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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30th, 2012, AT 5:00 PM/ PST



Results From MOTO Promotions'
FOR PRIDE
May 25th, 2012 - Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico



Noe "The Destroyer" Mota of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco defeated Lucio "The Animal" Hernandez of La Piedad, Michoacan by unanimous decision to win the vacant IKF AMATEUR FULL RULES MUAY THAI Rules National Mexican MIDDLEWEIGHT title.

Noe knocked Mr. Hernandez to the canvas twice in the 5 round slugfest. Once in the first round when he surprised The Animal with a right to the chin and an 8 count by referee Uribe. The second time in the third round with a left cross. doing an outstanding job in the bout was referee Uribe who gave the mandatory count on both knockdowns. Mota improves to 23-3 while Hernandez' drops to 14-4.

Here are how the judges scored it;

Judge Manuel Galindo scored it 49- 45,
Judge Jesus Santana scored it 49-44.
Judge Armando Tapia scored it 50-43, all for the Champion Mota



Below picture Left to Right is Lucio "The Animal" Hernandez - Event Promoter Mr. Mota and Noe "The Destroyer" Mota






TUESDAY, MAY 29th, 2012, AT 1:20 PM/ PST



Results From Stateline Warriors'
IKF North Central Regional
May 25th, 26th & 27th, 2012 - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA



It was a hot Memorial Day weekend in Beloit, Wisconsin when fighters from Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan came together and competed in the first IKF North Central Regional tournament in the last 10 years. Sanctioned by the International Kickboxing Federation, Craig Monyelle and the folks at National Martial Arts and Fitness hosted the two day event at the Telfer Park Pavilion where fighters competed to earn a possible higher seeding at the prestigious 2012 IKF World Classic this coming July 20, 21 & 22nd in Orlando, Florida.

The fighters registered to compete in one of 3 rules styles, Full Contact, International Rules and Muay Thai.
Here are the results of the tournament...









THURSDAY, MAY 24th, 2012, AT 3:20 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



Stateline Warriors Present
IKF North Central Regional
Beloit, Wisconsin, USA





HOWEVER
Anyone Attending This Regional Tournament WILL attain Higher Seeding
If they Register For The IKF World Classic Before The First Deadline of June 8th, 2012.




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



MOTO Promotions Presents
FOR PRIDE
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico





WEIGH-INS LAST NIGHT
Noe Mota (L) 74 kilos ----- Lucio Hernandez (R) 72 kilos



IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT MEXICO NATIONAL TITLE


Noe Mota Zep
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
23-3




VS


Lucio Hernandez
La Piedad, Michoacan
14-3




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Donnie Hair Presents
"DAY OF THE WARRIOR"
Melbourne, Florida, USA



1:PM - 4:PM
IKF Junior Amateur Kickboxing CHAMPIONSHIPS!!
(8 - 17yrs of age!)

7:PM - 10:PM: EVENING MAIN EVENT!!
Adult IKF AMATEUR KICKBOXING & ISCF AMATEUR MMA CHAMPIONSHIPS!!






TICKETS
$20.00 Entry for Daytime Event!
$30.00 General Admission For BOTH Events!
$20.00 General for Evening Show Only!
$35.00 Cage Side Evening Event!
$10.00 Off With Daytime Ticket
$250.00 Cage Side VIP Tables (seats up to 6 guests)
TICKETS: WWW.BATTLEPASS.COM
1-877-MMA-TIXX



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WEDNESDAY, May 23rd, 2012, AT 3:10 PM/ PST



Results From Ringside Promotions'
"FULL-CONTACT & LOW-KICK
KICKBOXING FIGHT NIGHT"

May 19th, 2012 - Thurles, Ireland



IKF Promoter Pat John Mc Cool took a big gamble on Saturday evening when he promoted a European Title fight in the Sarsfields GAA centre, Thurles. He was competing with not just the Champions League but also the Heineken Cup. The Thurles fight fans got behind him however and although he didn't sell out, he still managed to have a very respectable crowd of enthusiastic supporters who created an excellent athmosphere for their home fighters.

The main event was between tough Waterford fighter Dylan Moran, an experienced boxer and two time national kickboxing champion and French Superstar Eddie Nait who holds National, European and World Titles in both full contact and low kick kickboxing as well as a vast light contact record of well over 100 fights. This was going to be a case of the boxer versus the kickboxer and both men had a game plan. Morans' plan was to get inside and close to Nait and Nait to fight at range using his long reach and kicking skills. From the opening bell Moran went about his business and tore into his French opponent but Nait kept his cool and towards the end of the first round he caught the young Irishman with a perfect roundhouse kick flush on the side of the head which dropped him like a stone. Moran was down but not out and after the count he got back into the fray. The next four rounds were much the same with Moran certainly having his moments and landing some serious body shots but Nait showed his class and controlled the fight throughout and took a unanimous points verdict from all three ringside judges to capture the vacant IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules Light Welterweight Title.


HERE ARE ALL THE NIGHTS RESULTS...


  1. IKF JUNIOR LIGHT CONTACT
    Evan Burke from Kilkenny defeated Kesh O Halloran from Thurles, 29-29, 29-30, 28-29.

  2. IKF JUNIOR LIGHT CONTACT
    Brian O Halloran from Thurles defeated Josh Mc Hugh from Galway, 30-28, 30-28, 29-29.

  3. IKF EXHIBITION
    Zack Jackson and Thomas Croke, both from Thurles

  4. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Yyolcheslav Saygachek, (Thurles, Ireland, 2-0, 74kg, 188cm, 11-30-77, Pat John Mc Cool 087 9359123)
    defeated John Kiely, (Shannon, Ireland, 1-1, 72kg, 5'10'', 09-10-87) by TKO in round one.
    John Kiely has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO until 18th June, 2012.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    James Ward, (Galway, Ireland, 8-0, 52kg, 5'6'', 12-20-95, Pete Foley 087 8119227)
    defeated Connor Broderick, (Thurles, Ireland, 6-10-1, 51kg, 5'7'', 11-25-94, Pat John Mc Cool 087 9359123) by TKO in the second round.
    Connor Broderick has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO until 18th June, 2012.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Jan Merezkins, (Kilkenny, Ireland, 1-2, 67kg, 175cm, 08-24-81, Mick Bland 087 6118301)
    defeated Declan Leahy, (0-4, 68.5kg, 5'10'', 10-07-78, Pat John Mc Cool 087 9359123) by judges decision, 28-29, 29-27, 28-30.

  7. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Denis O Halloran, (Thurles, Ireland, 2-0, 72kg, 5'11'', 03-30-83, Pat John Mc Cool 087 9359123)
    defeated Connor Murphy, (Ennis, Ireland, 1-1, 72kg, 5'9'', 11-30-89, Adam Leyden 086 2598536) by judges decision, 29-27, 29-27, 30-26.

  8. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Dylan Mc Kay, (Thurles, Ireland, 9-4-1, 62.5kg, 5'11'', 02-14-96, Pat John Mc Cool 087 9359123)
    defeated Ziggi Ettes, (Shannon, Ireland, 1-2, 62kg, 5'11'', 02-18-97, Howard Vincent 086 1256806) by judges decision, 30-27, 30-29, 28-28.

  9. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Shane Fogarty, (Thurles, Ireland, 2-0, 82.7kg, 5'10'', 05-16-81, Pat John Mc Cool 087 9359123)
    defeated Drew Mc Cabe, (Shannon, Ireland, 0-1 kickboxing, 2-1 MMA, 85.8kg, 6', 04-17-87, Howard Vincent 086 1256800) by judges decision, 29-27, 30-27,29-28.

  10. IKF AMATEUR K-1 RULES
    Dylan O Connor, (Cappaquin, Ireland, 17-4-1, 64.5kg, 5'10'', 04-07-93, Ross Barrett 085 8894665)
    defeated Paul Huish, (Galway, Ireland, 12-9-5, 66kg, 5'5'', 03-10-90, Pete Foley 087 8119227) by withdrew (Huish retired after round one)

  11. IKF AMATEUR K-1 RULES
    Paul Pike, (Donegal, Ireland, 6-4 kickboxing, 1-0 MMA, 65kg, 5'7'', 06-05-83, Pat John Mc Cool 087 9359123)
    defeated Tomas Trajkovski, (1-1 kickboxing, 2-2-1 MMA, 6-6 Thaiboxing, 66kg, 175cm, 10-06-86, Paul Cummins 086 6629873) by judges decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  12. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    EUROPEAN LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT

    Eddy Nait, (France, 8-0 kickboxing, 3-0 boxing, 63.5kg, 173cm, 08-25-93, Baisson Guillaume 0626541791)
    defeated Dylan Moran, (Kilmacthomas, Ireland, 64kg, 5'10'', 12-04-94, Billy O Sullivan 085 8589902) by judges decision, 47-49, 45-49, 47-48.



Pete Foley (Galway Coach), Charlie Ward, James Ward (Galway - Winner),
Paul Cummins (Kilkenny - Referee) Connor Broderick (Thurles), Pat John Mc Cool (Thurles Coach)





Jean Nait (French Coach), Billy O Sullivan (Waterford Coach)
Eddy Nait (France - New IKF Light Welterweight European Champion),
Paul Cummins (Referee), Dylan Moran (Kilmacthomas), Martin Moran.





MORE IKF RESULTS...



Results From CBBL's
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
May 19th, 2012 - Modesto, California, USA




  1. Junior Boys 13 Years Old
    1. Tristan Singer, Lodi, California, USA (Green Shorts Below)
    2. Angelo Lazaro, Stockton, California, USA

  2. Junior Boys 15 Years Old
    1. Patrick Scherrer, Tracy, CA standing on stairs red shorts

  3. Junior Girls 16 Years Old
    1. Erin Fong, Sacramento, California, USA

  4. Men Middleweight
    1. Julian Eledia, Stockton, California, USA (Red White Shorts Black an Whitestripe Shin Pads)
    2. Angelo Sanchez, Ripon, California, USA (Black an Red Shorts Sleeveless Shirt)

  5. Men Light Heavyweight
    1. Kevin Kyle, Gilroy, California, USA
    2. Mathew Lazaro, Stockton, California, USA
    3. Andre Gomez, Gilroy, California, USA

  6. Men Super Heavyweight
    1. Mario Mongham, San Lorenzo, California, USA ( Black Shorts /white headgear)
    2. Varlee Vallente, Stockton, California, USA (red shorts)




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This event was put on by the California Black Belt League and Mr. Junior Merefuentas. Next event will be held on June 9th in Ripon, California.




