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"True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure - the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation, the truer the choice to the character's essential nature."
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TUESDAY February 23rd, 2020, AT 4:20 PM / PST




Results From Fight Fitness Center & Ali Tareh's
"Amateur Fight Night AFN 43"
February 20th, 2021 - Clearwater, Florida, USA



  • WHAT: IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing & ISCF MMA
  • WHO: Mr. Ali Tareh - Pahlavan Promotions
  • WHERE: Banquet Masters, Clearwater, Florida, USA
  • IKF & ISCF Event Representative: Connie Barden
  • IKF & ISCF Event Referees: Josh Rutgers
  • IKF & ISCF Judges: Brooks Mason, John Westerterp & TBA
  • IKF & ISCF Ringside Physicians (MD): Dr. Eman Spaulding
  • Promoter: Mr. Ali Tareh at (727) 525-3159 or by e-mail at ali@pahlavanpromotions.com
  • ON THE WEB: PahlavanPromotions.com


  1. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    Ryan Arteaga (Naples, Florida ,USA, 0-1, 127, 5'8", 15, 1-31-2006, Keith Rummel, (239) 877-2199)
    VS Mason Nguyen (Valrico, Florida, USA, 1-0, 130, 5'7", 14, 2-8-2007, Ronnie Briere, (813) 728-6741)
    WINNER: Mason Nguyen by Split Decision: 30-27, 29-28, 30-29.
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  2. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    Daniel Hernandez (Dade City, Florida, USA, 2-0-1, 144, 5'9", 11-6-1992, Ben Sor Suchart, (813) 377-9102)
    VS Andrew Winter (Winter Springs, Florida, USA, 0-0-1, 148, 5'9", 4-20-2001, Mark Elefane, (310) 999-9158)
    RESULT: Split Decision Draw: 28-29, 30-27, 29-29.
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  3. ISCF AMATEUR MMA RULES
    Arias Caudell (Tampa, Florida, USA, 1-3, 170, 5'7", 9-20-1988, Steve Morales, (813) 300-9287)
    VS Malcow Casas (Bonita Springs, Florida, USA, 1-0, 170, 9-1-2000, 6', Keith Rummel, (239) 877-2199)
    WINNER: Malcow Casas by TKO at 2:24 of round 2.
    • MEDICAL SUSPENSION: Arias Caudell received a 30 day suspension until March 22, 2021.
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  4. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    Joseph Buckley (Bradenton, Florida, USA, 2-0, 149, 6', 10-14-04, Erik Marshall, (941) 812-2560)
    VS Domanik Kraemer (St Petersburg, Florida, USA, 0-1, 148, 5'10", NEED DATE OF BIRTH! Ali Tareh, (727) 415-8176)
    WINNER: Joseph Buckley by Majority Decision: 30-28, 30-27, 29-29.
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  5. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    IKF AMATEUR FLORIDA STATE SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

