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TUESDAY, April 30th, 2013, AT 7:00 PM/ PST


Results From Performance Martial Arts Presents
"MAYHEM IN MEATH 3"
April 27th, 2013 - Meath, Ireland


  • WHO: Performance Martial Arts
  • WHERE: The Ashbourne House Hotel, Ashbourne Co, Meath, Ireland
  • WHAT: IKF Amateur Kickboxing
  • IKF Event Representative: Pete Foley
  • IKF Event Referee: Colin Payne
  • IKF Judges: Pat Ryan, Charlie Ward, Tony O Donnel, Vinny O Brien
  • Ringside Physician (MD): Dr. Maura Grimmil & Meath Red Cross
  • IKF Timekeeper: Andy Myers
  • Promoter: Mr. Mick Fowles At 085 724 99 33
  • TICKETS: Mick Burke, 0857249933
  • ON THE WEB: www.PerformanceMartialArts.ie


  1. IKF AMATEUR FCR SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE
    Alex Teminkov, (Meath, Ireland, 7-0-1, 78.3kg, 182cm, 10-04-82, Mick Burke/PMA, 085 7249933)
    defeated Keith Shelly, (Dublin, Ireland, RECORD?, 78.5kg, 5'10'', 10-05-75, Johnathan Lewins/Global, 086 8482752) by judges decision, 49-47, 49-47, 47-47.

  2. IKF AMATEUR FCR JUNIOR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
    Liam Delaney, (Meath, Ireland, 7-1-3, 80kg, 6'4'', 04-11-97, Mick Burke/PMA, 085 7249933)
    defeated Steven Keely, (Wicklow, Ireland, 2-2, 79kg, 6', 07-07-95, Alan KirwanReal Combat, 086 7778568) by KO at 1.20 of round two.
    IKF Ireland have issued Steven Kelly with a 45 day suspension until June 12, 2013.

  3. IKF AMATEUR K-1 RULES KICKBOXING - 83kg
    Joe Merry, (Meath, Ireland, 3-1-1, 83kg, 5'11'', 08-28-93, Mick Burke/PMA, 085 7249933)
    defeated Nicko "Captain"O Connor, (Dublin, Ireland, 3-3-1, 82kg, 5'11'', 04-04-88, Aidan Brooks/ABMA, 085 2070205) by TKO.
    IKF Ireland have issued Nicko O Connor with a 30 day suspension until May 27, 2013.

  4. IKF AMATEUR IR RULES KICKBOXING SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT
    Derry Guinan, (Tullamore, Ireland, 2-2, 100.5kg, 5'10'', 03-29-89, John Quigley/Phoenix KB, 086 6660474)
    defeated Billy Crowdle, (Kilkenny, Ireland, 6-5, 128kg, 6', 12-08-84, Mick Bland/Top Pro, 087 6118301) by judges decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-29.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FCR RULES KICKBOXING - 69kg
    Keith Maroney, ( Dungarvan, Ireland, 8-8, 69kg, 5'7'', 07-25-94, Vinny O Brien/Diese Kickboxing, 083 4218676)
    defeated Adam Pieczarka, (Dublin, Ireland, 3-3, 69.7kg, 168cm, 04-18-80, Glen Heenan/Elite Martial Arts, 086 3993095) by judges decision, 40-38, 40-36, 40-37.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FCR RULES KICKBOXING - 83kg
    John Redmond, (Dublin, Ireland, 5-6, 83kg, 6'3'', 01-26-84, Paul Cowzer/RFA, 086 3799603)
    defeated Justin Downey, (Dublin, Ireland, 2-5, 6'1'', 04-21-85, Damian Crowther/Siamo, 085 8393324) by judges decision, 30-25, 30-24, 30-24.

  7. IKF AMATEUR K-1 RULES KICKBOXING - 64kg
    Luke Brennan, (Meath, Ireland, 5-1-1, 61.8kg, 6', 09-27-94, Mick Burke/PMA, 085 7249933)
    and Danny Mullally, (Kilkenny, Ireland, 4-6, 64kg, 5'10'', 08-13-96, Mick Bland/Top Pro, 087 6118301) fought to a draw, 28-30, 29-29, 30-27.

  8. IKF WOMENS AMATEUR FCR BANTAM WEIGHT ELIMINATER - 56kg
    Debora O Sullivan, (Dublin, Ireland, 2-0, 56kg, 5'7'', 04-13-77, Deane O Sullivan/C-MAG, 086 1238698)
    defeated Sarah Kiely, (Dungarvan, Ireland, 6-3, 55.1kg, 5'3'', 03-18-93, Vinny O Brien/Deise Kickboxing, 083 4218676) by judges decision, 36-40, 36-40, 36-38.

  9. IKF AMATEUR K-1 RULES KICKBOXING - 77kg
    Steven Callaghan, (Meath, Ireland, 4-0, 76kg, 04-05-88, Mick Burke/PMA, 085 7249933)
    defeated Nick Cadule, (Kilkenny, Ireland, 0-1, 76.5kg, 1.86cm, 02-18-77, Mick BlandTop Pro, 087 6118301) by TKO at 48 seconds of round two.
    IKF Ireland have issued Nick Cadule with a 30 day suspension until May 27, 2013.

  10. IKF AMATEUR FCR RULES KICKBOXING - 60kg
    Eve Byrne, (Meath, Ireland, 5-3-1, 58kg, 5'2'', 08-03-96, Eddie Byrne/Kombat Martial Arts, 087 2713071)
    and Alice Cullen, (New Ross, Ireland, 0-3-1, 57.6kg, 5'4'', 11-22-94, John Fitzgerald/Celtic Dragon, 087 7406262) fought to a draw, 29-28, 29-29, 28-29.

  11. IKF AMATEUR FCR RULES KICKBOXING - 74kg
    Karen Farrell, (Meath, Ireland, 1-0, 72.5kg, 5'7'', 08-09-68, Mick Burke/PMA, 085 7249933)
    defeated Elish Dunne, (Tullamore, Ireland, 0-1, 70.5kg, 5'4'', 08-09-94, John Quigley/Phoenix Kickboxing, 086 6660474) by TKO.
    IKF Ireland have issued Elish Dunne with a 30 day suspension until May 27, 2013.



  • UPDATED Monday, May 06, 2013 10:01 AM
    IKF AMATEUR FCR
    LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT 5 NATIONS TITLE

    Dylan Moran (Waterfords) VS Nigel Parks (Derry)
    • Waterford Kickboxing Association fighter Dylan "The Hitman" Moran received the IKF AM FCR 5 Nations Title by walkover
      when Northern Irelands Nigel Parks failed to show up (with no explanation) at promoter Mick Burkes Mayhem In Meath event on 27 April in the Ashbourne House Hotel.

    • Parkes is suspended indefinitely from all IKF Activity.

    • To Add: WKA Northern Ireland is working with the IKF closely on this and has also agreed to suspend Parkes.
      This type of behavior is totally unacceptable in this day and age when there are so many different forms of communication available and an example needs to be set.














FRIDAY, April 26th, 2013, AT 3:00 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Performance Martial Arts Presents
"MAYHEM IN MEATH 3"
Meath, Ireland





IKF LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
5 NATIONS TITLE BOUT

Dylan Moran (Waterfords) VS Nigel Parks (Derry)




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Pilot Built Training Center Presents
"IKF Point Kickboxing"
Oceanside, California, USA





Semi-Contact - No Knockouts!
Muay Thai, International Low and Hi Kick Styles- Men, Women and Children!





WEDNESDAY, April 24th, 2013, AT 1:30 PM/ PST


Results From Donnie Hair's
""WAR!!" On Cystic Fibrosis"
April 20th, 2013 - Orlando, Florida, USA



  1. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 130
    NO GROUND & POUND
    **Austin McCray, (Deltona, Florida, USA, 1-1, AKB: 5-1, 128, 5'7", 10-6-94, David Sosa, (321) 299-4797)
    VS **Joshua Cruz, (Orlando, Florida, USA, 0-1, 128, 5'7", 9-8-93, Joel Valentine, (321) 420-3594)
    Winner: Austin McCray by TKO at 16 seconds of round 1.
    Joshua Cruz received a 30 MEDICAL suspension Due to TKO until 5-20-13.


