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MONDAY, October 31st, 2005, AT 11:40 AM, PT

Gladiators Fighting Series
Sells Out Milwaukee

by PKW's Gladiators Correspondent Greg Kalikas - www.prokarateweekly.com

IKF & ISCF Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: On a night which featured the return of one legend and a Hall-of-Fame induction of another, the rapidly growing Gladiators Fighting Kickboxing & MMA Series was back in the Milwaukee Ramada Convention Center's Grand Ballroom Friday night, October 21st, with it's biggest show to date, "Colosseum Returns."

In front of a raucous, standing room only crowd, fight fans witnessed seventeen exciting, wild bouts featuring both Kickboxing and mixed martial arts. As has become expected, promoters Duke Roufus and Scott Joffe put together a first rate event that not only started on time, but delivered on what was an action packed and very entertaining fight card.

Preliminary Bouts
The "Awesome Amateurs" undercard featured several kickboxers with a promising future including hometown, Duke Roufus trained fighters Benni "The Albanian Jet" Izairi and Milwaukee's own Kyle Monreal, who was also a major sponsor of the show, and Team Function's Andy Normington of Madison, Wisconsin.

  • In one of the most entertaining preliminary bouts Justin Abate, of Pekin Illinois was able to out strike Chris Trautsch of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin and earned a well deserved TKO victory in the late stages of the second round.
  • In the featured preliminary fight, Rachid Maakoul of Rockford, Illinois put on a very impressive display of hand speed as he jabbed and hooked his way to a unanimous decision victory over Lansing, Michigan's Henry Ebron.
  • Main Card Bouts
      With twelve fights still to come and the crowd now in full fight mode, it was time to bring on the big boys as Canada's Damian "The Demon" Smektala (7-0) squared off with Roufus protégé Kyle "Wicked" Weickhardt who came in sporting his own impressive 5-1 record. Both fighters laid it on the line for the sold out crowd in an evenly contested match up.
      The Demon fired first with a series of low kicks which backed up Weickhardt early and set the tone for the rest of the fight. Weickhardt had his best round in the third and staggered Smektala with a series of punches and kicks late, but it wasn't enough as Smektala earned a unanimous decision and kept intact his undefeated record.

    2. ISCF MMA
      This card featured four fighters from the Buckeye state including Thomas Russell (right) of the Peak Submission Fight Team who lead the charge in one of the night's most exciting MMA fights.
      Russell, who had made his MMA debut just one week prior, took on Milwaukee's Ray Koeper and looked for his second win in two weeks.
      With an impressive display of power and speed the nineteen year old Russell opened the fight with a "Matt Hughes" like body slam that brought the crowd to its feet and sent an early message to his opponent at the same time.
      From that point on it was all Russell as he put Koeper away via strikes at under two minutes of the opening round. Russell, now 2-0, is a middleweight to watch for on future Gladiators' events.

      Next was a Kickboxing match-up of exciting lightweights featuring Nathan Smith (Winner at Right, Modesto, CA) of the world renowned Team Voodoo lead by Gene Fields who took on Michigan's Ben "Stoneman" Yelle as both fighters came in with identical 12-2 records.
      In what many thought was the kickboxing fight of the night, Smith was able to score with various combinations, all set up by devastating low kicks which kept Yelle off balance for most of the fight.
      Yelle, however, would not go quietly and showed off an impressive offensive arsenal of his own that included several quick high kicks that just narrowly missed their target.
      Both warriors would pick their shots in a fight that saw everything from spinning backfists to five punch combinations, never for a second lacking in action.
      However, shortly after the bell rang to end round three, it was Smith (above with Team Voodoo and Referee Al Wichgers) who came away with the unanimous decision victory and improved to 13-2.

    4. ISCF MMA
      Bantamweight MMA fighter Dan "The Savage" Lasavage wasted little time taking care of Stacy Lavaque in a cross state rivalry.
      After a brief exchange, Lasavage (right) was able to get the back of Lavaque and finish the fight via rear naked choke in round number one.

    5. ISCF MMA
      Caleb Krull put his undefeated MMA record (5-0) on the line against Peak Submission's Chris Lee who looked to announce his presence in the welterweight division.
      Things started off in favor of Krull as an early take down led to several submission attempts, including an armbar and triangle from his guard.
      However, the younger and more aggressive Lee would not take the bait and went on the attack, landing a barrage of strikes leaving ace referee Al Wichgers with no choice, but to stop the fight giving Lee the exciting TKO victory.

      In what was the night's most interesting bout, Gladiators Fighting Series Kickboxing veterans Bryce "Bam Bam" Frank of Rockford, Illinois, would take on Harold "The Hammer" Johnson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
      It is still unclear what Johnson was looking for as this match began, but it certainly was not a clean fight. After several warnings and fouls which ranged from low blows, to holding, to tackling after a break, Johnson was disqualified and a frustrated Frank awarded the victory in a manner he surly didn't want.

    7. ISCF MMA
      In the fastest fight of the evening, Racine Catch Teams' Ed Nelson (left) scored a one punch knockout at just fourteen seconds over fellow MMA Light Heavyweight fighter Reese Shaner of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

      The next bout featured the return of "Milwaukee's Kickboxing Ironman" Horace "The Real Deal" Craft as he took on Chuck Jewel in a Super Heavyweight bout.
      Jewell held his own against the more experienced Craft in the early stages, but was unable to stop a right hook which ended things in the second round giving the "Ironman" a thrilling win in front of a large legion of fans.

    9. ISCF MMA
      Known for his sharp ground game, Welterweight BJJ champion and Milwaukee native Jon Friedland took on the tough and aggressive Hammer House fighter Tommy "Gun" Ridenbaugh from Newark, Ohio.
      Ridenbaugh would push the pace early and tried to keep things standing, but Friedland saw an opening and took the fight to the ground where he would be able to work his magic.
      Ridenbaugh survived several early submission attempts by Friedland, but was unable to escape a rear naked choke late in round one.
      Friedland improved to 7-1 with the win and is another Milwaukee fighter that could make some noise in the division.
      For more info on Friedland Click HERE.

      New Orleans native Pat "Get Hype" Barry lived up to his nickname as he took care of fellow K-1 veteran and Team Voodoo fighter Dustin "The Mechanic" Hanning (sporting a brightly colored head of bright magenta and blue hair) of Los Angeles, CA.
      Barry put on an impressive performance utilizing all of the tools which have now made him a name to watch in the ranks of K-1.
      The smaller, but quicker Barry used both his hand speed and quick feet (landing the high kick at right) to neutralize any reach advantage Hanning might have had.
      With thunderous, axe like low kicks peppering Hanning's legs (left) spot on each time, Barry put his colorful opponent away late in round one and improved to 13-1 overall.
      After the fight, Barry addressed the appreciative crowd and thanked the fans of Milwaukee and New Orleans for their support. It should be noted that Barry recently relocated to Wisconsin after the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and is now training full time under Duke Roufus in Milwaukee.

