SATURDAY, January 30th, 2010, AT 8:45 PM/ PST
IKF Point Kickboxing
2009 West Coast Awards Banquet...
Recognizes Some Of Its Best!
Pictures from Chris Kisela and more later this week...
POSTED AT 7:50 PM/ PST
Changes To The
Georgia Athletic & Entertainment Commission!
Former two time ISCF Champion Andy Foster (Right) secretary for the Georgia Athletic & Entertainment Commission, (GAEC) spent his first year on the job learning, observing and listening to opinions and suggestions. Now in his second year on the job overseeing everything Boxing and MMA in Georgia he's coming out swinging to improve things.
Only months ago Phil Hunnicutt's term had expired and Rick Thompson, the former head of the State Ethics Commission was brought in to replace him. Now Christopher Harris and Cary Ichtar have been replaced on the board by Donald Geary and Ben Kiker.
Both Geary (Left) and Kiker (Right)
enter the GAEC with outstanding backgrounds.
Geary is chief assistant district attorney in the DeKalb County District Attorney's office. Prior to his legal career, he served as a pilot and flight instructor in the United States Marine Corps. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the USMC. Geary earned two bachelors degrees from East Carolina University, a masters degree from National University, and a law degree from Georgia State University. He and his wife, Robin, have five children and two grandchildren.
Kiker is a karate instructor and director of United Karate Studio. He is a seventh degree black belt in United Karate and has hosted over sixty karate tournaments and a number of full contact fights. He has served as Southeast Representative for kickboxing at numerous officiating clinics and has assisted in developing rules for kickboxing competition.
At last years 2009 IKF World Classic Amateur Kickboxing Championships, Ben coached one of his students Nelson "Travis" Jones of Blairsville, Georgia, USA, (11-8-1/2, 170) the Tournaments Adult Men's IR Middleweight Title where he defeated J. Ryan Howell of Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-27 & 29-27.
The year before at the 2008 IKF World Classic Amateur Kickboxing Championships, Ben took another one of his fighters, Mike Jones of Calhoun, Georgia, USA to the Tournaments Adult Men's FCR Heavyweight title where he defeated Wade Hanes of Jacksonville, Florida, USA by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 27-30.
At the 2007 IKF World Classic Amateur Kickboxing Championships, (Right) Ben's fighters took home 3 IKF World Classic Titles! Sonja Foster of, Dalton, Georgia, USA won the Adult Women's FCR Welterweight title fight where she faced and defeated Rebekah Verdin of Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29. Dusty Winkles of Lafayette, Georgia, USA won the Adult Men's FCR Light Middleweight Title when he defeated Brad Taylor of Warrenville, South Carolina, USA by unanimous decision, 30-28, 29-28 & 29-28 and David Boles of Dalton, Georgia, USA won the World Classic Adult Men's Cruiserweight FCR Title when he defeated Mostafa Sabeti of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada by injury stoppage at 1:42 of round 1 when Sabeti dislocated his shoulder and was unable to continue.
At the 2004 IKF North American Classic Amateur Kickboxing Championships, Ben's fighter Bobby Smith, Dalton, Georgia, USA won the Adult Men's FCR Lightweight title when he defeated Patrick Lynch of Waynasboro, Pennsylvania, USA by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.
Ben was also Andy Foster's trainer when he won his ISCF Amateur East Coast Light Heavyweight Title on October 25th, 2003 in Dalton, Georgia, USA when he defeated Will Blankenship of Athens, Georgia, USA by Armbar submission at 2:18 of round 1. Ben was also there when Foster won his ISCF Amateur East Coast Middleweight Title on April 23rd, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA when he defeated Tim Stout by Rear Naked Choke in round 1.
Foster eventually turned Pro on August 2nd, 2004 and then retired from fighting in 2007 with a Pro MMA record of 9-2 and an Amateur MMA Record of 7-0.
Ben also served as an assistant football coach at Haralson County High School. Kiker earned a bachelors degree from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Vicki, have one child.
WEDNESDAY, January 27th, 2010, AT 1:00 PM/ PST
Promoters, Fighters, Trainers and Officials.
Knowledge is valuable even in the fight game. Because of the need for this
knowledge, the IKF has created a detailed
page for all Fighters to review whether you are a current kickboxer or one
looking to get started in the sport on an IKF
Sanctioned event. This page have loads of valuable information for you to know.
