November 27th, 2001, AT 2:00 PM,
IKF Associate Dennis Palmer
& Sings Song For America.
IKF Associate Dennis Palmer of
Snellville, Georgia, USA has written a song to help fund relief efforts for the
September 11th tragedy. 'Cause I Love This Country... America'
is available in an autographed CD by Dennis Palmer. A portion of the
proceeds from this CD sale will be donated to the families of the victims of
September 11th. To purchase a CD, please send a check or money order for $15.00
Palmer Kickboxing Studio, 3300 Centerville Hwy 124, Snellville, GA,
30039. You may also order by phone (770) 978-0151.
Here are the Lyrics:
An airplane one day fell out of the sky, the first, we all thought it was an
accident, the second the world asked why?
The third one hit the Pentagon a
vicious attack, the fourth one people gave their lives, the heroes won't be
It's time Americans to see we'll be strong, as strong as we
can be. We still stand for freedom, and you can't keep us down. "Cause I
love this country, America".
How can anyone be so cruel? To take the
lives of innocents and think it was cool.
We pray for all the families of
those, who lost their lives so tragically and we hold them all so close. It's
time Americans to see we'll be strong, as strong as we can be. We still stand
for freedom and you can't keep us down, "Cause I love this country,
It doesn't matter if you're yellow, black, or white. We are
all still Americans and it's time for us to unite. We still stand for freedom
and the home of the brave, cause I love this land of the free. It's time
Americans to see.
We'll be strong as we can be. We still stand for freedom
and you can't keep us down, "Cause I love this country, America".
through these times of sorrow put your God in your heart. He'll help to calm the
sadness just say, "How great thou art, how great thou art. "It's time
Americans to see, we'll be strong as strong as we can be.
We still stand for
freedom and you can't keep us down," Cause I love this country, America,
More News Of
Regional Promoters Needed For
IKF USA Nationals!
Attention USA Based
We are currently accepting bids for hosting
several IKF Regional events for the
IKF USA National Finals
Please see below for the regions that are still available.
If you are
interested in hosting a regional event in one of the non confirmed areas, please
contact our IKF Nationals Director staff
by e-mail at; USNDirector@IKFKickboxing.com.
Thank you and we look forward to a GREAT 2002 National Tournament Season!
To See The REGIONAL "EVENTS"
FOR THE 2002 USA NATIONALS....
November 23rd, 2001, AT 5:30 PM
Ready For His First
IKF Sanctioned Promotion
For Vacant IKF
Amateur SC Regional FCR Super Heavyweight Title
First time IKF Promoter
B.J. Huffman is all set to host his IKF
Sanctioned Kickboxing Event at the Capitol Ballroom in Jefferson City, Missouri,
USA tomorrow night, November 24th.
The main event will feature the challenge for the vacant
IKF Amateur South Central Regional FCR
Super Heavyweight Title between
FCR #11 Ranked Leroy Childs (Jefferson City, Missouri, USA, 4-1/0,
6', 245, 23)
IKF FCR #2 Ranked
John Lenamon (Abilele, Texas, USA, 6-3/5, 6', 216, 29).
more info, please contact Mr. B.J. Huffman at (573) 896-2566.
November 21st, 2001, AT 6:30 PM
SKELTON Retains His IKF World Title On
Young's Mega England
Last Sunday night, November 18th, IKF
(International Sport Combat Federation- NHB/MMA) England
Promoter Morris Young (Left... wish we had a bigger picture of you
Morris) showed everyone in England what "MEGA" Promoting is all
about! Young put together one of the greatest nights of kickboxing ever
in England at the dynamic Derngate Royal Theatre
in North Hampton England. It was like a signature of a K-1 Production with
pyrotechnics, fire lights, lasers, fog rolls and more, all topped off with an
IKF Super Heavyweight mtr World Title
Fight. It was a night scheduled for spectacular entertainment for everyone!
However before the light show and fireworks would be launched
there was some re-organizing to be handled. On his way to the event, IKF World Referee John Blackledge (Right)
was in a car accident and instead of checking into the ring, he was checked into
a Hospital instead. It was reported later that he was doing fine which we were
glad to hear. Also getting caught up in yet another accident on the M-1 motorway
was the event doctor and several fighters. The delays caused plenty of stress
for everyone involved in the event but the North Hampton England crowd was
greatly patient for everything to get going. Finally the event doctor arrived
but we were still short many fighters. Enter IKF
European Coordinator Mick Fowles who had to work some quick matchmaking
magic to make a card out of the fighters who were able to make it to the event.
Along with IKF European Director Alby
Bimpson and Jacqui Thompson, the three put together the entire
undercard in a matter of under an hour and after the doctor finished all
physicals, we were ready to ROCK! Or should we say, "Do
War!" Since this was "Jungle
Prior to the night,
Young had organized a brilliant card with 22 bouts in all. These bouts
included 8 ISCF (International Sport Combat Federation-
NHB/MMA) Title bouts and 8 IKF
Title bouts along with of course, the Main Event. The IKF
Super Heavyweight World Title Defense for IKF
World Champion Matt Skelton. (Right)
However, after re-organizing the fight card due to the
no-shows because of traffic and other issues, the event came down to only 3 IKF Title bouts plus 1 IKF
World Title and only 2 ISCF
Title bouts. Filling in for Referee John Blackledge would be IKF Referees Clive Tennant and Mick
In his defense, Skelton (43 wins, 8 Loses with 37
wins by KO) faced Peter Varga of Budapest, Hungary. (Left, 29
wins, 9 Loses, 1 Draw with 22 wins by KO) Varga weighed in at 105kg
(231 lbs) while Skelton came in at 110kg (242 lbs) These
two were big boys and sure to throw some heavy shots. However in round 1, it
appeared neither took any great advantage in the bout, keeping apart and picking
their selected shots.
It was in round 2 where a difference between the two emerged
when they moved to the inside game. While in the clinch, it appeared Skelton
had the edge in strength in regards to knees that landed. Although strong
himself, Varga took more than he gave while in close as the extra 5 kg's
(11 lbs) seemed to help more a bit, along with his MuayThai experience
and technique. As round 2 ended, it appeared Skelton knew where his
strength would be to take this fight to the next level, a 43rd win and possibly
his 37th KO/TKO.
As round 3 started, Skelton moved to the clinch quickly
where he scored repeatedly with knees. However, as the two broke apart, Varga
appeared to hurt his knee. Referee Mick Fowles stepped in to stop the
action and have the ringside doctor look at it. The doctor advised Varga
to stop if he couldn't put weight on it and as he tried, there was just too much
pain. It wasn't how Skelton wanted it to end, for that matter, none of
us. But a wins a win and with very little excitement in it all, Skelton
successfully defended his IKF MTR Super
Heavyweight World Title by TKO at 53 seconds of round 3.
As previously mentioned, the 9 IKF
Title bouts became 4 and the 8 ISCF Title bouts became 2 because of all the
traffic problems, but the show still went on with a total of 12 exciting bouts.
Here's a quick rundown of the other 11 bouts on the night...
- IKF Pro
Starting off the night,
Daniel Kennedey (64kg, England) defeated Ian Keech (64kg,
England) by unanimous decision, 29-24, 29-24 and 29-24. Keech took a
standing 8 count from referee Clive Tennant after a head kick in round 1
and missed his minimum kick requirement (8) in rounds 1 & 3. Kennedey
also missed his kicks in round 1. Missing kicks is not a usual thing in Pro Full
Contact but as you will see, this was a problem throughout the night with many
of the Pro fighters.
- ISCF Light Heavyweight British Title
Wilson of Scotland made quick work of Shain Tovell of England as he
put a stop to the bout when he made Tovell Tap Out from an armbar at
1:10 of the first round.
