Sifu Cosmo began studying Burmese Thaing Kung Fu when he was 4 years old.  He initially learned from his oldest brother, Aring, who was a Thaing practitioner. Later, he studied under Grandmaster Shimreigam Serou.

A Brief History About Cosmo Zimik

Brief History of Cosmo's Life:Born into a tribal war with India, trained as a black belt and street fighter from the age of nine, tortured and left for dead at the age of seventeen, Cosmo Zimik has an intimate, working knowledge of violence.During his long weeks of recovery, nursed to health by a total stranger deep in the jungle, the seed of the Empty Hand Revolution germinated in Cosmo’s mind.Four years of underground fight clubs, multiple contracts on his life and another near death experience forced Cosmo’s Empty Hand Revolution into full fruition. In a world hungry for power and drunk on violence, what does it mean to be a true warrior?

Read Cosmo's Story

The paragraph above is an excerpt from the book "Empty Hand Revolution: The Unfinished Life of Cosmo Zimik" by David Mark Brown.

You can view and purchase the book here


Burmese Thaing Kung Fu

6th Degree Black Belt, Thaing is a combination of Burmese Martial Arts which includes, Bando, Banshay, Naban, and Lethwei. Bando is a hand to hand unarmed combat style, Banshay a weapons based system, Naban which is wrestling, pressure points & joint manipulation, and Leithwei which is Burmese kick boxing, the art of 9 limbs.


Tae Kwon Do

7th Degree Black Belt, is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.

Other Arts

Sifu Cosmo has learned many different Martial Arts including: Burmese Thaing | Indian Martial Arts |  Chinese Kung Fu | Qin Na (pressure points and joint locks) | Muay Thai Kick Boxing and weapons. Some of the weapons include:  Swords | double swords | sticks |  long staff | khukri, knife, and spears.

Sifu Cosmo was appointed Technical Director of Chitah JKD Global Federation. Chitah JKD has trained over 300,000 women in self defense all over the world. 


Life of A Dojo Master Coming soon!

In this Martial Arts documentary, set in the city of Nampa, Idaho, Kung Fu Master Cosmo Zimik is touching the lives of juveniles and young adults through a very unorthodox way of teaching martial arts and tough discipline.

In the end, the lives of these juveniles are transformed through tough physical and mental training and shown the love of God. You will hear stories of individuals who have had their lives changed under the leadership and discipline of Master Cosmo.