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SATURDAY, March 30th, 2013, AT 12:10 PM/ PST


Dragon News...
Don "The Dragon" Wilson
Attends Press Conference in Turkey


As we reported on earlier this month on March 7th, 11 Time World Champion Kickboxer Don "The Dragon" Wilson will be fighting on an IKF sanctioned Kickboxing event in Istanbul, Turkey. Wilson's bout will be a 10 round non title bout under K-1 rules.

The event has been confirmed for the month of September 2013.

As of this time we have heard several different names for the event which include "Victory Night in Istanbul 2013" "Dragon Jubilee", "Victory Anniversary Night 2013 in Istanbul" but the name is no issue with us here as all we know is that this event is a Go!

Wilson attended a press conference last week that was held and sponsored by the Ramada Istanbul Asia Hotel.

"i am excited about this night of glory coming true for all involved." said Wilson.
"I want to make a great introduction to the global arena in Turkey & Istanbul.
I am proud that you have taken the first step with me for such a memorable night. I was very happy and surprised to be given a proposal for this event. If I win on this night, perhaps this may not be my last fight. Even at 58 years old, I still feel refreshed mentally and physically and I will be more than ready."
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FRIDAY, March 29th, 2013, AT 11:50 AM/ PST


Martial Arts
And The World Lose

David Ayers

From Brooks Mason
Last night at 10:30 PM David Ayers passed away. His wife Lynda was with him and said he went peacefully.

He was a great martial artist, holding the rank of 10th Dan. He left many Black Belts throughout America who will, I know, carry on his love for the arts and his way of life. He was a Vietnam veteran, a Marine, who was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Celebrate his life.

Work out harder than you ever have. Be proud to be an American. Be a stand up guy no matter what the cost. He would like that. It was how he lived his life and I will miss him a great deal.

Semper Fi Dave.


1968
David Ayers and sisters going to the Bronks Zoo.

David of Merritt Island, Florida was a Vietnam veteran, a Marine, and was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

As a Martial Artist he held the rank of 10th degree in Ohdokwon Martial Arts. He also trained in the organization American Federation of JuJitsu of USA
Some of his notable students included Sensei Brooks Mason and Don"The Dragon" Wilson.

His other hobby was drag racing where he not only participated in but won many competitions that included Battle Of The Brands A.A.P, Fun Ford Champ, Spring Break NAL Champ, Last AAP Race Ever Showdown, Champ, 2011 S.H.R.A. Bad St Mustang World Champ. IHRA King Of The Street Class Summit Seares, Centerl Florida Race Complex.

Other Black Belts under David include, Mike Morgan, Greg Berginc, Tom Moore, Mike Hess and many more.

He was also a fight sports judge for the IKF, ISCF, ISKA & AFJOUSA


David was also an IKF & ISCF MMA Official and was close friends with
IKF World Ambassador Brooks Mason and 11 time World Kickboxing Champion Don"The Dragon" Wilson.




Rest in Peace David,
You are one of God's Heroes now...




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THURSDAY, March 28th, 2013, AT 8:20 PM/ PST



THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Liam Og Griffin Presents
"BLOOD & BANDAGES III"
Cork City, Ireland



FULL CONTACT KICKBOXING
AND
K-1 STYLE BOUTS




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


California Black Belt League Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament "
Turlock, California, USA









TUESDAY, March 26th, 2013, AT 9:55 PM/ PST



Results From Adrenalin Fight Night's
"BACK IN THE CAGE"
March 23rd, 2013 - Oceana Swansea, Wales



FIGHT CARD POSTED IN REVERSE ORDER


  1. ISCF Pro MMA Welsh Lightweight Title
    Ryan Phelps (Gwent, Wales, 6-3-1, 65.5kg, 5'10", 09-24-89, Richard Shore, 00447833444560)
    VS Marley Swindells (Swansea, Wales, 7-2-1, 66.5kg, 5'10", 08-12-84, Chris Rees, 00447546410199)
    WINNER: Marley Swindells by triangle choke submission 2:46 round 2.

  2. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Josh Ramage (Weston, England, 7-7, 66.4kg, 6'1", 09-22-88, Sam Clark/David Round, 0044773342411)
    VS Dino Gumbatesa (Swansea, Wales, 11-8, 65.9kg , 5'8", 01-24-85, Chris Rees, 00447546410199)
    WINNER: Dino Gambatesa by rear naked choke submission 2:18 round 1.

  3. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Laurence Bransdon (Lampeter Wales, 1-1, 92.0kg, 5'10", 12-07-91, Chris Randall, 00447958154449)
    VS Gareth Hurst (Bridgend, Wales, 1-0, 93.0kg, 6'4", 07-05-84, Kerry Jones, 00447552390461)
    WINNER: Gareth Hurst by rear naked choke 2:34 round 1.

  4. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Juris Poskus (Bridgwater, England, 5-3, 68.4kg, 5'11", 10-07-86, Arthur Meek, 00447765042414)
    VS Sion Rees (Swansea Wales, 2-2, 69.1kg, 5'8", 04-23-90, Bungie, 00447941632574)
    WINNER: Juris Poskus by majority decision 30-28, 29-28. 28-28.

  5. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    James Kedra (Cardiff, Wales, 1-2, 65.8kg, 5'11", 09-07-85, Sam John, 007540115845)
    VS Marley Bennett (Swansea, Wales, 5-3-1, 66.1kg, 5'9", 02-26-80, Chris Rees, 00447546410199)
    WINNER: Marley Bennett by triangle choke submission 1:03 round 1.

  6. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Barrie Monty (Swansea, Wales, 1-1-1, 63.0kg, 5'9", 06-24-88, Self, 0044782391964)
    VS Tyler Thomas (Cardiff Wales, 5-2-2, 66.0kg, 5'11", 12-24-92, Ben Kerr, 00447843053667)
    WINNER: Tyler Thomas by guillotine choke submission 1:17 round 1.

  7. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI/K-1 KICKBOXING
    Callum Gilbert (Bristol, England, 2-1, 66.5kg, 5' 10", 02-24-96, Ryan Edmundson, 07969 240122)
    VS Tom Murphy (Swansea, Wales, 0-3, 5'9", 64.3kg, 03-08-89, Simon Gibbons, 00447972836950)
    WINNER: Callum Gilbert by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 29-28.
  8. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Rhys Lewis (Lampeter, Wales, 1-1, 76.6kg, 5'10", 04-24-92, Chris Randal,l 00447958154449)
    VS Dan Owen (Narberth, Wales, 1-1, 77.3kg, 6'1", 11-20-91, Chris Rees, 00447546410199)
    WINNER: Dan Owen by armbar submission 0:39 round 2.

  9. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Daniel Jones (Swansea, Wales, 1-1-1, 65.5kg, 5'9", 12-30-88, Self, 00447582395882)
    VS Ryan Morgan (Bridgend, Wales, 2-0, 63.4kg, 5'6", 03-10-86, Mike Edwards, 00447964784289)
    WINNER: Ryan Morgan by rear naked choke submission 0:11 round 1

  10. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI/K-1 KICKBOXING
    Ryan Jones (Swansea, Wales, 0-1, 76.5kg, 5'10", 06-29-89, Kris Perkins, 00447879880067)
    VS Michael Saint (Swansea, Wales, 1-0, 75.3kg, 5'11", 02-22-78, James Wallis, 00447964784289)
    WINNER: Michael Saint by KO 0:45 round 2
    Ryan Jones receives 45 day medical suspension until 8th May 2013.

  11. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Faisal Ghazghazi (Bridgwater, England, 3-1, 78.9kg, 5'10", 04-30-82, Arthur Meek, 00447765042414)
    VS Mark Millet (Llanelli, Wales, 2-2, 77.9kg, 6'2", 08-09-91, Chris Rees, 00447546410199)
    WINNER: Faisal Ghazghazi by ground & pound 2:39 round 1.
    Mark Millet receives a 30 day medical suspension until 23rd April 2013.

  12. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Harley Norman (Bristol, England, 0-1, 55.2kg, 5'8", 09-29-96, Ryan Edmundson, 07969 240122)
    VS Josh Hynes (Swansea, Wales, 2-2, 54.2kg, 5'4", 07-20-93, James Wallis, 00447964784289)
    WINNER: Josh Hynes by RSC 0:22 round 1.
    Harley Norman receives a 30 day medical suspension until 23rd April 2013.

  13. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Craig Monty (Swansea, Wales, 1-2, 69.3kg, 5'9", 06-16-91, Self, 0044782391964)
    VS Josh Ellis (Swansea, Wales, 2-0, 70.0kg, 5'9", 20-01-92, James Wallis / Mike Edwards, 00447964784289)
    WINNER: Josh Ellis by ground & pound 0:54 round 1.
    Craig Monty receives a 30 day medical suspension until 23rd April 2013.

  14. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S FCR KICKBOXING
    Marina Nash (Bridgwater, England, 1-0, 78.5kg, 5'6", 12-23-87, Arthur Meek, 00447765042414)
    VS Alice Cocking (Port Talbot, Wales, 0-1, 81.5kg, 5'7", 12-19-91, Andy Morgan, 00447717766172)
    WINNER: Marina Nash by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-28.


NB: James Hayes VS John Pearce - This bout was cancelled due to a medical abnormality.





MORE IKF NEWS...







TKO ENGLAND CHAMPS
L-R: Harry Hennon, Bradley Fothergill, Tyler Oxford, Kelly Copeland (Kelly was also the 2011 IKF World Classic FCR Featherweight Champion) Patric Halforty and Chayden Carpenter.





POSTED TODAY AT 9:55 AM



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By IKF World Champion Edwin "El Tigre" Aguilar



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Hosted By
IKF
Pro Muay Thai World Champion
Edwin "El Tigre" Aguilar


Friday, March 29th at 6:30 PM.
Alliance Training Center
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Aguilar (Tijuana, Baja, Mexico 120-3/88, 190, 5'10", Tiger Team)
won his IKF Pro Muay Thai World title on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
in Montego Bay, Jamaica when he defeated Manson Gibson by TKO at end of round 3.





MONDAY, March 25th, 2013, AT 4:45 PM/ PST


Results From Pete Foley's
"IKF PRO & AMATEUR KICKBOXING / K-1"
March 23rd, 2013 - Galway, Ireland




  1. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Bradley Wray, Kent, England (1-0, 55kg, 5'4'', 04-30-97, Colin Payne, 07912577773)
    defeated Fawad Noonan, Galway, Ireland (0-1, 52.5kg, 5'5'', 02-01-98, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by judges decision.
    Judges Pat Ryan: 25-30, Mick Bland: 25-30, Tony O Donnell: 25-30.
    Referee Mick Burke.