  2. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI
    Anthony Camacho, (Orlando, Florida, USA, 1-1, 136, 5'8", 8-23-94, Joel Valentin, (321) 420-3699)
    VS John Andrews, (Deltona, Florida, USA, 1-1, 139, 5'5", 4-16-91, Jose Figueroa, (407) 679-6621)
    Winner: Anthony Camacho by Unanimous Decision- 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  3. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 130
    NO GROUND & POUND
    **Anthony Riccobene (Orlando, Florida, USA, 2-0, 135, 5'5", 10-24-86, Mike Lee, (407) 601-5425)
    VS **Eugene Morales (Orlando, Florida, USA, 0-2, 136, 5'9", 10-16-88, Jayson Patino, (703) 723-1243)
    Winner: Anthony Riccobene by Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.

  4. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI
    Tyler Hanson, (Merritt Island, Florida, USA, 4-1, 150, 5'9", 12-16-88, David DiQuollo, (321) 368-9307)
    VS Daniel Duge, (Miami, Florida, USA, 4-2, 154, 5'9", 6-26-84, Gaspard Masseus, (305) 788-0976)
    Winner: Tyler Hanson by Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  5. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    LCF EVENT BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE - 130lbs

    NO GROUND & POUND
    Rory Every, (Port Orange, Florida, USA, 4-1, 134, 5'10", 5-25-91, Mike Vazquez, (386) 689-0498)
    VS Jonathan Cubero (Orlando, Florida, USA, 2-3, 129, 5'6", 2-16-85, Dillon Gower, (703) 723-1243)
    Winner: Rory Every by Tap Out at 2:30 of round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)

  6. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 170
    NO GROUND & POUND
    Justin Anderson (Sanford, Florida, USA, 3-2, 175, 5'9", 12-19-86, Jose Figueroa, (407) 679-6621)
    VS **Randy Persinger, (Cocoa, Florida, USA, 0-1, 171, 6'4", 9-1-86, Tommy Jones, (321) 514-3877)
    Winner: Justin Anderson- TKO at 1:06 of round 2.
    Randy Persinger received a 30 day MEDICAL suspension Due to TKO until May 20, 2013.

  7. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI
    Ibahim DeReese, (Titusville, Florida, USA, 1-0, 159, 5'9", 2-8-99, Muhammed De Reese, (321) 225-9376)
    VS Maurince Pierre, (Orlando, Florida, USA, 0-1, 157, 6', 9-22-77, Joe Pernia, (703) 626-6441)
    Winner: Ibahim DeReese: Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-28.

  8. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 205
    NO GROUND & POUND
    **Kyle Jacobs (Sanford, Florida, USA, 3-0, 206, 6', 3-11-83, Mike Lee, (407) 601-5425)
    VS David Craft (Orlando, Florida, USA, 1-1, 209, 5'11", 11-28-85, Front Line MMA, (813) 360-3605)
    Winner: Kyle Jacobs: Submission 2:24 of round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)

  9. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 155
    NO GROUND & POUND

    **Trent McDade (Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA, 3-1, 160, 5'11", 10-3-93, Jose Figerous, (407) 230-8235)
    VS **Eric Peebles (Titusville, Florida, USA, 2-4, 157, 6', 10-31-84, Mike Lee, (407) 601-5425)
    Winner: Trent McDade: Unanimous Decision- 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  10. IKF AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL RULES
    FLORIDA STATE LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE - 153.1 lbs. - 159 lbs.

    Elvis Gashi, (Orlando, Florida, USA, via Peje, Albania, 12-0, 154, 6', 12-12-92, Mike Bell, (407) 388-4581)
    VS Jose Covarrubias, (Hialeah, Florida, USA, 9-4, 156, 5'10", 6-26-83, Coach Nelz, (954) 439-8230)
    Winner: Elvis Gashi: Unanimous Decision Judges scores of 50-45, 50-45, 50-45.

  11. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 145
    NO GROUND & POUND
    **Kevin Kucinski, (Oviedo, Florida, USA, 1-0, 144, 5'7", 5-25-92, Mitch McElroy, (407) 785-6249)
    VS Kaleb Delafe (Orlando, Florida, USA, 1-0, 144, 5'7", 10-6-90, Joe Pernia, (703) 626-6441)
    Winner: Kevin Kucinski by Unanimous Decision, 30-28, 29-28, 28-29.

  12. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 145
    NO GROUND & POUND
    **Alex Nolin, (New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA, 1-0, 147, 5'10", 1-2-88, Mike Vasquez, (386) 689-0498)
    VS **Brendan Gongora, (Deltona, Florida, USA, 0-1, 147, 5'6", 1-18-90, Joe Pernia, (407) 679-6621)
    Winner: Alex Nolin by TKO at the end of round 2.

  13. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 155
    NO GROUND & POUND
    Randy Newell, (Lake Mary, Florida, USA, 157, 1-3, 157, 5'9", 2-4-78, David Branch, (347) 387-2097)
    VS John Sykes (Casselberry, Florida, USA, 1-4, 160, 5'10", 10-23-85, Jose Figueroa, (407) 832-2600)
    Winner: Randy Newell by TKO (Strikes) at 25 seconds of round 2.
    John Sykes received a 30 day MEDICAL suspension Due to TKO until 5-20-13.

  14. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    LCF EVENT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE - 155lbs

    GROUND & POUND ALLOWED
    Michael Jones, (Orlando, Florida, USA, 5-1, 154, 5'10", 4-1-84, Julen Williams, (517) 974-4098)
    VS Joel Valentin (Orlando, Florida, USA, 4-3, 156, 5'9", 12-26-91, Self, (321) 420-3694)
    Winner: Michael Jones by Submission at 1:13 of round 2 by (Guillotine choke)
    Joel Valentin received a 60 day suspension until 6-19-13.

  15. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
    FLORIDA STATE LIGHT CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE: 179.1 lbs. - 186 lbs.

    Yll Maliqi, (Orlando, Florida, USA, via Prishtina, Albania, 11-3, 186, 6'2", 12-26-88, Mike Bell, (407) 879-1191)
    VS Emre Orijn, (Saint Augustine, Florida, USA, 7-4, 180, 6'1", 12-13-89, James Pierce, (904) 568-1782)
    This Bout was stopped at :29 of round 4 due to an "ACCIDENTAL" Illegal Knee thrown by Yll Maliqi that landed on Emre Orun's head which resulted in a KO.
    At this point since Orun could not continue, the scorecards were pulled and Yll Maliqi was declared the winner by unanumous decision, *30-26, *30-27 & *30-26.
  16. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    ISCF FLORIDA STATE FLYWEIGHT TITLE: 125lb.

    GROUND & POUND ALLOWED

    NO TITLE WAS AWARDED DUE TO "NEITHER" FIGHTER MAKING WEIGHT.
    Marcelo Castaneda, (Coconut Creek, Florida, USA, 8-0, 132, 5'3", 1-10-89, Ricardo Libaro, (305) 417-9877)
    VS **Shawn Valentin (Ocoe, Florida, USA, 5-2, 131, 5'9", 7-1-86, Julian Williams, (517) 974-4096)
    Winner: Marcelo Castaneda Unanimous Decision Judges scores 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  17. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    LCF EVENT LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE - 205lbs.

    GROUND & POUND ALLOWED

    Muhammed De'Reese, (Titusville, Florida, USA, 10-0, 204, 6', 5-15-88, Self, (321) 225-9376)
    VS **Charles 'Chazz' Rooks (Springfield, Missouri, USA, 5-1, 201, 6'2", 6-29-87, Jason Gagle, (417) 848-4243)
    Winner: Muhammed De Reese by Verbal submission (Ground and Pound Strikes) at 2:58 of round 1.







TUESDAY, April 23rd, 2013, AT 4:00 PM/ PST



Get Ready To
"Walk The Walk"
At This Years 2013 IKF World Classic

It's that time of year again as everyone is training hard to get ready to "Walk the Walk" at the IKF World Classic Tournament.