Enough said, check it out yourself by clicking HERE.
MORE FIGHT NEWS...
Sister Organization To IKF...
ISCF MMA Was Approved Today
As A Pro & Amateur MMA Sanctioning Body In South Carolina, USA
To many here, such an approval may not mean much, but to the sister organization to the IKF for MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) the ISCF, International Sport Combat Federation, it's Great News. The IKF has been sanctioning Kickboxing in South Carolina for years, but MMA was never approved until late last year. The ISCF was approved today by the South Carolina State Athletic Commission opening the door for even more ISCF MMA Action in the South East.
MONDAY, January 25th, 2010, AT 8:00 PM/ PST
Quite simply, it enables you to permanently capture and automatically share your competitive results.
You can enter your results both through an iPhone
app and through the
Once your results are saved in Seeme Active Fightsports on the iPhone, results are automatically accessible in your account at www.SeeMeActive.com - and vice versa. Friends and family can receive notifications of the newly added data and review results as they happen from any device with web access if they can't be there in person.
Competitors currently keep track of their results in a number of different ways. Some save results in a spreadsheet, or in a Word document, or in email, or on Facebook. Others rely on promoters to post results. And some simply rely on memory. Many don't bother because there's no simple, permanent solution. And those who do use one of these ad hoc methods to keep track of their results complain that it's difficult to share with others, that promoters' sites (and their results!) go away, or that they've lost their data after a computer crashed or an account expired.
So how do you use it?
If you don't have an iPhone, just go to
Who can see my stats?
And as mentioned above, you can choose to have your results automatically posted to your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts. This is great for easily letting others who couldn't make it to your event know how you did when it happened. If somebody wants all the details, like the round, the time, and the way you won a match (e.g. by a clock choke at 1:19 or round 2 in a BJJ or MMA match; by pinning your opponent 12 seconds into round 1 for a wrestling match; by decision in a kickboxing or boxing bout...), they can check out your results on www.SeeMeActive.com from a computer, iPhone, or any other device that can view the web.
"As the world's largest sanctioning service for Kickboxing and MMA, it's important that we are able to verify the competitive histories and records for both amateur and pro competitors," said Steve Fossum, (R) President and CEO of International Fight Sports - www.IFightSports.com, (The parent company of the International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF) and International Kickboxing Federation (IKF). Fossum explains, "The seeme active fightsports service will help us with the research we do for competitors in the events we sanction." He adds, "As a former competitor, I realize how important it is to be able to keep an accurate fight record that you can share with others, from friends and family to promoters, and the seeme active service makes it easy to do this regardless of the promoter or event. This is without a doubt The Future For Sport STATS!"
Do you have a tutorial and other info?
What other sports are supported?
Get Started Today With
Seeme Active Fight Sports By Going To
MORE FIGHT NEWS...
POSTED AT 4:00 PM/ PST
Results From AMAPA's
"IKF/PKB Semi-Contact - AMAPA Kickoff"
January 23rd, 2010 - Antioch, California, USA
For more information on this event contact Mr. Jordan
Pallen at (510) 914-6764 or by email at
or see more upcoming events at www.IKFPKB.com
Report by IKF/PKB Executive Assistant Rebecca Alvarez.
MORE IKF/PKB RESULTS...
Results From Acom Sports'
"IKF/PKB Semi-Contact Kickboxing Tournament"
January 16th, 2010 - Dania Beach, Florida, USA
For more information click HERE - (This is a FACEBOOK page and requires a FACEBOOK account.)
For more information on IKF Point Kickboxing in Florida contact IKF PKB Florida Representatives Jerry Mendez or Daniel Paneda (718) 600-7069 or see all events at www.IKFPKB.com
FRIDAY, January 22nd, 2010, AT 4:10 PM/ PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...
"IKF/PKB Semi-Contact Kickboxing Tournament"
Antioch, California, USA
TUESDAY, January 19th, 2010, AT 3:40PM/ PST
Results From Persian International Martial Arts
"Asian Championship Qualifier"
December 12, 2009 - Pattaya, Thailand
IKF Asia Press: For the first time, the biggest match Thailand has ever seen was held by IKF Asia. This match was held between Eric Mohsen Mansoori, the Iranian Kickboxing Champion and Sanomsak Sitsurapon, Thai Boxing Champion from Thailand in the style of kickboxing with K-1 Rules.