TUESDAY, May 22nd, 2012, AT 4:00 PM/ PST





Results from TKO Promotions'
KOMBAT ZONE 'Next Generation'
May 13th, 2012 - Kent, England



Headlining the KOMBAT ZONE event was 3 great title fights. Kelly Copeland won the IKF British Lightweight title in dominant style. Steve Raybould won the IKF British junior title at featherweight whilst James Gridley stole the show in a defence of his IKF British Middleweight title. Gridley forced the referees to stop the bout in the 4th round after landing TWO jumping kicks in a space of 15 seconds, both kicks hitting the target clean. This was filmed by MAAction.com and hopefully footage will soon be available.


Kelly Copeland
Rochester, England - TKO

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James Gridley
Swanley, England - Star KB

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Steven Raybould
Billingham, England -Cleveland KB


  1. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

    Kelly Copeland (Rochester, England, 6-0, 59kg, 5'8", 10-16-87, Colin Payne, 07912577773)
    defeated Jodie Whitaker (Basildon, England, 5-5-1, 59kg, 5'7", 12-8-91, Ricky Judd, 07800 829027) by Corner Retirement Round 4.
    Jodie Whittaker receives a 30 day medical suspension until June 14th, 2012..



  2. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE

    James Gridley (Swanley, England, 7-1, 72kg, 6'2", 4-21-93, Paul Haworth, 07921779852)
    defeated Mark Anderson (Hastings, England, 9-3-1, 74kg, 5'10", 2-12-77, Phil Eaton, 07966220286) by TKO Round 4.
    Mark Anderson receives a 30 day medical suspension until June 14th, 2012..



  3. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    BRITISH JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE

    Steven Raybould (Billingham, England, 7-1, 56kg, 5'8", 9-15-96, Ron Gray, 07939130942)
    defeated George Hennon (Snodland, England, 8-1, 58kg, 5'7", 9-7-94, Colin Payne, 07912577773) by unanimous decision 49-47, 49-46, 50-46.



  4. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Liam Wells (Rainham-Essex, England, 2-0, 65kg, 5'10", 1-18-96, Paul Green, 07852131888)
    defeated Raheem Parvaiv (Telford, England, 0-2, 65kg, 5'7", 4-19-96, Lee Whitfield, 07960524276) by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Bradley Fothergill (Chatham, England, 1-0, 53kg, HEIGHT?, 1-23-95, Colin Payne, 07912577773)
    defeated David Pritchard (Newcastle, England, 0-1, 54kg, 5'6", 7-27-94, Toni Phillips, 07791342247) by unanimous decision 30-28, 30-28, 29-28.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Harry Hennon (Snodland, England, 1-0, 39kg, 4'11", 12-25-96, Colin Payne, 07912577773)
    defeated Ian Moore (Athlone, England, 3-2, 41kg, 5'0", 1-8-97, Aaron McGrath, 085 1328205) by majority decision 30-27, 29-29, 30-27.
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  7. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    David Alfrey (Hailsham, England, 1-0, 76kg, 6'1", 11-15-88, Mark Edwards, 0778 0600730)
    defeated Will Thomas (Bexhill, England, 0-1, 78.5kg, 5'11", 2-3-91, Phil Eaton, 07966 220286) by majority decision 30-27, 30-28, 29-29.

  8. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Stevie Pitt (Birmingham, England, 3-2, 55kg, 5'4", 12-17-92, Colin Treasure, 07956602885)
    defeated Kay Sumner (Gillingham, England, 4-2, 56.5kg, 5'3", DOB?, Colin Payne, 07912577773) by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  9. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Sarah Felton (Newcastle, England, 3-2, 51kg, 5'2", 1-8-85, Toni Phillips, 07791342247)
    defeated Jenna Yates (Ashford, England, 2-2, 51kg, 5'3", 8-16-85, Colin Payne, 07912577773) by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

  10. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Danny Elgar (Bexhill, England, 1-0, 80kg, HEIGHT?, 8-29/85, Matt Braybrook, 07792758970)
    defeated Glen Smith (Eastbourne, England, 0-1, 80kg, 6'1", 7-22-92, Sam Davies, 07826161145) by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-27, 30-26.

  11. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Jake Gladwish (Bury St Edmonds, England, 5-1, 66kg, HEIGHT?, 12-7-91, Peter Dunnett, 07799555518)
    defeated Wayne Russell (Basildon, England, 4-3, 68kg, 5'11", 5-13-88, Tony Williams, 07713161164) by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 30-27.

  12. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Tom Everard (Rochester, England, 1-0, 71kg, 6'2", 7-16-86, Colin Payne, 07912577773)
    defeated Danny Grant (Basildon, England, 1-1, 71kg, 5'9", 2-4-90, Ricky Judd, 07800 829027) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

  13. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Gareth Evans (London, England, 1-1, 74.5kg, 5'8", 4-20-82, Paul Green, 07852131888)
    defeated Lee Cooper (Ipswich, England, 2-7, 72kg, 5'9", 5-31-81, Richard Stephens, 07979311086) by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 30-27.





MORE IKF RESULTS...



Results From Nick Morrish's
IKF AMATEUR & PROFESSIONAL KICKBOXING
May 19th, 2012 - Berkhamsted Herts, England



  1. IKF Pro MTR
    Southern Area Cruiserweight Title

    Laz Diaz Prior (Watford, England, 2-0-1, 88.6 kilos, 6'3", 11-27-86, Kingsley Morgan Tel 0044-7903008639)
    defeated Jamie Hopcraft (Berkhamsted, England, 2-4 (MMA 1-2), 88.6 kilos, 5'10", 11-13-90, Ashley Gettings Tel 0044-7921812495) by 1st round TKO.
    Jamie Hopcraft has been issued a 45 day medical suspension until July 5th, 2012.

  2. IKF Amateur MTR
    Brandon Lewis (Abbots Langley, England, 1-0, 77kgs, 6'2", 04-16-94, Kingsley Morgan Tel: 0044-7903008639)
    defeated Declan Thiel (Berkhamsted, England, 0-1, 76.4 kgs, 5'10", 05-30-91, Ashley Gettings tel 0044-7921812495) by TKO in round 3.
    Declan Thiel has been issued a 30day medical suspension until June 20th, 2012.

  3. IKF Amateur FCR
    Imran Munir (Rickmansworth, England, 2-0, 72.3kgs, 5'11", 06-20-80, Nick Morrish Tel 0044-7813877967)
    defeated Anthony Thomas (St Albans, England, 1-1, 72 kilos, 5'8",05-13-90, Kingsley Morgan Tel 0044-7903008639) by Majority Points decision 28-29, 30-28, 30-28.

  4. IKF Amateur FCR
    Martyn Cox (Biggleswade, England, 3-0, 107 kilos, 6'3", 08-04-79, Trevor Spencer Tel 0044-7940715717)
    defeated Mark Pryor (Derby, England, 2-1, 100 kilos, 6'4", 03-24-94, Duane Reid Tel 0044-7867952311) by Majority Points decision 28-29, 28-29, 29-28.

  5. IKF Amateur IR
    Krystian Ozog (London, England, 1-0 (Boxing 3-1-1), 76 kilos, 5'9", 04-10-85, Dr Ram Krishnna Tel 0044-7932532502)
    defeated Steven Walker (Chesham, England, 3-2, 74 kilos, 09-19-81, Ashley Gettings Tel 0044-7921812495) by Majority Points decision 28-29, 29-28, 28-29.

  6. IKF Amateur FCR
    Katy Wasiukiewicz (Derby, England, 4-2, 70.1 kilos, 5'7", 08-04-77, Duane Reid Tel 0044-7867952311)
    defeated Samantha Ryan (London, England, 8-3-2, 68 kilos, 5'6", 01-13-95, Jason Stevens Tel 0044-7957540921) by unanimous points decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

  7. IKF Amateur FCR
    Terry Funnell (Hemel Hempstead, England, 4-0, 84 kilos, 6'3", 08-13-89, Nick Morrish Tel 0044-7813877967)
    defeated Pawel Barlikowski (Chatham, England, 5-2, 83 kilos, 6'3", 06-19-86, Paul Wiffen Tel 0044-7868845453) by KO in the second round.
    Pawel Barlikowski has been issued a 45 day medical suspension until July 5th, 2012.




SATURDAY, May 19th, 2012, AT 5:00 PM/ PST



Benny "The Jet"
Kickboxing Certification and Training Camp!


Who is Benny "The Jet" Urquidez?

Although we know who this once Great Champion is, we were surprised how many did not... Shame on you Boys and Girls! If your going to excel in a sport, it's best to learn about it's history and those who got it to where it is today long before you were a fan or stepped into the fighting ring.

Benny "The Jet" Urquidez was one of the most explosive American kickboxers of all time! Today he is a martial arts choreographer, actor but most proudly today, a Teacher. Nicknamed The Jet, Urquidez was a non-contact karate competitor who later pioneered full-contact fighting in the U.S. He made the transition from point to full-contact karate in 1974 (The year of its inception in the USA) frequently fighting in bouts where the rules were ambiguous and contrasts in styles were dramatic.

After winning five World Championships in four separate weight divisions, Urquidez retired in 1989. However Urquidez came out of retirement in 1993 (at the age of 42) to seal his legendary status. He challenged and defeated the 25-year-old reigning world champion from Japan, victorious now in six world championships in five different weight divisions - a feat never seen before or since. Urquidez retired from professional competition, remaining undefeated for 27 years, the longest reigning World Champion ever. Black Belt magazine voted Urquidez "Competitor of the Year" in 1978.

Although records may vary from web site to web site, there is no question how dynamic of a fighter Urquidez was, making the questions about his actual fight record irrelevant. Wikapedia claims his record as 49-1-1 (win-loss-draw) with 35 knockouts. However others claim he went undefeated with a record of 62-0 (57 wins by knockouts.). Again, regardless of the complete record, NO ONE can argue "The Jets" Greatness as a true Champion and Lagend in our sport!

Now, you can learn from the legend yourself!
Don't pass up this great opportunity coming this June!









MORE INFO AT

www.BennyTheJet.com




FRIDAY, May 18th, 2012, AT 6:00 PM/ PST


Avet Project, Inc. To Benefit From
Kickboxing & MMA Event
Hosted By Donnie Hair's USA Kickboxing MMA Promotions

"DAY Of The WARRIOR"
May 26th, 2012


AVET Project was selected by Donnie Hair of USA Kickboxing MMA Promotions as the nonprofit beneficiary of "Day of the Warrior", an amateur MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and Muay Thai LIVE Cage Fight event being held on May 26th, 2012 at LevelZ Entertainment Complex, located across from SAMS Club on Hwy 192 in Melbourne, Florida.

