This Page Includes Past IKF News for

December, 2006


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 2006, AT 3:00 PM, PT

RESULTS FROM No Xclusions, Inc.'s
December 15th, 2006 - Jacksonville, Florida, USA

IKF Representative Lee Braden
December 15th at Plush was an action filled evening. Talent scouts were in the audience to pick a fighter to compete in a Professional MMA card in Jacksonville on February 2nd. You could feel the excitement in the air. There were 11 bouts scheduled for the evening some of the highlights from the evening were, Here are the nights results below:

  1. Jahmal Mclennan vs Kevin Lira.
    Jahmal demonstrated clean techniques and great skill as the match ended with a KO at 1:21 of round 1.

  2. Joe Stores, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (2-0 199lbs, 5'8", 12-31-81, Kru Tom Burke, 904-535-1054)
    defeated Aaron Hill, Jacksonville Florida, USA (4-2 193lbs 5 10" 2-23-79, Wade Hanes 904-744-9995) by split decision 29-26, 29-28, And 27-28.

  3. Josh Montoro, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (4-0 190lbs, 5'9", Mr. Smiley, 904-861-7658)
    defeated James Mason Jacksonville, Florida, USA (4-7, 185lbs 6', Kru Tom Burke, 904- 535-1054) by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-27, 29-27.

  4. Vahan Babylon, Jacksonville Florida, USA (1-0-2, 230lbs, 5'10", 9-18-84, Karate Arts 904-744-9995)
    and Jonathan Simmons, Jacksonville Florida, USA (0-0-2, 230lbs, 6'2", Wade Hanes, 904-744-9995) ended their bout as a Majority Draw, 28-29, 29-28, 28-28.

  5. James Smiley, Orange Park Florida, USA, (2-0, 250lbs, 6', Orange Park Karate, 904-272-9511)
    defeated Mark McCorkle, Jacksonville Florida, USA (2-1, 235lbs, 6', Lonnie Bowen, 904-744-9995) by KO at end of Round 1.

  6. Jahmal Mclennan, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (6-1-2, 159lbs, 5'10", Kru Tom Burke, 904 535-1054)
    defeated Kevin Lira Jacksonville Florida, (0-0, 153lbs, 5'10", 4-5-83) by KO at 1:21 of round 1.

  7. Bryan Rosier, Jacksonville Florida, USA (1-0, 230lbs, 6'3" 7-26-83)
    defeated Brian Stalvey, Jacksonville Florida, USA (0-1, 240lbs, 6'2", 3-11-65, Karate Arts 904-744-9995) by Majority Decision, 29-26, 29-28, 28-28.

  8. Kelly Jurca, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, (0-1, 210lbs, 6'4" 8-5-76)
    defeated Sergei Vitkov, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (1-1, 210lbs, 5'10", 7-24-87) by TKO at 1:57 of Round 2.

  9. Chris Tellem, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (1-0, 163lbs, 5'9" Karate Arts, 904-744-9995) 1-9-87,
    defeated Quenton Singleterry, Brunswick Georgia, USA, (3-3 , 160lbs, 5'9") by Unanimous Decision, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.

  10. Roy Delmark, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (1-2, 180lbs, 6', 9-14-77, Kru Tom Burke 904-535-1054)
    defeated Steve Williams, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (0-1, 176lbs, 5'9", Karate Arts 904-744-9995) by Unanimous Decision 23-28, 24-28 and 25-28.

  11. Brandon Young, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (1-0, 250lbs, 5'11", 10-7-84)
    defeated James Zarco, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (0-1, 229lbs, 5'8" 11-23-79) by TKO at 1:52 of round 2.

For more info please contact Mr. Thomas Fischer at (904) 744-9995 or by e-mail at noxclusionsinc@aol.com

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 2006, AT 7:00 PM, PT

Mick Doyle's Martial Arts Center
New Year 2007 Kick Workout
Sunday, December 31st at 10:AM

Special To IKF From Doyle's - Omaha, Nebraska, USA
It is that time of year again where we all join with family and friends and eat and drink way too much! So in response to this occasional over indulgence, we have a tradition here where we get together with our " gym family" and kick in the New Year.

