Intimidation continues strong push into Michigan’s Local MMA market thanks to Shad Thomsen’s resiliency

For years now the Intimidation Clothing name has been known as one of the biggest supporters of Local MMA across the country, but especially in the Midwest and surrounding states. The Ohio-based company regularly attends MMA events in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York and sponsors events across the nation and now in Canada and England. But while the company continues to grow, it is the people behind the scenes that deserve much of the credit.

Intimidation's Shad Thomsen with UFC Lightweight Daron CruickshankA former MMA fighter himself, Shad Thomsen is better known on Facebook as “Michigan Intimidation Distributor.” A huge MMA fan and regular at the weight bench, Thomsen is a worker – he grew up on a small farm in Sidney, Michigan and has had to work for everything he has achieved in life. What makes this even more impressive is his constant battle with dyslexia. “Shad has trouble getting his point across at times, both in speaking and online,” stated Luke Jernigan, President and CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “But what impresses me about Shad is his consistency, his resiliency and his drive. Add in a huge heart and a genuine desire to do things the right way and it shows that his character is undeniable. This is exactly why I love having him as a member of Team Intimidation.”

Thomsen is a former high school wrestler and track athlete who has trained for the Mixed Martial Arts world at American Muscle and Mid Michigan MMA over the years. Also a fan of weight lifting, Thomsen’s favorite quote is simply “It still your set” – something he got from CT Fletcher. After a 3-5 fighting career Thomsen was recruited into the business by Phil “The Voice” Davey, the legendary Michigan ring and cage announcer. Davey knew of Thomsen’s drive and love of the fighting game and saw an opportunity to help him do more inside the MMA industry.

Over the past year Thomsen has taken his booth of Intimidation Clothing merchandise across the state of Michigan to MMA events such as Mad Men Promotions, Capital City Fight Championships, Exiled MMA, Prison City Fight League, Empire Cage Combat and more. In addition, with Intimidation’s new deal in place with the newly-formed Lifetime MMA organization in Grand Rapids, MI, Thomsen will again be shaking hands with the fans and making deals on top-quality clothing from a brand that customers can trust.

Pictured to the right with Intimidation alum and current UFC Lightweight Daron Cruickshank, also a Michigan native, Thomsen has trained alongside the likes of Glen Baily, and the professional MMA brother and sister duo of Victor and Alanna Jones. Says Thomsen, “Victor is my little brother – I owe him for helping me. He is always there for and me.”

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle clothing & MMA gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor Impact Fight League 52 in Detroit, Michigan on December 8th

November 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming Impact Fight League 52 event in Detroit, Michigan. The event, entitled “Beatdown in Motown,” will have a USA vs. Canada theme and takes place on Saturday, December 8th, 2012. The event will be held at the legendary Fillmore Detroit, which sits across the street from the Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park and a crew will be on hand selling Intimidation’s premium quality merchandise at the venue.

This will be the second time that Intimidation has worked with Donofrio MMA, dating back to September when the brand was featured as part of the IFL 50 event in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Working on a continued increased presence in Michigan, Intimidation has also experienced massive growth throughout the Midwest through its partnership with Donofrio and other top MMA promotions throughout the region.

At IFL 52, “the USA offering up the best MMA athletes to the Fillmore to battle with the Best Canada has to offer in a night of MMA action. 15 fights in an atmosphere of elegance and the battle ground of old Detroit.”

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of men’s & women’s MMA inspired tees & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. The company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor IFL 50: Brawl in the Fall event in Rochester Hills, Michigan

September 14, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Saturday’s IFL 50: Brawl in the Fall event. Promoted by Donofrio MMA and the Impact Fight League, this is the first of an expanded effort by the Intimidation brand to continue their growth in The Great Lakes State. The event, IFL 50: Brawl in the Fall, will take place on Saturday, September 15th in conjunction with the Meadow Brook Music Festival which takes place this weekend in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Already one of the biggest names in the MMA industry throughout the Midwest and seen as one of the up-and-coming brands in combat sports lifestyle apparel, Intimidation Clothing already sponsors many of the top promotions in the region. The Intimidation brand already sponsors all NAAFS and XFO events and works with several other regional promotions from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of men’s & women’s MMA inspired tees & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 60 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.