September 30th, 2008, AT 7:50 PM/PST
Results From Absolute Adrenaline's
The Queen Bee
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Results from Steve Logan and the K-Star Gym's
"IKF MUAY THAI"
September 28th, 2008 - Birmingham, England
September 29th, 2008, AT 5:00 PM/PST
Results from Warrington Kickboxing Studio & Diamond
"IKF/AKA CHAMPIONSHIP KICKBOXING "
IKF ENGLAND: Saturday, 22nd September, 2008 was the date A.K.A. England in partnership with Warrington Kickboxing Studio ( www.warrington-kickboxing.com ) staged the fifth event of the 2008 season. The venue for this competition was THE PARR HALL, in Warrington, Cheshire.
This IKF sanctioned amateur kickboxing competition was conducted under the IKF Kickboxing format known as OSR ( Open Scoring Rules ). This is based up to Olympic Style Rules as seen in Olympic Amateur Boxing, and features 'Open Scoring' using electronic score boards. All the striking techniques and methods are allowed as is used in the professional Kickboxing division from Japan, known as K-1 , which allows Kicks, Punches and Knees - with restricted clinch holding. This combination makes for very fast and exciting contests, yet under very safe conditions for the participating athletes.
The OSR rules are proving very popular now - with even more schools in attendance at this event, as more athletes look to compete in a safe competition format. In the week leading up to the event, which had a maximum capacity for 30 bouts ( 60 athletes ) over 110 entries had been submitted by people wishing to compete on the event! Of particular attraction to the OSR format is the 'Outclass' rule, that ensures an athlete is protected form taking too much punishment. This comes into effect through the 'Open Scoring' on the electronic scoreboards, and should an athlete be losing to an opponent by 20 points or more a contest is stopped due to 'Outclass'.
The top of the billing were no fewer than four Championship title defences! Something rarely seen in the Professional ranks, especially as two of them were in fact the second defences by the champions! This competition was organized thanks to the support of the official 2008 sponsor of the A.K.A. England Circuit, one of the worlds leading martial arts equipment suppliers M.A.R. International (www.qualitymartialarts.com). Everyone that was involved in this event would like to thank Mr. Ali, proprietor of M.A.R. International for his support, as well as Steve Fossum, the president of the International Kickboxing Federation. Here are the nights results:
Amateur British and Commonwealth Middleweight Titles - 'DEFENCE'
Amateur British Cruiserweight Title - 'DEFENCE'
Amateur English Light-Welterweight Title - 'DEFENCE'
Amateur British Light-Cruiserweight Title
Amateur British Bantamweight Title
Amateur English Middleweight Title
For more photos, click HERE.
MORE IKF FIGHT NEWS...
Results From Tuam Black Dragon Gym's
"IKF Junior Light Contact Kickboxing Tournament "
The Junior Light Contact Show in Tuam was a resounding succcess with fighters travelling from as far as Dundalk, Waterford, Clare, Kilkenny, Dublin, Limerick, Cavin, Two Clubs from Galway City and of course Tuam itself. The tournament was to promote the Tuam Black Dragon Kickboxing Club which opened last November and was incidentally the very first Kickboxing Tournament ever held in Tuam but it certainly won't be the last as Chief Coach Pete Foley intends running events there on a regular basis.
The gym is a 3,000 sq. ft. facility and has 4 punch bags, a full boxing ring, threadmill, strider, rower, speed ball and of course 16 pairs of sparring gloves, focus pads, thai pads, kick paddles, kick shields, skipping ropes etc. It looks like the already busy club will be even busier as the Junior show will no doubt attract more members.
MORE FIGHT NEWS...
Recently our good friend and 11 Time
Kickboxing World Champion
Don "The Dragon" Wilson
was seen in
Sun City, South Africa...
So we thought we would share the photo with you...
MORE FIGHT NEWS...
The Door Is Wide
Open In Illinois For
In a conversation today with Mr. Rafael Caro of the Illinois State Professional Athletic Unit (Division of Professional Regulation, Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation) Mr. Caro informed IKF/ISCF President Steve Fossum that NONE of the past Illinois Commission rules apply to AMATEUR Kickboxing or MMA Promoters. The ONLY Amateur fight sport that has set regulations or need of a required sanctioning body is Amateur boxing. All Amateur boxing events need to be sanctioned by USA Boxing (United States Amateur Boxing Federation, Inc.) or Golden Gloves of America.
