Following the event, Murray wants to sit down again with the K1 worldwide chiefs to hold talks about using ProKick events as feeder events for the K1 shows – an exciting development for local kickboxing lovers.

“The K1 pump large amounts of resources into events around the world. So why not Belfast, an excited Murray added:

“ I’ve met with the makers and shakers before on several occasions and they did agree to come to Belfast. What I’ll also be looking for is the winner of our WKN Grand Prix K1 style event on December 1st at the Waterfront will have the opportunity to feature on one of the big shows in Japan as an incentive.”

During the trip, Murray will blog on developments and on the incredible sights and sounds of the South Korean capital.

The trip is a late 50th birthday present for Murray from Adele. They had planned to go to Dubai for a similar big kickboxing event earlier in the summer, but Murray’s father Billy Snr took ill and was diagnosed with bone cancer from which he tragically died.

Murray will return from Korea in time to lead a ProKick team to Dublin for a Prokick select against a Southern Select in the National Stadium on October 4