July 2nd, 2010 - Sacramento, California, USA


July 2nd, 2010

AK Promotions and Tommy T's Present
Sacramento, California, USA
Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, California, 95815
Muay Thai - Hi and Low Kick Bouts Loaded With Feet and Fists of Fury!
Men and Women Fights!


For More Info Contact Mr. Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or by e-mail at johnnyd@akpromotions.org

General: Rows 5 and Back: $20 Advanced, $30 At The Door
Ringside Rows 3 and 4: $40 Advanced, $50 At The Door
VIP Ringside "FIRST TWO ROWS AROUND RING": $50 Advanced, $60 At The Door

Become A Sponsor of AK Promotions IKF Championship Kickboxing...Ask About Sponsorship Programs: E-mail

Official Weigh-in will be Friday Morning, July 2nd beginning at 8:AM untill 10:AM.



MONDAY, March 8th, 2010, AT 11:20 PM/ PST

AK Promotions and Tommy T's Announces
Future IKF Muay Thai / Kickboxing Shows

Starting Friday July 2nd At The Doubletree Hotel In Sacramento, CA!

AK Promotions and Tommy T's Comedy and Dinner Theater of Rancho Cordova, CA announced today that they will be posting two and possibly three more events on the IKF Event Calendar to end the year with a bang! After three successful shows in a six month period, AK Promotions' President Johnny Davis said he wanted to take a short break to evaluate the sports' status and the company's direction. But now, the AK Promotions' team is gearing up for what is to be more exciting IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing fights for the Sacramento Area!

Starting Friday night July 2nd ( 4th of July Weekend ) and followed with another show Friday September 3rd 2010 ( Labor Day Weekend). They are also looking at Friday, November 19th, but have not confirmed at press time.

AK Promotions' shows are always action-packed bouts of IKF Muay Thai / Kickboxing. Professional photography, video, ring girls etc. are always a part of this exciting production as they are looking at taking the sport to the next level!

Men and women will fight for the glory of the big win in front of family, friends and fight fans! The event will again feature rising star and IKF Muay Thai California Champion, T.J. Arcangle (right) of San Francisco, CA as the main event. T.J., now 7-0, is undoubtedly one of the best young up and coming Muay Thai technicians on the circuit. He knows all the tricks and seems to be getting better each time out. His Trainer, Kru Sam Phimsoutham makes it clear they are seeking bigger fish. Although only the California champ now, he's definitely looking at bigger fights and titles and is deserving as he has taken out everyone in his path and is now sitting behind number one contender Eric Parker (Left) of Tampa Florida who sports a 10-0 record with 6 wins by knockout in the IKF rankings. Parker is also the 2009 IKF World Classic Champion and won the title with 4 impressive first round KO/TKO's including his Championship bout with a Spinning Hook Kick.

As proven at last years IKF World Classic, Parker is an awesome kicker and knocks many of his opponents out with his trademark spinning hook kick. For sure, a clash for the IKF World title is in the air and will be a major collision between two superstars if it happens...that is... IF it happens...

Parker informed IKF HQ last month that he would like his next bout to be a Pro bout. However, he may be too busy with his new company Wintensity. Wintensity is an exciting new seminar program that focuses on the Psychology of Combat and Effective Mental Preparation, as an excellent, "cutting-edge" seminar, unlike any other seminar being offered in martial arts today. To read more about it click Here.

In the mean time, TJ will be looking to step up for the next title opportunity of West Coast or even a US title for the July 2nd show.( Feel free to send in suggestions for challengers to AK Promotions or the IKF.)

Other possible fighters on the card will be Sacramento's Jon Pryor ( left) who won the IKF West Coast Super Welterweight title in a dramatic knockout of former champion Bryan Padilla of Milpitas, CA. If confirmed, he will be looking for a challenger to defend the belt that he's been wanting around his waste for some time and willing to defend with all his might! (Any West Coast takers?)

Tough as nails, Daniel Hodges of Rocklin, CA (3- 1) is ready to step up a knotch. He has scored two impressive knockouts in his last two fights and has the vacant IKF CA Welterweight ( 142.1 to 147 lbs) title in his sights.