- IKF Woman's Pro English Title: Lisa Jones
(65kg) had little trouble with the less experienced Susie Parsons
(64kg). On paper and looking at the records, this probably shouldn't
have been for a title bout. However both showed plenty of heart and guts
averaging over 16 kicks per round each over the scheduled 5 round bout. In the
end, Jones won the title by unanimous decision, 50-47, 50-47 and 50-45.
- ISCF MMA
Heavyweight British Title:
There was plenty of heart and guts in this bout as Lee McGuiness of
England and Andy Callaghan of Scotland battled for 3, 5 minute rounds.
In the end, neither had even come close to a tap out and the bout was ruled a
draw by the ring referee.
- IKF Pro
Steve Much (91kg) of England had more to be excited
about other than just a points decision win Sunday night over Alan Brown
(88kg) also of England. Neither
Much nor Brown did a lot of kicking (Brown missed
his kicks in all 3 rounds, Much in round 2 and barely made the minimum 8
in round 1) but it wasn't kicks that were going to win this one. Much
landed a strong punch that dropped Brown in round 2 which should have
been an 8 count but referee Clive Tennant didn't give one as Brown
rose up quickly. However the mistake wouldn't repeat in round 3 as Much
connected to Brown's head again with a strong right hand. A second
knockdown in round 3 stopped the bout just short of the bell at 1:57 giving Much
the win by TKO.
- IKF Pro
Andrew Zavaronco (69kg)of England was one of the
great standouts of the night. This 21 year old was IMPRESSIVE! His punches were
straight, tight and crisp and it appeared as if
Zavaranco had been in a hundred boxing matches. However this was only
his 4th bout and he took it to Steve Bowler (68kg) also of
England. Zavaronco dropped Bowler in the second round with front
kick and then dropped him again with a left hook. In round 3, Zavaronco
dropped Bowler for the final time, a shot to the forehead at 1:44 of
round 3 and the bout was over. Zavaronco is someone to watch out for in
the highly contested Light Middleweight Division. We
look forward to seeing more of this guy!
- IKF Pro
Narginder Gill (73kg) of England has probably some of
the most colorful cornermen in the business. His trainer, Nigel Thompson
and company looked like a Brilliant Hollywood Show in their Outstanding Purple
Cornerman uniforms with gold and red trim. Man, these guys looked like the
REAL Pro Show! Their fighter, Marginder
Gill looked just as good as he won his 3 round decision over Lee Willis
(75kg) also of England, 30-27, 30-27 and 30-28. Gill's work with
the knees in the clinch would have made Mr.
IKF MuayThai, Fred Fitzgerald very excited!
- IKF Pro
Although neither of these guys were getting their kicks in,
Leroy Brown (95kg) of North Hampton, England still managed to
pull out a win over Mark Greener, (102kg) also of England,
28-24, 28-24 and 28-24. Brown was the only one of the 2 to make his
kicks in any of the 3 rounds which he did in round 2. In all, Greener
only kicked 11 times in all 3 rounds to Brown's 17... Kick guys, KICK!
- IKF Pro
This was a WAR! After 2 rounds of non stop action, James
Wolting (80kg) came away with a TKO win at :41 seconds of the 3rd
round when it appeared he broke his opponent,
Adam Dove's (80kg) nose. At the stop, Wolting was ahead
on all the judges cards, 20-19, 20-18 and 20-18.
- IKF Pro
Liam Robinson (64kg, 18) of England had more to worry
about than just the fighting skills of his opponent. He had to deal with
Schefield, England's Richard Golland's (66kg, 23) dirty fighting
as well. Golland was deducted points for dropping a knee into Robinson's
chest as they were getting up from the mat after both falling. He was deducted a
point for an illegal elbow strike (No "Downward" elbows were
allowed under the agreed rules) and probably should have been deducted more
points for several other dirty moves such as shoving Robinson in the
face after several breaks. It was plenty for referee Mick Fowles to deal
with. At the break of one round, Robinson even accused Golland
of biting his ear in the clinch. It was clear Golland was looking for a
way to win because Robinson out-skilled him in every round winning the
bout by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-25 and 30-25.
- IKF Pro
FCR English Heavyweight Title
If intimidation could win bouts,
England's Chris Ballard (98kg, -215lbs- 6'3) had won this bout
before he even stepped into the ring. Ballard's colorful explosion of
physical aggression had everyone in the room glad they weren't facing him in the
ring. However, this pleasure wasn't granted to everyone. North Hampton,
England's Dave Sharp and Ballard had met before (Ballard
won) and if anyone were the right man to face Ballard, Sharp was
him. Maybe not so much on skill, but more so because Ballard didn't
intimidate him at all, at least, so it appeared... At 5'9' and weighing in under
the title limit (came in at 87kg -191.4 lbs- 5'9") Sharp
had a mountain to climb to all of us watching from ringside. However, Ballards
bark was bigger than his bite when it came to his kicking skills. Although he
made 12 kicks in round 1, Ballard only made his kicks again in round 3 (8)
and missed his kicks in rounds 2, 4 and 5 (7, 5 & 6) However, if
Sharp would have made his kicks, we might have ended this bout in a
draw, or at least close to it. Sharp missed his kicks in rounds 1-4
(5,6,5,2) and only made them (10) in the final round. In the end, Ballard
took the win and the IKF FCR Pro English
Heavyweight title with a unanimous decision win, 47-41, 46-43 and 47-41.
- IKF Pro
MTR Super Heavyweight Title Defense
Matt Skelton, England
defeated Peter Varga, Hungary by TKO/Doctor stoppage (Knee Injury)
at 53 seconds of round 3.
For more info, contact Rough & Ready Promotions and
Mr. Morris Young at 01604 475 488 or by e-mail by clicking this link:
November 20th, 2001, AT 8:40 PM
FINNEY'S "ROCK" St Louis...
Nov 17th, St. Louis, MO, USA
Finney's Championship Kickboxing,
Budweiser, and numerous other local
companies showed St. Louis fans nothing short of excitement. With the crowd
attendance just short of 1300, Finney's
put on nine exciting fights with few going the distance. After the fight many of
the sponsors said that this fight was the best one so far! Here's a rundown on
the nights ACTION!
- Jenny Woodrum, St. Louis, MO defeated Mindy Griffin
Waterloo, IA. Woodrum came out looking to end this fight early. Throwing
numerous combinations. Finally at the end of the first round landed a kick to
the stomach that put
Griffin to the canvas for the KO.
- Mike Rodgers St. Louis, MO defeated Hector Martinez,
Waterloo, IA. Rodgers landed power full shots right from the start.
Ending it with a first round KO.
- Kevin Engel, St. Louis, MO defeated Chad Carlisle, Lablen,
TX . Engel came out establishing his jab and following it up with the
right. After landing this combination many times, Carlisle stared to
leave his body open for
Engel to start landing powerful kicks all scoring. As Carlisle
started to drop his hands Engel landed the last 1 2 combination that put
Carlisle down for the count at 1:35 of the 1st round.
- Marc Gibson, St. Louis, MO defeated Dave Conger, Waterloo,
IA. Both fighters came out feeling each other out in the 1st round, both landing
to the body and the head. In the second round Gibson landed one clean
hook which put Conger on the canvas for good.
- IKF #2 Ranked Cory Sivumaki, St.
Louis, MO defeated IKF #5 Ranked, Blaine
Nichols, Waterloo, IA. In the 1st, Sivumaki wanted to establish that
he would control the fight by using his jab. After landing an uppercut followed
by a hook, Nichols went down for the second time in the round. In the
2nd Sivumaki and Nichols battled back and forth the whole round
giving the crowd the type fight everyone likes, LOTS of power punches landing.
