WEDNESDAY, December 30th, 2009, AT 7:30 PM/ PST
USA NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Check out the Photo below and see if you can spot some of the 1999 Champions, Fighters and Officials in the sport who were part of the first ever IKF/RINGSIDE Championship Tournament on September 3rd, 4th & 5th, 1999 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. To help you out, some in this shot include, Trainers Elliott Cooper, Gene Fields, Rob Zbilski, Kongnapa, Duke Roufus, Champions Jonathan Border, Duane Ludwig, Zachary Day, Jason Johnson, Charles Baron, Tim Mazurkiewicz, Jack Nilsson Jr., David Pareja, Shawn Stallard, Kevin Miller and of course, IKF World Ambassador, Brooks Mason. Can you find them and others below?
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Beginning January 10th,
ALL IKF Officials Must Be Certified and Licensed By The IKF!
Many of you were informed that this rule would take effect immediately after this years IKF World Classic. However, the rule was moved to the first part of January 2010. 2009 saw a few more "Judge Decision" complaints than in any previous year as well as more "Questionable" Referee decisions. Adding to this was the much needed follow up of our IKF event Representatives to follow through with sending event results in immediately following the event they were a Representative on. These three factors have lead to a long overdue decision of "Yearly" officials licensing as all State Commissions do around the US.
The IKF currently has a list of IKF Officials on their IKF Officials page located HERE. However, this page is in the process of being updated to reflect those who are actually "Licensed" IKF Officials as well as IKF "Certified" Officials who can work an IKF Sanctioned event. Not all the officials on this page are licensed anymore and there are also some officials missing from the page.
The actual process of Certifying and Licensing event officials has worked VERY WELL with the IKF's sister organization for MMA, the ISCF, International Sport Combat Federation. ALL ISCF Sanctioned events have not only licensed ISCF Officials but "Certified" ISCF Officials as well. To view the ISCF Officials page click HERE.
The IKF has already selected tentative IKF Officials Certification Seminar dates and location for the beginning of 2010. Here is a proposed list as of today below:
MONDAY, December 28th, 2009, AT 7:05 PM/ PST
Kickboxing's Opportunity for Greatness!
Linger No More!
By AKP's Johnny Davis
Have you ever wondered why the sport of kickboxing including Muay Thai, Hi and Low Kick styles have been around longer than hybrid sports like MMA but lingers in popularity, revenue and promotions? We may need to look no further than ourselves fighters, trainers and yes even perhaps you the fans of kickboxing.
For years, fighters, trainers, promoters etc. have given so much to this sport and of themselves training, traveling, sacrificing financially, eating healthy as well as giving up valuable time with their families in pursuit of this dream of kickboxing reaching its fullest potential but yet, we still linger.
Trainers who many of them were former champions now devote their all to their fighters be they talented or mediocre, as they too attempt to reach goals perhaps not attainable due to the status of the sport but now seek redemption through their fighters talents hoping for better pay days and recognition but still, we linger.
Heads of organizations you know the alphabet organizations of kickboxing too often settle for their own selfish needs only reaching out to those that solely support their cause and not opening doors to everyone who wants to participate in essence not bringing the best of the best together to offer the fans top quality fights. For example, one gets a TV deal or a big sponsor and only a handful know about it because they feel they can obtain the level of success our sport needs on their own even if they have no proven record of longevity or success! They squander sponsors money, and promote lack-luster events totally turning off the sponsor to the sport and we wonder why still we linger!
The International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) is one of the organizations that I feel have been steadfast in growing the sport of kickboxing. Just their IKF World Classic Tournament alone, now in its eleventh year has produced numerous professional fighters and has served the sport well. Moreover, they have become willing in recent years to venture with other organizations to assist in the expansion of Kickboxing worldwide and have had some success but not the kind of success this great sport should have obtained by now so, we continue to linger.
Kickboxing is a great sport one that I devoted my life to long ago. At the tender age of twelve, I saw a sport that could potentially give me what I saw some boxers getting the opportunity for fame, glory and lots of money. Thirty fives years later, after obtaining two world championships, numerous other titles, authored a training manual, DVD and created programs like IKF Point Kickboxing© (a proven incubator for our sport that has given so many fighters the opportunity to test their skills in semi contact action before stepping into the full contact arena etc.) Although some progress has been made we continue to linger!