  2. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Harry Hennon, Kent, England (6-0-1, 47kg, 5'2'', 11-25-96, Colin Payne, 07912 577773)
    defeated Kalum O' Sullivan, Waterford, Ireland (4-3, 47kg, 5'6'', 05-19-98, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902) by judges decision.
    Judges Pat Ryan: 29-30, Mick Bland: 27-30, Tony O Donnell: 29-29.
    Referee Mick Burke.

  3. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Alex Teminkov, Ratoath, Ireland (5-0-1, 76.5kg, 182cm, Michael Burke, 085 7299933)
    and Matt Pragnell, Maidstone, England (2-0-1, 78.6kg, 6'1'', 08-19-79, Colin Payne, 07912 577773) fought to a draw.
    Judges Pat Ryan: 29-29, Clodagh Foley: 27-30, Tony O Donnell: 29-29.
    Referee Joe Wilson.

  4. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Patrick Halforty, Kent, England (8-1, 87.9kg, 6'2'', 03-30-79, Colin Payne, 07912 577773)
    defeated Robert Miscow, Kilkenny, Ireland (3-3, 89kg, 184cm, 03-25-75, Mick Bland, 087 6118301) by withdrawal in round three.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Edward Smith, Rochester, England (5-9, 63kg, 5'8'', 07-16-83, Paul Howard, 07921 799852)
    defeated Nicholas Hogan, Galway, Ireland (2-3, 62kg, 5'10'', 02-04-94, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by judges decision.
    Judges Pat Ryan: 27-29, Mick Bland: 26-30, Tony O Donnell: 25-30.
    Referee Mick Burke.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Lindsey Doyle, Wicklow, Ireland (36-16-2, 59kg, 5'6'', 03-06-85, Glen Heenan, 086 3993095)
    defeated Kelly Copeland, Kent, England (9-1, 60kg, 5'8'', 10-16-87, Colin Payne, 07912 577773) by judges decision.
    Judges Pat Ryan: 30-27, Mick Bland: 29-29, Tony O Donnell: 30-27.
    Referee Mick Burke.
  7. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Arthur Pohkilo, Kiliney, Ireland (1-0, 70kg, 180cm, 07-09-95, Glen Heenan, 086 3993095)
    defeated Jack Poole, Kent, England (1-1, 72kg, 5'9'', 02-02-96, Colin Payne, 07912 577773) by judges decision.
    Judges Pat Ryan: 30-26, Mick Bland: 30-26, Tony O Donnell: 30-27.
    Referee Mick Burke.

  8. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Kay Sumner, Kent, England (4-4, 57.7kg, 5'3'', 11-15-83, Colin Payne, 07912 577773)
    defeated Yvonne Mc Nevin, Galway, Ireland (7-2-1, 57.9kg, 157cm, 08-04-73, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by judges decision.
    Judges Pat Ryan: 28-29, Mick Bland: 27-30, Tony O Donnell: 27-30.
    Referee Mick Burke.

  9. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Liam Wells,
    Essex, England (6-1, 66kg, 5'11'', 01-18-95, Paul Green, 07852 131888)
    defeated Paul Huish, Galway, Ireland (14-10-5, 66.3kg, 5'7'', 03-10-90, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by judges decision.
    Judges Pat Ryan: 28-30, Joe Wilson: 27-30, Tony O Donnell: 27-30.
    Referee Mick Burke.

  10. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Gerry King, Galway, Ireland (3-1-1, 71kg, 5'9'', 02-02-75, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated John Walsh by TKO in round 3.
    IKF Ireland has issued John Walsh a 30 day medical suspension until April 22, 2013.

  11. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Catherine Cullinan, Galway, Ireland (8-4-2, 62kg, 5'4'', 11-27-82, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Ciara Leavy, Tullamore, Ireland (3-2, 63kg, 5'4'', 10-26-90, John Quigley, 086 6660474) by judges decision.
    Judges Pat Ryan: 30-27, Joe Wilson: 30-28, Tony O Donnell: 29-29.
    Referee Mick Burke

  12. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    ALL IRELAND SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE DEFENCE

    Charlie Ward (Champion, Galway, Ireland (18-6-1, 69.2kg, 5'8'', 07-17-94, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Alex Kravtsov (Challenger, Lucan, Ireland, 18-11, 68.7kg, 175cm, 05-27-90) by judges decision.
    Judges Pat Ryan: 50-46, Joe Wilson: 50-46, Tony O Donnell: 48-48.
    Referee Mick Burke




MORE IKF RESULTS...

Results From Johnny Davis' AK Promotions'
"IKF CHAMPIONSHIP KICKBOXING"
March 23rd, 2013 - Miami, Florida, USA




  1. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 127
    Emilio Pineda, (Miami, Florida, USA, 2-1, 126, 5'8", 12-20-87, Dave Gomez, (305) 992-1566)
    VS Dan Michel, (Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 2-2, 129, 5'3", 5-6-91, ATT West Copans, (954) 328-8927)
    Winner: Emilio Pineda by Unanimous Decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  2. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 137
    Sandra Rincon (Miami, Florida, USA, 1-0, 134, 5'5", 2-26-78, Dave Gomez, (305) 992-1566)
    VS Azucena Rodriguez (Miami, Florida, USA, 1-2, 139, 5'5", 1-14-90, Phillip Ferrer, (305) 370-5502)
    Winner: Azucena Rodriquez by Split Decision, 30-28, 30-27, 28-29.

  3. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 153
    Paul Royes, (North Palm, Florida, USA, 0-0-1D, 148, 5'8", 9-6-85, Legacy MMA, (561) 317-6790)
    VS Geraldo Almonte (Hallandale, Florida, USA, 0-0-1D, 152, 5'9", 4-17-93, Omni Combat, (954) 802-3382)
    Winner: Draw: 29-28, 28-29, 30-30.

  4. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 165
    Chase Gale (Davie, Florida, USA, 2-0, 165, 5'9", 9-5-83, Dynasty Muay Thai, (954) 540-2510)
    VS Elson Sanchez (Miami, Florida, USA, 0-1, 165, 5'11", 3-21-89, ATT Doral, (305) 436-0210)
    Winner: Chase Gale by Split Decision, 30-27, 29-28, 28-29.

  5. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 127
    Susan Succar (Miami, Florida, USA, 1-1, 128, 5'5", 1-1-95, Dave Gomez, (305) 992-1566)
    VS Chaneyda Galvez (Hollywood, Florida, USA, 2-0, 128, 5'5", 7-9-89, Phillip Ferrer, (305) 370-5502)
    Winner Chaneyda Galvez by Corner Stoppage at 1:06 of round 2.

  6. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - CATCHWEIGHT - 162
    Angel Gerena (Hollywood, Florida, USA, 4-2, 165, 6', 12-14-89, Eddy Cruz, (954) 873-5617)
    VS Hasheem Hassane, (Paris, France, 3-1, 165, 5'11", 8-17-84, Philippa, (305) 370-5502)
    Winner: Hasheem Hassane by Unanimous Decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  7. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 142
    Brandon Baguero (Miami, Florida, USA, 2-0, 141, 5'7", 1-28-97, Eric Castano, (786) 487-6174)
    VS Jacob Torres (Lauderhill, Florida, USA, 0-1, 139, 5'11", 7-3-97, Roger Krahl, (954) 742-5753)
    Winner: Brandon Baquero by Unanimous Decision, 30-37, 30-27, 29-28.

  8. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 159
    Wilfredo Rogriguez (Miami, Florida, USA, 1-1, AMMA: 0-2, 157, 5'8", 10-30-72, Eddy Cruz, (954) 873-5617)
    VS Diego Sequera (Miami, Florida, USA, 2-0, 153, 5'10", 10-24-94, Jungle Miami, (785) 738-3841)
    Winner: Diego Sequera by KO at 1:39 of round 2.
    IKF has issued a MANDATORY MRI For Wilfredo Rodriquez.
    He has been medically suspended from any and all contact training as well as competition until he shows proof to IKF that he has been cleared to fight after MRI.


  9. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT FLORIDA STATE TITLE - 159

    Jose Covarrubias (Hialeah, Florida, USA, 7-2, 158, 5'10", 6-26-83, Lycan MMA, (786) 444-8273)
    VS Julien Blondin, (Hallandale, Florida, USA, 3-1, 158, 5'9", 8-10-90, Phillip Ferrer, (305) 370-5502)
    Winner: Jose Covarrubias by Split Decision, 48-47, 49-46, 48-49




BELOW POSTED AT 2:50 AM



Results From Golden Cobra Center of Fitness'
"Down and Dirty III"
March 23rd, 2013 - Camp Verde, Arizona, USA




Vaughn Brothers Win IKF Regional Titles
In front on a standing room only crowd at Cottonwood, Az these fighters brought the house down!


  1. IKF JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL RULES
    *FLYWEIGHT SOUTH MOUNTAIN REGIONAL TITLE **DEFENSE
  2. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL RULES
    SUPER WELTERWEIGHT SOUTH MOUNTAIN REGIONAL TITLE


ALL OTHER BOUTS ON THIS EVENT WERE AMATEUR BOXING




MORE IKF RESULTS...


Results From Team Quest Encinitas'
"IKF Point Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament "
March 16th, 2013 - Encinitas, California, USA








BELOW POSTED AT 11:50 AM


STATE OF FLORIDA
ANNOUNCES NEW AMATEUR KICKBOXING RULES


Some Good, Some Questioned...


Read & Review By Clicking
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FOR IKF FLORIDA RULES PAGE CLICK
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SUNDAY, March 24th, 2013, AT 3:10 PM/ PST


Glory 5 London
IKF Champions Wakeling & Hunt Victorious!
London, England
Gloryworldseries.com

The torch was passed in kickboxing's heavyweight division today as Tyrone 'King of the Ring' Spong stopped Remy Bonjasky in the second round of the GLORY 5 LONDON main event.

An overhand right sent Bonjasky to the canvas and brought a sold-out ExCel Arena to its feet at the midway point of the second round. It was clear as soon as he was knocked down that Bonjasky would not be able to beat the count and Spong threw his arms up in triumph.

"Remy Bonjasky is a legend in the sport. It was a hard fight and I know now why he was such a dominant champion. Now I am looking forward to my next challenge, I want to build my legacy in this sport and I am ready to take on anyone in the heavyweight division," Spong said in his dressing room afterwards.

"In two weeks there's a fight between Gokhan Saki and Daniel Ghita at GLORY 6 in Istanbul. I want to fight both of those guys and I'm also ready to go straight in to a heavyweight title shot against Semmy Schilt. Whatever GLORY wants, I'm ready."

Bonjasky was warmly applauded when he eventually regained his feet and addressed the crowd, telling fans he had "given everything" in his comeback. "It's hard when your 37 years old and trying to make a comeback. But all credit to Tyronem" he said.

"I don't know [what's next] yet. It's hard to make a good comeback. My comeback has been rocky. I've done my best, I've done everything, but my body says it's hard."