    11. ISCF MMA
      In one of the night's co-main events, UFC Middleweight veteran Adrian Serrano made his long awaited return to the ring after fighting to recover from a life threatening illness which left him wondering if he would ever compete professionally again.
      But get in the ring he did and Serrano pounded out a win over the very game Brandon Lee who suffered his first career loss.
      Serrano fought off an early surge by Lee (right) while controlling the fight on the ground, showing why he is a MMA champion and longtime Milwaukee favorite.
      Lee found himself on his back for most of the fight and was unable to get hold of Serrano's solid forearms, which eventually prompted referee Al Wichgers to stop the fight and award Serrano a round two TKO victory.
      With over 100 career fights to his credit Serrano told fans in an emotional post fight speech that this was the biggest fight of his career considering everything it took for him to get to this point. Congratulations to Adrian Serranoa true legend of the sport!

Prior to the main event, Gladiators Fighting Series co-promoter and 4-time Kickboxing World Champion Duke Roufus was quite humbled and surprised when he was presented (Right) with one of the sport's most prestigious honors as it was announced by former Kickboxer and Gladiators official Keith Cory that he was being officially inducted into Black Belt Magazine's Hall-of-Fame. A well deserved honor for one of the sport's true champions and ambassadors.

MMA stars Nick Agallar and Stephan "The American Psycho" Bonnar, star of SpikeTV's hit reality show "The Ultimate Fighter - Season One" were also introduced to the crowd.

Ben "The Berzerker" Rothwell, fresh of his impressive victory headlining the Gladiators September 17th "Fight Nite in the Flats" Cleveland show, would clash with Team Voodoo's mountain of man, 6' 8", 266 lbs. Justice Smith in the main event.
Larger didn't mean better though as it would not be Smith's night in the brew city.
Smith could never really get things going against the more experienced Rothwell and was penalized several times for low blows.
After the fourth foul, and against Rothwell's (right) impassioned pleas to let the bout continue, referee Wichgers was left with no choice, but to stop the fight in the first round and disqualify Smith.

While not the crash, bang, boom finish everyone was looking for, "Colosseum Returns" as a whole produced one fantastically exciting night of Kickboxing and MMA brawls. As all fans seemed to agree, seventeen bouts over five non-stop hours of action produced another impressive Gladiators Fighting Series show that delivered once again.

Fight fans can expect more fireworks in early 2006 as the Gladiators Fighting Series features two huge shows in February with a return to Cleveland for a night of pro MMA action on a date yet to be announced and then back to Milwaukee for a special Ten Year Anniversary show entitled "X - A Decade In The Making" February 24th at the Ramada Convention Center.

"King of the Gladiators - One" Tournament Champion Giuseppe "The Godfather" DeNatale, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and "K.O.T.G. - Two" Champion "Lightning" Mike Sheppard, Palestine, West Virginia, have agreed to meet in the show's highly anticipated Heavyweight "border war" main event.
Tickets may be reserved now for this historic evening in Gladiators show history by calling Ad Cetera Sports at (414) 967-7767.

For the Full Story with MORE PHOTOS go to


Complete results from "Colosseum Returns"

"Colosseum Returns" is sponsored by Kyle Monreal Painting, WLUM 102.1 FM and Shepherd-Express.com with additional support from All Construction, Atdish, Inc., Branded Steer Restaurant, Combat Sports International, Curtis Universal Ambulance, Cush Lounge, Duke Roufus Kickboxing, Boxing & MMA Academy, Euro Cafe' Bar, J&K Granite & Marble, Joey Buona's Pizzaria & Grill, MilwaukeeNights.com, On The Border, ProKarateWeekly.com, Share Chemical Corporation, Phil Repetti/Bill Anderson/Jordan Chiropractic, Attorney Martin Stein, Sunbusters, Tendercar, Rick Winter DDS/Hampton Dental, Windy Muaythai Equipment, World Fight Warehouse.
Roundcard girls provided by On The Border.
Sanctioned by IKF Kickboxing & ISCF MMA
Produced by Ad Cetera Sports, Milwaukee. For more information please call Scott Joffe, Ad Cetera Sports, (414) 967-7767.

Gladiators Fighting Series

WEDNESDAY, October 26th, 2005, AT 2:30 PM, PT

Hail To The CHIEF!
Fighting Super Star
Danny "HARD AS" Steele
Announces His Retirement.

By Steve Fossum

He would fight anyone, anywhere, anytime... in his prime. But after being counted out by referee Dan Stell while on 1 knee this last weekend, Two Time IKF World Champion (And holder of MANY other World Titles, something in the relm of 6-7 total) Danny "Hard As" Steele has made the decision to retire from the fighting ring.

Steele had taken about two years off from fighting to deal with some personal issues and when he returned to the ring, he was never the same "Danny Steele" we all remember in the 90's. In his final bout against San Francisco's Michael Mananquil in San Jose, California USA this past Friday night, Steele saw himself about 10 years ago. At one point during the bout, the fans were chanting for his opponent and Steele looked up at them as if to say, "That use to be my name they were chanting." If he was wondering that, which we don't actually know if he was, he was right.

Steele entertained THOUSANDS around the world on every continent. In doing so he won titles with every major kickboxing organization as well as some we have never heard of (IKF, WKA, ISKA, ICHKA, NAMKA, IKKC & the IKBL) on his was to compiling a fight record of 37 wins and 13 loses, 2 draws with 28 of his wins coming by way of KO or TKO. Keep in mind that half of his 13 loses came in the past 3 years. Of the other loses, they came against top warriors, as did over 90% of his wins. Some came from such greats as Coban Lookchaomaesithong, George Tsutsui, Matee Jedeepitak, Bilam Nesradine, Patrick Erikson, Miguel Reyes, Dave Horvath, Melvin Murray, Bouy Chowaikun, Rob McCullough, Malaipet Sitpraphrom, Kenichi Ogata, Kader Marouf, Say Ming Boupha, and Sebastian Farina just to name a few. One of those great match-ups over the years was Danny vs.Melcor Menor. They have met a few times in the ring and thanks to Mike Miles, here is a clip from their match up in Hawaii CLICK HERE.

As we mentioned, Steele NEVER dodged anyone in his prime. We say in his prime because he was forced to pull out of some bouts in the last few years, mainly due to some personal issues he was dealing with.

Probably the most high profile of those matches he pulled out of was a match-up between him and Trevor 'T.N.T' Smandych (Left) of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Smandych was a former two time IKF Amateur Muay Thai Champion (IKF Intercontinental Light Welterweight and IKF North American Welterweight Muay Thai Champion.) with an impressive pro record of 18-1-1 and an amateur record of 11-4-1. Fighting Danny Steele was a dream come true for him. However, weight and personal issues prevented Steele from showing on fight day and if anything, it took away some of the fire in what had hoped to be Smandych's dream bout. At the event, Smandych was on the verge of tears during his presentment of the WKA title they were to fight for, by default. However, he pushed the belt away and would not accept it.

Unlike the Smandych fight, this last weekend Danny came to fight. Although he was dominated in every round, Steele stayed tough, as he always has. Steele earned his nickname "Hard As" from the strength and power of his legs mainly. His two most powerful weapons that retired plenty of fighters in his time. Steele could take anything you gave him too. In fact, this past weekend was the only time we can remember EVER seeing him go to the canvas. The first shock came in the first round when he was dropped by a head kick in the opening seconds against Michael Mananquil. From that point on, it seemed he just never fully recovered from the blow. He was caught again in the 5th round and went down again. Although he didn't look to be hurt, Steele came up to one knee and while there, allowed Referee Dan Stell to give him the full 10 count. When the count was over Steele stood up and knew his time had come. He was at a different place in his life both mentally and physically and the younger Mananquil did what many new stars in our sport have done such as Carter Williams had done with Michael McDonald and Rick Roufus. He became a super star by defeating a legend.