Hugo Dominguez (Patterson, California, USA, 3-0, 211, 5'10" ) and is trained by Mitch Hermia is also looking to get a shot at a title soon as he has won his last three bouts and feels he is now ready to step it up a notch. Additionally, although not yet confirmed, the always tough female fighter Amy Castillo of Patterson, California, USA (2-0, 165, 5'11") and his also trained by Mitch Hermia is looking for her next opponent.

Fighters thinking of attending the 2010 IKF World Classic in Orlando, Florida on July 22nd, 23rd and 24th may want to keep in mind the possible 30 to 45 day suspension period that will be issued if they are knocked out or TKO'd.

A K Promotions' last event was a huge success and packed the Grand Ballroom of the Doubltree Hotel in Sacramento, CA. Those who were present, knew they were witnessing a special event. The event's success can only be attributed to the talented fighters, trainers and their committed camp's support that make the events successful. AKP is again looking forward to all of their support as they continue to find and build the next recognizable IKF Muay Thai / Kickboxing Champion!

AKP will be starting the matching around the first part of April. So, Look for the now matching e-mail soon. If you have fight ideas you would like to discuss for the two upcoming shows, sponsors etc. please contact Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or by e-mail at johnnyd@akpromtions.org - See AK Promotions Press Page, Click Here.

General: Rows 5 and Back: $20 Advanced, $30 At The Door
Ringside Rows 3 and 4: $40 Advanced, $50 At The Door
VIP Ringside "FIRST TWO ROWS AROUND RING": $50 Advanced, $60 At The Door
Become A Sponsor of AK Promotions IKF Championship Kickboxing...Ask About Sponsorship Programs: E-mail

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14th, 2010, AT 5:20 PM/ PST

AK Promotions Is

For Friday, July 2nd, 2010, Doubletree Hotel, Sacramento - SEE INFO BELOW

AK Promotions is now accepting fighter stats for their upcoming IKF Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai event on July 2nd, 2010, at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento, CA. For those hoping to be on the fight card it is important to get your fighter's stats in as soon as possible...the card will fill up fast. If you have fought on an AK Promotions show in the past, you are still required to send in your updated stats. Please do not assume that AK Promotions have them. Also, please indicate if your fighter will be in a match within 45 days prior to the July 2nd event.

(Fighters found scheduled on other fight cards within 45 days prior to this event may be dropped from the card if this is found out due to jeopardizing the card.)

The sooner you get stats in the better chance of your fighters getting on the AK Promotions card.
Final Date for stats is May 3rd, 2010.

For those of you who missed the last show, February 12th, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel, You missed a Great Event! The event was packed with enthusiastic fight fans and hosted some of the best up and coming Muay Thai, International Low and Hi Kick Rule Style Fights between Men, Women and Juniors!

AK Promotions will again host a few junior bouts on the card from ages 8 to 15 years old. These bouts will be under the Authority of the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF). If you have junior fighters that are ready for full contact competition, submit their stats for consideration.

This show will again be held at the beautiful Doubletree Hotel of Sacramento, CA at 2001 Point West Way.

Please note that AK Promotions will keep this card to around 15 bouts or so and will try to utilize as many clubs as possible. However, more consideration will be given to those who have fought on the show in the past and performed well. AK Promotions next show after July 2nd is scheduled for Friday, September 3rd, Labor Day Weekend.

AK Promotions is also anticapating a title defense by Junior Amateur fighter Katrina "The Storm" Nahe ( Record 5-0 - 105lbs - 13 years old) on September 3rd but needs to be confirmed. Send your suggestions for a potential opponent for her to johnnyd@akpromotions.org

AK Promotions would like to thank everyone in advance for your assistance in finding the Next Great Recognizable Kickboxing Champion! Forward March!

Send your amateur fighter stats to johnnyd@akpromotions.org
Include gender, age, weight spread (from- to) , height, rule-style, complete fight record, city, state, gym, coach , contact info.
Only Accepting CA Fighters at this time.

