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TUESDAY, September 30th, 2008, AT 7:50 PM/PST

Results From Absolute Adrenaline's
September 14th, 2008 - Bournemouth, England

  • WHO: Absolute Adrenaline
  • WHERE: The Opera House, Bournemouth, England
  • WHAT: IKF World Championship Pro Kickboxing, Thai Boxing & MMA
  • IKF Representative: Colin Payne
  • IKF Referees: Mark Woodard, Howard Hughes
  • IKF Judges: Lee Beeston, Howard Hughes, Mark Woodard, Andy Walker
  • IKF PROMOTER: Carl Sams on 01020294223 or e-mail bulldogsports@btconnect.com
  • ON THE WEB: www.absoluteadrenaline.tv

The Queen Bee
Captures IKF World Lightweight Title

Natalie "The Queen" Bee (Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom, 10-2-1) fulfilled her ambition of winning the IKF World Title by stopping the favorite Zuleyha Turan (Turkey, 27-4/8, 132, 5'8", MS. Tuelay Turan) in 7 rounds on Absolute Adrenaline "Relentless".

This top of the bill clash was action all the way as both girls started strongly. Turan was not as effective as expected with her punch combinations but she could certainly put it together, whilst Bee stuck with her game plan of high work rate. There was a short feeling out period but for the main part Bee took shots through the middle but gave back a lot of kicks. Turan was warned several times for catching the leg (a habit from her Thai Boxing background) but Bee did not seem phased by it.

By the 4th round Bee was beginning to dominate but Turan's front kick was causing her trouble and throwing her off balance. Turan looked to gas as the fight wore on while Bee got stronger causing the Turk to shake her head as she returned to the corner. Bee stepped it right up in the 6th and punished Turan but the Turkish fighter was still there and kept her shape well. Coming out for the 7th Bee would not be denied. She backed Turan into a corner and unleashed a barrage of punches. Turan turned to avoid the shots and caught a roundhouse kick partially on the ribs but also on the back. She had a short time to recover and came back strongly but Bee was relentless and backed her up again into a corner punching to the body and head. The referee pulled her off and began a count but Turan had had enough. The fight was stopped and Bee was crowned IKF Lightweight Women's FCR World Champion.

  1. Cornick V Douglas
    Fight Of The Night! In an amazing display of skill, heart and fitness, James Cornick and Paul Douglas showed us all what a championship battle is all about. The 8 round contest had everything and showed both fighters at their very best. Douglas had perfected the art of fighting from the back foot whilst Cornick pressed forward time and again with relentless aggression. Neither man looked to be in trouble at any time as both dealt with the onslaughts of their foe with true professional skills. Cornick would deliver 3 shots and Douglas would give 4 back, keeping light on his feet to avoid being trapped. Some of the rounds were very close but you had to edge it to Douglas by the half way point. The Cornick corner must have felt the same because by round 5 he had stepped up yet another gear. But Douglas went with it and created a furious pace at a time when most other fighters would be flagging. By the 7th Douglas had the measure and was consolidating, sometimes throwing 4 or 5 kicks off the same leg. But Cornick would then back him onto the ropes and unleash 8 or 9 unanswered shots before Douglas would skilfully move out of range. At the final bell the whole audience were on their feet applauding what was possibly the fight of the year.
    The winner and new IKF English Welterweight Champion - Paul Douglas.

  2. Phillips - Spectacular KO
    Seasoned championship contender Westley Mackay got a serious initiation into the world of Absolute Adrenaline when Ross Phillips (Bulldog Gym) knocked him clean out in under a minute to capture the vacant IKF Southern Area Super Welterweight title. Mackay seemed to start well with good footwork and movement and it looked as though he may give the Bournemouth pressure fighter some trouble. However, during the first exchange he made the mistake of trading and walked onto a right hook whilst trapped on the ropes. Phillips knew straight away that it was all over and began celebrating as the referee went through the formality of a count. Phillips looked comfortable at the higher weight and I would not be surprised to see him stay in this division for the foreseeable future.

  3. MMA: Lawson - Quickfire Win!
    "The Law" Jeff Lawson made short work of French fighter David Bouain with a Ground & Pound stoppage win in under a minute. Bouain motioned to touch gloves at the start of the contest but delivered a cheap shot over the top following through to force Lawson into a corner. Both men went into a clinch and you could see Lawson was annoyed at the tactics. A foot sweep saw both men fall to the canvas and it was just a matter of time before the fight would finish. Lawson immediately mounted and drove home several hard shots and it was all over. A quick nights work and surely the UFC must start to take notice of the one they call "The Law"!
  4. Other Results:
    • MMA
      • Arunus Andrius (England) defeated Steve Murphy (England) - Cuts 2nd round.
      • Dan Hope (Southampton) defeated Sam Rocha (Bournemouth) - Kimoura 1st round.
    • Kickboxing
      • Qasim Nisar (England) defeated Aykut Yakut (Turkey) by decision.
      • Andrew Tate (Luton) defeated Mo Kargbo (Bournemouth) by TKO round 5.
      • Lee Taylor (Southampton) defeated Dave Wright (Bournemouth) by decision.


