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Today's Quote...
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Roald Dahl

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WEDNESDAY September 2nd, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


Oh My... This is pretty much for Everyone reading this! Let's have some FUN!

"Go Ahead. Underestimate Me, That'll Be Fun."




TUESDAY September 1st, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


""If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
Dalai Lama..




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MONDAY August 31st, 2020, AT 11:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will."
George Bernard Shaw...




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"When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
Audre Lorde...




FRIDAY August 28th, 2020, AT 11:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"There comes a moment in every life when the Universe presents you with an opportunity to rise to your potential. An open door that only requires the heart to walk through, seize it and hang on. The choice is never simple. It's never easy. It's not supposed to be. But those who travel this path have always looked back and realized that the test was always about the heart... The rest is just practice."
Jaime Buckley...


POSTED AT 3:50 PM / PST

This past 6 months has tested us all. Some more than others, mentally, physically, financially.

Today I came across this song and thought of many of you and decided to dedicated to all of YOU!
All of you Gym Owners... Trainers, Coaches, Fighters, Officials, Promoters and of course...
Even to all you FIGHT FANS we have all missed so much! I will borrow parts of what Rob Siltanen said in his quote,
That this dedication is to all you crazy ones. You misfits. You rebels.
You troublemakers. You round pegs in the square holes. Those of you who see things differently.
Those of you who have no respect for the status quo. Others can quote you, disagree with you, glorify or vilify you.
About the only thing they can't do is ignore YOU!
Some may see you as the crazy ones for what you do, we as the IKF, ISCF and the IAB see Champions.
Because those of you who are crazy enough to think you can be a Champion, are the ones who Become one!
And the reason you can do so is simple...
Because all these trials, setbacks and hardships, have made you all even you ladies out there,

A BAD MAN!




THURSDAY August 27th, 2020, AT 11:40 AM / PST



FightersRep Selects Dates for 2021

Who Will Reserve Their Date Next?

MORE INFO AT
FightersRep.com


For More Info Please Contact Mr. George Francis At (786) 348-8180 Or By E-mail At George@fightersrep.com
Or Promoter Assistant Jesse Brown At (570) 352-4239




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


We as the IKF & ISCF shall never forget those who fought under our watch...
Win or lose, Champion or not... May you all remember the best of times you have And learn from those that made you sad.
Like Christopher Robin to Pooh,
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
A. A. Milne, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh...





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"Everyone Wants To be Successful, Till They See What It Takes."




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"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
Nelson Mandela...





WEDNESDAY August 26th 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...

"Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure."
Gary Ryan Blair...




TUESDAY August 25th 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST


"Fighters Don't Die In The Ring"
The Scary Truth All Trainers and Fighters Should Know About
Second-Impact Syndrome

This link is to an article about Second-Impact Syndrome. The article goes into pretty vast detail as to how it relates to full contact fight sports as well as other contact sports.

The article was created to help those in these sports realize that such injuries don't just happen in the moment, in the game or in the current fight a fighter is in. The sad effects (death) are caused long before that final incident or blow.

It was created to assist athletes as well as trainers in taking care of themselves even during their training and stop thinking, "well if I don't get hit too hard in the fight, or game, I should be ok."

Instead, they need to be aware of what happens to them in previous bouts or games as well as in practice or training for them.
Hopefully many of you will find the article and it's information helpful.

CLICK HERE




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MONDAY August 24th 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST






SUNDAY August 20th 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST



"He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is halfway there. He who blames no one has arrived."
Chinese Proverb...





MONDAY August 19th 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST


"Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick." Bruce Lee...

And this my friends, can apply to ALL things... Not just fighting...





FRIDAY August 18th 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail."
Charles Swindoll...




"Around here, we Don't Look Backwards for Very Long.
We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious…
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
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Walt Disney...



GYM OWNERS...
NOW is the time to make those desired changes and little upgrades at your schools and gyms.
A little paint, a little cleaning, rearranging and if you can, even a little remodeling...
When your students come back to class and training, don't just greet them with "Hello" or "Welcome back", greet them with,
"What do you think?"
So they can reply, "WOW!"





THURSDAY August 17th 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can't just sit back and hope it will happen. You've got to make it happen."
Chuck Norris...




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Never fear your feelings... Know what your body is Really telling you...




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As Martial Artists, As Fighters, As Trainers, As Coaches, As Promoters, As Officials, We ALL learned one very important thing through all our training, and it's a bond we ALL Share together...
NONE of us are Entitled to Anything!
If we want something, we don't wait for it to come to us, we go after it!
WE EARN IT!











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"I didn't come this far to only come this far. I didn't come to participate, compete or take over. I've come to dominate and show the world how great you can be at something if you dedicate yourself to it. Be your own motivation."
Raymond Daniels.. Champion Kickboxer



"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance."
Eckhart Tolle...





FRIDAY August 14th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...

"Don't confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on who you are."
Frank Ocean...




THURSDAY August 13th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...

"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."
Michael Jordan...




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"People will notice the change in your attitude towards them, but won't notice their behavior that made you change."




WEDNESDAY August 12th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


FIND THE MAGIC IN YOUR DREAMS

"If there's magic in boxing, it's the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you."
Morgan Freeman as Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris, Million Dollar Baby...





TUESDAY August 11th, 2020, AT 11:40 AM / PST


Master Shawn Shilati's 2021 Event Dates

Who Will Reserve Their Date Next?



