Ken Shamrock had three brothers, and Frank is actually his adopted brother.
He and his three elder brothers grew up in a very sketchy neighborhood.
Ken started picking up bad habits and was always involved in some kind of issue until he came to Bob Shamrock’s shelter. He met his brother, Frank, at this very shelter.
Kenneth Wayne Shamrock, born February 11, 1964, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.
A UFC Hall of Fame member, Shamrock became the first UFC Superfight Champion, defeating Dan Severn at UFC 6.
He also won the King of Pancrase Openweight title, becoming Japan’s first foreign MMA champion.
Moreover, he has considerable success in professional wrestling, particularly in WWF and TNA.
On a personal note, he married his childhood friend Tonya in 2005 after divorcing his ex-wife Tina Ramirez.
Ken Shamrock Brother Frank Shamrock
Born Frank Alisio Juarez III on December 8, 1972, Frank Shamrock is an American former professional mixed martial artist.
He is the adopted brother of Ken Shamrock; actually, they both were adopted by Ben Shamrock.
Ken’s brother, Frank, who is almost nine years younger than him, was the first to win the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Similarly, he has won the interim King of Pancreas title, the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship, and the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship.
Moreover, the Fighter of the Decade (1990s) was a color commentator for Showtime Networks, Bellator MMA, Glory Kickboxing, and Combate Americas.
Besides, he shares a kid, a daughter named Nicolette, born on April 24, 2008, with his ex-wife, Amy Warren.
Childhood & Family Tree
Ken and his family spent most of their childhood in an African American neighborhood in Georgia and later moved to California.
Ken’s biological mother was a stripper, and they saw many unknown people coming around.
From a young age, he realized whether it is a big guy, a small guy, five guys, or one guy, you always fight back.
At age 10, he got stabbed during a fight and ended up in a hospital.
Due to a bad upbringing, he found himself stealing, robbing, assaulting, and even was put in juvenile.
When Ken was 13, he found shelter at Shamrock Boys Ranch, run by Bob Shamrock. This was the place where he felt accepted and loved.
At high school, he started playing sports, including football and wrestling and did well academically too.
At 17, he broke his neck, which almost ended his career. But his father’s wise words did the miracle and gave Ken the motivation he needed.
His father said, “You can lay there and pout about it, or you can get up and do something about it.”
Later on, Bob Shamrock legally adopted Ken, changing his last name from Kilpatrick to Shamrock.
Moreover, talking about his siblings, he had more than 18 brothers in Shamrock Boys Ranch.
Family And Kids
Ken’s first marriage was with Tina Ramirez. They tied the knot in 1985. However, they parted ways in 2002.
He shares four children with Tina; Ryan Robert, Connor Kenneth, Sean Garret, and Fallon Marie Shamrock.
Later in 2005, he got married to his childhood friend, Tonya. And after their marriage, Ken became the stepfather to Tonya’s three kids from her previous relationship.