Engage’s latest collection is built off a long-term relationship with the Hickman Brothers. Frank and George Hickman are two of the most prestigious names in Mixed Martial Arts today. They train and coach a variety of fighters including UFC Champions, Israel Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski, and Petr Yan.
Based in Thailand, and fighting out of Tiger Muay Thai, the brothers have created an environment that breeds toughness, encourages improvement and harnesses the local Thai community to help their entire team escape from their typically fast-paced and chaotic lifestyles to slow down and find solace in the roots of Martial Arts.
Born and raised in the United States, the brothers both took up wrestling from a very young age and progressed through the ranks quickly. Both then went on to wrestle at a D1 standard whilst at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. From here Frank went on to pursue a career in finance and George went on to develop a career in MMA. As fate would have it, the boys reconnected years later to pursue their true passion of coaching, initially moving to Tiger Muay Thai part-time before taking a leap of faith and moving over to live. The design has been inspired from their upbringing in North Carolina as well as their personal style.
The Hickman brothers embody everything that Engage has been built on. Be that; chasing dreams, hard work or competitive drive. They also share an inability to find complacency in their craft, constantly pushing the envelope and looking to harness their failures in order to make them even better.