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FRIDAY, April 29th, 2011, AT 3:30 PM/ PST



THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Sean Griffin Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
Orlando, Florida, USA









MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Black Dragon Donegal Promotions Presents
"IKF Fight Night"
Ramelton, Ireland


IKF
Amateur All Ireland Featherweight Title

Jason Mannion (Galway) VS Cillin Boyce (Ramelton)








MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Joslin's Martial Arts and Johnny Davis' AK Promotions Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
Lincoln, California, USA






MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


AK Promotions in Conjunction with Joslin's Martial Arts Present
"Rumble In The Valley"
Lincoln, California, USA




IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
SUPER WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE


Jon 'The Hawk' Pryor
Sacramento, California, USA
Current IKF US Champion




VS


Aleksander Naumaski
San Jose, California, USA
7-3




IKF AMATEUR "FULL" MUAY THAI RULES
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT UNITED STATES TITLE


T.J. Arcangle
San Francisco, California, USA
2 Time IKF Champion




VS


Roberto Morales
Elk Grove, California, USA
2 Time IKF Champion




IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
WEST COAST WELTERWEIGHT TITLE *DEFENSE


*Daniel 'Hitman' Hodges
Rocklin, California, USA
Defending West Coast Champion




VS


Josh San Diego
Milpitas, California, USA
Current IKF CA Champion




IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES
CALIFORNIA SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE


Manny "Macho Man" Mancha
Fresno, California, USA
5-1 With 4 KO's




VS


Xavier Vigney
Pleasant Hill, California, USA
4-1




IKF AMATEUR FULL MUAY THAI RULES
CALIFORNIA LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE


Ed Abasolo
Vallejo, California, USA
3-0




VS


Brooks Hurd
Dublin, California, USA
3-0-1/2





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MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...




Head To Head Promotions Presents
"ROYAL RUMBLE"
Bridgwater, England










THURSDAY, April 28th, 2011, AT 10:40 PM/ PST


Results From K-Star Promotions'
"THAI BOXING"
April 16th, 2011 - Edgbaston, Birmingham, England


  1. IKF Amateur MTR (Jnr): Atomweight
    Alex Brennan (Birmingham, England, 4-3-0, 48kg, 4'10, 08-9-96, Damien Trainor, 00447782103804) VS Tylor Liptrott (Bolton, England, 4-0-0, 47kg, 5'1", 8-6-97, Ronnie Thompson,00447973347862)
    WINNER: Tyler Liptrott by majority decision 48-49 48-49 49-48.

  2. IKF Amateur MTR (Jnr): Featherweight
    Dillon Elsmore (Birmingham, England, 12-4-1, 54.3kg, 1.65m, 30-10-95, Steve Logan, 00447782103804) VS Ryan Scott Hampson (Bolton, England, 10-2-0, 55kg, 5'5", 04-12-95, Ronnie Thompson) 00447973347862)
    WINNER: Ryan Scott Hampson by majority decision:49-50, 49-48, 48-49.

  3. IKF PRO MTR (Mod): Super Welterweight
    Daniel Zak (Oxford, England, 1-0-0, 68.6 kg, 5'10", 10-06-88, Parn Petch, 00447734053522) VS Linford Junior Melbourne (Oldbury, England, 0-1-0,67.1kg, 5'9", 15-03-88, Coach declined number)
    WINNER: Daniel Zak by RSF 1:24 R2
  4. IKF Amateur MTR (Jnr): Welterweight
    Kieron Fortune (Nuneaton, England, 1-0-0, 65kg, 5'11", 27-07-96, Steve Logan, 00447782103804) VS Edward Hartigan (Birmingham, England,0-1-0, 64.3kg, 5'11", 1-10-95, Henry Cleminson, 00447976783804)
    WINNER: Kieron Fortune by KO 0.56 R4.
  5. IKF PRO MTR (Mod): Super Welterweight
    Davinder Singh (Walsall, England, 2-2-0, 70kg, 6'1, 27-09-81, Steve Logan, 00447782103804) VS Oleg Jabalonis (Oxford, England, 3-1-0,69.9kg, 6'0, 28-10-87, Parn Petch, 00447734053522)
    WINNER: Oleg Jablonis by KO 0:59 secs R2.
  6. IKF PRO MTR (Mod): Cruiserweight
    Mark Timms (Birmingham, England, 2-0-0, 88kg, 6'2", 03-11-88, Steve Logan, 00447782103804) VS Ryan Halliday (Surrey, England, 0-1-0, 85kg, 6'4", 03-03-91)
    WINNER: Mark Timms by unanimous decision: 50-49, 49-47, 49-48.

  7. IKF PRO MTR (Mod): Middleweight
    Mariusz Burda (London, England, 1-0-0, 77kg, 174cm, 04-07-74, Sam Nankai, 00447552162638) VS Guy Roberts (Wolverhampton, England, 0-1-0, 74kg, 5'10"', 05-05-80, Linford Melbourne)
    WINNER: Mariusz Burda by TKO 1:03 R2.
  8. IKF PRO MTR (Mod): Super Middleweight
    Steve Allen, (Birmingham, England, 0-1-0, 78kg, 6'1, 6-7-83, Steve Logan, 00447782103804) VS Peter Clarke (Kent, England, 1-2-0, 78kg, 6'4", 09-01-89, Tony Forde, 00447514105966)
    WINNER: Peter Clarke by unanimous decision: 47-49 46-48 46-49.