After the bout, I greeted Danny at the bottom of the stairs. He told me "I just can't do it anymore. I'm just not the same." I told him how proud I was to know the "REAL" Danny Steele and how thankful I was to be a part of his great career. He responded in pure Danny Steele fashion, with a heart felt "Thank You."

I wondered how many new fans of the sport watching that night wondered if "This" was the Danny Steele they had heard of? To answer them, "Not even Close!" I felt sorry for those who missed Danny when he was in his prime. Those who missed his strength in the ring, his pride and most of all, his Passion for everything he did in his life. Sure we will miss Danny in the ring but he is not gone. I truly hope we have not seen the last of Danny because he can go on now to help many young fighters become a warrior as he was.

Some say Danny Steele was arrogant, cocky, stuck on himself. Well, OF COURSE he was! ALL great fighters share the same attitude. However, what was impressive about Steele, he could always back it up in the ring. Talk to Danny alone and he has a heart of GOLD! Although a strong and fierce competitor, he also had a very respectful and friendly side. He made friends with many around the world as he traveled to win over and over again.

Steele won his first IKF World Title, the IKF Pro MTR Light Welterweight World Title, when he defeated Dave Horvath of Winnipeg Manitoba Canada by TKO at 2:53 of round 2 in Fresno, California, USA on July 12th, 1997. To give you an idea of how much his record changed in the last few years, when he won his second IKF world title, the IKF Pro IR Welterweight World Title in Hawaii on July 16th, 1999, Steele's fight record was an impressive 31-5-2. Steele won this IKF title when he defeated Miguel Reyes of Tijauana, Baja CA, Mexico, by unanimous decision, 100-88, 98-91 and 99-91. Yes, over the next 5 years since that second World Title victory, Steele's record was a less impressive 6-8.

Steele was a Kaiser High School (Hawaii) graduate who was born in Vietnam and moved to Hawaii when he was 3. He grew up admiring the martial arts and realized that the prospects for a career in kickboxing in Hawaii weren't very good. So he moved to Los Angeles in 1993 and turned professional shortly thereafter. He was quoted prior to the Reyes fight as saying,

"I'm very confident -- not in a cocky way, but in a way that I feel that nobody will get in the way of what I have to accomplish," he said. "I'm not going to take anyone lightly. When you get too confident, that's when (bad) things can happen. It's happened before, so I'm not taking Miguel lightly. But I have enough confidence where I think he's not on my level."

There was something about Danny Steele though that was different than any other fighter... OK, A LOT of things. But what I remember most was that he would always tell the crowd, "Thank you for supporting me and this event," And if not to the crowd over the microphone, he would later ask me and many others, "Did you enjoy the show?"
Well Danny, the answer is simple,

"We have ALWAYS Enjoyed The Danny 'HARD AS' Steel Show!
And we will NEVER forget what a GREAT SHOW it was!

MORE NEWS OF 10-16-05

Grand Portage Results
Grand Portage Lodge and Casino
Grand Portage, Minnesota, USA

It was a full night of action at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino in Minnesota as Team Bandiera hosted there 10th Pro Am IKF event in this region. "Many thanks to our loyal fans, support staff and competitors for making this night a success." said Team leader Mitz Bandiera. The fights began at 7:30 pm and finished at 9:30 with plenty of time to celebrate. This event featured 11 amateur and 1, 7 round Pro bout.
Here are the nights results below.

On 12-14-05 these results were corrected. On the first post, the info sent to us had the winners and losers reversed. However, the results below are now correct.

  1. Megan Kelly defeated Karen Kukko-Pulkinen by unanimous decision, 27-30, 27-30, 27-30.

  2. Exhibition: Christian Runquist vs Austin Whitehurst, 9 years old, non stop action.

  3. Krition Rahkola defeated Cody Runquist by unanimous decision, 25-30, 25-30, 27-29.

  4. Robert Gladu defeated Ever Barrera by KO 1:30 2nd round.

  5. Joel Couture defeated Jeff Pearce by unanimous decision, 25-30, 25-30, 26- 30.

  6. James Carver defeated Ray Gervais by KO 3rd round.

  7. Dave Morin defeated Colin Parent by TKO 2nd round.

  8. Brenner Mills defeated Adam Morin by KO 1st round.

  9. Pierre Gervais defeated Randy McNiel by KO 1st round.

  10. Jesse James defeated Ray Blais by KO 30 seconds of the 2nd round.

  11. Jordan Allen defeated Ron Thompson by unanimous decision, 28-29, 28-29, 28-29.

  12. PRO BOUT: Tiawan Howard Vs Jeremy Pearson
    Round 1 opened with Tiawan Howard throwing and landing more than Jeremy Pearson.
    The 2nd round went to Pearson's as he blocked and countered Howard busy offense.
    The 3rd round went to Howard as his offense started to get through.
    The 4th and 5th rounds, Pearson came back cutting off the ring and landing more effective hits.
    The 6th and 7th round went unanimously to Howard on the judges score cards. A close match leaving Howard the winner by Split Decision, 67-65, 65-68 and 68-65.

Any fighters interested in upcoming fights in Grand Portage area or more info Contact Mr. Mitz Bandiera at (807) 472-6437 or at mitz@tbaytel.net


North Carolina's First
IKF Point Kickboxing© Event...

Sets The Stage For An Exciting Future!

IKF Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA
On October 22nd, 2005, the Martial Arts Gym of Indian Trails, North Carolina held the 2005 Homes & Land Tournament, which was a huge success! Students from ages 5 through adults competed in self-defense, kata and IKF Point Kickboxing (International Kickboxing Federation, PKB) divisions.

Johnny Davis, Director for theIKF-PKB, flew in from California and thought it was a great event! Stating, "Sean Griffin and his team did an excellent job on this event. It really does set the stage for many more events to come to North Carolina! I'm thrilled for the commitment and hard work Sean team put in this event to make it successful!"

The following are the results of the tournament:

The IKF Point Kickboxing division as usual brought some exciting bouts and showed the skills of some future IKF Champions in the full contact arena. One fighter in particular stood out for the event, young Nick Parker. He showed a lot of potential and if he decides to continue, the IKF North American Tournament should begin to write his name on one of the championship belts.

  • IKF Point Kickboxing Results
    • In the 7 & under Junior Division - American - Full Contact Rules
      1. Laura Zimmerman
      2. Chris Selph

    • In the 8-9 Intermediate Boys/Girls Junior Division
      1. Daniel Gruszczynski
      2. Kathleen Zimmerman
      3. Manny Garcia
      4. Mason Wickey

    • In the 10-12 Intermediate Boys Junior Division
      1. Daniel Hogan
      2. Kendall Lowman
      3. Michael DeMasi

    • In the 13-15 Girls Junior Division - American - Full Contact Rules
      1. Brianna Hogan
      2. Katherine Fletcher

    • In the 13-16 Intermediate Boys Junior Division - International Rules
      1. Nick Parker
      2. Scott Childs
      3. Cameron Lowman
      4. John-Carl Long

    • In the 13-14 Advanced Boys Junior Division - American - Full Contact Rules
      1. Anthony DeMasi
      2. James Gaither

    • In the Adult Advanced Division - International Rules
      1. Vincent Montgomery of Huntersville, NC (Right - In Red headgear) won 1st Place in heavyweight division in an overtime tie-breaker round over tough David Clapper who took 2nd Place. With more conditioning and technical training, Montgomery also shows poise to be a top contender in the Heavyweights one day.

