This Page Includes Past IKF News for

JUNE, 2009


MONDAY, June 29th, 2009, AT 3:50 PM/PST

Saturday Scheduling of The Tournament & The PKB Event

As many who attended last years IKF World Classic can remember, we started our Saturday schedule much later than in the past because we had the IKF/PKB Tournament happening in the morning. This late start to the regular tournament forced the bouts to go WAY TOOO Far into Saturday night. So far that we had to stop the prelim schedule and pick up where we left off on Sunday morning. Well, simply put, we will not allow this to happen this year. Because of what we witnessed, experienced and learned last year, we have two plans to avoid this from happening that we are reviewing currently for the Saturday Tournament Schedule.

  1. If we continue as planned and run the IKF/PKB Tournament on Saturday morning, we will need to have separate officials to work the PKB event, not related to the regular IKF Officials who will be working the main tournament. "IF" we attain these officials within the next week, we may keep the schedule as planned and may also, move the start time of the regular IKF Tournament on Saturday up to 8:30 AM instead of the currently scheduled 9:30 AM Start time. If you are a martial artists and are interested in being an official for the IKF/PKB portion of the tournament, please send us an e-mail by clicking HERE.

  2. Option 2 would be to move the IKF/PKB Tournament to Saturday evening, starting within 1 hour after the last bout of the regular IKF Tournament which if started on time, should end around 6:00 PM. This may be the best option because this way, trainers who have fighters in both the regular tournament and the IKF/PKB Tournament can now be with their fighters during both. In addition, fighters who fight in the regular IKF Tournament who lose during the prelims Saturday, but not by a TKO, KO or injury can, if desired, join in the IKF/PKB Tournament.

What do you think?
As we review the options, we would like to hear what you have to say. Send us an e-mail by clicking HERE.



IKF Officials & Promoters - Read Closely Please

We are in the process of updating our IKF Officials page located at www.ikfkickboxing.com/Officials.htm
This update will begin July 1st, 2009 and continue throughout August, 2009. Updates will be continued under the following new guidelines from that point forward.

Beginning in August, 1st, 2009, we will require ALL IKF Ringside Event Officials be Certified and Licensed as qualified Kickboxing and or Muay Thai Officials. This requirement has come about due to some promoters allowing unqualified officials to work their events. This has followed with some poor decisions or judgements by some officials. These complaints come directly to us from the fighters and trainers. "OFTEN" we have no contact info on these officials who have worked the event(s) in question because the promoter has never sent us their required contact info. Because of this, we cannot contact them to inform them of their errors, require them to attain additional training or even suspend them for any poor actions.

We currently do this with our sister organization for MMA, the ISCF, and it has made "A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE" in the qualifications and experience levels of our ISCF Ringside Event officials. To see how we do it for ISCF, please click this page link HERE! Additional info can also be found HERE!

Here is the breakdown for all IKF Officials License Fees. To register as an IKF Official, each official will be required to pay the below fees each year.

Depending on the Officials experience level and experience history with the IKF, they could also be required to attend an IKF Kickboxing & Muay Thai Certification course to become officially IKF Certified. New Officials will be required to do this as well as "Shadow" work until becoming Officially Certified to work IKF Kickboxing events.

Yearly IKF Officials License Fees are as follows:

To view the IKF Officials Registration Form, Click HERE.


To show our appreciation for their help, those officials working the IKF World Classic Tournament will receive their IKF Officials license for FREE for the entire year following the IKF World Classic Tournament, or August 2009 to July 2010. Currently registered IKF World Classic officials can be found by clicking HERE.
(*) We note QUALIFIED because those working this event MUST already be qualified as an experienced ring official. This is NOT a "LEARNING" or "SHADOWING" Event.

FRIDAY, June 26th, 2009, AT 11:55 PM/PST

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North Vancouver, BC, Canada

WEDNESDAY, June 24th, 2009, AT 10:00 PM/PST

Better Book Them NOW For The World Classic!

Today we got word that rooms are booking FAST for this years IKF World Classic. This being said, if you want to get the Special IKF Rate you better call NOW and get your rooms booked! As advertised, the Regular Room rate for this time of year at the Marriott World Center is at $249.00 and up. Our special IKF Room rate is only $129.00. This discounted rate will be honored 3 days prior and 3 days after the event based on availability.

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before July 2, 2009 (the "Cut-Off Date"). At the Cut-Off Date, Hotel will review the reservation pick up for the Event and release the unreserved rooms for general sale, and determine whether or not it can accept reservations based on a space and rate available basis at the group rate after this date.

When Booking rooms, Ask for the IKF Kickboxing Room Rate! The hotel Phone Number is (407) 239-4200 or within the United States and Canada call toll-free: +1 888 236-2427. For all Hotel info just click HERE!


IKF OFFICIALS... The IKF World Classic

With the 11th Annual, 2009 IKF World Classic Tournament approaching fast, we still need more ring officials! To see who is currently on our list go to www.ikfkickboxing.com/WCOfficials.htm

We know there are a lot more Kickboxing Officials in the South East and we need them to help out if they can. They do not have to be IKF Registered Officials either. We welcome ANY and ALL Qualified Kickboxing and Muay Thai Officials to the Tournament.

We are in need of Judges, Referees, Doctors and Timekeepers. If you can help out, the fighters and other already confirmed Tournament Officials would greatly appreciate it.


As long as you work more than a bout or two here and there, this year the IKF will be paying for the lunches and dinners of our dedicated Officials. For Saturday and Sunday we will have meal vouchers for the Food Court which usually includes a hamburger, chips and a drink. However, the big plus here is that the IKF will also be buying your dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The Friday night dinner will be a specially catered dinner just for officials located in a private room for the officials meeting. The same will take place for Saturday and Sunday nights as well.

If you are an experienced and qualified Kickboxing or Muay Thai official that can donate your time to work at this years 11th Annual, 2009 IKF World Classic Tournament we would love to book you now. Your work also includes a free IKF Officials T-Shirt (For new officials, A $20 deposit is required up front and returned to you with verification of the minimum number of bouts worked and you keep the shirt if you worked.) To volunteer for an officials position please e-mail us at main@ikfkickboxing.com and in the subject line, make sure it says, IKF WC Official. Thanking you in advance for your help.


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"IKF Amateur and Professional Kickboxing"
Telford, England

The IKF - Europe welcomed first time promoter Bailang Promotions to the fold with their very successful event. The event promoted by the Father and Son team of Dave and Lee Whitfield was held at the luxury venue the Telford International Centre and was a big success drawing fighters from all over the UK.

They have already set the date for their second event and the IKF Europe team looking forward to working with them again then.
Picture courtesy of www.kickboxingphotos.co.uk the official approved photographers for IKF Europe.

  1. IKF Pro FCR English Super Middleweight Title
    Lee Whitfield (USKA, 8-2) defeated Gordon Childs (Dorchester, 12-6) by KO in round 5.
    Wilson Snoddy
    (N. Ireland, 41-18, 65.1 kilos) defeated Shawn Burton (Lincoln, 32-9 64.7 kilos) by KO in round 3.
    Qasim Beg
    (USKA, 10-0 61.5 kilos) defeated Aubrey Tarr (N.Ireland, 51-16-2 62.2 kilos) by TKO in round 4.
    Steve Swinburn
    (Lincoln KBA, 34-8 68 kilos) defeated Ross Phillips (Bulldog, 9-3-2 67.1 kilos ) by unanimous decision, 60-55, 58-57, 59-56.

    Scott Rowley
    (Bulldog, 14-6-1 66.9 kilos) defeated Dan Chubb (TKO, 0-1, Amateur: 10-0, 66.8 kilos) by split decision, 59- 56, 57-58, 58-56.

  6. PRO FCR
    Darren Chan
    (TKO, 1-0 73.1 kilos) defeated Sam Gray (Bulldog, 4-2) by KO in round 1.
  7. IKF Amateur FCR British Super Welterweight Title
    Sam Allen (Rivals Gym, 13-3 68.9 kilos) defeated Shaun Law (Dragonfoot, 8-4-4 67.7 kilos) points 49-46, 49-48, 48-47.