Main Event for the July 2nd, 2010 show will be for the
IKF United States Light Welterweight "Full Rules" Muay Thai Title

IKF California Muay Thai Champion
T.J. Arcangle
of San Francisco, California, 7- 0
IKF Muay Thai West Coast Champion
Gabriel Carrasco
of San Jose, California, 11- 0.

Plus The Semi Main Event will be
IKF West Coast Welterweight Champion Jon Pryor of Sacramento, California
John Kusaba of San Bruno, California

Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Fights Start at 7:PM (Weigh-ins Friday, July 2nd, 8:AM)
Muay Thai - Hi and Low Kick bouts loaded with Feet and Fists of Fury! Men,Women & Junior Fights!
TICKETS: (916) 205-4762- Advance.General: $20, Ringside Advanced $40, Advanced VIP Ringside: $50 (1st two rows)
Add. $10 at door.
For more info please Contact: Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 - (916) 630-9254, E-mail: johnnyd@akpromotions.org

TUESDAY, MAY 25th, 2010, AT 11:55 PM/ PST

IKF West Coast Champion Jon Pryor...
Out to Prove that Patience & Practice Pays!

Pryor seeking bigger title in Sept. but he can't look over the elusive John Kusaba July 2nd!

See You Tube Promotion
Please See Attached You Tube Clip (2:00) And Posters.

Sacramento, CA - May 24th, 2010: Out- spoken Kickboxing Trainer Cedric Robinson of Sacramento, has been telling everyone who will listen that his prize fighter IKF Muay Thai West Coast Super Welterweight Kickboxing Champion Jon "The Hawk" Pryor ( Left - Hawk not his official ring name) is the best in his weight class and plans to continue to prove it as he did in stalking and devouring his opponent in his last fight coming out with an impressive second round knockout of former champion Bryan Padilla of Milpitas, CA in their February 12th, 2010 fight. The fight was held at the Doubletree Hotel Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel in front of a packed house of screaming fans!

Pryor who very well could be a distant cousin of the great boxing champion Aaron "The Hawk" Pryor and who defeated the equally great Alexis Arquello several times in two great superbouts in Boxing in the early 80's. Pryor retired with an incredible record of 39 wins 1 loss and 35 knockouts! Jon and Aaron's fighting styles are very similar and their non stop punching and in Jon's case, kicking arsenal are very similar and always delights fight fans! Although Jon demonstrated fighting ability and knockout power in his last bout, his amateur career has already suffered at least one defeat. So in order for him to somewhat prove he has the potential to come even close to the Great Aaron Pryor's record, there can be no more losses in his amateur career and he must maintain a stellar record as a pro.

In his way, will be John Kusaba of San Bruno ( Right ) who is trained by Former fighter Mark Tubuso. In one of his previous bouts, he was described as being "flamboyant and elusive with effective counter striking." Pryor, may need to pull out some new tricks to bait the perceived cagey techniques of Kusaba. As it has been said that its styles that makes fights.

Ultimately, both men want the glits and glamour of being at the top of their game. Whether Kusaba has what it takes to dethrone Pryor, we are not sure, but this fight could be more than the records portray and could have both men digging deeper than ever before seeking to gain the respect as the next great champ and going for an IKF United States Championship in the near future!

Although Pryor is soft spoken and patient like a hawk, he has a way about him that one knows when they see him that he is confident and quietly searching for his next victim!

Don't miss this great event! Over 15 bouts on schedule with two other title fights! Don't Wait... This may be another packed event...Get your tickets early!

Online Tickets are on sale now at


or by calling with your credit card (916) 357-5233. Tickets will also be available at several Gyms who have fighters on the show in the next few weeks. More information contact Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or at 630-9254 or visit the site at www.AKPromotions.org

General in Advance are $20.00
Ringside in Advance are $40.00
VIP Ringside in Advance are $50.00
(1st two rows-Limited Seating)

Add $10 at door.