This is a "family friendly" event featuring Junior Adult & Teens Muay Thai Kickboxing. Doors open at Noon, with matches beginning at 1pm and the Main Event getting underway at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.BATTLEPASS.com or call 1-877-MMA-TIXX. Ticket prices range from $20 for the daytime event, or $30 for both events. Cage-side tickets for the evening Main Event are $35. USA Kickboxing MMA Promotions is offering a generous MILITARY DISCOUNT! (Military ID required).

Newly sworn in Florida State Boxing Commissioner, Dr. Wayne Kearney of Palm, Florida, will be at the event and recently commented, "The Florida State Boxing Commission recognizes Donnie Hair as a world-famous fighter and promoter of the combat sports and we strive to operate the commission in the same professional and upstanding manner in which he runs his organization".

Garren Cone, AVET Project's founder and president, noted the growing popularity of MMA among our active duty military and veterans. He stated, "This is a great opportunity for MMA fans to catch some great action in our own backyard, with the added bonus that a portion of the proceeds are going to support AVET Project's programs and services which assist our past & present military members and their families."

More information is available by visiting AVET Project's website, www.avetproject.org and clicking on the facebook icon. Also, listen to AMERICAN WARRIOR RADIO on AM1300 WMEL every Saturday from 11:AM, Noon and online at www.1300WMEL.com






AMERICAN BATTLE FLAGS just arrived from AFGHANISTAN !!
Complete with Certificates as seen above! We will be holding a silent auction for Two Flags & Certificates donated by our Fighting Men & Women overseas
for the purpose of raising funds for AVET Project's "American Veterans Empowerment Team" www.avetproject.org





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Johnny Davis' AK Promotions Next Event Announced....
June 29th, 2012

Doubletree Hotel- Sacramento, California, USA
Doors Open At 6:PM Fights At 7:PM

Johnny Davis' AK Promotions released today that June 29th, 2012 will be the date of their next IKF World Championship Promotion. The event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento, California. There will be approximately 15 fights comprising of men, women and juniors. The show is set up in a Las Vegas fight night environment loaded with great drinks, food, music and Muay Thai Kickboxing action!

The main event of the evening will be the always exciting IKF World Light Middleweight Champion Ed Abosolo (Left) of Vallejo, California. His challenger will be top contender Aleksander Naumoski (Right) of San Jose, California. This matchup will be one of the best fights of the year! Although Abosolo is extremely talented....Naumoski who sports a mohawk and speaks with a strong accent is a serious, take no prisoners type of fighter and is not only coming for revenge of a narrow loss to Abosolo in the IKF West Coast Classic Tournament in November, 2011 but is chomping at the bits to prove he is the real champ!

Also, fighting sensation and women's IKF West Coast Classic Champion - Cat Feeley of San Francisco is looking to get another title around her waist as her challenger is soon to be announced. Sacramento's own Bantamweight rising star, Aber Bouthongham will also be looking to claim his first title against forthcoming opponent.

Other championship fights and a full undercard will be announced in the weeks ahead for a great night of IKF Muay Thai Championship Kickboxing entertainment in Sacramento, California!

Trainers in California would like to have their fighters on this event are asked to send their fighters full stats to johnnyd@akpromotions.org or call (916) 205.4762. Include, name, weight class, height, all fight records, address and contact info for trainer.

AK Promotions
is one of the leading promotions of Muay Thai Kickboxing in the State of California.
For more information on sponsorships etc., contact them at www.IKFKickboxing.com/AKPromotions.htm or go to www.AKPromotions.org


Tickets are on sale now at www.AKPromotions.org
Or By Calling (916) 205-4762 or by e-mail at johnnyd@akpromotions.org

Click on Ticket to Reserve Your Seat (s) Now...Pick Up at the Door!
$40 Advance Gen., $50, $80 add $10 to each ticket at the door.

AK Promotions PRESS PAGE
CLICK HERE!


For More Info Contact Mr. Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or 630-9254 or by e-mail at johnnyd@akpromotions.org






THURSDAY, MAY 17th, 2012, AT 3:20 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



CBBL Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
Modesto, California, USA

Semi-Contact - No Knockouts! Muay Thai, International Low and Hi Kick Styles- Men, Women and Children!





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Nick Morrish Presents
IKF AMATEUR & PROFESSIONAL KICKBOXING
Berkhamsted Herts, England





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Ringside Promotions Presents
"FULL-CONTACT & LOW-KICK
KICKBOXING FIGHT NIGHT"

Thurles, Ireland




MAIN EVENT
IKF AMATEUR FCR
EUROPEAN LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
Eddie Nait
(France) VS Dylan Moran (Waterford, Ireland)







WEDNESDAY, MAY 16th, 2012, AT 1:55 PM/ PST



Results From Pat Rockett's
"IKF Ireland VS Wales"
May 12th, 2012 - Waterford, Ireland



IKF Promoter Pat Rockett put together a first class International Kickboxing show in the Crystal Nightclub, Waterford this past Saturday. The event featured an action packed IKF All Ireland Lightweight Title fight between the countrys two top seeds, Shane McConnell from Waterford and Shane Marum from Portlaoise. These two fighters both won their eliminator bouts for the right to fight for the title and it turned out to be an excellent contest with Mc Connell taking the laurels on this occasion. Marum was determined and hit the scales on the money at the weigh-ins but Mc Connell, who had to go and drop weight, seemed to have that little bit extra and landed some crisp shots on the Portlaoise man which caught the judges eyes.

Gary Manogue from Galway Black Dragon took on Welsh hard man Andrew Davies in a 4 round International bout. Although it went the distance with some good exchanges, Manogue took the win bringing his record to 17 and 0. Yvonne Mc Nevin from Galway took on Chloe Thomas from Wales on a weeks notice. Mc Nevin managed to get a well deserved draw. Junior fighter Troy Nolan from Galway defeated Waterfords Ryan Erkal in an entertaining contest in both young mens full contact debuts.

Here are the Full Results of the Night:


  1. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Joe Hayes, (Cork, Ireland, 1-0, 55kg, 5'4'', 08-23-97, Liam Og Griffin 086 1019937 )
    defeated William Fox, (Swansea, Wales, 0-2, 55kg, 5'3'', 08-26-99, Mark Watkins 07974 4951839) by TKO in round one.
    William Fox has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO until 11th June, 2011.

  2. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Dalton John, (Swansea, Wales, 4-1, 38kg, 5', 11-17-00, Mark Watkins 07974 495183)
    defeated Jack Power, (Waterford, Ireland 4-3, 37.5kg, 5'1'', 03-10-00, Vinny O Brien 083 4218676) by judges decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  3. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Troy Nolan, (Galway, Ireland, 1-0, 79kg, 6'4'', 07-07-96, Pete Foley 087 8119227)
    defeated Ryan Erkal, (Waterford, Ireland, 0-1, 78.2kg, 6'2'', 03-10-97, Pat Rockett 087 9396661) by judges decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.



  4. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Kieran Jones, (Swansea, Wales, 3-1, 43kg, 5', 11-01-97, Mark Watkins 07974 4951839)
    defeated Magnus Joleht, (Waterford, Ireland, 3-1, 42kg, 5', 09-09-98, Pat Rockett 087 9396661) by judges decision, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    John Fitzgerald, (Waterford, Ireland, 1-0, 73.5kg, 5'11'', 08-19-81, Self 087 7406262)
    defeated John Kiely, (Shannon, Co. Clare, 0-1, 72kg, 5'10'', Howard Vincent 086 1256806) by TKO in round one.
    John Kiely has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO until 11th June, 2011.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Mark O Mahoney, (Waterford, Ireland, 1-1, 70kg, 6'4'', 05-18-94, Pat Rockett 087 9396661 )
    defeated Andy Mc Donald, (Carlow, Ireland, 0-1, 70kg, 6'', 08-19-88, John Fitzgerald 087 7406262) by judges decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  7. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Paul Collins, (Waterford, Ireland, 1-0, 73kg, 6'3'', 07-09-86, Pat Rockett 087 9396661)
    defeated Marcin Sienkiewicz, (New Ross, Ireland, 0-1, 73kg, 176cm, 03-22-86, John Fitzgerald 087 7406262) by judges decision,30-28, 30-28, 30-28.

  8. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Darren Keane, (Waterford, Ireland, 2-0, 76, 6'3'', 04-14-90, Pat Rockett 087 9396661)
    defeated Hugh Carr, (New Ross, Ireland, 77kg, 6'3'', 08-23-89, John Fitzgerald 087 7406262) by TKO in round 3.
    Hugh Carr has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO until 11th June, 2011.

  9. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Yvonne Mc Nevin, (Galway, Ireland, 6-1-1 Kickboxing, 1-0 boxing, 56kg, 157cm, 08-04-73, Pete Foley 087 8119227)
    and Chloe Thomas, (Swansea, Wales 1-1-1 kickboxing, 1-0 boxing, 58kg, 5'3'', 08-11-91, Mark Watkins 07974 4951839) fought to a majority draw, 30-28, 30-30, 29-29.



  10. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Jan Wascyiewicz, (Tramore, Ireland, 5-0, 94kg, 177cm, 12-01-83, Pat Rockett 087 9396661)
    defeated Alan Brett, (New Ross, Ireland, 0-1, 93kg, 5'11'', 11-29-87, John Fitzgerald 087 7406262) by judges decision, 30-29, 30-26, 30-28.

  11. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Brett Egan, (Dungarvan, Ireland, 4-1, 86.4kg, 6'3'', 05-16-86, Vinny O Brien 083 4218676)
    defeated Bart Novak, (New Ross, Ireland, 1-1, 83kg, 176cm, 06-26-84, John Fitzgerald 087 7406262) by judges decision, 30-26, 29-26, 30-26.

  12. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Gary Manogue, (Galway, Ireland, 17- 0 kickboxing, 1-0 boxing, 71kg, 6'1'', Pete Foley 087 8119227)
    defeated Andrew Davies, (5-9-1, 74.5, 5'8'', 06-19-79, Mark Watkins 07974 4951839) by judges decision, 40-36, 40-37, 40-36.





  13. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    All Ireland Lightweight Title Bout

    Shane Mc Connell, (Waterford, Ireland, 5-3 kickboxing, 1-0 boxing, 60kg, 5'10'', 11-25-95, Pat Rockett 087 9396661)
    defeated Shane Marum, (Portlaoise, Ireland, 2-1 kickboxing, 2-2 boxing, 2-2-1 MMA, 60kg, 5'8'', 18-12-86, Liamie Marum 087 4335555) by judges decision, 50-45, 49-46, 49-46.






MORE IKF RESULTS...



