Founder & Managing Director
Athlete Management & Contracts Director
Those brave enough to battle deserve the finest gloves, the most comfortable clothing, and the best nutritional supplements on the market. These are all offered by Tankō – a company setting new standards in the combat sports industry.
Tankō took shape when businessman Jamie Alaise began training with Muay Thai fighter Panicos Yusuf. It quickly became clear these two minds had one shared vision: to change combat sports forever. Together, they imagined a company that offered comfortable, combat-focused products capable of enhancing mental and physical performance. This vision became a reality when they joined up with Pardeep Robinson – an ambitious director with close ties to the Muay Thai world.
Jamie and Panicos called their creation ‘Tankō’ – the name for body armour worn by Japanese soldiers in the fifth century. Every form of exercise is a type of battle, be it running on the treadmill or fighting in the octagon. Whenever you train, you are ‘under attack’ by demons of complacency, fear and uncertainty. Tankō is your line of defence against these psychological enemies – inspiring confidence so you always can be at your best.
Tankō has grown rapidly in its short history, reaching out into the world of sports management work and combat sports spectacles as well as apparel. Whilst Tankō sportswear produce and provide combat sports equipment, Tankō Management focuses on finding and forging combat sports champions, and Tanko Events showcases these world-class athletes in action.
Tankō will continue to raise the profile of combat sports in the UK. Everyone involved with this revolutionary brand is just as inspired as they were when the initial concept was created, and the future looks bright for combat sports as a result. Tankō has fought its way into the combat sports industry and is here to stay.