This years 2013 IKF World Classic Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai Championship Tournament "Return Of The Gladiators" will be held on July 19th, 20th & 21st 2013. The Tournament will be held at the same location as last years Tournament, The Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA! As Always, we strongly suggest you

MAKE THIS TRIP A VACATION TOO!

Fighters, Trainers, Family & Friends, use the IKF Kickboxing name and book your rooms for not only the days of the Tournament, but you can also book at the IKF Rate of Only $139 Per Night, 5 Days Prior to the IKF Tournament and 5 Days After! That's about $150 less per night as compared the the regular rate! (July 15th Through July 27th!) 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!"

For Hotel Booking Info Click HERE!










Dates To Note About
THE FIRST DEADLINE DATE OF
MAY 24th, 2013!



  1. WHAT HAPPENS AT FIRST DEADLINE OF MAY 24th, 2013?



-DEADLINE LATE FEES-
REGISTRATION FEES AFTER THE FIRST DEADLINE.

There Are "SEVEN" Registration Deadlines


  1. LATE REGISTRATIONS Received After 5:00 PM/PST on MAY 24th, 2013
    Will be $75.00 - $80 If Paid By Credit Card Or Pay Pal.


    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER! - CLICK HERE!

    Regional Seeding and Champion Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline of MAY 24th, 2013.


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  2. LATE REGISTRATIONS Received After 5:00 PM/PST on MAY 31st, 2013.
    Will be $85.00 - $90 If Paid By Credit Card Or Pay Pal.


    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER! - CLICK HERE!

    Regional Seeding and Champion Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline of MAY 24th, 2013.


    _______________________________



  3. LATE REGISTRATIONS Received After 5:00 PM/PST on June 7th, 2013
    Will be $95.00 - $100 If Paid By Credit Card Or Pay Pal.


    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER! - CLICK HERE!

    Regional Seeding and Champion Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline of MAY 24th, 2013.


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  4. LATE REGISTRATIONS Received After 5:00 PM/PST on June 14th, 2013
    Will be $105.00 - $110 If Paid By Credit Card Or Pay Pal.

    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER! - CLICK HERE!

    Regional Seeding and Champion Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline of MAY 24th, 2013.


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  5. LATE REGISTRATIONS Received After 5:00 PM/PST on June 21st, 2013
    Will be $115.00 - $115 If Paid By Credit Card Or Pay Pal.

    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER! - CLICK HERE!

    Regional Seeding and Champion Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline of MAY 24th, 2013.


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  6. LATE REGISTRATIONS Received After 5:00 PM/PST on June 28th, 2013
    Will be $135.00 - $140 If Paid By Credit Card Or Pay Pal.

    FIGHTER CAN ONLY REGISTER INTO A FIGHTER BRACKET WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FIGHTERS!
    CHECK YOUR WEIGHT AND RULE STYLE BRACKET "BEFORE" YOU REGISTER! - CLICK HERE!

    Regional Seeding and Champion Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline of MAY 24th, 2013.


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  7. LATE ADDITION REGISTRATIONS:
    • The IKF will accept what is called "LATE ADDITION REGISTRATIONS". These Registrations are as follows:
      • Registrations Received Between 5:01 PM/PST JUNE 28th, 2013 until 5:00 PM/PST TUESDAY, July 2nd, 2013.
      • Registration Fee of $165.00. ($170 if by Credit Card)
      • MUST INCLUDE HEADSHOT PHOTO! No Photo, NO REGISTRATION!
        • Photo can be mailed if RECEIVED at IKF Office BEFORE 5:00 PM/PST TUESDAY, July 2nd, 2013.
        • Or sent as a jpg file via e-mail to main@ikfkickboxing.com
      • LATE ADDITION REGISTRATION fighters may not be listed in the event Program Books.



NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER
5:00 PM/PST, TUESDAY, JULY 2nd, 2013!
















MORE IKF WORLD CLASSIC INFO...



















MORE IKF WORLD CLASSIC INFO...



Get Your Ads IN
For This Years 2013 IKF World Classic Program Book!
PROGRAM AD & VENDOR BOOTH
DEADLINE IS
FRIDAY, JULY 1st, 2013!


As many here know, every year now "Foster Graphics" - www.FosterGraphics.com has been creating a top quality IKF program book for the IKF World Classic Tournament. Along with the usual sponsor ads comes something very unique... EVERY Fighters Name!

Yes, over 300 Fighter's names will grace the inside pages once again and will, as always, include each fighters name, city, state, country, weight, height, trainers name and contact numbers. Not only is it a great souvenir for every fighter and their families, but it's also a "Matchmakers DREAM Book!"

Every year, matchmakers and scouts from promotions around the globe attend the IKF World Classic looking for top talent for their events. If they would allow is to, we would love to tell you who has been hidden in the crowd in the past and who plans to be there this year. However, they have always respectfully asked us to keep quiet about who they are and who they represent. What we can say is that this year there will be some big names there representing both Kickboxing/Muay Thai and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).

The program is a full 8&1/2 X 11 inches in size. Ads very from a business card size ad starting at $50 up to a full page, full color for the back cover and inside back cover. All inside ads are done in black and white but the outside cover pages will be color ads. As of today, the back cover is still available, but we have had 2 sponsors that say they want it.

There will be some other additions to the program as well such as some feature articles and of course, LOADS OF PHOTOS From Past IKF Tournaments!

To check out the various program ad sizes and fees as well as
vendor booth info, sponsor info etc. click
HERE!




Keep watching the 2013 Registered Fighters Page for this years 2013 IKF World Classic Amateur Kickboxing Championships
As we see who will "Walk The Walk" with the Best in the World and win the original

Amateur Golden Gloves Of
Kickboxing & Muay Thai
World Tournament Title!

We look forward to seeing "The BEST" Amateur Kickboxers & Muay Thai Fighters In The World...
In Orlando!

To see all the Tournament Records from the past 14 years, CLICK HERE!






MORE IKF WORLD CLASSIC INFO...



IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BELT BABY!!!

As many here know, the IKF Tournament has ALWAYS Provided The
VERY BEST BELT AWARDS
of ANY Amateur Kickboxing or Muay Thai Tournament in the World!

However, it doesn't stop at the Belts! Every Year the IKF makes sure that EVERY FIGHTER walks away with special gifts that value far more than the entree fee they pay to register into the tournament. Keep in mind we are talking about an entree fee that has stayed the same since 2002 of only $55.00! To add, when you become an IKF World Classic Champion, you better have help at ringside to carry out more than just your IKF World Classic Title Belt! Every year the IKF awards additional gifts to all the Champions. Over the years, these additional "Champion Awards" have included items such as Champion Hats, Champion Sweatshirts, Champion Jackets, Special Trophy Awards, Autograph Gloves, Champion Certificates, just to name a few. This year will be no different as the IKF already has a LOAD of Awards scheduled to give out to the 2013 IKF World Classic Champions!

Below you can see some of the belts of past IKF World Classic Tournaments. This years Belts will be revelled in May, and we can assure you, if your looking for something DIFFERENT than in past years, THIS WILL BE THE YEAR! We can't give any hints just yet, but we assure you, this years IKF World Classic Belt will be the most Dynamic Belt EVER! Lets hope your wearing one around your waste come Championship Sunday!

See you in Orlando!

"The saying in football is that on any given Sunday any team can win. The champions of our sport will have no easy time at the IKF Championships as the best of the best come to meet the challenge. Fighters rise to the task when faced with great talent and our returning champions surely provide that. Don't hand out the belts quite yet as new talent will certainly emerge and increase the field of fighters to watch. I am positive there will be great fights for all the belts and we will enjoy the best tournament in America. Looking forward to seeing all of you."
By IKF Ambassador Brooks Mason

HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF PAST IKF WORLD CLASSIC TOURNAMENT BELTS.

HOWEVER
WE HAVE YET TO SHOW ANYONE THE
2013 IKF WORLD CLASSIC BELT...