HOWEVER... This could all change when the State looks back into these rules and regulations sometime in December of this year. At this time, the state legislation will review the rules and regulations again to see if they want to "Re-Ad" the old act that required Amateur MMA and or kickboxing Promoters following certain rules and regulations. these old rules and regulations that no longer apply are:
WHAT Does This Mean? It means Amateur MMA and Kickboxing Promoters in Illinois are no longer required to notify the State Commission about their events, no longer need to have their fightcard approved by the State, no longer need to have their event officials approved by the State and can sanction with ANY Sanctioning Body they want to. In fact, Sanctioning Bodies can now promote their own events in Illinois. This was an issue that forced the cancelation and move of the 2007 IKF World Classic from Chicago, Illinois to Orlando, Florida and threatened the cancelation of another sanctioning bodies national tournament this past August.
If the "Sanctioning body" rule stays as is (where sanctioning bodies are allowed to promote their own events) The IKF and ISCF may once again look into bringing one of their Tournaments to Illinois. Chances are though that both the IKF and ISCF will wait until the legislation review this coming November/December to see if that rule stays. If so, the 2009 ISCF MMA World Classic Tournament may consider an Illinois location.
The 2009 ISCF MMA World Classic Tournament will be held in the Fall of 2009 instead of the Spring, as in the past 2 years. This is because the 2009 IBL Season (International BATTLE League - www.iblfights.com) will be held in the Spring of 2009.
As for the 2009 IKF World Classic, the IKF has 2 more years on their Orlando Tournament contract and it is unknown if they will sign for another 3 years in Orlando. However, it may open the door for yet another IKF Tournament in Illinois in the early spring or late fall of 2009 to satisfy the many loyal IKF Fighters and trainers in the Midwest. This would not be a replacement tournament of the IKF World Classic but instead, be another great tournament sanctioned and promoted by the IKF that will provide another opportunity for fighters to fight for Tournament Title Belts.
To re-cap, the above ONLY applies to an ALL AMATEUR fight event. The State of Illinois STILL oversees ANY and ALL Pro bouts and promotions in the State of Illinois. If you have any additional questions about this change of rules and regulations in Illinois, please contact Mr. Rafael Caro at (312) 814-2721, Fax; (217) 557-8480 or by e-mail at Rafael.Caro@illinois.gov
September 26th 2008, AT 9:10 PM/PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION!
AKA England Presents
"IKF/AKA CHAMPIONSHIP KICKBOXING "
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...
Tuam Black Dragon Gym Presents
"IKF Junior Light Contact Kickboxing Tournament "
SATURDAY, September 20th 2008, AT 12:20 AM/PST
Kicks Fly In The Mighty
Promoter Bobby Anderson Scores Big!
McDermid & Whiley Take Home Gold!
Last night was a night that brought back some great memories of a sport so many still have great passion for... KICKBOXING! With the rapid growth of Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing has found itself taking a back seat throughout America. However, on this night, Promoter Bobby Anderson put together a show that reminded everyone that Kickboxing is a sport of high skill level, endurance and most of all, Excitement! There have been bigger shows, bigger fights, bigger crowds. However, this was never planned to be a Madison Square Garden style event. Anderson made a commitment to keep the sport alive in the Mighty North and has set out on a smooth pace to accomplish just that.
Persistence and consistency will build his shows, not fancy lights and massive fight cards which will eventually add to his events. Just find a great venue like the Mermaid Event Center in Mounds View, Minnesota, USA, make a schedule and stick to it. Just like a technical fighter goes to work in the fight ring, Anderson and his staff have made plans for the long hall... The full 12 rounds and taking each round one at a time. There are plenty of kickboxers around, but the opportunities for them to perform and compete are becoming less and less. All this sport needs is more promoters who can commit to the long haul and simply be consistent like Anderson has... Any takers?