In the final round
Sivumaki went back to establishing the jab and utilized his front kick
to keep his distance to land his right, as he did in the 1st round. Judges gave
a unanimous decision to Sivumaki.
- Mark Winfield, St. Louis, MO defeated Jay Dinnsdale,
Waterloo, IA. From the start of the 1st Winfield used his south paw
stance to his advantage. Throwing straight lefts splitting the gloves of Dinnsdale
scoring numerous times with many hooks to the body, followed by kicks. Dinnsdale
whet down once in the 1st. In the 2nd
Winfield started off where he left off, now mixing up his combinations
and kicks until landing another hard body shot putting Dinnsdale on the
canvas for the second time in the fight.
Dinnsdale fought back to end the 2nd. In the third Winfield was
looking for the KO putting the pressure on, with Dinnsdale countering
with a spinning backfist. Until Winfield put Dinnsdale on the
canvas for good, by landing another combination to the head.
- Bout 7: IKF US Champion "Bad"
Brittany Anic, 5-0, St. Louis, MO vs Megan Garza, 4-0 Leblan, TX.
Garza was a no show at weigh-ins and the fights.
- Bout 8: Mikey "Baby Face" Fusco, 11-1, St. Louis,
MO defeated Mike Winkler, 9-1, Belleville, IL. Fusco came out
just has he's done on every fight he's fought, looking to end it quick. Fusco
charged in, landing shots on Winkler. However, Winkler hung
tight and it appeared to many, this could go the distance. However to everyone's
surprise, Fusco drop
Winkler about 30 seconds into the 1st round. Winkler was dropped
again later in the 1st and took another 8 count, but he was ready to go again.
Fusco moved in for the kill, landing a right which echoed through the
building. Fusco then landed a hook followed by another powerful right to
end the fight minutes before the bell to win by TKO.
- Bout 9: IKF US Champion Marc "The
Hammer" Mayfield, 29-4, St. Louis, MO defeated
IKF Iowa State Champion James
McCallum, 9-2, Waterloo, IA. From the start of the 1st round Mayfield
and McCallum both went to work with great punch and kick combinations.
Mayfield landing his combinations and McCallum answering back
with strong front kicks to the body. The 2nd round was the same as the first,
both fighters taking shots as well as giving them out. In the 3rd round Mayfield
stepped it up working the body and landing his combinations, as well as
defending against McCallum's counter punches. In the end, Mayfield
won the judges, 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28.
For More event info, contact Mr. Jesse Finney at
(314) 351-5226 or by e-mail by clicking
News Of 11-20-01
Brawl In The Foothills
And 2001 PKC National Amateur Kickboxing
The "Fall Brawl In The Foothills" was exactly
that. A BRAWL! On Nov. 10th in Greenville,
South Carolina, USA, at the Palmetto Expo center, Promoter Ray Thompson
(Right) and his staff brought together 24 of the PKC's top fighters to
upstate South Carolina from the midwest and East Coast USA to battle it out for
the title of PKC National Amateur Kickboxing Champion. Each fight was scheduled
for five rounds of "full contact rules" kickboxing with each
round being two minutes. When the dust settled there were 12 national champions
with only five bouts going the distance.
You might ask why we're reporting PKC news on the IKF site.
Well as previously mentioned (See
article below) the PKC and IKF
have been working TOGETHER for the past several years in the spirit of
friendship to bring the kickboxing industry up to the level that both
organizations feel kickboxing should be. Besides the event was co-sanctioned by
the PKC and IKF, although the
National Titles were only sanctioned by the PKC.
Back to the
fights, now this reporter can't possibly report on every fight in detail but I
can hit the hi-lights.
- Fight 1 was a scorcher where Amanda "Energizer Bunny"
Rawl (trained by
Ray Thompson) and "Rockin" Robin Herbert (trained
by Dick Crabtree) started off with Herbert throwing some heavy
leather that had some serious intentions. It was evident she came to fight. Rawl
kept her cool and started to work her sidekick which found it's mark the first
time she threw it. It sunk into Herberts side and you could see the pain
in her eyes but there was no stopping in her mind. They both worked and moved
when side kick #2 landed followed by some sharp punches from both ladies. Than
Rawl said lets go for 3 and guess what... it worked. Rawl wins
by TKO at 1:22 of the first round.
- Fight #3 has Justin "The Blade" Picket (2000
IKF National Amateur Champion)
and The Blade is right, this kid is SHARP, against Jerry "Jackhammer"
Grove (trained by Ron White)!!! Justin comes from the Carlson
camp and in my opinion he definitely is one of the best, if not THE best,
fighters from that camp and let me tell you they have a load of them. You name
it, they fight it. Anyway the Blade came out cutting and slicing. Grove
was definitely up for the task. These guys were throwing techniques from every
angle you could imagine. Hooks, uppercuts, roundhouse kicks, spin kicks. They
were like two machines but as the fight went on you could tell the younger Picket
wasn't about to slow down. After 1:52 seconds of the 3rd round the corner of the
Jackhammer had enough and threw in the towel for fear of a
severely broken nose. That's what I like, a corner that is looking out for their
fighter no matter what title is on the line!!!
- Fight #4 has Shannon "Pooh" Hudson fighting a
cagey veteran named Zack "Attack" Day. Zack (Runner-Up at
IKF National Amateur Championships
- Both at right, Hudson kicking) has been around a while and
fought in just about every kind of fight competition there is and Saturday night
proved that his experience was too much for the younger Hudson. As far
as pure skill, no one has more skill than Hudson who is trained by his
older brother Kevin "Hurricane" Hudson former KICK World
Cruiser Wt. Champion. It seemed that his conditioning was the main factor in his
defeat. It was simple, the vet took the young lion to school. Day wins
by unanimous decision. I would love to see a rematch.
- Fight no. 7 was a BATTLE ROYAL (Right) between Terri "T-Rex"
IKF National Amateur Championships
and Rebecca "Pitbull" Preacher (
IKF National Amateur Champion).
Man what a rumble. I only hope I NEVER meet either of these ladies in an ally.
Hicks had one mission in this fight and that was MURDER. She was
throwing looping rights that would ko a buffalo!!! ....but not the Pitbull.
It seemed that was all T-Rex had in her bag. She was in super
shape and came to win but needed more than the right hand. Pitbull on
the other hand did it all. She put her hands and feet to work in combinations
that were pretty impressive. She out kicked Hicks I would estimate 3 to
1 and the same on the punches. Neither fighter hurt each other during the fight
though, which says something for their conditioning. It was nothing but Power
against Quantity and quantity won out. Preacher wins by unanimous
- Fight #10 was a barn burner if there ever was one. It pitted Dallas "Wild
Thang" Crowe against Joe "Red Dragon" Surack
in a fight (and I mean FIGHT!!!!) that brought fans out of their seats
and to the ring. Thank goodness for "Greenville Counties Finest" (the
sheriffs office) and Gary "The Rock" Ward (sheriffs
deputy, former WORLD power lifting champion AND 2nd degree Kempo jitsu blackbelt).
All he had to do was appear and the crowd QUICKLY returned to their seats, this
guy is HUGE!!!! The fight started off with the older and more mature Surack
moving and checking the Wild Thang out until the Wild
Thang clocked him with a good one causing a standing eight count by the
ref. After the count the Dragon decided no more playing around
and went to work. After it was all said and done Surack wins by TKO in
the 5th round.
Fight 12 was the fight the majority of the crowd was waiting for. It was
time for the "Wonderboy", Stephen Thompson (Left,
trained by his father, Ray Thompson and
IKF National Amateur Champion)
to do his thing and that was to knock someone out.