Well, my fellow Kickboxing friends, the time is now or never! MMA has made its mark on the world in a short period of time through a few passionate people one being Dana White and his billionaire partnerships and a clever marketing plan that has ignited a new culture of fighting around the world. The UFC was almost a 'done organization' at one time and with a little creativity, big money and of course, a TV deal with Spike TV, they are now arguably one of the most successful Promotional Companies in the world.
Kickboxing is not that far from greatness! You as the kickboxer and, or trainers etc. must first believe that this sport is great! You must recognize that the essence of even MMA is striking and therefore kickboxing is the ultimate striking sport! Kickboxing has all the core tools for an exciting fight. Using four and sometimes eight weapons while standing visibly in front of enthusiastic fight fans gives an appeal to our sport that other sports have but with even more zeal!
We need to stop using kickboxing as only a bridge to crossover to other sports. Instead, truly commit ourselves and take pride in calling ourselves kickboxers as each time the power of the spoken word evokes consciousness that we exist. Too often as soon as we get a little talent and reputation going for us in Kickboxing, we use it only to move to another sport. In my opinion, this is equivalent to abandonment and doesn't give kickboxing a chance to develop us into the potential superstars we could be. But remember, we have to become a partner in the growth of the sport and our careers. We must constantly be a contributing factor by marketing ourselves at every giving opportunity as kickboxers.
Additionally, promoters, fighters and trainers, lets be more responsible in what we are doing to our sport. A couple of thoughts to consider: The few promoters out here must better coordinate efforts if needed to give more opportunity for everyone to have a successful event. Hosting shows on the same day or even the same weekend in a certain vicinity, many times hurts us all because it not only splits the gyms but also the revenue stream.
After my last show, I sent a letter to some of those that participated and expressed my thanks for their participation but at the same time laid out my expectation of them for future shows. The results of the letter were very rewarding as I received excellent recommendations on how to move forward with my promotions. Many of these ideas I've included in forthcoming events. Also, I often hit up other promoters in my area to see what their plans are for upcoming events whether we have a working relationship or not, so when planning my show, I can keep my dates and locations as far away from theirs as possible based on my particular circumstances.
Additionally, trainers must have loyalty to promoters that support them and their fighters. Selling tickets, e-mailing friends and passing out flyers as well as contacting their local media about their participation in a certain event are just a few ways to assist a promoter. Don't take these actions lightly; they are the bread and butter of any promotion that deals with putting butts in seats. Frankly, as one of the responses I received back from one individual commented, "If you are not assisting with that, perhaps your talents are better elsewhere."
Promoters that care about not only just giving title opportunities but at the same time investing time, energy and thousands of dollars into events that highlight the very best of the sport while building those fighters truly devoted to the sport are essential to the sports' growth. We must create the next recognizable superstars for our sport! If not us then who?
Having fighters walking around in warehouse numbers with the title of Champion does no good for the sport especially if no ones knows who they are. It's my intention to build a fighter all the way from bottom to the top as long as he/she gives me a little loyalty and commitment. This works both ways
In Closing, make a wish for our sport make it come true! Make a New Years Resolution that you will do all you can to grow the great sport of kickboxing in 2010. With the new breed of fight culture that has resurged resulting in-large because of the success of MMA, it's a great opportunity for Kickboxing to take its rightful place as not only one of the primary foundations of other fighting sports but too, for the exciting and fantastic sport it truly is! Take on your role to assist and further grow kickboxing by talking to companies and, people you know about purchasing group tickets, sponsoring a fighter or an event etc. Moreover, keeping your local media involved in your activities would serve promoters, fighters and the sport well.
Now is the time! I believe sponsors large and small could benefit from our huge base of kickboxing fans around the world! I believe millions of fans are waiting to see more of their favorite kickboxers in action! I believe our athletes are respectful and awesome marketing vehicles and role models! I believe, we have made great strides and it's just a matter of time before all of the small successes add up to propel us into another space in time!
So, let us linger no more believing that kickboxing is
second rate to others! Let us linger no more when we have opportunities to
bring deals to the table that will enhance us, but we choose otherwise for our
own selfishness or individual causes!
Let us linger no more holding back all of the current and future champions from their dreams of living the lives that their inner fighting spirit desires!
Let us linger no more... in our hearts from giving our all to make those (who have given before us...fighters, trainers and promoters alike) proud to have dreamed the dream of a glorious future!