Some of you have joined us in years past, and some are new so let me explain what we do. We will each throw 2007 kicks on the pads. Some of the kicks will be by yourself but most are with a partner or two. This workout is all about fun and camaraderie and is open to everybody. You can go as hard or as soft as you want but we will only go as fast as the slowest person there. Everybody finishes together.

This year we will be doing it on Sunday, New Years Eve at 10:00-am at the gym. ( There is a little matter of a Husker Bowl game on New years day at 10:30 that some people feel is important so we have moved it to accommodate the Huskers ). So before you go out and destroy your body with New Years Eve parties and again on New Years day while you agonize over the Big Red, join us for an annual tradition here at the gym that is good for you and starts the New Year off right.

Some of you who have done the workout in the past have invited friends and family along to do the kicks and we strongly encourage that again this year. You do not have to be a member of the gym to do this workout and this is a great way to introduce people into what we do here.

For more info, contact Gym owner Mick Doyle at Mick@MickDoyle.com or go to www.MickDoyle.com

From Mick: (Right)
And now I am going to shamelessly plug my band!
We will be playing at the Brazen Head Irish Pub on 78th Cass on New Years Eve starting at 8:00pm. It is the first time we have played in Omaha for New Years and it promises to be a great evening. There is a $5.00 cover which is cheap for New Years and that includes appetizers and champagne at Midnight.
You can check us out at www.myspace.com/ellisislandband or www.ellisislandmusic.com


Midwest Fight Fest
December 9th, 2006 - St. Louis, Missouri, USA

ISCF - IKF St. Louis, Missouri, USA
This past Saturday night Shamrock Promotions LLC ended the 2007 fight season with a BANG! After a cold couple of weeks and an ice storm that kept people in their homes, fight fans were ready for a HOT Night Of FIGHTS!

The night was once again a sell-out, even with another fight in town, fight fans knew where to find the best fighters and action... The Midwest Fight Fest!!!
Results are below.

  1. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Jasper Mayfield defeated Mike Green in the 3rd round by choke.

  2. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Adam Marburger defeated Kyle Kapeller in the 1st round by referee stoppage.

  3. IKF Amateur Kickboxing
    Adam Cella defeated Roman Brown by decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  4. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Natu Visinia defeated Paul Williams in the first round by KO - strikes.

  5. IKF Amateur Kickboxing
    Nick Reeder defeated Brian Scraper by decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  6. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Dan Velton defeated Derek Garner in the second round by rear naked choke.

  7. ISCF Amateur MMA
    James Bunch defeated David McSwain by split decision 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

  8. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Chance Burke defeated Chad Vancil in the first round by rear naked choke.

  9. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Jack Johnson defeated Jeremy Lowe in the first round by ground and pound.

  10. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Andrew Hardesty defeated Scott Koester in the first round by rear naked choke.

  11. ISCF Amateur MMA
    RJ Colborn defeated Kyle Gilmore in the first round by referee stoppage.

  12. IKF Amateur Kickboxing
    Jimmy Donahue defeated Tim Riddle by TKO at the start of the third round. Riddle could not continue.

  13. Boxing:
    Jesse Colmer defeated Calib Richards by decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

ISCF & IKF Event Representative: Ben Nogueras.
For more info please contact Mr. Jesse Finney (314) 608-3104 or e-mail at jesse@finneyskickboxing.com or go to www.ShamrockPromotionsLLC.com

For Our Minds...

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between two
"wolves" inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false
pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:
"Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 2006, AT 9:10 AM, PT


No Xclusions, Inc. Presents
Jacksonville, Florida, USA


Shamrock Promotions & The Blue Corner Present
Midwest Fight Fest
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2006, AT 10:05 PM, PT

Guila's Hawaiian Kickboxing Presents
The Paradise CupTM of IKF Point Kickboxing©!

IKF Antioch, CA- December, 2006
Well known Martial Arts Instructor Dennis Guila (Left) of Antioch, California released today that he was on- board to promote his first IKF Point Kickboxing© event on Saturday, February 24, 2007.

Guila and his staff will host the event at 4389 Hill Crest Ave. in Antioch, California. The event will kickoff at 9:AM. He is inviting all interested in participating in a first class event featuring IKF Point Kickboxing© sparring to sign up by contacting him at (925) 755-3434.

