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2021

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"Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well."
Theodore Roosevelt

QUESTIONS? E-MAIL THE IKF AT main@ikfkickboxing.com OR CALL US AT (916) 663-2467


WEDNESDAY, May 5th, 2019, AT 5:15 PM/ PST
UPDATED 7:30 PM / PST


HELP US HELP YOU!

If you registered as a Trainer OR Fighter by PayPal for this years 2021 IKF World Classic, but did not send in your registration form, Photo, or if needed (Juniors) a copy of your birth certificate,

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHO YOU ARE!


  • NON REGISTERED FIGHTERS!!

    1. Tayden Binder, Largo, Florida, USA

    2. Stanley Bryan Jr., Conyers, Georgia, USA

    3. Julian Enriquez, Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA

    4. Christian Foster, San Marcos, Texas, USA

    5. Madelyn Grimaldi, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

    6. I.M.E - NO NAME LISTED - UNKNOWN! Kissimmee, Florida, USA

    7. Christopher Lazo, Coral Springs, Florida, USA

    8. Ross Levine, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

    9. Dylan Lopez, North Miami, Florida, USA

    10. Magdalene Mulandi, Nairobi, Nairobi

    11. Laura Rivera, Winter Park, Florida, USA

    12. Joseph Smith, Round Hill, Virginia, USA

    13. James Thomas, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

    14. Geoffrey Traylor, Tyler, Texas, USA

    15. Kimberly Watson, Okeechobee, Florida, USA

    16. Rufus Wolokolie, Dixon, California, USA

    17. Bethany Wyre, Mooresville, North Carolina, USA

  • NON REGISTERED TRAINERS - CORNERMEN!!

    1. Lonnie Beck, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, USA

    2. Ross Levine, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

    3. Michael Hayes, Pryor, Oklahoma, USA

    4. Mayambala Mohammed, Kampal, Central, Uganda

    5. Namanya Gladys Rwensiisira, Kampal, Central, Uganda

    6. Tugume Titus, Kampal, Central, Uganda

    7. Jose Torres, Cicero, Illinois, USA


We have no idea what weight class you want to fight in, rule style, competition level, etc. etc.
SADLY, we have had the most incomplete registrations this year than we have EVER had.

Please go to the PENDING FIGHTERS PAGE - CLICK HERE!

OR TRAINERS PAGE - CLICK HERE!

and see if your name is on there.
If so, YOU never read all the directions to complete your registrations.
PLEASE DO SO ASAP!!!

Because if not, you are within days of being dropped from the Tournament since we have no idea where in the brackets to place you.
We can't help you if you don't follow all the directions and help us help you.





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2021 IKF WORLD CLASSIC MEDICAL INFO
FLORIDA STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION

ADVANCED MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

FOR FIGHTERS OVER THE AGE OF 35 TO AGE 51.

The added "Advanced Medical" Requirements are a mandated requirement of the Florida State Athletic Commission.
Here is the page listing these requirements: CLICK HERE.
Here is the list of what you need to have sent in no later than
5:00 PM, June 10th, 2021
to the IKF headquarters by e-mail in scanned pdf documents from your Medical Doctor, MD.

  • ALL FIGHTERS OVER AGE 35 TO AGE 51
    As required by the Florida State Athletic Commission.

    As required by the Florida State Athletic Commission fighter's who have reached 35 years of age or will reach 35 years of age prior, on, or during the competition dates of the IKF World Classic Tournament will be required to submit the following to the IKF ON OR BEFORE 5:00 PM - THURSDAY, JUNE 10th, 2021 to be approved to fight at the IKF World Classic Tournament.

    1. FULL PHYSICAL
      From a Licensed Physician prior to their match. To download this form for your Doctor; CLICK HERE.

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    2. MEDICAL APPROVAL
      Written Approval from a Licensed Medical Doctor. The medical doctor who gave the physical must give you written approval on his medical doctors letterhead stating that he approves you medically fit to compete in an IKF Sanctioned event.

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    3. FIGHT ABILITY - VERIFIED APPROVAL TO COMPETE
      Written Approval of your Fighting Ability AND Fitness/Cardio Level from a Qualified Trainer who will be your bout cornerman.

