Tyson Pedro is a rising star in the Australian Mixed Martial Arts scene who competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He also happens to be a fan of Karma Group. Currently number 12 in the UFC’s official rankings, the 26-year-old Australian gladiator of Samoan heritage aspires to be one of the top five MMA fighters by 2020.
Becoming an official Karma Ambassador in 2018, Tyson Pedro was appointed for his upstanding character and champion qualities. With black belts in Jiu-Jitsu and Kempo Karate alone, this charismatic warrior is also quite the showman, co-hosting a martial-arts talk show, The Halfcast Podcast, with brother-in-law Tai Tuivasa, also a renowned UFC fighter. Not surprisingly, the show has been a hit since debuting in December.
We had the honor of hosting Australia’s coolest new tough guy and his lovely wife Rosie at multi-award-winning Karma Kandara in February, shortly before our hotel was voted Best Asia-Pacific Resort in the Perspective Magazine Awards 2018.
Though a first-timer to Bali and very excited to tour the Island of the Gods, Pedro confessed that his itinerary hadn’t quite gone as expected. He said “We had plans to get around but the resort’s too beautiful to leave.” It’s no wonder. The couple stayed in a clifftop three-bedroom pool villa overlooking Karma Beach Bali and the spellbinding Indian Ocean beyond, with every conceivable luxury at their fingertips – including a full suite of spa services and gourmet dining options. With such a setup, it would have been difficult for most to tear themselves away.
Fortunately, as a tough guy with a soft spot for kids, Tyson did make the time to tour the Bali Life Foundation, a charity organization that seeks to equip underprivileged youngsters with the skills and education they need to succeed, helping them end the cycle of poverty among their families and communities. “Fortunately, Karma is already looking after this foundation, so it’s very exciting, and I love what they’re doing,” Tyson said.
As a champ, Tyson’s rigorous training regime never stops, even when he’s on vacation squeezing in some much-needed R & R. Considering that the demands of MMA necessitate combined fitness, strength and conditioning for the purposes of wrestling, sparring and martial arts combat, Tyson was able to keep himself in perfect form thanks to our fully-equipped gym facilities with formidable weight systems and both pre- and post-workout wellness treatments, to boot. “Usually when I’m traveling, it’s after a fight so I’m letting loose…. But I always try and run, whether or not on the treadmill, and [do] yoga.” this winsome warrior said. He not only experienced his very first spa treatment and facial ever – “a beautiful experience” – he also had the privilege of sunrise yoga sessions, plus meals as wholesome as they were delectable. That’s because at Karma, healthy living and diet are a way of life, whether you’re a champ or a common mortal.
At the end of his stay, Tyson said: “There are quite a few people buying into the holiday idea of Karma, and if its anything like [the time] I’ve had, they’re in for a good time. When you see your own beach and they have little love hearts spread out on the beach [on Valentine’s Day]… I think it’s the little things Karma has done that has made this a beautiful experience for us – it’s been amazing!”
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