His opponent was Nicholas Donahue from Augusta, Georgia. Of course
Donahue had different thoughts on the subject. The fight started off
WIDE OPEN from the bell with
Donahue jumping on the "Wonderboy" and putting
him on the defensive. After a few exchanges Thompson found his groove
and started to work it.
With round one in the bag Thompson came out in round two smoking
and at about 20 seconds in the round Thompson dropped an axe kick (See
Right) on Donahue's head followed up by a straight right that sent
the larger Donahue into never, never land.
Thompson wins by ko at 20 seconds of the second round.
Man what a show and that Wonderboy knows how
to put one on!!!
RESULTS OF THE OTHER BOUTS
- Light Middleweight
Llaneza defeated Shaun Gay by TKO (1 min 29 sec in Round 4)
IKF National Amateur Champion)
defeated Adrian Turpin by TKO (1 min 51 sec in Round 2)
IKF National Amateur Champion)
defeated Mark Feakes (2001 IKF National Amateur
Champion) by split decision.
Poey defeated Pee Wee McCall by unanimous decision.
- Light Welterweight
IKF National Amateur Champion)
defeated John Greubel (2001
IKF National Amateur Champion)
by unanimous decision.
- Super Heavyweight
Odle defeated Emmanuel Vero by disqualification.
This night was nothing but full contact kickboxing AT IT'S FINEST and the
overall event itself looked like a Vegas type show that still has the buzz
going. I only hope that IronHeart Promotions has something coming up soon for
they really put on a "FIRST CLASS" event. So much so that they have
been approved to promote the PKC Nationals for the next two years. In
attendance was the president of the PKC, Mr. Glenn Keeney. Mr.
Carlos Machado of Brazil by way of Dallas, Texas who is the 2000 Brazilian
Jiujitsu World Champion and trainer of Chuck Norris. Carlos is
the oldest of the famous Fab 5 Machado Brothers. Well that
about does it for this report so keep your hands up, chin down and see you at
For more Info, contact Mr. Ray Thompson
967-3930 or by e-mail by clicking HERE!
This Event will was PKC,
Sanctioned - HOWEVER:This
was NOT an IKF National
IKF sanctioned the event with the PKC, but no
IKF titles were on this event. This was NOT an "OPEN"
Tournament like the IKF USA
Nationals Amateur Tournament. This was a match-made Event for top PKC
Fighters fighting only 1 bout each.
November 15th, 2001, AT 3:30 PM
To Feature 1 IKF Bout on
California USA boxing promoter Roy Englebrecht wanted
to add a kickboxing bout to his event tonight, Thursday, November 15th. So he
called on Abe Belardo of Delano to assist him and Belardo booked
2 amateur fighters, Raul Rodriguez Vs
Alfrado Garibay in a 4 round non title bout. The event will take place
at the Centennial Gardens in Bakersfield, CA, USA. For more info, please call
Mr. Roy Englebrecht at (949) 760-3131.
News of 11-15-01
"MIDWEST FIGHT FEST"
St Louis, Missouri, USA!
IKF Promoter Jesse
Finney (Below right) of St Louis and his associates are all set to
host their Midwest Fight Fest Saturday
night at the Union Plaza 300 S. Grand St. Louis, MO USA.
The nights Main Event will feature IKF US Champion,
Marc "The Hammer" Mayfield, 29-4 of St. Louis, MO Vs
Iowa State Champion James McCallum, 9-2 of Waterloo, Iowa.
Here's the remainder of the nights card;
- #3 IKF
Mikey "Baby Face" Fusco, 11-1, St. Louis, MO vs
Mike Winkler, 9-1, Belleville, IL.
- IKF US Champion "Bad"
Brittany Anic, 5-0, St. Louis, MO vs
Megan Garza, 4-0, Leblan, TX
- Mark Winfield, St. Louis, MO vs
Jay Dinnsdale, Waterloo, IA
- #2 IKF
Cory Sivumaki, St. Louis, MO vs
Blaine Nichols, Waterloo, IA
- Marc Gibson, St. Louis, MO vs
Dave Conger, Waterloo, IA
- #3 IKF RankedKevin
Engel, St. Louis, MO vs
Chad Carlisle, Lablen, TX
- Mike Rodgers, St. Louis, MO vs
Hector Martinez, Waterloo, IA
- Jenny Woodrum, St. Louis, MO vs
#5 IKF Ranked
Mindy Griffin, Waterloo, IA
For More event info contact Mr. Jesse Finney (314)
351-5226 or by e-mail by clicking
News Of 11-15-01
IKF World Title In
IKF MTR Super Heavyweight
World Champion Matt Skelton will defend his IKF
World Title this Sunday night at the Derngate Royal
Theatre in North Hampton England.
The event, "JUNGLE WARS 5"
will be promoted by IKF Promoter Morris
Young and his Rough & Ready Promotions staff. Skelton of
Bedford, England (Above right, 38 wins, 5 Loses with 30 wins by KO) will
Peter Varga of Budapest, Hungary (Right, 29 wins, 8 Loses, 1 Draw
with 22 wins by KO)
The event will also feature lots of
(International Sport Combat Federation- NHB/MMA) action as
well as Young will host a total of "8"
Title bouts. They include;
Light Welterweight British Title
Light Middleweight English Title
Middleweight English Title
Middleweight British Title
Light Heavyweight English Title
Light Heavyweight British Title
Super Heavyweight English Title
Super Heavyweight British Title
For more event inco contact Rough & Ready Promotions
and Mr. Morris Young at 01604 475 488 or Mr. Alby Bimpson,
IKF European Director at 079 60 870 967 or
by e-mail by clicking HERE.
News Of 11-15-01
Retired Boxers Foundation
The Retired Boxers Foundation
celabrated at Gleason's Gym in New York their
Towers Fundraiser on Nov. 7, 2001.
Check out the pictures at this link below
November 13th, 2001, AT 7:00 PM
100 years from now,
it will not matter. . .
what kind of car I drove,
what kind of house I
how much I had in my bank account
or what my clothes looked
like. . .
but the world may be a little better
because I was important in the
life of a child...
COMPETE IN HOLIDAY CHARITY EVENT
and G-Up Present
UNITED FOR THE CHILDREN A Benefit Event
for the The Twin
Towers Orphan Fund and the Marine
Toys for Tots
Foundation December 15, 2001 San Jose Event Center San Jose, California
FIGHT CARD & FIGHTER
INFO CLICK HERE!
G-Up Corporation, Kickboxing sensation Cung Le, and UsH! Entertainment announced today their
collaboration on the holiday charity extravaganza, United
for the Children, a benefit event for the Marine
Toys for Tots
the Twin Towers
United for the Children, to be held in the San
Jose Event Center in San Jose, California on December 15, 2001, combines the
world's best martial artist with Hip Hop sounds and Hollywood style staging.
United for the Children is going
to be a terrific event for the Bay Area. We've assembled the best kickboxers,
DJ's, hip hop dancers and R & B singers, and they are preparing quite a
show," said Cung Le, (Left) Martial Arts Superstar and
"We are also very pleased to be donating 100 percent of our event
net proceeds to The
Toys for Tots
The Twin Towers
Orphan Fund. We've all been touched by our national crisis and
are aware that holidays are the hardest time for children in need. This is our
way of giving a little back."
Cung Le, whose impressive career includes being a Light Heavyweight
World Champion and considered the greatest fighter on the planet, headlines the
event competing against UFC's Shonie "Showtime" Carter
(Above Right) for the IKF (International
Kickboxing Federation) Light Heavyweight World Title.