It was a night of mixed fortunes for British fans, who saw Jordan Watson dominate Steve Moxon for most of their lightweight meeting but then saw Watson's team mate, Liam Harrison of the Bad Company Gym, stopped in the first round by a Mosab Amrani body shot in what was the biggest upset of the evening.

But knockout of the night probably belonged to Bonjasky protégé Danyo Ilunga. He stopped French prospect Stephane Sussperregui in the first round by way of a jumping knee against the ropes. The knee not only dropped Sussperregui but broke his nose in the process and made a spectacular finish for Ilunga's highlight reel.

Developmental talents Eddie Walker and Dustin Jacoby, both of whom entered GLORY via the ROAD TO GLORY USA feeder series, took on huge challenges in the form of former IKF European Champion Stephen Wakeling and Michael Duut respectively. Walker was outclassed by Wakleing before succumbing to leg kicks in the second round while Jacoby, riding a three-fight streak of KO wins into the fight, was knocked down three times in the first to lose by knockout under the 'three downs in one round' rule.










FRIDAY, March 22nd, 2013, AT 9:50 AM/ PST


THIS WEEKENDS IKF & ISCF ACTION...


Adrenalin Fight Night Presents
"BACK IN THE CAGE"
Oceana Swansea, Wales



ISCF PRO MMA
WELSH FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE

Marley Swindells VS Ryan Phelps

Already strong contender for fight of the night in our opinion. Marley (7-3) is on the back of winning a three round war against Julian Shuttleworth in Coventry September 2012 he is ready for a big fight in front of a home crowd in Swansea. Ryan Phelps (6-2-1) is on the back of two three round battles with Ricky Fortuna for the Painpit title, the first of which ending in a draw so they had rematch which Phelps was victorious.

PLUS FULL SUPPORTING FIGHT CARD






MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Pete Foley Presents
"IKF PRO & AMATEUR KICKBOXING / K-1"
Galway, Ireland




IRELAND VS ENGLAND

IKF International Fight Night "Ireland V England" 10 man team event in the Menlo Park Hotel.
Also, Gary Manogue to finally fight Tralees Hugh Harris over a scheduled 4 rounds and Bryan Merrigan will once again mix it up with Tomas Trajkovski in a K-1 rules dust up.

IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
All Ireland Super Welterweight Title *Defense

*Charlie Ward VS Alex Kravtsov




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Johnny Davis' AK Promotions Presents
"IKF CHAMPIONSHIP KICKBOXING"
Miami, Florida, USA







MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Golden Cobra Center of Fitness Inc. Present
"Down and Dirty III"
Camp Verde, Arizona, USA




IKF JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL RULES
ANTOMWEIGHT SOUTH MOUNTAIN REGIONAL TITLE


Saxon Vaughan
Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
Golden Cobra Center




VS


Jacob Hawks
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Rosales Kickboxing


IKF JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL RULES
SUPER WELTERWEIGHT SOUTH MOUNTAIN REGIONAL TITLE


Dakota Vaughan
Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
Golden Cobra Center




VS


Sam Tafoya
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Rosales Kickboxing





MORE KICKBOXING THIS WEEKEND...



March 22nd, 2013

Louis Neglia & Ray Longo Present
COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE 30
The Road to Glory
New York City
New York, USA




MORE KICKBOXING THIS WEEKEND...



March 23rd, 2013

Glory Sports International Present
Glory 5 London

London, England










Tickets for GLORY 5 London can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.co.uk and by phone at the exclusive ticket hotline: 0844 847 2543.

All GLORY 5 London bouts are comprised of three, three-minute rounds.
The complete fight card is as follows:






WEDNESDAY, March 20th, 2013, AT 6:00 PM/ PST


Results From Cleveland Kickboxing's
"IKF KICKBOXING"
March 16th, 2012 - Billingham, England




IKF
Junior Amateur FCR
5 Nations Bantamweight Title
(Vacant)
Steven Raybould

(Billingham, England, 11-1, 55.05kg, 5'8", 09-15-96, Ron Gray, 00447939130942)
James Ward
(Galway, Eire, 12-1, 54.7kg, 5'7", 12-20-95, Peter Foley, 087 8119227

Originally scheduled as a British Title defence for Steve Raybould, this bout was upgraded at the 11th hour following the withdrawal of original opponent Anthony Edwards. The replacement, Irish champion James Ward (arriving at 12-0) was deemed credible enough to pitch this battle at 5 Nations level.

This turned into an absolute war showing pure Kickboxing skills. Both fighters put their combinations together well but it was Raybould who looked stronger throughout, winning all the rounds on the judges scorecards. This did not tell the whole story as some of the rounds were very close and it was not a one sided contest at all. The contest was secured in the 4th when Raybould dropped Ward with a stylish combination. The Irishman was up quickly but looked to have lost the fire in his belly. It is worth mentioning that this was a short notice contest for Ward and when these two meet again, as they surely will, it could be a much closer fight. But today, it's congratulations to Steve Raybould!

WINNER: Steve Raybould by unanimous decision 50-44, 50-44, 50-44



IKF
Junior Amateur FCR
Northern Area Lightweight Title
(Vacant)
Jordon Trainer

(Billingham, England, 4-3, 59.9kg, 5'7", 05-23-97, Ron Gray, 00447939130942)
Ryan Kirk
(Durham, England, 5-3, 60.0kg, 5'9", 02-10-96, Wes Fagan, 0191 4169180 )

This one was an absolute cracker with two equally matched fighters on their way up. Jordan Trainer started well and looked to have the measure of Kirk, taking the first round on all cards. However the middle rounds were all about Ryan Kirk who stepped up a gear and beat Trainer to the punch and kick for most of the time. As we entered the 4th the pace had taken it's toll on both men but they dug deep with Trainer taking the round. This set it up for a result that hinged on the final round. Both fighters knew this and came out harder and faster to tray and secure the belt. But it was Ryan Kirk who just powered ahead at the close to clinch a well earned victory!

WINNER: Ryan Kirk by unanimous decision 48-47, 48-47, 48-47.


Below are the results of the undercard bouts for the night...


  1. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Lee Dewart (Sunderland England, 0-1, 83.5kg, 5'9", 09-03-74, Kevin Blewitt, 00447939011255)
    VS Rob Watson (Billingham England, 1-0, 83.5kg, 6'4", 01-21-88, Ron Gray, 00447939130942)
    WINNER: Rob Watson by TKO 1:29 round 3.
    Lee Dewart receives medical suspension until 16th April 2013.

  2. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Luke Cara ( Middlesborough, England, 1-2-1, 54.9kg, 5.6", 07-17-95, Gary Jowers, 00447779221676)
    VS William McManus (Billingham, England, 4-4, 54.5kg, 5'4", NEED DOB, Ron Gray, 00447939130942)
    WINNER: Luke Cara by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

  3. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Amy Cookson (Billingham, England 2-1, 63.0kg, 5'4", 12-11-96, Ron Gray, 00447939130942)
    VS Shannon Tighe (Sunderland, England, 0-4, 61.8kg, 5'5", 07-12-97, Paul Grieves, 004479893833100)
    WINNER: Amy Cookson by majority decision 28-28, 30-26, 30-27

  4. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Josh Elgie (Stockton, England, 3-6, 62.4kg, 5'9", 04-08-95, Alan Chapman, 00447500118974)
    VS Liam Croft (Gateshead, England, 4-2, 62.8kg, 5'9", 11-13-95, Billy Saul, 00447742247)
    WINNER: Liam Croft by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 29-28

  5. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Nathan McCathy (South Shields, England, 9-3, 83.0kg, 6'1", 05-10-93, Steve East, 004479462389949)
    VS Kevin Conlin (Billingham, England, 3-2, 83.5kg, 6'1", 07-19-89, Ron Gray, 00447939130942)
    WINNER: Nathan McCarthy by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-28.





MONDAY, March 18th, 2013, AT 4:00 PM/ PST



Results From Deadgame Fight School's
"Rumble In The Ancient City"
March 16th, 2012 - St. Augustine, Florida, USA




  1. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Carlin Traim ( "STITCH"), (Jacksonville Florida, USA, 1-2, 162, 5'6", 3-11-83, Michael Rounsville 904-718-3301)
    VS Bert Smallwood (Palatka Florida, USA, 0-3, 158, 5'8", 3-25-89, Paks Karate, (386) 937-3959)
    Winner: Carlin Tran by TKO at 1:58 of round 3.
    Bert Smallwood received at 30 day suspension due to TKO until 4-15-13.

  2. ISCF Amateur MMA
    **Derrick Canover (Gainesville Florida, USA, 2-0, 156, 5'9", 8-13-89, Jimmy Alexander 352-642-5063)
    VS **Richard Ott, (Jacksonville Florida, USA, 0-1, 155, 5'7", 9-16-92 Flashpoint Training Concepts 904-718-3301)
    Winner: Derrick Conover TKO at 15 seconds of round 2.
    Richard Ott received at 30 day suspension due to TKO until 4-15-13

  3. ISCF Amateur MMA
    **Ramon Mallory (Jacksonville Florida, USA, 2-0, 186, 5'11", 5-1-88, Jamie Harrison, (904) 881-5066)
    VS Andrew Marsh, (Ruskin Florida, USA, 2-1, 183, 6'1", 6-2-88, Jamark Botts, (813) 323-5818)
    Winner: Ramon Mallory by Unanimous Decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  4. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Colin Schoelen (Fernandina Florida, USA, 1-1, 204, 6'4", 6-13-77, John Williams, (904) 583-4412)
    VS **William Swancey, (Stockaridge, Georgia, USA, 0-1, 207, 5'11", 10-31-77, Bryan Stone, (404) 606-6554)
    Winner: Unanimous Decision Judges scores, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  5. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Robert Gillon, (Albany Georgia, USA, 7-7, 144, 5'8", 12-17-88, Self, (386) 538-0229)
    VS **Ivan Robles, (Daytona, Florida, USA, 1-1, 142, 5'5", 2-6-89, Fight Sports, (386) 366-4030)
    Winner Robert Gillon by Unanimous Decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  6. ISCF Amateur MMA
    **Joseph Hatley, (Gainesville, Florida, USA, 2-0, 153, 5'10", 3-11-92, Jimmy Alexander, (352) 642-5063)
    VS **Jaylen Jones, (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 0-1, 153, 5'8", 7-29-92, Jamie Harrison, (904) 881-5066)
    Winner: Joseph Hatley Split Decision 29-28. 29-28, 28-29.

  7. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Jamal Thorne, (Ocala, Florida, USA, 2-1, 136, 5'7", 7-4-88, Self, (352) 454-2156)
    VS Devin Russell (Palatka, Florida, USA, 1-6, 136, 5'6", 9-6-92, Pak's Karate, (386) 937-3959)
    Winner: Jamal Thorne at 2:15 of round 1- Choke.