On-line registration will be posted soon at www.akpromotions.org/PointKBJoin.htm You will be able to print the form and mail it in. (Guila and some of his students shown at right)

Men, Women and Children will compete in this semi contact event where no knockouts are allowed and full safety gear is mandatory. Participants will win nice awards for their efforts. Mr. Guila has been contemplating hosting an event for sometime. However, after last week's announcement of the PKB be as part of the IKF World Classic Tournament in August 2007 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, he thought the time was right to start getting his students ready to make the trip.

Guila commented "We are excited to be a part of this event and even more elated to hear that we will have something to work for in the IKF World Classic Point Kickboxing Tournament. This event is perfect for our team! Additionally, we look forward to seeing those ready for some great action and challenging sparring at our event in February!"

IKF/PKB Director Johnny Davis will be head official at the event. He assures everyone to expect a fun, fair and exciting event! For more information contact Mr. Guila at (925) 755-3434 or by e-mail or contact Mr. Davis at johnnyd@akpromotions.org


Calleros Succeeds In Multi-Tasking
Fighter - Trainer - Promoter

On Saturday, January 27th at the Speaking Rock Casino in El Paso Texas, AKKA Karate USA, "Calleros Kickboxing" and Cordinez Kickboxing will present, Battle on The Border III Kickboxing Extravaganza

This will be an IKF Sanctioned event and will feature the pride of El Paso, Texas "Lighting" Ben Acosta. Acosta is an 18 year old fighter trained by IKF World Champion Fernando Callaros (R) and AKKA Karate USA. Acosta has a perfect 7-0 record with 2 wins coming by KO. The event will also feature star amateur fighters from Frank Cordinez Kickboxing from Silver City, New Mexico.

"This will be our 4th event and the third Battle on the Border series event." Says Callaros. "The show will highlight between 10-12, 3 round International Rules fights and if all goes well, two IKF Amateur Tiles."

The goal of these events are to build up to a future IKF Pro-Am sanctioned events.

As If Promoting Wasn't Enough...
This coming Sunday, December 17th, in Southern California, USA, Fernando "COOL" Calleros will meet in the ring against World Muay Thai Champion and former Stadium Champion in Thailand, Mataipet Sitrapom in a Full Muay Thai rules, 5 round non-title fight. The event will be held at the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles. This will be Fernando's 7th fight this year which makes this one of the most active years of his 15 year span as a pro fighter.

And There Is MORE!
Calleros is also hoping to become a member of one of the Teams in Chuck Norris' new World Combat League next season. In addition, he has a new web site where you can keep track of his career at www.fernandocalleros.com

While there you can witness one of his recent fights in Japan against Japan Legend Kozo Takeda (Left). Fernando will also be re-matching Duane Ludwig next year after the draw decision this past August as a Superfight in Las Vegas on Scott Coker's K-1 event, Battle at the Bellagio.

"I was thinking about retiring last year but when my former trainer and friend Bill Packer past away in August of 2005, I decided to get back in the ring again. I feel I'm a more stronger and dangerous fighter compared to the Calleros of old."

From what we have seen this past year, Fernando is right on with his statement. We look forward to seeing him in the ring again soon!


Lucky Number 7!
All IKF Champions... Read Up

We will make this short and simple... If you have held your IKF Title (Pro or Amateur) for more than 2 years without ever defending it, and you have fought within the last 2 years, you will be required to defend your title within 7 months from today. If you have not fought in the last 2 years, we would like to request that you voluntarily retire your title to make it available for someone else, or defend it within 7 months or by July 12th, 2007!

To assist you and to promote more Title Defenses, from this point forward, the IKF will only charge "HALF" Price for any and all IKF Title Defense Sanctioning. Belt Prices will of course remain the same.

We are currently working on an IKF CHAMPIONS page that we are updating daily with all the current IKF Champions on it. This way all of you can see who falls under this new rule and who may not. To see this page, click HERE. We have a lot of Champions to be added to it so please be patient with the updates.

Missing IKF Europe Champions?
It has been brought to our attention as we restructure IKF Europe that there are quite a few IKF Champions in Europe that have never been posted in the IKF Rankings pages. This was caused by a lack of follow-up of your fighter information as well as title bout information by those overseeing the events you fought on. In addition, we also understand that there may be other IKF Champions in Europe that we had no idea of. If you were told you won an IKF title, and were awarded an IKF Title Belt, please e-mail us the following information below so that we can confirm your title was legit or inform you that the Title you fought for was not a legit IKF title. if a legit and confirmed IKF Title, we can assist in getting you in the Official IKF Rankings:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2006, AT 6:10 PM, PT


Shamrock Promotions Presents
"Midwest Fight Fest"
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

THUIRSDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 2006, AT 12:20 PM, PT

Christmas At
Arlington National Cemetery

These wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. www.worcesterwreath.com of Harrington, Maine.