Results from Steve Logan and the K-Star Gym's
September 28th, 2008 - Birmingham, England

MONDAY, September 29th, 2008, AT 5:00 PM/PST

Results from Warrington Kickboxing Studio & Diamond Promotions
Warrington, England

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:

IKF Amateur British and Commonwealth Middleweight Titles - 'DEFENCE'
CHALLENGER - Randy Savage - ( Cornwall - Al Oakley ) - 49
DEFENDING CHAMPION - Richard Callaghan - ( Urmston - Lee Green ) - 25

IKF Amateur British Cruiserweight Title - 'DEFENCE'
DEFENDING CHAMPION - Carlos Tait - ( Altrincham - Pele Nathan ) - 59
CHALLENGER - Paul Quayle - ( Warrington - Mark Matthews ) - 26

IKF Amateur English Light-Welterweight Title - 'DEFENCE'
DEFENDING CHAMPION - Matthew Murt - (Cornwall - Al Oakley ) - No scores were sent for this bout.
CHALLENGER - Daryl Ellis - ( Warrington - Mark Matthews ) - No scores were sent for this bout.

IKF Amateur British Light-Cruiserweight Title
Gavin Rogerson - ( Wigan - Craig Brown ) - 60
Ste Martin - ( Warrington - Mark Matthews ) - 38

IKF Amateur British Bantamweight Title
Lindsey Holmes - ( Altrincham - Pele Nathan ) - 69
Tracey Richards - ( Cornwall - Al Oakley ) - 38

IKF Amateur English Middleweight Title
Danny Weir - ( Leigh - Dave Eckersley ) 70
Matt Guy - ( Warrington - Mark Matthews ) - 50


  1. Middleweight Division, 75.0 Kg Max.
    Adam Thornton -126
    Rob Lightburn - 114

  2. Super-Heavyweight Division, +97.7 Kgs Max.
    John Paul Emanu - 50
    Artur Mowak - 23

  3. Cruiserweight Division, 88.6 Kgs Max.
    Ged Coppull - 61
    Jason French - 35

  4. Featherweight Division, 57.7 Kg Max.
    Myles Fleming - No scores were sent for this bout.
    Sean Smith - No scores were sent for this bout.