The great sport of kickboxing will indeed flourish again into a beautiful rose when fight fans no longer linger their support for the fighters that put in their time, sweat and blood in the gym to give their best when they enter the golden squared circle! Lets make 2010 a great year for the great sport of Kickboxing!
Let us Never Give Up and Linger No Mas Forward March!
More information on Johnny Davis at www.AKPromotions.org or for 2010 IKF Point Kickboxing© events go to www.IKFPKB.com or Upcoming IKF Championship Kickboxing Events see the events page at www.IKFKickboxing.com/Upcevents.htm
FRIDAY, December 18th, 2009, AT 8:30 PM/ PST
Results From Thunderworks'
"Mayhem in Melbourne"
December 12th, 2009 - Melbourne, Florida, USA
Mayhem in Melbourne! This was one of the most professional events that I have been to this year. Thunderworks Promotions went to great lengths to put this event together and paid attention to every detail. It was held in the Melbourne Auditorium which had seating for 1200 so there was not a bad seat in the house. Dinner was provided for all the officials. There were 10 bouts on the card and all of the fights were great! The after party was held at Duffy's Sports Bar featuring the UFC for all of the fighters to enjoy. What a perfect evening of fights from start to finish. Looking forward to the next one.
Here are the Night's Results Below...
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Dear Fighters, Trainers and Promoters,
Thanks for being a part of the IKF Point Kickboxing Circuits. We had an exciting year in 2009 and are looking for another exciting year of semi contact action for 2010. We have plans to continue our growth and continue to be an incubator for the great sport of Kickboxing.
Thanks again for your participation in one of the fasting growing tournament divisions in the country. Yesterday we posted a list of the 2009 West Coast Champions. They will need to RSVP No Later Than January 6th, 2010. for the January 30th, 2010 Awards Banquet in Rancho Cordova, CA. Cost for the Luncheon is only $25.
We hope that you will come out and support your 2009 IKF PKB
West Coast Champions!
Sincerely Always Giving My Best
President IKF Point Kickboxing
IKF Point Kickboxing Schedule
Dates and location subjected the change. A notice will be sent if changes are necessary.
Note: All events listed are subjected to the IKF/PKB rules and guidelines.
If an event is not listed on this list, or on the IKF or IKF/PKB Events Pages, it is not Sanctioned by the IKF/PKB!
The IKF/PKB bares no responsibility for events not Sanctioned And Approved by IKF/PKB.
ADDITIONAL EVENTS TO BE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
More information at www.IKFPKB.com
or by contacting Johnny Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 205-4762.
THURSDAY, December 17th, 2009, AT 5:40 PM/ PST
Results From Pete Foley's
"Seasons Beatings 2"
December 5th, 2009 - Galway, Ireland
The "Seasons Beatings" kickboxing tournament in Galways Black Box Theatre on Saturday evening went off without a hitch with the host club (Galway Black Dragon) taking nine wins and a draw with just four defeats. Galway Kickboxer Donna Larkin was triumphant in her attempt to win the IKF All Ireland light welterweight title in a savage battle with Kilkennys Ann-Marie Bergin. The battle went the full championship distance with Larkin securing a split decision. Full results as below...
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Results From TKO Kickboxing's
November 29th 2009 - Rochester, Kent, England
WINS SECOND IKF DEFENCE
If there is another amateur World Champion anywhere who has made two defences just 6 months after winning the title we would be surprised. After defeating Travis Mason for the title, defending against Andreas Hahn (Germany) Ashley Collins of England defeated Cathal Manning from Ireland on Sunday, november 29th. The fight was top class and a fantastic advert for amateur kickboxing, putting many Pro fights to shame. The fighters who are good friends out of the ring since have fought 2 years ago put on a great show for the packed audience. At the end though it was the Champion who got the decision. The promoters would be interested in hearing from anyone interested in challenging Ashley Collins for the title.
GREAT IKF JUNIOR WORLD TITLE FIGHT
Chad Sudgen underlined his reputation as the best junior kickboxer in the world with a clear points win over tough Irish fighter Charlie Ward. This was quality all the way and both young men are set for great careers when they finally move into the senior division. Chad though was just too smooth for the ever trying Ward in what was the first World Junior title fight held since the formation of the new IKF Europe management team.
Here are the remainder of the nights results below...