SEE MORE BELT AND AWARD PHOTOS BY CLICKING HERE!



SPECIAL GUEST
Don "THE DRAGON" Wilson


"The DRAGON"
Will Be In the House At The
IKF World Classic!

In case you haven't heard yet, Don "The Dragon" Wilson will step back in the ring again this coming September on an IKF Sanctioned event in Turkey. However prior to that we will all get a chance to see him again as the Special Guest at this years IKF World Classic.

Wilson's Professional Kickboxing Record stands at 71 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws with 47 wins coming by the Knockout. He has been regarded as one of the greatest kickboxer of all time. This year, as every year, up and coming Amateur Muay Thai Fighters and Kickboxers will get a chance to rub shoulders with him all weekend long because "The DRAGON" will be "In The House" at this years 2013 IKF World Classic Amateur Championship Tournament! in Orlando, Florida, USA.

During his career Don won a total of 11 World Titles with several Sanctioning bodies that included the IKF, WKA, KICK, ISKA, STAR and the PKO. Never backing down from a challenge, Don has fought champions all around the world, in Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Thailand, Las Vegas and countless other locations.

In 1999 at 45 years of age, (Left) Don stepped back into the ring to fight for the vacant IKF Pro, FCR Cruiserweight World Title on May 15th, 1999 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA against Dick Kimber for what is still this day, the highest kickboxing purse EVER paid, $150,000.00 and some additional training expenses. Kimber swore to everyone that he'd have the fight over before the fifth round. However when the Dragon unloaded on Kimber in round three, Kimber dropped to the mat and referee Dan Stell counted him out on the floor, a count that went into the round break. Kimber never stood during the count and to this date, Kimber never fought again. It had been over eight years since Don last entered the ring, but his trademark sidekick was stronger than ever. Wilson picked up the IKF Cruiserweight World Title for his efforts and Kimber kept his promise when this one was over in round 3. In 2001, having never been challenged for his title, Wilson Voluntarily Retired it to move down to the Light Heavyweight Division.

Over his career Wilson fought and defeated many Great fighters such as James Warring, Demetrius Edwards, Maurice Smith, Dennis Downey, Dennis Alexio, Branimir Cikatic, Mike Winkeljohn, Herb Thompson, Greg Smith, Muhammed Ashraf Tai, Panya Sornnoi, Pongdienoi Prasobchai, Rob Salazar, and a very controversial Draw against Jean-Yves Theriault which many thought Wilson clearly won.

After his first retirement from the ring, Wilson went on to yet another level of stardom as an action movie star. Movies to his credit include: The Last Sentinel (2007), Soft Target (2006), Sci-Fighter (2004), Stealing Harvard (2002), Redemption (2002), Moving Target (2000), The Capitol Conspiracy (1999), Whatever It Takes (1999), Inferno aka Operation Cobra (1998), Hollywood Safari (1997), Papertrail (1997), Night Hunter (1996), Virtual Combat (1996), Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill (1996), Cyber-Tracker 2 (1995), Bloodfist VII: Manhunt (1995), Batman Forever (1995), Ring of Fire 3: Lion Strike (1995), Bloodfist VI: Ground Zero (1995), Terminal Rush (1995), CyberTracker (1994), Red Sun Rising (1994), Bloodfist V: Human Target (1994), Out for Blood (1993), Ring of Fire II: Blood and Steel (1993), Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (1992), Blackbelt (1992), Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992), Ring of Fire (1991), Future Kick (1991), Bloodfist II (1990), Bloodfist (1989) and Say Anything... (1989).

During this time Don married well known Film and Television Makeup artist Kathleen Karridene in 1996. They have three children together; Jonathan, Drayden, and Aubrianna. Over the course of his career Don won 11 world titles in 3 different weight divisions, something no other fighter has accomplished. Here is a list of his 11 World titles and some of his awards.

To read previous IKF articles about Don Wilson click HERE!




See You In Orlando!



SEE ALL THE 2013 IKF WORLD CLASSIC INFO BY CLICKING
HERE!





FRIDAY, April 19th, 2013, AT 5:10 PM/ PST


Results From Billy O Sullivan & Waterford Kickboxing Associations
"FRENCH CONNECTION"
IRELAND VS FRANCE
April 13th, 2013 - Waterford, Ireland



IKF Promoter Mr. Billy O Sullivan held an exciting Full Contact Kickboxing Fight Night in the Fabulous Forum nightclub, Waterford on Saturday, 13 April. The main events on the card were no less than four International bouts featuring an Ireland V France team event with some of Irelands top fighters in action against a very strong French outfit from Toulouse. These are the type of events that showcase kickboxing at its highest level so hats off to Mr. O Sullivan for promoting such an exciting show.

Relults as follows:

  1. IKF EXHIBITION BOUT
    Kevin Cullen, Wexford, Ireland and Trevor Conroy, Tullamore, Ireland did an exibition match to open the show.

  2. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    Jack Bland, Kilkenny, Ireland (3-0, 77.5kg, 6'3'', 8-16-94, Mick Bland, 087 6118301)
    defeated Ryan Ali, Galway, Ireland (1-2, 76kg, 180cm, 3-12-91, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by withdrawel in round three.

  3. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    John Walsh, Waterford, Ireland (3-0, 61kg, 5'7'', 11-4-85, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902)
    defeated Paul Nolan, Kilkenny, Ireland (0-2, 63kg, 7-2-88, Mick Bland, 087 6118301) by judges decision. 29-29, 27-29, 28-29.

  4. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    Paul Bowe, Kilkenny, Ireland (1-2, 84.5kg, 5'10'', 10-10-72, Mick Bland, 087 6118301)
    defeated Declan Cullen, Wexford, Ireland (0-1, 84kg, 175cm, 6-30-76, Robbie Studds, 087 9578550) by judges decision. 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  5. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    Eoghan Curtain, Kilkenny, Ireland (1-1-1, 68kg, 5'10'', 7-1-89, Mick Bland, 087 6008301)
    defeated Daniel Quigley, Tullamore, Ireland (2-1, 69kg, 5'10'', 11-11-88, John Quigley, 086 6660474) by judges decision. 28-30, 28-29, 28-29.

  6. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    Dean Hallinan, Carrick An Suir, Ireland (3-0, 63.5kg, 5'5'', 10-16-95, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902)
    defeated Sean O Toole, Wexford Ireland (0-1, 62.5kg, 5'6'', 12-2-86, Robbie Studds, 087 8578550) by TKO in round one.
    IKF Ireland has issued a 30 day medical suspension to Sean O Toole until 13 May, 2013.

  7. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    Johnny Mc Donagh, Wexford, Ireland (1-1, 73kg, 5'8'', 1-18-90, Brian Roche, 087 7370803)
    defeated Brendan O Neill, Waterford, Ireland (4-1, 71kg, 11-22-92, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902) by TKO in round two.
    IKF Ireland has issued a 30 day medical suspension to Brendan O Neill until 13 May, 2013.

  8. IKF EXHIBITION BOUT
    Justin Downey, Dublin, Ireland and James Dunphy, Kilkenny, Ireland

  9. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    Adam Pieczarwa, Dublin, Ireland (3-2, 69kg, 168cm, 4-18-80, Glen Heenan, 086 3993095)
    defeated Keith Moroney, (7-8, 69kg, 5'7'', 7-25-92, Vinny O Brien, 083 4218676) by withdrawal in round three.

  10. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    Martin Kenny, Dublin, Ireland (29-6-1, 57kg, 5'9'', 1-27-85, Norman Kenny, 087 2941771)
    defeated Kevin Moraldo, Toulouse, France (6-8, 58kg, 170cm, 11-11-91, Teddy Guillemet, 0635116205) by judges decision. 35-37, 36-37, 38-38.

  11. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    Sean O Neill, Waterford, Ireland (23-11, 75kg, 5'10'', 5-18-87, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902)
    defeated Marlon Matingou, Toulouse, France ( 16-3-2, 72kg, 182cm, 7-23-90, Teddy Gullemet, 0635116205) by judges decision. 40-36, 40-38, 39-38.
    This bout was awarded fight of the night.

