Cole Fister


Cole Fister



Cole Fister started Kickboxing at Apex Martial Arts under coach Don Rodger in 2019.  He quickly excelled and made the fight Team in less than a year.   He’s competed in 4 International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) semi-contact events and took first place in his division for each.  He’s currently competing as an amateur kickboxer and holds a record of 2-2, with his last win at Lightning Strikes XI in Feb 2023.  Cole is also our fight team captain, always bringing positive vibes to training.

Cole’s passion for Kickboxing & Muay Thai led him to become an IKF PKB Judge for semi-contact events, and he is now training to become a full-contact judge.

In 2023, Cole was promoted to Level 2 Coach, where he now runs a Level 2 class, and he is an assistant coach for Level 3 & 4 classes.

Cole has played soccer since the age of 5, and currently plays competitive soccer when he is not training for a fight.  He earned his associate degree in HVAC and currently works at Duke University Medical Center.