The event also features five other IKF
championship level matches with kickboxing's rising stars including Rudi
Ott, IKF Pro US San Shou Middleweight Champion.
Also featured on the event will be teen sensations, US National Team members
and IKF U.S. San Shou Champions,
Amateur U.S. San Shou Super Welterweight Champion) and
Amateur Woman's San Shou U. S. Bantamweight Champion)
The half time show being produced by
and the International Turntablist Federation promises to be just as
star-studded, featuring New York's Hip Hop dance legend Crazy Legs
and the Rock Steady Crew and music's top DJs Apollo, Vin,
"G-Up is always ready to support Cung and his
projects," said Dominique Nguyen, G-Up
Corporation President and CEO. "United for
the Children is going to be a terrific showcase for his talents and
his unfailing commitment to our community. The fact that this is a charity event
is no accident as Cung has always demonstrated his affection and
concern for all children in need."
Net proceeds from United for the Children
are being donated to the
US Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Foundation and the The Twin Towers Orphan Fund.
Toys for Tots has been a fixture in holiday charity for needy children
since 1947. Although more recently founded, The Twin Towers Orphan Fund is a volunteer
organization founded to support the orphaned children of the September 11th
rescue workers and victims. All funds are being independently handled by the San
Francisco CPA firm Shea, Labagh, Dobberstein.
"We here at the IKF are doing
all we can for this great event." said IKF
President Steve Fossum. (Right) "This is an opportunity for us
to get involved and help those in need around the world and we're proud to be a
part of it. The tragedy of September 11th touched us all and was a true wake-up
call for all of us. Not just in making us more aware of violent acts around the
world, but in bringing our attention to the many others around the world who
need help as well. It should be everyone's duty to help those in need around the
world which is why for this event, we made it ours."
Tickets for United for the Children
are available through Bass and Tickets.com. Donations and
sponsorships are also available via
There will be a registered press-only press conference and weigh-in the day
before United for the Children. Press
registrations are complimentary for qualified media representatives and gives
you access to all events and the show floor. Contact
for more information.
Twin Towers Orphan Fund
Twin Towers Orphan Fund is a volunteer organization founded to
support children of the victims and rescue workers who lost their lives in the
Pentagon, the World Trade Center, and on the American Airlines and United
Airlines flights. In addition, it welcomes any children affected by the Anthrax
scare and military action in the Afghanistan. Children registered with the fund
are assured continued access to educational opportunities, a loving home, and
peace of mind as they struggle to make sense of their losses.
Toys for Tots Foundation
Founded in 1947, Toys for Tots is the US Marine Corps'
premier community program. From October to December,
Toys for Tots
collects funds and new toy donations on both local and national campaigns. To
date it has distributed over 272 million toys to 133 million needy children.
They have become a nationally recognized symbol of the holidays for parents and
has donated All of the Sanctioning Fees for this great event. We hope your able
to donate something as well.
Inquire for Sponsorship to:
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November 12th, 2001, AT 12:30 PM
"Brings It ON BIG" In IKF
SHOW, TRICALA, GREECE, November 3rd, 2001
Europe: This was the first IKF
show for Michael Kossivakis, IKF
Greece Representative and what a GREAT SHOW it was! Four International fights
with competitors from ENGLAND, HUNGARY, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA and of course
GREECE. The event was televised by a number of Greek national
television companies as well.
The show started with an excellent demonstration from GREEK TRADITIONAL
DANCING UNION OF TRICALA (GREEK DANCES) Followed by an excellent Ladies
Demonstration bout ANNA DIMITRIOU &
PANAGIOTIS DIMITRIOU two future stars.
- 1st BOUT: STERGIANAKH SOFIA Vs
Novice Amateur Ladies bout, Full
Both fighters put up a good show of technical ability.
The Winner DIMITRA was much stronger and did leave you feeling she had
more experience than at first indicated. This was proven in the 2nd round where
Mike Fowles, IKF Europe International
Referee, stepped in and stopped the fight.
- The first of the four International bouts was;
2nd BOUT: JOHN SOFOLEUS, Greece Vs DION
PRO 5 X 2 International rules (low
This really got the crowd going, and the Greek supporters
new that both Internationals were here to win.
- 1st Round: Was EXPLOSIVE with both competitors FORGETTING to feel
each other out. The Greek fighter SOFOLEUS, tried to stamp his authority
straight away, but JOYCE, who is known to be a slow starter, matched
him punch for punch and Kick for Kick, JOYCE coming out of one clinch
with a cut below his eye.
- 2nd Round: SOFOLEUS started showing his high standard and
experience of boxing ability catching JOYCE with some excellent
punching combinations. JOYCE was not put off by this and like the TROJAN
he is, he pushed forward taking the fight to SOFOLEUS, which resulted
with the cut worsening. The Doctor was called to JOYCE'S corner to
examine the cut. The fight was allowed to continue.
- 3rd Round:
Was very much a repeat of the 2nd, with loads of action, and the cut
worsening with MARK BARLOW, trainer, doing an excellent job controlling
- 4th Round: Non-stop action with JOYCE strength and
determination started to come through, but towards the end of the round JOYCE
sustained a 2nd cut above the eye. The Doctor was called to assess JOYCE
and called a hault to the bout. JOYCE protested to carry on the bout,
but the Dr and the Referee after a short deliberation stopped the fight, with
SOFOLEUS winning on a stoppage.
- 3rd BOUT: ALEXANDROUS DIMITRIOU,
Greece Vs VITALI SHEMETOV, Russia
IKF AMATEUR JUNIOR FULL CONTACT INTERNATIONAL EUROPEAN
SHEMETO, who was just 17 years old last week,
is definitely a future World Champion!
"It is a long time where I have seen such ability from such a young
fighter" commented Alby Bimpson, (Right) IKF Europe
Director. His opponent ALEXANDROUS is already well known to the
IKF, as he fought earlier this year for
IKF Junior Amateur European Title in
England, losing on a close points decision. Both fighters have everything to
fight for, as the winner was to challenge the current European Junior Amateur
Champion, BRUNO SUSANO, of Portugal in the near future.
round of this bout, both fighters showed a full ARSENAL of technique. The end of
the fight was fuelled with controversy as the Greek judges suddenly decided to
change their minds. I say the Greek judges, as all 3 judges were from Greece.
The reason being for this, the Government Greek Kickboxing insisted that they
supplied the 3 judges. They were not appointed by the IKF.
Alby Bimpson and
Mick Fowles (Right) had discussed all the rules and scoring
system before the event at a Pre-Official meeting. Because of the controversy,
Bimpson decided on a draw, which both camps accepted. This will be an
excellent rematch on neutral territory. Respect to both fighters, as they
have no control over the politics of the sport. Next time, ONLY
IKF Appointed and Approved officials will be
- 4th BOUT: PANAGIOTIS KARANIKOLIS,
Greece Vs CSABA LELEKACS, Hungary
BOXING INTERNATIONAL BOUT 5 X 3
Excellent International bout.
Both fighters with excellent professional attitude and Sportsmanship. Both
fighters showed their own interpretation of Thai technique. KARANIKOLIS
concentrated on all Thai techniques with Elbows, Knees, leg kicks, sweeps and
Throws. LELEKACS seemed to concentrate more on kneeing especially to the
head. This was allowing KARANIKOLIS to be ahead on most of the rounds.