Results From Red Dragon Promotions'
"RED DRAGON CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT NIGHT"
May 12th, 2012 - Swansea, Wales



  1. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S
    FCR ATOMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

    Kelly Mainwaring, Swansea, Wales (IKF European Champion, 16-3-1, 49.9kg, 5'0", 10-08-82, Andy Morgan, 0044-7795271676)
    VS
    Monica Markowska, Jersey, UK ( WAKO World Champion, 12-2 13-2-1, 50.0kg, 5'2", 07-30-75, Dev Barrett, 0044-7931640488)
    This much anticipated re-match was the highlight of this event in Wales. With the fighters having fought to a draw in March it was a credit to both teams that a rematch was made so quickly. It was clear that both girls had worked each other out in the first match with the first two rounds being almost impossible to score as they cancelled each other out. Mainwaring took the fight to Markowska but landed very little due to a good defence. Still you had to give those rounds to Mainwaring as the defence of Markowska was not enough to score. In the 3rd things exploded as Markowska stood and traded but still used her footwork well to catch the Welsh fighter off balance. This continued throughout the 4th and 5th rounds and although Mainwarings high work rate counted, it was not enough to secure victory. On the night the cleverer, more accurate Markowska did enough to win the IKF world title belt.
    WINNER: Monika Markowska by unanimous decision 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.

  2. IKF AMATEUR FCR LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Eric Nolan (Dublin Eire, 8-2-1, 69.5kg, 5'8", 07-27-93, Jimmy Courtney 00353868950713)
    VS Ben Heap (Chippenham England, 8-8-1, 70.7kg, 5'8", 08-15-90, Carl Mallinson 01249444354)
    WINNER: Eric Nolan by unanimous decision 48-47, 49-46, 49-46.

  3. IKF AMATEUR FCR SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT
    Jamey Taylor (Part Talbot Wales, 1-0, 61.2kg, 5'8", 01-08-86, Andy Morgan 00447717765172)
    VS Jack Leng (Cheltenham England, 0-1, 61.3kg, 5'7", 04-13-86, Mike Bennett 00447919282151)
    WINNER: Jamey Taylor by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 29-27.

  4. IKF AMATEUR FCR LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
    Daniel Evans (Cardiff Wales, 0-1, 63.0kg, 5'10", 08-20-81, David Thornington 00447527329218)
    VS Yusef Ali (Cardiff Wales, 1-1, 63.2kg, 5'8", 10-04-93, James Russell 01656 72976)
    WINNER: Yusef Ali by split decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FCR FEATHERWEIGHT
    Kirsty Lewis (Port Talbot Wales, 0-1, 58.7kg, 5'5", 12-06-90, Andy Morgan 00447717765172)
    VS Katy Simmons (Chippenham England, 1-0, 59.4kg, 5'4", 10-30-91, Carl Mallinson 01249444354)
    WINNER: Katy Simmons by TKO 1:52, round 2.
    Kirsty Lewis receives a 30 day medical suspension until 12th June 2012.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FCR MIDDLEWEIGHT
    James Dublin (Swindon England, 1-0, 73.0kg, 5'11", 03-31-88, Chris Hughes 00447815686138)
    VS Kristian Leary (Pembroke Wales, 0-1, 70.3kg, 5'10", 03-26-92, Carl Keane, 0044774633928)
    WINNER: James Dublin by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.

  7. IKF AMATEUR FCR LIGHTWEIGHT
    Charlene Davis (Swansea Wales, 0-1, 59.3kg, 5'6", 06-19-80, Andy Morgan 00447717765172)
    VS Christine Carre (Cardiff Wales, 2-0, 58.4kg, 5'3", 03-26-90, James Russell 01656 72976)
    WINNER: Christine Carre by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  8. IKF AMATEUR FCR LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
    Geraint Brown (Swansea Wales, 0-2, 64.0kg, 5'8", 05-07-91, Dave North, 00447825323058)
    VS Dean Bradley (Neath Wales, 1-0, 66.2kg, 5'6", 02-06-89, James Wallis 00447837650084)
    WINNER: Dean Bradley by TKO 1:44 round 2.
    Geraint Brown receives a 30 day medical suspension until 12th June 2012.

  9. IKF AMATEUR FCR LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
    Matthew Morgans (Cardiff Wales, 0-1 62.9kg, 5'10", 09-09-88, David Thornington 00447527329218)
    VS Faizan Khan (Cardiff Wales, 1-1, 65.1kg, 5'11", 03-29-91, James Russell 01656 72976)
    WINNER: Faizan Khan by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  10. IKF AMATEUR FCR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
    Daniel Thomas (Pembroke Wales, 1-0, 79.3kg, 6'3", 01-12-91, Carl Keane, 0044774633928)
    VS Aaron Farrell (Swansea Wales, 0-1, 81.1kg, 5'7", 05-05-91, Edward Grove 00447773490332)
    WINNER: Dan Thomas by majority decision* 19-19, 20-18, 20-18.
    This contest went to the scorecards following an accidental clash of heads in the 3rd round with one fighter unable to continue.

  11. IKF AMATEUR FCR CRUISERWEIGHT
    Jon Hope (Haverford West Wales, 1-3-1, 86.0kg, 6'2", 09-23-85, Graham Brockway 00447977101197)
    VS Liam Elton (Swansea Wales, 6-1-1, 85.9kg, 6'3", 06-14-86, Paul Davies/Lance Jones 00447545190817)
    WINNER: Liam Elton by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  12. IKF AMATEUR FCR LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Martin Jones (Pembroke Wales, 1-1, 72.0kg, 6'0", 12-01-82, Carl Keane, 0044774633928)
    VS Gethin Jones (Cardiff Wales, 1-1, 71.0kg, 5'7", 08-03-86, Clair Vicker 01656 72976)
    WINNER: Martin Jones by split decision 37-30, 29-28, 29-28.





MONDAY, MAY 14th, 2012, AT 10:00 AM/ PST




Highlight Reel From
May 5th Cinco de Mayo 2012 Event
Oakland, California, USA







THURSDAY, MAY 10th, 2012, AT 7:10 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



Pat Rockett Presents
"IKF Ireland VS Wales"
Waterford, Ireland





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Red Dragon Promotions Presents
"RED DRAGON CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT NIGHT"
Swansea, Wales



IKF
AMATEUR WOMEN'S FCR
ATOMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

Kelly Mainwaring
Swansea, Wales, - IKF European Champion
16-2-1, 49.0kg, 5'0", 10-08-82, Andy Morgan, 0044-7795271676

VS
Monica Markowska
Jersey, UK - WAKO World Champion, 12-2
12-2-1, 50.0kg, 5'2", 07-30-75, Dev Barrett, 0044-7931640488




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



TKO Promotions Presents
KOMBAT ZONE 'Next Generation'
Kent, England




IKF Amateur FCR British Middleweight Title **Defense


**James Gridley
Star KB




VS


Mark Anderson
Fighting Tigers



Vacant IKF Amateur FCR British Lightweight Title


Kelly Copeland
TKO




VS


Jodie Whittaker
Basildon F/Style



Vacant IKF Junior Amateur FCR British Featherweight Title


George Hennon
TKO




VS


Steven Raybould
Cleveland KB

These two young men recently met in the final of the
KING Boxing 4 Man Tournament and you can see their GREAT fight On you Tube!
Click The YouTube Link Below

PLUS FULL SUPPORTING BILL






MONDAY, MAY 7th, 2012, AT 11:00 PM/ PST



Results From Johnny Davis' AK Promotions'
"Cinco De Mayo Fight Fiesta!"
May 5th, 2012 - Oakland, California, USA





Photos By Chris Kisela
chriskisela@gmail.com
www.chriskisela.smugmug.com
(408) 688-6469.






















Everyone who has ever promoted any kind of an event before or been associated with promoting events would agree that getting fans or spectators to a venue is the key to an events success. Every weekend around the world, people are presented with options as to how to spend their time, whether it be a weeknight or weekend, 10 minutes or days at a time, these individuals will end up making their decisions based up on their excitement or admiration of these events whether they be sporting events or anything else that sells an admission ticket. The point we are trying to make here is that for an event or a sport to be successful, there needs to be a loyal following of those who admire what the event(s) present to them.

As if selling tickets to a fight sport event isn't tough enough, this past Saturday night, it seems that every fight sport around the USA ended up suffering a little because of one simple issue... "Too much to choose from..."

With the well known "Party" holiday of Cinco De Mayo already pulling fight fans away from live events, add to it that last Saturday night also featured a top headlining Pro Boxing event (Mayweather vs. Cotto), a Free Fox Sports UFC MMA event ("UFC on Fox 3" - Nate Diaz vs Jim Miller) and already, the options for any loyal fight fan starts to become stressful.

This past Saturday night, AK Promotions went "Head to Head" with all three of these things. Adding to this, another fight event (Amateur MMA) was also taking place in the bay area. If you had to guess as to what the crowd would be at AK Promotions Amateur Muay Thai event as it went up against all these things, some would have felt safe in saying a few hundred at best. Well, the good news for AK Promotions was that the rival MMA event was the overall loser on the night as it drew maybe 150 to 200 spectators while the good news for AK was that it's crowd was closer to 1,000. The bad news was that AK was hoping for a crowd twice that size. However, don't let the empty seats fool you. As compared to previous AK Promotions events, this one ranked up there with one of their best.

Yes, there were some empty seats, which a lot were most likely empty due to the fact that local superstar John "BEG SEXY" Hurney's (L) title bout was over at the weigh-ins when his scheduled opponent Gary Grant "NO SHOWED!" A NO SHOW is without a doubt the most insulting, degrading and destructive thing a fighter can do to his or her opponent, the promoter as well as the many fight fans who wanted to see the fight. This event had other local Superstars on it, but AK Promotions had put a lot into the match-up of Hurney and Grant. Sadly now for Grant, he has been suspended Indefinitely and also now faces a Promoters Expense Reimbursement fine which could very possibly end his fighting career.

So now we have talked about the competition and some negative things that may have kept a potential larger crowd away... Enough of that, lets let everyone know what they missed now. If you were one of those fight fans that choose to not use your DVR and simply record the TV Events, you missed a Great Night of Muay Thai at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California! AK Promotions had one of the most impressive venue set-ups it has ever had. In our opinion, if EVERY Amateur or Pro Kickboxing / Muay Thai promotion looked like the AK Promotions event did this past Saturday night, Kickboxing and Muay Thai WOULD BE ON TV! However, sadly, too many promoters are satisfied with a large room with all the lights on and the words Kickboxing and or Muay Thai on their poster in hopes of a sellout crowd. For years, Kickboxing and Muay Thai Promoters just don't get it. Success in the stand up sports of Kickboxing and Muay Thai is NOT just in Great Fights! If this were true, Kickboxing and Muay Thai would have EASILY been one of those televised events shown this past Saturday night and EVERY weekend right along with Pro boxing and the UFC!