The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. A wonderful guy.

Also, most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one the poorest parts of the state.

2006 will mark the 15th anniversary of holiday wreaths being sent from the State of Maine to Arlington National Cemetery. Each year the folks at Worcester Wreath Company make and decorate wreaths that will adorn over 5,000 headstones of our Nation's fallen heroes - in what has become an annual event coordinated with the Cemetery Administration and the Maine State Society.

Row after row of bleached white stones, with evergreen wreaths and red bows – it is a stirring image to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

What started over 15 years ago, as one's man's dream to honor Veterans with Maine wreaths for the holidays, has become an annual event cherished by many. Humbled with a new understanding about the impact the Arlington Wreath Project has made, not only in honoring the dead, but recognizing the sacrifices of the living, Morrill Worcester - President of Worcester Wreath Company committed himself to doing more, by reaching out across the country.

Spurred by the tremendous outpouring of letters and interest, and to celebrate the 15 years of giving, Worcester Wreath Company solicited Civil Air Patrol and its members to help expand the reaches of the Arlington Wreath Project with Wreaths Across America (www.wreathsacrossamerica.org) – the placing of memorial wreaths during a special ceremony at each of the over 230 State and National Cemeteries, and Veterans Monuments across the country.

Morrill Worcester - President of Worcester Wreath Company explains his desire to develop the Wreaths Across America project:

"Our goal is to expand the recognition of those who serve our country, both past, present, and future, as well as their families who deserve our support. Without the sacrifices of our veterans, there would be no opportunity to enjoy the freedoms, the life we live today."

The photos in this article are from past years. The 2006 placement will take place on Thursday, December 14th, 2006. Anyone is invited to attend the annual wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery, or in your local area on Thursday, December 14th, 2006. The list of locations is growing each day and their goal with Civil Air Patrol is to involve every State and National cemetery, Veterans Monument and Memorial across the country.

To see locations of this project in your state Click HERE.

If you are not able to attend, please participate by taking a moment of silence at the noon hour on December 14th, to reflect on the sacrifices made and freely given, by those who will not be home for the holidays.

If this story didn't move you, watch the video put together about this project by clicking HERE.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 2006, AT 3:00 PM, PT

Results From St Augustine Boxing Club Inc. Presents
December 2nd, 2006 - St Augustine, Florida, USA

IKF Representative Lee Bardan
This event was a Double Header. The daytime was packed with 22 bouts of USA boxing and the evening filled with IKF Kickboxing with fighters from Jacksonville, Daytona, Orlando and St Augustine.

  1. Robert Berstler, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1-0, 145lbs, 5-10, 1-0, Elite Muay Thai (386)453-3115)
    defeats Peter Cardena, Weston, Florida, USA (0-2, 145lbs, 5' 9" 6-28-87, John Wai (954)610-7724) by unanimous decision 29-27, 28-26 and 29-26.

  2. Todd Jordan, Gainesville Florida, USA, (1-0, 200lbs, 5'11", Mike Linbenmut, 352-870-4159)
    defeats Ben Stewart, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (0-1, 200lbs, 5'10", Wade Hanes, 904-744-9995) by TKO.

  3. Kyle Fanelli, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1-0, 138lbs, 5'6", Elite Muay Thai, 386-453-3115)
    defeats Eric Shellard, Lake Mary, Florida, USA, (1-2, 140lbs, 5'4", 5-21-86, Ron Rivera, 407-463-3200) by unanimous decision 29-26, 29-26, 29-27.

  4. Aaron Hill, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, (3-2, 192lbs, 5'10", 4-23-79, Wade Hanes, 904-744-9995)
    defeats Matt Gay Jacksonville, Florida, USA (0-1, 199lbs, 5'11", Karate Arts, 904-744-9995) by TKO at 1:08 of round 2.