This proceeded throughout the bout, but LELEKACS never gave up. KARANIKOLIS
was unanimous points winner. The crowd really enjoyed the bout and again gave a
- 5th BOUT: ANDREAS DIMITRIOU, Greece
TIAGO GOMES, Portugal
AMATEUR FULL CONTACT INTERNATIONAL BOUT 5 X 2
Unfortunately this bout was a complete miss match. It must be said that it
is no fault of the Greek Promoter & IKF
Greece Representative Michael Kossivakis. When the IKF request fighters from Reps, we believe that they
will supply their best fighters for whatever the competition it may be. There
was certainly a break down of communication on this fight, as it was stated it
was an International Amateur fight 5 x 2. This is certainly not a competition
for the novice amateur. The promoter, being upset at the fact that he paid air
flight tickets and accommodation for 2, just for the fight to be stopped in the
first round. IKF European Coordinator and
Referee Mick Fowles, recognizing the inexperience straight away stopped
the fight in the first round, DIMITRIOU being the winner."This
is not good for the sport, steps will be taken to stop this from happening
again" said Alby Bimpson.
IKF Europe Director Alby Bimpson
would like to thank Michael Kossivakis and sponsor Mr. Dimitriou
for an excellent IKF Event.
He also passes on a special "Thank You" for their generous
hospitality and looks forward to working closely with them in the future.
November 10th, 2001, AT 12:30 PM
Your SAFETY GEAR Is HERE!!
Since the forming of the IKF,
Fighter Safety has always been an issue with us. As some of you know, a few
years back we introduced a new "Brain Pad (mouthguard...but don't just
call it that...) guard from a company called
Over the years
has become more and more a part of the IKF.
At this years
National Amateur Tournament,
donated over 200 mouth guards for all of the National Finalists.
We've been such a supporter of their product that we created a
Fighters Safety Page
to them here on the IKF website. However,
as any products will have, Joe Manzo and his staff at
encountered some protests about their dynamic mouth guard. Some had claimed that
the mouthguard was just too big for some of the smaller, Junior aged fighters as
well as smaller athletes.
Instead of just
ignoring the problem, Manzo and his staff went to work to create a new
mouthguard to fit the smaller athletes of all sports. Today we're proud to
announce that Manzo and his
company are ready to introduce the new Wipss. Junior Mouth Guard. (Pictured
the IKF isn't the only
organization to endorse the great
products. Others include, World Boxing Association, National Dental Association,
International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), British Columbia Karate
Association, Canada's Junior National Lacrosse Team, Canadian Amateur Boxing
Association, Canadian Professional Boxing Federation, Cowboys Unlimited, Golden
Gloves of America International Female Boxers Association, International Sport
Karate Association, Jamaica Tae Kwon Do Association, KRANE karate ratings,
National Karate Association of Canada, New Zealand Amateur Boxing Association,
National Little Britches Rodeo Association, Pennsylvania Golden Gloves, Rodeo
Sports Marketing, Sankey Rodeo Schools.
To find out more about the new Wipss. Junior Brain Pad and the other
Products, go to their website at www.wipss.com.
NEWS OF 11-10-01
Adolfo Lozano In Thailand
IKF MuayThai Rules Super
Middleweight Mexico Champion, Adolfo Lozano (Far right in picture
and below) of Puerta Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico is currently in Thailand
doing some intense training.
Lozano and his wife Elizabeth will be in Thailand until January
visiting several MuayThai camps and getting in some great training. He's hoping
his trainingh will come in handy for a possible shot at the IKF North American Title sometime in the spring of
Lozano won his Mexico title back on October 6th in
Puerta Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. After 4 rounds, his opponent, Enrique
Cuellar was well ahead and on his way to the title leading 39-36, 38-36 and
40-38. In the corner, Lozano's trainer asked him to lay on his back so
he could lift his legs. However it appeared to many that he had past out instead
which prompted the ringside doctor and other officials to come to his corner in
preparation to put a stop to the bout. Lozano was told to either sit on
his corner stool or stand up or the bout would be stopped. He quickly stood and
looked out into the crowd as the chant begin, "Yes You Can, Yes You
Can." Over and over again.
Down on all the judges cards entering the final round, what
happened next can only be called a miricle of will... Lozano came out in
round 5 as if he was fighting in round 1. Although noticeably tired, his punches
regained some snap and power and his legs were snapping up with speed and power
once again. More importantly, the one strike that won him rounds 1 and 2 so
easily was back with incredible accuracy, his knee strikes. Over and over again
Lozano landed knees on Cuellar who was still strong with his own
knees and hands. Then as the 2 came to a clinch, Lozano, out of nowhere,
EXPLODED with energy and opened up a non stop attack on Cuellar.
Starting with kicks and punches and moving into the clinch, Lozano
backed away and let loose with several strong knees that hit Cuellar in
the body and finally the ending 2 had direct hits on their target, Cuellar's
face. As the 3rd strike ended and Cuellar's head pulled back, blood shot
from his nose forcing referee Ubillado Vega to step in. A wise move as
it was clear, Lozano was on a roll and had no plans of stopping. Upon
closer look, Vego saw the tremendous blood flow from Cuellar's
nose and immediately stopped the bout. The ringside doctor later said if Vega
didn't stop it, he would of since it seemed to take him a long time to stop the
At 2:05 of round 4, Lozano had rose up from the
strength of his fans and found the energy to win the title against Enrique
Cuellar. Lozano later told us that when he stood up during the round 4 and 5
break, he saw his mother and father in the crowd and the look on their faces
seemed to motivate him to dig down deep and find the strength to carry on and
win. However, as he seemed to look to the heavens and ask if he could do it,
almost as if it were planned, his true fans, those who were still there, started
chanting back, "Yes You Can", Yes You Can!" And "CAN"
It was clearly one of the most memorable moments in IKF Title history to witness such a comeback of a
November 9th, 2001, AT 5:30 PM
All Set For This Weekends Big
PKC - IKF -
South Carolina Promoter Ray Thompson (Right) is
simply "Serving The Greater Good" as our good friend
Brooks Mason would say. Thompson, a big IKF supporter is one not to forget where he came
from as he shows loyalty to his long time friends at the PKC in hosting this
weekends PKC National Amateur Championships. The event will take place at the
Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
Thompson as well hasn't forgot his new friends here at
the IKF either as he worked to make this
the fourth year in a row that the IKF and
the PKC have co-sanctioned this very event. In addition, Thompson will
also include some ISCF Mixed Martial Arts
Bouts on the card as well as a big PKC daytime Karate Tournament.
In case your wondering why the IKF
is friendly with the PKC, well, it goes back to the first ever IKF Televised event back on January 22nd, 1994.
Actually it was a PKC event which the IKF
had nothing to do with. That is, until just a few weeks from Showtime. The event
was being held at Caesars Casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada which was a stones
throw from the IKF's front door, so who
better to ask to help with a local undercard but the IKF.
PKC promoter Joe Corley asked IKF
President Steve Fossum to assist in some undercard matchmaking which
Fossum was pleased to do. The return for his work was the acceptance to have the
IKF co-sanction the event which was a PPV
event on Showtime. Corley and his assistant, Howard Petchler could have
easily said "No Thank You" as could have PKC President Glenn
Kinney, but instead, they formed a relationship that has never been
It's easy to say that the IKF
will not forget the gratitude the PKC offered in the co-sanction of a BIG PPV
Event on SHOWTIME! It gave the IKF some
great exposure back in the non-used Internet days. It was live on SHOWTIME and
was attended by over 1,200 spectators. On the event, Rick Roufus
KO'ED!!! Michael McDonald in only 43 seconds of round 1 to win his PKC &
IKF World Title and Juan Torres
put a spanking on George Angat who he stopped at the :45 second mark of
round 2 to win his PKC &
IKF World Titles. Also on the card as the
main event, Dennis Alexio KO'ed Mark Russell, at 1:40 of the
second round but the bout was not for any title.
