Kevin "The Boom" Bostick
Kevin "The Boom" Bostick – "I've used martial arts to overcome my fears in life and become the better person I am today. That's why I'm the same when I win, lose, or draw. I've already won. I may or may not make it to the big show, and I'm fine with that, because no matter how much I want it if it's not in the Lord's plan, then it won't happen and I am more than willing to follow the Lord's plans for my life."
Born and raised in Pomona, California; as the youngest of three boys Kevin struggled to find his place and himself. As a result he was no stranger to trouble. During his teen years he spent time in and out of jail, and most of the police officers in Pomona knew him by first name! Kevin graduated from High School while spending time in a youth detention center, but it was only after spending time in prison when he finally made a decision to turn his life around. It was while in a Jeet Kune Do class at Mt. San Antonio College during one summer that Kevin fell in love with martial arts. He began his training in Jiu-jitsu with Wander Braga in Upland, CA. It was there he met Jerbo Nerney and Peter Hahn. During a brief relocation to Victorville, CA, Kevin trained with Thomas Denny where he learned how to take a punch, but he has only ever really wanted to train with Wander Braga's team. In 2009, Kevin made his amateur debut in mixed martial arts, scoring a victory in the first round by technical knockout after one minute and fourty-four seconds, and ended with a 5-3 record. In July 2010, Kevin made his professional debut with an impressive knockout in the first round. After being sidelined with injuries, Kevin is now looking towards his next fight; his professional record is now 1:1. One of the most difficult things about fighting professional is the sacrifices that Kevin has had to make. He must often go many days without spending time with his wife and children. In spite of all the challenges he faces, Kevin will continue to press forward in pursuit of his dream. God gives everyone talents and no one should waste them. Those talents should be put to use to bring honor and glory to God.
Kevin's current professional record is 4-3 and he continues to learn and grow in the sport that he loves. Kevin is currently a 4 stripe purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a speciality which he loves to train in. He spends his time in between fights competing in Jiu Jitsu tournaments under the NABJJF league, where he has earned 8 gold medals 4 silvers and 3 bronze over the last years. In 2013, Kevin became the World Champion in the purple belt masters division, his first tournament as a purple belt. Kevin enjoys teaching others what he has learned through his training and fighting. He is an Assistant MMA instructor under Wander Braga where he teaches techniques in the MMA class and basic Gi and NoGi Jiu Jistu at Upland MMA.