TUESDAY, MAY 11th, 2010, AT 5:00 PM/ PST

T.J. Arcangle Ready for his Toughest Test?
Gabriel Carrasco of San Jose, California Means Business!
Tickets On Sale Now Online

It's been almost a year since A.K. Promotions' President Johnny Davis made an agreement with trainer Kru Sam Phimsoutham of San Francisco, CA about the potential of making his new up and coming fighter with only two fights at the time a champion. Since that time Light Welterweight T.J. Arcangle ( Pictured Left & Right - lands head kick ) has continued to prove himself fight after fight. His first impressive showing last September at the Tommy T's Comedy and Dinner Theatre in Rancho Cordova, CA in front of a standing room only crowd, impressed many in attendance with his level of skill, finesse and fluency in the art of Muay Thai Kickboxing. He would out - class the next two opponents winning an IKF California Title along the way with each fight seeming to offer more skill and toughness for Arcangle to conquer.

Davis has kept Arcangle moving forward to the world title shot he promised. Furthermore, T.J. continues his winning streak in impressive fashion. Promoting a World Title event is nothing new for Davis as he gave another talented fighter Mike "Mad Dog" Morello of Santa Barbara, CA, a shot at a world title on one of his shows some years back. Morrello fought a tough fight against multi time IKF World Tournament Champion Anthony McGaughey of Norman, Oklahoma but was out-gunned in a unanimous decision loss.

Arcangle, who is relatively soft spoken, has been offered the same opportunity for a world title shot but the question is will he be able to prove himself against his toughest test to date. July 2nd, 2010 at the Sacramento Doubletree Hotel's Grand Ballroom will be the night he must leave it all in the ring when he attempts to go to the next tier - fighting for the United States IKF Super Welterweight Muay Thai Championship in the Full Rules division which includes the use of elbows as an additional weapon. Additionally, two other title fights will be on the card that evening along with a packed under card of local up and coming men and women fighters.

He will be up against another young, hungry and impressive fighter... Gabriel Carrasco (Below L) of San Jose, CA. Carrasco's trainer Derek Yuen came to San Jose after living in Milwaukee Wisconsin. When there he trained with former IKF Pro World Champion Duke Roufus. While under Roufus, Yuen became a 2 time IKF World Tournament Champion and former Wisconsin Light Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion. He was undoubtedly one of the most talented fighters in Muay Thai with great kicks and good boxing skills which made him a standout when he fought both in Wisconsin and in the Bay Area. Based on Carassco's undefeated record of 11-0, his rough and tough fighting style and the fact that he is already the IKF West Coast Champion in another weight class, Arcangle will have his hands full and his 7-0 record could be in jeopardy. T.J.'s trainer, Kru Sam knows first hand the skill of Carrasco as another one of his fighters was knocked out by Carrasco in the final round of their bout that Sam's fighter was winning a few years back.

Yuen is high on his fighter and believes his champ is the best and will school the lesser experienced Arcangle. Any way you look at it, this will surely be a night where someone's "0" will go!

For T. J. to lose, it would certainly delay his future goals of becoming a world champion in the amateur ranks. A win would continue him on the path to becoming what so many only dream of but never get the opportunity. For Carrasco, a win would clearly set him apart and he would be the man to beat for some time. If the fight is close, there could be a possible rematch / title defense but otherwise, the winner would continue to move forward to an eventual world championship opportunity.

There is a lot at stake for both of these young fighters but regardless of who wins in the ring that night, the biggest winners will be the fans in attendance as well as the sport of Muay Thai Kickboxing! In the words of one of the top trainers in the area Kirian Fitzgibbons of Dublin, CA "This should be one of the best Muay Thai fights in this area in some time and I'm excited to see this match!" Here's hoping there are a lot of people who feel the same and this fight will continue to prove why IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing is among the most exciting fight sports ever! Forward March!

AK Promotions hope that martial artist from around the area will come out to support this great event! Those who compete in the ongoing IKF / PKB Circuit as well as those on Karate tournament circuits are asked to attend and support this Las Vegas Style Muay Thai Kickboxing fight night. If you are a martial artist, this will be the show to attend! Heed to this warning...GET YOUR TICKETS as soon as you can! The Doubletree Grand Ballroom was packed on the last show and AK Promotions is hoping for a similar or larger show this time around. VIP and Ringside seats are limited so it's recommended that you get them early as AK Promotions will keep a close tally on them as not to oversell as they did for the last show. AK Promotions would like to thank everyone in advance for their support. For those needing tickets for large groups, feel free to give AK Promotions a call for reservation.