  9. IKF PRO MTR (Mod): Super Welterweight
    Glen Sweetman (Birmigham, England, 1-3-0, 67.3kg, 5'10", 11-04-89, Steve Logan, 00447782103804) VS Gareth Hursthouse (Guildford, England, 2-1-0, 69kg, 5'10", 07-07-78, Mick Murphey)
    WINNER: Gareth Hursthouse By unanimous decision, 49-48, 48-50, 46-50.

  10. IKF PRO MTR (Mod): Middleweight
    Spencer James (Birmingham, England 2-0-0, 71.4kg, 178 cm, 08-10-80, Steve Logan 00447782103804) VS Birgie Orn Tomasson (Rexkjavik, Iceland, 0-1-0, 74kg, 178cm, 03-08-81, Vitalis Stakanov, 00443546997137)
    WINNER: Spencer James By unanimous decision: 50-46 50-45 50-46.

  11. IKF PRO MTR (Mod): Light Heavyweight
    Max McCabe (Sutton Coldfield, England 1-0-0, 80kg, 5'11", 27-07-90, Steve Logan 00447782103804,) VS Matthew Richards (Bilston, England, 0-1-0, 78kg, 5'10" , 26-04-90, Linford Melbourne)
    WINNER: Max McCabe by K.O 0:11 R5.




MORE IKF RESULTS...



Results From Mike Miles MuayThai & Kickboxing Ltd & CAKMA's
"CHALLENGER 1 -CONCUSSION"
April 23rd, 2011 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Saturday April 23 (Easter weekend) saw the 1st installment of the fight series CHALLENGER take place. 'CONCUSSION' was to live up to expectations and more. The event was booked back in January 2011 with 2 of the main bouts featuring Canada against Japanese athletes in World Title bids. But as events of March 2011 unfolded in Japan, the event turned into a fund raiser for those stricken by catastrophe. The event took on the nickname of 'MuayThai for Japan'.

Presented by Ajarn Mike Miles, CAKMA, Mike Miles MuayThai & Kickboxing Ltd., The Calgary SUN, Reflexions of the Garden, the Century Casino (Calgary), The Fan, Travelodge Calgary South, PS Graphics, and Genesis 2.

The event featured a full house. "The support was great for the event and for the cause, Japan and the victims of the earthquake and everything that resulted after", stated promoter Mike Miles. "Easter weekend saw over 70% of my regular sponsors as well as fight supporters out of town. But the venue was full and the event delivered beyond expectation. The athletes and the scheduled fights were awesome, getting standing ovations! "

A special thank you goes Dave Kunz (Avatara Photography) for his amazing photography and enthusiasm to support the event and the fund raising. A thank you goes out to all the sponsors, the coaches (Kru Yuki Tatsuno, Kru Ruth Wilson, Ajarn Amnat Yodkwain, Kru Sincy Outhaivong, Kru Mukai Maromo, Kru Sandra Bastian, Kru Erik Lollike, Kru Jason Jillain, andSifu Greg Louie) and athletes who all acted very professionally, the media, Shelley Evans, Sherry Heyliger of Creative Impetus, all the volunteers and all the fans who came and supported the event for those stricken in Japan.

Thank you to everyone", said Mike Miles. "This event supported our motto of 'Competition in the ring, collaboration in life!' I was blown away by the event period!"







FRIDAY, April 26th, 2011, AT 10:05 PM/ PST

IKF Kickboxing's Grand Affair...This Weekend!
Kickboxing Show may be sign of Resurrected Sport
Saturday, April 30th, Lincoln, California, USA

See The Thunder Valley Casino Event Commercial - Click HERE!

PRESS PAGE CLICK HERE

This Saturday, April 30 will be a historic day for Kickboxing and Thunder Valley Casino located in Lincoln, California, one of the premier casinos in the state. The casino will be be the location for IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing and will in fact be the casino's first live full contact fight sport event. Fighters and fans have been anticipating such an event for years. The show will feature five IKF title bouts and a full card of preliminary fights between combatants from distinguished fight clubs. Johnny Davis, President of AK Promotions notes that "We are doing this event in conjunction with Joslin's Martial Arts of Auburn, CA who will be hosting a Martial Arts Tournament earlier in the day which will include assorted martial arts and IKF Point Kickboxing divisions but we are appreciative for the opportunity to produce our full contact show and feel that the fans and the casino are in for a real treat. All reports are that fighters are ready to show why the sport deserves to be at the top of the entertainment industry! We are pulling out all the stops for this event as we will have the music blasting, cameras rolling, excellent lighting, great drinks and food combined with super fights!"

There is also a public weigh-in scheduled for Friday night at 6:PM at the Rocklin Kickboxing and Boxing Club located at 4415 Granite Drive, Ste. 600 in Rocklin, CA (95677) just a few miles from the Casino. It's a great opportunity to come by and meet fighters and get pictures and autographs. You will want to be apart of this event!

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Approximately 14 Fights (Subject to Change) will be on the card. Current IKF United States Champion Jon "The Hawk" Pryor of Sacramento who has defeated almost everyone in his division will be stepping up for a long awaited IKF World title fight against Aleksander Naumoski of San Jose, California who was previously on the card for another IKF title fight. However, due to Pryor's original opponent breaking his hand while training, it gave an excellent opportunity to Naumoski who has fought around the world and has an identical record as Pryor. It's clear that this will be a great fight and both men will have to dig deep because the stakes are high as the winner will be a new IKF World Champion and begin to accept challenges from fighters from around the world elevating their profile.

