Too often, people think they can take a short cut and achieve
the goals they desire.
Worse yet are those people who look at what you've
accomplished and think they could have done the same thing...
So I always
ask them, "So why didn't you?"
In all, these individuals find out that there are no shortcuts to
accomplishing short or long term goals. All take hard work and persistence.
However, it goes further than just showing up day after day. You have to
perform, and perform well.
People respond to Action, but it's the type of
action that brings success and some times it's the attention to little things
that make up the larger accomplishments...
As an individual named Perry
Paxton once said,
"Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and
excellence will come."
Is It YOUR TIME
To Be An IKF World Classic CHAMPION?!
If So, We Look Forward To Seeing You in Orlando This July To "Walk
What Did You Accomplish?
Years from now many of you will be asked "What did you
accomplish as a Muay Thai fighter or Kickboxer?" Many will "Talk"
about what they did, but few will be able to PROVE what they did unless
they were once an IKF Champion.
Accomplishments can be many, but being a part of
actual HISTORY, that can be referred to is something far greater. The
question years from now will be, "Where can you prove your
The Great Muhammad Ali once said, "I hated
every minute of training, but I said Don't Quit! Suffer now and live the rest of
your life as a Champion!"
We know with today's economy there are some fighters and
trainers out there wondering if they can make it to this years
World Classic in Orlando, Florida, USA. Yes, these are tough
times for many. However, as Ali suggested in his quote, the possibility
of living the rest of your life as a Champion, really has no price.
This years event will be no different for the IKF. We will spend well over $20,000 in awards and
gifts as we always do and thousands more on the venue and additional promotional
needs of this tournament. The same sponsors who have been with us for years are
still a part of this 15th year. Yes, it's been 15 years since the first
Tournament. One of the best things about this Tournament is that
the registration fee has been the same for the last 12 YEARS of only
For Point Muay Thai Kickboxing the registration fee is also
Over the years, many of you have grown with this prestigious
event. Many have went from fighter to trainer and brought their own fighters to
the event as they watched them fight for their dream of becoming "Set
in Stone" as an IKF Tournament Champion. No other
tournament keeps the past records that the IKF Tournament
system does. Whether you were a contender or a Tournament Champion, ALL OF YOUR
results are listed on the Past
IKF Tournaments Page as
individuals who "Walked The Walk!"
When you become an IKF
Champion, as Ali said, you will indeed,
the rest of your life as a Champion!"
Buena Vista Palace Resort Hotel & Spa
In the Walt Disney World Resort
"A World Class Venue For A World Class Event!"
Orlando, Florida, USA
MORE WORLD CLASSIC
Things Alone Strongly Separate The IKF World
Classic Tournament From Any Other!
We hear it every year, and this year is no different...
IKF tournament is too expensive to attend."
As we have Always said, "If It Was So Easy... EVERYONE
Would Be Doing It!"
questioning the hard work alone to prepare for such an event, or the expenses
such a goal or dream will cost you, and of course, the trip itself to Orlando,
Florida just be a World Classic Contender, keep in mind the IKF has realized this from the start, year after
year. We do not make it expensive just so individuals with deep pockets can
attend. There is a strong reason WHY the IKF
World Classic is held at a FIRST CLASS Venue EVERY YEAR!
If as a fighter you have not realized this yet, we are sure
many of you trainers have. Many amateur fighters may never get the chance to
compete at such a World Class venue, let alone, the chance to contend equally
among their peers for a World Championship Tournament Title. Sure, the IKF could put this event in a far less expensive
location, smaller venue, less prestigious. in fact, the first 3 years of the
event, those were exactly the type of venues the IKF
selected for the Tournament. However, as with ANY and EVERY
project, the goal is to make what your doing better and better EVERY YEAR!
This is something the IKF has done... EVERY
Due to some breaking up of experience and the addition of more
ways to compete (Novice, A Class, B Class, Senior, etc. etc) other
Tournaments have surpassed the IKF in "number
of participants.' However, we knew this was a number that would eventually
be held by other tournaments, especially when you break your potential champions
into 3-5 different classes. Other tournaments add in all kinds of different rule
styles or fight sports (Kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA, Grappling, Point
Fighting, Forms, etc. etc.) to get their high number of participants. We are
not mocking all these marketing tactics to attain higher participation numbers.
All are great ideas to get more and more participants to be part of the fight
However, the only change you will see from the IKF World Classic now is the addition of the Novice
Class (Fighters with 3 fights or less) added at the 2013 World Classic.
Those who win the IKF World Classic "Novice"
division will be awarded a
Championship Trophy Cup - (Click
here to see) as the IKF
World Classic Title BELTS are reserved for the OPEN CLASS Fighhters. Don't feel
let down though if you happen to win one of these beatiful IKF World Classic Trophies. These are no cheap cups
of plastic. Those who saw them in the past, held one or even won one last year
know that even the IKF World Classic
Tournament Novice Trophy Cups were just like the IKF
World Classic Tournament Title Belts... FIRST
If you have ever attended the IKF
World Classic, you are well aware that just being there is a life changing
experience. You are not just among fighters who drove across town to participate
because it was cheap and easy. You are among individuals who have been planning
for MONTHS, and some even YEARS for this moment. Planning ahead, as all
successful people do when they plan for a Goal they wish to accomplish in life.
This event is life changing, and as far as your career in the fight sports goes,
winning at the IKF World Classic is a
Prestigious accomplishment in the arena of Amateur Muay Thai and Kickboxing!
This event though goes far beyond the fighters in the ring.