Online Tickets Are On Sale Now at www.Tommyt's.com or by calling with your credit card (916) 357-5233. Tickets will also be available at several Gyms who have fighters on the show in the next few weeks.
For more information contact Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or visit the site at www.AKPromotions.org
TICKETS PRICES: General Advance $20, Ringside Advanced $40, VIP Ringside Advanced $50 (1st two rows), Add. $10 at door.
Location: Sacramento Doubletree Hotel Grand Ballroom, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA, 95815

THURSDAY, JUNE 3rd, 2010, AT 5:30 PM/ PST

A Storm is Coming!
Katrina "The Storm" Nahe…
Looking for Her Next Opponent!

September 3rd, 2010 - Sacramento, California, USA

At only 13 years old, undefeated (5-0) Katrina "The Storm" Nahe of Antioch, California, USA (Trained by Mr. Dennis Guila) is perhaps one of the most well-known kickboxers in the United States. In her last fight on February 12th, 2010 in Sacramento, California at the Doubletree Hotel's Grand Ballroom, this two time IKF World Classic Tournament Champion added another belt to her treasure by winning the IKF US Junior Girls International Rules Western States Atomweight title by out blasting the very tough Aneka Otte of Scottsdale, Arizona in front of a packed house of enthusiastic fans!

Nahe at 109lbs is a non stop punching and kicking machine and is looking for her next opponent on another show promoted by Johnny Davis' AK Promotions in Sacramento, California on September 3rd, 2010. The Doubletree Hotel will again be the location of this exciting affair.

Anyone interested within the United States and with similar and proven fight experience, in the same weight class and are no more than 15 years old are asked to send inquiries to johnnyd@akpromotioins.org or call (916) 205-4762 or 630-9254.

AK Promotions is now preparing for their July 2nd, 2010 show at the Doubletree. More information on the event at the AK Promotions site which can be found at www.akpromotioins.org

THURSDAY, JUNE 10th, 2010, AT 5:00 PM/ PST

AK Promotions
Announces Press Conference

For July 2nd IKF Muay Thai / Kickboxing Show In Sacramento, CA!

June 10th, 2010, Sacramento, CA: Rocklin, CA based AK Promotions announced today that they will be hosting a press conference immediately following the weigh-ins for the July 2nd IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing Championship fights to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento, CA. The Press Conference is set for 11:30 AM in Salon A of the Doubletree Hotel. Local media is invited to attend and can get more information by calling (916) 205-4762 or by e-mailing johnnyd@akpromotions.org
Fans and friends of fighters on the show are also encouraged to bring your cameras and questions for the press conference.

IKF California Champion T.J. Arcangle (Left) of San Francisco, California (7-0) will be available for comment as he is set for the toughest match of his career against undefeated IKF West Coast Champion Gabriel Carrasco (Right) of San Jose, California (11-0) who will also be available for comment. Arcangle and Carrasco will be in what many are already calling the potential fight of the year for the IKF United States Title.

Additionally, IKF West Coast Champion of Sacramento, Jon "The Hawk" Pryor ( Nick-name may stick J ) will also be available to discuss his last victory when he won the title by knockout and share thoughts on his upcoming title defense against John Kusaba of San Bruno, California.

Other guests for the press conference will be young bloods in their first title opportunity Gaston Balanos of Dublin, California and Daniel Hodges of Rocklin, California who will battle for the vacant IKF California Title. After each interview, fighters will pose for a photo opt for those in attendance. Other fighters on the card may also be interviewed as the card is loaded with some interesting matchups. The press conference will be MC'd by Johnny Davis who is more than likely to stir things up in Las Vegas style fashion. :)

A.K. Promotions' photographer, will also be on hand to take professional shots at the press conference and for the fights. Pictures will be available after the show. Spade/Smith Production will be filming the events and producing a DVD that will also be available after the show. DVD order forms will be available during the show.
CD: Mr. Chris Kisela: e-mail at chriskisela@gmail.com or by calling (408) 688-6469.
DVD: Aaron and Ann Smith (916) 204-8710 or at aaron@sceneshoppe.com

