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Tarık Solak
Tarık Solak

Ankara, Turkey
Died October 24, 2020(2020-10-24) (aged 56)
Resting place Karşıyaka Cemetery, Ankara
Citizenship Turkish, Australian
Occupation Kickboxing promoter
Known for A1 World Combat Cup
(m. 1983; div. 2005)
Children 1 (Arif Solak; born 1982)

Tarık Solak (English: Tarik Solak; 1964 – 24 October 2020) was a Turkish-Australian kickboxing promoter.

Personal life

Solak was born in Ankara to a working class family with 5 children, hailing from Yozgat. His family emigrated to Australia when he was five and Solak grew up in the Northern Melbourne suburb of Brunswick among the Turkish community and in a crowded family. He started his martial arts training in taekwondo under Jemal Hasan and achieved the rank of 4th dan. He later pursued a career in kickboxing and became a gym manager.

After a long fight with cancer, he passed away in October 2020, in Australia. His funeral took place in Karşıyaka Cemetery, Ankara, on 24 October 2020. Solak was married between 1983 and 2005, and had one son, born 1983, named Arif.

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