The undercard bouts Fossum put together were worthy of
main events on any card. In the first amateur bout, multiple time IKF Amateur Champion Randy Bussart of
Fairfield, CA, USA defeated Zenzo Tazawa of Santa Rosa, CA, USA by split
decision, 29-27, 29-26 and 30-27. The second of the 2 undercard bouts included
IKF Amateur Champions Jim Brown of
Sacramento, CA, USA Vs Boyd Murphy of Bakersfield, CA, USA who later
became an IKF US Amateur Champion at
another event. In the first 2 rounds, and well into the 3rd, Brown was
winning big, but it was the big right hand by Murphy that dropped Brown
in one of the best Amateur Heavyweight bouts ever.
Murphy landed a 2 punch combination at the 1:49 mark that put Brown
who was the first ever IKF Champion,
asleep against the ropes.
Later down the line, Augusta Georgia's Mike Carlson,
also a long time PKC Associate, brought the IKF
and the PKC together once again and the rest is history. So in case your
wondering why the PKC and IKF get along?
It has to do with something very simple.... We remembered who helped us when we
were just getting started.
Several of Saturday nights contenders are already IKF National Champions as well. They include, Justin
Pickett who won the 2000 IKF National
Featherweight Kickboxing Title. Other IKF
Champions include, Jack "The Ripper" Nilsson (1999),
Mark William Feakes (2001), Zachary Day (2001), Stephen
"The Wonderboy" Thompson who holds 5 IKF Titles, "Lightning" John
Greubel (2001) and Rebecca "The Pitbull" Preacher
who has won 4 IKF Titles, Here's the
nights bouts for PKC National titles;
- Adrian "The Iceman" Turpin VS Dan Erickson
- Rebecca "The Pirbull" Preacher
VS Terri Hicks
- Shannon Hudson VS
Zack "Attack" Day
- Jack "The Ripper" Nilsson
VS Brandon Odle
- "Pee Wee" McCall VS
- Stephen "The Wonderboy" Thompson
VS Rueben Lopez
- John Greubel VS
- Shaun Gay VS Johnny Jackson
- Justin Pickett VS
- Clint Wiggins VS
- Dallas Crowe VS
- Amanda Rawl VS
Thompson's martial arts background reads like a "Who's
Who" in the martial arts. He started his Martial Arts training in
March, 1974 at the age of 18. Since his beginning, he has studied many different
fighting arts. He is ranked as seventh degree Black Belt in Tetsu Shin Ryu Kempo
Karate and a fifth degree Black Belt in Kempo. He is also a fifth degree Black
Belt in Tetsu Shin Ryu Jujitsu, a fifth degree Black Belt in Karate-do, and
fifth degree Black Belt in Kobudo (weapons). He earned his Blue Belt in
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Rickson Gracie. He is a second degree Black
Belt in Kamishin-Ryu Karate, second degree Black Belt in Shorin-Ji Torakendo
Kempo, and fourth degree Black Belt in American Karate. He has also earned Nidan
in Kyudo (Japanese Archery)
Mr. Thompson's competition career has spanned many
years and many championships including winning the first and only "Toughest
Man in South Carolina" contest in 1980 which was the first and only
sanctioned "NHB" type event in South Carolina. He has fought in full
contact (kickboxing) matches and was a member of the U.S. Kickboxing
Team which competed in France in 1988. While in France, Ray was known as
the "Master of Disaster" by the French public.
Also in attendance at this weekends event will be Mike
(Below in suit and with family) & Elizabeth Carlson. The
Carlson's own and operate Augusta Martial Arts Academy in Augusta,
Georgia. In addition to offering classes in kickboxing, jujitsu, and
cardio-kickboxing, they have managed to single-handedly bring karate
tournaments, competitive kickboxing and mixed martial arts events to the Central
Savannah River Area (CSRA) since 1996. As a result, Sensei Mike Carlson
has produced over a dozen U.S. Champion Kickboxers and several amateur and
professional mixed martial arts competitors.
Sensei Carlson holds an 8th degree black belt in MYB
Kickboxing, a 6th degree black belt in Shin Nagare Kickboxing, 5th degree black
belt in Jujitsu, and a 1st degree black belt in both Judo and Tae Kwon Do. He
also is the State and Southeastern Regional Director for the Professional Karate
Commission (PKC) and Board of Advisors for the International Kickboxing
Federation (IKF), World Director of
Operations for the International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF), and is on the Board of Advisors for Ringside
In addition to his martial arts commitments, Mike Carlson
also serves the community as an Assistant District Attorney for the Augusta
Judicial circuit. Sensei Elizabeth Carlson (Above right with family)
holds a 5th degree black belt in MYB Kickboxing and a 3rd degree black belt in
Shin Nagare Karate. She also holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from
the University of Georgia and has designed the children's karate program at
AMAA. In addition to managing AMAA, Elizabeth Carlson is a certified PKC
Event Supervisor and travels around the Southeast organizing kickboxing events.
The Carlsons have lived in Augusta since 1992 and have a 3-year-old
Event Time: 8:30 am doors open - PKC M/A Tournament & ISCF
Submission Grappling event. 6:00 pm doors open - PKC/IKF Kickboxing Event. For
more Info, contact Mr. Ray Thompson at (864) 967-3930 or by e-mail by
For directions and EXCELLENT Event Info, Go To
This Event will Be
is NOT an IKF National Championships.
The IKF is sanctioning the event with
the PKC, but no IKF titles are on this event.
This is NOT an "OPEN"
Tournament like the IKF USA Nationals Event.
This is a match-made Event for
top PKC Fighters fighting only 1 bout each.
Fight card subject to
November 7th, 2001, AT 9:50 PM
FIGHT TALK ALA
Editor's Note: The
omnipresent Fight Doctor who has been noted for maintaining a "quest
for and love of knowledge," has once again lent his attention and
literary talents so as to provide his fight predictions or...
for the IKF. This time he
reviewed an IKF and PKC
sanctioned kickboxing card, daytime karate and submission tournament, to be held
at the Expo Center in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, November 10, 2001,
and entitled the Fall Brawl Martial Arts Spectacular. The event will be
promoted and hosted by
Ray Thompson of Upstate Karate, located in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
Fight Doctor ON DUAL SANCTIONING
PKC are truly the premier sanctioning bodies in the sport. This is no
doubt due to the quality of their respective presidents, Steve Fossum
(IKF) and Glenn Keeney (PKC)
and the teams both have assembled. The fact that they have consistently been
willing to "table the egos" and work together for the benefit of the
martial sports for years is demonstrative. Truly, these men and their
organizations deserve tremendous accolades not only for their accomplishments,
but also for their willingness to inculcate a spirit of cooperation, dedicated
to the benefit of the kickboxing world."
Fight Doctor ON The Fight Doctor
"I would be remiss if I
failed to elucidate my audience as to my foresight in preselecting the tone and
tenor of the recent RSF "Severn versus Griffin" bout. Not only
was I able to accurately determine the winner, but in a brief paragraph
encapsulated with exactitude the means and methods of the victory. I am also
advised that there was a plaintiff wail of fan support of this column at RSF.
While professional responsibilities took me to the District of Columbia that
weekend, I assure all present, particularly my dedicated admirers from the
Classic City, that the Fight Doctor was there in spirit."
The Fight Doctor ON THE BOUTS
ZACK DAY VS SHANNON
"Day is a grizzled veteran who wins fights on
relentless determination. Hudson is a young, flashy lefty, who will be
battling before his hometown crowd. Fully over his hand injury, Hudson
will present a technical display that will overwhelm the aging Day,
whose performance at the 2001 IKF National
Tournament was reportedly a mere shadow of what it had been just two years
before. Even if Day attempts a flurry, it will be no more effective
against Hudson than was Pickett's charge at Gettysburg."