There was a lot of excitement in the Stadium in Pattaya, Thailand as this was the first qualifier, being sanctioned by IKF Asia in Thailand. A large crowd gathered to watch the match and they were cheering the fighters heavily. During this event, many Thai promoters showed enthusiasm to hold more such matches in Thailand and preliminary agreements were made.
The Thai Champion had a higher advantage over the Iranian fighter in the ring and not to mention, he had a lot of local support since most of the crowd were Thai and were cheering for him.
This match is part of a play-off for the Grand Prix match for the prize of $5,000.00 to be held on 25th of January, 2010. This is the first prize to be awarded from IKF Asia in Thailand.
In the first round, the fighters tested their opponents skills and followed a close fight. In the second round, despite the brilliant and powerful performance by the Thai Champion, Mohsen Mansoori attacked the Thai fighter and showed off his fighting skills and broke the opponents ribs with a back kick and won the match by Knock-Out.
After the match, the winner was announced and the Iranian flag was raised in the stadium. Eric qualified to fight for the Asian Championship Title to be sanctioned by IKF Asia and the IKF World Headquarters. He will fight fiercely for the IKF Asia Belt and the prize money of $5000.00.
Shihan Amir Mosadegh, president of PIMAF and IKF Asia Representative, congratulated Eric for the victory and the great performance he showed and wishes him luck in the future fights.
For bout photos click HERE
To see the new IKF Asia website go to IKF Asia
MONDAY, January 18th, 2010, AT 5:45 PM/ PST
Overturns Murphy Vs Eriec
"It was CLEARLY a bad call so we had to do the right thing and over-rule it."
After a full review of the fight footage the IKF has ruled to overturn a very bad referee call that was made back on October 24th, 2009 on the Paco/LTD Productions', "THE RUMBLE IN RICHMOND" in Richmond, California, USA.
The bout was for the vacant IKF Amateur MTR West Coast Super Lightweight Title. In the bout, Rick Eriec faced Jeremy Murphy. In the opening round, Murphy connected with a solid turnback side kick to Eriec's stomach that dropped Eriec in pain to the mat where he stayed for quite some time.
California State Commission Referee Ed Collantes thought it was a low blow and called it as such and allowed Eriec plenty of time to recover and continue fighting... A minute and 10 seconds to be exact... However, as required from such a blow, referee Collantes never went around the ring and pooled the other ringside judges or the chief commission inspector. Worse yet, no one even questioned the call which other commission officials at ringside saw. After Eriec was given his 70 seconds to recover and fight on, the bout went on. In the end, it ended in a Split Decision draw. Judge Steve English scored it 40-36, Murphy. Judge Steve Morrow scored it 39-37 Eriec and Judge Ray Balewicz had it even at 38-38.
IKF President Steve Fossum was the IKF Event Representative at ringside during the event and had a clear view of the kick. "There was no doubt in my mind or some others at ringside at the moment that it was a clean kick to the stomach, but since amateur bouts in California are overseen by the commission, I really had no say in the matter." Said Fossum. "However, after seeing it again recently, there was no way any of us could just sit here and allow it to go un-noticed. It was clearly a bad call so we had to do the right thing and over-rule it."
After the strike, referee Collantes asked Eriec if it was a groin shot and Eriec did not answer. In his interview after the fight, he admitted that he got caught and couldn't speak to answer that it was not a groin shot. If Collantes would have seen it the way Fossum and others saw it, Eriec would have been given an 8 count, which he surly would not have made and the fight would have been over at that point and the decision would have been, Jeremy Murphy by knock out.
As of today, the official "IKF"
Results for this bout is:
IKF Amateur MTR West Coast Super Lightweight Title
Jeremy Murphy, Milpitis, California, USA defeated Rick Eriec, Concord, California, USA by KO AT 1:57 of round 1.
It was unknown as of press time what, if anything the California State Commission will do about the call. both Bill Douglas and Dave Thornton, Interim Executive Officer for the California State Athletic Commission were sent a link to the fight back in December, but to our knowledge, there has been no response back to Murphy's camp about the bout other than Thornton e-mailing Murphy's camp saying, "If you still want the commission to review this fight please submit the DVD of the fight as soon as possible."