  12. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    Michael Caswell, Dublin, Ireland (9-3, 81.5kg, 5'10'', 4-18-96, Norman Kelly, 087 2941221)
    defeated Toura Koumbassa, Toulouse, France (7-4, 79kg, 188cm, 6-21-94, Teddy Guilemet, 0635116205) by TKO in round three.
    IKF Ireland has issued a 30 day medical suspension for Toura Koumbassa until 13 May, 2013.

  13. IKF AMATUER FULL CONTACT
    Dylan Moran, Kilmacthomas, Ireland (21-1, 64kg, 5'11'', 12-4-95, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902)
    defeated Alain Lebrun, Toulouse, France (6-3, 62kg, 174cm, 6-27-92, Teddy Guillemet, 0635116205) by judges decision. 40-36, 40-36, 40-36.





THURSDAY, April 18th, 2013, AT 6:00 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Donnie Hair Presents
""WAR!!" On Cystic Fibrosis"
Orlando, Florida, USA



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TUESDAY, April 16th, 2013, AT 10:20 AM/ PST


Results From PAK Fight Promotions'
"PAK 7 - Stand Up And Fight!"
April 13th, 2013 - Fresno, California, USA



  1. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai - Middleweight
    Steven Daniel Martinez, (Fresno, California, USA, 1-0, 164, 6'2",12-3-92, James Contreas, (559) 579-9462)
    defeated Anibal Lopez, (Visalia, California, USA, 0-1, 164, 5'11", 1-21-88, Doug Marshall, (559) 308-6605) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.
    Referee: CSAC (California State Athletic Commission) Vichai Supkitpol - "Rex"
    Judges: CSAC

  2. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai, Light-Middleweight
    Ethan Thompson, (Fresno, California, USA, 1-0, 156, 6'4", 8-19-91, Sean Moore, (559) 213-7258)
    defeated Billy Xayasanh, (Fresno, California, USA, 0-1, 154, 5'6",1-9-85, Justin Sychanthavong, (559) 355-2622) by unanimous decision. 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.
    Referee: CSAC Vichai Supkitpol - "Rex"
    Judges: CSAC.

  3. IKF Amateur Women's modified Muay Thai, Light-Welterweight
    Sarah Huerta, (Reedley, California, USA, 1-0, 137, 5'4", 2-3-87, Will Cho, (559) 287-8220)
    defeated Sarah Wells, (Fresno, California, USA, 0-1, 137, 5'6", 10-30-86, Dutch Jenkins, (559) 519-2834) by unanimous decision. 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.
    Referee: CSAC Ray Balewicz
    Judges: CSAC

  4. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai, Aatomweight
    Ivan Rodriguez, (Bakersfield, California, USA, 1-0, 105, 5'4", 8-20-96, Eric Nolan, (661) 833-6676)
    defeated Hassady Keophouvong, (Sacramento, California, USA, 0-1, 107, 5', 7-20-95, Kru Yong Saiarath, (916) 284-3427) by unanimous decision. 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.
    Referee: CSAC Ray Balewicz
    Judges: CSAC

  5. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai, Middleweight
    Matt Maxwell, (Grover Beach, California, USA, 1-1, 164, 5'8", 7-3-90, Castle Williams, (805) 423-5140)
    defeated Tony Phoeun, (Fresno, California, USA, 0-1, 159.5, 5'10", 12-10-83, John Cho, (559) 287-8220) by unanimous decision. 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.
    Referee: CSAC Vichai Supkitpol - "Rex"
    Judges: CSAC

  6. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai, Light-Welterweight
    Cruz Montenegro, (Fresno, California, USA, 2-1, 136, 5'9", 8-20-95, Jeimes Contreras, (559) 579-9462)
    defeated Caden Williams, (Merced, California, USA, 1-1, 139, 5'9", 2-2-96, Marcos Tome, (209) 596-5577) by TKO at 1:59 of Round 2.
    Caden Williams was issued a 180 Medical suspension due to a possible broken rib or until he has been cleared by a doctor for the rib injury.
    Referee: CSAC Ray Balewicz
    Judges: CSAC

  7. IKF Amateur modified Muay Thai, Light-Middleweight
    Christopher Guerra, (Fresno, California, USA, 1-1, 155, 5'11", 7-8-95, Sean Moore, (559) 213-7258)
    defeated Mario Gonzalez, (Fresno, California, USA, 0-1, 153, 5'6", 5-5-83, Isaac De Jesus, (209) 248-1791) by unanimous decision. 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.
    Referee: CSAC Ray Balewicz
    Judges: CSAC

  8. IKF Amateur Women's Modified Muay Thai Featherweight
    Arielle Sewell, (Visalia, California, USA 1-0, 125, 5'5", 10-20-85, D. Womak, (559) 816-1413)
    defeated Julia Swearingen, (San Francisco, California, USA 0-1, 127, 5'7", 5-24-84, Edge Brown, (843) 330-8330) by unanimous decision. 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.
    Referee: CSAC Ray Balewicz
    Judges: CSAC

  9. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai, Welterweight
    Marcel Cyprian, (Bakersfield, California, USA, 4-1, 147, 5'8", 7-30-90, Eric Nolan, (661) 833-6626)
    defeated Jimmy Ang, (Fresno, California, USA, 2-1, 144, 5'6", 12-14-91, Malaipet Sasiprapa, (559) 288-1160) by unanimous decision, 30-27,30-27,30-27.
    Referee: CSAC Vichai Supkitpol - "Rex"
    Judges: CSAC

  10. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai, Lightweight
    Marc Talledo, (Milpitas, California, USA, 3-3, 131.5, 5'6", 1-4-87, Rudi Ott, (510) 913-6849)
    defeated Benjamin Castaneda, (Hanford, California, USA, 0-1, 130.5, 5'7", 9-24-85, D Womack, (559)816-1413) by unanimous decision. 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.
    Referee: CSAC Ray Balewicz
    Judges: CSAC

  11. IKF Amateur Modified Muay thai, Light-Middleweight
    Harley Maldonado, (Fresno, California, USA, 5-1-1, 156, 6'1", 7-9-93, James Contieras, (559) 709-6193)
    defeated Morgon Diaz, (Atascadero, California, USA, 3-1, 154, 5'11", 10-1-93, Albert Malatamban, (805) 534-4157) by unanimous decision. 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.
    Referee: CSAC Ray Balewicz
    Judges: CSAC

  12. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai, Super-Welterweight
    Marquis Ross, (Fresno, California, USA, 5-2, 150, 5'9", 1-31-90, Malaipet Sasiprapa, (559) 288-1160)
    defeated Lino Enriquez, (Sacramento, California, USA, 2-1, 153, 5'10", 3-19-90, Yong S, (916) 284-3427) by unanimous decision. 29-27, 30-26, 30-26.
    Referee: CSAC Vichai Supkitpol - "Rex"
    Judges: CSAC

  13. IKF AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL RULES
    SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT CALIFORNIA TITLE

    Tyler Wombles, (Huntington Beach, California, USA, 4-1-1, 137, 5'9", 10-11-88, Rafael Cordeiro, (714) 726-0876)
    defeated David Catano, (Sanger, California, USA, 3-1-1, 134.5, 5'6", Jason Von Flue, (805) 431-7396) by unanimous decision. 50-45, 50-45, 50-45.
    Referee: CSAC Ray Balewicz
    Judges: CSAC







FRIDAY, April 12th, 2013, AT 4:40 PM/ PST


STEPPING UP!



THE NEW LOOK OF THE
IKF TITLE BELTS!

As most her know, the IKF Regional and State Title belts use to look like this one;




However,
STARTING IN MID MAY, 2013,
We would like to introduce you to what will be the



NEW IKF TITLE BELTS!

Check Them Out Below!



These New IKF Title Belts will now be the standard for all IKF Regional, State and National Titles!




The IKF Pro & Amateur
Continental Title Belts
Will Be These Below...





The IKF Amateur
World Title Belts
Will Be These Below...



The IKF
PRO World Title Belts
Will Be These Below...


