Rick “Kitsune” Fox has been apart of the Kumite Classic since its inception over 13 years ago. He has served as a model scout and recruiter for Model America Pittsburgh and Ms Bikini Kumite for past 8 years, organizing club promos and events. This will mark his 4th season as an esteemed member of the judging panel for model/bikini/fitness divisions at the event.
As an avid martial artist, Fox has nearly 20 years of Karate experience and been judging events for the past decade. Rick is also a former national fighting champion USAKF in traditional Karate. In his free time he serves on UPMC Community Engagement Committee, a group dedicated to raising funds for disabled athletes in the region (such as the Steelwheelers). Rick has also played competitive rugby with the team for the past 3 years.