See round 1 and the kick for yourself on You Tube by clicking HERE.
MORE IKF NEWS...
Results From JPR Mixed Martial Arts'
"Throwdown In O-Town 2"
January 16th, 2010 - ATT Longwood Longwood, Florida, USA
FRIDAY, January 15th, 2010, AT 3:00 PM/ PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF EVENTS
JPR Mixed Martial Arts Presents
"Throwdown In O-Town 2"
ATT Longwood Longwood, Florida, USA
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...
Acom Sports Presents
"IKF/PKB Semi-Contact Kickboxing Tournament"
Dania Beach, Florida, USA
MORE IKF NEWS...
IKF Pro World Champion
Dan Erickson Hangs Up The Gloves
"It was a hard decision to make since kickboxing is a sport I still enjoy so much, I will always be a fan." said IKF Pro World FCR Heavyweight Champion Dan "Son of a Preacherman" Erickson of Duluth, Minnesota, USA. This week Erickson made the decision after thinking about a possible rematch with Kevin Smiles.Erickson defeated Smiles to win the title back on November 25th, 2006, in Loves Park, Illinois, USA by KO in the 7th round. Since the win he has never been challenged for the title, which we are sure also played into the thoughts on his decision. Dan and his wife Laura had their first child, Alicea, last July and he has found his focus has been with his family and not kickboxing. Those of us who are parents can't agree with him more.
Dan was trained by both former IKF Pro world Champion Mike Labree and Bill Lassi during his career. His professional record was 10-1-1 with 6 wins coming by KO/TKO. He also fought for the now defunct World Combat League that Chuck Norris had created.
In the Amateurs he made even more waves with a record of 21-1 with 11 wins coming by KO/TKO. Back in 2001 Dan fought through three other challengers to win the 3rd IKF Tournament, back when it was still called the IKF USA Nationals. It was the 2001 IKF/RINGSIDE USA National Amateur Kickboxing Championships in Olathe/Kansas City Kansas, USA (September 7th, 8th & 9th - The weekend before 9-11) It was the Largest Kickboxing event EVER (Number of competitors) in North America. 265 Fighters Registered and 207 Fighters Fought. Although the record has been broken twice now (2005 & 2009), the 2001 event still holds the record for the largest number of "Adult" men Full Contact Rules fighters at 65.
Erickson was one of those 65 as he and 8 others fighters from around USA challenged for the tournaments FCR Heavyweight title. In his opening round of competition he defeated John Davidson of Georgia by TKO at 1:07 of round 1 to advance to round 2. Later that day in the second round of action he faced and defeated Tim Mazurkievicz by unanimous decision, 30-24, 30-25 & 30-25 to advance to the final. In the final he took on Wil Joseph of Dallas, Texas. Erickson put him away by TKO at 1:18 of the 2nd round to take home the tournament title.
The following year at the 2002 IKF USA National Amateur Kickboxing Championships in Davenport, Iowa, USA on August 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 200 Fighters challenged for the 4th annual IKF Tournament title. Erickson once again was one of the 200 challengers and again defended his title in a rather odd road. Being the returning Champion Erickson received a by in the opening round. In the opening round of competition, Wil Joseph, who Erickson beat the previous year for the title, defeated David Hampton. However Joseph was a no show for his bout against Erickson for their round 2, Saturday afternoon bout, thus giving Joseph a loss by forfeit and moving Erickson to the Championship bout on Sunday. In the tournament Championship bout Erickson defeated Mark Mortensen of Lake Zurich, IL, USA by unanimous decision 29-26 on all 3 judges cards giving Erickson "Back to Back" titles in the only open Amateur Kickboxing Tournament in the USA at the time.
"I want to thank you for running such a professional organization that has given me so many great opportunities through the years." Said Dan in an e-mail back to the IKF this week. Well, we want to Thank You Dan for being such a Great Champion in the Ring and a Great person out of the ring as well. We are proud to list you among so many other great fighters on the IKF's Past Champions Page. We wish you and the family all the best in your future Champ!
MONDAY, January 4th, 2010, AT 2:15 PM/ PST
"FIRST LEGAL JUNIOR" Kickboxing Under IKF!