The officials did an excellent job and made good calls for the entire event. They included David Defresne, Rich London, Rich Bowers and Debbie Gaither. If you have any questions about the tournament or classes, please contact Mr. Sean Griffin at (704) 488-3908 or by e-mail at grifsmag@aol.com or check out Griffin's Martial Arts Gym, INC. on the web at www.magym.net

For more information on hosting an IKF Point Kickboxing Tournament in your area contact Johnny Davis at johnnyd@akpromotions.org - www.AKPromotions.org

Here are the other results of this event:

  • Kata and Self Defense Results
    • In the 6 & under Beginner Division Laura Zimmerman won 1st Place in Kata & 1st Place in Self-Defense.
    • In the 6-8 Intermediate Division Chris Selph won 1st Place in Kata & 1st Place in Self-Defense and Mason Wickey won 2nd Place in Kata & Self-Defense.
    • In the 8-9 Intermediate Boys/Girls Division Daniel Gruszczynski won 1st Place in Self-Defense, Manny Garcia won 2nd Place in Self-Defense, and Kathleen Zimmerman won 3rd Place in Self-Defense.
    • In the 8-9 Intermediate Boys/Girls Division Kathleen Zimmerman won 1st Place in Kata, Daniel Gruszczynski won 2nd Place in Kata, and Manny Garcia won 3rd Place in Kata.
    • In the 10-12 Intermediate Boys Junior Division Michael DeMasi won 1st Place in Self-Defense, Kendall Lowman won 2nd Place in Self-Defense, and Daniel Hogan won 3rd Place in Self-Defense.
    • In the 10-12 Intermediate Boys Junior Division Daniel Hogan won 1st Place in Kata, Michael DeMasi won 2nd Place in Kata, and Kendall Lowman won 3rd Place in Kata.

  • Self Defense Competition
    • In the 13-15 Intermediate Boys/Girls Division Cameron Lowman won 1st Place in Self-Defense, Brianna Hogan won 2nd Place in Self-Defense, and Scott Childs won 3rd Place in Self-Defense.
    • In the 13-15 Intermediate Boys/Girls Division Cameron Lowman won 1st Place in Kata, Scott Childs won 2nd Place in Kata, and Brianna Hogan won 3rd Place in Kata.
    • In the 13-16 Advanced Boys Division John-Carl Long won 1st Place in Self-Defense, James Gaither won 2nd Place in Self-Defense, and Anthony DeMasi won 3rd Place in Self-Defense.
    • In 13-16 Advanced Boys Division John-Carl Long won 1st Place in Kata, James Gaither won 2nd Place in Kata, and Anthony DeMasi won 3rd Place in Kata.

Again, if you have any questions about the tournament or classes, please contact Mr. Sean Griffin at (704) 488-3908 or by e-mail at grifsmag@aol.com or check out Griffin's Martial Arts Gym, INC. on the web at www.magym.net

THURSDAY, October 20th, 2005, AT 7:00 PM, PT

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

IKF/ISCF Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA:
This Friday night, October 21st, Milwaukee will become "Gladiator Town" as Duke Roufus and Scott Joffe's Ad Cetera Sports Productions will host another exciting night of

Pro and Amateur IKF Kickboxing and ISCF MMA. The event will be at the Ramada Grand Ballroom, 6401 S. 13th St, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Event doors will open at 6:PM and the fight action will begin at 8:PM.

While Kickboxing has always been the main course of the Gladiators Fighting Series, Mixed Martial Arts ("MMA") has proven itself to be a great accompaniment as evidenced by the positive fan reaction to the dual style format. MMA will be featured prominently on this Friday's fight card. Fifteen total bouts are currently scheduled for this standout card and tickets are going fast. Complete coverage from the event will be provided by "The Voice of the Fight Fan" ProKarateWeekly.com and SportsTalkNetwork.com

General Admission tickets will be $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ringside Reserved tickets are $50, Vip Table Reserved are $80 which will include waitress service & food platter. Excellent seats are still available and can be purchased by calling (414) 967-7767 or at the Duke Roufus Kickboxing, Boxing & MMA Academy, 111 West Virginia Street in Milwaukee (414) 319-1151 or by calling (414) 967-7767. There will be a Free Post Fight Party in the Grand Ballroom and the public is invited to meet the fighters. Entertainment will be provided by "Dj Hugo" & "Dj Machi" and will begin at 11:00 P.M.


    • Super Heavyweight Kickboxing (K-1 Rules) 3 rounds
      Pat Barry (Right, Duke Roufus Gym-New Orleans, LA) Vs Dustin "The Mechanic" Hanning (Team Voodoo-Modesto, CA)

    • Super Heavyweight Kickboxing (K-1 Rules) 3 rounds
      Ben "Berzerker" Rothwell (Duke Roufus Gym/Militech Fighting System-Kenosha, WI) Vs Justice Smith (Team Voodoo-Los Angeles, CA)

    • Super Heavyweight Kickboxing (K-1 Rules) 3 rounds
      "Bam Bam" Bryce Franck (Duke Roufus Gym/Rockford Kickboxing & Jiu Jitsu-Rockford, IL) Vs Harold "The Hammer" Johnson (Martin Luther King Boxing Center-Milwaukee, WI)

    • Super Heavyweight Gladiators Kickboxing 3 rounds
      Horace "The Real Deal" Craft (Box Off Gym-Cudahy, WI) Vs Chuck Jewell (World Gym-Rochester, NY)

    • Middleweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Adrian Serrano (Serrano's Freestyle Fighting-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Brandon Lee (Peak Submission Fight Team-Delphos, OH)

    • Welterweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Jon Friedland (Neutral Grounds BJJ-Shorewood, WI) Vs Tommy "Gun" Ridenbaugh (Impact Martial Arts - Columbus, OH)

    • Middleweight Kickboxing (K-1 Max Rules) 3 rounds
      Ben "Stoneman" Yelle (Marquette, MI, 10-1/1) Vs Nathan "Ice Mountain" Smith (Team Voodoo-Modesto, CA, 12-2/1)
      This fight will be fought without headgear because both fighters meet the headgear bypass requirements found HERE.