    Kyle Benner (Naples, Florida, USA, 11-5, AMMA: 0-2, 136, 5'8", 7-10-1992, Keith Rummel, (239) 877-2199)
    VS Matthew Xavier Knight (Riverview, Florida, USA, 7-4, 136, 6'3", 12-10-1993, Ronnie Briere, (813) 728-6741)
    WINNER: Kyle Benner by Unanimous Decision: 50-45, 50-47, 50-45.
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  6. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    Samuel Delao (Largo, Florida, USA, 160, 1-1, 5'11", 8-23-1994, Vince McGuiness, (813) 260-0179)
    VS Jimmy Gonzalez (Davie, Florida, USA, 0-1, 160, 6', 3-6-1996, Anthony Crothers, (954) 591-9541)
    WINNER: Samuel Delao by Unanimous Decision: 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.
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  7. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    Andrew Rivera (Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 1-1, AMMA: 2-1, ABX: 1-1, 155, 5'11", 2-25-95, Carl Vickery, (239) 810-8139)
    VS Christopher Geliga (Winter Park, Florida, USA, 4-0, 153, 6', 8-30-99, Robert Moiser, (407) 509-3362)
    WINNER: Christopher Geliga by Split Decision: 29-28, 29-28, 29-29.
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  8. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    Geo Hernandez (Dade City, Florida, USA, 3-2, 139, 5'8", 3-2-1989, Ben Sorsuchart, (813) 377-9102)
    VS Roberto Martin (Tampa, Florida, USA, 3-0, 140, 5'8", 4-17-1998, David Gogichosuli, (813) 545-8212)
    WINNER: Roberto Martin by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.
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  9. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    Tyler Walden (Dublin, Georgia, USA, 1-4, 202, 6'1", 38, 1-31-1983, Cash Willis, (314) 498-8715)
    VS Joshua Mack (Tampa, Florida, USA, 3-1, 204, 6', 2-20-1991, Vince Mcguiness, (813) 260-0179)
    WINNER: Joshua Mack by TKO at 1:49 of round 2.
    • MEDICAL SUSPENSION: Tyler Walden received a 30 day suspension until March 22, 2021.
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  10. ISCF AMATEUR MMA RULES
    Joe Smith (Port Charlotte, Florida, USA, 0-1, 152, 6', 7-16-1991, Alrey Handrich, ((941) 579-7636)
    VS Noah Lopez (Naples, Florida, USA, 1-0, 156, 5'11", 12-4-1998, Keith Rummel, (239) 877-2199)
    WINNER: Noah Lopez by Guillotine at 1:32 of round 2.
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  11. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    Jeanel St Fieure (Winter Park, Florida, USA, 1-0, 201, 6'3", 8-4-1996, Robert Mosier, (407) 509-3362)
    VS Myles Phillips (Denver, Colorado, USA, 0-1, 201, 6'1", 8-27-1999, Myles Phillips, (702) 640-7748)
    WINNER: Jeanel St Fieure by Doctor stoppage at the start of round 3.
    • MEDICAL SUSPENSION: Myles Phillips received a 30 day suspension until March 22, 2021.
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  12. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    Nicola Bancalari (Brandon, Florida, USA, 1-0, 154, 5'11", 10-12-1996, Ronnie Briere, (813) 728-6741)
    VS Walter Mitchell (Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 0-1, 152, 6'2", 8-22-1995, Carl Vickery, (239) 810-8179)
    WINNER: Nicola Bancalar by Unanimous Decision: 30-28, 30-27, 30-27.
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  13. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    Moises Gonzalez (Brandon, Florida, USA, 1-0, 178, 6'2", 3-1-2001, Ronnie Briere, (813) 728-6741)
    VS Gaelen Przyblowicz (Sarasota, Florida, USA, 1-1, 182, 5'9", 11-30-1993, Erik Marshall, (941) 812-2560)
    WINNER: Moises Gonzalez by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.




FRIDAY February 19th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...




Fight Fitness Center & Ali Tareh Presents
"Amateur Fight Night AFN 43"
Clearwater, Florida, USA



  • WHEN: Saturday, February 20th, 2021
  • WHAT: IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing & ISCF MMA
  • WHO: Mr. Ali Tareh - Pahlavan Promotions
  • WHERE: Banquet Masters, Clearwater, Florida, USA
  • IKF & ISCF Event Representative: Connie Barden
  • IKF & ISCF Event Referees: Josh Rutgers
  • IKF & ISCF Judges: Brooks Mason, John Westerterp & TBA
  • IKF & ISCF Ringside Physicians (MD): Dr. Eman Spaulding
  • Promoter: Mr. Ali Tareh at (727) 525-3159 or by e-mail at ali@pahlavanpromotions.com
  • ON THE WEB: PahlavanPromotions.com





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



February 20th, 2021

Mr. Walker Vivian Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai Sparring Tournament"

Carolina Kickboxing Academy
Florence, South Carolina, USA

"COVID 19 PROTOCOL"


For More Information Go To
www.AKPromotions.org
Or contact Mr. Walker Vivian At (702) 833-0326
Or Mr. Johnny Davis at (843) 773-1005 or by e-mail at johnnyd@akpromotions.org for Rules etc.