  5. Light-Middleweight, 72.3 Kgs Max
    Danny Garth - 75
    Francis Monslave - 35

  6. Light-Cruiserweight, 84.5 Kgs Max
    Joe Holman - 43
    Andy Cairns - 19

  7. Super-Middleweight, 78.2 Kgs Max
    Roy Glyn - 131
    Jocelyn Tomlinson - 107

  8. Ladies Middleweight Division, 75.0 Kg Max
    Sophia Thompson - 108
    Dawn Harden - 77

  9. Super-Welterweight, 69.5 Kgs Max
    Frank Collins - 90
    Gary Brown - 62

  10. Ladies Welterweight Division, 66.8 Kg Max
    Angela Atkinson - 84
    Agnieszka Drozdzik - 59

  11. Middleweight Division, 75.0 Kg Max
    Richard Marshall - 103
    Peter O'Neil - 80

  12. Super-Middleweight, 78.2 Kgs Max
    James Stanley - 84
    Aaron James - 50

  13. Middleweight Division, 75.0 Kg Max
    Adam Dugdale - 35
    Adam Thornton - 14

  14. Heavyweight Division, 97.7 Kgs Max
    Andy Morgan - 112
    Dave Buck - 111

  15. Welterweight, 66.8 Kg Max
    Ste Winstanley - 99
    Dan Ross - 80

  16. Cruiserweight Division, 88.6 Kgs Max
    Ste Rimmer - 41
    Greg Tabner - 14

  17. Super-Heavyweight Division, + 97.8 Kgs
    Nigel Godfry - 50
    Phil Coogan - 25

  18. Heavyweight Division, 97.7 Kgs Max
    Phil Bredbere - 60
    Jonathan Williams - 57

  19. Light-Heavyweight Division, 81.3 Kg Max
    Darren Cooper-Smith - 83
    Anthony Gunn - 58

  20. Light-Middleweight, 72.3 Kgs Max
    Tony Bowker - 46
    Graeme Wilkinson - 21

  21. Super-Middleweight, 75.1 Kg - 78.2 Kgs
    Kyle Walker - 116
    Mark Sweetman - 88

  22. Super-Welterweight, 69.5 Kgs Max
    Adam Gough - 112
    Matty Cooper - 102

  23. Bantamweight Division, 53.2 Kg - 55.4 Kg
    Dan Church - 107
    Jordan Thirsk - 87

  24. Ladies Super-Middleweight Division, +75.0 Kg Max
    Cath Stroud - 54
    Tina Bigg - 32

  25. Bantamweight Division, 53.2 Kg - 55.4 Kg
    Rebecca Slamin - 67
    Eve Chesterfield - 46

  26. Light-Cruiserweight, 84.5 Kgs Max
    David Corless-Smith - 53
    Mick Prince - 30

For more photos, click HERE.


Results From Tuam Black Dragon Gym's
"IKF Junior Light Contact Kickboxing Tournament "
Galway, Ireland

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.


Dragon Sighting!

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...


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:

  • (i) whether the event is sanctioned by a body independent of the promoters of the contest or exhibition;
  • (ii) whether the sanctioning body is exclusively or primarily dedicated to advancing the sport of kick boxing or martial arts;
  • (iii) whether the sanctioning body limits participation in its events to its registered members;
  • (iv) whether the sanctioning body has a record of enforcing the rules governing a contest or exhibition;
  • (v) the record for safety of the sanctioning body;
  • (vi) the record for safety of the promoters of the contest or exhibition;
  • (vii) whether the promoter of the contest or exhibition has a record of enforcing and abiding by the rules governing a contest or exhibition; and
  • (viii) whether the rules for the contest or exhibition provide substantially similar protections for the health, safety and welfare of the contestants and spectators as this Act and its rules.
  • These rules can be seen by clicking HERE.

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

FRIDAY, September 26th 2008, AT 9:10 PM/PST


AKA England Presents
Warrington, England


Tuam Black Dragon Gym Presents
"IKF Junior Light Contact Kickboxing Tournament "
Galway, Ireland

SATURDAY, September 20th 2008, AT 12:20 AM/PST

Kicks Fly In The Mighty North!
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.

  1. David Anderson (1-0/0, 176, 6'1", 31, Combat Jujitsu Mpls) defeated Josh Bernstein (0-1, 176, 5'10", 21, Celler Kickboxing) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27.
  2. Scott Legus (9-4/0, 163, 6', Bloomington Karate) defeated Cody Runquist (5-3/0, 165, 5'7", 17, Iron Range Kickboxing) by TKO at 1:30 of round 1.
  3. Jordan Allan (12-8-1/2, 134, 5'5", 21, Progressive Martial Arts) defeated DeeJay Jones (16-6/2, 131, 5'6", 27, Justin Whiley) by split decision, 30-27, 29-28 and 28-29.
  4. PRO Kickboxing

FRIDAY, September 19th 2008, AT 11:10 PM/PST


  1. David Anderson (Combat Jujitsu Mpls) Vs Josh Bernstein (Celler Kickboxing)

  2. Cody Runquist (Iron Range Kickboxing) Vs Scott Legus (Bloomington Karate)

  3. Jordan Allan (Progressive Martial Arts) Vs DeeJay Jones (Lindley Boxing Greensboro NC)

  4. IKF Amateur Minnesota State Super Welterweight Title
  5. PRO Kickboxing
    IKF Amateur FCR Cruiserweight World Title



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 www.WarriorsFightPromotions.com
The referee for tonights action will be Dan Stell while IKF President Steve Fossum will be the IKF Event Representative.


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.

At right, Don speaks to
South African students about the
sport and other related items.

Lots of leg room in South Africa...
Herman is a promoter and
martial arts teacher.

"I can still get my leg up there..." Says Don,
"Well, maybe a little slower than before..." He jokes...
That's OK dragon, we
what those legs have done!

Check out Don's upcoming Seminars in Texas by clicking HERE and HERE.

Also, Don's last film is now out on DVD,
The Last Sentinel

FRIDAY, September 12th 2008, AT 10:45 PM/PST


Absolute Adrenaline Presents
Bournemouth, England

WEDNESDAY, September 10th 2008, AT 7:10 PM/PST

September 7th, 2008 - KENT, ENGLAND


    Ashley Collins (TKO) defeated Robert Cassells (N. Ireland) 48-46, 47-48, 50-46.


    Louise Orton (TKO) defeated Paula Docherty (Scotland) 50-45, 50-45, 49-45.
    Belt presented by IKF European Professional Champion Natalie Bee.