Bringing more excitement to the ring will be IKF Welterweight Muay Thai Champion Daniel "Hitman" Hodges of Rocklin, California who is growing in popularity as many in the fight world are starting to appreciate his non stop locomotive approach to fighting. He will be defending his IKF West Coast Muay Thai title against tough Josh San Diego of San Jose, California.

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Two Time IKF Champion T.J. Arcangle of San Francisco, California may have the toughest fight of his career against another two time IKF Champion Roberto Morales of Elk Grove, California. Morales has been chomping at the bits for over a year or so... calling out Arcangle and on this Saturday night, he will get his chance. All will see whether it was just talk or will he silence the doubters.

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Plus, 265lbs Manny Mancha of Fresno / Elk Grove California battles 6'8" Xavier Vigney of Vallejo, California for the IKF Super Heavyweight California Title. Both men have been downed by current IKF United States Champion John 'Big Sexy' Hurny of San Jose, California and both are looking at the final chance to avenge their one loss on his next title defense scheduled for July 1st in Sacramento.

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Finally, newcomer, Ed Abosolo of Vallejo will be taking on Brooks Hurd of Dublin, California for the IKF Light Middleweight California Light Title.

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In an effort to continue to brand Kickboxing and AK Promotion's Feet and Fists of Fury Brand of Hot Entertainment, there will be Kickboxing T- Shirts on sale as well as other martial arts accessories.

The advance $40 general and $50 Ringside tickets (Add $10 at the Door) will be a great bargain for the action happening at Thunder Valley this Saturday night. Fight fans will get a chance to get up close and personal and see for themselves why IKF Muay Thai / Championship Kickboxing is the "dark horse" of contact sports!

The Fury Dance Team formerly the Inferno Dancers will also be assisting with round cards while entertaining the fans. The show is in part sponsored by Norcal Beverage of Loomis, CA, distributors of Budweiser Beer and The Rocklin Kickboxing and Boxing Club. This is a Private Event, Open to the Public!

More information on tickets etc. available at www.AKPromotions.org or contact Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762, 630-9254 or by e-mail at johnnyd@akpromotions.org - For Event Tickets go to akpromotions.tix.com




JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT...


THE BRICK

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.

The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?" The young boy was apolo-getic. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..."

With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother, "he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handi-capped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts.

A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:

"Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!"






FRIDAY, April 22nd, 2011, AT 7:10 PM/ PST



THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Mike Miles MuayThai & Kickboxing Ltd & CAKMA Present
"CHALLENGER 1 -CONCUSSION"
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

IKF Amateur "FULL RULES" Muay Thai
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE



Hakeem Dadodu
CANADA
26-2




VS


Ryo Takagi
JAPAN
15-3-1/5






WEDNESDAY, April 20th, 2011, AT 7:50 PM/ PST


Results From Ringside Promotions'
"KICKBOXING FIGHT NIGHT"
April 16th, 2011 - Thurles, Ireland

IKF Promoter and midlands area representative Pat John Mc Cool put on a first class show in the Sarsfields GAA centre, Thurles on Saturday 16th April to a packed house of almost 500 enthusiastic and very vocal fight fans. Mr. Mc Cool had a total of 13 bouts (including two demos) with the main event being an IKF Junior European Title fight and two IKF All Ireland Title fights, one of which was a low kick bout and the first low kick Title fight in Ireland since the nineties.

The show had an exciting undercard which started with two demonstration bouts between Anthony Cooney Vs Gavin Hayden and Michael Scully Vs Bradley Kirwan which were both draws. IKF All Ireland Representative Mr. Pete Foley presented Mr. Pat John Mc Cool with his 3rd dan Black Belt certificate in recognition of his work for kickboxing in Ireland.

The full results are as follows:

  1. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Robbie Parle from Billy O Sullivans gym, Waterford defeated Connor Broderick from PJ Mc Cools gym, Thurles by unanimous decision, 27-30, 27-30, 26-30.

  2. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Luke Short from Eddie Moloneys gym, Limerick defeated John Crawford from Tommy Mc Caffertys gym, Derry by knockout at 1:50 of the first round with a crisp right hook.
  3. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Stephen O' Driscoll from PJ Mc Cools gym, Thurles defeated Mark Mc Connell from Ross Barretts gym, Cappaquin by majority decision, 29-28, 30-30, 29-28.

  4. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Liam Ryan from PJ Mc Cools gym, Thurles defeated Sean Maher from Dragons Lair Kilkenny by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    David Ryan from Howard Vincents gym, Shannon defeated Dylan Mc Kay from PJ Mc Cools gym, Thurles by unanimous decision, 26-29, 25-29, 25-29.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Justin Croke from PJ Mc Cools gym, Thurles and Danny Joyce from Howard Vincents gym, Shannon fought to a majority draw, 29-29, 30-30, 30-29.

  7. IKF AMATEUR IR
    Martin Barnaville from PJ Mc Cools gym, Thurles and Martin Murray from Pete Foleys gym, Galway fought to a split decision draw in the first low kick bout of the evening, 29-29, 28-30, 30-29.

  8. IKF AMATEUR FCR All Ireland Atomweight Title
    Joleen Riley (Challenger) from Thurles defeated Megan Maher (Champion) from Pat Rocketts gym, Waterford by unanimous decision, 49-48, 50-48, 50-46.