Katrina Nahe of Antioch, CA & Aneka Otte of Scottsdale, AZ
To Headline The Junior Portion Of This Historical Event.
A.K. Promotions, a Kickboxing promotions' company based out of the Sacramento / Rocklin, CA region in conjunction with Tommy T's Comedy and Dinner Theater of Rancho Cordova and the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) confirmed this week that twelve year old kickboxing sensation Katrina "The Storm" Nahee (Left) of Antioch will be fighting Friday night, February 12th, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento, CA.
Nahee will be one of 16 other bouts between men and women scheduled for this Las Vegas Style night of IKF Championship Kickboxing! This is the first "LEGAL" Full Contact Kickboxing match for fighters under the age of 16 years old in the State of California.
Nahe who is a two time IKF World Classic Champion will be taking on top contender, 14 year old Aneka Otte (Right) of Scottsdale, Arizona for the vacant IKF Junior Amateur IR Western US Atomweight Title.
Nahe is trained by Mr. Dennis Guila of Guila's Kickboxing of Antioch, CA. The 5'1" tall Nahe has been competing in IKF Point Kickboxing Tournaments since the age of around 6 to help prepare her for the full contact fights she participates in today.
In Their Corners...
One thing is for sure, both these young ladies have been trained by plenty of talent. Lets take a closer look at who will be in their corners come fight time...
Nahe is trained by
With a background in Judo, Boxing, Kenpo, Kajukenbo and tournament competitions as a child, Guila at the age of 18 was introduced to Full Contact Muay Thai/Kickboxing where he fought his way into the Number 1 Light Heavyweight contender position in 1979. Then in 1983 he fought and earned the WKA Heavyweight title out of Hawaii. Over the years he has taught thousands of students from Hawaii to California and is responsible in many of them earning their black belts. In most recent accomplishments Guila's competition team "Team G-Force" has earned over 300 winning places in local, state, national and international competition in everything from Kata, Empty Hand & Weapons, Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring and IKF Point Kickboxing. In August of 2007, 4 of Guila's Full Contact Kickboxing Team Members (Katrina Nahe, Hugo Rivera, Darryn McDade Jr. and Logan Kauth) put Antioch California on the map by bringing home 4 2007 IKF World Classic Tournament Titles. In August 16th, 2008 he was presented with the "Golden Lifetime Achievement Award" and Inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame alongside Champions Kathy Long, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, and the legendary Bill "Superfoot" Wallace.
Otte is trained by Bob Karmel.
Karmel first began his Muay Thai training under Arjarn Surichai Sirisute, of California and has also trained in Thailand. He began promoting Muay Thai in 1991, promoting of first sanctioned Muay Thai Fights in USA, before moving to Arizona where he became the manager of the Famous Fairtex Muay Thai Camp. He Promoted several well known International events in Philadelphia and Arizona, with British, Dutch and American fighters. Karmel also has some history with the IKF. He was the trainer of well known Women's Muay Thai fighter Deborah 'Sunshine' Fettkether. Sunshine was one of the first IKF Women's Tournament Champions winning her IKF Tournament title ( 2000 IKF/RINGSIDE USA National Amateur Kickboxing Championships) in 2000 at the second IKF Tournament of the long tournament history. She won the title with a TKO victory at :49 seconds of round 1 over Wisconsin's Julie Jackle. Karmel has since returned to the promoting and training scene and continues to promote the sport as a trainer of Thai fighters at his camp in Tempe Arizona, the Lions Den.
The night will also feature Adult Muay Thai bouts as well. Two adult men's fights will headline the nights DUAL Main Event! Rising star T. J. Archangle of San Francisco, CA is the current IKF California Light Welterweight Champion and will defend his title against Rick Erlec of Concord, CA. Plus, IKF California Super Welterweight Muay Thai Champion Bryan Padilla of San Jose, CA will defend his title against Top Contender Jon Pryor of Sacramento, CA.
Tickets are available now online at
$20 Advanced General - $30 at door - $30 Advanced Ringside - $40 Ringside at the door.
Ballroom/Bars Open at 5:30 Fights at 7:PM
For interviews or questions about the show, contact Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or e-mail at email@example.com
MONDAY, January 4th, 2010, AT 2:15 PM/ PST
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!