  8. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Ben Doomes, (Jesup, Georgia, USA, 2-0, KB: 1-0, 185, 6', 4-10-85, Joe Szasz, (912) 230-9267)
    VS **Robert Mauricio, (Deltona, Florida, USA, 1-1, 183, 6'3", 12-29-88, Fight Sports, (386) 366-4030)
    Winner: Ben Doomes, TKO at 2:54 of round 1.
    Robert Mauricio received at 30 day suspension due to TKO until 4-15-13.

  9. ISCF Amateur MMA
    **Jeremy Jones, (Archer Florida, USA, 1-0, 135, 5'6", 12-31-88, Jimmy Alexander, (352) 342-5063)
    VS Frank Apel (Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA, 2-1, 137, 5'5", 9-16-90, Jamie Harrison, (904) 881-5066)
    Winner: Jeremy Jones by Arm bar at 2:16 of round 2.

  10. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Zach Alexander (St Augustine, Florida, USA, 5-3, 269, 6'1", 11-30-88, Joe Adams /John Mahlow, (904) 449-3560
    VS **Cory Clark (Stockbridge Georgia, USA, 1-6, KB: 2-0, 6-10-86, Brian Stone, (404) 606-6554 )
    Winner Zach Alexander by Choke at 2:30 of round 2.

  11. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Dalton Purvis, (Waycross, Georgia, USA, 2-1, 169, 5'8", 1-26-96, Jamey Perkins, (912) 281-7622)
    VS Luke Wilder, (Kingsland, Georgia, USA, 0-2, 167, 6', 8-15-95, Michael Helmick, (904) 586-6806)
    Winner: Dalton Purvis by TKO at 1:39 of round 2.
    Luke Wilder received at 30 day suspension due to TKO until 4-15-13.

  12. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Matthew Knauss, (Yulee, Florida, USA, 3-1, 136, 5'7", 4-29-93, World Martial Arts, (904) 495-1853)
    VS **Luis Burgos, (Deltona, Florida, USA, 4-1, 133, 5'5', 9-16-91, Fight Sports, (386) 366-4030)
    Winner: Matthew Knauss by Knee Bar at 1:05 of round 2.
  13. ISCF Amateur MMA
    **Jenny Silverio (Miami, Florida, USA, 3-1, 105, 4'9", 10-14-86, Master Steven Tarrago, (786) 402-4547)
    VS **Mary White, (Waycross, Georgia, USA, 0-1, 104, 4'11", 4-20-86, Jamey Perkins, (912) 281-7622)
    Winner: Jenny Silverio by Choke at .51 seconds of round 1.
    Mary White received at 60 day suspension due to facial cut.

  14. ISCF Amateur MMA
    **Adrian Ray, (Gainesville, Florida, USA, 3-2, 205, 6'1", 7-27-74, Jimmy Alexander, (352) 263-8040)
    VS David Justin Brunson, (Daytona, Florida, USA, 3-3, 205, 6'1", 1-8-81, Fight Sports, (386) 892-0847)
    Winner: Adrian Ray by Choke at :47 seconds of round 3.

  15. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Aubrey Carrington, (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1-1, 177, 5'11", 10-31-91, Keith Strachan, (904) 687-3400)
    VS Colin Chambliss, (Kingsland, Georgia, USA, 0-1, 174, 5'10", 5-25-86, Michael Helmick, (904) 586-6806)
    Winner: Aubrey Carrington by Corner Stoppage at the beggining of round 3.

  16. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Jerome Robinson (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 2-0, 152, 5'9", 11-28-89, Jamie Harrison, (904) 881-5066)
    VS **William Bader, (Holly Hill, Florida, USA, 0-2, 153, 5'10", 3-19-90, Fight Sports, (386) 366-4030)
    Winner: Jerome Robinson by Choke at 2:13 of round 2.

  17. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Evan Hayes (St Marys, Georgia, USA, 2-1, 170, 5'10", 6-16-92, Kris Kofstad, (912) 552-7624)
    VS Cody Thayer (Palatka, Florida, USA, 2-5, 173, 5'10", 12-26-92, Paks Palatka, (386) 937-3959)
    Winner: Evan Hayes by Submission at 2:59 of round 1 by choke.

  18. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Anderson Hutchinson (Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, 7-1, 146, 5'9", 3-6-87 - 85? Fight Sports, (386) 366-4030 )
    VS Joseph Billingsley (Miami, Florida, USA, 5-4-1, 146, 5'10", (5'6") Steven Tarrago, (786) 402-4547)
    Winner: Anderson Huthinson Unanimous Decision judges scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  19. ISCF Amateur MMA
    **Matt Skidmore, (Holly Hill, Florida, USA, 2-0, 170, 5'11", 2-23-86, Fight Sports, (386) 235-8794)
    VS **Steven Prue, (Gainesville, Florida, USA, 1-1, 168, 5'9", 2-16-84, Jimmy Alexander, (352) 642-5063)
    Winner: Matt Skidmore Submission at :53 seconds of round 2 - Choke.

  20. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Josh Bainbridge, (Ormond Beach, Florida, USA, 3-0, 209, 6'3", 12-13-89, Pete White, (386) 214-5391)
    VS Jake Horst, (Orange Park, Florida, USA, 0-1, 209, 6'4", 2-11-89, Casey Thompson, (904) 422-1954)
    Winner: Josh Bainbridge TKO at 1:28 of round 2.
    Jake Horst received at 30 day suspension due to TKO until 4-15-13.

  21. ISCF Amateur MMA
    **Michael Harris, (Oviedo, Florida, USA 1-0, 180, 5'11", 12-15-98, Michael Harris, (407) 913-4312)
    VS James Files, (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 0-2, 182, 6'3", 9-5-75, Self, (904) 330-8897)
    Winner: Michael Harris: TKO at 1:44 of round 1.
    James Files received at 30 day suspension due to TKO until 4-15-13.






SATURDAY, March 16th, 2013, AT 6:30 PM/ PST


AK PROMOTIONS
"IS BACK!"
Miami, Florida, USA


One week from today, IKF Promoter Johnny Davis (Right) and his AK Promotions will be back at it again, but this time, from the other side of the Nation!

Next Saturday night, (MARCH 23rd, 2013) AK Promotions will debut in Southern Florida at the Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort in Miami, Florida, USA with an IKF Championship Kickboxing event. The night will feature Florida based Amateur fighters Jose Covarrubias VS Julien "Ace" Blondin in what hopes to be for the IKF Florida State title. This fight is in it's final stages of "Title" approval by IKF Headquarters.

The event doors and Bar open at 5:30 pm with the first fight beginning at 7:PM. The event is sponsored by Rawkt Mma Wear. Advanced tickets are $30 and are available through your local fighter or call 786 738 1904 for details. Show your support as $5 for every ticket will go toward the Federal Law enforcement Officers Association.

See you at the fights!!

To check out some highlights of past AK Promotions Events, click The banner below...



As of press time tonight, here is the current fight card below.

  1. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 127
    Emilio Pineda, (Miami, Florida, USA, 1-1, WMB Fight Team)
    VS Dan Michel, (Oakland Park, Florida, USA, 0-0, ATT West Copans)

  2. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 137
    Sandra Sandibiris (Miami, Florida, USA, 0-0, WMB Fight Team)
    VS Azucena Rodriguez (Miami, Florida, USA, 0-0, MMA Masters)

  3. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 153
    Paul Royes (North Palm, Florida, USA, 0-0, Legacy MMA)
    VS Geraldo Almonte (Hallandale, Florida, USA, 0-0, Omni Combat)

  4. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 165
    Chase Gale (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 1-0, Dynasty Muay Thai)
    VS Elson Sanchez (Doral, Florida, USA, 0-0, ATT Doral)

  5. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 127
    Chaneyda Galvez (Hollywood, Florida, USA, 1-0, TFLMMA)
    VS Susan Succar (Miami, Florida, USA, 1-0, WMB Fight Team)

  6. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - CATCHWEIGHT - 162
    Angel Gerena (Hollywood, Florida, USA, 4-1, Fight Teks)
    VS Hasheem Sambahoma (Paris, France, 2-1-1, TFLMMA)

  7. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 142
    Nick Marrero (Altamonte, Florida, USA, 0-0, 15, Dungeon Fight Team)
    VS Brayan Beguero (Miami, Florida, USA, 1-0, 15, Young Tigers Foundation

  8. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - CATCHWEIGHT - 205
    Gorge Valdez (Miami, Florida, USA, 0-0, Young Tigers Foundation
    VS Aaron Mitchel (Miami, Florida, USA, 0-0, Jungle Miami

  9. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 142
    Jacob Torres (Sunrise, Florida, USA, 0-0, 15, ATT Sunrise)
    VS Brandon Beguero (Miami, Florida, USA, 1-0, 15, Young Tigers)

  10. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 159
    Diego Sequera(Miami, Florida, USA, 1-0, 15, Jungle Miami)
    VS Wilfredo Rogriguez (Miami, Florida, USA, 1-0, 15, Fight Teks)

  11. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 142
    Ty Hanson (Merritt Island, Florida, USA, 2-1, Unlimited Kickboxing)
    VS Joel Rojo (Miami, Florida, USA, 2-0, Young Tigers)

  12. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
    LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT FLORIDA STATE TITLE
    "TITLE YET TO BE CONFIRMED"

    Jose Covarrubias (Hialeah, Florida, USA, 5-2, 5'11", 6-26-83, Lycan MMA)
    VS **Julien Blondin, (Hialeah, Florida, USA, 3-0, TFLMMA)




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FRIDAY, March 15th, 2013, AT 11:10 AM/ PST


THIS WEEKENDS IKF & ISCF ACTION...


Deadgame Fight School Presents
"Rumble In The Ancient City"
St. Augustine, Florida, USA






MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Team Quest Encinitas Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament "
Oceanside, California, USA











MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


TKO Promotions Presents
"BATTLE OF KENT - ROUND 16"
Chatham, England








MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Cleveland Kickboxing Presents
"IKF KICKBOXING"
Billingham, England






IKF Amateur FCR British Welterweight Title *Defense
*Sam Reeves

(Billingham, England, 14-8, 66.8kg, 5'11", 09-12-86, Ron Gray 00447939 130942)
John Dixon
(Perth, Scotland, 10-3, 66.8kg, 5'10", 10-28-87, Ryan Lyall, 00447920826158



IKF Amateur FCR British Featherweight Title *Defense
*Steven Raybould

(Billingham, England, 10-1, 57.0kg, 5'7", 02-14-87, Ron Gray 00447939 130942)
Anthony Edwards
(Luton, England, 8-4, 57.5kg, 5'10", 02-14-87, Amir Subasic 00447917 688660



IKF Amateur FCR Northern Area Super Lightweight Title
Jordon Trainer

(Billingham, England, 4-2, 61.0kg, 5'8", 05-23-97, Ron Gray 00447939 130942)
Ryan Kirk
(Stanley, England, 7-0, 62.0kg, 5'9", TBC, Wes Fagan 00447999383740)




MORE KICKBOXING NEWS...
ADDED TONIGHT AT 7:20 PM/ PST




2013
WKA North American Championships
A Huge Success



From Brian Crenshaw, WKA USA

368 FIGHTERS FOUGHT IN
7 DIFFERENT RULE STYLES

THAIBOXING / K-1 / FULL RULES MUAY THAI / FULL CONTACT / MMA / BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU / NO GI GRAPPLING

With over 350 competitors representing 121 gyms and 368 starts, the 2013 WKA North American Tournament was one of the biggest years thus far. All of North America was represented along with the World Combat Self Defense Association from Russia competing and displaying an exhibition of MMA 'Light'.

