FRIDAY, January 23rd, 2015, AT 12:40 PM/ PST
You Can't Be FIRST...
But You Can Be NEXT...
Malachi Cash Of Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA Is the FIRST Fighter to register to compete in the 2015 IKF World Classic.
This won't be his first IKF bout, let alone his first IKF title either. This past October Cash won the IKF East Coast Muay Thai Kickboxing Classic in Dillon, South Carolina, when he defeated Nicholai Ramdass of Trinidad & Tobago by KO at :08 of Round 2.
Last year the first to register for the 2014 IKF World Classic was Adult Men's American Full Contact Style Fighter Jordan Navarro of Orange Park, Florida, USA. Jordan went on to win the IKF World Classic Welterweight Title when he defeated Sardor Sodikov of Brooklyn, New York, USA by unanimous decision, 30-28, 30-27 & 29-28.
The year before, Katrina Nahe was the First to register for the 2013 IKF World Classic! That year, Katrina went on to win the IKF Junior Women's International Rules Featherweight Tournament title when she defeated Danika Thibault of Sycamore, Illinois, USA by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.
Malachi Cash's registration was received here at the IKF today, January 23rd, 2015. The 14 year old Cash has registered into the Junior boys (Ages 14-15) Muay Thai Rules 137lb Division. His current fight record is 1-0 with the one win coming by KO this past October.
So Malachi is First! The question
Don't wait to see the new belt design for this year as by the
time we present it (As Always) it may be too late for you to register.
Keep in mind the
FRIDAY, January 16th, 2015, AT 8:40 PM/ PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...
TKO Promotions Presents
IKF English Open Junior & Senior
Light Contact Kickboxing Championships
Chatham, Kent, England
Featuring 61 Categories Open to
Kickboxers From Age 8 & UP
Entry Open to All Kickboxers Regardless of Affiliation.
TUESDAY, January 13th, 2015, AT 8:40 AM/ PST
With the excitement of his new upcoming Movie, "The Martial Arts Kid (TMK)", Don "The Dragon" Wilson has been globe trotting all around the world the past several years.
The Martial Arts Kid is an Action /Family movie about a troubled teen from Cleveland (Jansen Panettiere) who experiences bullying in Cocoa Beach, Florida. He soon learns Martial Arts to gain confidence and self defense skills.
The film is directed by Michael Baumgarten and was written by Michael Baumgarten and Adam W. Marsh. Wilson is one of the stars of the film which also includes Martial Arts Star Cynthia 'Lady Dragon' Rothrock.
For a trailer of the film click
Here is an additional short teaser made for and played at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego. The film addresses the serious issue of bullying and raises the issue of responsibility that martial arts instructors should have for their students. The film represents all martial arts rather than a single style. Click HERE
Since work on The Martial Arts Kid Don has been working on other films set to debut in 2015 or still in production such as;
His film schedule is not the only thing getting him out of the house and on a plane. Don has been hoping around the world this past year doing special Martial Arts appearances and Martial Arts and Kickboxing seminars crisscrossing the USA and jumping around from continent to continent.
With all this, we are once again proud to
A little more about "The
Don's Professional Kickboxing Record is 71 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws with 47 wins coming by the Knockout. He's been regarded as one of the greatest kickboxer of all time. Up and coming Amateur Kickboxers will get a chance to rub shoulders with him all weekend long because he will be "In The House" at the 2015 IKF World Classic Amateur Championship Tournament on JULY 24th, 25th & 26th, 2015, in Orlando, Florida, USA.
During his career Don won a total of 11 World Titles with several Sanctioning bodies that included the IKF, WKA, KICK, ISKA, STAR and the PKO. Never backing down from a challenge, Don has fought champions all around the world, in Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Thailand, Las Vegas and countless other locations.
Over his career Wilson fought and defeated many Great fighters such as James Warring, Demetrius Edwards, Maurice Smith, Dennis Downey, Dennis Alexio, Branimir Cikatic, Mike Winkeljohn, Herb Thompson, Greg Smith, Muhammed Ashraf Tai, Panya Sornnoi, Pongdienoi Prasobchai, Rob Salazar, and a very controversial Draw against Jean-Yves Theriault which many thought Wilson clearly won.
After his first retirement from the ring, Wilson went on to yet another level of stardom as an action movie star. Movies to his credit include: The Last Sentinel (2007), Soft Target (2006), Sci-Fighter (2004), Stealing Harvard (2002), Redemption (2002), Moving Target (2000), The Capitol Conspiracy (1999), Whatever It Takes (1999), Inferno aka Operation Cobra (1998), Hollywood Safari (1997), Papertrail (1997), Night Hunter (1996), Virtual Combat (1996), Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill (1996), Cyber-Tracker 2 (1995), Bloodfist VII: Manhunt (1995), Batman Forever (1995), Ring of Fire 3: Lion Strike (1995), Bloodfist VI: Ground Zero (1995), Terminal Rush (1995), CyberTracker (1994), Red Sun Rising (1994), Bloodfist V: Human Target (1994), Out for Blood (1993), Ring of Fire II: Blood and Steel (1993), Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (1992), Blackbelt (1992), Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992), Ring of Fire (1991), Future Kick (1991), Bloodfist II (1990), Bloodfist (1989) and Say Anything... (1989).
During this time Don married well known Film and Television Makeup artist Kathleen Karridene in 1996. They have three children together; Jonathan, Drayden, and Aubrianna. Over the course of his career Don won 11 world titles in 3 different weight divisions, something no other fighter has accomplished. Here is a list of his 11 World titles and some of his awards.
For a fun "Comedy" clip with Cynthia
and Master Ken Click
A Tribute to the Legend of Kickboxing
Don "The Dragon" Wilson During
his Seminar in Palermo, Italy.