FRIDAY, March 23rd, 2001, 11:40 AM

The INTERNET Kickboxing Federation?

To begin with, we would like to first apologize to those of you who might have developed negative thoughts about our organization because of our "Blowing The Whistle" tactics towards people in our sport or other competitive sanctioning organizations that might have produced questionable tactics, ethics, actions etc.. To those of you who don't like the IKF, we're sorry to hear this. However to all of you whether you like us or not, we truly appreciate hearing about areas of our organization where you feel we need to improve in, more than what we are doing good in. We feel that what we are doing good for the sport should be "EXPECTED" in a "Sanctioning Body" not praised as if it's never been done before or finally done right after so many years.

Over the last couple of years, we've heard people like Paul Ingram, WKA President call us the "INTERNET" (IKF) Kickboxing Federation or the Internet Sanctioning Body... He and others think such a tag is insulting to us. However not to us, because unlike a lot of other organizations, we make full use of the Internet for YOU, the fans and players of the sport of Kickboxing.

We make full use of the internet to post IMMEDIATE news and information as we know it. When we talk negatively about the other organizations, sure, it puts the IKF in good light. But at the same time, its how we hope to challenge them to do a better job for people like yourself. Sadly though, no matter how many times we bring things up, they never improve. On the other hand, when the IKF is attacked for various things, we either explain why if we feel the reason was fully justified or we work hard to improve our standards in every way we can. This is what EVERY Sanctioning body should do... LISTEN to their people!

Let us take a moment to try to address some of the issues brought to our attention over the last year in hopes that we can determine more about where we need to improve for fans of the sport such as yourself.

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