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Today's Quote...
"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."
Martin Luther King Jr.

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


What Are We As A Country Doing!?

So, we have a new issue this week in the news... (Click) I'm not sure how to react to it or what to say, if anything... I keep thinking that we're a country killing itself from within..
We need to find a way to unite us...

A way not bound by race, religion, political party, sexual preference or anything else that continues to divide us. As a country we need to GROW UP as adults and start being more disciplined, more responsible and take control of what's happening around us, to us and because of us... I don't know how...
But we can't give up in our quest to find a way...

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction... The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Martin Luther King Jr.





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"It's not about being better than someone else...
It's about being better than you were the day before.
"





THURSDAY May 28th, 2020, AT 3:35 PM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


“What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are;
and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.”

H.P. Liddon...




WEDNESDAY May 27th, 2020, AT 6:20 PM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward."

Amelia Earhart...




A DOSE OF REALITY...

SIX WORDS...

Sadly... It's pretty clear by now that when we do find a way to get out of this whole Covid scare and come out the other side, some of you are so far gone, deep into hate, conspiracy theories, inner fears, pointing fingers etc. that you will never find your way back to your life as you once knew it. Instead of staying strong mentally, keeping your course, helping out and being kind to others who need you, you instead Panicked... You burnt too many bridges, made up too much crap, pointed too many fingers, took your anger out on too many who didn't deserve it that you will find yourself so far off your own life's path down some unknown road that isn't even on a map that even you won't be able to help yourself... Hopefully, some of you are not too far gone and you can stop the path your on, get back on the right one and start doing the Right things for yourself and others.....
Otherwise, I guess these 6 words will be what sums up your future:

"You brought that shit on Yourself!"
Just sayin...





TUESDAY May 26th, 2020, AT 9:20 AM / PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"When we make progress quickly, it feeds our emotions.
Then, when there's a period of waiting or we hit a plateau, we find out how committed we really are and whether we're going to see things through to the finish or quit.
"

Joyce Meyer...




SATURDAY May 23rd, 2020, AT 12:10 PM / PST


It's not a holiday.
It's not a vacation. It's a day to remember...
It's a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in active military service...
Memorial Day is coming up this Monday, May 25th...
Your not forced to, no one says you have to, but if your proud of who you are and where you live,
you may want to take this day to remember and honor the ones who made that ultimate sacrifice for us all...
In Memory America’s Fallen...


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FRIDAY May 22nd, 2020, AT 5:00 PM / PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


I hear and I see your worry as I too have them...
The decision to quit, give up and just walk away may be easier now than it ever has been since you may think you have a justified reason or excuse. Or at least you think the reason or excuse is justified... So because of these times, it's best now to remind you all of the struggles, the setbacks, the hardships the roadblocks the sleepless nights, the pain, the suffering the blood, sweat and tears you faced when you started your goals... So many around you wanted you to fail then, and even more now! They want you to fail because your doing something great.
And because you are, you just need to be reminded...
WHY you started on your journey in the first place.
Keep your focus, stay on your road, in your lane and keep moving forward...
Like a storm along the way...This too shall pass...





DAILY DOSE OF WISDOM...


"There is no need to boast of your accomplishments and what you can do.
A great man is known, he needs no introduction.
"

CherLisa Biles...




MORE DAILY WISDOM...


"Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses
have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams.
Let go of your nonsense.
Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it!
Today is a new day!
"

Steve Maraboli...




MORE DAILY WISDOM...


FOCUS on your Goals!
"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks."

Winston Churchill...




THURSDAY May 21st, 2020, AT 10:00 PM / PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