  8. Murray Dadwell (Bailang, 2-0 84.3 kilos ) defeated Dave Giles (Bulldog, 0-1 81.9 kilos) points 30-24, 30-24, 30-24.

  9. Jake Richards (USKA, 11-0 64.3 kilos) defeated Dale Cargill (Rivals, 6-3-2 62.3 kilos) points 30-28, 30-27, 30-27.

  10. Mushtaq Younis (USKA, 3-1 74.7 kilos) defeated Chris Giles (Bulldog, 1-4 74.2 kilos) by TKO in round 3.

  11. Neil Wyborn (TKO, 5-3 66 kilos) defeated Craig Priestley (Lincoln, 2-2 63.5 kilos) points 30-27, 30-28, 30-28.

  12. Justine Ramsey (Bailang, 1-0 63.34 kilos) defeated Andree Warbrick (2-1 60.6 kilos) points 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  13. Kyle Williams (Eclipse, 5-1 52 kilos) defeated Hayden Walker (Lincoln, 56 kilos 25-7-1) pts 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.

  14. Scott Allen (Rivals, 12-2 52.9 kilos) defeated Lewis Fallon (Newark, 16-7-1 52.9 kilos) points 30-27, 30-27, 30-28.



The IKF-UK wish to announce that with immediate effect Mr. Neil Holden (Right) will be stepping down as Director for IKF Europe. Due to both increasing family and business commitments he feels that he can no longer give the time to the job that he feels is required. However Neil will remain very much a part of the IKF team and will continue to promote his very successful events with IKF sanctioning.

Carl Sams (Right) and Colin Payne (Right, below Neil), previously in charge of Full Contact activity will now take up the positions of Co-Directors for IKF Europe and all contact and enquiries regarding IKF sanctioning should now be directed through them. Anyone interested in discussing further IKF sanctioning or any other enquiry with regards to past and future IKF events should contact them via e-mail at ikfkickboxing-europe@btconnect.com All correspondence will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Carl and Colin would like to thank Neil for both his hard work over the past 2 years and also for his faith in them in suggesting to IKF President Steve Fossum that they take over. They hope to build upon the good work he has done and further strengthen the IKF's position as a major force within Kickboxing in all its codes.

It is now just over 2 years since the re-launch of the IKF in Europe under its new management team. From the beginning, IKF-UK has adopted a policy of growth through quality rather than one of quantity whilst looking to implement many of the things that people have felt were needed for the sport even if it initially hurt its business as a sanctioning body as its high standards were not ones that some were happy to accept for their own events, even if those same people supported them in principle. It's probably fair to say that most of this work has been done so far in the Full contact Kickboxing area where it was felt initially that a concentrated effort was required if the IKF was to show it had anything substantial to offer the sport and not just become 'another set of initials'. Many of the things we have implemented since have now it seems been adopted by others albeit sometimes to a lesser degree but we feel this is a good thing if it moves the sport forward. The IKF-UK are happy to work with any group if it feels this will help the sport in general. Evidence of this has already been seen with the co-operation between IKF and the ISKA on items such as safety with medical suspensions through the sharing of information.

Some of the things we feel proud to have brought to the Full Contact area are:

The IKF have been the first association to implement rankings purely for amateur kickboxing that are open to ALL fighters who follow a generally accepted amateur code whilst being regularly updated. We would like to mention the hard work of Dawn Willock (Right) at MAGB for her work in this area and her commitment to the amateur structure she has worked so hard to push forward. We are pleased that so many people are now referring to 'the rankings'. Even non-IKF promoters are using the IKF rankings and fighters positions in them to justify the fights they are putting on.

A commitment to Amateur kickboxing and its development was always foremost amongst our agenda and the strength of the fighters now coming through is proof for us that we were correct to adopt this having watched the work Dawn had done as an independent promoter. The standard of IKF amateur champions we believe is outstanding and the rankings have helped to highlight some outstanding talent such as Jake Richards, Ashley Collins, Daniel Winstanley, Louise Orton, Sam Allen and many many more. Some associations have still to make a firm commitment to supporting the development of amateur kickboxing but the IKF has from day one implemented a clear divide between the amateur and professional codes.

Seeking to raise the level of the sport the IKF have established clear bout durations for the professional fighters totally separate from amateur bouts. We have become the first body to introduce 10 rounds for the British Professional title, a move designed to raise both the profile and prestige of this all important title. Since then other associations have moved to increase the number of rounds for their domestic titles and although none have moved theirs to 10 rounds we salute their initiative to raise the bar for the professional titles, a move that we feel would not have been made without the enthusiastic support we have received for the increased rounds we have introduced. For the first time in many years the title of British Champion has regained the prestige that has been missing for some time.

The IKF has become the first sanctioning body to publicly outline its title criteria and this was published previously. This moves the sport further away from a promoter being able to promote a title fight simply because it suits the needs of his show and that the of the ticket selling fighter he promotes. This we feel strongly is in the best interests of the sport.

IKF-UK are very keen to raise the level of safety measures wherever possible. All medical suspensions are now made public in an attempt to protect fighters who may decide to take a fight shortly after a stoppage loss and we have looked to support any suspensions made public by other associations. We have been the first association to bring in stricter rules on hand wrapping and all hand wraps have to be signed by an official in charge at all IKF sanctioned events. The gloves used by all fighters have to be supplied by the promoter and must be of identical brands in each bout. Again we feel this was a ruling that was way overdue for the sport and further underlines our commitment to safety.

The new management of the IKF have no targets for growth for the near future, leaving the expansion of IKF activity to be guided by quality rather than market forces. Some promoters have upon application for sanctioning decided to withdraw once they are made aware of the guidelines that we wish to see in place and also when we have refused a title fight as it did not adhere to our title qualification criteria. We are happy with this determined as we are that the integrity of any titles fought for must be in line with what we have set out for the sport.

Having said all that, we are now entering the busiest period of IKF activity and would like to thank all those promoters and clubs who have decided to support the IKF in its aims and we look forward to working with them.

    Soon To Be listed On The IKF Upcoming Events Page
    • June 20th, Telford Promoters, Bailang Promotions
    • June 27th, Weston Super Mare Promoter, Combat Academy Promotions
    • June 27th, Northampton Promoter, Liam Robinson
    • July 11th, Birmingham Promoter, MAGB
    • July 18th, Derby Promoter, Warriors fight Promotions
    • July 19th, Bournemouth Promoter, Absolute Adrenaline
    • August 22nd, Dorchester Promoter, Dorchester Kickboxing
    • September 5th, Rochester Promoter, TKO Promotions
    • September 20th, Bournemouth Promoter, Absolute Adrenaline
    • September 28th, Bristol Promoter, Bristol Fight Club
    • October 4th, Birmingham Promoter, MAGB
    • October 10th, Ipswich Promoter, Marlon Hunt
    • October 17th, Salisbury Promoter, Absolute Adrenaline
    • October 25th, Fawley Promoter, Absolute Adrenaline
    • November 14th, Bridgwater Promoter, Absolute Adrenaline
    • November 22nd, Chippenham Promoter, Absolute Adrenaline
    • November 29th, Rochester Promoter, TKO Promotions
  • Current IKF British Amateur Full Contact Rules Champions
      • Atomweight: No Champions
      • Flyweight: No Champions
      • Bantamweight: No Champions
      • Featherweight: No Champions
      • Lightweight: No Champions
      • IKF Super Lightweight Midlands Area Champion: Shaun Hurdman, Crown KB
      • IKF Light Welterweight English Champion: Jake Richards, USKA
      • IKF Welterweight Southern Area Champion: Dan Chubb, TKO
      • IKF Super Welterweight European Champion: Daniel Winstanley, Bulldog Gym
      • IKF Super Welterweight British Champion Sam Allan, Rivals Gym
      • IKF Light Middleweight British Champion: Ryan Lyall, Rivals Gym
      • IKF Light Middleweight Southern Area Champion: Pat Sheehan, Invicta KB
      • Middleweight: No Champions
      • IKF Super Middleweight Southern Area & 5 Nations Champion: Rob Burbridge, TKO
        • (5 Nations: England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland & Ireland)
      • IKF Light Heavyweight Five Nations Champion, European & World Champion: Ashley Collins, TKO
        • (5 Nations: England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland & Ireland)
      • Light Cruiserweight No Champions
      • Cruiserweight No Champions
      • Heavyweight No Champions
      • Super Heavyweight No Champions