However, what so many promoters forget to pay attention to is the "PRESENTATION" of their product. Presentation is more often than not, far more memorable than the production of the product. Don't get us wrong... We're not saying a beautiful venue with bad fights are more "Memorable" than a bad venue and Great Fights. The truth here is, NEITHER is a solution to success in our mighty Stand-up Sports of Kickboxing and Muay Thai! We as the kings of Stand-up fighting (Kickboxing and Muay Thai) have already been embraced by the public. Years ago, when Maurice Smith scored a Head Kick KO in an MMA event, MMA fight fans realized how much more exciting the Stand up fight game was as compared to a grappling or even a ground and pound fight on the floor of a cage is. Those of us in the Stand-up game have already been presented with opportunity... We just need to embrace it more seriously! As fight promoters, more need to take a vacation to California and watch what AK Promotions is doing. AK Promotions "AMATEUR" event are FAR MORE Prestigious than ANY of the Pro events we have seen in the last 5 years. We know this sounds insulting, but take it for what it REALLY is... It's SAD...

Fight Fans love Great Fights. We all know this. However, Fight Fans love a great presentation too! Short of the Great Fighters now with UFC, when they first started, UFC would be just another Cage Fight production without all their Production Quality. Look at UFC Today! It's an OUTSTANDING Presentation from the fights to the venue! It's a Prestigious SHOW! K-1 would have been just another kickboxing event, until they added in fire, lights and explosions. As promoters of the "Stand-up" fight sports, you can't succeed on just a great fight. You have to have a great presentation along with the Great Fight so EVERYONE remembers it! The Super Bowl is just another football game without the presentation. This is where AK Promotions has shined over the last couple years. Where some promoters just keep repeating their same ol presentation (And NEVER really Growing) AK Promotions has been getting better and better with not just their matchmaking, but their event presentation as well.

Here is a point to make to prove our point here...
If you, as a fight fan, truly think other Kickboxing and or Muay Thai Promotions are doing great events, WHY isn't our sport on TV? Here is the honest answer for all of you... The sports "PRESENTATION" is terribly inconsistent. We have spoken to "A LOT" of broadcast companies from Internet production to Free TV to Pay Preview and ALL of them tell us the same thing... "We can't trust the events we go to, to be Production Quality!" Some have great fights, but terrible venue, bad lighting, bad sound, inexperienced MC, sloppy DJ's, unsanctioned bouts attached with inexperienced officials and the list goes on and on. To sum it all up, the Stand-up Sports has failed itself.

Here is another issue we have heard from those in the TV World... "Too many promoters have decided to start their own 'Sanctioning Body' to avoid paying a sanctioning fee or paying quality officials, but that's not the real issue with these promoters... 'Most of their title fights are CRAP!" Yes, someone from a TOP TV Production company actually used that very phrase to us... They went on to explain how unlike in Pro boxing, fighters don't even have to be qualified to fight for a title. It's even worse in MMA where a "Sanctioned" Title is even seen less. "Promotional" titles are slowly killing every promotion under the UFC in MMA. In Kickboxing and or Muay Thai, it's getting to be the same way... Promoters are either creating their own sanctioning bodies so their fighter Bob can fight for a World title against Stan across the street. This concept is duplicated every weekend, state to state, country to country, so often, that even true fight fans don't even know what is a legit Title fight any more. As what happened with Traditional Martial Arts and the prestige of Black Belt, McDojos are popping up around the globe... "Give them a belt every 2 months and they will keep paying their monthly dues and you will be a rich karate school!" The same is happening with fight sports. Promoters creating their own McChampions, or money hungry sanctioning bodies selling Title Sanctioning for two fighters no one knows... And no one knows about them for one very important reason.... NO ONE out there has RANKINGS!

Without Rankings, HOW do these promoters and or sanctioning bodies determine which fighters are "Title Contenders?" Because of all these McChampions, our sports are being laughed at by the general public and admired less and less by the true Fight Fans! However, we have only ourselves to blame for the lack of our success. We have allowed promoters to create their own sanctioning bodies, or create their own champions... Just like in the Martial Arts, but instead of the top prize being a Black Belt, now it's a Title Belt! The true question is... "What is the value of the title?"

How long with the Stand-up sports of Kickboxing and Muay Thai continue to short change our fight fans? Putting fighters in a ring is only part of the work to make Kickboxing and Muay Thai a top Fight Sport. We all sat on our duffs and watched MMA not just pass us up, but SPRINT past us at the speed of light! MMA was new, and exciting to the fight fans, and the promoters followed in this excitement. PRESENTATION was Key for those who remained successful. We all watched it happen, right in front of our eyes. Our ISCF MMA Sanctioning body has been a major part in the success of MMA, so we were right there in the front seat. All of us saw what was making MMA a top sport, but no one cared to LEARN from the MMA excitement.

Our "Quote of the Day" was left up over the weekend for a very important reason. WE ALL needed to keep reading it. Even us here at the IKF! What was it?

"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish"

A quote by Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs. Too many of us, even some of the top Pro Kickboxing and or Muay Thai promoters in the sport have become settled, content in their promotional efforts. None of us are truly trying and succeeding to be BETTER! To Stay HUNGRY and keep hunting for that better event, better production, better opportunity of the sport. As an exciting sport, we have become complacent... The WORSE thing ANY of us could be. We have stopped Hunting for that BETTER production, for that Better event, more legit title fights... Why?

Back to the beginning of our article here...
ALL of us have stopped being Hungry and become complacent... except for AK Promotions! As AK Promotions Sanctioning partner, we have created more LEGIT and Ranked Champions than any other promotion! A FACT that we are proud of. However, it's not enough. While AK Promotions has been working hard at getting better and better FOR YOU and For The SPORT, others have been keeping those who are holding our sport back, in business... We are not saying "Only support an AK Promotions event." However, we are about ready to say just that if other promotions don't start stepping up and try and improve the value of their PRODUCTION! AK Promotions has created an outstanding stage for the Amateur Kickboxers and Muay Thai fighters. They have a goal to start promoting PRO Kickboxing and Muay Thai as well... However, if they are not supported, they too, like others, may stop being hungry and become complacent... Or worse yet, we may lose one of the Great Promoters of our sport, simply because people don't see the need to help support them... Is this what you Fight Fans really want? To allow one of the few Promoters who is giving his all to give you a DYNAMIC - Pro Style Venue Arena to fight in, to get discouraged, complacent and come to the conclusion, "Is this all there is?"

AK Promotions' Johnny Davis and us here at the IKF have been trying our best to not face such words as the reality of Kickboxing and Muay Thai... "Is this all there is?" However, without the support of true Fight Fans, Trainers, Fighters and more so, TRUE Promoters, this may very well be what we all will soon face... "Is this all there is..." AK Promotions can't do it alone around the world. For this very reason, the IKF needs more promoters like Johnny Davis and his AK Promotions crew that are Hungry and want to be more than just a building with a ring and some chairs and a few fights. WE ALL NEED MORE to propel our sport to another level.

The IKF is the ONLY sanctioning body in the world today that keeps both Pro and Amateur Rankings in all the fighting rule styles. Yes, THE ONLY ONE! That's not being arrogant, or just us bragging, it's a fact. Now before you blow this off, ask yourself, as a fight fan, promoter, trainer, FIGHTER... How Serious are YOU in this? If you're not serious, and all you care about is a belt, we can tell you where to just buy one and save fighting some unranked opponent to be able to wear one. Heck, this is what happened to traditional Martial Arts! Earning a Black Belt was too hard for too many, so some business exec. from a company called EFC stepped in and "Changed Martial Arts Forever!" In most schools, Black Belts are now as easy as heck to get, and sadly, the general public believes these Black Belts are as good as those earned 30 years ago... Well, we all know they most are far from it! Are the fight sports now the next McFranchise? Are "CHAMPIONS" becoming a dime a dozen? Do you really need us to answer that for you?

If your a Champion, ask yourself, "How prestigious is the title you hold, or your team-mate"
Where can we all read about your title? When you retire, where can you still prove you held a title? The only Champions you can find this kind of information on are IKF Champions. Most other sanctioning bodies have outright told us, "It's too much work keeping track of all the different Champions." Gee, it wasn't too much work to go to the bank and cash your sanctioning check though... was it...

AK Promotions could save a bundle on every event by either going with another sanctioning body or by just creating their own Champions... So why don't they? AK Promotions believes, as the IKF does, that Quality does not come easy. Just writing a check to a sanctioning body or to a belt company for a belt is not the road to Quality. It's not the road to making our sport Legit either. EVERY contender on every AK Promotions event, as well as other IKF Sanctioned events, must Qualify for their title shot. It could be much easier, and less expensive for Johnny Davis, but he doesn't just do it for AK Promotions... He does it for the fighters fighting on his events! He only wants a CREDIBLE and or LEGIT Champion associated with his events. Not just a convenient or local fighter who is inexpensive to bring in. But ultimately, AK Promotions does all this FOR THE SPORT!

Ok, by now, most of you are probably thinking... "Why so angry? Is the IKF upset?"
Well, to answer honestly, YES WE ARE!
We are upset and afraid for what could happen to our Great Sport if no one stands up NOW to say something!
We are upset because no one has been the "SENSEI" per say, in our sport and kept us all in line! There is no discipline in our sport anymore.
We as Martial Artist have become less disciplined and many in our sport have lost integrity and exchanged it for the mighty Dollar!

Kickboxing and Muay Thai was moving forward STRONG in 2004 and 2005, and we were all just steps from the most successful time of the sport. Then, a few let their egos get in the way, their pocketbooks and we all broke apart. Everyone wanted their own Sanctioning bodies, their own tournaments, their own Champions... We all lost sight of the big picture and we all paid the price...

Within a year, MMA EXPLODED onto the scene as no other fight sport had. During this time, our ISCF MMA division Exploded as well. The IKF was still busy, but promoters we had built into icons of the sport decided they were so big, they didn't need IKF, as they believed they were bigger than everyone. There was no more TEAM in our sport. Kickboxing and Muay Thai was breaking apart and as the Stand-up Sports were fighting for position, MMA surpassed us without even a challenge... ALL of us allowed this to happen.... However, the question now is, how many of us can come back together and work to build this sport again?

AK Promotions has been committed, as have some other promotions. However, we all need to work hard like AK Promotions has. We ALL as a whole need to bring our sport to a different level. We ALL need true, legit competition to make us better... WE ALL NEED DISCIPLINE!