HEY EVERYONE!
These times are tough, and may get even tougher, but no matter what happens, no matter where your roads lead, Don't let these tough times get you down! Don't take out the anger someone else brought to you on someone undeserving or more so, close to you. It may be venting to you, but come on, they don't deserve it. Don't become negative and angry to those close to you because some other undeserving individual choose to be a back stabbing, jealous, angry person to you. We often tend to take out our anger on those completely unrelated to a previous hateful circumstance in our lives. Again, they don't deserve it.
Don't let those talking behind your back because their jealous of your accomplishments get you down! Don't let those talking behind your back because their jealous of what you do get you down! Don't bring previous anger, hatred and resentment home with you and take it out on your family. Again, they don't deserve it. Those of you lucky enough to be Martial Artists as well as fighters know that we must "Control our emotions before they control us." You need to protect YOU! These are some tough times we're all going through, and I know you all want to help others, but please DO NOT forget to take care of YOU!
During these times I've been spending a lot of time talking to my friends and associates about these very things. It's easy to forget to take care of ourselves, mentally, physically, spiritually, but you NEED TO!
So please my friends and associates, IGNORE THE NEGATIVE - ATTACKING NOISE around you that can bring you down and bring you to take it out on those undeserving of it.
Focus on YOU and what YOU need to do for YOU!
Cause you can't help others if you don't help yourself first.
IGNORE THE NOISE!





MORE DAILY MOTIVATION...


Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be.
Don't think you've lost time.
There is no short-cutting to life.
It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now.
And now is right on time.

Asha Tyson...




MORE DAILY MOTIVATION...


He who is different from me does not impoverish me - he enriches me.
Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves - in Man...
For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or to find his reflection in the glass.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry...




WEDNESDAY May 20th, 2020, AT 9:00 PM/ PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know....
Nothing ever really attacks us except our own confusion.
Perhaps there is no solid obstacle except our own need to protect ourselves from being touched.
If we run a hundred miles an hour to the other end of the continent in order to get away from the obstacle, we find the very same problem waiting for us when we arrive.
It just keeps returning with new names, forms, manifestations until we learn whatever it has to teach us about where we are separating ourselves from reality,
how we are pulling back instead of opening up, closing down instead of allowing ourselves to experience fully whatever we encounter, without hesitating or retreating into ourselves.
"
Pema Chödrön...




WEDNESDAY May 20th, 2020, AT 9:00 PM/ PST



















Just To Set The Record Straight...

I've been reading loads of articles and listening to several podcasts by so called "Experts on the fight world" talking about how our California Governor has now said
"Sports can come back in California."

Well, let me make this perfectly clear, NONE OF THESE discussions were referring to FIGHT SPORTS,
and of those that actually did, NONE of them were referring to AMATEUR Fight Sports.

This is no attack on our Governor or the state commission or even those airing podcasts. I just wanted to make it clear that the "Path Back" or the steps to coming back are a lot longer for Amateur Fight Sports than ANY and ALL Sports. There are quite a few big name PRO Boxing Promoters, too many to list actually, but in the fight worlds of Kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA, only 4 promotions actually stand out, UFC and Bellator for MMA, Lion Fight for Muay Thai and Glory for Kickboxing. Glory doesn't even do Amateur bouts, so maybe I should not include them in this discussion.

Under the current progression of opening ANY State here in the USA, several Pro Boxing Promotional companies along with these 4 are the only fight sport "Promotions" who will be able to start doing events any time soon. This is because for EVERYONE ELSE, the added financial requirements of the extensive testing along with other requirements and guidelines that will be required for these early re-openings per say will never be cost effective WITHOUT SPECTATORS.

Of course, some of the top PRO Fight Promoters, like ANY Fight Promotion, will have additional financial burdens with all these added testing expenses, but they are the only ones who will be able to at least "TRY" and balance their event budget from any sort of income from PayPerview. I'm sure there are a few spectators who will pay to see an amateur fight of someone they know, but those numbers are under 100 per fighter. Numbers far from the needed income to cover the costs it will take for a fight sport promoter to pay his or her promotional bills.

Even that being said, it will be no easy task for a PRO Fight Sport Promoter either. Compared to the Amateur Fight Sport Promoter, they have the added expenses of pro fighter purses, expenses, Pro Team travel expenses, higher state fees, fighter testings and licensing and more. So don't read this thinking someone like the UFC stand to make tons of profits during these shutdowns. Truth be known, none of us know what their financial requirement is to host an event.

Venue costs alone are outrageous these days for ANY event needing an inside venue. Venue cost alone is THE LEADING reason why so many promoters no longer promote, especially at the Amateur level. UFC's idea to purchase a private island is actually an outstanding financial decision. Some may think they would do so to skip past all the commission requirements and expenses.

However, if anything, the UFC is one promotional company who has fought FOR State Regulations at EVERY level, both Amateurs and Pros. Having their own island with their own event arena / venue will right out of the gate save them 6 figures on venue fees alone (Rental, security, food and beverages, insurances, etc. etc.)