AND




IKF PRO FULL MUAY THAI RULES
BANTAMWEIGHT
WORLD CHAMPION
Damien Trainor
Of England




IKF PRO INTERNATIONAL RULES
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
WORLD CHAMPION
Odge Manda
Of Paris, France






THURSDAY, April 11th, 2013, AT 4:00 PM/ PST



THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


PAK Fight Promotions Presents
"Stand Up And Fight!"
Fresno, California, USA



IKF AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL RULES
CALIFORNIA SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

(132 - 137)

David Catano
Sanger
California, USA
3-0-1
AMMA: 2-2, ABX: 1-0
5'6", 6-11-82
Jason Von Flue

Tyler Wombles
Hunnington Beach
California, USA
3-1-1
5'9"
10-11-88
Rafael Cordiero

This is a Title Bout REMATCH.
These Two Fought on PAK 6 This Past October 14th, 2012. The Bout Ended in a Majority Draw.
Judge Ralph McKnight scored it 38-38. Judge Mike Tate scored it 38-38. Judge Abe Belardo scored it 39-37 Catano.

___________________________________________________

IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
CALIFORNIA CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE

(186-195)

THIS TITLE BOUT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
TAPIA HAD A SEVERE KNEE INJURY THAT HAS TAKEN HIM OUT OF THIS SCHEDULED TITLE BOUT.
SANPEI WILL BE AWARDED THE INTERM TITLE WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT
HE AND *TAPIA FIGHT FOR THE TITLE ON THE NEXT PAC EVEN THIS COMING JUNE
(*) If Tapia is not available the IKF & PAC Promotions shall select another contender to face Sanpei for the title bout.
If Sanpei is unable to fight for this title on the next PAC event this coming June he will be required to surrender the title so that another contender can be selected.

Frank Tapia
Fresno
California, USA
3-1/0
195, 5'11", 6-19-77
James Contreras

Kai Sanpei
San Luis, Obispo
California, USA
3-1
205, 6', 8-16-89
Kru Albert Malatanban




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


OPP PRESENTS
"Bash & Bike Show II"
Sacramento, California, USA





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Billy O Sullivan & Waterford Kickboxing Association Present
"FRENCH CONNECTION"
IRELAND VS FRANCE
Waterford, Ireland






POSTED TODAY AT 10:00 AM/ PST


Results From Joe Wilson's
"IKF AMATEUR KICKBOXING - K-1"
April 6th, 2013 - Donegal, Ireland



Ciilin Boyce
Defends IKF All Ireland Featherweight Title
For The Second Time!

Darryl Orr Defends IKF 5 Nations Welterweight Title & Amy Wilson Reclaimed her IKF All Ireland Light Welterweight Title!

IKF Promoter Joe Wilson put on a cracking show in Ramelton Community Centre, Donegal on Saturday 6th of April. The event featured three major IKF Titles bouts. The first title fight was a rematch between former champ and home fighter Amy Wilson who took on the reigning Champion Regina Fanning for the IKF All Ireland Light Welterweight title. Wilson had won the belt back in September 2012 and made a first defence to Regina Fanning in Thurles less than two months later. Fanning won that night but Wilson evened the score in Donegal and took the title back off Fanning after a fast paced and very technical five rounds. The referee commented that it was possibly the cleanness fight he ever reffed as neither fighter had to be broken up once throughout the bout.

Ciilin Boyce was to step up to fight for the IKF 5 Nations Belt but his English opponent suffered a broken toe less than two weeks to the fight night and it was called off. As Boyce is a big draw in the area, all efforts were made to secure a replacement and Boyces camp agreed to defend his Irish Title to Shane Marum from Portlaoise. The fight went the full championship distance of five two minute rounds but failed to excite. Both men seemed to be trying too hard and it resulted in a scrappy affair but in the eyes of the judges, Boyce did enough to retain his title.

The main event featured local hero Darryl Orr making a mandatory first defence of his IKF 5 Nations Welterweight title to teak tough Englishman Dean Petty. As far as main events go, it was a cracking finale to a great nights entertainment. Petty certainly came to fight as he pushed Orr back throughout the bout. However Darryl seemed happy enough to counter attack and chip, away at the old block. When decision time came, it was Darryls hand that was raised and he had successfully defended his crown but Dean Petty can surely hold his head high as he gave it everything and made Darryl work hard for his victory.

Mr. Wilson wishes to thank all the fighters and coaches who made the journey, also to Dr. Maura Grummell and the Red Cross, the management and staff of Ramelton Community Centre, his sponsors, the IKF and anyone who helped make the show such a roaring success.

Here are the nights Results...


  1. IKF AM light Contact Lightweight
    Catherine Jennings from Galway Black Dragon Gym defeated Nicole Harrisson by judges decision.

  2. IKF AM FCR Heavyweight
    Bruce Mc Elhinney, Letterkenny, Ireland (2-0, 99.5kg, 6'2'', 10-19-96, Joe Wilson, 086 8774382)
    defeated Ryan Spillane, Cork, Ireland (1-1, 107kg, 6'4'', 05-06-97, Liam Og Griffin, 021 4309693) by TKO in round two with a head kick.
    IKF Ireland have issued a 30 day medical suspension for Ryan Spillane until April 6th, 2013.

  3. IKF AM FCR Super Welterweight
    Adam Keane, Galway, Ireland (4-4-1, 68.2kg, 5'9'', 07-20-91, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    and Stephen Doherty, Ramelton, Ireland (4-1-1, 68kg, 5'10'', 03-22-90, Joe Wilson, 086 8774382) fought to a draw.
    Referee: Mick Burke
    Judges: Patrick Ryan 29-29, Paul Pike 29-29, Liam Og Griffin 29-28.

  4. IKF AM FCR Super Welterweight
    Bryan Merrigan, Galway, Ireland (12-8-1, 70kg, 5'9'', 05-02-83, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Ciaran Boyle, Strabane, Ireland (7-5, 70kg, 5'8'', Self, 0044 7783666500) by unanimous decision.
    Referee: Mick Burke
    Judges: Patrick Ryan 27-30, Paul Pike 28-30, Liam Og Griffin 27-30.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    ALL IRELAND LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE

    Amy Wilson, Letterkenny, Ireland (Challenger) (17-14-2, 64.5kg, 5'6'', 12-03-80, Joe Wilson, 086 8774382)
    defeated Regina Fanning, Thurles, Ireland (Champion) 5-1, 64.5kg, 175cm, 01-23-81, Pat John Mc Coole, 087 9358123) by split decision to win the title.
    Referee: Pete Foley
    Judges: Patrick Ryan 50-49, Mick Burke 49-46, Liam Og Griffin 47-48.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    ALL IRELAND FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE

    Ciilin Boyce, Ramelton, Donegal (Champion), (8-5-2, 57.3kg, 5'10'', 06-10-92, Joe Wilson, 086 8774382)
    defeated Shane Marum, Knockmay, Ireland (Challenger), (6-7-1, 58kg, 5'7'', 12-18-86, Liamie Marum, 087 7116464) by split decision.
    Referee: Mick Burke
    Judges: Patrick Ryan 49-47, Paul Pike 48-49, Charlie Ward 50-46.

  7. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    5 NATIONS WELTERWEIGHT TITLE

    Darryl Orr, Ramelton, Ireland (Champion) (15-4, 66kg, 6', 01-19-88, Joe Wilson, 086 8774382)
    defeated Dean Petty, Sunderland, England (Challenger) (14-13, 67kg, 5'6'', 09-17-86, Scott Stoker, 07930841646) by split decision.
    Referee: Mick Burke
    Judges: Patrick Ryan 48-47, Pat John Mc Cool 47-49, Charlie Ward 49-46.






