Joe Cruz is an Albuquerque native and has been coaching and competing on the local and international scene for a long time. In 1996 after graduating high school, he walked into Mike Winkeljohn’s AKKA Kickboxing school and never looked back. He has been working with Coach Mike Winkeljohn for over 20 years.
Joe Cruz has competed in the International Kickboxing Federation, National Amateur Championships, and IKF/TKO USA. He won a Super Welterweight Muay Thai Title by TKO. His Amateur record is 12W-2L.