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WEDNESDAY July 29th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST


The time is coming to Get BACK To Work Everyone!
Maybe not in California yet, but everywhere else around the world, it's coming...
Announcements on new Covid 19 event rules, regulations and protocols are coming within the next several days...

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TUESDAY July 28th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out."
John Wooden...


KNOW WHO YOUR READING ABOUT:
John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010)
was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California, Los Angeles. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood," he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period as head coach at UCLA, including a record seven in a row. No other team has won more than four in a row in Division I college men's or women's basketball. Within this period, his teams won an NCAA men's basketball record 88 consecutive games. Wooden won the prestigious Henry Iba Award as national coach of the year a record seven times and won the AP award five times. He also won a Helms national championship (which was decided by a poll) at Purdue as a player in 1931–1932.




SATURDAY July 25th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST


While Pro Fight Sports have been given their "Return to Action" guidelines, Amateurs (Kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA & Boxing) are still eagerly awaiting guidelines which will give us all an idea as to how and when Amateur Promoters can start holding events again...
All Amateur Fight Sports in California are looking forward to hearing what we all need to do...

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CSAC clears the way for combat sports to return

POSTED BY: ANDREW 07/22/2020

The California State Athletic Commission has cleared the way for combat sports to be held once again in the state with several restrictions and guidelines in place amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

As part of the new regulations, the CSAC will allow mixed martial arts, professional boxing, and other forms of combat sports to be held without spectators in attendance. Also under the CSAC's new guidelines, fighters, corners, and event personnel such as referees, judges, and staff members must be tested for Covid-19 prior to an event. Once tested, they will be placed in "quarantine bubbles" and must remain in isolation until the conclusion of the event. The first combat sports event that will take place under the new guidelines will be a boxing event promoted by Golden Boy Promotions on Friday night in Indio, CA. On March 12th, the CSAC suspended all combat sports under its jurisdiction due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The suspension of events resulted in numerous MMA events to be canceled in California. The CSAC issued the following press release detailing the new measures that have been put in place:

Combat Sports Return to California
Athletic Commission Emergency Regulations Pave Way for State-Sanctioned Events Held Without Live Audience Amid COVID-19 Environment

SACRAMENTO – Combat sports are back in the Golden State.

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has approved emergency regulations that pave the way for professional boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA), and other combat sports to resume in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. CSAC-regulated events are scheduled to begin later this month and will be conducted without a live audience.

"This is a tremendous safety and mitigation strategy," said CSAC Chair John Carvelli. "CSAC has developed tactics through this regulation that focus on prevention, testing, and, in the event of a positive COVID-19 test, isolation. CSAC is doing everything it can to ensure the likelihood of transmission is low."

The regulations call for the creation of a "quarantine bubble" around each licensed event. All combatants, their training teams, and event personnel, including referees, judges, and staff will be tested prior to the event and remain in isolation until its conclusion. No live audience will be in attendance.
The regulations spell out requirements for physical distancing protocols, the use of personal protective equipment, infectious disease advance screening, and testing, cleaning and disinfecting of hotel accommodations and sporting venues, along with general event operations as determined necessary by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and applicable local health officials, in consultation with CSAC's Advisory Committee on Medical and Safety Standards.
CSAC events begin July 24 with a Golden Boy boxing event at Fantasy Springs Casino. No live audience will be in attendance.
"We are very excited to be hosting boxing events again," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, and a CSAC licensee. "We wanted to come back as soon as we possibly could, while also keeping in mind that we must do this as safely and responsibly as possible."
The regulations will expire when the state enters phase four of Governor Gavin Newsom's Resilience Roadmap, which concludes the stay at home order.

Stay tuned to SoCalUncensored.com for news and updates.




YOUR DAILY MOTIVATION...


"Champions aren't made in gyms.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
They have to have the skill, and the will.
But the will must be stronger than the skill.
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Ali...



Be patient... Our time will come...




MONDAY July 20th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."
Vince Lombardi...




SATURDAY July 18th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."
W. Clement Stone...




THURSDAY July 16th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence. The mounting of this illusion defines the purpose and accounts for the immense wealth of American sports. It is the ceremony of innocence that the fans pay to see -- not the game or the match or the bout, but the ritual portrayal of a world in which time stops and all hope remains plausible, in which everybody present can recover the blameless expectations of a child, where the forces of light always triumph over the powers of darkness."
Lewis H. Lapham...




WEDNESDAY July 15th, 2020, AT 10:40 AM / PST





DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Isolation Limits The Space, Not The Opportunity. When circumstance isn't a choice, standing still is. We fight in the confines of our minds. Alone, but together we're moving..."







WEDNESDAY July 8th, 2020, AT 8:50 PM / PST


2020 IKF World Classic Has Been Cancelled

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DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"In the military we always say we don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training"
David Goggins, His book, 'Can't Hurt Me'




MONDAY July 6th, 2020, AT 8:50 PM / PST




DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't."
Rikki Rogers...