Those of you who are weak in your efforts, you will be offended by this article... However, those of you who are True Champions inside, TRUE Promoters inside, YOU will all realize that we all need to "Step UP!" If we stay where we are today, we will never get where we all want to be... The only question now is, WHO will really Step up?!

This past weekends AK Promotions event STEPPED UP! AK Promotions wanted to give multi time junior Champion Katrina Nahe a TRUE Challenge for a TRUE World title. So, AK brought in a fighter that the IKF determined was the BEST Challenge for Nahe... Tisha Balentien who came in all the way from Almere, Holland. Balentien was no beginner. With a fight record of 34-5-1/11, she was ready to challenge Nahe for the vacant IKF Junior Girls Amateur Modified Muay Thai Bantamweight World Title... note... This was a "JUNIOR" Title!

There was loads of hype prior to this bout and by the time these two took center stage, all that hype and smack talkin proved legit as both brought their A GAME to those Fight Fans in attendance. Although Nahe had far less experience record wise, her background in IKF Point Kickboxing proved helpful in her timing as well as targeting. While Nahe was scoring in the outside game, Balentien was racking up points while in the clinch with her knees. The two came out explosive in every round and each focused on their strong points. Balentien continued to win the inside knee battle, but it was Nahe who was winning the outside fight. By the time the fight ended, many thought it could go either way. Us at Ringside thought there would only be a point difference between the two. However, when the judges cards were tallied, only one judge saw it close like us. Judge Marshall Walker had it 48-47 while judges Ray Belowitz and Susan Thomas-Gitlin both had it 49-46. The winner, by unanimous decision was Katrina Nahe.

Prior to the Tisha Balentien - Katrina Nahe Title bout, Alec Gonzales of California (7-1) and Travis Clay of Arizona (5-2) met up for the vacant IKF Amateur "Full" Muay Thai Rules Western United States Lightweight Title. This was by far one of the most exciting bouts of the night. Gonzales and Clay went hard and fast for all 5 rounds and the scores alone do not express how close these two were. in the end, Judge Martin Sammon and Susan Thomas-Gitlin had it 49-46 while Judge Marshall Walker had it 48-47, all 3 for the new Champion Alec Gonzales by unanimous decision.

The nights main event was a Title Defense. T.J. Arcangle of San Francisco, California (12-1) has won several IKF titles. He had won the IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Light Welterweight World Title on October 8th, 2011 on another AK Promotions event in this very same venue in Oakland, California, USA. In the bout, he faced top contender John Hamm of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (22-12/9). After 5 rounds of some of the best fighting techniques we had ever seen Arcangle produce he defeated Hamm by unanimous decision, 50-44, 49-45 and 49-45.

For his defense, he would need to take on another top contender, Nicholas Chasteen of Tempe Arizona (16-3/6) Well before the bell rang, Arcangle knew he had his work cut out for him as his 141 pound contender also had a good 3 inches of height to his advantage. Chasteen stepped up to the scales at 6'1" to Arcangle's 5'8". Seeing this we wondered how Arcangle's game plan would battle the taller Chasteen.

From the opening bell, we must say that it often appeared as though Chasteen was the aggressor. Although lean and tall, it was clear that his slender physic was packed with plenty of explosive muscle. However, it also seemed that although Chasteen was agressive, Arcangle was blocking most of his shots and getting off some effective counters. Throughout all 5 rounds, Arcangle never appeared to be the aggressor. He simply remained patient and waited for Chasteen to attack. Chasteen seemed to always be the one to engage, but once he did, Arcangle would slip, move and counter. It was a well planned strategy against the taller Chasteen that seemed to be working. In the end, two of the three judges agrees as Judge Susan Thomas-Gitlin and Marshall Walker scored it 49-46 Arcangle and Judge Ray Belowitz scored it 48-47 Chasteen. Arcangle keeps his title on this night, but like the Balentien - Nahe title bout, we wouldn't mind seeing these two go toe to toe again.

Here is the nights full round-up and bout stats.


  1. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    Bobby Seronio III, (Vallejo, California, USA, 0-1, 110, 5'4", 5-21-98, Bobby Seronio, Jr., (707) 980-2524.)
    VS Mark Climaco, (Fremont, California, USA, 1-1 ,111, 5'2", 11-6-97, Daniel Kim, (510) 498-8889)
    WINNER: Mark Climaco by split decision:
  2. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    Marcus Alvior, (Daly City, California, USA, 0-1, 147, 5'5", 12-6-90, Robert Prakantree & Casey Morton, (415) 494-5049)
    VS Jake Haas, (Santa Rosa, California, USA, 2-0, 146.5, 5'8", 11-2-91, Ben Brown, (707) 292-2541)
    WINNER: Jake Haas by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  3. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    Diondre Perry, (Milpitas, California, USA, 2-0, 132.5, 5'5", 9-20-92, Rudi Ott, (510) 913-6849)
    VS Edgar Arroyo, (Costa Mesa, California, USA, 0-1, 132.2, 5'8", 12-14-92, Frankly Chavez, (949) 903-2511)
    WINNER: Diondre Perry by unanimous decision, 30-27 all 3 judges cards.

  4. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    Timothy Kamal, (Chico, California, USA, 2-2, 157.5, 5'8", 6-3-88, Eddie Cole, (530) 354-0361)
    VS Nick Hillman, (San Luis, Obispo, California, USA, 2-2, 159.5, 5'9", 12-9-88, Kru Albert Malatanban, (805) 534-4157)
    WINNER: Nick Hillman by unanimous decision, 30-*26 on all 3 judges cards.
  5. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    Brandon Umipig, (Vallejo, California, USA, 0-1, AMMA: 1-3, 170.2, 5'9", 3-23-84, Kru AJ Camarce, (707) 331-9048)
    VS Rich Stachowski, Jr. (Oakland, California, USA, 1-0/1, 172, 5'11", 7-2-85, Ganyao, (415) 570-3253)
    WINNER: Rich Stachowski, Jr. by TKO at 1:59 of round 1.
    REFEREE: Ed Collantes

  6. IKF AMATEUR "FULL" MUAY THAI RULES
    WESTERN UNITED STATES LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

    Alec Gonzales, (Vallejo, California, USA, 8-1, 131, 5'6", 6-30-92, Trey Howard, (707) 373-4125)
    VS Travis Clay, (Mesa, Arizona, USA, 5-3, 132, 5'8", 11-22-83, Thiago Azevedo, (480) 275-7820)
    WINNER: Alec Gonzales by unanimous decision:
  7. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    Raheem Davis, (Vallejo, California, USA, 2-0, 143, 5'7", 5-13-95, Kru AJ Camarce, (707) 331-9048)
    VS Salvador Becerra, (Modesto, California, USA, 2-1, 140.2, 5'9", 10-31-95, Tom Theofanopulos, (209) 482-6505)
    WINNER: Raheem Davis by unanimous decision:
  8. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    Thai Tran, (Fairfield, California, USA, 3-0, 130.5, 5'4", 2-12-90, Trey Howard, (707) 373-4125)
    VS Ethan Conte, (Newark, California, USA, 0-1, 131.5, 5'4", 9-8-94, Daniel Kim, (510) 498-8889)
    WINNER: Thai Tran by split decision:
  9. IKF JUNIOR GIRLS AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

    Katrina Nahe, (Antioch, California, USA, 7-0/3, 114, 5'4", 7-10-97, Dennis Guila, (925) 354-3434)
    VS Tisha Balentien, (Almere, Holland, 34-6-1/11, 111.5, 5'2"/158m, Ropie Adriaan, +061152001)
    WINNER: Katrina Nahe BY unanimous decision;
  10. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    Carlos Bosquez, (San Jose, California, USA, 0-1, AMMA: 0-1, 219.5, 5'10", 6-15-82, Rudi Ott, (510) 913-6849)
    VS Kzi Sanpei, (San Luis, Obispo, California, USA, 2-1, 218.5, 6', 8-16-89, Kru Albert Malatanban, (805) 534-4157)
    WINNER: Kzi Sanpei by split decision:
  11. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI RULES
    WEST COAST HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE

    John Hurney, (San Jose, California, USA, 5-1-2, 213.5, 6', Kirian Fitzgibbons)
    VS Gary Grant, (Antioch, California, USA, 6-2, 215, 5'10", Oakland Gym)
    WINNER: John Hurney by forfeit.
  12. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    Sonny Singh, (Milpitas, California, USA, 4-0, 164.5, 6', 9-19-86, Rudi Ott, (510) 913-6849)
    VS Romel Custodio, (San Jose, California, USA, 2-2, 164.5, 5'11", 11-3-81, Enn Fairtex, (530) 320-7972)
    WINNER: Sonny Singh by unanimous decision:
  13. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE **DEFENSE

    **T.J. Arcangle, (San Francisco, California, USA, 14-1, 141, 5'8", 10-24-88, Kru Sam Phimsoutham, (415) 333-3496)
    VS Nicholas Chasteen, (Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 17-4-3/6, 141.5, 6',1", 11-9-88, Bob Karmel, (602) 549-4866)
    WINNER: T.J. Arcangle by split decision:

IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE DEFENSE

JUDGES

JUDGE
MARSHALL WALKER

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JUDGE
RAY BELOWITZ

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JUDGE
SUSAN THOMAS-GITLIN

ROUND

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ARCANGEL

CHASTEEN

ARCANGEL

CHASTEEN

ARCANGEL

CHASTEEN

-1-

10

9

9

10

10

9

-2-

10

9

10

9

10

9

-3-

9

10

9

10

10

9

-4-

10

9

10

9

10

9

-5-

10

9

9

10

9

10

BOUT
TOTALS

-49-

-46-

-47-

-48-

-49-

-46-

WINNER: T.J. Arcangle by Split Decision
Judge Susan Thomas-Gitlin: 49-46 Arcangle, Judge Marshall Walker: 49-46 Arcangle and Judge Ray Belowitz: 48-47 Chasteen.
Referee Dan Stell.






FRIDAY, MAY 4th, 2012, AT 1:00 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



Johnny Davis' AK Promotions Presents
"Cinco De Mayo Fight Fiesta!"
Oakland, California, USA







___________________________________________________________


IKF AMATEUR
MODIFIED MUAY THAI LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
WORLD TITLE **DEFENSE

137.1 lbs. - 142 lbs.