  5. Sean Brady, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, (3-2-2, 290lbs, 6', Wade Hanes, 904-744-9995)
    defeats Jeremy Clark, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (0-1, 280lbs, 6') by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-28, 30-27.

  6. Greg Houston, St Augustine Florida, USA, (1-0, 183lbs, 6', 10-3-74, Combat Club, 904-797-8722)
    defeats Joe Villeareal Jacksonville Florida, USA, (2-1, 180lbs, 5"9", Wade Hanes, 904-744-9995) by unanimous decision 29-24, 30-25 and 30-26.

  7. Eric Rivera, Davie, Florida, USA (2-0, 255 , 6', 12-2-82)
    defeats Ed Buck, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (0-1, 250, 6' Elite Muay Thai,386-453-3115) by KO 15 seconds in Round 2.

For more info please contact Mr. Dean Coleman at (904) 797-7689 or at deancoleman@bellsouth.net

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2006, AT 4:20 PM, PT


St Augustine Boxing Club Inc. Presents
St Augustine, Florida, USA


Erickson's Night Was More Than A Fight!
IKF's New Pro FCR Heavyweight

Shares The Night with Some Big Names!
Saturday Night, November 25th, 2006, Loves Park, Illinois, USA

IKF Loves Park, Illinois, USA
The Illinois faithful was treated to a night of IKF Professional and Amateur Kickboxing at Sky Drysdale's RUMBLE IN THE PARK: THE BRITISH INVASION, held at The Indoor Sports Center at 8800 E. Riverside Blvd. Nearly 1,000 were on hand for the Main Event - a scheduled 12-rounder for the vacant IKF Pro FCR Heavyweight World Title between Dan 'Son of a Preacherman' Erickson of Stone Lake, Wisconsin, USA and Kevin 'Stretch' Smiles of Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom.

These 6'6" twin towers were all over the local media that weekend, as all three local networks headlined their Friday night sports reports with this story. Both Erickson and Smiles appeared on the local rock (radio) stations and the news talk stations, talking about their hopes of walking away with the coveted IKF belt.

This particular RUMBLE event was honored to have fighters from neighboring Chicago, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Tennessee and Europe. It truly was an international event. All fights were fought under the IKF Full Contact Rules.

Sitting ringside was the number 1 contender for the vacant IKF Pro FCR Super Heavyweight World Title, Raoul 'The Axeman' Doucet. Raoul was flown in from Montreal to challenge the winner of the Erickson/Smiles fight to step-up in weight and fight him in Drysdale's next event this coming spring for the IKF Pro FCR Super Heavyweight World Crown.

In the audience was a host of familiar faces, including current IKF Pro FCR Light Cruiserweight World Champion Mike 'Tension' Nevitt, Troy 'Hollywood' Hughes, Ricky 'The Wolf' Haynes, Gus 'Rotten Rudy' Winterland and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen.

Former IKF Pro FCR Super Heavyweight World Champion 'Mean' Mike LaBree was glad to be home, as he is one of Dan Erickson's trainers. The local Marine Corp. Recruiting station provided the color guard.

Immediately following the intermission, they marched to the ring in formation as B.E. Taylor's version of 'America The Beautiful' played, followed by our country's National Anthem - also performed by B.E. Taylor. After all was said and done, it was one exciting night of kickboxing!

Say what you will, but thanks to Pro & Amateur IKF Promoters like Sky Drysdale, Full Contact Rules Kickboxing is still alive and well in the Midwest! The fans love it! The fighters love it! And next spring Drysdale will add a few pounds to his always great event and step-up to see who will become the next IKF Pro FCR Super Heavyweight Champion, when 'The Preacherman' meets 'The Axeman'!

For a closer look at the event, log onto www.photosbycapture.com - Click BUY PHOTOS (no obligation); click PRO SPORTS; then click RUMBLE IN THE PARK. Remember, 'you ain't seen a fight, till you've seen a Rumble!'

MORE IKF NEWS OF 12-1-06...

Jamie Knox
Wins IKF Pro Muay Thai World Title!
November 11th, 2006, England

Alby Bimpson, IKF England
On November 11th, 2006 IKF Pro MTR European Champion Jamie Knox (Pro: 22-3/3) of Leicester, England stepped up to another level. Knox defeated Robert Burke - Burk (19-1-2/0) of Scotland by unanimous decision to take home the vacant IKF Pro Muay Thai Rules Light Welterweight (137.1 lbs. - 142 lbs. or 62.2 Kg - 64.5 Kg) World Title.