Still, even if they do buy a private island, to hold ANY events on, they will still be required to do "Extensive" testing for Covid-19 which last week, the UFC announced they did around 1,100 tests at around $130 to $135 a test which comes out to over $38,000, JUST for Covid 19 tests. An expenses NO Amateur promotion will be able to bare under ANY circumstances.

Sure, their are individuals out there who have never promoted a day in their life who will say ridiculous comments like, "Just get a sponsor to pay for it." Well Brainless... DON'T be an Idiot! No REALLY! If you've EVER promoted before, you would be aware as to how Truly ridiculous such a comment, let alone an idea is.

Some help to educate you...
Sponsors have ALWAYS been hard to get, Hard enough prior to the whole Covid-19 scare. Taking away live crowds and creating less sponsor reach and well, that idea falls flat on it's face! Even WITH a live crowd, if an AMATEUR Fight Sport Promoter finds ANY Sponsor willing to dilly up $10,000 or more, you just won the lottery!! You better do anything, everything and MORE than you can for such a sponsor of AMATEUR Fight Sports.

Bottom line here is, Amateur Fight Sports is a LONG way from getting event approval. How long? No one knows, cause none of us have ever been here before. I can see certain states (Who we as an organization view as irresponsible towards fighter safety and hungry for $$$ Income) start allowing Amateur fight sports before other more responsible state commissions do like California's California State Athletic Commission.

Fighter Safety is always FIRST in CA! You can love it, hate it, whatever, it's your call.

In saying this, I'd like to assure you that I'm in the same financial position all you fight gym owners are right now. Sure, most fighters, trainers, promoters and officials have other jobs, thus an alternate line of income, ALL of ours is fight sport related... In regards to our income here we have been shut down 100% since the March 12th, 2020 shutdown.

Since that day, we have not collected any fees for ANY of our Fight Sport companies! That means, no sanctioning fees, licensing fees, training fees, merchandise fees, etc. etc. ZERO!

I disclosed this for a very important reason. I, like some of you Gym Owners out there, am at zero income, yet, I GET IT!

I get the reason for the shutdowns.
I get the reasons so many are scared.
I get the reasons you all want to be open.
I get the reasons why some of you are, despite being told not to.
I'm not upset with ANY of you, as, I get it.
YOU have to do as YOU feel you have to do. Every one of us is different, so we all need to handle these times in our own way, for our own needs, so DO SO.

As for our companies, we will wait. We will wait until it is SAFE for all of you to join us in the fight ring or cage again. If I was thinking from my wallet, I would not be saying this. However, you can't put a dollar amount on someone's health, someone's life, and I won't. I'm thinking from my heart... Our ethics, integrity and more so, Fighter Safety are far more important to us here than any dollar amount.

This is where "I" am. YOU don't have to be here with me, all you have to do is "Get" where I am, just like I GET where YOU are during all of this.

If it takes a LONG time to get back, so be it. At least we will not be saying, "I wish we should of..."

When the sports are ready, we will be here waiting for everyone to get back on this fight train. Waiting to see all of you in, as well as out of the ring/cage again. And when that time comes, we shall embrace it once again and assure all of you that we will never take for granted the privileges, honor and respect that comes with being associated with all of you around the world in the fight sports we love...

INTERNATIONAL FIGHT SPORTS MISSION...
"Our mission is to regulate safe and fair fight sport rules and regulations and help provide exposure and opportunities for local, regional, national and international competition among Pro and Amateur athletes, trainers, promoters and officials. We will, through adherence to and enforcement of these rules and regulations, strive to make competitive fight sports a safe and fair environment as we continue to help bring exposure to and enhance the present as well as the future of the fight sports we serve around the world."

Sincerely Steve Fossum
President/CEO International Fight Sports
Commissioner/President IKF - ISCF - IAB
www.IFightSports.com
IKF Muay Thai: www.IKFMuayThai.com
IKF Kickboxing: www.IKFKickboxing.com
ISCF MMA: www.ISCFMMA.com
IAB Boxing: www.IABBoxing.com




















IKF KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI


INTERNATIONAL FIGHT SPORTS


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IAB BOXING


STEVE FOSSUM


IKF WORLD CLASSIC




TUESDAY May 12th, 2020, AT 6:00 PM/ PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


When all is said and done, regardless of the issues I face day to day, week to week, I'm blessed to know some Really Great People, and most likely, if your reading this, your one of them!
Stay STRONG my Friends. It's not going to be quick, but this thing we're all going through,
"This too shall pass..."