**T.J. Arcangle
San Francisco, California, USA

12-1, 140, 5'8", 10-24-88
Sam Phimsoutham, World Team USA






VS


Nicholas Chasteen
Tempe Arizona, USA

16-3/6, 142, 6', 1990
Bob Karmel




___________________________________________


IKF JUNIOR GIRLS AMATEUR
MODIFIED MUAY THAI BANTAMWEIGHT
(110.1 lbs. - *115 lbs. 50.04 Kg - *52.27 Kg)
WORLD TITLE

TITLE CONFIRMED


Katrina Nahe
Antioch, California, USA
7-0/3, 5'4"
Dennis Guila






VS


Tisha Balentien
Almere, Holland
27-4-1/11, 5'2"
Ropie Adriaan / Ropie Gym




___________________________________________


IKF AMATEUR FULL MUAY THAI RULES
WESTERN UNITED STATES LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE


Alec Gonzales
Vallejo, California, USA
7-1, 5'6"
IKF West Coast Champion
Trey Howard




Travis Clay
Mesa, Arizona, USA
5-2-1, 5'8"
USMTA Arizona Champion
Thiago Azerado


___________________________________________


IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI RULES
WEST COAST HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE


John Hurney
San Jose, California, USA
5-1/2, 6'2"
Kirian Fitzgibbons




Gary Grant
Antioch, California, USA
*7-2-1/1, 5'10"
Dennis Guila




Oakland Marriott City Center
Special room rate is $99 Per night.
Special Garage parking for those with event is only $5 for Saturday Night
HOTEL: (510) 466 6419 - Fax: (510) 839-0677




Doors and Bars Will Open At 4:PM....Fights Will Start At 6:PM

AK Promotions PRESS PAGE
CLICK HERE!


For More Info Contact Mr. Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or 630-9254 or by e-mail at johnnyd@akpromotions.org





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Pete Foley Presents
"IKF Junior Light Contact Kickboxing"
Galway, Ireland







WEDNESDAY, May 2nd, 2012, AT 5:15 PM/ PST


Get Ready To
"Walk The Walk"
At This Years
2012 IKF World Classic

"The most prestigious, all Amateur, Kickboxing and Muay Thai Tournament in the World!"

IT'S ALSO THE 20th YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE IKF!



It's that time of year again as everyone is training hard to get ready to "Walk the Walk" at the IKF World Classic Tournament.

This years 2012 IKF World Classic Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai Championship Tournament "Return Of The Gladiators" will also be the "20th" Year Anniversary of the International Kickboxing Federation!

This years IKF World Classic will be held on July 20th, 21st & 22nd.
The event will also be at a new Resort Hotel, the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA!
We will have a 60,000 square foot Ballroom at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort that is twice the size as last years Classic.

MAKE IT A VACATION!

Fighters, Trainers, Family & Friends, use the IKF Kickboxing name and book your rooms for not only the days of the Tournament,
but you can also book at the IKF Rate of Only $135 Per Night,
5 Days Prior to the IKF Tournament and 5 Days After!

(July 15th Through July 27th!)

There are only a limited number of "Additional Room Nights" Available outside our IKF Event Date Room Block,
So you need to book these early while they last.
- Hotel Phone Number: (407) 996-6338 or from inside USA (866) 996-6338 -


Don't just make it an Event, Make It A Vacation!

For Hotel Booking Info Click HERE!









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SOME GREAT NEWS
FOR THIS YEARS FIGHTERS!


NO MORE ADULT MEN OR WOMEN
WEIGHT GAPS
At This Years
2012 IKF World Classic
CHAMPIONSHIPS

MORE JUNIOR DIVISIONS AS WELL!

As some may remember from last years IKF World Classic we were forced to create weight gaps between some of the weight classes to assure the weight spreads between weightclasses met Florida State requirements. Well, this year we decided to eliminate the weight gaps and simply ADD more weight classes. We added in 5 More Adult Men weight Divisions. We added in 4 More Adult Women weight Divisions and the best news for the Juniors out there is that we added in 10, yes, TEN More Junior Weight Divisions.

This will help a lot of people decide easier what weightclass they can register in to. Keep in mind though that as in every previous year of the IKF Tournament if a bracket does not have at least two fighters in it you will see notes by certain fighters names asking them to confirm or deny certain bracket moves. In some cases fighters may be asked to do what is called a "CATCH WEIGHT" division. For example, lets say we have 2 fighters in the Light Welterweight division (137.1 lbs. - 142 lbs.) and 2 fighters in a Welterweight division (142.1 lbs. - 147 lbs.). Well, as most know by now, it takes a minimum of 4 fighters to make a legit "Tournament" bracket (Legit Tournament bracket meaning each fighter has at least 2 fights to win the title). For this reason, we would be asking all 4 fighters to meet at a determined weight division between the two weight classes such as between 140lbs and 145lbs. Fighters will also be asked other options such as moving to a different weight division or different rule style.



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Dates To Note About
THE FIRST DEADLINE DATE

Of The 2012
IKF World Classic



  1. WHAT HAPPENS AT FIRST DEADLINE OF JUNE 8th, 2012?




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REGISTRATION DEADLINES...
There Are "FIVE" Registration Deadlines


  1. REGISTRATIONS Received After JUNE 8th, 2012
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $30 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.

    This Late Fee May Be Paid At the Finals Weigh-ins PRIOR to your weigh-in.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline


  2. REGISTRATIONS Received After June 14th, 2012
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $40 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.

    This Late Fee May Be Paid At the Finals Weigh-ins PRIOR to your weigh-in.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline


  3. REGISTRATIONS Received After June 20th, 2012
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $50 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.
    This Late Fee Must be paid along with your registration.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline


  4. REGISTRATIONS Received After June 26th, 2012
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $60 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.
    This Late Fee Must be paid along with your registration.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline


  5. REGISTRATIONS Received After 12:01 AM July 2nd, 2012 to 12:00 AM/PST July 3rd, 2012:
    will be charged a FLAT FEE of $135.00 - "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.
    This Late Fee Must be paid along with your registration.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline




  6. LATE ADDITION REGISTRATIONS:

NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER
FRIDAY, JULY 6th, 2012 AT 3:00 PM/PST PACIFIC TIME!






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NOVICE DIVISIONS?
Say it Aint So!

Well, after being asked every year for the last 4 years to add a NOVICE division (FIGHTERS WITH *3 FIGHTS OR LESS ) to the IKF World Classic Championships we finally did so. However, the responses we have been getting from this decision are actually more negative than positive so the jury is still out as to if we will have a Novice division in the future.

Many have noted to us that this has been a "Cry for numbers" move as other tournaments have done around the World. They have noted where other tournaments do this, the actual tournament itself loses it's legitimacy of determining true Champions of the weightclasses and rule styles they represent. In doing so, the loss of credibility make the tournament title worth much less. When this has been added, the actual "OPEN" division shrinks considerably and the vast majority of the tournaments title contenders are simply beginners (Or those claiming to be beginners as there is no true way of checking a fighters fight record) that will now win the very same Tournament Title Belt as the "OPEN" Tournament Champions do. In doing so, although the event will pack more registration dollars, it's credibility ends up sinking to the bottom of the Tournament credibility scale... Or at least with the "Experienced" fighters and trainers it does.

The IKF Tournament system was the first ever Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai Tournament in the United States. For the last 13 years, the IKF has worked to make each year better than the last with more and better awards, more fighter gifts, better venue for the contending fighters to fight in and on and on. Every year the IKF has accomplished this. Every year the IKF World Classic has been better than the year before.

Sure, the IKF could just pick an inexpensive hotel maybe even charge less and give less and most likely, make a lot more money. However, the IKF Tournament has never been about making money. The IKF is not a promoter. The IKF created the IKF Tournament system so that every fighter from first the USA, then North America and now worldwide can come and have the opportunity to win a WORLD Tournament Title against other fighters looking to do the same. To TRULY be "The Best of the Best!" No fighter has ever been turned away from the IKF tournament.

The true question now is,

"Will a Novice Division be a welcome addition to the IKF World Classic?"

To make sure the Novice Division is separated from the OPEN Division, Novice Division fighters will fight for large Trophy cups, as did the Novice Division at last years IKF West Coast Classic Tournament. (See photos L & R). Although it's not a belt, these are not cheap or light Trophy Cups either. They weigh as much if not more than the awarded Title Belts.




One of the e-mails we received summed it all up and it went as so...
"According to the IKF West Coast Classic Tournament results page, you (IKF) had 39 Championship Divisions. Of them, 11 were Novice Divisions or roughly 28% of the total number of fighters. Of those Novice Divisions, all were adult divisions. Three were adult Novice women's divisions and 8 were adult men's Novice divisions. Within those Novice divisions, of the 120 or 130 fighters that fought (185 had Registered) at the IKF West Coast Classic Tournament, only 24 were Novice Division Fighters or roughly 18%."

He finished with,
"What I'm trying to say is, when your novice numbers exceed your open division numbers, it's a clear indicator that the true open class fighters are not taking your tournament seriously or as a legit or credible championship tournament. Although a novice division is a great place for real beginners to start, how can you be sure they are true beginners? I know for a fact of some fighters that attend events as novice fighters and they are far from novice, but no one knows because you can't be sure. A lot of them attend if they can still win the same belt the open champions do, thus making them appear to their friends as good as an open champion, which is why a true open fighter will be looking for the tournaments without or with very few novice division fighters. The worse thing that can happen though is if your novice numbers get up to like 40, 50 or even 60 percent of the total number of fighters fighting. When this happens, your tournament becomes no more prestigious that your weekly karate tournament. I hope this doesn't happen to the IKF Tournament."

Regardless of what we have been reading from others, we hope the IKF World Classic Novice division will add another option for the beginning fighters wanting to attend this years Tournament. If the novice division numbers are low, maybe it's a good thing. Maybe the e-mailer above has a point. That he and others want to keep the the IKF World Classic as "The most prestigious, all Amateur, Kickboxing and Muay Thai Tournament in the World!" As for us here, we would be proud to just be included as one of them...




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See You In Orlando!



FOR ALL IKF WORLD CLASSIC INFO
-CLICK HERE!-






TUESDAY, May 1st, 2012, AT 5:40 PM/ PST



Bay Area's Kickboxing Fight Fiesta Nears For
Cinco de Mayo!

May 5th, 2012- Oakland Convention Center- Doors 4:PM- Fights 6:PM


This Saturday Oakland Convention Center, Cinco De Mayo.
One of the leading promoters in California, Johnny Davis' A.K. Promotions is all set to host another IKF "Mega' fight Night this Saturday at the Oakland Convention Center (1001 Broadway) in , Oakland, California for Cinco de Mayo 2012! The event will feature a night of live IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing "Fight Fiesta" to kickoff celebrations for Cinco de Mayo!