"This was one of the best fights of 2006!" Said IKF European Director Alby Bimpson. Knox is very proud to be the new IKF World Champion and isn't prepared to give his title up very easily. Right from Round One it was action all the way, with an arsenal of techniques from both fighters. Knox seemed to be displaying more skills with his knees than Burke which seemed to be the main difference between the two. However Burke had hoped elbows would be allowed but since it was not a "Full Muay Thai Rules" bout, elbows were not allowed. After five rounds, and with the crowd going wild, Jamie Knox took the win with a close decision and was announced the new IKF World Champion.

Knox, who trains at Melton with the Assassins Thai Boxing Club, won the first three rounds and the fifth with a good selection of tactics and technique. "The title was all the more welcome in one of the biggest and most respected kickboxing organizations." said the Melton Times.

The 29-year-old said: "It was really tough. The plan was to win the first three rounds and then just concentrate on not getting knocked out. I won the third round quite convincingly, but I think the nerves got to me a bit in the fourth round and I tired. But I got a telling off from my corner and that woke me up for the final round and I raised my game again. It was a bit too much to take in all at once when the promoters and TV cameras came into the ring. "It was unbelievably overwhelming – I think it's going to take time to get to grips with."

Instructor Mark Barlow believes the three weeks spent training in Thailand in the week's before the fight helped raise Jamie's fitness and technique to new levels. Barlow said: "He has been training since he was 16, had 40 fights and I think he's lost three and has only been stopped once. Burke was a really tough fighter who gave 100 per cent and there has been talk of a rematch. Jamie deserves everything he has got – he's a really genuine guy."

Those in attendance are already talking about a rematch between these two and if it happens, the true winners will be the fight fans in attendance.


Mark Turner
Wins IKF Pro British Cruiserweight Title
November 26th, 2006 - Liverpool, England, Bernard Giam, TMAS Promotions

Alby Bimpson, IKF England
What a show to christen Club Isis on the East Lancashire Road in Liverpool, as this was the first show to be held there. And I can definitely see them wanting us to come back for more as it was a packed venue.

The night included 6 undercard bouts and ended with the IKF Pro British Cruiserweight Title between TMAS's very own Mark Turner from Widnes (Liverpool) and Richie Heeson from the City of Liverpool Kickboxing. This was not just a title match, but a local derby. And the supporters had turned out in force to support both of these two fighters.

Round one started at a great pace with both fighters trying to dominate the first round. But with Turner just edging it on the judges' cards. In round two, both fighters gave their all at this point. The judges making this round a draw between the two. Round three's action really heated up, but Turner seemed to push forward that little bit more. Mind you with the supporters he had there, it was no surprise. The judges making the round a draw once more. Round four continued as with the previous rounds. Once again Turner seemed to be pushing forward that little bit more. This was proved to be right as in the fifth round, Richard Heeson's corner retired their fighter after 36 seconds making Mark Turner the new IKF British Cruiserweight Champion. Respect to both fighters, and thank you to TMAS Promotions for making all the Officials and Trainers and Fighters welcome, and laying on some refreshments in the interval, as well as an after fight party. Here are the full nights results below.

  1. Brendan McCarthy (62kg) of TMAS, St Helens defeated Callum Smith (62kg) of Dragon Foot Dojo, Barnsley by Unanimous decision.

  2. Frank Campbell (81kg) of City of Liverpool Kickboxing defeated Carl Ash (82kg) of North East Wales Martial Arts by Unanimous decision.

  3. Mike Egan (65kg) of Taz Muay Thai Llandudno defeated Andy Webb (66kg) of TMAS, Liverpool by Unanimous decision.

  4. Mick Crossland (79kg) of Dragon Foot Dojo, Barnsley defeated Greame Hendy (79kg) of TMAS, Faulkner Freestyle by Unanimous decision.

  5. Joel Morgan (61kg) of TMAS, Thai Boxing defeated Arron Dickinson (62kg) of Merseyside Kickboxing by Unanimous decision.

  6. Nick Gladman (77kg) of TMAS, Thai Boxing defeated Anton Dickinson (77kg) of Russ Williams Thai Boxing by Unanimous decision.