  9. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR IR All Ireland Light Welterweight Title
    Chris Coyle from Joe Wilsons gym, Donegal defeated Paul Pike from Thurles by majority decision, 47-49, 48-49, 48-48.
    This was a hard fought tooth and nail bout that could have went either way. Surely a rematch on the cards down the line.

  10. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    Eddie Barnaville from PJ Mc Cools gym, Thurles defeated Adam Elafani from France by TKO in round two in the first International contest of the evening.
  11. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR FCR European Lightweight Title
    Eddie Nait from France defeated Dylan O' Connor from Ross Barretts gym, Cappaquin by knockout in the second round.






MONDAY, April 18th, 2011, AT 6:00 PM/ PST


Results From Taurus Promotions / Absolute Adrenaline's
"Fight Max Showdown"
April 17th, 2011 - Plymouth, England





MORE IKF NEWS...




Pete Foley's Gym
IS BACK!

IKF Ireland Representative, Promoter and Trainer Pete Foley and his Team have bounced back rather quickly after a fire destroyed their Black Dragon Gym last month. A few days ago Pete sent us these photos of what is now the "NEW" Black Dragon Gym!

Pete says his overall plan is to move back to his old location after it's rebuilt, but for now, the New Black Dragon Gym is VERY Impressive to say the least!
Check it out below!









FRIDAY, April 15th, 2011, AT 1:45 PM/ PST



THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Ringside Promotions Presents
"KICKBOXING FIGHT NIGHT"
Thurles, Ireland



IKF Amateur IR All Ireland Light Welterweight Title
Paul Pike (Thurles) VS Chris Coyle (Donegal)

AND...

IKF Amateur FCR Junior European Lightweight Title
Dillon O Connor (Cappaquin - Current IKF All Ireland & 5 Nations Champion) VS Eddie Nait-Slimani




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


K-Star Promotions Presents
"THAI BOXING"
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Taurus Promotions / Absolute Adrenaline Present
"Fight Max Showdown"
Plymouth, England






THURSDAY, April 14th, 2011, AT 8:30 PM/ PST


Results From Jordan Pallen's 10th Golden Gate Internationals
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
April 9th, 2011 - Santa Clara, California, USA






Competitor lands nice Jab AS PKB Official John Noble (L) and PKB Referee Johnny Davis watch.




Some participants enjoy a laugh with
L-R: Johnny Davis, Trainer Kru Sam Phimsoutham
Back Row in Black: PKB Officials:
Tom Shively, Foresthill, CA, Trey Howard of Vallejo, CA and John Noble of Sacramento, CA.


More information on IKF Point Kickboxing at www.IKFPKB.com
or for info on the Golden Gate Internationals, Contact Mr. Jordan Pallen at ggnationals@aol.com- (510) 483-6560.






TUESDAY, April 11th, 2011, AT 7:20 PM/ PST

Trainer Danny Dring
Co-Authors
Stay in the Fight...
"A Martial Athlete's Guide to Preventing and Overcoming Injury"

Danny Dring (R) has been a martial artist for more than 30 years and has black belts in taekwondo, jujutsu and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Many here may know Danny for his winning teams at the IKF World Classic Tournaments over the years. He and co-author Johnny D. Taylor have written Stay In the Fight: A Martial Athlete's Guide to Overcoming and Preventing Injury to help martial artists and athletes who are dealing with training injuries.

This new, full-color book offers a holistic discussion on how to achieve and maintain optimal wellness through a variety of mental, physical and emotional means. The book is available now at Amazon by clicking HERE.

For more info click HERE.






THURSDAY, April 7th, 2011, AT 3:15 PM/ PST

IKF Kickboxing Meets the Mainstream of Sports Entertainment
With First Live Kickboxing Show at
Thunder Valley's Casino

Saturday, April 30th, Lincoln, CA

PRESS PAGE CLICK HERE


Event Commercial

"The City of Sacramento CA may be losing their Pro Basketball Team ( Kings ) but there will still be a lot of entertainment for sports fans in the Sacramento area!"
Johnny Davis regarding his Kickboxing promotions in the area.

Although not confirmed, it does indeed seem apparent that the Sacramento Kings Basketball team is leaving the city of Sacramento (CA) This being said, other sports like IKF Muay Thai / Kickboxing is looking to get their share of the diluted fan base of the Kings. Thunder Valley Casino located in Lincoln, CA and one of the premier casinos in the state will be the location of the next IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing Championship promoted by Rocklin's AK Promotions Company on Saturday, April 30th, 2011.

AK Promotions has been promoting several successful shows in the area in the past two years. Crowds have been packing ballrooms and other fight venues to watch one of the greatest contact sports in the world...Kickboxing! Johnny Davis, President of AK Promotions notes that " its been a long time coming and finally getting a venue like Thunder Valley Casino to allow Kickboxing events is a sure advancement. We are constantly up against other sports and are looking forward showing off the talent of our kickboxing community. Plans are to produce a dynamite show for all to see on April 30th! Some of the best fighters in the country will be on the card and those in the audience should get ready for a real treat!" says Davis.

Approximately 15 Fights will be on the card including IKF Welterweight Muay Thai Champion Daniel "Hitman" Hodges of Rocklin, CA who will be defending his IKF West Cost Muay Thai title against tough Josh San Diego of San Jose, CA.