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    4. CURRENT ID
      Drivers License, Federal ID Card or Certified copy of birth certificate. If approved by the IKF to compete, this same copy of identification will be required by the IKF Event Representative at time of weigh-ins of the scheduled bout. If not able to provide, the fighter will be pulled from the bout and will NOT be allowed to fight.

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    5. CARDIO EKG
      Echo Cardiogram.

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    6. MRI OR C.A.T. SCAN OF HEAD.
      Of the brain No Contrast.

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    7. EYE EXAM
      By a Licensed Opthamologist ( Ophthalmologist ) or Optometrist ONLY. Must be a Dilated Eye Exam.

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    8. BLOOD TESTS
      Report of physical examination including an original laboratory report with the fighters name and the date of the blood tests which will include: HIV Test The HIV test must be done within 30 days of submitting all requirements to become licensed. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test. Hepatitis C Antibody Test. The Hepatitis B & C tests can be done within the calendar year. CBC, chemistry panel including electrolytes, creatinine, liver function.

To Extensive? Well, in our professional opinion from sanctioning events for over 30 years, and seeing what EVERY other state in the Nation requires, YES! We believe these are way too extensive for "AMATEUR" Fighters, not to mention EXPENSIVE! However, it is what it is. We feel the California State Athletic Commission {CSAC} requirements are far more superior and much better based for AMATEUR Fighters. The IKF and CSAC Mandatory Advanced Medical Requirements begin at 40 years old, NOT 35. MRI's are not required until the age of 46.

Regardless, as many here know, EVERY State Athletic Commission for whatever reason feels they need their own mandated requirements, and when holding an event in these states, all promoters and sanctioning bodies need to follow them. So, regardless what anyone else thinks, ALL FIGHTERS over the age of 35 are required to submit all the required Advanced Medical tests, documents etc. as noted on this page here by 5:00 PM, June 10th, 2021 to the IKF headquarters by e-mail { main@ikfkickboxing.com } in scanned pdf documents from your Medical Doctor, MD.




SATURDAY, April 24th, 2019, AT 1:50 PM/ PST





IKF WORLD CLASSIC NEWS...



BRACKET CLOSING DEADLINE

FRIDAY, MAY 7th, 2021


For The 2021 IKF World Classic Deadline Page Click HERE

For the "HOW TO REGISTER AS A FIGHTER" Page Click HERE


BELOW ARE THE DEADLINES AND REGISTRATION FEES



  1. Received By 5:00 PM/PST March 26th. 2021 Will be $70.00 Cash or Check or $75.00 If Paid By Pay Pal.
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  2. Received BETWEEN 5:01 PM/PST March 26th. 2021 & 5:00 PM/PST April 26th, 2021 Will be $80.00 Cash or Check or $85.00 If Paid By Pay Pal.
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  3. BRACKET CLOSING DEADLINE - FRIDAY, MAY 7th, 2021

    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR DESIRED WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER!

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  4. Received BETWEEN 5:01 PM/PST April 26th, 2021 & 5:00 PM/PST May 10th, 2021 Will be $90.00 Cash or Check or $95.00 If Paid By Pay Pal.
    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR DESIRED WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER!

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  5. Received BETWEEN 5:01 PM/PST May 10th, 2021 & 5:01 PM/PST May 17th, 2021 Will be $100.00 Cash or Check or $105.00 If Paid By Pay Pal.
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  6. Received BETWEEN 5:01 PM/PST May 17th, 2021 & 5:00 PM/PST May 21st, 2021 Will be $130.00 Cash or Check or $135.00 If Paid By Pay Pal.
    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR DESIRED WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER!

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  7. Received BETWEEN 5:01 PM/PST May 21st, 2021 & 5:00 PM/PST May 28th, 2021 Will be $140.00 Cash or Check or $145.00 If Paid By Pay Pal.
    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR DESIRED WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER!

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  8. Received BETWEEN 5:01 PM/PST May 28th, 2021 & 5:00 PM/PST June 4th, 2021 Will be $150.00 Cash or Check or $155.00 If Paid By Pay Pal.
    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR DESIRED WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER!

