Semmy Schilt: It’s an honour being a SENSHI referee

We’re just days away from the 10th edition of SENSHI fight night. The highly anticipated event will be taking place this Saturday night in Varna, Bulgaria.

SENSHI 10 will produce a total of 10 fights that will be conducted under the KWU SENSHI and the KWU Full Contact rules. As usual, the bouts will be refereed by three of the biggest kickboxing legends – Semmy Schilt, Ernesto Hoost and Peter Aerts.

The trio is a regular when it comes to SENSHI, as they will also be leading a KWU International Professional League seminar that will be taking place from Friday to Saturday. The seminar will be taking place in Varna, with one of the best Bulgarian and foreign fighters being a part of it.

“Hightower” will once again be a special guest referee with his fellow countrymen. Recently, Schilt gave a interview for where he talks about what is like being the third man inside the ring and what’s so special in the SENSHI fight nights.

 “SENSHI asked me to be a referee and when I was younger, I did the karate referee course. And of course, I know how it works in the ring. So, when SENSHI asked me to do it, I was honoured.

“I really like the idea behind it.  I’m enjoying it, but it is also a huge responsibility. The fighters are giving everything they got and you have to be sure everything goes in the right direction.

“Sometimes I get lost in it, you know. I’ve been fighting my whole life, and now I’m the third person in the ring. But this is normal. As a former fighter I know some things… I know when somebody kick his opponent in the crotch, it’s not always an accident.

“I can recognize those things fast, I know when somebody is playing dirty or doing some dirty tricks.

“SENSHI’s promotion is a pure one. It’s from the karate background and that’s one of the reason I like it so much. The SENSHI rules are a little bit more different that the kickboxing rules and things can get really rough out there. I love it”, Schilt added.

The fight show will be broadcast live by the US platform FITE and online at,,, and

Expect more information about the fight night soon! Follow our website and the social media profiles of SENSHI.

SENSHI 10 is organised with the cooperation of the KWU International Professional League, Armeec Insurance Group, Max Sport, Bulgaria Air, M-Car Group.

Media partners of the event are Boec.BG and Boec.COM, Bulgarian national TV Bulgaria ON AIR, US online platform for combat sports FITE,,,, Russian Union Of Martial Arts, Kyokushin Кarate News and Fighto.News.

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