No matter how good the fighters are, without promoters holding events, they will never be able to show the world their talent. Promoters are the most important part of the fight sports and without them, there would be no venue for the IKF or any sanctioning body to sanction, and no stage for fighters to fight on. With this reality, our hat is off to Bobby Anderson and the other kickboxing promoters out there who keep this sport alive. With that being said, lets get to the results of tonights "Mighty North" Action!
As expected, we will begin with the fight everyone wants to know about, the quest for yet another IKF Amateur World title. Top contender Adam McDermid has looked better inside the squared circle before. He even admitted it himself. However, fighting in front of his hometown for the first time and a big time title on the line brought even more pressure on the 26 year old fighter from Mountain Iron, Minnesota USA. Still, even an Adam at 70% is better than many at 100%. So was the case tonight for him against challenger Daniel Brison of Hurricane, West Virginia USA ( 8-2/5)Brison had some moments, but tonights story was all McDermid. A quick look at the kick count through 5 rounds and you can see where this one went. McDermid threw a total of 83 kicks over the 5 rounds to Brison's 31 winning all 5 rounds in the kick tally, 19-6, 13-6, 16-8, 22-7 and 13-4. In the end, McDermid had won all but 1 round on every judges scorecard in rout to a unanimous decision victory, 50-43, 50-43 and 49-44.
Making the night worse for Brison was when he lost 2 points in the final round from World Class Referee Dan Stell. One for missing the mandatory 6 kicks per round (4) and the other for failing to keep his mouthpiece in which had come out for the 5th time. Brison had some furry moments in round 2 where he looked like he was going to pick it up against McDermid but just could not keep up the pace he needed to. Whether it be a little fatigue from the flight from West Virginia or just not being fully prepared for McDermid's kick attack, tonight just wasn't Brison's night. In the end, we all have a new IKF World Champion as Adam McDermid takes home the IKF Gold in winning the vacant IKF Amateur FCR Cruiserweight World title. Congratulations Adam!
Two other warriors met up for the opportunity of taking home some more IKF Gold. On the line was the vacant IKF Amateur Minnesota State Super Welterweight Title. In the ring was Adam Patneaude of Cambridge Minnesota facing off against Mitch Whiley of Minneapolis, Minnesota and on the team of powerhouse Celler Kickboxing. Although this was no kicking clinic like McDermid put on, the action was still there. However, Patneaude was fighting an uphill battle all 4 rounds, and we really mean, uphill. Whiley stood 5'10" to Patneaude's 5'6" and those 4 inches made a big difference both inside and out. Still, Patneaude put up 31 kicks through the 4 rounds to Whiley's 29, but this fight wasn't won with kicks. It was won on ring generalship, which Whiley managed to control throughout the fight with a smooth serving mixture of both hands and feet. In the end, Whiley became the new IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules Minnesota State Champion with a unanimous decision victory over Patneaude, 40-35, 39-36 and 39-36.
Here is how the remainder of the nights bouts turned out.
September 19th 2008, AT 11:10 PM/PST
IKF MINNESOTA WORLD TITLE LINE-UP
POSTED EARLIER TODAT AT 2:15 AM/PST
TONIGHT IS TITLE
IN VIKING COUNTRY!
Although the Minnesota Viking football team is off to a slow start this year, IKF Promoter Bobby Anderson is hoping tonights IKF World title event will be the beginning of a major push for more kickboxing in the land of 10,000 lakes!
In a few hours, the IKF will have a new World Champion and Anderson will have started his quest to put kickboxing back on the Minnesota map in a big way! Tonight at the Mermaid Event Center in Mounds View, Minnesota, USA, Bobby Anderson's Warrior Fitness & Fight Promotions will Presents FULL CONTACT KICKBOXING and the MAIN EVENT will be the quest for the vacant IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules Cruiserweight World Title. The number one contender will be 2008 IKF World Classic Tournament Champion - Adam McDermid of Moutain Iron, Minnesota USA. McDermid has an impressive record of 22 wins against 4 losses and 1 draw.
His challenger will be Daniel Brison of Hurricane, West Virginia USA. Brison is trained by IKF Pro World Champion Mike Sheppard and comes to the ring with a record of 7 wins and 1 loss with 5 of his victories coming by KO/TKO. He is the number 4 contender and was awarded the title shot after both number 2 contender Michael Decker of Sewell, New Jersey, USA and number 3 contender David Boles of Dalton, Georgia, USA were unable to take the fight.