      • Atomweight No Champions
      • Flyweight No Champions
      • IKF Bantamweight Five Nations Champion & European Champion: Carla Jessup, TKO -
        • (5 Nations: England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland & Ireland)
      • IKF Bantamweight English Champion: Sevda Arif, Masters Academy
      • Featherweight No Champions
      • IKF Lightweight British Champion: Louise Orton, TKO
      • Super Lightweight No Champions
      • IKF Light Welterweight Five Nations Champion: Chantelle Cameron, TKO
        • (5 Nations: England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland & Ireland)
      • Welterweight No Champions
      • Super Welterweight No Champions
      • Light middleweight No Champions
      • Middleweight No Champions
      • Heavyweight: No Champions
  • IKF Pro Kickboxing Champions AS OF April 2009
    • Atomweight: No Champions
    • Flyweight: No Champions
    • Bantamweight: No Champions
    • Featherweight: No Champions
    • Lightweight: No Champions
    • IKF Super Lightweight English Champion: Rob Stevens, BMAC
    • IKF Super Lightweight British Champion: Stacey Gosden, Hove
    • IKF Light Welterweight British Champion: Richard Waller
    • IKF Welterweight Southern Area Champion: James Cornick, Bulldog
    • IKF Welterweight English Champion: Paul Douglas, Storm-Luton
    • IKF Welterweight World Champion: Nick Gill, TS Kick
    • IKF Super Welterweight Southern Area Champion: Ross Phillips, Bulldog
    • IKF Super Welterweight British Champion: Chris Deakin, BFKKO
    • Light Middleweight: No Champions
    • IKF Middleweight Southern Area Champion: Gordon Childs, Dorchester
    • IKF Middleweight World Champion: John Orchard, UK-Team Bulldog
    • IKF Super Middlweight Southern Area Champion: Chris James, Bridgwater
    • IKF Super Middlweight British Champion: Craig Bradford, Sco-Paisley
    • IKF Light Heavyweight Southern Area Champion: Scott Gibson, Sama
    • IKF Light Cruiserweight: No Champions
    • Cruiserweight: No Champions
    • IKF Heavyweight British Champion: Kevin Smiles, UK-Blyth
    • IKF Super Heavyweight British Champion: Kevin Smiles, UK-Blyth
    • Atomweight: No Champions
    • Flyweight: No Champions
    • Bantamweight: No Champions
    • IKF Featherweight English Champion: Joanne Bickerstaff, St Helens
    • IKF Lightweight World Champion: Natalie Bee, UK-Bulldog
    • IKF Super Lightweight Southern Area Champion: Zoe Mason, Touchgloves
    • IKF Super Lightweight European Champion: Natalie Bee, UK-Bulldog
    • Light Welterweight: No Champions
    • IKF Welterweight English Champion: Lisa Jones, UK Northants
    • IKF Super Welterweight British Champion: Cath Davies, Wales
    • Light Middleweight: No Champions

Neil Holden

Carl Sams

Colin Payne

Dawn Willock



Exciting confirmation came the week of July 15th that the clash between WKA World Champion Tracey Reno and IKF World Champion Natalie Bee has been confirmed! Natalie has been one of the busiest Full Contact Champions anywhere in the World and this fight will further cement her growing reputation as one of the best pound for pound female fighters in the world. This bout is scheduled for the top of the bill on Absolute Adrenaline - Most Wanted at The Opera House in Boscombe on 20th September, 2009.

As a match up it never looked likely with Bee at Lightweight and Reno at Bantamweight. But at Featherweight (Bee coming down and Reno up) this could be the female fight of the year. Both girls can box and are explosive in their own right. Their fitness is also on a level and if neither finds an equalizer it will be 12 rounds of fast paced carnage.

On the line will be the IKF and ISKA World Title belts as the ISKA has agreed to co-sanction the fight for their title as well on this IKF event.
Further details will follow as the event approaches.


Coming Back To
Sacramento, California!

AK Promotions is BACK in the Full Contact promotions business!
"Those of you who've kept with us and the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) know that we never strayed too far away as we have been growing the sport of kickboxing through other means like the popular IKF Point Kickboxing Divisions." Said AK Promotions Johnny Davis (Right) "IKF Point Kickboxing is continuing to prove that it's a true incubator for the sport of kickboxing as we witness more and more fighters starting out in this semi contact division and moving into the full contact arena more prepared than in the past."

The goal of growing the sport of kickboxing and using IKF Point Kickboxing as a means to find talent has always been a part of the plan. That plan has just come a step closer to reality again…as Davis and his Team are preparing to put on some of the most exciting Full Contact Kickboxing action under the many styles of IKF Kickboxing! With talented men and women who are hungry for a fight, waiting for their chance to showcase their skills to friends, family and fans, Davis feels assured that they will have an abundance of talent for fans to witness for a long time.

"It's also our goal to find and build recognizable champions to the general public. This will take a strategic plan and the right fighters. Therefore, we hope that others will work with us in promoting quality shows as well as making us aware of any untapped talents waiting for their chance to shine."

Davis recognizes that other promoters are putting on some quality shows in other areas in CA. "We applaud them for keeping this great sport alive and well. We want to make sure that we respect other kickboxing promoter's scheduled dates and try and stay as far away from their event dates as possible in order to try and give everyone an opportunity to be successful. I hope that they will return the favor."

Davis will start his shows out small and conservative with plans to grow in larger venues and fights as they increase their following. "We will do what we can for the fighters but due to the size of the venue at this time again we have to be conservative. However, it will be a great way to build the records of fighters, and showcase their skills to family and friends and prepare them for bigger things to come. Everyone will be treated with the upmost respect and fairness on our shows as is required with all IKF Sanctioned events."

Davis' First Event will be Sunday, September 6th, 2009 in Rancho Cordova, CA at the Tommy T's Comedy and Dinner Theatre. They are currently matchmaking and would like for trainers to send in to them their fighter (s) information to johnnyd@akpromotions.org

The show will be under the authority of the California State Athletic Commission and sanctioned by the IKF. "Thanks again for your past and future support! We look forward to working with you!" Said Davis.

TUESDAY, June 23rd, 2009, AT 8:30 PM/PST

Results From LTD Productions In Association With PACO Present
June 20th, 2009 - Vacaville, California, USA

It had been over 2 years since Stephan "Wonderboy" Thompson stepped into a boxing ring as a competitor. A simple slip in a bout forced him into two major knee surgeries that proved to be very successful from what we saw this past weekend. Facing Thompson on the other side of the ring was Brandon Banda. Banda of Concord, California, USA had a very successful amateur kickboxing career with a record of 8-1-1 and an IKF Amateur Muay Thai Light Heavyweight California title to go along with it and a couple others. He won his IKF title back on May 23rd, 2003 in Stockton, California when he defeated well known IKF Champion Derek Yuen by unanimous decision. Banda made a switch over to Pro MMA last year and so far has compiled a Pro MMA record of 1-1.

Thompson too has his sights on an MMA career and has been training with one of the best MMA fighters out there, Georges St-Pierre up in Canada. His past is well known to many here on the IKF site and his list of titles reads like a shopping list at a major super market ON "Free Friday"... If there ever were such a day... To see for yourself, you can review his profile page by clicking HERE.

However on this night, it was kickboxing in the ring. However, on this night, California saw a style of kickboxing it rarely sees anymore. A Style that made California Kickboxing a top sport in the 90's with names like Francis Farley, Javiar Mendez, Eric Regan, Dave Marinoble, Brian Schwartz, Dennis Alexio and of course, Don "The Dragon" Wilson. this was American Style, Full Contact above the waist kickboxing, the original kickboxing.

Leave it to a fighter like Thompson to open some eyes and spark some excitement in this style of kickboxing. As flashy as ever with his well known turnback side kicks meeting up with his opponents ribs and his classic "Blitzing" into his opponents comfort zone. Thompson thrilled the crowd with hand and feet combinations not seen in this state since fighters like Eric "The Hitman" Regan and Dave "Madman" Marinoble were winning their titles. in respect to Banda, he was extremely tough. Thompson hit him with some shots that would have brought the majority of his past opponents to the mat, never to stand again. Although he started relaxed, Thompson finished with an explosive "BANG" as the final round was coming to a close, Thompson unleashed his hands for a multi strike fury that sent Banda to the canvas, and ending the fight and winning by Knockout.