Other locals slated to fight are Rich Davis and Sean Cronin of Rocklin. Additionally, IKF United States Champion Jon "The Hawk" Pryor of Sacramento who has defeated almost everyone in his division will be stepping up for a long awaited IKF World Title fight against undefeated top contender sporting a record of 8-0 Armin Safiari presently residing in Dublin, CA.

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Two Time IKF Champion TJ Arcangle of San Francisco, CA may have the toughest fight of his career against another two time IKF Champion Roberto Morales of Elk Grove. Plus, 265lbs Manuel Mancha of Fresno / Elk Grove CA will be battling 6'8" Xavier Vigney of Vallejo, CA for the IKF Super Heavyweight California Championship.

Newcomer, Ed Abosolo of Vallejo will be taking on Aleksander Naumaski of San Jose for a IKF CA Light Middleweight Title. The $40 general and $50 Ringside tickets will be a great bargain for the action happening at Thunder Valley April 30th. Fight fans will get a chance to get up close and personal and see for themselves why IKF Muay Thai / Championship Kickboxing is the "dark horse" of contact sports!

AK Promotions plans to continue to bring exciting kickboxing action to the area with another grand show planned for Friday, July 1st at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento to kick off the July 4th weekend. With the Las Vegas atmosphere complete with special lighting, great drinks and food with a taste of entertainment from the Inferno Dance Team out of Sacramento and not to mention great fights, one hopes that Thunder Valley Casino could become a permanent home for such events. The show is in part sponsored by Norcal Beverage of Loomis, CA, distributors of Budweiser Beer and The Rocklin Kickboxing and Boxing Club.

More information on tickets etc. available at www.AKPromotions.org - For question contact Johnny Davis at johnnyd@akpromotions.org (916) 205-4762, 630-9254, For Event Tickets go to akpromotions.tix.com









OTHER IKF NEWS...







Update on IKF Ireland's Pete Foley's Gym that was destroyed by fire last month...

Their BACK!





THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Jordan Pallen's 10th Golden Gate Internationals
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
Santa Clara, California, USA










WEDNESDAY, April 6th, 2011, AT 7:00 PM/ PST

Results From Ray Tadena's
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
April 2nd, 2011 - Sacramento, California, USA

Fighters from across the State traveled to Sacramento, CA to Mr. Ray Tadena' Karate Tournament that included IKF Point Kickboxing action. The event was well attended with fighters and kickboxing fans. The event was fun and fair for all. See results below. Some fighters seen below.


Special thanks to Mr. Ray Tadena for allowing IKF Point Kickboxing in his event. Thanks too to the California Black Belt League. More information on upcoming events at www.IKFPKB.com or www.californiabbl.com or Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762.







More...
PKB News

Oklahoma, USA: Congratulation to New IKF Point Kickboxing State Representative for Oklahoma, USA Mr. Jason Epps. Mr. Epps is a long time martial artist and kick boxer. He owns and operates a Premier Martial Arts School in Oklahoma City.

Mr. Epps will oversee IKF Point Kickboxing events in the State. The appointment came after months of dialogue and training ending with an IKF Point Kickboxing tournament at his Club in Oklahoma, that was run by IKF PKB President Johnny Davis.

"Jason is very qualified to oversee IKF Point Kickboxing. He has a very good understanding of the sport and is passionate about its growth recognizing its value to the sport." Davis noted.

For more information, contact
Mr. Epps at
premierokc@gmail.com - (405) 408-5768.





TUESDAY, April 5th, 2011, AT 6:00 PM/ PST



Results From Kickin' Promotions'
"Fight Max Showdown"
April 2nd, 2011 - Essex, England


  1. IKF Pro IR British Cruiserweight Title
    Reece Rowell (Aveley, England, 9-2, 84.2kg, 5'10",11-05-89, Steve Kerridge, 00447958037950) VS Gezim Wihaj (Dagenham, England, 8-3, 81.5kg, 5'10", 16-04-91, Joe Wharwood TBC)
  2. IKF Pro MTR/K1 English Light Welterweight Title
    Ronnie Harris (Rochester, England, 7-2-2, 63.9kg, 5'11", 02-02-78, Steve Gladstone 00447979960087) VS Sam Ward (Cheshum, England, 6-1-2, 64.4kg, 5'8", 24-5-85, Ashley Gettings 00447921812495)
  3. IKF Pro MTR/K1 Southern Area Super Welterweight Title
    Paul Benson (Aveley, England, 4-1-1, 68.8kg, 5'7", 09-07-81, Steve Kerridge, 00447958037950) VS Dan Shortman (Eltham, England, 5-4-3, 66.5kg, 5'8", 14-02-83, Steve Gladstone 00447979960087)
  4. IKF Amateur FCR Southern Area WOMEN'S Light Welterweight Title
    Jody Blunt (Crawley, England, 5-4, 63.0kg, 5'4", 31-03-80, Greig Bradbury 00447789761152) VS Danielle Kudmany (Fulham, England, 9-3, 64.0kg, 5'4", 24-10-84, Dennis Maycock TBC)
  5. IKF Amateur MTR (Jnr) British Junior Featherweight Title
    Evan Jays (Basildon, London, 16-2, 33.0kg, 4'3", 02-06-99, Brad Goldberg ) VS Mace Ruegg (Bournemouth, England, 15-4, 32.8kg, 4'4", 06-04-00, Danny Ruegg 01202 246509)
  6. IKF Amateur FCR: Super Lightweight
    Seb Ibarra (Maidstone, England, 3-1, 62.9kg, 5'8", 20-08-93, Colin Payne, 00447912577773) VS Tom Murphy (Rainham, England, 1-2-1, 62.0kg, 5'7", 28-12-89, Steve Kerridge, 00447958037950)
    WINNER: Seb Ibarra by unanimous decision 30-28, 29-28, 30-27.