Online Tickets Are On Sale Now at www.Tommyts.com or by calling with your credit card (916) 357-5233. Tickets will also be available at several Gyms who have fighters on the show in the next few weeks. More information contact Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762, 630-9254 or visit the site at www.AKPromotions.org
TICKETS PRICES: General Advance $20, Ringside Adv. $40, VIP Ringside Adv., $50 (1st two rows-Limited Seating), Add. $10 at door. Location: Sacramento Doubletree Hotel Grand Ballroom 2001 Point West Way, 95815, Press Page, AK Promotions.

Note: Cameras will not be allowed for the fight as it will be filmed by AK Promotions for DVD and CD production. Those wanting to film or take pictures will need to pay $100 camera fee. AK Promotions will be paying a fee to the commission in order to have this event filmed. Thanks in advance for your understanding. Verifiable Press Credentials associated with recognized media that will benefit the muay thai / kickboxing community will be accepted but must be pre-approved.

THURSDAY, JULY 1st, 2010, AT 5:20 PM/ PST


AK Promotions and Tommy T's Presents
Sacramento, California, USA


SUNDAY, JULY 4th, 2010, AT 4:00 PM/ PST

Results From AK Promotions and Tommy T's
July 2nd, 2010 - Sacramento, California, USA

Photos by Chris Kisela - www.chriskiselaphotography.com

    Dejaun Torres (Oakland, California, USA, 172) defeated Mathew Stone (Bakersfield, California, USA, 177) by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

    Chris Smith (Antioch, California, USA, 170) defeated Kayln Beery (Oakland, California, USA, 169) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 30-27.

    Dee Alhadi (San Jose, California, USA, 130) defeated John Pheap (Modesto, California, USA, 132) by TKO at 1:45 of round 2.

    Sean Cronin (Rocklin, California, USA, 160) defeated Adrian Cortez (Vacaville, California, USA, 160) by TKO at 1:50 of round 2.

    Janelle Malama (San Francisco, California, USA, 169) defeated Jennifer Benda (San Leandro, California, USA, 167) by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

    Anthony Acosta (San Leandro, California, USA, 150) defeated Navarr Hannon (Antioch, California, USA, 147) by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28 & 30-27.

    Shantel Quionones (Dublin, California, USA, 127) defeated Candance Ho (Oakland, California, USA, 124) by TKO at 1:10 of round 3.

    Kevin Meyers (Santa Rosa, California, USA, 169) defeated Nick Colivas (Folsom, California, USA, 164) by unanimous decision, 28-27 on all 3 judges cards.

    Alec Gonzales (Vallejo, California, USA, 136, Trey Howard (707) 373-4125 ) defeated Jamie Pheap (Modesto, California, USA, 135) unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.
    Result Corrected on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010.

    Nick Chinchilla ( 15, Antioch, California, USA, 135) defeated Antonio Lopez Jr. ( 15, San Leandro, California, USA, 132) by unanimous decision, 30-26 on all 3 judges cards.

    Hector Guttierez (Santa Rosa, California, USA, 193) defeated Charles Ceasar (San Francisco, California, USA, 185) by split decision, 29-28, 30-27 & 28-29.

    Isean Hannon (Antioch, California, USA, 143) defeated Pierre Glass (San Leandro, California, USA, 142) by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

    Gary Grant (Antioch, California, USA, 244) defeated Gustavo Lisama Jr. (Oakland, California, USA, 234) by split decision, 29-18, 29-28 & 28-19.


    Gaston Bolanas (Dublin, California, USA, 146) and Daniel Hodges (Rocklin, California, USA, 147) fought to a majority draw, 39-37 Bolanas, 38-38 & 38-38.


    *Jon Pryor (Sacramento, California, USA, 149) defeated John Kusaba (San Bruno, California, USA, 148) by split decision, 39-37, 39-37 & 37-39.


    Gabriel Carrasco (San Jose, California, USA, 142) defeated T.J. Arcangle (San Francisco, California, USA, 139) by unanimous decision, 49-46, 50-45 & 49-46.