SF...




MONDAY May 11th, 2020, AT 8:00 PM/ PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile.
Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project.
Always have something ahead of you to ''look forward to'' / to work for and hope for.
"

Maxwell Maltz...




MORE MOTIVATION...


"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Martin Luther King, Jr....




MORE MOTIVATION...


We're ALL facing an unknown and frightful future... Many of us may be faced with the need to seek a new way of living.
A new way of survival, and in times like these, we seek guidance or advice...

"Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost."

For some, change will be hard. Yet for others, we shall be reminded that maybe, just maybe our greatness unlimited opportunities for success is still ahead in that unknown and frightful future, yet to be found... So what is it? Ask yourself,

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"

Because this unknown and frightful future is going to get harder, but we need to remember,
"Tough times don't last. Tough people do"
So put on your thinking caps and get to work. STOP making $$ excuses my friends,
"There's never a money problem only an idea problem."

R.S. ...





SATURDAY May 9th, 2020, AT 2:45 PM/ PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...




MORE MOTIVATION...


"One of the most important precepts about human behavior and change is that at the most basic level, there are two forces that motivate people to do what they do:
the desire to avoid pain or the desire to gain pleasure.
"

Anthony Robbins...




FRIDAY May 8th, 2020, AT 10:10 PM/ PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"We judge ourselves by our intentions. The rest of the world judges us by our actions."
Earl Harvey


"Leadership is ACTION... Not Position..."




MORE MOTIVATION...


"It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared."
Les Brown...



FRIDAY May 8th, 2020, AT 4:50 PM/ PST



IT'S OFFICIAL...
THE 2020 IKF WORLD CLASSIC HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO
November 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2020.

Orlando, Florida, USA



Due to the continued fear of the possible spread of COVID-19, the IKF has made the decision to cancel the July 24th, 25th & 26th, 2020 dates for this years 2020 IKF World Classic and reschedule the event to a later date into the Fall of 2020.
This decision was pretty much made weeks ago but we wanted to assure we had a confirmed rescheduled date before this announcement.
The new rescheduled date for the 2020 IKF World Classic is now the weekend of November 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2020.

We will note that if restrictions have not been lifted by October 1st, the November dates for the 2020 IKF World Classic will be canceled as well and we will all look towards the next 2021 IKF World Classic scheduled for late July, 2021.
Thank you for your understanding.




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...





THURSDAY May 7th, 2020, AT 10:35 AM/ PST



California State Athletic Commission Announces
FIGHT SPORT SHUTDOWN CONTINUES
Sacramento, California, USA



PRESS RELEASE FROM THE
CALIFORNIA STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION (CSAC)
ANNOUNCEMENT 10:35 AM - THURSDAY, May 7th, 2020

Based on guidance issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), to protect Californians against the possible spread of COVID-19, the California State Athletic Commission is canceling all events until further notice.
The Commission didn't take this decision lightly and understands the potential economic loss to promoters and the industry of combative sports.
We had to weigh the best interest of our fighters and the community around us.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued guidance that certain types of gatherings be postponed or canceled to protect public health and slow the rate of COVID-19 transmission. The recommendation applies to all nonessential professional, social, and community gatherings. Additional information about COVID-19 is available online from CDPH and from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To further clarify the email sent earlier: On April 28, the Governor announced four "Resilience Roadmap Stages" that California would use to guide its gradual reopening process. Phase III of this plan will allow sporting events to begin without live audiences. The California State Athletic Commission is currently in the process of putting together a procedure for Promoters to use if they wish to hold "no audience" events in California, once the Governor moves the state into Phase III of his Resiliency Roadmap.
We will keep everyone updated as things move forward.

Thank you for your understanding.
Sophia Cornejo
Assistant Executive Officer, California State Athletic Commission

For updates, visit CSAC's Facebook Page



Or the CSAC's website at www.dca.ca.gov/csac.