Carolina Kickboxing Academy


Johnny Davis

IKF OFFICIALS

IKF / PKB Event Representative: Johnny Davis





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



February 21st, 2021

Mr. Davis Fleming Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai Sparring Tournament"

4M Fitness Center
Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA

"COVID 19 PROTOCOL"


For More Information Go To
www.AKPromotions.org
Or contact Mr. Davis Fleming At (704) 248-1529
Or Mr. Johnny Davis at (843) 773-1005 or by e-mail at johnnyd@akpromotions.org for Rules etc.



Carolina Kickboxing Academy


Johnny Davis

IKF OFFICIALS

IKF / PKB Event Representative: Johnny Davis




FRIDAY January 29th, 2020, AT 8:00 PM / PST


THE IKF... THE BOOK...
ONE FIGHTER & THE BATHROOM...

How A Single Moment In Time
Can Motivate One To Continue To Be Persistent
And Change The Game Forever...


Anyone here remember those things called "Magazines?"
For fight sports, there were some pretty good ones that are no longer around anymore such as Ring Report (Gone, More of a News Letter) International Kickboxer (Out of Australia - Not sure if there still doing an actual paper produced magazine), Vincit (Gone, made in CA) Ultimate Athlete (Gone, The best one) and others...

For those too young to know, there was indeed life before the internet...
It was created with paper and made into a magazine, and many of us old timers loved each and every new edition, couldn't wait till we got it in our hands and looked through it to learn more about our sport...

I remember when the IKF had plans to advance what was previously called "The Book" into an actual IKF Kickboxing magazine back in 2003. The Book was my idea of getting fighter's the much needed exposure they needed and deserved to get them known in the fight game and also get their names out there for promoters around the world to see to get them fight opportunities.

Prior to the creation of the book, which was 8 x 11 pieces of paper folded in half and book stapled together, no one had ever done amateur rankings for kickboxing and Muay Thai and even to this day, the IKF is still the only place you will find Amateur Rankings. My goal or desire was to include trainers names (Many, if they knew a fighter, had no idea who trained them) and their contact phone numbers listed with them so promoters could book them for fights. I also felt it would be important to include their current fight records, height, date of birth and where they were located. This was a Major change in the kickboxing game because prior to the book, promoters had to do a lot of work just to get in contact with a fighter's trainer let alone get factual information about the fighter. The Book solved a lot of issues and basically changed the game as far as matchmaking went. Bouts were now created and booked in a matter of hours where as before, it took weeks to put just one bout together.

However, before one saw the end product of each of the IKF monthly books, like the Iceberg theory, what no one ever saw was what was under the surface which was hours and days of exhausted work in typing out on a Mac Apple Computer with a 7 inch screen (Yes, "Seven") creating each monthly edition that always included fighter rankings, fighter details / stats, bout results, event results, articles about fighters, training, people of the sport etc. etc... Basically, it was the IKF website in a book.

At the time, I was still running a full time martial arts school with over 450 students. However, what few knew is that it was that martial arts school that funded all those beginning years of the IKF.

Doing these books was a lonely job, and I don't mean lonely as in the IKF was the only sanctioning body doing such work, I mean lonely as in, all this work was done by just me...

These were not the busiest of times for the IKF. During these first several years from 1992 till about 1996-97, we may have only done 1 event a month. It wasn't until we created our web site in 1997 that we basically exploded in growth, mainly because of our new ideas, mainly being current news, pre event press and of course, the Rankings.

Those lonely hours and days were spent creating news content, cut and pasting graphics, fight photos, coordinating the pages each month. And keep in mind, these were being made every month. The books grew up to over 50 pages in size, packed with all kinds of Kickboxing and Muay Thai news and information.

After all the physical work of putting the master copy together, I'd run it to our local copy store and have them make a few hundred copies. The majority of these were sent out monthly for Free literally all around the world to those who had given me their mailing list while the remainder were given out free at whatever event or events we had that particular month. As I said above, if not for my martial arts school, there were no funds to produce these books. Not including the hours and hours of labor to create them, hard cost of materials, copies and monthly mail outs came to a few thousand dollars every month. However, I knew the sacrifice would pay of, we just need to make sure we were persistent in making sure every month, we had a new edition created.