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Results From Craig Harrison's
"IKF Amateur Kickboxing"
November 28th 2009 - Rochester, Kent, England
MORE IKF KICKBOXING NEWS
Next week set your TV Sets to the ENCORE Channel! Next Thursday, December 24th, "Dragon" fans can see Kickboxing Champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson in his hit movie Sci-Fighter! Here are the times below.
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IKF Point Kickboxing
Please RSVP For Awards Banquet by 12-28-09
for the Banquet on January 30th, 2010
in Rancho Cordova, CA - E-mail
Must be Present to Receive Award.
NAME - POINTS - HOMETOWN/SCHOOL
POINT KICKBOXING - AMERICAN HI KICK CHAMPIONS
AK - Girls 7 & Under Beginner
Danielle Garner - 75 - MT Lao, Sacramento, CA
AK - Junior Boys/Girls 8-10
Giovanni Faulo - 15 - Guila's KB, Antioch, CA
Alden Sloan - 15 - Pittsburgh, CA
AK Girls 11-13 Advanced
Katrina Nahe - 45 - Guila's KB Antioch, CA
AK Boys 11-13 Advanced
Andy Le - 15 - Sacramento, CA
Peter Le - 15 - Sacramento, CA
AK Boys 15-17 Beginner
Roman Mendoza - 32 - Warrior MMA, Sacramento, CA
AK Girls 15-17 Intermediate
Lena McMaster - 30 - Dragons Mart. Arts, Forresthill, CA
AK Women Beginner
Cam Le - 15 - MT Thai Boxing, Sacramento, CA
AK Men Super Lightweight/Beginner
Jesus Barrios - 15 - Dragons Mart. Arts, Forresthill, CA
AK Men Beginner
John Cabaud - 23 - North Bay Kung Fu, Sonoma, CA
AK Men Intermediate
Chuy Mera - 30 - (+ GC Points) Team Morello, Santa Barbara, CA
AK Men Advanced
Darrel Spann - 15 - Typhoon Mart. Arts, Sacramento
POINT KICKBOXING DIVISIONS - INTERNATIONAL RULES
PIR 7 & Under Boys/Girls
Jonathan Bland - 57 - North Bay Kung Fu, Sonoma, CA
PIR Boys 8-10 Beginner
Caleb De Pello - 30 - Next Generation, North Highlands
PIR Girls 8-10 Beg
Samantha Sunders - 15 - Pittsburgh, CA
PIR Boys 11-13 Beginner
Halliel Juarez - 64 - North Bay Kung Fu, Sonoma, CA
PIR Boys 14-16 Beginner
Daniel Pruitt - 15 - Team KI Danville, CA
PIR Boys 14-16 Intermediate
Conner Cordova - 15 - People's Kenpo, Denver, CO
PIR Boys 15-17 Beginner
Hugo Rivera - 42 - Guila's KB, Antioch, CA
PIR Women Beginner
Angelica Jimenez - 20 - (Includes Grand Champion Points) - NorCalFt Alliance, Santa Rosa, CA
PIR Men Lightweight Beginner
3 WAY TIE
Marc Owen - 15 - Heritage KB, Union City, CA
Trevor Mason - 15 - Guila's KB, Antioch, CA
Rudy Rosales - 15 - NorCal Fight, Sacramento, CA
PIR Men Middleweight Beginner
Will McDonald - 15 - Rey's Wing Chung, San Jose, CA
PIR Men Middleweight Intermediate
John Duenas - 15 - Guila's KB, Antioch, CA
PIR Men Middleweight Advanced
Andrew Morello - 15 - Team Morello's Santa Barbara, CA
PIR Men Heavyweight
Chris DaCosta - 15 - Guila Kickboxing, Antioch, CA
PIR Men Super Heavyweight Beginner
Robert Vazquez - 15 - Team Endurance, Modesto, CA
PIR Men Super Heavyweight Intermediate
Lenny Fonua - 30 - Guila's KB, Antioch, CA
PIR Men Over 40
Tom Shively - 15 - Forresthill, CA
POINT MUAY THAI
KICKBOXING DIVISIONS CHAMP
PMT Girls 8-10
Nina Keomanavong - 15 - MT Thai Boxing, Sacramento, CA
PMT Boys 10-12 Beginner
Willye Ortiz - 15 - Navarro's MT Acad, San Francisco, CA
PMT Girls 10-12 Beginner
Sabrina Yerena - 12 - Navarro's MT Acad, San Francisco, CA
PMT Boys 11-13
Justin Ford - 15 - Next Generation, Sacramento, CA
PMT Boys 13-14 Intermediate
Ricky Saiyarath - 42 - MT Thai Boxing, Sacramento, CA
PMT Boys 13-14 Advanced
Nick Chinchilla - 12 - Guila's KB, Antioch, CA
PMT 15-17 Girls
Jessica Viera - 15 - Gracie, Oakley, CA
PMT Boys 15-17