WEDNESDAY May 6th, 2020, AT 11:55 PM/ PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


Speaking from the heart here...
Trust me on this one, you DO NOT have to be religious to "GET" this message. I remember when a good friend of mine and karate student, Frank Curtis gave me a poster with this on it for my first karate school. I started the school when I was only 20 years old, and a few months later, at 21, I met Frank. We often talked about struggles in class and having perseverance to stay strong through the tough times to get to the good. I still have the actual poster he gave me hanging in my office along with another smaller one at my desk. As I always say, listen to the MESSAGE - Especially during these times - Don't worry about who wrote it or that it sounds too religious for some of you.
I assure you, you will refer to it throughout your life as I often have because
the MESSAGE speaks for itself...

"One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it. "Lord, you said once I decided to follow you, You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you.
During your trials and testings, when you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."




MORE MOTIVATION...


"Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility . . . .
In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.
"

Michael Korda...




TUESDAY May 5th, 2020, AT 1:55 PM/ PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Trust is rebuilt by focusing not on what the other person did or did not do but on critiquing one's own behavior, improving one's trustworthiness, and focusing attention not on words and promises but on actions, attitudes, and ways of being."
Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith...




MONDAY May 4th, 2020, AT 10:10 PM/ PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;
remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
"

Epicurus...




MORE MOTIVATION...


"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.
There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
"

H. Jackson Brown, Jr...




COMMON SENSE...


A Reminder... During these trying times, some of us may want to do things that are although entertaining to our close Friends, they may not be entertaining to those watching from afar.
In fact, when you look back on them, you may even say to yourself that they were professionally embarrassing.
Now, that being said, MANY of you will say
"I don't care what anyone thinks of me!"
Well, you should. And to remind you why, remember these 6 phrases;

1: You can't unring a bell...
2: THINK before you Act...
3: You can't cross a bridge you burned.
4: What people perceive is usually what they believe.
5: What you put on the internet stays forever somewhere.
6: The MOST IMPORTANT; "IMAGE IS EVERYTHING!"




SATURDAY May 2nd, 2020, AT 8:15 PM/ PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made."
Robert H. Schuller...




FRIDAY May 1st, 2020, AT 10:25 PM/ PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...



Yes, This Post Will Get To FIGHT SPORTS...
But, walk through it all to understand the end...
My IDEA of this post started in a discussion about "Minimum Wage" A Beginning / LEARNING wage that is SUPPOSE to start off low so those getting paid this wage can LEARN how to do what they were hired to do...You DON'T Start someone out with a HIGH Minimum Wage because if you do, there is no incentive to work harder in hopes to "EARN" a raise.

You see, when politicians look at their supporters, those who can vote for them, it's summed up pretty simply as, "The business or company owner counts as ONE vote. His/her employees count as 10's hundreds, thousands of votes, so WHO do these politicians have more incentive to please? The employees since there are MANY more of them who can vote for the politician making the decision...

HOWEVER, Everyone in this thought here fail to realize, if the OWNER of the company, the one who has taken all the risks, sacrifices, etc. can't afford to run his/her business because labor costs are too high, he/she has no choice but to close down, thus, putting EVERYONE out of work...

Now, once that happens, still, everyone wants to blame the business owner, saying things like "He/she can't run a business and that's why he/she had to close."

This won't get a lot of "Likes" because most likely, the only ones who would understand this are those who own their own business, and thus, as I just explained, are far less than those who work for that business owner...

HOW does this relate to fight sports? EASY...
In this discussion, an event PROMOTER is the same as a business owner. He/she takes all the risks, makes all the sacrifices, the challenges, the worry in hopes to provide a stage for everyone to perform on, fighters, trainers, ring crew, officials, venue staff, sanctioning bodies, award companies, etc. etc...

In the end, the promoter hopes to make a few dollars. Yet, even then, if he or she does make a few dollars, ( HOPEFULLY A LOT so the incentive is there to do it again - Cause why keep doing something if you keep losing money... ) everyone else chimes in and says THEY should make the lions share cause of the part they played...

So, I ask, "If the promoter lost a ton of money, would you be willing to be paid less, help the promoter with his/her expenses?" Of course if your not the business owner, or in this case, the promoter, you would say no.