McDermid will have plenty of experience in his corner just like Brison. He is trained by Justin Whiley at Iron Range Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts and also associated with the collection of Champions at Cellar Kickboxing ( www.cellarkickboxing.com ) in New Brighton, Minnesota. At this years IKF World Classic, Adam first faced off against and defeated Jason Beall of North Augusta, Georgia by an impressive Head kick KO at :45 of round 2. In the Championship bout he met up with number 2 contender Michael Decker and defeated him in an action packed bout by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 & 29-28. He shared the Cellular Kickboxing glory with team-mate Chris Cichon of St. Paul, Minnesota, USA who won his IKF World Classic Title when he defeated England's Justin Whiley by KO at 1:12 of round 1. Cichon is also the IKF US Light Middleweight Champion, a title he won on May 30th, 2008 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin when he defeated Leroy Walters by unanimous decision, 50-43 on all 3 judges cards.
Two years ago at the IKF World Classic, McDermid had lost to number 3 contender David Boles in a hard fought and extremely close bout by majority decision, 28-28, 30-26 & 29-27. What a difference a year made! He was one of the most impressive fighters in the Tournament this year and his head kick KO was the most exciting KO Finish of the Tournament! A rematch with Boles would have been a classic showdown for the two for the ultimate prize in Amateur Kickboxing, the IKF World Title!
However, Adam's moment of glory was not just at last years World Classic. He won the 2006 IKF World Classic Tournament as well. In his first round of action he faced off against Tony Black of Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Canada (14-7/2) and took the win by Split decision, 30-27, 29-28 & 27-30. In the Championship bout he went toe to toe with Nick Reeder of Columbia, Missouri, USA and walked out of the ring with the IKF Title after a Unanimous Decision victory, 30-27, 30-27 & 29-28.
Although Daniel Brison comes to the ring with less experience and far less headlines and IKF Gold then Adam, this alone may be his strength. Since little is known about Brison it makes McDermid's game plan much like he had to prepare for in the IKF Tournaments, where he had no idea who he would face. Brison comes in with a much higher knockout percentage than McDermid with 5 wins by KO/TKO in his 7 bouts compared to Adam's 4 KO/TKO victories in 27 bouts. While Brison will most likely be looking for that big punch that has ended the majority of his bouts, McDermid is most likely to stick to his past business of being a well rounded technician who has shown he can land punches and kicks at will for points on the judges cards. Needless to say, this may prove to be a power vs speed bout and in the end, someone will walk away with the IKF Amateur Cruiserweight World title!
Before the world title bout will be an action packed undercard that will include the quest for the vacant IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules Super Welterweight title between Mitch Whiley (6-1) and Adam Pattenude (5-0).
The night will also highlight the Pro Kickboxing debut of current IKF Amateur Heavyweight World Champion T.J. Gibson (Right) of Hibbing, Minnesota, USA. Gibson who is trained by Tim Runquist compiled an amateur record of 9 wins and 1 loss with 6 of his wins coming by way of KO'TKO. He won his IKF Amateur World title on April 26, 2022 in Loves Park, Illinois, USA when he defeated Roy Jones (Waterloo, Iowa, USA, 7-2) by Split Decision, 48-47, 47-48, 46-49.
Gibson's bout will be a challenge though when he takes on former KICK Pro World champion Marty "The Wolfman" Lindquist. After holding his title for 3 years Lindquist (26-6 ) fought as a pro kickboxer from 1986 to 2002. He lost his world light heavyweight title in late 1999 to Rashid Lee of Detroit. After kickboxing he went into pro boxing where he built a pro boxing record of 13-7 with 10 wins coming by KO. However, his last bout was a TKO loss back in June of 2006 to Harley Kilfian at the Grand Casino in, Hinckley, Minnesota. He also tried his hand in mixed Martial Arts but stopped after only 2 fights and a 1-1 record.
While Lindquist will be looking to regain some of that past glory for a possible second coming, Gibson hopes to make a big splash into the pro kickboxing ranks with a big win. One thing is for sure, by tonight, we will either have a star reborn or a new star emerge.
