WHO IS JENNIFER WATERS
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Jennifer started her training in martial arts at 2 years old under the tutelage of her father and lifelong martial artist, Tommy Seigler. It was very clear from the beginning that martial arts was in the blood. She earned her 1st Degree Junior Black Belt by age 8.
Since then, she has training in many styles of martial arts including Kempo Karate, Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Jennifer currently holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Tetsu Shin Ryu Kempo Karate, 1st Degree Black Belt in MMA, and 4th Degree Blue Belt in Machado Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Machado.
Along with her own personal training, Jennifer is an instructor, manager, and part owner of the family's martial arts schools. The Seigler family owns and operates two locations of Seigler's Karate Center in Augusta, GA.
Jennifer's career as a fighter started at an early age in karate and jiu-jitsu tournaments. She was a beast on the mat and never backed down from a challenge. However, her rise in the tournament circuit was stopped short by the age of 20 when she began to experience a series of health related road blocks.
She decided to refocus her energies on growing the family's martial arts business from a small mom-and-pop dojo to a thriving business with over 30 team members and 500 students between the 2 locations. But the fire and passion to compete never left. It only grew stronger.
In 2016, Jennifer shocked the Amateur Kickboxing world by winning the Bantamweight IKF Kickboxing World Championship against an up and coming sensation, Andrea Leese. She then went on to compete and win in the Myrtle Beach IKF Kickboxing Championship in October against long-time veteran and tenacious Muy Thai star Aracelly Valenzuela.
It was then that Jennifer set her sights on fulfilling her lifelong dream to a be the world's best female champion. Entering the cage was soon to follow.
With just 3 weeks inbetween her kickboxing matchup with Aracelly, Jennifer entered the cage to fight and win in her debut fight against Chante Sanders in USFFC:29. The buzz was that the Strawweight match up would win fight of the night for such a dynamic performance.
In April of 2017, Jennifer took on her next match up with cage veteran Alex McBride. In devastating style, Jennifer ended the fight with a powerful spinning side kick TKO.
October 2018, Jennifer won her biggest battle to date, the IKF US National Flyweight Kickboxing Championship in a 5 round battle against Lillie Helton.
Today, Jennifer continues to train for her upcoming kickboxing and MMA match ups. She represents the Warrior spirit of perseverance, focus, and determination in and outside of the ring.