  7. IKF Amateur Light Welterweight
    James Hill (Chalfont St Peter, England, 3-0-1, 62.4kg, 5'11", 16-04-94, Ashley Gettings, 00447921812495) VS Mark Dunne (South Ockendon, England, 0-1, 64.0kg, 6'1", 27-08-87, Steve Kerridge 00447958037950)
    WINNER: James Hill by unanimous decision 30-28, 30-28, 30-27.

  8. IKF Amateur Super Welterweight
    Tommy Kohl ( Aveley, England, 2-1, 68.3kg, 5'10", 04-07-93, Steve Kerridge 00447958037950) VS Seb Knawclyk (Essex, England, 2-1, 66.5kg, 5'9", 06-05-95, Joe Wharwood TBC)
    WINNER: Tommy Kohl by unanimous decision 30-25, 30-25, 30-25.

  9. IKF Amateur Lightweight
    Kelly Copeland (Rochester, England, 2-0, 59.0kg, 5'8", 16-07-87, Colin Payne 00447912577773) VS Kirsty Holmes (South Ockendon, England, 0-2, 59.6kg, 5'6", 18-05-79, Steve Kerridge 00447958037950)
    WINNER: Kelly Copeland by Corner Retirement due to hand injury end of Round 1.

  10. IKF Amateur Light Heavyweight
    Paul Buck (Brighton, England, 0-1, 80kg, 5'7", 16-07-70, Steve Gosden 00447970346842) VS Steve Barclay (South Ockendon, England, 1-0, 6'3", 02-11-83, Steve Kerridge 00447958037950)
    WINNER: Steve Barclay by unanimous decision 30-24, 30-24, 30-24.

  11. IKF Amateur MTR/K1: Middleweight
    Alex Piaro (London, England, 0-0-1 , 73.1kg, 5'11", 15-02-86, Tim Izli 00447836624108) VS Tommy Stracey (Romford, England, 0-0-1, 74.7kg, 5;10", 14-06-87, Steve Kerridge 00447958037950)
    WINNER: Draw, 28-28, 28-28, 28-28.

  12. IKF Pro FCR: Light Middleweight
    David Harvey (Aldbury, England, 0-1-1, 69.7kg, 6'0", 03-05-91, Sam Ward 00447796671616) VS Chris Hughes (Rainham, England, 7-0-1, 72.5kg, 5'10", 27-05-85, Steve Kerridge 00447958037950)
    WINNER: Chris Hughes by unanimous decision 40-34, 40-34, 40-34.

  13. IKF Amateur Light Heavyweight
    Eddie Doyle (London, England, 3-0, 75.4kg, 6'0, 13-04-83, Tim Izli 00447836624108) VS Charlie Bibby (Rainham, England, 5-7, 78.6kg, 5'7", 29-08-76, Steve Kerridge 00447958037950)
    WINNER: Eddie Doyle by majority decision 38-38, 39-37, 39-37.

  14. IKF Pro MTR/K1
    Koen Li (Grays, England, Am: 3-1-1 Pro: 2-1-1, 67.3kg, 5'10", 30-01-84, Steve Kerridge 00447958037950) VS Sam Ward (Cheshum, England, 1-1, 64.4kg, 5'9", 04-07-87, Ashley Gettings 00447921812495)
    WINNER: Koen Li by KO 1:44 of round 3.



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Results From Mick Bland's
"IKF Fight Night"
April 3rd, 2011 - Kilkenny, Ireland


The Top Pro promoted IKF show in Kilkennys Ormonde Hotel was another great evening of full contact kickboxing which featured no less than 15 exciting fights including one low kick bout, one pro rules bout and an IKF 5 Nations Title bout. Promoter Mick Bland did a good on the matchmaking as only four fights failed to go the distance and the event also had a charity angle with several guys getting their heads shaved in aid of Breast Cancer research.

The semi main event featured former IKF Amateur Middleweight Champion Myles Price making his Pro Kickboxing debut over four rounds against the very durable Simon Alvey from Wicklow. This fight went the distance with Price taking a unanimous points victory.

IKF All Ireland Champion Ann Marie Bergin was the main event and she took on the unbeaten English fighter Claire Mills from Lincolnshire for the vacant IKF 5 Nations crown. This was a closely fought contest but Mills had never been past 3 rounds and Ann Marie grinded her down in the 4th and 5th when she brought her into the trenches so to speak and took the nod by split decision to become the new IKF Ladies 5 Nations Super lightweight Champion.

Full results as follows:

  1. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Darragh Coleman defeated Stephen Shine (Top-Pro) by Majority decision, 30-26, 30-27, 29-28.

  2. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Paddy Sheriff (Athlone) defeated James Quinn (Top-Pro) by TKO Round 1.
  3. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Sinead Falsey (Top-Pro) defeated Grace Mc Donagh (Li Ching Wu) by majority decision, 29-27, 27-30, 27-29.

