trouble in Little China") and directed by Li Man Sing.

Baxter Humby participated in the film "Spider-Man 3". He took Tobey Maguire's place in filming a fight scene between Spider-Man and Sandman. Humby helped deliver the intended effect of punching through Sandman's chest.

Trivia

*Only man in the world to win world titles with only one hand. [ [http://www.paradisewarriorretreat.com/page_instr.html Paradise Warrior Retreat Center - Martial Arts Seminars ] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.baxterhumby.com Baxter's Official Site]


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