Luis Galvez - 25 - Warrior MMA, Sacramento, CA
Aaron Luellen - 25 - Warrior MMA, Sacramento, CA
PMT Women Beginner
3 WAY TIE
Lucibel Nunez - 15 - NorCal Ft. Alliance, Santa Rosa, CA
Cam Le - 15 - MT Thai Boxing, Sacramento, CA
Brandy Woody - 15 - Antelope, CA
PMT Senior Women Champion
Zina Docto - 15 - Thailand
PMT Men Lightweight Beginner
Andres Herrera - 27 - Navarro's MT Acadamy, San Francisco, CA
PMT Men Light Middleweight Beginner
Jessie (Jason) Barbosa - 27 - MT Thai Boxing, Sacramento, CA
PMT Men Light Heavyweight Beginner/Intermediate
Kevin Meyer - 30 - NorCalFtAlliance, Santa Rosa, CA
PMT Men Middleweight Beginner
Derrick McCully - 35 (Includes Grand Champion Points) - Navarro's MT Acadamy, San Francisco, CA
PMT Men Middleweight Advanced
Jessie Agricula - 30 - North Bay Kung Fu, Sonoma, CA
PMT Men Heavyweight Beg/Int.
Adonay Cordova - 20 (Includes Grand Champion Points) - Navarro's MT Acadamy, San Francisco, CA
PMT Men Super Heavyweight Beginner/Int.
Siaosi (Sinoji) Hoiliem - 42 - Billy Olsen, Santa Rosa, CA
PMT Men Super Heavyweight Advanced
Daniel Docto Jr. - 39 - Diablo Cross Fit, Pleasanton, CA
More information on the Awards Banquet For January 30th, 2010, Contact Johnny Davis at email@example.com or call (916) 205-4762.
SUNDAY, December 13th, 2009, AT 10:20 PM/ PST
IKF Junior Kickboxers
OK to Compete in California!
State Re-Considers Age-Old Ruling
By AKP Press
12/13/09: It's been a long time coming but change has finally come to the Golden State of CA! After years of the California Athletic Commission standing by their age-old ruling of not allowing junior fighters under the age of 15 years old an opportunity to compete in the sport of Full Contact Kickboxing have changed their stance.
Assorted styles of Muay Thai, International Hi and Low Kick kickboxing can now enjoy the fighting spirits of those ages 8 to 15 years old. Those leading the CA Athletic Commission (CAC) are putting this all too important division in the hands of the largest kickboxing organization in the world, the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) based out of Newcastle, CA. This is great news for the sport of kickboxing and this one ruling will be a driving force for the future of the sport.
Juniors competing in Full Contact Kickboxing is nothing new to the IKF because they have been hosting its Kickboxing version of Boxing's Golden Gloves tournament The IKF World Classic out of the State for over 10 years. Juniors have always been a large part of the tournament's success. The irony of the IKF World Classic is that the tournament elimination style format and, or juniors were not allowed in the State of CA in the past. Hopefully, we may also see a version of the IKF World Classic right here in CA soon.
The IKF World Classic is undoubtedly the most prestigious kickboxing tournament in North America. 250 plus fighters travel annually to compete in the tournament because they know that the best of the best attend this well organized and non-bias event. Several juniors have traveled over 3000 miles from CA to Florida to compete.
Fighters like 12 year old - two-time World Classic Champion Katrina Nahe (Left) - ( 2007 World Classic Champion at age 9 and 2009 World Classic Champion at age of 11) Antioch, CA who started in IKF Point Kickboxing (semi contact) tournaments at around 7 years old and 11 year old World Classic Champion Alexander Dumas (Right) - (2009 World Classic Champion at age of 10) of Southern, CA have had success in this event.
