ROAD FC 038: ROAD FC XX
March 11, 2017
Live in Seoul, South Korea
Park Jeong-Eun appeared like a comet in 2015. She had a sudden MMA debut as a substitute for an injured fighter, but she showed more than expected and surprised everyone. She’s a fighter equipped with ground skills as well as striking. Rather than playing a cautious defense, she attacks her opponent quickly.
After debuting at ROAD FC, Park earned a record of 1 win, 2 losses and 1 draw. It is not an excellent record, but she has a charm that enthuses fans with every match. She’s a gold medalist in Sambo and demonstrates her outstanding ability in her base.
Park Jeong-Eun’s goal is to get a KO. And she wants to break the prejudice that female fighters are not as powerful as men. She has trained in combat sports for a long time, and her skill has constantly improved, so isn’t it possible she will reach her goal soon?
Coach Lee Dong-Hyuk remembers meeting Jeong-Eun as a toddler, and recalls that she was nervous and didn’t have much coordination. But around the gym, she came out of her shell. Her parents didn’t want her to actually take up martial arts so young, but Lee saw something in her and persuaded them.
At first, Jeong-Eun didn’t have any motor skills. She wasn’t very physical. But she had a fighting spirit. She would repeat one thing over and over again. Lee said he watched her paying attention to every detail he taught.
When it came to her first competition, Jeong-Eun was still a ball of nerves. So her coach took a different angle. He told Jeong-Eun to hit him hard, and if she didn’t, then he
would hit her hard. At first, she cried and said “I’m sorry!” But it did change her. She found the fierceness inside herself that her coach already knew was there.
Jeong-Eun always thought that she had no sports sense or natural talent, but she still thought of herself as a champion. So she made it her goal to become a champion. Lee taught her that instead of worrying about how your opponent will come out of the corner, you need to know everything you can in order to be a champion. And if you want to put on an interesting performance, you have to come out of your corner fierce and ready to win.
Lee Dong-Hyuk has special words for his young and promising student: “Jeong-Eun, though you’ve done well
so far, your road has actually been short, and the road ahead of you is still long. I hope that since you have already gotten over your nerves, that you will never be afraid again. Let’s keep working hard because we are doing well. Fighting!”
Park Jeong-Eun’s record MMA
1W – 2L – 1D
- 2016 National Youth Triumph gold medal
- 2015 National Athletes Triumph gold medal
- 2014 World Youth Sambo Championship gold medal
- 2014 National Qualification Contest and gold medal in Phuket Asian Beach Final
- 2014 Sambo Championship gold medal
2014 Asian Championships National 1st round gold medal
- 2013 Asian Sambo Championships bronze medal
- 2013 Asian Sambo Championships National Team selection gold medal
- 2012 National Sambo Championships bronze medal
- 2012 National Sambo championship and National Qualifying Tournament silver medal
- 2012 National Sambo Island Competition silver medal
- 2015 Gyeonggi Provincial Kickboxing Championship 1st place
- 2014 WOKO Chungbuk Provincial Governor National Kickboxing Competition winner
- 2013 Olympic Science Competition of Jeonnam Science University 1st place
- 2013 Kickboxing Association’s National Comprehensive Kickboxing Competition 1st place
- 2013 National Kickboxing Competition and National Selection Contest 2nd place
- 2013 94th National Kickboxing Competition 1st place
- 2012 Songpa Party Association National Championships gold medal
- 2014 Goyang Martial Arts Boxing Championship bout
- 2016 Dongdaemun-Gu Alliance Grand Prix 1st place