  7. IKF Pro British Cruiserweight Title
    Mark Turner
    (87kg) of TMAS, Widnes defeated Richie Heeson (85kg) of City of Liverpool Kickboxing, Referee stopped fight 36 seconds into round 5.

Promoter's Bernard and Gary Giam Martial Arts Studio was founded over seven years ago. Initially they taught at different locations throughout the North West, expanding their student base and recognition. Their vision was to provide a wide range of martial arts classes within the one centre, working together with other styles to offer pupils exceptional facilities in which to train. They took the concept of a traditional healthclub and developed their own 'Martial Arts Healthclub', providing for their students the facilities and luxuries you would only find at a private healthclub. Bern and Gary Giam teach Lau Gar Kung Fu & Kickboxing. They have both trained under the guidance of Mike Lavender, John Russell and Master Yau since 1983. Bern is a 4th degree black sash / belt and is the senior instructor for the North West region. Gary is a 3rd degree black sash / belt. They believe Kung Fu and Kickboxing can be taught to anyone wanting to improve their confidence, fitness, suppleness, strength and self defence. The brothers have been in the industry for more than 20 years and have taught numerous British and European Champions. Their experience has lead to providing consultancy on control and restraint for the Social Services and Education sectors. Within the local community they have set up courses and training programs for both schools and youth groups. For more event info please contact IKF Promoter Bernard Giam of TMAS Promotions at 01744 730051 or by e-mail at info@themartialartstudio.co.uk or go to www.themartialartstudio.co.uk


IKF World Classic Tournament To Include
IKF Point Kickboxing©!

IKF 'Semi-Contact ' Point Kickboxing will be held in conjunction but in a separate room from the Annual IKF World Classic Kickboxing Tournament in 2007. Since 1999 (Over the past 8 years) the Championship Tournament has hosted some of the best full contact fighters in the world in assorted styles of kickboxing.

Adding Point Kickboxing to the event will offer yet another level of fighting at the prestigious Tournament which is certainly one of the most awaited events of the year for the amateur 'full contact' Kick Boxer of assorted styles. Whether an American Style Kickboxer (kicks above the waist), International Style Kickboxer (leg kicks) or a Muay Thai Kickboxer (incorporates knees to body) most of those who have attended the IKF World Classic in the past have deemed it the "Golden Gloves" event for the electrifying sport of Kickboxing.

The event will take place over three days at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel in Chicago, Illinois on August 17th, 18th, and 19th. Over these three days, top contenders from around the world will be going for the knockout as the work towards their goal of becoming an IKF World Classic Champion!

The IKF World Classic Tournament stands alone when it comes to top quality awards as well as having the backing of an organization that takes great pride in giving all participants and trainers recognitions for their efforts. Although the event in the past was only for those fighting in full contact bouts, the IKF has now opened its doors to the world of semi-contact fighting.

On Saturday-August 18th in a separate room at the Hyatt Hotel (Augusta Ballroom), the IKF World Classic Point Kickboxing Divisions will be determining who is the best semi- contact fighter in the world! Although knockouts are not allowed in the PKB version of the event, the action will be hot and heavy as combatants wearing 8-16oz boxing gloves (depending on division) give their all to show they have the form, skill and kickboxing talent to outpoint their opponent in continuous sparring action!

You don't need a knockout to have great action and past IKF Point Kickboxing tournaments have proven over and over again to be full of excitement! One thing for sure, you will need to be well conditioned and ready for the fierce pace of the 90 to 120 second bouts...don't take it lightly or you will get caught off guard.

Qualified judges and referees will be needed for this portion of the tournament to assure that contact is kept to a medium. Each official will be trained to recognize whether a person is prepared for the event etc. and make fair decisions for the outcome of the bouts.

Men, Women and Children ages 7 to 17 years old will travel from afar to enter this event! All of them will fight their hearts out to become the IKF World Classic Point Kickboxing Champion in their specific divisions and take home a prestigious new title and a beautiful award! In fact, all who attend, as in the traditional fashion of the IKF, will receive an award.

Traditional point karate tournaments have flourished for years in the United States and abroad hosting hundreds of competitors on any giving weekend. Although IKF Point Kickboxing is still in its infancy in the U.S., other countries have been participating in this semi contact style of fighting for many years. Like the IKF World Classic "Full Contact" Divisions, competitors have come from African and European countries etc. to test their skills. The IKF encourages those experienced in semi- contact from other countries to compete in the IKF World Classic Point Kickboxing Championship.