Banda was no easy opponent for Thompson who, as noted above, had not been the competition ring for over two years. Banda is mainly a Muay Thai fighter who eagerly accepted the opportunity to face the "Wonderbuy". It will be exciting to see Banda in the ring again fighting his favored Muay Thai style. As for Thompson, even Banda would agree that he showed a different style of kickboxing that California fans are now excited to see more of. The flashy high, spinning and deceptive kicks of Full Contact American style Kickboxing.

The issue now is who will Thompson face next?
Who will step up?
Will the possible match-up of WCL Karate star Raymond Daniels vs the Wonderboy fall away as other highly anticipated bouts such as Regan Vs Marinoble or Rick Roufus Vs Dennis Alexio? Will the sport support such a bout and pay both fighters what they should be worth? Although Daniels has yet to truly prove himself in the Full Contact "Ring", those reading here know, it's a bout Thompson would love to have. Reason is, Daniels was Thompson's opponent when he blew out his knee in the opening seconds of a WCL fight. A highly anticipated bout that never saw an end. However, on the flip side of that coin is the question, "Does Daniels even deserve a fight with Thompson?" Well, some say yes, others say no, but regardless of opinion, many would love to see these two go at it. Both would display a flashy style that has since been long gone from the fighting ring with their high spinning kicks and explosive blitzing.

If the bout never happens, it won't hurt either's career. Daniels has a good career as a point karate fighter and hopes the WCL will open up yet another season. As for Thompson, his date with destiny is easy to call, a soon to be announced date for a Pro World Title shot. Only issue is, WHO will promote it and where? Any Takers?

Here are the entire nights results...

  1. Amateur MTR Welterweight (142.1-147): Alwyn Buban VS Dustin Collins
    • RESULT: Split Decision draw, 29-27, 28-29, 28-28.

  2. Amateur MTR Light Cruiserweight (179.1-186): Tom Villereal VS Dionicio Bravo
    • WINNER: Tom Villereal by Split Decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

  3. Amateur MTR Heavyweight (195.1-215): Nick Thompson VS Ryan Williams
    • WINNER: Nick Thompson by KO at :53 seconds of round 1.
      • Ryan Williams issued a 45 day medical suspension by the California Commission.

  4. Amateur IR Super Lightweight (132.1-137): Keri Wilson VS Glady Malave
    • WINNER: Keri Wilson by Split Decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

  5. Amateur MTR Super Welterweight (147.1-153): Ryuta Saka VS Scott Viveros
    • WINNER: Ryuta Saka by TKO at 1:24 of round 3.
      • Scott Viveros issued a 30 day medical suspension by the California Commission.

  6. Amateur MTR Welterweight (142.1-147): Jeremy Murphy VS Jon Pryor
    • WINNER: Jeremy Murphy by Split Decision, 29-28, 29-28 & *27-30.
      • (*) The 27-30 for Jon Pryor was from the "Boxing" Judge sopplied by the CSAC that had NO CLUE what Kickboxing was and was OFTEN the odd man out on the round scores throughout the night.

  7. Amateur MTR Heavyweight (195.1-215): Eric Hunt VS Joe Studebaker
    • WINNER: Eric Hunt by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

  8. Amateur MTR Heavyweight (195.1-215): Ryan Mcclintock VS Jeff Grace
    • WINNER: Jeff Grace by unanimous decision, 29-27 on all 3 judges cards.
      • Grace was dedeucted a point for hitting with a Knee after the bell or it would have been 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  9. Amateur MTR Super Welterweight (147.1-153): Ricardo Enriques VS Tom Peterson
    • WINNER: Tom Peterson by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  10. Amateur MTR Light Cruiserweight (179.1-186): Charles Ceasar VS Eduardo Bravo
    • WINNER: Charles Ceasar by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 & 29-28.

  11. Amateur MTR Super Middleweight (165.1-172): Lawrence Ward VS Chris Guerrero
    • RESULT: Draw, 28-28 on all 3 judges cards.

  12. Amateur MTR Lightweight (127.1-132): Marlo Telmo VS Francis Salazar
    • WINNER: Marlo Telmo by unanimous decision, 30-28, 30-27 and 30-27.

  13. Amateur MTR Welterweight (142.1-147): Daniel Reyes VS Alberto Vado
    • WINNER: Alberto Vado by Split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

  14. IKF Pro Full Contact Rules Light Cruiserweight (179.1-186)
    Stephan Thompson VS Brandon Banda
    • WINNER: Stephan Thompson by KO at 1:51 of round 7.
      • On all 3 judges cards at the time of the stop, Thompson had won every round.
      • Brandon Banda issued a 45 day medical suspension by the California Commission.



Results From
Golden Cobra Center Of Fitness &
Yavapai-Apache Nation Recreation Presents
June 20th, 2009 - Camp Verde, Arizona, USA

We all saw an outstanding event put on by IKF Promoter, Richard Williams and the Yavapai-Nation. This event was well run and the matches were evenly match. Adding to this great night of fights was the support from so many different gyms that brought their fighters who included,


SATURDAY, June 20th, 2009, AT 4:00 PM/PST

Record Breaking Day!
Fighter Registration Update For The
11th Annual, 2009 IKF World Classic Tournament.

It was the largest single day fighter registration ever for the IKF Tournament program. In all, 71 Fighters Registered yesterday to bring the registration total to 166 as of our first deadline.

OK, yes we thought we had 167, however one of the fighters never paid his registration fees by yesterday so we can't fairly count him. He and some others are still listed on the Pending Fighters Page located HERE.

Today we received even more registrations, but as noted, everything received here at the IKF Headquarters after Friday June 19th will have a late fee. Here are the fighters who made up that single day record below. We are listing them to let them know that they made it inside the "FIRST" of 5 deadline dates.

  1. Evan Thompson, Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA
  2. William Ferrell, Orange Park, Florida, USA
  3. Clinso Brumfield IV, Capital Heights, Maryland, USA
  4. Nicholas Wesley, Augusta, Georgia, USA
  5. Jeremy Clouse, Bradenton, Florida, USA
  6. Chris Clark, Bradenton, Florida, USA
  7. Clint Swartzlander, Marietta, Georgia, USA
  8. Steele McCall, Marietta, Georgia, USA
  9. Sid Bargo, Marietta, Georgia, USA
  10. Chad Monelle, South Beloit. Illinois, USA
  11. Tanner Waits, Collinsville, Illinois, USA
  12. Milton Castro, San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
  13. Chris Richardson, Augusta, Georgia, USA
  14. James McPeak, Augusta, Georgia, USA
  15. Edgar Nickson, Augusta, Georgia, USA
  16. Michael Quinones, Coral springs, Florida, USA
  17. Shawn Ducey, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
  18. Michael Stone, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
  19. Rob Arnott, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
  20. Constantine Khvorostian, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
  21. John Hamm, Calgary Alberta, Canada
  22. Joseph Valtellini, Scarboraugh, Ontario, Canada
  23. Sean Hough, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  24. Cameron Monyelle, South Beloit. Illinois, USA
  25. Augustino Allison, South Daytona, Florida, USA
  26. Enock Placid, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
  27. Alexander Diaz, South Daytona, Florida, USA
  28. Kyle King, South Daytona, Florida, USA
  29. Josh Hill, Apopka, Florida, USA
  30. Antonio Hernaez, Port Orange, Florida, USA
  31. Mark Sayer, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  32. Robin Finley, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  33. Clifton Gross, Chandler, Arizona, USA
  34. Viet Nguyen, Orlando, Florida, USA
  35. Paul Wieser, Orlando, Florida, USA
  36. Eric Ingram, Germantown, Tennessee, USA
  37. Laryssa Zarate, Huntley, Illinois, USA
  38. Rickie Gomes, South Beloit. Illinois, USA
  39. Constance Thomason, Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA
  40. Lisa Wells, South Beloit. Illinois, USA
  41. Carolina Garcia, San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
  42. Kesha Springle, Augusta, Georgia, USA
  43. Stephanie Stafford, Augusta, Georgia, USA
  44. Tammy Crickard, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
  45. Rochelle Gladney, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
  46. Jessica Gladstone, Calgary Alberta, Canada
  47. Tiffany Connell, Bradenton, Florida, USA
  48. Tecia Torres Moncaio, Oakland Park, Florida, USA
  49. Hannah Wilson, Germantown, Tennessee, USA
  50. Jordan McDonald, Surfside Beach, South Carolina, USA
  51. Sashai Azeredo, Chandler, Arizona, USA
  52. Levi Borders, Collinsville, Illinois, USA
  53. Jared Scoggins, Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA
  54. Justin Scoggins, Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA
  55. Joseph Cazenave, Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA
  56. Cole Schwartzberg, Sunrise, Florida, USA
  57. Nicholas Hodgin, Bradenton, Florida, USA
  58. Eli McGlothlin, Sherwood, Arkansas, USA
  59. Rudy McGlothlin, Sherwood, Arkansas, USA
  60. Justin Ochoa, Hollywood, Florida, USA
  61. Tyler Kennedy, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
  62. Brad McDonald, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
  63. Michael Menzies, South Daytona, Florida, USA
  64. Derek Deanda, South Daytona, Florida, USA
  65. Nikolai Raevsky, South Daytona, Florida, USA
  66. Genaro Clavecilla, Chandler, Arizona, USA
  67. Skye Steorts, Germantown, Tennessee, USA
  68. Amanda Tallmodge, Collinsville, Illinois, USA
  69. Gabrielle Labbee, Collinsville, Illinois, USA
  70. Alissa Fowler, South Daytona, Florida, USA
  71. Caressa Libler, South Daytona, Florida, USA