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  9. Received BETWEEN 5:01 PM/PST June 4th, 2021 & 5:00 PM/PST June 11th, 2021 Will be $160.00 Cash or Check or $165.00 If Paid By Pay Pal.
    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR DESIRED WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER!

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  10. LATE ADDITION REGISTRATIONS
    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR DESIRED WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER!
    • ADULT MEN
    • ADULT WOMEN
    • JUNIOR BOYS
    • JUNIOR GIRLS

      • The IKF will accept what is called "LATE ADDITION REGISTRATIONS". These Registrations are as follows:
        • Registrations Received Between 5:01 PM/PST FRIDAY, June 11th, 2021 until THURSDAY, 5:00 PM/PST, June 17th, 2021.
        • Registration Fee of $185.00. ($190 if by PayPal.)
        • MUST E-MAIL TO IKF ON BY SAME DEADLINE YOUR PASSPORT HEADSHOT PHOTO! No Photo, NO REGISTRATION!


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NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER

THURSDAY, 5:00 PM/PST, June 17th, 2021!






MORE IKF WORLD CLASSIC NEWS...



IKF WORLD CLASSIC
VENDOR BOOTHS!

Time is running out for those looking to have a booth at this years 2021 IKF World Classic.


For Vendor Booth Info Click HERE!

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BOOTH VENDORS OR SPONSORS

DON'T MISS THE DEADLINES!!!
FIRST DISCOUNT DEADLINE: FRIDAY, 5:00 PM, APRIL 23rd, 2021
THIS REGISTRATION INCLUDES **FREE WI-FI HOOK-UP AT YOUR BOOTH - $120 VALUE! **UP TO 5 STAFF EVENT TICKETS - $250 VALUE!


SECOND DISCOUNT DEADLINE: FRIDAY, 5:00 PM, MAY 14th, 2021

FINAL DEADLINE: FRIDAY, 5:00 PM, JUNE 11th, 2021

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VENDOR BOOTH REGISTRATION / APPLICATION FORM
CLICK HERE





2021 IKF World Classic Ballroom - Windermere Ballroom - 34,352 Square Feet In Size


Below are the current vendors who have reserved booth space at this years 2021 IKF Classic.
Additional Vendors And Sponsors Added Between Now And Tournament.

In Alphabetical Order...

  • ALL OUT & COMPANY
    • The Official Merchandise & Officials Shirt Sponsor of the IKF World Classic
      All Out and Company is a brand created by a family of Southeast Asians, who are passionate about sharing a part of their culture with the world. Blessed to have Muay Thai in their lives, the group decided to promote the artistic sport through services, apparel and gear. The name of the brand is inspired by their struggles growing up as minorities. As first generation Asians in the United States, this group of young adults has experienced the struggles faced by their families who overcame difficult times in their country and were able to establish a life for their children in this land of opportunities. Inspired by their hard work and dedication, the members of All Out and Company are now determined to make their dream a reality, and promote their passion of Muay Thai. The name of the brand explains its 'All' - to reach your goals and make your dream become a reality, you must strive for the best and go ALL OUT!
    • www.AllOutco.com



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  • F.L DEAN SPORTS INSURANCE
    • F.L DEAN SPORTS INSURANCE is the ONLY Sports Insurance Company the IKF has ever endorsed and recommended. They are the Exclusive Insurance provider for the IKF World Classic. Not to mention, the IKF World Classic is the ONLY FULLY Insured Kickboxing and or Muay Thai Tournament in North America!
      F.L DEAN provides insurance for Fight Sport Promoters & Gyms
    • WEBSITE: www.FDean.com


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  • FOSTER GRAPHICS
    • Foster Graphics is a design company that helps companies with effective advertising for their business. In the fight world as well as the business world, first impressions mean everything. Your Company Logo has the power to define your business as professional, trustworthy and solid. Every piece of information that is passed to a potential client portrays an image of your company such as a PHOTO Business Card. Foster Graphics can help you create the look that puts you ahead of the competition.
    • Foster Graphics also created and produced the IKF World Classic Tournament Award Certificates as well as the IKF World Classic Tournament Logos you see on all the event merchandise.
    • WEBSITE: www.FosterGraphics.com