Competitors in the IKF/PKB will do the same type of registration as the "full contact" competitors. Additionally, they will be able to reserve their rooms at the Hyatt and enjoy all the other activities surrounding the event. With the semi contact fighters merging with the full contact fighters on the same weekend at the same venue, its sure to add more fight excitement to the event! Moreover, the semi-contact fighters will get a chance to see what's ahead and prepare their grand entrance to the next level of competition.

We look forward to seeing all of the parents, fans and future fighters as spectators to witness some of the best semi and full contact fights you can get in one weekend! Johnny Davis, (Right) who is the Director and Founder of IKF Point Kickboxing is excited about the opportunity to promote this event on such a large scale and in conjunction with theIKF World Classic Championship.

"Its been five years since we had our first IKF Point Kickboxing event. With inquiries from around the world to participate in such a tournament, its great that those wanting to will now have their chance. The PKB divisions are fun, safe and challenging!" says Davis. He continued, "I look forward to speaking with many of you to request your school/gym's participation in the event. It will certainly be on the world scale and continue with the staple of quality and fairness that the IKF represents. We look forward to seeing all of you there!" Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to prepare for The World Classic at two other IKF/PKB events earlier in 2007.

IKF/PKB Promoter Mr. Will Smith of Vanguard Promotions out of Durham, North Carolina will be hosting his Triple Threat event April 20th and 21st, 2007 at the Durham Marriott Hotel that will feature a special seminar from Davis on the PKB Division and how to convert traditional techniques to effective Kickboxing techniques. The day event will also feature a Jujitsu tournament and roll into the night with IKF Sanctioned Full Contact Kickboxing action along with some IKF title fights in assorted rule styles!

Additionally, IKF/PKB Promoter Mr. Sean Griffin of Indian Trail, North Carolina will host another event on May 19, 2007. Potential PKB Fighters are encouraged to participate in these events to help prepare for the IKF World Classic Point Kickboxing event later in August '07.

The IKF has made a great opportunity for those looking for "the next step out of the gym." For those doing the point karate, continuous fighting, aerobics Kickboxing classes or just sparring in the gym, now will have a chance with a click of a button or phone call to enter this prestigious event. The IKF World Classic PKB has been long coming but is now here in the United States for the enjoyment, adventure and potential achievement of all who wish to participate! Registration including weight classes etc. for the event will be posted soon. In the meantime, you are encouraged to e-mail your questions and comments to johnnyd@akpromotions.org

PKB Footnote
IKF Point Kickboxing© was specifically designed for the beginner/intermediated Kick Boxer but will also assist the advanced fighter to better their skills. IKF Point Kickboxing allows one to concentrate on techniques as opposed to focusing on not being knocked out. Full gear is mandatory and knockouts are not allowed in IKF Point Kickboxing! However, there is contact and one can expect to feel the intensity of a fight just with reduced power. The contact is strictly enforced. You can only win a bout on points. The difference here is the style. For years, Point Karate tournaments have flourished all over the world but the techniques one uses in Point Karate tournaments (backfist, ridgehands etc.) are mostly ineffective in realistic situations and are not allowed in IKF Point Kickboxing. Men, Women and Children compete for beautiful awards and titles! One who does IKF Point Kickboxing has to maintain the form and style of a kickboxer or most likely face defeat. IKF Point Kickboxing allows you to keep the form of a kickboxer as opposed to switching back and forth from more traditional style sparring in martial arts Competitors who've done the tournaments and even Domination style fighting find that IKF Point Kickboxing is very different. Some of the differences are the 10, 12 and 16 oz boxing gloves and real boxing techniques (jab, hook, cross etc.) as well as the continuous fighting that challenges the conditioning level of each competitor. Matches are one, two and three minutes in duration. IKF Point Kickboxing is the next step out of the gym for the eventual full contact fighter of assorted styles. For more information on events and, or promoting an event in your area contact - IKF/PKB Director Johnny Davis at johnnyd@akpromotions.org or by calling (916) 205-4762 or (916) 663-2467 or go to www.AKPromotions.org or see the main page for IKF Point Kickboxing© by clicking HERE.