A big thank you to Fighters-Inc. for supplying this years gear for the North American Championships and to all of the competitors, coaches, gyms who traveled to this years Championships and displayed a high-level of close matches.



Service: Our Higher Purpose
Written by mentor, coach, official, fighter: Buck Grant

As a fighter and student, I found myself focusing primarily on my own goals and dreams. Training helped me discover myself and live a more skillful, thus happier life. However, an interesting shift has occurred in my career in the last 10 years or so. I became a coach and began to shift my focus to my students and fighters. My mission became to teach, lead and inspire others to achieve their dreams through the martial arts, and I am proud to say that I have done just that. I have enjoyed sharing my experiences with those willing to learn, which has proven to be more rewarding than fighting ever was. My new journey as a coach has allowed me to produce several national champions who went on to become medalists at the WKA World Championships in several countries, earning me the position of assistant coach to the US National Team. I have been involved with the WKA as a coach for over a decade and it has been a tremendous experience.

However, this year I was called on for a different cause. I was an official, one of 35 judges, timekeepers, and referees whose mission was to provide the sanctioning of the largest, most prestigious ring sport tournament in North America. Coupled with a team of 2 administrators, 6 staff members, 15 volunteers, and the leadership of WKA USA President Brian Crenshaw, (Right) we did not disappoint.

Many of our jobs started Friday night. After a 4-hour weigh in and check in process (and quite a bit of caffeine I might add) the WKA staff went to work on setting up the brackets for the following day. Many of us (including myself) stayed up until 4 am to complete the task, and only sleeping a few hours before waking to begin the tournament on Saturday morning. Nevertheless, the job was done, and we as a team were excited to start a long day of amazing fights.

Over 300 competitors fighting in various arts such as Muay Thai, MMA, Kickboxing and Grappling, came to The Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond, VA to compete. Their mission was to become a National Champion, thus securing their spot on the US National Team that will fight in Italy at the WKA World Championships in September. Accompanying the competitors were the numerous camps and teams that prepared them for the rigors of tournament fighting, a challenge that is part skill, part conditioning, and ALL heart. Representing their camps with pride and honor, each fighter fought numerous times in the course of one weekend, a feat of ironclad and resilience.

And what an amazing weekend it was! The national event always turns out to be a family reunion of sorts. The many warrior tribes of the United States come together to celebrate life through unarmed, physical combat, a life that we embrace all too well. As I stood in the ring, refereeing hundreds of matches, I was in awe and admiration by the level of respect each fighter and camp had with one another. In a world where respect and dignity towards our common man seems to be antiquated, we are an anomaly. Fighting is a ritual that is as old as time itself: One will stand against another to showcase their skill and bravery in honorable combat. In the end, when the final bell rings, both combatants will know more about themselves than before. It is a thing of utmost beauty to watch this event unfold in front of your eyes. As fighters, coaches and officials partake in this ritual together, this ceremony known as a "fight", we see both our sport and our spirits evolve in front of our eyes. It is present moment awareness at its finest. It is the shedding of preoccupation with the past or future, concentrating only on the NOW. A fight is the embodiment of true life, and this weekend was truly alive.

As we crowned new champions and tended to the wounds and words of both victors and the defeated, I continued to come back to the most important word of the weekend: Service. There is no higher purpose than to serve others. Service to the greater good of the entire fighting community is what the WKA stands. Each and every person who offered their weekend to this cause did it out of a love for serving our people. I felt a sense of pride and honor working with such a great group of individuals, some who drove over 8 hours to make this one of the greatest North Americans that I have been a part. Each official wanted to have an impact on the fight world. They wanted to make a difference on a larger scale; to have a greater bandwidth, so to speak, than the confines of their own gyms.

Now as the WKA National tournament has come to an end, I have realized another level to my mission of service. After all, at the end of the day, service is our higher calling as martial arts instructors. We thrive on serving our community; on giving the people that we influence the lifelong benefits of cultivating the mind, body and spirit. Service has been at the heart of the greatest warriors on our planet. The word Samurai, for example, means, "to serve" and so they lived and died for the service of their nation. Our military serves our country both in peace and in war. It is an honor for such warriors to sacrifice and provide for their own kind, and at the WKA nationals, that tradition was continued in the same honorable way.

I for one have served as a trainer of individuals, teams and gyms for most of my adult life. I have enjoyed giving back to my community immensely. Now, as both an official and the assistant coach to the US National Ring Sports Team, I can be of greater impact, not only to our entire nation of fighters, but to the entire world. I am extremely grateful to Kru Brian Crenshaw and our entire WKA staff for sacrificing their time and effort for the sake of service to our fine community. It has been an honor to serve with you and I eagerly look forward to doing it all over again at the World Championships in Italy later this year.

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All of us here at the IKF, as well as others in our Sport want to Congratulate Brian Crenshaw and his WKA Staff for another Successful Event.










Crenshaw




Brian Crenshaw prepares
one of his fighters for battle.




IKF Amateur Full Muay Thai Rules Light Middleweight World Champion
Aleksander Naumaski of San Jose, California, USA and his trainer
Derek Yuen were one of the champions at the WKA Tournament.







THURSDAY, March 14th, 2013, AT 8:45 AM/ PST


Results from California Black Belt League's
"2013 Free Event Kick Off "
March 2nd, 2013 - Modesto, California, USA




Fighters from all parts of California showed up to compete in this exciting California Black Belt League IKF Point Kickboxing Event. As is the required standard with IKF/PKB Events, this event was fun and safe for all. Special thanks to all the gyms and trainers who assisted with the event. For more information on IKF/PKB in Northern California, contact Mr. Terry Morgan at 209.712.3612 or by email at lodimma@clear.net or see www.IKFPKB.com for calendar of upcoming events in your area.


  • EXHIBITION
    • Angel Alvarez (Guila Hawaiian Kajukenbo, Antioch, California, USA)
    • Jaden Conrad (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)

  • 8 YEAR OLD
    1. Zar Tep (Dynamic MMA, Modesto, California, USA)
    2. Maile Eugenia-Caras (Valor Training Center, Stockton, California, USA)

  • 45lbs BOYS
    1. Jaden Conrad (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)
    2. Tyler Campos (Valor Training Center, Stockton, California, USA)

  • 9 YEAR OLD BOYS
    1. Ed Rendon (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)
    2. Kaleb Phaysalelim (N Motion Martial Arts, Stockton, California, USA)

  • 10 YEAR OLD GIRLS
    1. Kaylee Monroe (Team Tsutsui, Concord, California, USA)
    2. Armani Thongsy (N Motion Martial Arts, Stockton, California, USA)
    3. Kaia Rivera (Valor Training Center, Stockton, California, USA)

  • 70lbs BOYS
    1. Izaiah Lazaro (Valor Training Center, Stockton, California, USA)
    2. Alan Rodriguez (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)

  • 10 YEAR OLD BOYS
    1. Luke Millan (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)
    2. Adam Nelson (N Motion Martial Arts, Stockton, California, USA)

  • 100lbs
    1. Krystle Ortega (N Motion Martial Arts, Stockton, California, USA)
    2. Angelo Lazaro (Valor Training Center, Stockton, California, USA)

  • 13 YEAR OLD BOYS
    1. Bronson Harmon (Powerhouse MMA, Grass Valley, California, USA)
    2. Elijah Guerrero (N Motion Martial Arts, Stockton, California, USA)

  • 200lbs- TEENS
    1. Tel Newman (Powerhouse MMA, Grass Valley, California, USA)
    2. Esteban Castillo (Ceres Karate, Ceres, California, USA)
    3. Deep Singh (Ceres Karate, Ceres, California, USA)

  • 120lbs
    1. Anthony Howard (Sonora MMA, Sonora, California, USA)
    2. Reuven Denton (Ceres Karate, Ceres, California, USA)
    3. Jordan Friis (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)

  • 185lbs
    1. Chase Larson (Team Morrow Muay Thai Kickboxing, Modesto, California, USA)
    2. Luciano Pineda (Ceres Karate, Ceres, California, USA)

  • 175lbs
    1. Shane Norton (United Tae Kwon Do Center, Ceres, California, USA)
    2. Jack Tumelson (Team Morrow Muay Thai Kickboxing, Modesto, California, USA)

  • 160lbs
    1. Matthew Rodriguez (California, USA)
    2. Eli Spittler (Powerhouse MMA, Grass Valley, California, USA)

  • 125lbs - WOMEN'S
    1. Star Monroe (Team Tsutsui, Concord, California, USA)
    2. Claudia Almanzar (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)

  • 145lbs - WOMEN'S
    1. Brieta Carpenter (Robinson's Tae Kwon Do, North Highlands, California, USA)
    2. Deena Martinez (Extreme Team Martial Arts Academy, Salinas, California, USA)

  • EXHIBITION
    • Justine Estrada (Dynamic MMA, Modesto, California, USA)
    • Angela Cooper (Manteca Mixed Martial Arts, Manteca, California, USA)

  • 145lbs - MALE INTERMEDIATE
    1. Isean Hannon (Guila Hawaiian Kajukenbo, Antioch, California, USA)
    2. Kyle Zerbel (Powerhouse MMA, Grass Valley, California, USA)

  • 130lbs - MALE
    1. Jared Denys (Dynamic MMA, Modesto, California, USA)
    2. Jason Jaspal (Fit Force Martial Arts, Tracy, California, USA)

  • EXHIBITION
    • Taylor Cuisinot (Powerhouse MMA, Grass Valley, California, USA)
    • Eric Brieghtenbach (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)

  • 145lbs - MALE BEGINNERS
    1. Mikey Shaw (Powerhouse MMA, Grass Valley, California, USA)
    2. Devin Day (Guila Hawaiian Kajukenbo, Antioch, California, USA)
    3. Miguel Burbridge (Robinson's Tae Kwon Do, North Highlands, California, USA)

  • 165lbs - MALE BEGINNERS
    1. Dominic Velez (Oakdale MMA, Oakdale, California, USA)
    2. Chris Berry (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)
    3. Sudan Lynch (Powerhouse MMA, Grass Valley, California, USA)

  • 190lbs - MALE INTERMEDIATE
    1. Manuel Ruiz (Dynamic MMA, Modesto, California, USA)
    2. Doug Villalos (Valor Training Center, Stockton, California, USA)

  • 185lbs - MALE BEGINNERS
    1. Julian Pettie (Independent, Escalon, California, USA)
    2. Matt Riberio (Dynamic MMA, Modesto, California, USA)

  • 200lbs - MALE BEGINNERS
    1. Steven Grigsby (Valor Training Center, Stockton, California, USA)
    2. Bennie Smart (Dynamic MMA, Modesto, California, USA)

  • 210lbs - MALE BEGINNERS
    1. Will Hope (Powerhouse MMA, Grass Valley, California, USA)
    2. Matt Featherlin (Morgan's Martial Arts, Lodi, California, USA)

  • EXHIBITION
    • Matt Lazaro (Valor Training Center, Stockton, California, USA)
    • Will Hope (Powerhouse MMA, Grass Valley, California, USA)



Zar Tep (L -Blue Shorts) & Maile Eugenia (R - Red Shorts)







Reuven Denton (L - Black Shorts) Anthony Howard (R- Red Shorts)







Star Monroe (L - Purple Shorts) & Claudia Almanzar (R - Orange Shorts)




















TUESDAY, March 12th, 2013, AT 2:00 PM/ PST


IKF
WORLD CLASSIC & WORLD CHAMPION
Sergio Ortiz Rodriguez
Makes Successful Pro MMA Debut




Sergio Ortiz (Rodriguez) of Escazi, San Jose, Costa Rica adds to the long list of IKF Tournament Champions that has made a successful transition into PRO Fighting.