    • Light Heavyweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Reese Shaner (American Dojo-Waukesha, WI) Vs Ed Nelson (Racine Catch Team-Racine, WI)

    • Welterweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Caleb Krull (Serrano's Freestyle Fighting-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Chris Lee (Peak Submission Fight Team-Delphos, OH)

    • Bantamweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Dan "Savage" Lasavage (Duke Roufus Gym-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Stacey Lavaque (Independent-Fond Du Lac, WI)

    • Welterweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Ray Koeper (Serrano's Freestyle Fighting-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Thomas Russell (Peak Submission Fight Team-Delphos, OH)

  • Undercard 6:PM - 7:30 PM
    • Light Cruiserweight Kickboxing 3 rounds
      Kyle "Wicked" Weickhardt (Duke Roufus Gym-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Damian "The Demon" Smektala (Siam #1-Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

    • Super Lightweight Kickboxing 3 rounds
      Benni "The Albanian Jet" Izairi (Duke Roufus Gym-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Matt Conley (Devine Dragon Kung Fu-Kenosha, WI)

    • Heavyweight 3 rounds
      Rachid Maakoul (Nikko-Ki-Rockford, IL) Vs Henry Ebron (American Martial Arts and Fitness Academy-East Lansing, MI)

    • Cruiserweight Kickboxing 3 rounds
      Chris Tratsch (Duke Roufus Gym-Prarie Du Chien, WI) Vs Justin Abate (Pekin Martial Arts-Pekin, IL)

    • Light Cruiserweight 3 rounds
      Nick Marti (Full Circle Martial Arts-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Andy Normington (Team Function-Madison, WI)

    • Super Middleweight Kickboxing 3 rounds
      Kyle Monreal (Duke Roufus Gym-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Zac Tennison (Pekin Martial Arts-Pekin, IL)

    • Exhibition: "DJ Machi" Gulinski Vs Tony Aviero
    • Exhibition Cheryl Clancy

Heeding the advice of her doctor, MMA Gladiator Greta "Mo Betta" Hicks had no choice but to pull out of her highly anticipated "revenge match" with fellow MMA Gladiator Jen "The Genetic Wonder" Case scheduled for tomorrow night. After being diagnosed with a pinched nerve in her neck, the popular female mixed martial artist decided it was best to rematch Case, whom Hicks lost to in June of this year, on the Gladiators Fighting Series 10th Anniversary show scheduled for Friday, February 24th in Milwaukee. Hicks is unsure when her physician will give her clearance to begin training again, buts anticipates she will have ample time to prepare for her February rematch with Case.

For more info contact Mr. Duke Roufus at (414) 319-1151, or by e-mail at dukeroufus@wi.rr.com or go to www.GladiatorsKickboxing.com

This event is Sponsored By All Construction, Atdish, Inc., Branded Steer Restaurant, Combat Sports International, Curtis Universal Ambulance, Cush, Euro Cafe' Bar, J&K Granite & Marble, Joey Buona's Pizzaria & Grill, Milwaukeenights.Com, On The Border, Prokarateweekly.Com, Josh Rapkin/Share Chemical Dr. Phil Repetti/Jordan Chiropractic, Attorney Martin Stein, Sunbusters, Tendercar, Rick Winter Dds/Hampton Dental, Windy Muaythai Equipment, World Fight Warehouse, Roundcard Girls Courtesy Of On The Border.


The Standoff III
Joliet, Illinois, USA


IKF Pro & Amateur

Grand Portage, Minnesota, USA



Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA

WEDNESDAY, October 19th, 2005, AT 1:00 PM, PT

"Where Are They Now"

We are starting a new section called "Where Are They Now" and it will feature former champion kickboxers from around the world. Some you may have never heard of, but should know about because of their great accomplishments. The special page for this section can be found by clicking HERE! This page will soon have a master link which will be found on our front page.

The page will be a Who's Who for Kickboxing and will provide us a venue to log former Kickboxing champions on so they will be forever remembered in our sport. Some fighters we will simply do Bio's on and some we will have stories about with details about where they are now and what they are doing in their life. Readers are encouraged to submit articles and info as well as suggest fighters they would like to read about. Such suggestions and stories are requested to be sent to us via e-mail at main@ikfkickboxing.com

These great fighters will include many who were Champions long before the IKF, such as today's first featured fighter.

Introducing, Neil "Super" Singleton. Singleton was born on October 17th, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. He began his martial arts training in 1973. He had an over all record of 105 wins, 19 losses, 1 draw with 53 wins coming by way of KO or TKO.

Singleton can be reached at A.T.F. Fitness Center, 829 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN, 46360 (219) 874-5425 or by e-mail at supersingleton@ameritech.net.

TUESDAY, October 18th, 2005, AT 1:50 PM, PT

Standing Ground Combat Club and HCX Mixed Martial Arts Present
The Standoff III
October 22nd, Joliet, Illinois, USA

IKF Illinois, USA : IKF Promoters Ron Hill, James Hill, and Brian Thompson (Right) will be hosting The Standoff III, this Saturday October 22nd at the IBEW 176 Banquet Hall in Joliet, Illinois. This amazing Trio has put together another awesome fight card. The Standoff III, "Vendetta" will feature 2005 IKF North American Champion James Bleau vs Tim Riordan.

At this years 2005 IKF North American Tournament at the Wyndham Palace Resort in Orlando Florida this past August, James Bleau (Left, 8-4/0) of Marquette, Michigan, USA (Trained by Kak Koonala) took home the NAC Muay Thai Welterweight title when he defeated Phil Leier from Mike Miles club in Canada in the Welterweight Division.

This Division was one of the strongest of the Tournament with 8 fighters. This meant that the Champion would need to defeat three straight opponents in two days to win the Title, which is what Bleau did. In the opening bracket on Saturday morning Bleau defeated Liajdub Vang of Des Moines, Iowa, USA by unanimous decision 30-26 on all 3 judges cards. Later Saturday afternoon Bleau faced and defeated 2004 NAC Champion Nathan Smith of Modesto, California, USA by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards. Smith is trained by Gene Fields, the trainer of K-1 Champion Carter Williams.

In the final, Bleau faced off against a tough Phil Leier of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and in a great fight between the two, Bleau came out on top by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

Now Bleau will take on a very tough opponent, Tim Riordan (Left) from Team Lucky Strike. Riordan didn't make it to the NAC Tournament but will look to take on the best he's ever met in Bleau.

Riordan last appearance on an IKF event was earlier this year in Rockford, Illinois, USA on May 6th. At that event he defeated Alex May of Functional Martial Arts Academy in Madison, Wisconsin, USA by TKO at 1:26 of round 1. It was May's debut fight and Riordan 7th boosting his fight record to 4-3 with the win. Riordan is currently ranked 15th in the Super Welterweight Amateur Muay Thai world ratings.

The Standoff III card will also feature additional fighters from gyms across the Midwest including: Peoria Athletic Club, Team Toro, Olympic Arena, Gorak's Kenpo, Tiger Pitt Gym, Nihlan's Muay Thai, Aiki Training Hall, and Team Lucky Strike.

The event will consist of 10 IKF sanctioned Kickboxing bouts and exciting martial arts exhibitions. Come early as seating is limited for this "Las Vegas Style" ballroom event. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. For more information log on to


Look for the Standoff IV coming to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bolingbrook on Friday November 18th. Individuals and teams looking to fight on the card can register at www.StandoffKickboxing.com or contact Mr. James Hill at (815) 347-1480 or at jhill@productionality.com

Ron Hill

James Hill

Brian Thompson

Here is the nights fight card as of press time today:

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First Event - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA

Knuckle Up productions put on a great MMA/Muay Thai card in Atlanta for a packed house of more than 2,200 screaming fans. With some last minute fight card adjustments the night was set for some great Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai action.

    The night started off with Amateur Muay Thai featuring Janna Fritz vs Tonja Ivanovich. Though both girls were very game, Janna came out on top and took the victory home with a TKO stoppage in the 3rd round.

    Steve Mitchell
    squared of against Jim Kassner and Kassner proved to be too much on his feet scoring a second round referee stoppage from strikes. Mitchell had several deep heels hooks in but couldn't finish Kassner.

    Joel Negron
    went toe to toe with Cal Yarborough which was an even fight until late in the first round with Joel receiving a cut over his left eye but was able to continue. Soon after the timeout for the cut Cal exploded with some vicious blows finally earning a corner stoppage and taking home the TKO win over Negron.