  4. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    James Ryan (Ross Barretts) defeated Paul Cashin (Top-Pro) by majority decision, 30-27, 30-27, 29-29.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Stephen Dent (Li Ching Wu) won by walkover when Nicky Cashin failed to show due to injury.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Kieran Murtagh (Jimmy Courtneys) defeated Patrick Butler (Top Pro) by TKO when Butlers corner threw in the towel in the third round.
  7. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Philip Ryan (Top-Pro) and Ian Doody (Li Ching Wu) fought to a majority draw.

  8. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Julias Kuksa (Enigma) defeated Niall Comerford (Top Pro) by majority decision, 29-28, 30-28, 29-29.

  9. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Aoife Mc Mahon (Top-Pro) and Kayleigh Reddy fought to a split decision draw, 30-28, 29-29, 28-29.

  10. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Jan Waskiewilz (Pat Rocketts) defeated Tony Corcoran (Top-Pro) by TKO Round 1.
  11. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Dermot O Rourke (Top-Pro) defeated Martin Lavin by KO in round 2.
  12. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Thomas Hayde (Aidan Brooks) defeated Paul Donahoe (Top-Pro) by by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

  13. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Danny Farrell (Jimmy Courtneys) defeated Robert Miscow by majority decision, 29-27, 30-27, 28-29.

  14. IKF AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL RULES
    Zilvanus Bujauskas (WMA) defeated Brian Moore (Top-Pro) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  15. IKF PRO FULL CONTACT RULES
    Myles Price (Top-Pro) defeated Simon Alvey (WMA) by unanimous decision, 36-40, 37-40, 37-40.

  16. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    LADIES 5 NATIONS SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE.

    Ann Marie Bergin (Top-Pro Gym, Kilkenny, 7 win, 2 loss, 1 draw, Am Boxing 3-1, 2/23/83/ 5'7'', Mick Bland 00353 87 6118301) defeated Zoe Land (England, 5 win, 1 loss, age 35, 5'8'', Paul Mills 0044 7909 331846) by majority decision 47-48, 48-48, 47-49.



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THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT!
This information has been posted for Fighter Safety By the IKF Web Staff



IKF - ISCF - ISKA - KICK/KIAMA
MANDATE
The Use of Dual Arch Mouth Guards!

Amateur Competitors that fight on IKF - ISCF - ISKA and KICK - KIAMA sanctioned fight events are required to use "DUAL ARCH" mouth guards.
However, not every fighter has wanted to follow this safety regulation. For this reason, we have posted these mandates again, for the safety of the fighters, to review again why such a recommendation is for the safety of the fighters.


MOUTHPIECE - MUST BE SUPPLIED BY FIGHTER
For Added Safety, ALL Fighters to wear a DUAL ARCH Mouthguard.
Mandatory For All Fighters In All Rule Styles.
Must be supplied by each fighter.
Must be FORM FITTING and remain in place when a fighter opens their mouth.

The IKF was the first organization to endorse and recommend the Brain-Pad mouthguards for all sanctioned events. Back in January of 1999 when the Brain-Pad was known as the WIPSS Jaw-Joint Protector, Steve Fossum (IKF's President) recognized the importance of protecting the jaw in combat arts and gave the product the official IKF Endorsement. He has been promoting the use of this protection ever since and now it will be mandatory for all combatants, who fight in IKF & ISCF MMA sanctioned events, to wear the Brain-Pad mouthguard.

Brain-Pad is a company that manufactures the bi-molar mouth piece that has been proven to reduce stem concussion from lower jaw impact and used by many of the contact sport communities. When put into place, Brain-Pads slightly shift the jaw bone down and forward to stabilize the jaw in place so that upon impact, the jaw bone won't move up and into the base of the skull and TMJ. It also allows participants to clench and breathe through the mouth, protects both upper and lower teeth and fits over braces.

Brain-Pads is important in fighting sports such as MMA, Muay Thai, & Boxing, because it has long been known that the jaw presents the optimal target for knocking out opponents. Brain-Pads are a revolutionary piece of protective gear that simply reposition the lower jaw down and slightly forward and locks it in a safety position so that impacts from sports keep the end of the jaw from getting slammed into the base of the skull and brain.

Brain-Pads is the official mouthguard of the IKF, ISKA, ISCF, and KICK/KIAMA. Many more Kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA organizations are considering the same mandate. These are the first mandates for any type of mouth guard in history. The major issue is protecting the Jaw where studies show it's the most vulnerable area in the body because of it's direct access to the brain via the TMJ. They recognize that upper only mouthguards offer no protection for the jaw and TMJ.

Brain-Pads mouth guards are available at leading athletic retailers including Sports Authority stores nationwide, and retail between $7 and $30 based on the model. Please visit the Brain-Pad website to view the official mandates.


www.BrainPads.com


FROM March 3rd, 2010

Brain-Pad Selected as the Official Dual Arch Mouth Guard for the
International Kickboxing Federation and International Sport Combat Federations
First mandates passed for Dual Arch mouth guard usage in combat sports

The International Kickboxing Federation, a leading kickboxing sanctioning body, and the International Sport Combat Federation, the first and largest mixed martial arts sanctioning body for pro and amateur MMA, have passed safety requirements that will require the use of Dual Arch Jaw Joint Protective mouth guards by all combatants who fight in sanctioned events. This represents one of the first athletic mandates for the use of Jaw Joint protective mouth guards by athletes. The IKF and ISCF, which have thousands of athletes worldwide, selected Brain-Pad® as the official mouth guard for its members. Dual Arch mouth guard usage will become mandatory for all IKF and ISCF competitors by late, 2010.