All of the above fighters will be added into the various registered fighter pages within the next few days along with additional registered fighters we received today and in the future.

Also on Monday, you may see some changes in the seeding in the divisions. This is because now that first deadline has past, we will begin to follow the official seeding rules and properly seed each fighter in each division. Also note that if there are no fighters registered in a certain division by yesterday's first deadline, that division is officially CLOSED, so please do not send in your registration for a CLOSED division.

Have a good weekend everyone!

FRIDAY, June 19th, 2009, AT 8:45 PM/PST

Fighter Registration Update For The
11th Annual, 2009 IKF World Classic Tournament.

That's the latest word here at ground zero. Last year (2008) the record for number of registered fighters by first deadline was tied with 2007 at 131. Although the count is not exact yet, the number of registered fighters as of first deadline tonight is around 167!!!

YES, *167!

Last year with only 14 days to go until the FINAL Deadline we were at 174, only a few registered fighters away. In the end last year, we registered 262 fighters and of them, 227 showed up to "Walk The Walk!"

Due to events this weekend we may not be able to post all the registered fighters we received today which was in the neighborhood of 70 fighters. However, we assure everyone that as of noon Monday, all currently registered fighters will be posted on the registered fighters page located HERE.

Our final registration deadline is not until July 10th, which is still 21 days or 3 weeks away. To review all the upcoming deadlines just click HERE.

We look forward to yet another record breaking year at this years 11th Annual, 2009 IKF World Classic Tournament. and we are also looking forward to seeing the top Amateur Fighters and the Top Trainers in the World "Walk the Walk and BRING IT ON!"

(*) This number does not include registered fighters for the Semi Contact point kickboxing.



LTD Productions In Association With PACO Present
Vacaville, California, USA

Stephen "Wonderboy Thompson
VS Fellow IKF Champion
Brandon Banda


Golden Cobra Center Of Fitness & Yavapai-Apache Nation Recreation Presents
Camp Verde, Arizona, USA

WEDNESDAY, June 17th, 2009, AT 9:30 PM/PST

"It's All About

This has been the phrase that fighters have used to separate the IKF Championship Tournament from all others. "What will I win for my efforts?" The IKF wants to make sure that EVERY Fighter's effort is worth something GREAT!

This is why from the very first IKF Tournament back in 1999, the IKF Tournaments have ALWAYS been known for their great awards, Especially their CUSTOM MADE Championship Belts!

With that being said,

We present to you the

2009 IKF World Classic Championship Belt...


Unlike in the past, the center IKF World Classic logo is all metal, not a sticker type of material.

This is an all leather belt with stitched edge trimming.

Red Jewels surround all three gold plated metal plates and snaps

And YES, EVERY CHAMPION in the Full Rules Kickboxing divisions will receive one of these beautiful Championship belts, even in the Junior division!

Oh and by the way...
We are at 71 *Confirmed Fighter's Today... And Climbing...

(*) 72 Who actually registered

MONDAY, June 15th, 2009, AT 4:30 PM/PST

And Counting...

Those who have been involved in any of the previous IKF Tournaments know that this is an exciting time to watch the numbers grow. As of this posting, the numbers for the Tournament jumped up to 42 today. Over the last 10 years, the average number of fighters registered by first deadline (Which is this Friday, June 19th) is 88.

It's at this point we want to make all fighters aware that 16 is the limit for each bracket. Last year, several fighters were forced to move to another weightclass or rule style because their bracket was full at 16. Many fighters wait to see who is registered in their weight division before registering themselves. This of course is risky and could work to your disadvantage in several ways;

  1. As mentioned, you could miss out in being in a bracket if it fills up at 16 before you register.
  2. The longer you wait, the lower your seed will be.
  3. If no one registers in your desired bracket by first deadline, THAT BRACKET AUTOMATICALLY CLOSES!
    This is because we need an accurate count of the number of titles a minimum of 35 days before the event.
  4. If you went to a Regional Tournament, your seeding privileges of being a higher seed at the World Classic END after the first deadline. After the first deadline, your seeding is based upon when we "Receive" your registration form and fees.

Like last year, Florida will most likely have the greatest number of fighters. However, as of today, New York currently holds that title with 13 with both Florida and California in second with 5 each.

We have some phone registrations coming in later tonight and of course, more mail tomorrow which will bring us closer and closer to that first magic number of 100 and beyond. The record of 131 fighters registered before the first deadline so far is a tough number to beat. This record was tied last year from a previous year.

To see all the Records from the past "10" IKF Tournaments click HERE!


Remember, the Deadlines are marked as to when we RECEIVE your Registration Form and Fees, NOT when they are Postmarked.

There Are "FIVE" Registration Deadlines

  1. REGISTRATIONS Received After June 19th, 2009
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $30 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.

    This Late Fee May Be Paid At the Finals Weigh-ins PRIOR to your weigh-in.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline

  2. REGISTRATIONS Received After June 26th, 2009
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $40 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.

    This Late Fee May Be Paid At the Finals Weigh-ins PRIOR to your weigh-in.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline

  3. REGISTRATIONS Received After July 3rd, 2009
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $50 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.
    This Late Fee May Be Paid At the Finals Weigh-ins PRIOR to your weigh-in.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline

  4. REGISTRATIONS Received After July 7th, 2009
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $60 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.
    This Late Fee Must be paid along with your registration.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline

  5. REGISTRATIONS Received After July 9th, 2009
    will be charged a FLAT FEE of $135.00 - "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.
    This Late Fee Must be paid along with your registration.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline




This years IKF World Classic Fighters will be fighting with Gloves provided by Combat Sports International.

They will be Red and Blue Wendy Fight Gloves along with Combat Sports Shin Pads for the fighters who need them.


Keep watching the 2009 Registered Fighters Page for this years 2009 IKF World Classic Amateur Kickboxing Championships and lets hope to see some new records in Orlando to "Walk The Walk" with the Best in the World and win the original

Amateur Golden Gloves of Kickboxings
World Tournament Title!

We look forward to seeing "The BEST" Amateur Kickboxers In The World...
In Orlando!

To see all the Tournament Records from the past 10 years, CLICK HERE!

SATURDAY, June 13th, 2009, AT 8:25 AM/PST


Lee Barden Presents
"Clash at the Coliseum"
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

THURSDAY, June 11th, 2009, AT 10:25 PM/PST

Results From Iron Spirit's

May 30th, 2009 - Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA

This past month, Iron spirit Promotions hosted the IKF - Central East Regional Tournament for this years IKF World Classic. In all they had 43 registered fighters, 18 fights in a total of 5 divisions. Here are the event results below.