    David Brown
    looked to take Joe "Agent" Smith down to the ground and employ his ground game but ran into a good grappler in Smith and the ground war ended with Brown being stopped from un answered blows on the bottom.

    Douglas "The Baby Boy" Lima
    completely demolished an experienced Mike Cogan in dramatic fashion. Lima every bit of 17 years old squared off against Cogan in what was expected to be an even match up of skill. Douglas took the upper hand throwing a ton of leather and eventually winning the fight with Cogan tapping on the cage from a vicious assault of knees and hands from Lima. Definatley look for this kid to be destroying the competition on some future Knuckle Up shows.

    Anthony Nieves
    barley broke a sweat against Shaun Gay, cracking him early with some solid shots as Gay was unable to continue a minute into the first round due to a leg injury sustained from exchanging kicks.

    Diego Saraiva
    and Virgil Strzelecki went at it early trading leather and eventually ending up on the ground were the black belt (Saraiva) imposed his superior submission skills on Virgil via triangle from the bottom mid way thought he first round.

    Ran Weathers
    ran into a tough opponent as the undefeated armature made his pro debut against a seasoned wrestler in Ryan Williams. Williams scored the early takedown and began the ground and pound tactics while fending off Weathers' constant triangle and arm bar attempts. Williams' grappling ability and intensity proved too much for Weathers' as he tapped from strikes in the second round.

    Reuben Lopez
    vs Randy Pogue was probably the fight of the night. Both men entered the cage hungry and squared of for 5 action packed rounds with Lopez walking away the aggressor. Both men gave and took some serious shots as the rounds progressed. It was a pleasure to see two pros in great condition push each others level of intensity the entire fight.

    Philip Botha
    made quick work of his last minute replacement Bobby Gamboa with a medical stoppage from a broken foot during a fierce exchange of leg kicks and knees. Congratulations to Philip and we look forward to his next fight on the next card.

    Steve Headden
    also made quick work of his opponent tapping him in a short amount of time in a grappling only bout.

For more info contact Mr. Chris Stolzman at (770) 792-7925 or go to www.knuckleup.tv or go to www.velocitykickboxing.com

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Needs Some Help To Do Some

E-Mail Letter sent from Nelson Lebron
Good Morning Gentlemen,
In order to help with public relations in Afghanistan, I am meeting with an orphanage this weekend to teach young kids, boxing/karate/kickboxing. I was wondering if you can pass word to the IKF, JLFS, WKA, and WKKO.

I am being granted this privilege because of my background. I was wondering if you all can help with the donation of gloves, mitts, wraps, and kick shields. I need about 50 sets of gloves, 50 wraps, 10 shields, 10 pair of mitts. The equipment does not have to be new, but it should be in good condition. I appreciate your help with this.

To reach Nelson by e-mail us

All Equipment should be sent to
Nelson "The Hitman" Lebron
CFC-A Chaplain's Office
APO AE 09356
Thank you all and Godspeed.

MORE NEWS OF 10-18-05

We all need to be reminded of the
Simple things in life...

Important Lessons In Life

  1. First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.
    During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade. "Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

  2. Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
    One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away... God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others." Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole.

  3. Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.
    In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked. "Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient. "Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, was one quarter, two dimes and five pennies. You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

  4. Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
    In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand! Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

  5. Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...
    Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away". Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

FRIDAY, October 14th, 2005, AT 1:40 PM, PT

Productions Kicks Off First Event

IKF/ISCF Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Tonight, October 14th KNUCKLEUP Productions will host there first of what they hope to be many ISCF MMA and IKF Kickboxing events in Georgia. The action will be at COWBOYS at 1750 North Roberts Road, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA.

General Admission is $30, Reserved Ringside is $50 and Front Row Ringside is $100. The event doors open at 7:30 PM and the fights will begin at 8:PM. For more info contact Mr. Chris Stolzman at (770) 792-7925 or go to www.knuckleup.tv

MORE NEWS OF 10-14-05

REHAB Performing Live At
Velocity Kickboxing's

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Atlantas Velocity Kickboxing in association with Knuckle Up Productions is adding to the MMA Excitement in Georgia with their first MMA/Kickboxing show coming later this month. This rugged style of competition (MMA) has captured the attention of the masses and the guys at Velocity know first hand what all the hype is about. They are champion fighters who teach it and live for it. Join them on October 14th at Cowboys at 10:PM as their top fighters show the world some of the best MMA action around!

REHAB, Cages and Butt-Kicking...OH MY!
Danny Boone Alexander (vocals), Mike Hartnett (guitar), FOZ (guitar), Hano Leathers (bass) and Chris Hood (drums). REHAB has been reborn and they're back with a vengeance! The Atlanta-based quintet breaks new ground and addresses new challenges on its latest album, Graffiti the World. The collection is the work of combined contributions from each individual member of the band. "It's five people getting together and trying to do the music that they want to hear," says front man Danny Alexander. "Everybody contributed. You always have a vision of what you want to do and it never really comes out the way you plan, but the end result is really good. You're just constantly trying to put out what you feel. The final result of their combined efforts evokes a more positive and inspired feeling to the record."

For REHAB, Graffiti the World is the band's bid to cover the world with special sounds, seeking the dark and light within, asking questions and perhaps, sometimes, finding the right answers. Danny admits that he can't do that alone. Along with the help of A- list producers/mixers Billy Hume, whose credits include the Ying Yang Twins, David Banner, and Bonecrusher, and Phil Tan who has worked alongside the Neptunes, Snoop, and Mariah Carey.

Currently recording and touring, Danny speaks about his new songs Last Tattoo and Bump. He states, "My lyrics are becoming more and more conscious and meaningful from my past work. Last Tattoo confronts the temporary nature of relationships. Bump is a story of a beautiful evening in Warner Robbins, Georgia (Boons home town), driving around listening to music and having a great time...I have learned to tell better stories in my songs, they're all my own personal stories and experiences but I know others can relate to them. "
REHAB is currently on tour promoting their second album Graffiti the World.

Watch some of Atlantas top professional MMA (no holds barred) fighters commit crimes of punishment on their opponents on October 14 at Cowboys at 10:PM. This night of live MMA action and devastating Muay Thai action will be packed with one-on-one battles featuring the Velocity Kickboxing Champion Fighters such as ISCF World Champion Steve Headden along with Raphael Assuncao and Ruben Lopez.

More On Velocity Kickboxing
Velocity Kickboxing is not only for professional fighters, its for everyone! When you've decided its time to lose some pounds, get yourself ready for your emerging fighting career or just want to learn some self-defense and kickboxing moves, the seasoned instructors at Velocity will give you the direction and motivation you need. Velocity Kickboxing combines the best staff; latest equipment and state-of-the art facilities to make sure that you leave feeling strong, confident and ready for more. Velocity Kickboxing has three convenient locations:
Roswell, Midtown and Kennessaw.
Each school is equipped with a regulation sized boxing ring, over 1,000 square feet of grappling mats and an assortment of more than 30 Muay Thai and boxing heavy bags. Each Gym also has state of the art free weights and weight machines for your training regimen. For more info see our website at www.velocitykickboxing.com

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IKF Point Kickboxing©
Ready to Rock in North Carolina!