MONDAY, April 8th, 2013, AT 11:55 AM/ PST


Results From California Black Belt League's
"IKF Point Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament "
March 30th, 2013 - Turlock, California, USA






Armani Thongsy (Gray - James MA) defeated Zar Tep (Black Shirt - Dynamic MMA)




Nick Sanchez (Red Shirt - MMA Cardio Fitness Center) defeated Saul Cruz (Green Shirt - Concepcion)




Angela Cooper (Black Shorts - Modesto Power) defeated Claudia Almanzar (Purple Shorts - Morgan's MA)




Sal Ochoa Red/Blk Shorts (MMA Cardio Fitness Center) defeated Chris Berry (Gray Shorts - Morgan's MA)




Dennie Smart (White Shirt - Dynamic) defeated Matt Featherlin (Gray Shirt - Morgan's MA)




Iggy Zambrano (Pink Shirt - Morgan's MA) defeated Manuel Ruiz (White Shirt - Dynamic)




Zar Tep (Black Shirt - Dynamic) defeated Chad Allen(Gray Shirt - Oakdale MMA)




MORE IKF/PKB RESULTS...


Results From Pallen's Martial Arts's
"Golden Gate Championships"
April 6th, 2013 - Santa Clara, California, USA





  • 7-8 year olds
    1. Kapono Harvey (Dragons Den MMA, Union City, California, USA)
    2. Noah Bean (Guila Hawaiian Kajukenbo, Antioch, California, USA)
    3. Julien Liwanag (Dragons Den MMA, Union City, California, USA)


  • 10-11 year olds - Intermediate
    1. Julian Bridges (Guila Hawaiian Kajukenbo, Antioch, California, USA)
    2. Vinton Yu (Self, California, USA)


  • 9-11 year olds - Beginners
    1. EJ Cequena (Guila Hawaiian Kajukenbo, Antioch, California, USA)
    2. Kaeo Harvey (Dragons Den MMA, Union City, California, USA)


  • 12-13 year olds
    1. Darren Antes (Pro-Faction, Benicia, California, USA)
    2. Jonathan Torrado (Dragons Den MMA, Union City, California, USA)


  • 12-14 year olds Girls
    1. Sianna Bernal (Guila Hawaiian Kajukenbo, Antioch, California, USA)
    2. Darian Laudenslayer (Guila Hawaiian Kajukenbo, Antioch, California, USA)
    3. Ashley Lewis (Kaizen Martial Arts Academy, Jackson, California, USA)


  • 130-140lbs Women
    1. Claudia Almanzar (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)
    2. Harmony Hanks (Kaizen Martial Arts Academy,Jackson, California, USA)


  • 145-155lbs Men
    1. Gregg Taxerman (World Team USA, San Francisco, California, USA)
    2. Devin Day (Guila Hawaiian Kajukenbo, Antioch, California, USA)
    3. Barnabe Sanchez (Kugtar MMA, Salinas, California, USA)


  • 156-165lbs Men
    1. Julien Chu (World Team USA, San Francisco, California, USA)
    2. Jack Roberts (Stand Alone MMA, Chico, California, USA)


  • 135-144lbs Men
    1. Yinxing Wu (World Team USA, San Francisco, California, USA)
    2. Frankie Oceguera (Pallen's Martial Arts, San Leandro, California, USA)


  • 166-180lbs Men
    1. Emerson Tuazon (Fairtex Muay Thai, Mountain View, California, USA)
    2. Drew Marocco (Kugtar MMA, Salinas, California, USA)


  • 200+ lbs Men
    1. Robbie Sauyres (World Team USA, San Francisco, California, USA)
    2. Jason Bradley (NorCal JKD, Redwood City, California, USA)


Kapono Harvey, Terry Morgan, Noah Bean


Julian Bridges & Vinton Yu


Emerson Tuazon & Drew Marocco





FRIDAY, April 5th, 2013, AT 9:00 AM/ PST



THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Joe Wilson Presents
"IKF AMATEUR KICKBOXING - K-1"
Donegal, Ireland





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Pallen's Martial Arts Presents
"Golden Gate Championships"
Santa Clara, California, USA








THURSDAY, April 4th, 2013, AT 8:00 PM/ PST


Apidej Sit-Hirun Has Left Us...
RIP

September 1st, 1941 - April 4th, 2013

Sadly Apidej passed away after his biggest fight against cancer at 2:AM today.
"He was a legend and he was loved by all that know him"


Famous Muay Thai fighter and Trainer Apidej Sit-Hirun past away earlier today, Thursday, April 4, 2013 after his biggest fight against cancer.

Born Narong Yaenprateep in September 1941, in Samut Songkhram, Thailand, he was best known for his powerful kicks. In one fight, he broke both of Sompong Charoenmuang's arms, and forced the fighter to retire. He was considered the hardest kicker in Muay Thai history. Apidej simultaneously held no less than seven Muay Thai and boxing titles for a period during the 1960s.

Thereafter, he was acclaimed as a national hero and Muay Thai Fighter of the Century by HRH King Bhumibol Adulyadej. After his retirement, Apidej taught as an instructor at the Fairtex school outside Bangkok, Thailand alongside modern champions such as Yodsaenklai Fairtex and Kaew Fairtex.

Apidej had his first formal Muay Thai training with Suporn Wongsaroj and boxed under the name of Apidej Lookpornchai. After only a few bouts, the young boxer became widely known in his home regions, namely ThaChalorm, Mahachai, and Bang Nok Kwaek districts for his violent and powerful kicks. The aspiring Apidej later joined the Sit-Hirun Camp run by Kasem and A-ngoon lampinyo. Despite his flair, some still doubted his potential since he was often unexpectedly defeated. But after rigorous training and firm determination on his part, Apidej successfully polished his tactics and became one of the best known Muay Thai boxer to date.

Of all the Muay Thai boxers of a heavy division, Apidej was the boxer with the most kicks of the past 20 years. It can be said that there has never been a boxer to match his kick ever since.

The name Apidej Sit-Hirun captured the boxing fans' imagination when he impressively kicked his way to victory in the bout against Danchai Yontrakit who was down in the third round. Several other well-known boxers lined up to meet him, in order to be defeated, one after another. He outscored the famous Adul Srisothorn and his kicks almost ruined Sompong Charoenmuang's boxing career by breaking his arms.

As a matter of fact, Apidej defeated all the Muay Thai stars of that time. But his most persistent opponent was none other than Dejrit Itti-anuchit. They took turns winning and losing for as many as 11 times. The second most persistent could be Kongdej Lookbangplasoi who had four memorable matches with Apidej.

A highly exceptional boxer, Apidej was a good boxer in both Muay Thai and international boxing. At one time he held seven Welterweight titles of both Muay Thai and international boxing between 1961 to 1972 with an impressive record of 340 wins, 10 losses and 1 draw. This historic record has never been broken since.

On international level, Apidej's skills won him the championship of the Eastern Region, and, more yet, a world champion contender.

He won the Welterweight Championship of the Rajadamnern Stadium by outscoring Srisawat Sitsorpor. And he took over the Lumpini Stadium championship by defeating Dejrit Itti-anuchit by a technical knock-out. This victory simultaneously made him champion of the Professional Boxers Association of Thailand.

Feeling that he was getting too old to box, Apidej retired after he got married. Even then, he was coaxed back to the ring for a few more bouts with younger boxers. He was defeated, but everyone knew that it was only due to his age

Apidej's impressive kicks are firmly imprinted in the minds of his fans. For whenever one talks of the kick ace in Muay Thai, it is Apidej who will always be number one.

Apidej Sit-Hirun was the Master Trainer at Fairtex Muaythai Fitness in Bangplee, Samutprakarn. He was a trainer at Fairtex for over 30 years, since his retired age of mid 30's. He has trained and produced over 30 world and local champions with fighters from USA, Thailand, Japan, Australia and European countries.

  • His Titles Includes:
    • Lumpinee Muaythai Champion
    • Lumpinee International Style Boxing Champion
    • Rajadamnern Muaythai Champion
    • Rajadamnern/Lumpinee Muaythai Champion
    • Rajadamnern/Lumpinee International Boxing Champion
    • Thailand Muaythai Champion
    • Far East International Style Boxing Champion.