Sergio won his Pro MMA debut (Click) and is now hoping to get booked for some Pro Muay Thai bouts as well.

At the 2011 IKF WORLD CLASSIC in Orlando, Florida, USA, Sergio had to fight twice to win the title.

On the Saturday prelim round he defeated Joe Merritt of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29. In the championship bout on Championship Sunday he defeated Joseph Boffi of Carmel, New York, USA by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

Sergio won the IKF Amateur Full Muay Thai Rules Middleweight World Classic Title.

On April 28th, 2012 in Camp Verde, Arizona, USA he defeated Cecil Tudor of Glendale, Arizona, USA by unanimous decision, 49-46 on all 3 judges cards to win the IKF Amateur Full Muay Thai Rules Middleweight World Champion.

As with ALL IKF Past Champions Sergio's former title info can be found on the IKF'S Past champions page by clicking HERE.

We wish him the best in his pro career whether it be in Muay Thai or MMA.





MONDAY, March 11th, 2013, AT 7:30 PM/ PST


Results From Pegasus Kickboxing's
STORM 3 'THUNDER BOLT'
March 3rd, 2013 - Aylesbury, England



  1. IKF PROFESSIONAL FCR
    Lee Hollingsworth (London, England, 16-4, 64 kilos, 5'8", 3-18-86, Pro-Taekwon, Trevor Nicholls 0044-7508043384)
    defeated Steve Cook (Aylesbury, England, 7-4, 64.5 kilos, 5'4", 12-3-88, Pegasus, Michael Graham, 0044-7966789224) by Unanimous decision, 59-53, 57-55, 60-53.

  2. VACANT IKF AMATEUR SOUTHERN AREA
    SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT FCR TITLE

    Nathan Alleyne (Reading, England, 4-0, 60 kilos, 5'9",4-28-88,Hurricane KBurricane KB, Hurric, Junior Alleyne 0044-7989175009)
    defeated Jamie McAvoy (London, England,1-1, 61kilos, 5'7", 8-4-90, Pro-Taekwon, Trevor Nicholls, 0044-1895459944) by Unanimous decision, 46-47, 45-49, 46-48.

  3. VACANT IKF AMATEUR SOUTHERN AREA
    SUPER-WELTERWEIGHT FCR TITLE

    Matthew Bronger (Margate, England, 2-0, 69.5 kilos, 5'11",5-6-96,Pro-Taekwon, Trevor Nicholls, 0044-7956206369)
    defeated Jake Gladwish (Bury St Edmunds, England,5-2, 68kilos, 5'10", 7-12-91,CKA, Pete Dunnett, 0044-1359259716) by Unanimous decision, 50-45, 50-45, 50-45.

  4. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Edward Raggett (Crewkerne, England, 1-0, 95.6 kilos,6'3",11-11-89, SW Kickboxing, Mike Rowling, 0044-7882841862)
    defeated Oliver Moffett (Bury St Edmunds, England,0-1, 92.3 kilos, 5'7", 6-28-94, CKA, Pete Dunnett, 0044-1359259716) by Unanimous Decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Shahad Miah (London, England, 1-0, 62 kilos, 5'7",9-15-97,Pro-Taekwon, Trevor Nicholls , 0044-7956206369)
    defeated Merunas Stonkus (London, England,0-3, 61.9 kilos, 5'8", 3-16-97, Guru MT, Dr Kristas, 0044-79012466663) by TKO 45 secs of Round 2.
    MERUNAS STONKUS RECEIVES A 30 DAY MEDICAL SUSPENSION.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Hasib Khan (Stevenage, England, 4-2-2, 66 kilos, 6'1",3-18-89, TS Kickboxing, Trevor Spencer, 0044-7940717715)
    defeated Luke Dempsey (London, England,0-1, 69 kilos, 5'7", 11-28-94, Pro-Taekwon, Trevor Nicholls, 0044-7956206369) by Unanimous decision, 28-29, 28-29, 28-29.

  7. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Sean Baxter, (New Romney, England, 1-3, 63 kilos,5'8",5-19-94, CMA,Sean Kinsella 0044-7795084010)
    defeated John Shinkaiye (Luton, England,0-1,61 kilos, 5'5, 7-27-89, Kaang Rhiang, Jefferson George, 0044-7956206322) by Majority decision, 29-27, 28-28, 29-27.

  8. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Matt Lidster (Sandy, England, 2-0, 96 kilos, 5'11", 10-17-89, TS Kickboxing, Trevor Spencer, 0044-7940717715)
    defeated Gregory Duventry (Aylesbury, England, 0-1, 101 kilos, 5'11", 2-10-78, Pegasus, Steve Cook, 0044-7966789224) by KO 1min 33sec of 1st round
    GREGORY DUVENTRY RECEIVES A 45 DAY MEDICAL SUSPENSION.

  9. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Dave Alfrey (Hailsham, England, 2-1, 81.3 kilos, 6'1",11-15-88, Animal Kickboxing, Mark Edwards, 0044-7802287969)
    defeated Paul Morgan (Aylesbury, England,1-4, 79 kilos, 5'10", 8-5-83, Pegasus, Steve Cook, 0044-7960789224) by Split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 28-29.

  10. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Sam Nicholls (Luton, England, 1-0-1 (0-1 Muay Thai), 75 kilos, 5'9",1-19-90,Storm Gym, Amir Subassic, 0044-791788660)
    defeated David Markiewicz (Aylesbury, England, 0-1, 74.3 kilos, 6'0", 5-15-88,McLeod MMA, Neil McLeod, 0044-7788714177) by Referees Stoppage 25 secs of Round 2 by ground & Pound.
    DAVID MARKEWICZ RECEIVES 30 DAY MEDICAL SUSPENSION.




MORE IKF NEWS...


Excitement Of Competition,
Challenges Presented Motivate Brothers Towards Titles

Travis Guy Sports Reporter - www.verdenews.com


In the coming weeks, the Golden Cobra Center of Fitness will be putting on another card of kickboxing, boxing and muay thai fights with hopes of raising funds to travel for a competition in Florida over the summer.

"We're a non-profit, so doing fund-raising and events gets to help the gym with travel,"
said gym owner Richard Williams,
"We're trying to go to Florida this year, so that's our main focus, all the fund raisers, hopefully we can make a little bit and put it towards our trip to Florida"

Williams, the only International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) approved promoter in Arizona, will be hosting the event at his gym, hoping for an exciting slate of fights with a card that is headlined by two title fights. The top two fights are not only for gold; they feature two brothers that have been competing and training for a good portion of their life.

"I figured we would just do it here and try to do it a little bit low overhead,"
Williams said.
"See what we can do and try to raise some money and bring home some more titles for golden cobra."

Saxon Vaughn, 15, and his 17-year-old brother Dakota Vaughn will be headlining the card. For Dakota, this is his first shot at a belt after having two kickboxing matches, while this is Saxon's second title fight.

"I'm just looking forward to getting there, feeling the excitement again and doing what I know and doing what I do best,"
Dakota said.
"This is my first title shot, so I'm really excited. I haven't really fought for a belt like this and this caliber, so I'm pretty excited."

The Vaughn brothers have been actively participating in some type of combat sport, whether it be wrestling, boxing or kickboxing, for the better part of a decade. Their father, Bob Vaughn, began teaching them when they were young as a way to learn self-defense and keep them busy, but left the option to continue the sports up to them when they were old enough,

"My dad started teaching us at a young age, around 5. He wanted us to know some basics and he said once we get good, it's up to us whether or not to continue, but he just wanted to teach us the basics."

There are many reasons people continue in sports, and for the Vaughn brothers, the excitement of one-on-one competition and the physical and mental aspects of the game are what keep them training.

"I like the excitement of it,"
Saxon said.
"In combat sports, it's one-on-one, like in football, and team sports like that, you can rely on a teammate. In fighting, it's just you out there and you got to be ready, you got to be ready to fight."

For the oldest Vaughn, the mental aspect is what draws him to kickboxing.

"It's more of a mindset than a physical ability, because everyone's built different. That's why I like these sports, because it's not like football where you're matched up differently, somebody's [possibly] bigger than you. You're matched up at the same weight, so it's just will power and how to get it done."

While there may be some controversy over whether or not children should compete in this type of sport, it is the natural progression of training. It puts the children into a positive environment and it helps keep them out of trouble.

"[Training] keeps them busy,"
Williams said.
"It keeps these kids busy, off the streets and away from the bad elements. You keep them in a safe environment, help them to train, train hard and achieve goals. Its not just every day you get to... you got to earn your way to a title."

Once the competitors have earned their way to a title, it can drive them to keep going and strive for another. "It's a great feeling,"
the younger Vaughn said.
"I've already won one title fight, so I'm looking forward to getting this next belt."

The event will be March 23, at the Golden Cobra Fitness Center, 24 N. Main St.

For more information, please contact the gym at (928) 300-0281.


Saxon Vaughn goes for the focus mit his father,
Bob Vaughn, is holding up during training.



Dakota Vaughn practices a round house kick for his upcoming fight.


IKF JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL RULES
ANTOMWEIGHT SOUTH MOUNTAIN REGIONAL TITLE


Saxon Vaughan
Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
Golden Cobra Center




VS


Jacob Hawks
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Rosales Kickboxing


IKF JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL RULES
SUPER WELTERWEIGHT SOUTH MOUNTAIN REGIONAL TITLE


Dakota Vaughan
Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
Golden Cobra Center




VS


Sam Tafoya
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Rosales Kickboxing






THURSDAY, March 7th, 2013, AT 3:45 PM/ PST


The Dragon...
IS BACK!


