Dale “Apollo” Cook as born on November 24, 1958, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dale Cook is currently a 7th Degree Black Belt and has rank in several different martial arts.
Dale Cook began his martial arts career at the age of 15, studying Tae Kwon Do. He tested and passed his black belt test at age 17 and he opened his own school not long after. Since 1980 his school has grown and he now has 4 thriving martial arts academies in Tulsa, Oklahoma with over 2000 active students.
In the early 1990s, Dale Cook starred in several action-oriented B-movies, including Blood Ring and American Kickboxer 2.
As a professional fighter, Dale Cook began his career in full-contact fighting in the early 70’s and retired in 1996 with over 150 professional kick boxing and boxing matches, including 5 World Championship Kick Boxing Titles and World Shootboxing.
As a fight promoter, Dale Cook promoted his first fight in 1977 and has been training and promoting professional fighters ever since. Dale helped to promote the popularity of kick boxing and expanded the interest all across the nation, as a kick boxer, boxer, promoter and martial artist,
Apollo has helped opened doors for the education and recognition of professional combat sports. Due to his hard work and dedication, kick boxing and mixed martial arts are rapidly becoming a widely acknowledge as legitimate sports in the United States.
Dale Cook promotes eXtreme Fighting and has an hour long television show featuring his popular matches several times a year. He also coaches in Chuck Norris’ World Combat League.