Indian Trails, North Carolina, USA:
IKF Point Kickboxing promoter Sean Griffin is all set to promote his October 22nd IKF Point Kickboxing tournament in Indian Trails, North Carolina. As of press time Griffin had reported a brisk registration for those planning to attend North Carolina's first IKF Point Kickboxing Tournament. He's excited about the prospect of this and future events as he feels that fellow martial artist will like the new fighting division. The tournament will be held at the Indian Trails Elementary School's Gym.

The event will start at 8:30 AM with a Kickboxing seminar from special guest, IKF/PKB Director and former two-time world Kickboxing Champion, Johnny "Superfoot" Davis (Right). Davis' seminar will help martial artist add kickboxing to their arsenal. The special rate for the seminar is only $25. Copies of Johnny's Art of Kickboxing Manual will also be available.

Registration will start at 9:AM for the PKB, Self Defense and Kata competition. Men, Women and Juniors will compete for nice trophies and awards. First through Fourth places will receive a trophy, while fifth place receives a medal, respectively.

It will be a day filled with exciting matches, martial arts demonstrations and great semi-contact Kickboxing entertainment for the spectators! There is still time to register as one can also register at the door. The cost is $40 for one event; $50 for two events and $60 for three events. There may be a small late fee added at the door, since the initial deadline for pre-registration was October 1st.

For more information on the October 22nd event go to www.akpromotions.org/PointKBJoin.htm or www.magym.net or call Mr. Sean Griffin for more information (704) 488-3908.

IKF Point Kickboxing

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Who's Reading About YOU?!

Just for kicks, have you ever wondered who visits the IKF Web Site? Well, we did, and we just got a report back from our web team and you may be surprised who's reading about what takes place in the IKF World. Here is who has been reading the IKF site so far in just October.

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Great Britain
  4. European Union
  5. Australia
  6. South Korea
  7. Egypt
  8. Netherlands
  9. Slovenia
  10. Luxembourg
  11. China
  12. Germany
  13. Spain
  14. Sweden
  15. Japan
  16. South Africa
  17. Singapore
  18. Hong Kong
  19. Mexico
  20. Romania
  21. Ireland
  22. France
  23. Italy
  24. Belgium
  25. New Zealand
  26. Brazil
  27. Norway
  28. Poland
  29. Greece
  30. Switzerland
  31. Thailand
  32. Austria
  33. Hungary
  34. Finland
  35. Denmark
  36. Portugal
  37. Iran
  38. Argentina
  39. Philippines
  40. Turkey
  41. India
  42. Georgia (Country)
  43. Croatia
  44. Chile
  45. United Arab Emirates
  46. Israel
  47. Yugoslavia
  48. Czech Republic
  49. Jordan
  50. Nigeria
  51. Estonia
  52. Russian Federation
  53. Lithuania
  54. Lebanon
  55. Malaysia
  56. Bulgaria
  57. Saudi Arabia
  58. Taiwan
  59. Armenia
  60. Guam
  61. Trinidad and Tobago
  62. Guatemala
  63. Cyprus
  64. Monaco
  65. Puerto Rico
  66. Malta
  67. Indonesia
  68. Kuwait
  69. Kenya
  70. Jamaica
  71. Peru
  72. Qatar
  73. Algeria
  74. Uruguay
  75. Ukraine
  76. Morocco
  77. Vietnam
  78. Pakistan
  79. Mongolia
  80. Bangladesh
  81. Syria
  82. Costa Rica
  83. Burkina Faso
  84. Cuba
  85. Bahrain
  86. Bosnia-Herzegovina
  87. Barbados
  88. Ethiopia
  89. Belarus
  90. Macedonia
  91. Liechtenstein
  92. Tunisia
  93. Nepal
  94. Dominican Republic
  95. Iceland
  96. Mauritius
  97. El Salvador
  98. Guyana
  99. Venezuela
  100. Polynesia
  101. Latvia
  102. Kazakhstan
  103. Senegal
  104. Andorra
  105. Ghana
  106. Zimbabwe
  107. Sri Lanka

MONDAY, October 10th, 2005, AT 4:40 PM, PT

Here's Your Shot At A WORLD TITLE!

The IKF Title Board is currently looking for a valid contenders for the vacant IKF Pro Full Contact Rules Cruiserweight World Title. The number 1 contender is Ronnie Copeland (Right, PKB: 23-5-2/18, AMKB: 10-3-1/2, Pro Boxing: 9-4/8, 6'4", 195, 10-22-73) of High Point, North Carolina, USA. The IKF will review all challengers who submit a FULL Fight profile via e-mail to main@ikfkickboxing.com - In the subject box please put Title Board - Cruiserweight Title. In the e-mail please list the following:

  • What is your Full Name?
  • Where do you currently live?
  • What was your Amateur kickboxing Record? , W/L/D/Wins by KO-TKO
  • What is your current PRO fight record, W/L/D/Wins by KO-TKO
  • What Titles do you currently hold or have held? - Separate amateur from pro.
  • Who were your last 3 opponents?
  • What were the results of your last 3 bouts?
  • When was your last fight?
  • What were the confirmed purses of your last 3 bouts?
  • What purse amount are you requesting if accepted for this challenge?

All above information will be kept private between the Fighter or manager submitting for the challenge and the IKF. The title Bout is scheduled for November 12th in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. The promoter is not associated as a trainer or manager of the number 1 contender Mr. Copeland. This title is scheduled for 12 rounds. All purses and related aspects to this title will be discussed with each individual directly. again, The IKF will review all challengers who submit a FULL Fight profile via e-mail to main@ikfkickboxing.com - In the subject box please put Title Board - Cruiserweight Title.


Night Of The Warriors
October 1st, 2005, Grand Casino Hinkley, Hinkley, Minnesota, USA

By Mr. Bill Lassi, IKF Minnesota

    Vance Cuyo Vs Chris Cherock

    The first bout of the evening featured Vance Cuyo vs. Chris Sherock. This was a 3 round amateur light middle weight fight. Both fighters weighed in at 155 lbs. Cuyo from Camridge Minnesota is 18 years old and is trained by Derek Reid also of Cambridge. This was Vance's first full contact bout. Sherock is from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada and is 22 years old. He has a record of 2 wins and 3 losses and is trained by Mitz Bandiera of Progressive Martial Arts in Thunder Bay. This fight started out with both fighters throwing a lot of punches and kicks. In the first round Cuyo knocked Sherock down to score a 10-8 round. The second round was mostly Sherock's. He dominated the round and scored a 10-8 round on 1 of the judges cards. The 3rd round was the deciding one with Cuyo edging Sherock for a unanimous decision, 29-27, 28-27 and 29-27 on the judges score cards.

    Tim Runquist Vs Mika Rahkola

    The 2nd bout of the evening featured Tim Runquist against Mika Rahkola. This was a 3 round heavyweight bout with Runquist weighing in at 214 and Rahkola weighing in at 196. Runquist is from Aurora, Minnesota and is 31 years old and has a record of 2 wins 2 losses and 1 draw. Rahkola is from Thunder Bay Ontario Canada and is 34 years old with a record of 0 wins and 1 loss. Runquist trains with Karate North and Rahkola trains with Mitz Bandiera of Progressive Martial Arts in Thunder Bay. This fight was a war right from the beginning with both fighters throwing bombs with both their hands and their legs. Early in the round Runquist threw a spinning back fist that connected with Rahkola and knocked him down. Referee Jim Peterson gave him an 8 count and the bout continued. With about 40 seconds left in the 1st round Runquist threw a hand combination followed by a back leg round kick. Rahkola went down and referee Jim Peterson counted him out. Runquist won the bout with a knock out at 1:27 of the 1st round.