Well we have known about this for quite some time now and today it became Official. Winner of 11 Professional Kickboxing Titles including the IKF World Title in 1999, Don "The Dragon" Wilson. has been signed to step back in the ring again! The bout will take place this coming Fall (September - October) as part of an exciting night of IKF sanctioned Kickboxing in Istanbul, Turkey.

Wilson's bout will be a 10 round non title bout under K-1 rules. "I am very excited because although I am 58 years old and have not fought for over 10 years, I still miss the lifestyle...training, sparring, etc." Said Wilson. "I will fly to Istanbul March 19th for the Press Conference."

While some action movie stars like Van Damme (See article below) continue to talk about doing a Kickboxing bout, Wilson will be stepping into the ring again... At age 58. For those worried about Wilson's health, of course he will need to complete all the necessary fighter physicals the IKF has in place, but his health was the last thing the IKF was concerned with. As we mentioned in the article below, every year for the last 10+ years Wilson gets a full fight physical "Just in case" a fight offer comes across the table. Oh and in case your wondering, he's past these physicals with the fitness and health of a 25 year old every time. Well, that offer has come, and has been confirmed with a purse deposit as well.

Up next for Wilson will be a major press conference in Istanbul on March 19th. Somewhere between now and mid summer, the Istanbul promoters and the IKF will be confirming Wilson's opponent. Again, this will not be a title fight, so selecting a top contender will not be a priority. Although Wilson has made it clear, he doesn't want some slouch or a bum!

So what if Wilson wins? Well, one would think it would be 1 and done for him, but Wilson has other plans. We can't say when or where, but there is an attached plan to Wilson's decision to get back in the ring again. More on this as things develop. We will keep you all posted here with more "Dragon" news as we learn it. In the mean time, maybe someone should tell Van Damme that Wilson's looking for an opponent, and unless he wants to fight a fighter who is currently on a downward slide, he can always jump in the ring with "The Dragon." Just one thing though... Make sure you tell him that this will be no movie fight. This is real Kickboxing, and "The Dragon" only fights to win... Preferably by KO!




MORE KICKBOXING NEWS...


Reflect & Remember
Steve Fossum

So, today is my birthday, and I'd like to thank all of you once again that sent me birthday wishes.
Still, this day greets me with mixed emotions as related to some who have past before us.
So instead of making this day about me, I wanted to remember just a few individuals who either directly or indirectly made myself, and in a way, all of us better, because of who these individuals were and how they touched our lives.


Today a Great Man, and Great Champion
was laid to rest.
This past Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, at the young age of 43, we lost Kickboxing Champion

Ramon "The Diamond" Dekkers

According to sources, Dekkers was training on his bicycle (Not a Motorcycle, a regular bike)
and he collapsed in a tunnel after feeling light headed and never regained consciousness again.
A few bystanders attempted to assist him using CPR before emergency services arrived who
also attempted to revive him, but to no avail.

The final determined cause of death was a heart attack.

We created and will always have a special memorial page about Ramon you can find
HERE


Also, today would have been the 69th birthday of World Karate & Kickboxing Champion

Joe Lewis.

Joe was diagnosed with brain cancer on July 15th, 2012 and underwent surgery on July 18, 2012.

Sadly, he passed away at 10:45 AM on Friday, August 31st, 2012,
surrounded by family and friends at the age of 68 years old.

We created and will always have a special memorial page about Joe you can find
HERE.

A few years back on March 7th, 2006 in Duarte, California, Martial Artist and former
Karate, Kickboxing & Boxing Champion

Howard Jackson

passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Howard would have bee 55 I believe.
We created and will always have a special memorial page about Howard you can find
HERE.

Over the years, we would often get people asking things such as "Who was…" or "What happened to…" So we created our past Champion pages HERE.

Still, there were others who were not former IKF Champions that we wanted to give recognition to as well. So, we started our "Where Are They Now" page. What we didn't plan was a section called "Gods Champions" as part of that page. Those above and others can be found there. We will continue to create more info pages of past stars of the fight sports on this page and hopefully our Gods Champions section won't outgrow the Champion Links section. You can see our "Where Are They Now" page by clicking this link
HERE

As each and every one of us celebrate life today and every day, lets not forget those we know or knew personally or indirectly that made an impact on our lives in some way whether gone from us or still here today. So as I again Thank Everyone for the many Birthday wishes, maybe there's someone else in your life you may want to send a hello wish to as well. Make every day a birthday for everyone, and wish him or her the best. In time, all of us will be gone, and maybe by then we could earn the right to be one of God's Champions.

But until then, "You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth."
Or, as the song goes…
"I Hope You Dance"
CLICK HERE.


Below: March 7th, 2013
Flyover At Memorial Services For
Ramon Dekkers.

" Today was a very sad day. It was the cremation of Ramon Dekkers. He was a true warrior, a fighter with a great fighting spirit. We will never forget him.
Thank you, Ramon, for the great influence you brought to the sport of Thai and kickboxing. We will missed you !! R.I.P Ramon. Farewell
"
Albert ''The Hurricane'' Kraus



"THE fighter that shaped our generation. Put to rest this afternoon. Never to be forgotten. Goodnight my friend. See you on the other side!" Carl Sams





WEDNESDAY, March 6th, 2013, AT 11:10 AM/ PST


Results From K-Star Promotions'
"Tear Up At The Tower"
February 23rd, 2013 - Birmingham, England



IKF PRO Modified Muay Thai Light Cruiserweight Midland Area Title
Mark Timms (Birmingham, England, 6-2-1, 84kg, 6'3", 11-03-88, Steve Logan, 07866365963)
VS
Joe Newton (Stourbridge, England, 3-4-0, 81.6kg, 6'1", 10-19-86, Dave Cole, 07830 084205)
WINNER: Mark Timms By Majority Decision: 49-49, 49-48, 49-48.

FIGHT PHOTO - CLICK HERE

Photos Provided by James Buckland Photography


  1. IKF Junior Amateur Muay Thai
    James Williams (Birmingham, England, 1-0-0, 22.5kg, 3', 08-27-05, Steve Logan, 07866365963)
    VS Ryan Payne (Redditch, England, 0-1-0, 22.3kg, 02-02-06, 3', Kevin Dorman, 07956430646)
    WINNER: James Williams By Unanimous Decision: 50-48, 50-49, 49-48.

  2. IKF PRO Modified Muay Thai
    James Dore (Birmingham, England, 4-0-1, 81.2kg, 6'1", 12-27-88, Steve Logan, 07866365963)
    VS Chrystian Korzienowzki (Nottingham, England, 2-1-0, 79.7kg, 6'3",11-16-92, Mick Mullany, 07801 273 124)
    WINNER: James Dore By KO 1:50 Round 2.
    Chrystian Korzienowzki receives 45 day suspension until 10th April 2013.


  3. IKF PRO Modified Muay Thai
    Sandeep Bhachu (Birmingham, England, 0-1-1, 63kg, 5'11", 12-27-85,Kaish Barger 07772221914)
    VS Paul Hattilony (Redditch, England, 1-1-1, 62.7kg, 5'8", 01-27-85, Kevin Dorman, 07956430646)
    DECISION: Draw: 49-49, 50-49, 48-49.

  4. IKF PRO Modified Muay Thai - K1
    Nathan Epps (Birmingham, England, 27-9-0, 72kg, 6'2", 05-05-90, Steve Logan 07866365963)
    VS Jonathan Bracken (Dublin, Ireland, 24-7-1, 72.9kg, 6', 10-06-87, Paul Kelly, 0872591425)
    WINNER: Nathan Epps By TKO 1.05 Round 2.
    Jonathan Bracken receives 30 day suspension until 26th March 2013.


  5. IKF PRO Muay Thai
    Dan Edwards (Birmingham, England, 13-5-0, 80kg, 5'11", 10-13-86, Steve Logan, 07866365963)
    VS Gary Walsh (Waterford, Ireland, 10-5-3, 80kg, 6'3", 06-30-88, John Walsh, 00353876852521.)
    WINNER: Dan Edwards By Unanimous Decision 50-40, 50-45, 50-45.

  6. IKF PRO Modified Muay Thai
    Pete Rai (Birmingham, England, 8-5-0, 78.4kg, 6'0", 01-11-74, Steve Logan, 07866365963)
    VS Lukasz Swietochowski (Redditch, England, 6-1-0, 79kg, 5'9", 07-20-87, Kevin Dorman, 07956430646)
    WINNER: Pete Rai By KO 1:25 Round 3.
    Lukasz Swietochowski receives 45 day suspension until 10th April 2013.





SUNDAY, March 3rd, 2013, AT 11:15 AM/ PST


Can You Call This A
REAL FIGHT?

Although this is old news, we want to tie it in with some NEW News...

The "Drama' of all this started back in 2010. Action film star (Claimed Kickboxer) Jean Claude Van Damme was going to actually FIGHT. WHAAAAT you say? Yes, he was. it was suppose to take place in December of 2012. Well as everyone is aware, the fight did not happen. However, there was plenty of talk about it. They even started a Facebook page for the fight - Click HERE.

The news piece below was written just this past December 8th, 2012 by combat-asia.com. The site was giving more press to Van Damme's claim that he was still going to fight in a real fight. At the time we saw it, we didn't give it much credit. However, we have an interesting tie-in that is one of those "Offers you can't refuse" for the action star... However, if we were a betting man, we would bet he would turn the offer down....

It's not that we don't like Jean Claude Van Damme's movies. It's just that we can't stand when ANY person makes claims they can't back up, and most likely never will or, claims that according to most, of something they never did. Enough is Enough Jean... If you are going to continue to "Milk" this story, it's time you do something about it instead of just talking about it. As the saying goes, "Put up or Shut Up!" However, if your REALLY interesting in "Putting UP", we have an opponent to remind you of below...

First, here is the story, then our add on below it...
___________________________________

Jean Claude Van Damme
Wants to Fight Somluck Kimsing in December 2013

Jean Claude Van Damme was at Lumpinee Stadium last night to see Somluck Kamsing's decision loss to fellow veteran Jomhod Kiatadisak and made it clear that he still hopes to fight the Olympic Gold Medalist. Van Damme was in Kamsing's corner for the fight with Jomhod and also offered a few words of encouragement to his prospective adversary backstage, apologizing that the much anticipated fight had yet to materialize.

Speaking exclusively to Combat Asia he said,
"The only reason the fight didn't happen was that I was filming the Expendables 2. I want to fight him next December in either Thailand or the Middle East and we will film episodes of me and him training for a website and the fight itself will also be shown live on the website so we should get 50 or 60 million viewers."