  1. Prelim Bout Men's FCR 160.1 -170
    Juan Guillen vs. Travis Jones
    Winner Travis Jones by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  2. Prelim Bout Men's FCR 186 -195 (catch wt)
    Matthew Allen vs. Mike Walton
    Winner Matthew Allen by TKO at 1:16 of round 2.
  3. Prelim Bout Men's FCR 200 -215
    Telly Strayhorn vs. William Ferrell
    Winner Telly Strayhorn by 4th over time round. First 3 rounds ended in a split decision draw: 28-26, 27-28, 27-27, 4th round went to Strayhorn.

  4. Prelim Bout Men's IR 160.1 - 170
    Jason Rivera vs. Clay Bowen
    Winner Clay Bowen by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.

  5. Prelim Bout Men's IR 150.1 -160
    Matt Rutkowski vs. David O'Conner
    Winner David O'Conner by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27.

  6. Men's 140.1 - 150 FCR
    Jacob vs. Nick Wesley
    Winner Nick Wesley by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  7. Jr. Boy's 8-9 yrs 65 lbs FCR
    Deven Snyder vs. Keegan Halloran
    Winner Keegan Halloran by TKO at :37 seconds of round 2.
  8. Men's 170.1 - 180 MT
    Amir Dadovic vs. Dan Churilov
    Winner Amir Dadovic by TKO at 1:20 of round 2.
  9. Men's 180.1 - 190 MT
    Michael Gerbick vs. Mike Kelley
    Winner Michael Gerbick by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  10. Women's 120.1 - 130 IR
    Mariea Snyder vs. Keisha Springle
    Winner Keisha Springle by TKO at 1:38 of round 2.
  11. Jr. Boy's 16-17 yrs 130.1 - 140 IR
    Peter Kohout vs. Justin Scoggins
    Winner Justin Scoggins by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  12. Men's 170.1 - 180 FCR
    Joseph Corneroli vs. Chris Harris
    Winner Joseph Corneroli by unanimous decision 30-25 on all 3 judges cards.

  13. Men's 126 - 136 (catch wt) FCR
    Edgar Nickson vs. Ruben Diaz
    Winner Edgar Nickson by unanimous decision 29-23, 30-24, 30-21.

  14. Final Men's 160.1 - 170 FCR
    Travis Jones vs. Ryan Howell
    Winner Travis Jones by split decision, 29-28, 30-27, 28-29.

  15. Final Men's 186-195 (catch wt) FCR
    Matthew Allen vs. Brian Glotzbach
    Winner Matthew Allen by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  16. Final Men's 200-215 FCR
    Telly Strayhorn vs. Kyle Turpin
    Winner Telly Strayhorn by KO at 1:34 of round 1.
  17. Final Men's 160.1 - 170 IR
    Jason Rivera vs. Charles Hogan
    Winner Charles Hogan by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.
    Note: Clay Bowen had broken his nose in the prelim fight and was not able to continue. Jason Rivera stepped in the ring so that Charles Hogan had a fight... Thanks Jason!

  18. Final Men's 150.1 - 160 IR
    David O'Conner vs. Chris Richardson
    Winner Chris Richardson by split decision 28-29, 28-29, 29-28.


IKF Point Kickboxing…
Ready For The World Classic '09!

Orlando, Florida, USA

Summer has arrived and so has the time to get registered for the 11th IKF World Kickboxing Classic ( July 24th, 25th and 26th). This event is one of the most prestigious events for amateur kickboxing in the world! Those who are in the know- know that this event is one that should not be missed, especially by those serious about their future as well as adding the words of IKF World Classic Champion to their resume.

The ever-growing IKF Point Kickboxing Division has been growing in leaps and bounds in the past two years at the IKF World Classic. This year, several gyms are promising to bring out as many fighters as possible that will only make the tournament even better! Men, Women and Children as young as 5 years and even those maybe too old for the full contact side can compete, as long as there is someone in their division to fight. The action will be hot but of course as always, the semi contact rule is in full affect as there are NO KNOCKOUTS ALLOWED. There will be divisions in IKF/Point Muay Thai, International Hi Kick and International Low Kick styles.

Everyone planning to bring their fighters really need to know the difference in this competition and what will be going on in the main arena. The semi contact rules must be paramount. However, in saying this, we encourage you to use your speed instead of power and focus on the points and you will have a great time at this event! Moreover, BE IN SHAPE! The 2 - 2 minute rounds with 1 round of OT (If needed) is in affect for this event. We will modify it for the little guys, but be in shape and ready to rock as these rounds seem a lot longer than it sounds on paper! Also, be sure to REGISTER EARLY and save some money $$! You will be able to register up until July 24th at 5:PM but if you wait that long, you will pay upwards of $90.00…do it by July 8th and only pay $50…a lot of reason to get signed up early!


Just as last year's event, the IKF World Classic will be held at the largest Marriott in the World in Orlando, Florida. This beautiful location is one that stands out with luxury rooms, "Several" tropical pools and of course, Disney World just a stone throw away, makes it's a great location for such an event. Heck, planning your family's vacation around the tourney at this wonderful location is not a bad idea as many already have, including most of the IKF Tournament staff.

In addition to semi contact, The IKF World Classic will again have the best divisions of Full contact bouts with divisions in Muay Thai, International Hi Kick (full Contact) and International Low Kick styles. Over 200 fighters will travel afar to prove one thing…they are the Best! Some will come with an illusion of greatness and others will come with a vision for victory but either way, their destiny will need to be decided in the ring! When you get a ton of fighters, trainers and pumped up fans in one room hungry for a fight and hungry for a win…its going to be a lot of fireworks going off even if the 4th of July has past!

We look forward to seeing your there! Remember, Register Early and Save! Forward March!

For more information on IKF Point Kickboxing Contact Johnny Davis at johnnyd@akpromotions.org or by phone at (916) 205-4762 or (916) 630-9254.

Thanks in advance too for those that would like to volunteer some time to assist with judging some matches for the IKF/PKB. To do so you must be a practicing Kickboxer with at least 4 years experience or a Black Belt Martial Artist. You would also have to attend the rules meeting on Friday, July 24th after the 5:PM registration deadline.

Schedule some extra time for a dip in the Tropical Pools at the Marriott World Center!
Four heated indoor pools and outdoor pools, Two kids pools and Six inviting whirlpools. If there's a more dramatic, inviting place to cool off than the spectacular main pool, we've yet to see it. Of course, you may prefer the Marriott World Center Orlando waterfall pool, too. Soothing waterfalls, a fast and fun 106-foot waterslide and beautiful landscaping are just the beginning of a perfect day at the Marriott World Center Orlando waterslide resort.


Results From Mr. Ray Delgado's
"IKF Point Kickboxing"
May 30th, 2009 - Santa Clara, California, USA

Delgado's IKF Point Kickboxing Tournament...

Mr. Ray Delgado's IKF Point Kickboxing. Tournament this past weekend in Santa Clara, CA at the Santa Clara Convention Center was indeed the Ultimate as approximately 50 fighters showed up to test their skills in IKF Point Kickboxing. It is clear that this semi contact form of kickboxing is getting stronger. Fans packed around the matted floor ring as friends, mother, fathers etc. screamed to the top of their voices for their fighter! It was no doubt big fun for most. With this many fighters, there were still no knockouts as IKF officials made it clear that rules must be adhered to but more importantly the NO KNOCKOUT RULE / Semi Contact is always in full force as one competitor was disqualified for too much contact.

The IKF wants to make it clear to everyone who comes to these events that they are semi contact and if you have another agenda and, or looking for a full contact fight, this this event is not for your. On the other hand, for those looking for some good sparring and diverse competitions while winning some nice awards...this event is your's to enjoy and take your skills to the next level! Forward March!

Mr. Ray Delgado and his wonderful staff did an outstanding job in making everyone feel welcomed! This was no doubt one of the best events this year with 30% growth from last year's event which was the first time he presented it. More on the Ultimate Nationals at www.ultimatenationals.com - Hope to see you there next year!

Also read a review of Delgado's event by owner of KO Reviews, Mr. Jason Panick...CLICK HERE.

Here are the Tournament Results...

Something To Think About...

Red Marbles

Special To The IKF...
I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily appraising a basket of freshly picked green peas. I paid for my potatoes, but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes. Pondering the peas, I couldn't help overhearing the conversation between Mr. Miller (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me.