SATURDAY July 1st, 2020, AT 9:40 AM / PST


WHEN WILL THE IKF SANCTION EVENTS AGAIN?


To assist in some thoughts here...
In states where the State Athletic Commission oversee the sport of Kickboxing and or Muay Thai, the IKF will be of course following the protocols of those states.

In states where there is no State Athletic Commission oversight, the IKF will have the task of making the right decision for the health and safety of all involved from fighters, trainers, officials and event staff. It's very unlikely that crowds will be a part of events for some time, but if so, the IKF will also make sure the health and safety of those crowds are also included in the decision making process.

As of this time, no event sanctioning and or regulating has been approved by the IKF which includes both semi as well as full contact events. The IKF is currently in discussions with experts in the field of fight sports, state commission members as well as individual promoters wanting IKF sanctioning for their events.

Yes, the IKF is aware there are other events happening around the globe. The IKF is also aware that many of these decisions have been financially based and lack quite a few of the already proposed and or required health and safety guidelines.

We have also seen events where health and safety guidelines have been required but there has been no one in the venues to assure these guidelines and or regulatory requirements are being followed. Although we fully understand the desires of each promotions request for sanctioning and or regulating, no dollar amount can replace the health and safety of anyone involved or anyone who is a part of these events.

The IKF will be making decisions for each event sanctioning and regulating request for each individual promoter on an individual basis and not just because another sanctioning body or state chooses to sanction, let alone regulate an event. That decision will be based on the opinions of the experts overseeing such events.

Too many are thinking about their own $$ and not enough about fighter, trainer and more so, OFFICIALS safety. The IKF has received quite a few e-mails from officials asking if their required or should they feel obligated to work such events and if they will be black balled if they don't. We as the IKF are telling them that no matter what decision the IKF comes to, it still comes down to their personal decision. Hopefully, we as the IKF will have helped them in making a decision for them in proving that it's either 100% safe for them, or if their health would be in danger at all.

The real issue here is not how much money people are losing, keep in mind, the IKF has made zero income since the mid March shutdown and the IKF takes in no funds unless the IKF sanctions an event, so if the IKF were only thinking of the financial side of things, the IKF would have started sanctioning events weeks ago. However, this is not the case. The issue here is not financial, it's simply health and safety for all involved. The real issue is, "Is it safe, for all involved?"

To make this issue more clear, It's no different than assuring people a bridge or a dam is safe. If the IKF feels there is a possibility a dam will break or the bridge will fall, it's the duty and responsibility of the IKF to hold off until the IKF can assure the health and safety of all involved. When everything has been reviewed, looked at, inspected, discussed and confirmed, the IKF will then confirm that an event has been officially IKF Sanctioned.

Thank you for your understanding in assuring the Health and Safety of all involved in the fight sport industry.
PS: This statement is also related to all ISCF Pro & Amateur MMA events and all IAB Boxing events worldwide at this time.




MORE IKF NEWS...


POSTED AT 3:00 PM / PST


Paul Biafore / Andrew San Paul
By Steve Fossum - IKF

The last time any of us saw Paul Biafore of Missaga, Ontario, Canada in the ring he was winning the IKF World Title when he defeated Bernard "Swiftkick" Robinson of Pittsburgh, PA, USA by TKO at the end of the 4th round in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA on May 14th, 1999.

Biafore was ahead on all the cards at the time, 40-36, 40-35 & 40-35. The bout was for the IKF Pro Full Contact Rules World Welterweight Title. With the win Biafore improved his record to 31-4-1 with 16 wins by KO and it would appear he had plenty of fight left in him.

However, the truth was, although he had plenty to dish out to others in the ring, it seemed no one wanted a part of Biafore ever again. Since his IKF World Title victory in May of 1999 he never received any worthy offers to fight again. So instead of sitting around to wait for the phone to ring he started doing other things.

Two of those things helped in his decision to pack up his bags and move to sunny Southern California. His quest... To pursue a career in Music as well as teach his skills to others.

Biafore had nothing left to prove to anyone in the ring as a fighter. Holder of multiple World Titles, he's proven himself plenty to everyone. Over the years he was competing in Kickboxing we have watched his career closely. It's not hard to find many who would agree that he was clearly one of the best fighter of his time in his weightclass.

Biafore always came to the table with dedication, diligent, confidence, depth of knowledge and experience. To find another competitor like Biafore may take a lifetime. However, Paul is now known as Andrew San Paul and has been moving up quite well in his music career. His songs "We Are the People" & "There's Hope" hit the Charts on Jamwave, an Internet Radio site at number 30 today and There's Hope at number 35 today.

Andrew San Paul also has a few Music Videos that can be found on YouTube and you can purchase cuts from his album, "Let's Spread Love Around" on spotify, amazon, apple music, itunes and other sites. We miss him in the ring, but we're happy he's doing what he loves. Keep moving forward Champ!

Paul Biafore Vs Bernard Robinson
IKF WORLD TITLE BOUT









DAILY DOSE OF MOTIVATION...


"Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality."
Ralph Marston



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