One potential stumbling block could be Expendables 3 which is being filmed next year and, according to Van Damme, might mean the fight with Kamsing won't happen until January 2014. He said he had no idea where he would be training but was adamant he was serious about getting in the ring with Kamsing and that had it not been for Expendables 2 the fight would already have taken place.

Van Damme caused some controversy when he ignored warnings from officials to leap into the ring during the break between rounds in Kamsing's fight with Jomhod. Kamsing already had two cornermen at the time but the star of famous 80s movies like Blood Sport and Kickboxer was determined to try and cool him down with a towel and refused to leave even when instructed to do so by the referee.

Unfortunately even the support of a famous Hollywood movie star was not enough to inspire Kamsing to victory in the fight which had a three million Baht bet riding on its outcome. The man who won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta faded badly in the final two rounds and was outworked by Jomhod who seemed to be in much better condition.
___________________________________

OK, so that was all the "Guts and Glory" Van Damme was sharing 3 months ago... Fast Forward to today...

There is still no plans for this bout to ever take place. It appears to only be a lot of "Publicity Posturing" by an action file star trying to better his name as an actual "Fighter". Well, lets face it, taking any fight for Van Damme would most likely be a terrible career move. He has "Everything to lose and Nothing to gain..." Well, almost nothing... There is that "Credibility as a Fighter thing... ;). But who cares! Van Damme! Your making loads as an action star, WHY risk your "Perceived" reputation at all? You lose in a real fight and people will remember you only for "That Fight!" Sure, if you win, you may gain a bit, but that would depend on WHO you fight. Why not fight someone who's a fellow Action File star that has something you DON'T! Credibility as a fighter...

Enter Don "The Dragon" Wilson.
Wilson has listened to just about enough of Van Damme's BS and he's made it public MANY times, that he'd like to see Van Damme put his feet and fist ahead of his mouth. Wilson's challenge to Van Damme still stands! However, the real joke here is that Van Damme continues to play this off as a joke. Hey, Jean... It's NO JOKE! You DODGING Wilson is the JOKE!

As for their age? Well, Every year for the last 10+ years Wilson gets a full fight physical "Just in case" a fight offer comes across the table. Oh and in case your wondering, he's past these physicals with the fitness and health of a 25 year old every time. We can't speak for Van Damme. However, the fact that he won't fight Wilson does tell us who the REAL KICKBOXER and an Action Film Star is between the two of them...

Don's awaiting your call Jean...




SUNDAY, March 3rd, 2013, AT 11:15 AM/ PST


Superstars Align For Glory 8 Tokyo
Featherweight 'Slam' Kickboxing Tournament Friday, May 3rd

Abdellah Ezbiri, Mosab Amrani, Marcus Vinicius and Road To GLORY Japan Winner
Slated For Action In Eight-Man, Single-Elimination Tournament.


Mike Afromowitz - SINGAPORE (March 3, 2013)
GLORY, the world's new premier kickboxing league, will return to Tokyo, Japan with a one-night, eight-man 'Slam' tournament featuring a collection of the brightest stars in the featherweight (65 kilograms/143 pounds) division, at Ariake Coliseum on Friday, May 3.

Three-time French kickboxing champion Abdellah Ezbiri (32-6, 11 KOs) of Morocco via France, world Muay Thai champion Mosab "The Jaguar" Amrani (48-7-4, 14 KOs) of Holland and KO artist Marcus Vinicius of Brazil have all been enlisted for the single-elimination affair.

Joining the first three elite fighters thus far confirmed for the tournament that will award its competitors with a total of $180,000 in prize money, including $100,000 to the winner, will be the victor of the inaugural, eight-man, development series ROAD TO GLORY Japan tournament at Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo on Sunday, March 10, as well as four additional competitors to be announced soon.

Tickets for GLORY 8 Tokyo on Friday, May 3, beginning at 16:00 at Ariake Coliseum.

"With the fighter selection process for the GLORY 8 Tokyo featherweight Slam tournament underway, we are assembling what could very well be the most competitive tournament field in the history of kickboxing's featherweight division," said GLORY Sports International Managing Director Marcus Luer. "We are bringing together the best possible group of talent from all parts of the world in order to determine who the reigning king of this division is."

The 25-year-old Ezbiri has made waves both in his native Europe as well as in Japan where he was the winner of another eight-man tournament in 2011 and finished as runner-up after a controversial decision loss in the championship stage of a 67 kilogram/148 pound tournament at the hands of Japanese phenom Yuta Kubo on Jan. 14.

Amrani, a 25-year-old, former intercontinental Muay Thai champion, rose to power after stopping Thai champions Anuwat Kaewsamrit and Bovy Sor Udomson in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Amrani also boasts a victory over Moroccan southpaw phenom Ibrahim Chiahou. His tournament start marks a drop in weight after a stint at 70 kilograms/154 pounds.

For more information, visit www.gloryworldseries.com.





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Results From Colin Payne's
"Relentless"
February 23rd, 2013 - Kent, England



  • WHO: Colin Payne
  • WHERE: Kent, England
  • WHAT: IKF Kickboxing
  • IKF Event Representative: Warren Fryer
  • IKF Event Referee: Mick Fowles
  • IKF Judges: Nick Aish, Eddie Smith, Clive Tennent
  • Ringside Physician (MD): Dr Rashid and Jonacc medical services
  • IKF Timekeeper: Bill Henderson
  • Promoter: Mr. Colin Payne. 0044 7912 577773



  1. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    EUROPEAN MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE **DEFENSE

    **James Gridley (Gravesend, England, 10-1, 75 kilos, 6'2", 4-21-93, Star KB, Paul Haworth, 0044-7921779852)
    defeated Sean O'Neill (Waterford, Ireland, 16-10 (5-2 Boxing), 75 kilos, 6'1", 5-18-87, Waterford KB, Billy O'Sullivan, 00353 8589902) by Unanimous decision, 49-48, 49-48 & 49-47.

  2. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    BRITISH CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE

    Patric Halforty (Maidstone, England, 7-1 (2-0 Boxing), 88 kilos, 6'2", 30-3-79, TKO, Colin Payne, 0044-7912577773)
    defeated Craig Black (Livingston, Scotland, 5-2, 87 kilos, 6'4", 9-26-83, Stuart Hutson KB, Stuart Hutson, 0044-7809231817) by TKO in round 4.

  3. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR FCR
    5 NATIONS STRAWEIGHT TITLE (47.72 Kg

    Harry Hennon (Snodland, England, 5-0-1, 46.6 kilos, 5'2'', 12-25-96, TKO, Colin Payne, 0044-7912577773)
    defeated Kallum O'Sullivan (Waterford, Ireland, 4-1, 47 kilos, 5'5", 5-19-98, Watefrod KB, Billy O'Sullivan, 00353-858589902) by TKO in round 2..

  4. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    SOUTHERN AREA LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE **DEFENSE

    Ed Kelly (London, England, 9-1, 72 kilos, 5'10'', 7-6-81, Gym South London, Winston Newton, 0044-7931343459)
    defeated **Gareth Evans ( Laindon, England, 5-2, 72.3 kilos, 5'8", 2-20-82, Falcons, Paul Green, 0044-7852131888) by Unanimous decision, 48-47, 50-45, 50-47.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE **DEFENSE

    **Kelly Copeland (Rochester, England, 9-0, 60 kilos, 5'8'',10-16-87, TKO, Colin Payne, 0044-7912577773)
    defeated Nicole Commerford (London, England, 4-4, 60 kilos, 5'4", 10-8-79, Gym South London, Winston Newton, 0044-7931343459) by Split decision, 48-47, 48-47 & 46-50.

  6. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR FCR
    ENGLISH JUNIOR-LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE (34.09 Kg.

    Chayden Carpenter (Chatham, England, 17-3, 34 kilos, 4'11"',1-29-01, TKO, Colin Payne, 0044-7912577773)
    defeated Tommy Purdy (Ipswich, England, 40-3-3-, 34 kilos, 5'0", 9-21-01, Mamba, Den Turner, 0044 -TBA) by Unanimous decision, 49-46, 48-47 & 49-47.

  7. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR FCR
    BRITISH JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTTITLE (36.36 Kg

    Jack Purdy (Ipswich, England, 41-3-1, 36.5 kilos, 5'1'', 8-10-99, Mamaba, Den Turner, 0044-TBA)
    defeated Jenson Rowley (Cranbrook, England, 14-4, 36.6 kilos, 5'0", 2-23-00, TKO, Colin Payne, 0044-7912577773) Split decision, 48-47, 49-47 & 47-48.

  8. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Jon Hesselwood (Newhaven, England, 1-0, 94kg, 5'11'', 10-27-93, Titan KB, Sam Davies, 0044-7766331503)
    defeated Danny Ball (Gravesend, England, 0-1, 100 kilos, 6'1", 2-23-79, Star KB, Paul Haworth, 0044-7921779852) by Unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-28, 30-27.

  9. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Michael Groom (Margate, England, 3-0, 72 kilos, 5'10", 5-26-84, Falcons KB, Mark White, 0044-7974733782)
    defeated Kamil Mazur (Chatham, England, 0-3, 71.5 kilos, 5'10", 30-4-96, TKO, Colin Payne, 0044-7912577773) by Unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-28.

  10. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Steve Collins (Maidstone, England, 1-0, 83.5 kilos, 6'0", 8-26-79, TKO, Colin Payne, 0044-7912577773)
    defeated Ross Hunt (Eastbourne, England, 0-1, 84 kilos, 6'1", 12-30-77, CMA, Sean Kinsella, 0044- 796443908) by Unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

  11. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Mairead Cullen (Margate, England, 1-1, 57 kilos, 5'0", 10-29, 95, Falcons, Mark White, 0044-7974733782)
    defeated Rachel Goater (Tunbridge Wells, England, 0-2, 56.5 kilos, 5'2", 5-23-75, TKO, Colin Payne, 0044-7912577773) by Unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

  12. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Bradley Fothergill (Chatham, England, 5-0, 55kg, 5'8'',23-1-95, TKO, Colin Payne, 0044-7912577773)
    defeated Tom Curley (Birmingham, England, 6-5-2, 53 kilos, 5'8", 18-3-93, Saxon, Tyler Shakespeare, 0044-7823779785) by Unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  13. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Jack Poole (Chatham, England, 1-0, 72kg, 5'11',2-2-96, TKO, Colin Payne, 0044-7912577773)
    defeated Will Cummings (Billericay, England, 0-1, 69.1kilos, 5'10", 9-26-96, Billericay Dragons, Tina Martin, 0044-7817225714) by Unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  14. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Dylan Moran (Waterford, Ireland, 11-1, 65 kilos, 5'7", 12-4-94, Waterford, Billy O'Sullivan, 00353-858589902)
    defeated Liam Wells (Rainham, England, 4-1, 65.9 kilos, 5'10", 1-18-95, Falcon, Paul Green, 0044-7852131888) Split decision, 39-36, 39-38 & 37-38.











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