'Hello Barry, how are you today?' 'Hello, Mr. Miller.. Fine, thank ya. Jus' admirin' them peas. They sure look good.' 'They are good, Barry. How's your Ma?' 'Fine. Gittin' stronger alla' time.' 'Good. Anything I can help you with?' 'No, Sir. Jus' admirin' them peas.' 'Would you like take some home?' asked Mr. Miller. 'No, Sir. Got nuthin' to pay for 'em with.' 'Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?' 'All I got's my prize marble here.' 'Is that right? Let me see it' said Miller. 'Here 'tis. She's a dandy.' 'I can see that. Hmmmmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home?' the store owner asked. 'Not zackley but almost.' 'Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble', Mr. Miller told the boy. 'Sure will. Thanks Mr. Miller.'

Mrs. Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me. With a smile said, "There are two other boys like him in our community; all three are in very poor circumstances, Jim just loves to bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever." "When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn't like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, when they come on their next trip to the store."

I left the store smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time later I moved to Colorado, but I never forgot the story of this man, the boys, and their bartering for marbles. Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one. Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr. Miller had died. They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them.

Upon arrival at the mortuary we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could. Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts...all very professional looking. They approached Mrs. Miller, standing composed and smiling by her husband's casket. Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket. Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one; each young man stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes.

Our turn came to meet Mrs. Miller... I told her who I was and reminded her of the story from those many years ago and what she had told me about her husband's bartering for marbles. With her eyes glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket. 'Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about. They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim 'traded' them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about color or size....they came to pay their debt.'

'We've never had a great deal of the wealth of this world,' she confided, 'but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho '.

With loving gentleness she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband. Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined red marbles.

The Moral: We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath... "It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

Author Unknown



On behalf of the IKF, we would like to congratulate the 2009 TBA-SA Muay Thai Classic Tournament Champions! In all there were a total of 44 Amateur Champions at their tournament this year. The event was held this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Des Moines, Airport/Conference Center in Des Moine, Iowa, USA.

Kudos to both Pete and Pam Peterson and their staff for doing an outstanding job in keeping the sport alive and providing yet another Tournament venue for the worlds amateur Muay Thai Fighters.

WEDNESDAY, June 10th, 2009, AT 12:45 PM/PST

Results From Palm Beach Boxing's
June 6th, 2009 - Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Former Kickboxing Champion Lou Martinez and his Palm Beach Boxing hosted a highly entertaining night of Muay Thai Bouts. Special guests included Kickboxing Great Steve Shepherd from Ringstar, World Champion Rico Brockington and Professional Boxer Daniel Edwards. Here is how the fights went down!

    Ken Turner, Wellington, Florida VS Fabian Fegaroa, Florida
    WINNER: Ken Turner, 164, defeated Fabian Fegaroa, 163, by Unanimous Decision, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.

    Giscard Titus, Royal Palm Beach, Florida VS Travis Taylor, West Palm Beach, Florida
    WINNER: Travis Taylor, 143, won by Disqualification over Titus Giscard due to excessive Groin Shots.

    Marc Etienne, West Palm Beach, Florida VS Sean Nasiff, Wellington, Florida
    WINNER: Sean Nasiff, 194.5, defeated Marc Etienne, 191, by TKO at :43 of round 3.
    Andy May, West Palm Beach, Florida VS Gregg Pesetsky, West Palm Beach, Florida
    WINNER: Greg Pesetsky, 197.5, defeated Andrew May, 192.5, by Unanimous Decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-27.

    Mathew Holland, Royal Palm Beach, Florida VS Andrew Hillestad, Lake Worth, Florida
    WINNER: M.J. Holland, 152.5, defeated Andrew Hillestad, 153.5, by Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

    Luke D'Orazio, West Palm Beach, Florida VS Matt Janzier, Delray, Florida
    WINNER: Matt Janzer, 157.25, defeated Luke Dovazio, 158, by Split Decision, 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

    Anderson Moros, Florida USA VS Andrew Restrepo, Wellington, Florida
    WINNER: Anderson Movos, 182.5, defeated Andrew Restuepo, 181.5, by Unanimous Decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

    Adriel Cannon, West Palm Beach, Florida VS Ruben Gomez, West Palm Beach, Florida
    WINNER: Ruben Gomez, 184.5, and Adriel Cannon, 186.25, fought to a Majority Draw: 28-28, 28-28, 29-27.


Results From Hardcore Promotions LLC.'s
"Fight Night At The Fairgrounds"
May 30th, 2009 - Lake City, Florida, USA

Rocky Moore put on a great event Saturday May 30th at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. There was standing room only with at least 700 people in attendance. Lots of local fighters here tonight as well as fighters from Daytona, Gainesville, and Georgia. As you can see from the results, the judges had it easy tonight. Most of the fights ended in TKO. We look forward Rocky's next event.
Here are the nights results below:

  1. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Jamie Outlaw, Lake City, Florida, USA, 1-0, 149, 9-24-75, Philip Marklham 396-754-4166
    defeated Kevin Lipscomb, Lake City, Florida, USA 154, 0-1, 12-30-87, Self Trained, by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

  2. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Donald Halliday, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1-0, 157, 10-31-84, Josh Rutgers 904-982-0099
    defeated James Plemmons, Lake City, Florida, USA, 1-3, 158, 9-16-80, Self Trained, by TKO in round 1 due to 3 Knockdown rule.
  3. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Shane Cline, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, 2-1, 165, 1-15-83
    defeated Richard Parrish, Lake City, Florida, USA, 0-2, 163, 8-7-74, Gary 352-263-2675, by TKO at 1:43 of round 1.
  4. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Gary Promise, Jacksonville, Florida USA, 1-0, 163, 9-22-81, Josh Rutgers, 904-982-0099
    defeated Frank Bubrich, Lake City, Florida, USA by TKO at 1:43 of round 1.
  5. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Carlos Ruiz, Lake City, Florida USA, 1-0, 4-1-92, 180
    defeated Ricky Nelson, Lake City, Florida USA, 0-1, 178, 9-1-91 by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 29-28, 30-27.

  6. IKF Junior Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Kale Oden, Lake Butler, Florida, USA, 79, 1-0, 11-28-99, Jamie Perrera 386-867-0739
    and John Brock McCoy, 1-1, Moultrie, Georgia, USA, 75, 7-7-98, Richard 229-921-7222.
    John Brock did a spinning backhand which hit with his forearm and Kale Oden couldn't continue.
    WINNER: Kale Oden BY Disqualification due to foul.

  7. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    John Shrader, High Springs, Florida, USA, 1-0, 163, Jason Dodd, 8-20-88
    defeated Terrie Bourgeois, Gainesville, Florida, USA, 0-1, 168, 11-12-89, Eric Alfaro 352-332-6048, by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-26, 30-27, 30-27.

  8. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Jackie Branum, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
    defeated Mathew Thomas, Lake City, Florida, USA, 0-1, 187, 9-14-86, Richard Swinson, 386-623-5604, by TKO at 1:15 of round 2.
  9. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Special Challenge Match: Bertin Hause, Lake City, Florida USA, 1-0, 263, 10-4-74, Shawn Vaughn, 904-237-5627
    defeated Anthony Spranger, Benton Arkansas, USA, 15-3, 1-17-69, Steven Reichelderfer, 352-870-4929, by TKO at 1:50 of round 1.
  10. IKF Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Kevin Pearson, Gainesville, Florida, USA, 3-0, 180, 11-20-86, JC Papaleo, 917-902-7499
    defeated Kenneth Ault, Lake City, Florida, USA, 0-1, 185, 4-12-74, Self Trained, by TKO at the end of round 1.
  11. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Vlad Dandu, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 3-0, 157, 5'7", 11-3-92, Josh Rutgers, 904-982-0099
    defeated Tyler Strength, Lake City, Florida, USA, 158, 0-1, 7-25-92, Shaun Vaughn, 386-419-6580, due to disqualification of Tyler Strength.

FRIDAY, June 5th, 2009, AT 12:05 PM/PST


Palm Beach Boxing Presents
Palm Beach, Florida, USA


Results From Acom Sports'
May 29th, 2009 - Orlando, Florida, USA
Photos By Rebecca Thomas

Acom Sports and Pure Pain Fight Gear put together an amazing night of fights under the stars in Orlando. It was a great turn out and every single fight had the crowd on their feet. Special Thanks to Team Thunder Puerto Rico, Team Thunder Apopka, Team Thunder Orlando, Longwood American Karate, Real Cage Fighting, GriffonRawl and LA Boxing for your support and bringing talented fighters

  1. Nick Gilomenza, 1-0, 89, Trained by David Cummings team Thunder by Unanimous Decision over Adam Heaney, 89, 0-1, Trained by Tim Morgart Real Cage Fighting 29-28 29-28 30-28.