Delicious adult drinks and food, blasting music and great fights... all in a Las Vegas environment! The event will host some of the best fighters in Muay Thai! There will be approximately 15 fights, four exciting IKF Title fights, including two IKF World Title bouts! This will be one of the largest Kickboxing events in the Bay Area in years with some fighters coming as far as the Netherlands. The undercard will feature some of the best up and coming fighters comprised of men and women from across the State of California! For more information go to www.AKPromotions.org or call (916) 205-4762.

Tickets are on sale now at
www.AKPromotions.org

$40, $50, $80...add $10 at the door.
Get them early and save by using your credit card on line.
Doors and Convention Center Bars open at 4:PM.
Come early for Happy Hour Music and Fun! Fights Start at 6:PM!

CINCO de MAYO Commercial - CLICK HERE!

Check Out These Clips Of The Two Junior Ladies
Fighting For The IKF World Title!
Click The YouTube Links To See Them...


Tisha Balentien



Katrina Nahe




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2012 North Central Regional
Featuring: Kickboxing / International Rules (leg Kicks ) & Muay Thai
& Junior Divisions ( 8yrs and Older 60 lbs and Over )

Beloit Wisconsin is home for the 2012 IKF North Central Regional Seeding Tournament this coming May 25th, 26th and 27th. Stateline Warriors and the Monyelle Family have been involved in Kickboxing Tournaments since 1988 when Mr. Monyelle won his Amateur Title. This year they have combined their resources with the Wisconsin visitors beau to do the 2012 IKF North Central Regional Seeding Tournament.

At present time they have 38 entry and counting. ( Entry to be listed on Statelinewarriors.com ) Gyms such as Z's Martial Arts (Huntly ,IL), National MAA/Team Thump (Beloit, WI), No Joke MA (Rockford, IL), United MMA (Dekalb,IL), Core MA (Rockford ,IL), Dean'Z Kickboxing (Moline, IL), Sharbite MMA (Fort Atkinson ,WI), Combat Do (Cicero, IL), Top Ten (Chicago, IL) with more coming from Rufus Sports (Milwaukee, WI), Old School Wrestling (Huntly, IL), Bushido MA (Chicago, IL), Attrition MA (Rockford, IL)

Special Guest will be former IKF Super Heavyweight World Champion of Cable, Wisconsin, USA, "Mean" Mike Labree.

The target plan is for a majority of the event proceeds to help with the expensive for participants from the North Central Region who are going to the IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida this coming July 20th, 21st & 22nd.

Although the Regional Tournament is not mandatory, along with the hope of financial help, keep in mind that participation in a Regional Tournament will help gain you better seeding at the IKF World Classic Tournament. Stateline Warriors reports that entries to come from Rufus Sports, Combat Do, Team Top Notch, CUMA and many More.


More Info Contact Craig Monyelle at 608-365-5425 or E-mail at nat365kick@yahoo.com

FOR TOURNAMENT INFO
CLICK HERE




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Results From Head To Head Promotions'
"Cage Fighting Championships"
April 28th, 2012 - Bridgwater, England



  1. ISCF Amateur MMA Southern Area Lightweight Title
    Rikki Gullis (Trowbridge, England, 3-2, 67.5kg, 5'10", 2-28-85, Stu Pike, 0044 7859922035 )
    VS Andy Stone (Plymouth, England, 5-0, 66.2kg, 5.9", 8-20-87, Darren Norris, 00447717791314)
    WINNER: Andy Stone by Rear Naked Choke Submission 0:43 round 2.
    This was a very evenly matched contest with both men having similar builds and stats. Some early trading gave way to a wrestling battle that saw submission attempts and escapes at a high rate. The pace was fast and furious and it was only a matter of time before one of these guys made a mistake. With one judge going even and one each way at the end of the first there was everything to play for in the 2nd. But Gullis made a quick mistake and Stone never let him off the hook. An explosive victory and first ISCF belt for Andy Stone.

  2. IKF Amateur FCR British Super Welterweight Title
    Rob Ellick (Bridgwater, England, 8-4, 69kg, 5'8", 4-13-86, Arthur Meek, 00447765042414)
    VS Mike Sandford (Cardiff, Wales, 7-1, 69kg, 5'9", 8-2-91, Lee Carter, 00447515939953)
    WINNER: Mike Sandford by unanimous decision 50-47, 48-47, 50-48.
    Having held the Southern Area title and with the English champion unavailable, Rob Ellick stepped up to face the Welsh wizard Mike Sandford. With the title having been vacated by Ryan Edmundson, Sanford jumped at the chance to cross the water from Wales to challenge for it. And he did not disappoint. His movement at times confused Ellick who just wanted to close him down. But it was not to be. A classy performance and no doubt about the decision and new champion Mike Sandford.

  3. IKF Pro FCR Southern Area Light Heavyweight Title
    Chris James (Bridgwater, England, 10-9-1, 78.9kg, 6'2", 7-29-86, Arthur Meek, 00447765042414)
    VS Matt Martin (Weston, England, 6-5-2, 80.2kg, 6'2", 8-2-91, Stuart Davies, 00447976528497)
    WINNER: Chris James by unanimous decision 59-55, 59-56, 60-54.
    These two campaigners have both fought and won at the higher level in the careers but this one was about re-building following tough losses. Neither man has ever been stopped and tonight was always going to be a distance affair. James was stepping up a weight division and Martin down one in this all west country clash. From the start Martin was playing catch up as James used quicker footwork and sharper punching to rack up the points. There were moments when Matt Martin looked to be in trouble but his big heart always pulled him back into the fight. But at the end it wasn't close, with judge Malcolm Martin (no relation) scoring a shut out and the others not far behind. A good win for Chris James who is back on track

  4. ISCF Pro MMA International Bout
    Kyle Bishop (Barnstaple, England, 4-1, 65.3kg, 5'7", 4-19-87, Lee Bishop, 01271321739)
    VS Ismael Padavia (Talance, France, 5-3, 66.0kg, 5'9", 7-13-81, Jason Ponet, 0033683613154)
    WINNER: Ismael Padavia by RSF 3:35 round 2.
    Kyle Bishop receives 30 day medical suspension until 28th May 2012

  5. IKF Amateur FCR: Light Middleweight
    Connor Bannister (Taunton, England, 1-0, 70.3kg, 5'10", 11-14-95, Mark Monk, 0044773458934)
    VS Dylan Nation (Taunton, England, 0-1, 69.8kg, 5'8", 10-10-96, Grant Harris, 00447554519687)
    WINNER: Connor Bannister by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  6. IKF Amateur FCR: Super Lightweight
    Lewis Jordan (Bridgwater, England, 5-8-1, 63.6kg, 5.8", 07-28-92, Arthur Meek, 00447765042414 )
    VS Grant Mallinson ( Chippenham, England, 11-1, 66.0kg, 6'1", 12-04-95, Carl Mallinson, 01249 464354)
    WINNER: Grant Mallinson by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27

  7. IKF Amateur FCR: Cruiserweight
    Michail Pankin (Bridgwater England, 0-1, 84.3kg, 5'7", 12-12-84, Arthur Meek, 00447765042414 )
    VS Adam Cooper (Taunton, England, 1-0, 81.8kg, 6'2", 10-23,84, Mark Monk 00447773458934)
    WINNER: Adam Cooper by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 20-27.

  8. IKF Amateur FCR: Welterweight
    Juris Poskuus (Bridgwater, England, 2-2, 66.0kg, 5.9", 10-07-86, Arthur Meek 00447765042414 )
    VS Dean Bradley (Neath Wales, 2-0, 66.7kg, 5'6", 02-06-89, James Wallis, 00447837630084)
    WINNER: Dean Bradley by majority decision 28-28, 29-28, 30-28.

  9. ISCF Amateur MMA: Heavyweight
    Tom Playll ( Bridgwater, England, 2-1, 115.3kg, 6'4", 12-23-89, Arthur Meek, 00447765042414 )
    VS Niall Howard (Melksham, England, 1-0, 121.0kg, 6'4", 08-13-89, Stu Pike, 00447859922035 )
    WINNER: Niall Howard by TKO 1:53 round 3.
    Tom Playll receives 30 day medical suspension until 28th May 2012

  10. IKF Amateur FCR: Light Heavyweight
    Luke Hardwell (Bridgwater, England, 0-1, 57.5kg, 5'4", 12-12-95, Martin Lawson, 00447584191057)
    VS Mitch May (Corsham, England, 1-0, 55.8kg, 5'3", 04-25-90, Stu Pike, 00447859922035)
    WINNER: Mitch May by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

  11. ISCF Amateur MMA: Welterweight
    Tom Furnival (Trowbridge, England, 2-2, 69.5kg, 5.9", 08-27-90, Scott Clist, 00447916571371)
    VS Pete Cravan ( Bridgwater, England, 0-1, 68.7kg, 5'4", 02-26-76, Martin Lawson, 00447584191057 )
    WINNER: Tom Furnival by TKO 0:14 round 1.
    Pete Cravan receives 30 day medical suspension until 28th May 2012

  12. ISCF Amateur MMA: Welterweight
    Andy Willis ( St Austell, England, 3-1, 75.6kg, 5'9", 06-24-87, Phil Harris, 00447974537441)
    VS Rich Sheppard ( Chippenham, England, 3-2, 76.1kg, 6'2", 01-25-90, Stu Pike, 00447859922035 )
    WINNER: Andy Willis by Ground & Pound stoppage 2:58 Round 3.
    Rich Sheppard receives 30 day medical suspension until 28th May 2012

  13. ISCF Amateur MMA: Lightweight
    Paul Carrotte ((Bristol, England, 2-7, 67.2kg, 5'10", 07-30-87, Arthur Meek, 00447765042414))
    VS Dane Wakeman ( (Plymouth, England, 1-3, 69.9kg, 5'11", 06-24-88, Jim Hamilton, 00447763801465) )
    WINNER: Dane Wakeman by TKO 1:47 Round 3.
    Paul Carrotte receives 30 day medical suspension until 28th May 2012.

  14. ISCF Amateur MMA: Welterweight
    Si Cross, (Bridgwater,, England, 0-1, 71.8kg, 5'9", 02-26-88, Arthur Meek, 00447765042414)
    VS Tim Bridgen ( Bridgwater,, England, 1-0, 73.7kg, 5'8", 03-30-79, Martin Lawson, 00447584191057 )
    WINNER: Tim Bridgen by unanimous decision 30-28, 29-28, 29-28

  15. ISCF Amateur MMA: Lightweight
    Shahair Assioua ( Trowbridge, England, 1-2, 65.0kg, 5'8", 05-31-87, Scott Clist, 00447916571371)
    VS Kennan Fowlie ( Plymouth, England, 2-3, 65.9kg, 5'8", 11-03-90, Jim Hamilton, 00447763801465)




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