    Carla Jessup (TKO) defeated Whitney Huish (Ireland), 50-44,50-44, 50-45.
    Belt presented by IKF World Professional Middleweight Champion John Orchard.

  5. Glen Merritt (Star KB) VS John Blissett (Folkestone)
    Win for Merritt, 28-24, 25-27, 26-26.
    Both penalised for low kicks.

  6. Ashley Fisher (TKO) VS Ross Cahill (Samurai)
    Win for Fisher, 30-28, 30-27, 30-27.

  7. Ali Cahill (Samurai)VS Eddie Smith (Star KB)
    Win for Cahill 2nd roundd TKO.

  8. Jason Murray (Star KB)VS Martin Fitzgerald (Pegasus)
    Win for Murray, 27-29, 25-28, 25-28.

  9. Dean Alexander (Bulldog Gym) VS Zach Gee (TKO)
    Majority Draw, 29-29, 27-30, 30-30.

TUESDAY, September 9th 2008, AT 6:00 PM/PST

Results From No Xclusions, Inc's
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 round.

  1. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules
    Daniel Gurzenda, Orlando Florida , USA, 1-0, 158, 5'9", 11-10-87, David Cummings, 954-638-9872
    defeated Nathan Barnes, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 0-1, 162, 5'10", 7-29-88, World Martial Arts, 904-642-3150 by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  2. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Bill McNeil, St Augustine Florida, USA, 3-2, 216, 6', 10-07-77, Self 904-347-6136
    defeated Brian Stalvey, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 9-8, 229, 6'2", Self 904-737-1377, by TKO at .58 of round 2.

  3. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules
    Arpak Mafie, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 186, 5,10, 1-0, 9-21-82
    defeated Aqueel Majeed, Jacksonville Florida USA, 2-3, 8-81-87, Paul Durrant, 904-294-8087 by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  4. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Adam Fusinato, Orange Park Florida, USA, 4-0, 5'9", 179, 9-29-79, Self, 815-218-9290
    defeated Tracy Jackson, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 3-1, 182, 6'1", 11-20-81, Self, 904-260-9297 by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  5. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Herman Dameron, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 1-0, 5'10", 187, 1-17-88, James Smiley, Combat Athletix, 904-505-5229
    defeated Aaron Paulson, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 0-1, 187, 5'10", 5-8-89 Justin, 904-626-2651 by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-25, 29-26, 30-25.

  6. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Tryone Brisby Jacksonville, Florida, 8-1, 180, 5'11' 6-2-88, World Martial Arts, 904-642-3150
    defeated Jamie Howard, Bronson, Florida, USA, 2-1, 179, 6'2", 11-13-79, Micahael Lindenmuth, by TKO at 1:54 of round 3.

  7. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules
    TJ Ramos, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 1-0, 178, 5'10", 2-12-86, World Martial Arts, 904-642-3150
    defeated Denny Ford, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 0-1, 178, 5'9", 5-23-76, Self, by TKO at 1:43 of round 1.

  8. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Kais Satorzoda, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 139, 1-0, 5'6", 130, 2-19-84, James Smiley, Combat Athletix, 904-505-5229
    defeated Stephen Berrios, Jacksonville, Beach Florida, USA, 140, 0-3, 5'7", 10-27-74, Self, 904-710-3878 by TKO at 1:24 of round 2.

  9. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai
    Gregory Bamberg, Jacksonville, Beach Florida, USA, 1-0, 205, 6'2", 12-23-76, Jeremy Moore, 904-716-4126
    defeated Jamie Strickland, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 0-1, 230, 6', 3-24-87, Self, 386-916-8643 by TKO at .52 of round 1.


Martial Arts Champion
Tyler Weaver Jr.
To Perform On Oprah

US Open World Champion Tyler Weaver Jr.,
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 www.myspace.com/110kidd
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 HERE!
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


Tonight, No Xclusions, Inc. Presents
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

  1. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Brian Stalvey VS Bill McNeil

  2. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules
    Aqueel Majeedvs VS Arpak Mafie

  3. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Tracy Jackson VS Adam Fausnito

  4. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Aaron Paulson VS Herman

  5. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules
    Nate Barnes VS Dan Gruzenda

  6. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Jamie Howard VS Tryone Brisby

  7. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules
    T J Ramos VS Denny Ford

  8. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Steve Berrios VS Kais

  9. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules
    James Oconnel VS Matt Hayt

  10. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Danny Dustin VS Jamie Strickland

  11. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Carl Cason VS Alex Glisson



-8 Man Amateur Middleweight Knockout Tournament-

Ashley Collins (England) vs Robert Cassels (N.Ireland)

Carla Jessup (TKO) vs Whitney Huish (Ireland)

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."