    Kendra Moytl and Dede Radtke

    The 3rd bout of the evening was one of the best. This bout was a Junior Girls Bantomweight fight between Kendra Moytl and Dede Radtke. Kendra is 14 years old and weighed in at 117 lbs. Her record is 0 wins and 1 loss. She is trained by Bobby "The Warrior" Anderson and is from Hinckley Minnesota. Dede is 15 years old and weighed in at 114 lbs. She is trained by Frank Maki and is from Virginia, Minnesota. Both fighters came out strong in the first round. They both threw excellent flurries with combinations of hands and feet. Moytl won the first round on 2 of the judges cards. The second round Radtke turned it up a notch and edged Moytl out to win the round. The third round was all Radtke. She was relentless and was not going to leave anything to chance. Dede won the fight by a unanimous decision scoring 30-27, 29-28 & 29-28.

    Adam Patneaude and Carlos Hernandez

    The next bout featured 2 new amateurs, Adam Patneaude and Carlos Hernandez. Both fighters had a record of 1 win and 0 losses. The bout was a 3 round amateur super welterweight bout with Hernanadez weighing in at 152 and Patneaude weighing in at 151. Adam is trained by Derek Reid and is from Cambride Minnesota. Carlos is trained by Bobby Anderson and is from the the Hinckley area. This bout was very close. Both fighters were well trained and skilled. Each judge found something that they liked about both fighters but in the end Patneaude won the fight by a decision. Hernandez did not help his cause when he failed to get in his mandatory 6 kicks in the final round. The decision was unanimous for Adam Patneaude.

    Jamie McDermid and Chris Cichon

    The last amateur bout of the evening featured 2 young men both of whom had some experience and a lot of skill. The bout was a light middleweight bout between Jamie McDermid and Chris Cichon. Jamie had a record of 6 wins and 1 loss while Chris had a record of 3 wins and 3 losses. Jamie is from Virginia Minnesota and is trained by Frank Maki. Chris is from Minneapolis and is trained by Justin Whiley. Both fighters showed their kicking skills early. Again this bout was very close with the judges scoring the rounds quite differently. Cichon pressed the fight and was more aggressive where as McDermid used his skills to move and counter attack. In the end Cichon won a very close fight with each judge scoring the bout 29-28 for a unanimous decision.

  6. PRO FCR
    Matt Meyer and Jeremy Pearson

    After a intermission the first of our 2 pro fights began. This bout was a 6 round light heavy weight fight between Matt Meyer and Jeremy Pearson. This fight was Meyers pro debut after compiling an amateur record of 25 wins, 5 losses with 7 KO's. Meyer is from Spooner, Wisconsin. He weighed in at 176 and is trained by his father Mike Meyer. Pearson has a pro record of 7 wins and 4 losses. He is from Thunder Bay Ontario. He weighed in at 177 and is trained by Mitz Bandiera. This bout was exciting right from the beginning with Meyer using his longer reach with his hands and legs to control the first 3 rounds. In typical Pearson fashion though, Jeremy turned it up in the 4th round and began to land excellent combinations of hands and feet this was another excellent bout and very difficult for the judges to score. In the end 2 of the judges had the bout even 57-57, the third judge had the fight scored 59-55 and the result was a Majority Draw.

  7. PRO FCR
    Aaron Lassi and Sam Stout

    The final bout of the evening featured 2 world class fighters. This was a 7 round light middleweight bout between Aaron Lassi and Sam Stout. Both of these fighters have a lot of experience and both have won amateur and professional titles in their careers. Lassi is from Duluth, Minnesota and now resides in Honolulu, Hawaii. He weighed in at 159 and is trained by his father Bill Lassi from Duluth. Stout is from London Ontario Canada. He also weighed in at 159 and is trained by Shawn Tompkins, from Team Tompkins also in London, Ontario. It was easy to see the difference in experience that both fighters had. Lassi came out in the first round and used his kicks along with some excellent hand combinations to control the early rounds. But stout was relentless. Both fighters threw very had combinations of hands and feet.
    In the 2nd round Lassi threw a spinning back fist that seemed to hurt stout.
    When the 4th round began the tide had turned in stouts favor. He began to land more and more combinations and began to wear Lassi down.
    When the 6th round began the fight had clearly turned in Stouts favor. With about 30 seconds left in the 6th round Stout threw a back legged round kick to Lassi's head. Aaron ducked and was hit in the mouth by Stouts knee. Referee Jim Peterson had warned Stout 2 times earlier in the bout for striking with the knee. Peterson stopped the fight called for the ring doctor to look at Lassi's cut lip. The ring doctor stopped the fight because there was a great deal of blood coming from Lassi's cut lip. Referee Peterson called for a intentional foul on Stout. After conferring with the 3 judges and the IKF Representative Tom Sullivan, referee Peterson decided that the knee strike was not intentional.
    The judges were asked to score the 6th round up to the point of the foul. After the scores were totalled, IKF Representative Tom Sullivan declared the bout a technical draw.

10-14-05: DECISION "CORRECTION" On bout 8
PRO FCR: Aaron Lassi Vs Sam Stout

After a review of the Official Scorecards the IKF has made the correction of the original ruling of a Technical Draw. The Official ruling on the decision of this bout is as follows.
Judge A: Gary Mattevi: 57-57, Even
Judge B: Steve Koski: 58-56 for Stout
Judge C: CB Bunkholt: 57-56 for Stout
Corrected Result: Majority Decision for the winner Sam Stout.

I would like to thank the Grand Casino Hinckley for sponsoring this event as well as referee Jim Peterson and judges CB Bunkholt, Steve Koski, and Gary Mattevi. Thanks to all of our fans and we will see you at our next event in April. For more info on this event please contact Mr. Bobby Anderson or Mr. Bill Lassi at (218) 390-3203 or at thrill10@mindspring.com

WEDNESDAY, October 5th, 2005, AT 9:40 PM, PT

Muay Thai Seminar
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, USA

Minnesota, USA

Kruu Greg Nelson's Minnesota Martial Arts Academy will be hosting a Muay Thai Seminar with Jongsanan "The Woodenman" Fairtex (L ) and James "The Professor" Cook (R) this Saturday, October 8th, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

With almost 100 fights under his belt Jongsanan is one of Thailand's best trainers and possesses unmatched technical mastery. Jongsanan is 2X ISKA World Champion, IKKC Junior Middleweight World Champion, IKF North American Champion, and 2X Luminee Champion.

James Cook in an ISKA North American Champion, USMATA Intercontionental Champion, '96 Princess Cup Bronze Medal winner, and 2X Golden Gloves Champion. He is a consumate professional, having fought the world over.

They will cover basic, intermediate, and advanced Muay Thai techniques. Appropriate for all skill levels

  • When: Saturday, October 8th & Sunday, October. 9th
    9:AM - 12:PM & 1"PM - 4:PM both days.

  • Cost: $100.00 for both days
    $65.00 for one day.

  • Where: Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
    6840 Shingle Creek Pkwy #24
    Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, USA, 55430
    (763) 560-5696, Please visit: www.mmaacombatzone.com