So, why this post? Those hurting the most, but overlooked by so many ARE the business owners *(Gyms, martial arts schools, venues) as well as the Promoters of the great fight sports we all love.

So when things get back to order after we all make it through this whole virus shutdown, make sure your there to help those event promoters too, so we can all have a great stage, a great opportunity to perform on...

HECK, Help everyone... Hate and anger are easy... If there was ever a time to "Pay it forward" NOW is the time my friends... Help others, anyone whenever and however you can... As everyone knows, We are ALL in this together...

This too shall pass...




MORE MOTIVATION...


"What we accomplished in our past has created who we are. But in no way should our past accomplishments solely define who we have become today.
We are not what we were... We are not our accomplishments...
However, we are who we have become from them and hopefully we have become something greater than our past accomplishments ever were...
"

Steve Fossum




MORE MOTIVATION...


"F-E-A-R has two meanings:
Forget Everything and Run or Face Everything and Rise.
"

Zig Ziglar...




MORE MOTIVATION...


"The first time I took a Punch... I remember WELL!"
HEY! Don't hate the message because you don't like him/her... LISTEN to the message, it's the same for whatever you do!




MORE MOTIVATION...


"To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself."
Sun Tzu...




FRIDAY April 24th, 2020, AT 9:45 PM/ PST



Corrected Results From
"IKF Unified Rules - European Championships"
January 26th, 2020 - Hastings East Sussex, England





2020 IKF Unified Rules
European Open Tournament Results Can Be Found By Clicking
HERE!




WEDNESDAY April 22nd, 2020, AT 1:40 PM/ PST


2020 IKF WORLD CLASSIC UPDATE

We will be making our decision whether or not we will be rescheduling, postponing or canceling this years 2020 IKF World Classic sometime between May 1st and May 15th.
This years event is currently scheduled for
JULY 24th, 25th & 26th, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando resort in Orlando, Florida, USA.
It is very unlikely the event will take place on this date as currently planned.

REGISTRATIONS
As some may have noticed, we stopped posting all registrations on March 20th of this year. All registrations that have been received after that time are still sealed in the envelopes they were sent in. This is so we will not have to refund thousands of dollars if the currently scheduled Tournament date in July is rescheduled, postponed or cancelled for this year.
Thank you all for your understanding...




FRIDAY April 17th, 2020, AT 7:00 PM/ PST


How Do You Decide WHAT To Watch?

Observation...

This past couple of weeks I've been seeing a lot of on-line training clips on Facebook. Some good, some not so good, but here's the real issue...

What I saw was some of the BEST teaching / training tips came from coaches, trainers, instructors that hardly anyone knows. However, these guys and gals had maybe 15-20 views, maybe 5-10 likes and even less comments.

Then I would see tips from WELL KNOWN martial artists, fighters, trainers, coaches and I need to say, many of their tips or classes were the WORST and most ridiculous things I've seen in regards to training, which totally shocked me, and more so, they had "Hundreds" of views, Hundreds of LIKES and loads of comments... More like A$$ Kissing comments if you ask me."

The moral to this observation or the factual finding of this observation is this...
Like I have noted in the past with some motivational quotes I've posted from individuals some of you may not like, where I have often said IGNORE "WHO" says it, just listen and or read the words and learn from it. A prime example is Patriots coach Bill Belichick's quote "DO YOUR JOB!" Some of you hate him, or the Patriots, OK, I get it... Lots of it's jealousy which is how many react to winners... Regardless, the 3 word line is one of the most practical, logical, justified lines in Accomplishing ones goals! SO ABSORB IT and DO IT!!!

Back to the observation... In regards to all these posted instructional clips, the issue here is that so many of you only want to or feel you can learn something good from a famous person (fighter, trainer) which is laughable and ridiculous and shows a massive gap in your inner desire to truly empty your cup and LEARN! If you want to be Good, keep on doing that. However, if you want to be GREAT, Listen, watch, read from as many as you can because;

"Everyone has something to teach and something to learn!"

You don't have to be a famous coach, champion fighter to be able to share great skills and knowledge...
Some of the BEST tips and advice are coming from coaches and trainers who are not just looking for "Likes" to enhance their egos...
There coming from coaches and trainers who have something GREAT to offer us all with a Sincere desire to help us all, not just boast their own ego's with your click of the LIKE button here...