International Fight Sport CEO Steve Fossum (Below Left) who is primarily (Along with all the Officials, Fighters and Trainers who attend the event) is responsible for the overall success of the IKF World Classic since inception will also oversee the junior division in CA and you can bet, it will be run well and fair for all.
Additionally, Former CAC employee Rebecca Alvarez (Right) of California who has recently joined Johnny Davis' (Below Right) AK Promotions, IKF/PKB Staff as Executive Assistance for Special Events has been one of the primary forces working with the CAC to get juniors approved for Full Contact Kickboxing.
Juniors being allowed to compete in Full Contact Kickboxing is huge in many ways but most importantly, it puts the sport on an even playing field with other contact sports like Boxing who some of their brightest stars all started as earlier as six years old. Fighters like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya who had the opportunity to compete in programs like the Police Athletic League (PAL), USA Boxing and of course The Olympics. Today, without a doubt, they are among the richest and most recognized figures in the world. Kickboxing can have the same results because of the amazing athletes and respectful personalities we have in our disciplined sport.
There is no doubt that kickboxing is one of the most exciting contact sports in the world. Striking is what most fight-fans like to see and Kickboxing is the ultimate striking sport! Bouts are packed with intense action that delights most fans' innermost desires.
For over 8 years, IKF Point Kickboxing has been one of the primary incubators to grow champions in Kickboxing and an exciting 2010 circuit will continue to do the same. However, with proper promotion, more sponsorship and another excellent incubator like juniors being allowed to compete in full contact Kickboxing in a major hub like California, Kickboxing will have a better chance to take its rightful place on the main stage of other contact fighting sports! Forward March!
IKF JUNIOR COMPETITION
The first card officially to be held in the State of CA that will include juniors will be AK Promotions Presents IKF Championship Kickboxing on Friday, February 12th, 2010 in Sacramento, CA at the Doubletree Hotel. Stats of junior fighters from 8 to 15 years old are now being accepted. Men and Women's bouts are also being matched for the card. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org - www.AKPromotions.org (916) 205-4762.
FRIDAY, December 11th, 2009, AT 7:40 PM/ PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF EVENTS
Thunderworks LLC Presents
"Mayhem in Melbourne"
Melbourne, Florida, USA
TUESDAY, December 8h, 2009, AT 5:00 PM/ PST
Results From Sean Griffin's
"IKF Point Kickboxing"
November 14th, 2009 - Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA
MORE IKF RESULTS...
POSTED AT 11:20 AM/ PST
RESULTS FROM PURE PAIN'S
"PURE PAIN FIGHT NIGHT"
November 28th 2009 - Orlando, Florida, USA
This was round 2 for Pure Pain Fight Night at Club Firestone in Orlando Florida. Mark Kern did an excellent job of putting together some excellent fights for this card. All the fights were great and made for a great night of fight action! Here are the nights results below.
FRIDAY, December 4h, 2009, AT 9:00 PM/ PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF EVENTS
Pete Foley Presents
"Seasons Beatings 2"
THURSDAY, December 3rd, 2009, AT 12:45 PM/ PST
Loses His Last Fight To Cancer
He was well known as a kickboxing trainer and even tried his hand at promoting, but in the end, Martial Artist David Oudthone was best known to his children as "Dad."
Last Thursday David lost his battle with Cancer and passed away Thursday morning. About a month ago doctors informed the Oudhone family that David was diagnosed with lung caner. He went through surgery but the doctors couldn't do anything about it because the tumor was too large to remove. They tried Chemotherapy but it only made it worse. He left the hospital only to return two days later. He suffered from three holes in his lungs and a collapsed lung.
Later the next morning, he flat lined twice causing severe brain damage. As a family the Oudthone's made the emotional decision to take him off of his breathing treatment after the doctors assured them he had suffered tremendous brain damage and that the cancer was getting worse and no treatment would help.
Kayla Oudthone, (Left) David Oudthone's daughter and several other of David's children have been fighting with the IKF for many years.
The Oudthone family was first known to the IKF back in 2002 when David himself competed in the 2002 IKF USA National Tournament in Davenport, Iowa. Along with David, also competing was his 15 year old son Jonathan Oudthone.
At the 2003 IKF/TKO USA National Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, David once again fought as a competitor as well as cornered for his family fight team which included 10 year old daughter Allie Oudthone, 15 year old daughter Kayla Oudthone and 16 year old son Jonathan Oudthone.