The Fight Doctor's PICK: HUDSON VIA UNANIMOUS
ADRIAN TURPIN VS DAN
"One of the Southeast's most effective and popular
kickboxers is Turpin, who embodies much of what a martial artist should
represent. Without exception, Turpin comes early to karate tournaments,
and even when he is fighting a full contact bout that evening, spends the day "running
rings" and officiating for the children and underbelts. Despite his
skills and dedication, he will meet his Waterloo against the aggressive and
powerful Erickson. Turpin's only chance at a victory in this
match is to hope for Erickson to tire over the five round duration of
the bout. Despite my affinity for Turpin, it is incumbent upon me to "call
it as I see it," and for Erickson. The Fight Doctor's PICK:
ERICKSON BY TKO IN THE FOURTH ROUND
JUSTIN PICKETT VS JERRY
"Grove dismantled and demoralized Pickett's
stablemate Mike "The Mighty Atom" Adams in 1999, with
an "old school" style reminiscent of the "first
generation" of full contact karate fighters from the late 1970's. This
approach will appear antiquated when faced with the frenetic attack from
Pickett, who will emerge victorious, and avenge Adam's loss."
The Fight Doctor's PICK: PICKETT VIA TKO IN
THE THIRD ROUND
TOM POEY VS PEE WEE
"This match-up provides the type of contrast that
made the Labors of Hercules so fascinating. Poey is a skilled
technician, who possesses a diverse arsenal of phenomenal techniques. McCall
is a "strictly meat and potatoes" combatant, who fights on
unfettered fortitude, enhanced by his popularity with fellow Southerners like
the enthusiastic James Banks. In this bout, which will pit the "cavalier
against the caveman," I see Poey, who has valiantly strode and
come up short for titles before, finally getting his due, and emerging
The Fight Doctor's PICK: POEY BY UNANIMOUS
JOHN GREUBEL AND JASON
"Don't step away from ringside during this battle of
two of the nation's most skilled and talented kickboxers. Kuhn gave Greubel
a veritable wake-up call, almost toppling the reigning champion in their bout at
the 2001 IKF National Tournament. With 5
rounds, Greubel's superior technique will win out over Kuhn's
more aggressive style, and will surely resonate with judges scoring by the PKC's
system." The Fight Doctor's PICK: GREUBEL
BY SPLIT DECISION
The Fight Doctor ON THE
BRAWL MARTIAL ARTS SPECTACULAR
Ray Thompson has shown that he is a man committed to all aspects of
the martial arts. This commitment has translated into multifaceted success.
Thompson has a megalithic school, successful tournament competitors, and
is a feared man in the corner in kickboxing and MMA bouts. Under these
circumstances, it is hardly surprising that Ray Thompson has endeavored
to bring a superlative event forward on November 10, 2001. His Fall Brawl
Martial Arts Spectacular will feature kickboxing title bouts, a Machado
Jiu-Jitsu seminar, karate tournament, and a
ISCF submission grappling
competition. All of this will take place in a four star venue. People involved
in the martial arts could expect little more of anyone. However, we could expect
no less from Thompson who always "delivers the goods."
The views expressed in the foregoing column
are strictly those of The Fight Doctor They do not represent the
feelings, thoughts, or expressions of the IKF,
ISCF, PKC, and/or any of their
representatives, employees, and/or assigns, including but not limited to Steve
Fossum, Glenn Keeney, Ray Thompson, and/or Mike CarlsonThis Event will Be
Sanctioned - HOWEVER:This
is NOT an IKF National Championships. The IKF is sanctioning the event with the
PKC, but no IKF titles are on this event. This is NOT an "OPEN"
Tournament like the IKF USA Nationals Event. This is a match-made Event for top
PKC Fighters fighting only 1 bout each. For more Info, contact Mr. Ray
Thompson at (864) 967-3930 or by e-mail by clicking
subject to change.
MORE NEWS OF 11-7-01
POSTED AT 5:30 PM /
Results From IKF Greece...
Full Story To Folly Soon...
IKF Greece Representative and promoter
Michael Kossivakis featured an event with a long list of "Who's
Who" for his city. Over 1,000 tickets were sold for the prestige
event which hosted many dignitaries of the city. They included 4 Deputies, 3
Mayors, 1 Brigadier General, 40 Junior Army Officers, 3 Priest, 5 Topical TV
Channels, 1 National TV Cannel And 3 Topical Radio Stations. A reception was
hosted by Kossivakis and his staff at a luxury Restaurant after the
fights for 52 people. Here's the results of the 4 International Fights on the
- 5 Rounds Pro International Rules
John Sofokleus (Greece)
defeated Joyce Dion (England) by TKO 4th round. Doctor stopped
- 5 Rounds Amateur Full Contact
Alexandros Dimitrioy (Greece)
and Vitaly Shemetov (Russia) - This bout was declaired a draw
due to judging errors.
- 5 Rounds X 3 Pro MuayThai
Panagiotis Karanikolis (Greece)
defeated Chaba Lelekach (Hungary) by unanimous decision.
- 5 Rounds Amateur Full Contact
Andreas Dimitriou (Gr) defeated
Diago Gomez (Portugal) by first round TKO.
A complete story will be posted soon by IKF
European Representative, Alby Bimpson. For more info, please contact
Mr.Michael Kossivakis at +30 977834011 or by e-mail at:
or check their website at http://welcome.to/kossivakis_m
November 6th, 2001, AT 11:00 PM
So... Where do
3 Million hits Come From?
As some of you might have noticed, we recently added a
page that announces our website
activity. After reviewing all of the information our web provider
sent us, we wanted to know more. we wanted to know where all those 3,068,310
hits had come from since May1st, 2001.
What surprised us was the answer. Our site is visited by well
over 120 countries around the world... Yes, 120... Now we say 120 but we
actually have incoming hits from 141 different locations. We say only 120
countries though because as you will see, some of the hit marks come from
military and government locations and we can't actually find out where these
Heck, some of us not only didn't know there were this many
countries around the world but we also discovered some places we didn't even
know existed. Places such as "Christmas Island"... Is that a
Country? Well we think it's actually a part or Australia...If someone knows
better, please let us know. It's located about a 1,000 miles off the north
western coast of Australia... Sount of Indonesia... We'd like to know who's
checking us out from there so if any of you from Christmas Island are reading
this, send us an e-mail
to say hello. For those of you who want to check out the list of all these
places who visit the IKF site, click HERE.
News Of 11-6-01
Posted At 2:40 PM
On The Greece Map In a BIG WAY!
With 5 Television
Stations and a near full house,
IKF Greece Representative Michael
Kossivakis put IKF on the map in
A full report will be coming later this week. Congratulations to
Michael and his team in the face of tough competition in his country.
November 5th, 2001, AT 12:55 PM
IKF USA National Amateur Champion
Special To The IKF
Congratulations to 2001 IKF/Ringside National Champion Carter
Williams (Right) of Modesto, CA for his big win on Mike Miles
"Night of the Warriors" event
last Saturday night at the Calgary Forces Base in Calgary, Alberta Canada.
Williams knocked out his opponent, Andre Beaulieu
of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada at the 1:42 mark of the second round. In the win
Williams picked up an Amateur North American Super Heavyweight Title.
At this years 2001
IKF/Ringside National Championships, Williams defeated 259 lb
John Grantham of Athens, Georgia by split decision 29-28, 29-28 &
28-29 to advance to the final where he defeated 2000 Champion, 240 lb Kurt
Hasley of Signal Mt. Tennessee by unanimous decision, 29-27, 29-27 &
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