Kristal is a class act, hard-working, and a wonderful teacher!
He began his Professional career in 1998 during the Ultimate Fighting Challenge in Alatmay, Kazakstan. This competition was at the beginning stages of Cage Fighting which has transformed into what is now a Multi-Million dollar industry. This same year he went on to acquire two more professional titles, IKF US Cruiser Weight Muay Thai Champion and IKF World Light Cruiser Weight Muay Thai Champion.
Kru Kurt has spent his last 15 years teaching and coaching at local MMA gyms and even being co-owner of Premier Combat Center for 9 of these years. Helping in the Striking careers of some of Omaha's finest such as, Jake Ellenberger, Houston Alexander, Jason Brilz, Drew Dober and Anthony Smith.Coaching
In 2018, Mr. Podany opened and is currently running his own facility teaching traditional style martial arts.