MORE INFO AT
www.IFShowdown.com


For More Info Please Contact Mr. Shawn Shilati At (714) 588-9327 Or By E-mail At Mastershahin@aol.com




SUNDAY August 9th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST


When the dust clears and things get back to normal, we will have plenty of these awaiting those worthy contenders...
Keep your eyes on the Gold everyone...
Be ready when your time comes...
















SATURDAY August 9th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST


To all our fellow IKF Officials out there... Keep Patient...
When the time is right, we will meet again at Ringside...


L-R: CSAC / IKF Dr. Mitch Jelen, CSAC / IKF Dr. Gary Furness, CSAC / IKF Official Dan Bam Bam Stell, Steve Fossum, CSAC / IKF Official Elaine Jojola & Mrs. Jelen.





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office."
Dwight D. Eisenhower...




SATURDAY August 8th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz




FRIDAY August 7th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"We travel the world in search of what we need, and return home to find it."
Unknown…





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"In order to become the 1% you must do what the other 99% wont."




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"Never let a win go to your head, or a loss to your heart."
Anonymous...






TUESDAY August 4th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."
Abraham Lincoln...




MONDAY August 3rd, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give...It's about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward."
Sylvester Stallone, Rocky..






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"Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow."
Unknown...




SATURDAY August 1st, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST


Eventually, All this too shall pass...
And when it does, some of you Gladiators will be challenging for one of these...
Any contenders out there?




IKF Quietly Celabrates 28 Years This Month
Steve Fossum, IKF

Looking back on 28 years of the IKF Yes, it was 28 years ago this month (August, 1992) when Dan Stell and I created the IKF on the back of a napkin at a Denny's restaurant in Newcastle, CA. We've been blessed to see a lot of Super Stars all around the world and we continue to be blessed with our work today.

Here is a look back at the first 3 IKF events.

FIRST IKF EVENT
The very first IKF Event was on August 1st, 1992 at the Roseville Fairgrounds, in Roseville, California, USA. I was the promoter and our plan was I would host 3 events to get things kicked off, which I did. However, I didn't have to as our new ideas on how to run a sanctioning body brought new light to the world of Kickboxing. So, who might you know from that first event? Well, the very first IKF bout was won by a fighter named John Haun when he defeated a fighter named David Griffiths by unanimous decision, 30-26, 29-27, 30-27. Haun was trained by a well known boxing and kickboxing trainer named Nasser Niavaroni...

In bout two, it was a fighter named Mike Kollin who fought the second IKF bout ever and defeated Ethan Nutter of Sacramento, CA by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28. Kollin was trained by Jacob "Stitch" Duran and Nutter by Nasser niavaroni.

One of the judges on that first event was the first trainer of a well known World Champion you may have heard of, Dennis Alexio. That judges name is Eugene Ray...

Referee Jon Schorle was appointed by the California State Athletic Commission (csac) for that first IKF event and he did pretty well, considering it was his first ever job as a referee for kickboxing. Jon had been a boxing referee, but doing kickboxing was new to him. He did so well, he went on to work the majority of the IKF events for years to come. As a trainer, Dan Stell welcomed the first title bout win of one of his fighters named Jim Brown. Jim defeated Ken Morgan by TKO at :56 seconds of round 3 and become the very first IKF title holder.

SECOND IKF EVENT
Surprisingly it was a PRO Kickboxing event. After that first event the distribution of what would be known as "The Book" of kickboxing ended up being a significant game changer for the sport. The book included of course the IKF monthly ranking and IKF news. The IKF book listed fighters, and all their stats, trainers and a contact number for each trainer. This little addition to rankings was a the major game changer to the sport. Allowing promoters and matchmakers to now easily find the fighters they wanted on their events.

Pro kickboxers started making calls to the IKF asking how they could get into the book. What followed was IKF Event number 2 on October 16th, 1992 in Honololu Hawaii where Ramona "EAGLE" Gatto of San Jose, CA, USA (25-1) won the IKF Woman's Pro International Rules World Featherweight Title to become the first IKF Woman's Champion, the first IKF PRO Champion and the first IKF World Champion when she KO'ed Debbie Page of Albq, New Mexico, USA. Gatto would go on to win 2 more IKF World titles making her a THREE TIME IKF World Champion in three different weight classes.

THIRD IKF EVENT
Well, before he was a famous cutman, Jacob Duran was a trainer and promoted his first event as an IKF sanctioned event in Fairfield, CA. Some of you know him more today as "Stitch." The event was called "Fireworks in Farifield" which was promoted by Jacob Duran. It was held on October 17th, 1992 at the Solano College in Fairfield, California. One of his students was Randy Bussart who started his IKF career on this event. Randy was already 4-1 as a kickboxer and collected his first IKF Title on the event.

We also saw fighter Mike Kollin fight again on this event, collecting his second win in a row when he defeated Darren Cromwell by TKO at 1:52 of round 1. The referee for that event was someone well known to the Strikeforce kickboxing crew with Hall of Fame promoter Scott Coker, Tony Thompson.

I say again, we've been blessed to see a lot of Super Stars all around the world and we continue to be blessed with our work today.

To see others who have been a part of that journey, just take a gander at the Past IKF News pages found by clicking HERE.

Or, to read about the History of the IKF, click HERE.

Current Champions can be found in the IKF World Rankings, click HERE.

And all the past IKF, Tournament Champions can be found by clicking HERE.








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