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  • IKF KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • From event Tournament T's to Hats & Beanies, the IKF Merchandise booth is sure to have all kinds of IKF Apparel.IKF Hats, T's, Sweatshirts, Shorts, Special Kids & Women's apparel, and much, much MORE! The IKF of course is the host and sponsor of the event and all needed Tournament information can be attained their as well.
    • This will also be the Event Ticket booth. (Click Here) and location to purchase event Video Passes. (Click Here)
    • WEBSITE: www.IKFKickboxing.com OR www.IKFMuayThai.com


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WEDNESDAY April 7th, 2020, AT 3:20 PM / PST


NEW - LARGER BALLROOM FOR
2021 IKF WORLD CLASSIC


With all the discussions and expected increase in registered fighters, today the IKF expanded the 2001 IKF World Classic Ballroom space from the 27,000 square foot Plaza Ballroom to the
35,000 Square Foot Windermere Ballroom...

See you in July, in Orlando...




MORE IKF NEWS...


PROCRASTINATION

So, Are you registered yet for this years IKF World Classic?
Registration keeps going up and up the closer to the event we get... Last year at this time we had 29 fighter's registered. As of this moment, not counting those in the "Yet to confirm" file, we're at 31...
The RUSH begins in May, so don't let "The Rush" get you behind... Registered Fighters - Click HERE!

"Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy."
Wayne Gretzky...


  • 2021 IKF WORLD CLASSIC




MORE IKF NEWS...


RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM
FOR THE 2021 IKF WORLD CLASSIC
THIS JULY IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA USA!


The Hotel Booking Page Is Now Up.
You can book your Hotel Room(s) at this site directly.
IKF RATE $139.00!
REGULAR - NON IKF RATE: **$191.00.
(**) Which includes Mandatory Resort Fees - This fee for IKF attendees is OPTIONAL.

YOU CAN CALL IN TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT 888-421-1442.
OR YOU CAN BOOK YOUR ROOM ONLINE;

BOOK HOTEL BY CLICKING HERE

The usual $30 Resort Fee Is OPTIONAL For ALL IKF Bookings "WHEN BOOKING UNDER THE IKF KICKBOXING BLOCK."

These discounted rates will be honored for reservations 3 days prior and 3 days after the event based on availability.

BOOK EARLY!
At EVERY IKF World Classic since 2007 we have SOLD OUT our discounted Hotel Block, so if you want to get the reduced rate, you need to book your room early!



MORE HOTEL INFO
CLICK HERE!




MORE IKF NEWS...


The IKF/PKB Point Muay Thai/ Kickboxing Sparring Tournament
Returns to the IKF World Classic
Orlando, Florida - July 3rd, 2021!

Registration is not Open for Full Contact Fighters!
The IKF World Classic is confirmed to return to Orlando, Florida July 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel!

It will be a grand celebration fitting for the 4th of July weekend...esp. since the Covid 19 shut the event down twice last year!
However, IKF CEO Steve Fossum has noted "I'm all in!" meaning he is committed to making this event happen for the sport!

This is welcome news to the Full Contact - Muay Thai / Kickboxing Community who have be strangled by the Covid 19 and are hungry to compete against the international and top notch competition the IKF World Classic brings!
The IKF World Classic is known for some of the best belts and awards in the industry making this event a must for the serious fighter!

After getting the green light from Mr. Fossum, we will return with the IKF/PKB Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing Sparring Tournament on Saturday, July 3rd only. This event has become somewhat of a staple at the prestigious IKF World Classic and many clubs look forward to bringing their beginner and up and coming fighters to participate in the PKB Sparring as we nicknamed it! ?? The advance fighter can also compete...against other advanced fighters of course!

For those who do not know...the IKF/PKB Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing Sparring Tournament is Semi- Contact where Knockouts are not allowed but the action is real, fast and somewhat intense! But most of all, its fun and has become a major incubator for building fighters and the sport

Registration will be open in the coming days for the PKB Registration at www.AKPromotions.org - (843)773-1005.

Be reminded the those wanting to do full contact can REGISTER NOW for the IKF World Classic Full Contact fighting on the IKF website at
www.IKFKickboxing.com or contact the IKF headquarters at (916) 663-2467.

Should be fun...Get registered Today! Forward March!




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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