WEDNESDAY July 8th, 2020, AT 8:50 PM / PST
It is with great sadness
that we as the IKF have made the hard decision to
cancel this years
This was not an easy decision to make and
although the number one reason for it was based on the issues surrounding the
Covid 19 situation there were other factors that played into it as well.
Although we did not accept and register all those fighters and trainers who
sent their registration in for this years Tournament, we did list some.
IKF World Classic will be held at the
same hotel in the later part of July 2021.
Special from IKF World Ambassador
But Wait... There's MORE...
FIGHT SPORT SUMMIT / EXPO IDEA...
This was an idea IKF President Steve Fossum had pitched to Century Martial Arts back in 2002 when he visited Century's headquarters in Oklahoma while in discussions about having Century create a line of IKF Kickboxing and Muay Thai equipment as well as becoming a sponsor of IKF events and the IKF Tournament. Soon after, Century decided to take the idea and create their own Martial Arts event which has become a great success for the Martial Arts industry known as the "Martial Arts SuperShow" which is held in Las Vegas Nevada every summer.
Ever since then the IKF has always kicked around the idea of hosting their own "Fight Sport Super Show / Expo" event. The overall idea was always to include any other sanctioning bodies that wished to attend along with various fight sport equipment vendors as part of the event. The event would be a two day event featuring special guest such as fight trainers, fighters, officials and even top promoters giving seminars on all kinds of things from understanding of the rules and regulations of fight sports, fighter training, cornerman training, coach training, operating a fight gym among other things all the way to being a fight promoter. If the idea becomes a reality it would be a great opportunity to get everyone ready for what would hope to be a new beginning for fight sports in 2021.
The IKF is currently in discussions with the hotel and is looking at either an early November (November 7th & 8th or 14th & 15th) or early December date (December 5th & 6th or 12th & 13th). Although this idea is still in the discussion stage here, we do know that the hotel has offered us space for the training summit and at a great room rate of only $99.00 a night. As the IKF continues to discuss this possibility they will keep everyone posted on the IKF News page as well as on the two main IKF Facebook pages.