Tickets for the event are all General Admission for $30. The
venue only has 500 seats so you need to get to the door early! Doors open at
7:PM and the fights start at 8:PM! For more info please contact IKF Promoter Bobby Anderson at (612) 716-9654 or go to
The referee for tonights action will be Dan Stell while IKF President Steve Fossum will be the IKF Event Representative.
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...
The Blue Corner Presents
"Ultimate Blue Corner Battles"
Independence, Missouri, USA
WEDNESDAY, September 17th 2008, AT 12:50 PM/PST
On The Road...
Former Kickboxing world champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson has been on the road a lot this year. Whether promoting his new movie, teaching seminars to special guest appearances, "The Dragon" is always where the top Kickboxing action is! Recently Don was in South African doing all of these things. We were sent some photos of the trip so we thought we would share them with you here.
Lots of leg room in South Africa...
"I can still get my leg up there..."
Check out Don's upcoming Seminars in Texas by clicking HERE and HERE.
Also, Don's last film is now out on
The Last Sentinel
September 12th 2008, AT 10:45 PM/PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION!
Absolute Adrenaline Presents
"IKF PRO-AM KICKBOXING, THAI BOXING & MMA"
WEDNESDAY, September 10th 2008, AT 7:10 PM/PST
RESULTS FROM TKO PROMOTION'S
"LAST MAN STANDING 3"
September 7th, 2008 - KENT, ENGLAND
TUESDAY, September 9th 2008, AT 6:00 PM/PST
Results From No Xclusions, Inc's
"FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS!"
September 5th, 2008 - Jacksonville, Florida, USA
The Jacksonville crowd was ready for the fights tonight. With July and
August off, everyone was ready to get back to the normal monthly schedule.
Special thanks to coaches James Smiley from Combat Athletix and
Kenny Barry from World Matrial Arts. These coaches continually
bring fighters and spectators and are committed to helping the sport of
kickboxing grow in their hometown. It's great to see coaches from different
schools with such respect. One of most memorable fights of the night was between
Tryone Brisby and Jamie Howard. This fight was action packed
from start to finish. Lots of kicks (which everyone loves to watch) and
combinations. Tryone won by TKO with just 6 seconds left in the 3rd
HERE ARE THE REMAINDER OF THE NIGHTS RESULTS
POSTED AT 1:00 PM/PST
Tyler Weaver Jr.
To Perform On Oprah
US Open World Champion Tyler
who emerged just three years ago as a phenomenon in youth martial arts forms and weapons competition,
will appear as a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show on Tuesday, September 9th.
Tyler Weaver Jr. (Left) 12, holds the current ISKA World Title in the Black Belt Advanced Skills (Tricks) Demonstration Division, for youth competitors 13 years & below. He captured the title at the 2008 ISKA World Championships, held at the US Open in July at Walt Disney World. He is expected to defend the title next year at the US Open, his last year before graduating up to the 14-17 year age group.
Tyler previously held the 2006 World Musical Forms and 2007 World Weapons titles. He caught the attention of the show's producers after viewing footage provided by the ISKA and KICKgen.com in response to an inquiry from the show. Clips of his title-winning performance are expected to air on the show as well, with the full recording airing as part of the two-hour ESPN2 special on the US Open scheduled for broadcast on November 26th of this year.
Not bad at all for a young man who, at the age of one, was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, a rare illness of unknown cause that strikes children under five with a high fever and potential cardiovascular damage. "We were advised to keep Tyler out of strenuous activities as he grew up," says Tyler Weaver Sr., "but we knew what martial arts could do for him, and he just took to it like it was second nature." Not surprising, since his father is a 25-year practitioner and chief instructor at the family's martial arts studio in Denver. According to his mother, Stephanie, the turning point for his interest in competition came in 2003, after seeing Taylor Lautner win the US Open on ESPN. "After that it was all he could think about," says Stephanie. "He wanted to follow the same road Taylor had, so we enrolled him in Mike Chat's camp at the US Open in 2005. A year later he had his first world title, and there was no turning back." (Lautner is now a full-time movie actor, appearing in 2005's Shark Boy and Lava Girl and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and is cast in this year's Twilight, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer).