  2. Jupiter Garzon, 1-0, 144, Trained by Mark Kern Longwood Karate Defeated Matt Graddy, 140, 0-1, Trained by Tim Morgart Real Cage Fighting, by TKO 1:10 of round 3.
    • Matt Graddy has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO.

  3. Ricardo Martinez, 2-0, Trained by David Cummings team Thunder Puerto Rico defeated Scott Augustino, 0-2, Trained by by David Cummings team Thunder Apopka, by TKO 1:11 of round 1 (Scott injured his knee).
    • Scott Augustino has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO.

  4. Ephrain Reliford, 134, 4-1, Trained by Mark Kern Longwood Karate defeated Brent Lawrence, 133, Trained by Tim Morgart Real Cage Fighting by KO .59 seconds of Round 2.
    • Brent Lawrence has been issued a 45 day medical suspension due to the KO.

  5. Angel Rodriguez, 165, Trained by by David Cummings team Thunder Apopka defeated James Bennet, 166, Trained by Tim Morgart Real Cage Fighting by TKO 1:00 into Round 1.
    • James Bennet has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO.

  6. Mike Rile, 1-1, 189, Trained by Mark Kern Longwood Karate Defeated Al Ramey, 189, Trained by by David Cummings team Thunder Orlando by TKO 1:04 into Round 3.
    • Al Ramey has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO.

  7. Vince McGuiness, 155 Trained By Dan Rawlings Griffonrawl defeated Robert Mosier, 155, Trained by Paul Malfort LA Boxing by Unanimous Decision 30-27 30-27 29-28.

  8. Christion Rodriguez, 125, Trained by David Cummings team Thunder Puerto Rico defeated Casey Walker, 125, Trained by Tim Morgart Real Cage Fighting by TKO 1:15 Round 1.
    • Casey Walker has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO.

  9. Josh Hill, 155, Trained by by David Cummings team Thunder Apopka defeated Ryan Brown, Trained By Dan Rawlings Griffonrawl by Unanimous Decision 30-26 30-26 30-26.

  10. Zack Banks, 145, Trained by Tim Morgart Real Cage Fighting defeated Romiro Alcantara, 145, Trained by David Cummings team Thunder Puerto Rico by Split Decision 29-28 30-27 27-30.

  11. Juan Delgado, 154 Trained by David Cummings team Thunder Puerto Rico defeated Tim Swearengin, by TKO 1:22 into Round 1.
    • Tim Swearengin has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO.

THURSDAY, June 4th, 2009, AT 8:10 PM/PST

About The

Our Questions and Answers Page was updated "TODAY" with even more information about this years IKF World Classic Tournament. So if you have been there before, we ask you to please go there again to read any new updates.

Over the last few weeks we have had a lot of calls with general questions about this years IKF World Classic. Because of this we would like to direct everyone to our Questions and Answers About The Finals Page.There are quite a few changes, especially to the IKF Point Kickboxing registration deadlines and many other things that EVERYONE attending this years IKF World Classic should be aware of. our main goal is to eliminate the long rules meeting so that fighters and trainers can go rest quicker on Friday night.

To see this page, click HERE. We hope this helps many of you who have questions about the tournament. Thank You.


TUESDAY, June 2nd, 2009, AT 4:30 PM/PST

Results From Night Club Knockout Productions Presents
May 23rd, 2009 - Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

  • WHO: Night Club Knockout Productions
  • WHERE: THE COLISEUM, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
  • WHAT: IKF Amateur Kickboxing
  • IKF Representative: Lee Barden
  • IKF Referee: Daniel Benaitis
  • IKF Judges: TBA
  • Event Doctor: Dr. Steve BoHanon
  • IKF PROMOTER: Mr. Albert Palazzola at (904) 722-0110 or by e-mail at alminor41@yahoo.com

"This is a fighters dream!" I heard that several times throughout the night. The Coliseum is the perfect place for IKF Kickboxing. The venue looks like a coliseum with large pillars surrounding the ring. It definitely makes you feel like a Gladiators before you step into the ring. Then after you watch all of the Amateur fights in the ring the UFC is shown on the big screens. Red and Blue corners have their own VIP rooms to watch the fights. What more could you ask for. All the fighters are still on the countdown for the 2009 IKF World Classic in July. Maybe they can get one more fight in June before the big event! It's amazing they are still talking about last years IKF World Classic... but where else can you go for such a large tournament and get a chance to win a World Class Title!

Here are the nights results...

  1. Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Rabih Tabbara, Orlando Florida, USA, 2-1, 172, 5'11", 5-7-77, Paul Marfort 954-464-1364 defeated Daniel King, St Augustine Florida, USA, 0-1, 170, 5'10", 4-2-80, John Mahlow 904-449-3560 by Unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-25, 30-25, 30-25.

  2. Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Gregg Bamberg, Jacksonville Beach Florida,USA, 3-0, 204, 6', 12-23-75, Jeremy Moore, defeated Mark Suggs, St Augustine Florida, USA, 3-1, 210, 5-15-75, John Mahlow 904-449-3560 by KO at 1:52 of round 1.
    • Mark Suggs has been issued a 45 day medical suspension due to the KO.

  3. Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Nathan Boyette, Gainesville Florida, USA, 1-1, 175, 6'4", 6-8-83, Erick Alfaro 904-662-4660, defeated Kyle Kling, Port Orange Florida, USA, 1-4, 172, 6', Dominique Simmons 386-453-3115 by Split Decision with judges scoring the bout 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

  4. Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Alex Diaz, Port Orange Florida, USA, 1-0, 149, 5'9", 4-27-88, Dominique Simmons 386-453-3115 defeated Justin Kerlin, Daytona Beach Florida, USA, 1-1, 145, 5'9", 8-22-89 Daytona Armory 386-689-0498 by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  5. Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Robert Moiser, Orlando Florida, USA, 4-4, 154, 9-4-82, Paul Marfort 954-464-1364 defeated Augustino Allison, Port Orange Florida, USA, 4-3, 150, 5'7", 8-18-88, Dominique Simmons 386-453-3115 by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  6. Amateur International Rules
    CJ Tobin, Orange Park Florida, USA, 3-0, 170, 5'8", 7-8-98, defeated Ken Turner, Jacksonville Florida USA, 0-1-1D, 166, 12-15-85, Self, 904-654-3854 by TKO at 1:05 of round 1.
    • Ken Turner has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO.

  7. Amateur International Rules
    Phillip Gable, Port Orange Florida, USA, 1-0, 196, 5'11", 3-1-85, Dominique Simmons 386-453-3115 and Marlon Lowery, Middleburg Florida, USA, 0-1, 195, 12-1-73, 5"11", First Coast Full Contact 904-644-7999
    WINNER: Phillip Gable due to foul by Marlon Lowery.
    • Lowery hit Gable "Twice' after the bell had rang and it resulted in a TKO and Phil could not continue.

  8. Amateur Muay Thai Rules
    Gabriel Lopez, Daytona Beach Florida, USA, 2-2, 165, 5'9", 8-8-85, Daytona Beach Armory 386-689-0498 defeated Daniel McGrath, Port Orange Florida, USA, 2-1, 164, 5'9", 9-9-84, Dominique Simmons 386-453-3115 by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

MONDAY, June 1st, 2009, AT 9:40 PM/PST

Who Said Going To Orlando For This Years IKF World Classic
Was Going To Be MORE EXPENSIVE This Year...?

Now is the time to get your Orlando Tickets! The prices the IKF Staff got over the past 3 days have been OUTRAGEOUSLY LOW! For example, last year the IKF paid between $450 to over $550 for our Staff's plane tickets.

This week those same tickets were around $280.00. Other associates we know of out of LA (Las Angeles, CA) paid over $450.00 in 2008. This year they are getting the same ticket for around $350.00!

The website we used was www.sidestep.com
Don't hesitate, get your plane tickets booked NOW and save BIG!