At the 2004 IKF/TKO North American Tournament in Orlando, Florida, David once again fought as a competitor as well as cornered for his fight team. This year David brought a total of "SEVEN" fighters. One of them was 13 year old Jordan Smith of Jacksonville, Arkansas who won the Tournament Title at Super Lightweight for the 13-14 Year Olds in the Full Contact rules division. Others as part of the team included 11 year old Allie Oudthone, 15 year olds Mercedes Mallonee, Kayla Oudthone and Casey Parker and 24 year old Christopher Thompson.
At the 2005 IKF North American Tournament in Orlando, Florida, it was daughter Kayla's time to shine when she took home the Lightweight (14-16 Year Olds) IR Title when she defeated Naomi Ferguson of Carroll, Iowa, USA by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26 & 29-27.
At the 2008 IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando, Florida, David brought 16 year olds Juarez Heard and Crystal Murphy, 19 year old Mickey Mojica. Daughter Stephanie Oudthone took second place this year in the IKF Point Kickboxing Tournament as sister Kayla Oudthone took home the Women International Rules PKB Championship Title.
At the 2009 IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando, Florida, David brought 8 year old Aleah Yancey, 12 year old Taylor Hayden, 10 year old daughter Stephanie Oudthone and 18 year old Jamrez Heard.
Kayla Oudthone was also an IKF Junior Amateur Girls International Rules Central Regional Bantamweight Champion. She won the title on March 5th, 2005 when she defeated Lauren Herrig of Dubuque, Iowa, USA by Unanimous Decision. Here "Junior" title was later retired after she turned 18.
Kayla told the IKF, "I do plan on keeping the fighters fighting and our school running in his name, so plan on seeing our team still."
David and his family were big supporters of the IKF Tournament and vast supporters of the sport overall. As a Kickboxing and Muay Thai instructor he gave so much to help others reach their Championship Dreams.
David was born on March 2, 1970 in Thailand and moved to the states as a small child. He taught Muay Thai at night, and worked as a meat cutter at Kroger during the day. He left us at only 39 years of age. He loved his life, and he loved his children. His children were his passion in life, all 13 of them. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Daphine. He is survived by his wife, Melissa; three brothers; one sister; and 12 children.
His brothers' names are Kitt Oudthone, John Hall, Jack Hall; sister, Darlene Hall. His children's names are Kaden, Lacey, Lanna, Brandon, Stephanie, Breanna, Rachel, Allie, Johnathan, Kayla, Michael, and Dylan.
One thing was for sure about David, he not only loved
his family but he also Truly Loved Kickboxing and Muay Thai. He will be
remembered and missed by not only us here at the IKF,
but many around the sport. All of us here at the IKF
offer our condolences to the entire family and hope they carry on the "Passion"
David had for life, his sport and most importantly, His Family!
Rest in Peace Kru David, for you are Gods Champion now...
Sincerely, Steve Fossum
NOTE: Kayla Oudthone can be reached by e-mail at: email@example.com
MORE IKF KICKBOXING NEWS...
AK Promotions Presents
Two time Kickboxing World Champion Johnny Davis' and his AK Promotions Team have confirmed their next event date. Davis' next IKF Championship Kickboxing Fights will be Friday, February 12th, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento, CA!
Men, Women and Junior Full Contact Bouts of Muay Thai, International and American High Kick Styles will be featured on the fight card! Davis will be matching CA fighters soon so if your a fighter or trainer, you may want to get ahead of the game and send in all your fighters stats and fighting styles by e-mail to Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket prices will be $20 Advanced General, $30 at door. $30 Advanced Ringside, $40 Ringside at the door. Great Prices for Great Fights!
For more info go to www.AKPromotions.org or Contact Mr. Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or by e-mail at email@example.com
MORE IKF NEWS
Results From AK Promotions'
"IKF Point Kickboxing"
November 7th, 2009 - Rocklin, California, USA
For more information on this event contact Johnny Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on IKF Point Kickboxing see the website at www.IKFPKB.com
A Special thanks to all the officials who assisted with the judging and the fans who came to see a great day of semi contact action.
See you all at the 2009 IKF/PKB Championship Awards Banquet, Saturday, January 30th, 2010 at Tommy T's Comedy and Dinner Theatre in Rancho Cordova, California, USA. (Must RSVP to attend - To Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or by e-mail at Or Go To email@example.com)
2010 IKF PKB Calendar to be posted soon