Being persistent though was no easier than a fighter having the discipline to train every day. I remember a certain week when I was basically just exhausted, and honestly thought I was done with all the work and expense of making these every month... I had all but made up my mind to stop doing them... Until a conversation with a fighter changed my entire outlook...

At the time, Dan Stell was training kickboxers at my gym and one of Dan's students was a guy named Mike Dougherty. This particular week Mike had asked if he could get this months edition, so I handed it to him and said "Keep it, this might be the last one." he looked at me like a deer in headlights and said "No way! Really?" I went on to explain to him all the cost and work that went into making them, how 100% of that cost was from my martial arts school, or basically, out of my pocket. That I was just tired of doing them and basically, losing more and more money every month. Then... it was what he said next that basically, Kept the IKF moving forward...

And this is HONESTLY what he said...

"You can't stop making them. We need these books, it's the only way I know who I'm shooting for as a fighter trying to move up the rankings. I mean, I actually take my book to the bathroom and sit and read it while I'm in there. Sometimes I get so involved my wife asks me if I'm ok. You can't stop!"

So, there's the story...
ONE GUY and his passion for "The Book" may be the very reason the IKF is still here today.

Mike "Magicman" Dougherty of Loomis, CA now lives in Reno Nevada. He was trained by Dan Stell and later by Greg Kirkpatrick and he went on after our talk to win two IKF Amateur Titles.

On October 21st, 1995
he won the IKF Amateur International Rules USA Light Heavyweight title.
He defeated Julio Nunez of Albq. New Mexico, by Unanimous decision 50-44, 49-45 and 48-46.

On April 27th, 1996
he won the IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules USA Light Heavyweight title.
He defeated Heath Harris of San Diego, California, by Unanimous decision 48-45, 48-45 and 49-45.


Speaking of magazines though...
I often wonder if the IKF ever did a magazine, if it would be worth it.
We had thought so back in 2003, but after long discussions about it, we decided to invest into the IKF Kickboxing TV Program.
To read more about that project, CLICK HERE.












WEDNESDAY January 6th, 2020, AT 6:30 PM / PST


2021 IKF WORLD CLASSIC
RULE STYLES
ANSWERING THE CALL FROM FIGHTERS

The 2021 IKF World Classic will now offer "FOUR" different rule styles as well as a Masters Division for ages 35-45.

The Masters Division was added because the State of Floridanow requires Advanced Medicals for all fighters over 35 now.
Although fighters can still compete in the NOVICE or OPEN Adult Divisions, this division has been added for another option.

The 4 Rule styles will now include Above the Waist FULL CONTACT RULES.
This was the very first Kickboxing or Full Contact Karate style when karate made the move to Full Contact fighting in a Boxing ring. As we had previously posted there were many great, well known Champions under this rule style, mainly because this type of fighting was the last style to be featured on weekly TV. This style requires all kicks to be above the waist except for what is called "boot to boot sweeps".

It will not matter how many brackets this rule style will make as long as the brackets made are with 4 or more fighters. If fighters register into this rule style and not enough fighters register with them they will be allowed to transfer to International Rules and their seeding will still go by the "Registration Date".

  • Here are the 4 Different Rule Styles for the
    2021 IKF World Classic this coming July 2, 3 & 4th in Orlando, Florida, USA.


    1. FULL CONTACT: ALL AGES
    2. INTERNATIONAL: ALL AGES
    3. MODIFIED MUAY THAI - NO ELBOWS: ALL AGES
    4. FULL MUAY THAI - WITH ELBOWS: AGES 18+ ONLY.
    5. For the Fighters Registration page CLICK HERE.

FIGHTER BRACKET SEEDING
ALL Bracket seeding is done according to the date a fighters registration is received here at the IKF Headquarters.
Top seeding in an odd number (EX: 3, 5, 7) fighter bracket could be valuable. It would give the number 1 seeded fighter a first round bye in a 5-7 fighter bracket which would be the difference of fighting once on Saturday or twice, or just fighting Sunday in a 3 fighter bracket instead of both Saturday and Sunday.
So a fighter won't just save money by registering early, but also, make their path to the title a little easier.

For all other Information on Fighter Registration CLICK HERE.

SEE YOU ALL IN ORLANDO FLORIDA THIS COMING JULY!



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