STOP Kissing Ass in hopes someone likes you for your LIKE vote and start watching some of these trainers who can REALLY teach you some Great things!




THURSDAY April 16th, 2020, AT 1:00 PM/ PST


IKF President Steve Fossum
Interviewed By George Francis Of FightersRep

George Francis Of FightersRep sits down with IKF President Steve Fossum
and discusses the halt of the fight game due to the pandemic, and when it will reopen, kickboxing history, IKF history, and more.
Get your popcorn ready!


Steve Fossum's Bio Page




Steve Fossum's Facebook Page




WEDNESDAY April 15th, 2020, AT 4:00 PM/ PST


IKF Champion Charles "Rockstar" Rodriguez
Interviewed By George Francis Of FightersRep

George Francis Of FightersRep sits down with former IKF Amateur Muay Thai Champion
Charles "Rockstar" Rodriguez
and discusses his fight career which includes being a two time IKF Muay Thai Champion and WBC Muay Thai Champion along with his trainer, former three time IKF Champion George Tsutsui.
Charles is also one of the best strikers on earth currently competing with the Glory Promotion.


CHARLES' GLORY KICKBOXING PAGE





Charles Rodriguez' Facebook Page




TUESDAY April 14th, 2020, AT 6:00 PM/ PST


Former IKF World Champion Cung Le
Interviewed By George Francis Of FightersRep

George Francis Of FightersRep sits down with former IKF Pro San Shou World Champion
Cung Le
a combat sports legend and cross-over star as they discuss what he's up to and how he was able to cross over so fluidly and continue to make a fantastic life for himself post-retirement.


CUNG LE'S IKF BIO PAGE




Cung Le's Facebook Page



Cung Le's Wikipedia Page




THURSDAY April 9th, 2020, AT 5:55 PM/ PST


Former IKF Promoter & Trainer Jacob "Stitch" Duran
Interviewed By George Francis Of FightersRep
In A TWO PART Interview...


PART ONE





PART TWO

George Francis Of FightersRep sits down with Former IKF Promoter & Trainer
Jacob "Stitch" Duran
A Legend of the Fight Game and one of the Best Cutman in Fight Sports!




Jacob Duran's Facebook Page



Jacob Duran's Wikipedia Page




TUESDAY April 7th, 2020, AT 2:00 PM/ PST




DUE TO THE THE POSSIBLE SPREAD OF COVID-19 WORLDWIDE
ALL WORLDWIDE APRIL & MAY 2020

IKF KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI (FULL & SEMI CONTACT PKB) EVENTS HAVE BEEN

CANCELLED.




MORE IKF AND FIGHT NEWS...


IKF Champion Asa Ten Pow
Interviewed By George Francis Of FightersRep

George Francis Of FightersRep sits down with former IKF Amateur Muay Thai World Classic Tournament Champion
Asa Ten Pow
who is also the number 6 Glory ranked Kickboxer in the Glory Featherweight division,
the number 7 IKF Ranked Welterweight in the World and was the
Glory Newcomer of the Year in 2018. Asa Ten Pow is one of the best strikers on the planet!


Asa Ten Pow's GLORY KICKBOXING PAGE




Asa Ten Pow's Facebook Page




THURSDAY April 2nd, 2020, AT 11:00 AM/ PST



California State Athletic Commission Announces
FIGHT SPORT SHUTDOWN
"CONTINUES" THROUGH MAY

Sacramento, California, USA



PRESS RELEASE POST BY
CALIFORNIA STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION (CSAC)
ANNOUNCEMENT 11:50 AM - THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd, 2020

Based on guidance issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to protect Californians against the possible spread of COVID-19, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC)
is canceling events through the end of May 2020.

The Commission didn't take this decision lightly and understands the potential economic loss to promoters and the industry of combative sports. We had to weigh the best interest of our fighters and the community around us.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued guidance that certain types of gatherings be postponed or canceled to protect public health and slow the rate of COVID-19 transmission. The recommendation applies to all nonessential professional, social, and community gatherings.

Additional information about COVID-19 is available online from CDPH and from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For updates, visit CSAC's Facebook Page



Or the CSAC's website at www.dca.ca.gov/csac.




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