Despite his busy travel schedule for competition, Tyler excels academically as well, studying mathematics at a high school level even though he is only in the seventh grade. So with all this success, how does a 12-year old stay humble? "I just remind myself that though I have the title now, in a year I'll be defending it, and there's always someone just like me working just as hard for it. I have to continue to earn it." Adds his dad Tyler Sr., "He's very disciplined for someone his age, and he knows what kind of effort it takes to be the best. Tyler understands that being a martial arts world champion is a journey, not a destination."
To learn more about Tyler go to
To learn more about the US Open go to: www.usopen-karate.com
MORE: Tyler currently holds (7) World Sport Karate Federation Championships, (8) NBL/SKIL Grand (8) NBL/SKIL Grand Championships, (9) NASKA Grand Championships, (5) NASKA Overall World Championships, (2) ISKA World Championships aired on ESPN '06 and '07, (56) first place wins and (32) Grand Championship titles in Creative, Musical, and Extreme Weapons and Forms. Tyler has also earned his first endorsement in 2007 by Aznar Enterprises. He is sponsored by Prorank World Elite, Kiai Apparel, and Aznar Enterprises. He has been seen on ESPN 2, TV Azteca, ABS-CBNI International, NBC's Megan Mullally Show, VH1, Martial Arts TV, and the Disney Channel. Tyler has been sponsored to do live performances throughout the US and Central America including Mexico, Canada, and Guatemala. Tyler will be representing Team USA in the upcoming Martial Arts Olympics in St. Petersburg, Russia in April 2007. Lastly, to add to his impressive resume, Tyler has been awarded the Black Belt Hall of Fame Title in 2007 for Jr. Male Competitor of the Year.
ADDED AT 5:00 PM/PST: In
case you missed Tyler's performance, you can watch it again by clicking
The clip includes the action but not the interview with Oprah, which went Great!
Great Job Tyler!
ADDED 9-29-08: We liked Tyler so much, we added a photo page of him for you to check out. just click HERE.
FRIDAY, September 5th 2008, AT 1:10 PM/PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION!
Tonight, No Xclusions, Inc. Presents
"FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS!"
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND
MAGB PROMOTIONS PRESENTS
"LAST MAN STANDING 3"
-8 Man Amateur Middleweight Knockout Tournament-
IKF AMATEUR EUROPEAN LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT FCR TITLE
Ashley Collins (England) vs Robert Cassels (N.Ireland)
IKF AMATEUR 5 NATIONS BANTAMWEIGHT FCR TITLE
Carla Jessup (TKO) vs Whitney Huish (Ireland)
IKF AMATEUR BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT FCR TITLE
Louise Orton (TKO) vs Paula Docherty (Scotland)
THURSDAY, September 4th, 2008, AT 6:50 PM/PST
Rivals Attack IKF Website... AGAIN
We don't really need to say who did this because many reading this know from the past who has consistently attacked the IKF website and staff with "Thousands" of SPAM e-mails around IKF World Classic Tournament time to take us out of our zone and waste our time. However, this latest attack which happened around the end of August was even more out of line.
This time our friends of a rival sanctioning body have once again, has gone to great lengths to find a way to hurt the IKF. Today it was verified through IP Address Tracking that an associate with this other sanctioning body actually found a way to get the IKF. Website off the GOOGLE.com search engine. In the past you could type in kickboxing and the IKF site would be among the top 2-5 sites that pop up like it does at other search sites such as yahoo.com or msn.com
The attack also took the IKF site off of the aol.com search engine as well which is associated with GOOGLE.com
Today associates of the IKF spoke to associates with GOOGLE and will also be meeting with their legal department soon to discuss actions to be taken towards these individuals. "It's not just a simple switch to throw to reload a website to a search engine." Said a Google associate. "However we will work as fast as we can to get the site reloaded."
"I always hear things like, the sanctioning bodies need to work together to help grow the sport. But it's actions such as these that keep us apart." Says IKF President Steve Fossum. "While we work hard to further the sport, we are constantly being dragged back like an anchor by these guys and they think it's a funny game. It's sad knowing they are the ones holding our sport back with actions such as this."