He was also known as "The Man of 7 Titles" - "The Legendary Best Muaythai Kicker of the Century" and "The Best Muaythai Fighter of the Century". Titles awarded by the Authority King of Thailand. Apidej was the first and only legendary Muaythai fighter in Thailand to be recognized and showcased by the Thai National Museum for a "Life Time Achievement" and for making an impact to Thailand's sporting history. An Honorary bronze statue of Apidej is proudly displayed at the Huamark Indoor Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand.

Apidej's funeral ceremony will be held at
Wat Bangple Yai Klang Samutprakarn on Tuesday April 9th.

Vintage Apideh Sit-Hirun Footage

Known as the Hardest Kicker EVER!

Michael Chase Corley Padwork with Apidej Sit Hirun
Apidej Boxrec Boxing Record








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POSTED AT 6:30 PM/ PST


Results From Liam Og Griffin's
"BLOOD & BANDAGES III"
March 30th, 2013 - Cork City, Ireland




The IKF sanctioned its first Kickboxing show in Cork, Ireland this past weekend. The event was promoted by IKF Cork Promoter Liam Og Griffin in the impressive K2C Centre in Blackrock. The show had a good mixture of Light Contact Kickboxing, Full Contact Kickboxing and K-1. All the fights were well matched and the sport of Kickboxing has been given a good foothold in the Rebel County.

Here are the nights Results:

  1. IKF LIGHT CONTACT KICKBOXING
    Hannah Chesser (Waterford, Ireland) defeated Megan Cummins (Cork, Ireland) by judges decision.

  2. IKF LIGHT CONTACT KICKBOXING
    Gillian O Connor (Limerick, Ireland) defeated Kayleigh Cronin (Cork, Ireland) by Referee stoppage.

  3. IKF LIGHT CONTACT KICKBOXING
    Sean Harrington (Cork, Ireland) and Luke Walsh (Waterford, Ireland) fought to a draw.

  4. IKF LIGHT CONTACT KICKBOXING
    Jordan Kelly
    (Waterford, Ireland) defeated CB Kirsten by judges decision.

  5. IKF LIGHT CONTACT KICKBOXING
    Dylan Walsh (Waterford, Ireland) defeated Stewart Murphy (Cork, Ireland) by judges decision.

  6. EXHIBITION BOUT
    Anthony Cahill (Cork, Ireland) and Jack Charrington (Cork, Ireland).

  7. IKF AMATEUR FCR SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT
    Barry Clinton, Cobh, Ireland (1-0, 61.3kg, 5'10'', 05-15-87, Nick Laney, 083 1587464)
    defeated Dane Hurn, Cork, Ireland (0-2, 62kg, 5'9'', 10-02-94, Liam Og Griffin, 021 4309693) by disqualification.

  8. IKF AMATEUR K-1 MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Jack O Leary, Cork, Ireland (2-0, 72kg, 5'11'', 03-20-95, Nick Laney, 083 1587464)
    defeated KJ Carrig, Carragline, Ireland (0-1, 75kg, 5'11'', 02-04-89, John Healy, 085 1664421) by split decision.
    Referee: Mick Burke
    Judges: Patrick Ryan 30-27, Pat John Mc Cool 29-28, Tony O Donnell 28-30.

  9. K-1 EXHIBITION BOUT
    Ryan Spillane (Cork, Ireland) and Don Spicer (Cork, Ireland)

  10. IKF AMATEUR K-1 LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
    Chris O Driscoll, Cork, Ireland (1-0, 64kg, 5'11'', 02-26-96, Liam Og Griffin, 086 1019937)
    defeated Luke Maher, Cork, Ireland (0-1, 66kg, 6'2'', 09-20-99, Kieran O Brien ) by TKO.
    IKF Ireland have issued a 30 day medical suspension to Luke Maher until 30 April, 2013.

  11. IKF AMATEUR FCR LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Martin Cronin, Cork, Ireland (2-1, 71kg, 6', 10-01-97, Liam Og Griffin, 021 430690)
    defeated Lukas Stasik, Limerick, Ireland (0-1, 72kg, 10-04-98, Tony O Donnell, 061 368608) by withdrawal.

  12. IKF AMATEUR FCR CRUISERWEIGHT
    Peter Clifford, Cork, Ireland (1-0, 86kg, 6'1'', 01-26-90, Nick Laney, 083 1587464)
    defeated Jamie Cronin, Cork, Ireland (0-2, 88kg, 5'11'', 02-28-89, Liam Og Griffin, 021 4309693) by unanimous decision.
    Referee: Mick Burke
    Judges: Patrick Ryan 29-28, Pat John Mc Cool 30-27, Tony O Donnell 30-27.

  13. IKF AMATEUR K-1 LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Jason Barry, Cork, Ireland (1-0, 72kg, 5'8'', 11-19-88, Nick Laney, 083 1587464)
    and John Healy, Cork, Ireland (0-1, 67kg, 5'5'', 11-18-85, Self, 085 1664421) fought to a draw.
    Referee: Mick Burke
    Judges: Patrick Ryan 29-29, Pat John Mc Cool 29-29, Tony O Donnell 29-29.

  14. KICKBOXING EXHIBITION BOUT
    Emmet Brickley (Cork, Ireland) and Joe Hayes (Cork, Ireland)

  15. IKF AMATEUR FCR MIDDLEWEIGHT
    John Fitzgerald, Waterford, Ireland (2-0, 76kg, 5'11'', 08-19-81, Pat Rockett, 087 9396661)
    defeated Eric Walsh, Cork, Ireland (0-1, 75kg, 5'10'', 12-18-90, Liam Og Griffin, 021 4309693) by TKO.
    IKF Ireland have issued a 30 day medical suspension to Eric Walsh until 30 April, 2013.

Liam Og Griffin wishes to thank everyone who was involved and who supported the show and he looks forward to the next one.




MORE FIGHT NEWS...


What Happened To
Dennis "The Terminator" Alexio?


He won the IKF Pro Full Contact Rules Heavyweight World title when he defeated Barrington Patterson of London, England by TKO at the end of the 5th round in Hawaii, USA on May 31st, 1997. He defended the title on May 1st of 1998 at a sold out Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California, USA. There he defeated Achille Roger of France by TKO at 1:10 of round 5.

Alexio's World Title was retired by the IKF on November 24th, 2003 because the IKF had been trying to contact him since June of 2003 to discuss what his future plans for the sport were, such as a title defense, or a retirement of his title. However they never received any return phone call.

Alexio has had a "BRILLIANT" career and will be remembered as THE BEST Heavyweight and Super Heavyweight "FULL CONTACT RULES" fighter in the world for years to come.

Recently Kevin Dodrill, the host and producer of the Kicking in Zubaz podcast sent us a recent interview (January 2013) with Alexio. Dodrill wrote:
"As you probably know Mr. Alexio has been out of the lime light for quite some time and was very difficult to track down. I figured I'd past this info on to you because I think the interview might be interesting to the readers of your news page. Here are the following links to the interview, feel free to use them:"

Thanks Kevin, and here they are...






WEDNESDAY, April 3rd, 2013, AT 8:25 AM/ PST


Jaana Hein
Begins The Women...
And The Canada Contenders!

Canadian Women's Muay Thai fighter Jaana Hein became the first Adult Woman to register for the 2013 IKF World Classic Tournament. She is also the first Canadian to register.

Hein is fresh off her win at the WKA National Tournament. Unlike the IKF Tournament, at the WKA tournament fighters were allowed to register into "Several" rule divisions. According to the tournament results, Hein fought in the Novice Thaiboxing division at under 121lb and in the Novice K-1 division, again at under 121lb. Jaana won both brackets.

For the IKF World Classic she is registered into the IKF OPEN Muay Thai Flyweight division at 112.1 lbs. - 117 lbs.

She is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and holds a fight record of 7 wins, 2 loses with 1 win by KO/TKO. She is trained by Kru Darwin Miranda.

Hein awaits the rest of you in the Adult Women's Divisions. the only question now is... Who's next?

See you in Orlando!





TUESDAY, April 2nd, 2013, AT 6:45 PM/ PST


IT'S COMING...



July 19th, 20th & 21st, 2013


IKF Presents



The 15th ANNUAL


The Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida, USA, 32819

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Muhammad Ali


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