This event is an experience for all who attend! Again, if you have been to an
IKF World Classic, you know exactly what
we are talking about... ESPECIALLY within the last 5-6 years. If you have never
been, be prepared for a great experience in your life and fighting career. When
you see events like the forthcoming IKF World Classic being held at the a
prestigious location such as The Buena Vista
Palace Resort Hotel & Spa In the Walt Disney World Resort in
Orlando, Florida, the quality of the event alone speaks volumes. Clearly this is
why the IKF World
Classic is in its 16th year.
- THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW...
- The IKF Tournament was the FIRST
EVER Open Muay Thai & Kickboxing Tournament in the United States.
- When the IKF Tournament was
introduced in 1999, it was the only such Fighting Tournament open to 3 different
rule styles in North America.
- Promoters of the IKF Tournament do
not have fighters participating in the event as all the other Tournaments do.
This eliminates any "Perception" that some fighters may get a
better seeding in any of the brackets.
- The desire of the IKF is to make the
Tournament a "Destination Location" for your family and
friends as well at a special reduced rate.
Thus the reason we select the
venue in vacation locations such as Orlando Florida.
Hotel info page
- In doing so, we make sure the resort is able to give us a reduced rate for
not just the fighters and trainers, but for ALL Family, Friends and even the
Fight Fans. All you have to say when booking your room is that you are booking
under the IKF Kickboxing Room Rate. You
can book at the IKF Rate 5 Days Prior the
the Tournament and 5 Days After. (July 7th Thru July 18th, 2014) There
are only a limited number of "Additional Room Nights"
Available outside our IKF Event Date Room
Block, So you need to book these early while they last. Don't just make it an Event, Make It A Vacation!
- There are "7" places to get food at the resort.
- Aside from the obvious of the Disney Parks and Universal
Studios, there are a lot of other things available right at the resort
- 3 Heated Pools, 10,000 Square Foot Spa And Salon With More Than 60
Treatments And Services, Video Arcade, Whirlpool, Fitness Center, Pool
Concierge, Tennis, Volleyball And Basketball Courts, Children's Playground,
On-Command Movies, Sony Playstation, And MSN® TV and don't forget, right
across the street is DOWNTOWN DISNEY!
- Each Guestroom includes, Mini In-Room Refrigerator, In-Room Electronic
Safe, Hair Dryer, High-Speed Internet Access - Wired And Wireless Internet
Access, Clear By Jean Jacque - Bathroom Amenities, Coffee Makers, Iron And
Ironing Board, Microwaves (Resort Building Only). and more.
- EVERY fighter who arrives in Orlando and makes weight to compete will
receive a gift bag with items worth double if not triple what they paid for
their Tournament Registration fee.
- The IKF makes sure all the Awards,
Gifts, Merchandise as well as all the Tournament Operating Equipment arrive at
the Venue long before you will arrive.
- Prior to this, every award (Belts, certificates, plaques, etc.) is
fully inspected prior to leaving the IKF
Headquarters in California.
- The road trip from California to Orlando Florida alone will cost over
$9,000.00 this year.
- This expense is a small portion of what the IKF
spends on this event "FOR YOU, The Contenders" as well as all
the trainers, each and every year.
- This year the Ballroom Space for the 2014 IKF
World Classic 22,000 Sq. Ft. In Size!
- The main Venue Room is over 18,000 Sq. Ft.
- Additional space for Officials, Seminars, Point Kickboxing, Merchandise
Storage etc. will take up another 5,000 sq. ft.
- The IKF Knows how important "Warm-Up
Space" is to EVERY Fighter and Trainer. For this reason, our Fighter
warm-up area is alwaysa large space.
- Our goal is to give every fighter a vast area to warm-up in.
- We will have over 7,000 sq. ft in Fighter warm-up area.
- FIGHTER SECURITY AND SAFETY!
- Our entire ring area (The Pit) is fenced off so that only fighters,
trainers and event staff can enter.
- Look at the Medical staff at ANY OTHER tournament Event. We can assure you,
they will not have a FULL MEDICAL CREW for EVERY RING.
- Our medical staff bill for the Tournament (Doctors, Ambulances,
Paramedics, Triage Room, etc.) is over $12,000.00. No corners cut here.
- We have a FULL Medical Team for EVERY Ring.
- We have TWO Ambulances parked at the venue during the entire tournament and
3 full paramedic crews, one for each ring.
- Every Fighter is given a complete pre-fight physical before each of their
- Every fighter is checked by one of our 6 Event doctors as soon as they exit
the ring after their fight.
- Every female fighter is required to take a pregnancy test.
- If a fighter loses by TKO, KO, injury etc. and is required medical
attention, they are issued a medical suspension until checked by an MD and
complete their suspension time.
- We are the ONLY Tournament that has has Fighter Medical Insurance
for EVERY Fighter!
- Much more than the fights!
- As it is every year, there will be a load of booths that will be stocked
with items such as event merchandise to fighter equipment. This gives the
attendees much more to do while at the tournament, and all of the booths are
inside the fight venue ballroom area so you won't miss any of the action if you
decide to do some shopping.
As you can see, there are A LOT of reasons why the IKF World Classic is the most Prestigious Tournament
for Amateur fighters today.
It's not easy work for us, and we certainly
don't skimp on the expenses to make it the tournament it is for all of you.
We have learned a lot of lessons over the years and taken a lot of great
advice from many who have attended the World Classic.
We will continue to
learn more, do more, and continue to improve this event every year, for all of
As Aristotle said,
what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."
We hope to see YOU in Orlando this
July to "Walk the Walk and Bring it On" with others who
realize, a belt is not just a belt, and there are many to win around the world.
However, there is only
ONE World Classic
Quality! Passion! Commitment! Sacrifice!
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