Brain-Pad is a line of affordable athletic mouth guards using patented technology and a dual arch-protection system. The Brain-Pad mouth guards are tested and proven to reduce impact energy at the base of the skull and brain by keeping the lower jaw stabilized in a position that decreases the likelihood of basal skull concussions and TMJ (jaw joint) injuries.

"We have always taken the measures necessary to ensure the safety of our competitors," says Steve Fossum, President/CEO of International Fight Sports, the parent company of IKF Kickboxing, ISCF MMA and several other Fight Sport Organizations and companies. "Impact to the jaw and subsequent head injuries pose major medical concerns for our members and we believe this mandate will ensure that better precautions are taken. Many of our athletes have been relying on Brain-Pad mouth guards for dual arch protection and to stabilize the jaw during competition. We feel strongly in the performance and protection benefits of these mouth guards and are proud to set an example to the sports community by passing this safety requirement. We are also pleased to see that ISKA and KICK International have now also agreed to do the same with their event participants in 2010 which brings unification to the new safety requirement."

Unlike traditional single arch mouth guards that offer protection for either the upper or lower teeth, Brain-Pad is a dual arch, bi-molar, mouth guard. The Brain-Pad technology repositions the lower jaw while protecting both the upper and lower teeth. The jaw is stabilized into a neutral position, creating a safety space that reduces the risk of jaw impact concussions and TMJ injuries. When put into place, the Brain-Pad® mouth guards also open the airway in the throat 100 percent, allowing users to breathe better and gain a competitive advantage.

"This mandate is a truly landmark decision for combat sports," says Joe Manzo, President of Brain-Pad. "We have been supplying Brain-Pad mouth guards, designed to protect that vulnerable jaw joint and base of the skull, to IKF and ISCF members since 1999 and commend the organization for taking proactive measures in the protection of its athletes. As more states propose concussion bills and discuss new regulations for better concussion prevention, we expect that more sports organizations will follow suit with similar mandates."

BOXING
To increase the safety of boxing, the World Boxing Association strongly recommends use of WIPSS jaw joint protection and takes the front line of defense against jaw joint and brain base injuries.
Gilberto Mendoza, WBA President

"The IFBA gives its full endorsement of the Brain Pad because it is far superior than conventional upper mouthguards but more importantly gives true protection to the TMJ area and the brain, the primary safety concern for our organization."
Jackie Kallen, IFBA Commissioner

"The Brain-Pad is the finest appliance I have ever seen for the protection of internal head injuries."
Dr. Erno Kiss, Medical Director Canadian Amateur Boxing Assoc.

In case you missed it back in January's news, here's another Good Fighter Safety Read, Click HERE!






SATURDAY, April 2nd, 2011, AT 12:10 PM/ PST


Results From Khunpon & Chang Beer's
"BANGKOK FIGHT NIGHT 9"
March 25th, 2011 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Result News From/By
William Felch Of www.MuayThaiAuthority.com

Photos By Braz3n


IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI
WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT
WORLD TITLE

Monique Travis
Kennesaw, Georgia, USA, 8-0/1, 2010 IKF World Classic MTR Bantamweight Champion
VS
Tecia Torres
Tamarac, Florida, USA, 9-2/1, 2010 IKF World Classic IR Bantamweight Champion

One of the most anticipated fights of the night, these two came to bang, and did nothing less. First round Torres came out hard on the offensive landing a few clean shots on Moe. Moe countered everything thrown and held up the center of the ring for a majority of the first round.

Second round both ladies turned it up, multiple hit combinations, and each fighter countering constantly. Moe started to sweep Torres with every kick, putting her on the canvas numerous times. The round ended with a string exchange in the clinch both fighters trading knees.

The third and forth round had a steady exchange of strikes with neither fighter showing a sign of gassing after four rounds and still turning it up. Moe continued to sweep Torres and won every battle in the clinch. It would be an understatement to say one of Moe's strengths is in the clinch. It is definitely her world.

The fight ended with the crowd on their feet and both ladies trading. In the end Moe Travis won the bout and another belt for her collection, while improving her record to 9-0.


WINNER: Monique "Moe " Travis by Decision.




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Results from the other Muay Thai bouts of the night shown below:


  1. Robel Kebede VS Jade Kamchamnam
    Right out of the gate some good back and forth. Both fighters throwing kicks low and high, both countering the other looking for the right time to strike. This fight was very active in the clinch, with both fighters landing solid knees and lots of body shots. The fight went all 3 rounds with no lull in action what so ever both fighters gave it their all until the bell.
    WINNER: Robel Kebede by decision.

  2. Erik Castro VS Josh Downing
    Both fighters met in the middle of the ring testing the others defenses working faints and counters. Downing moved about the ring trying to coax Castro into his reach. Instead he left his front leg open for many heavy attacks from Castro. Lots of feeling out in the first round with Castro landing a number of shots to Downings leg. In the second round Downing came out with a few awkward taekwondo style combinations and landed a few strikes. Castro continued to work on Downings legs and work into the clinch. The round ended with both fighters battling for the round. At the start of the third Downing came out heavy again, but Castro continued to work the leg. Lots of clinch work in the middle of the ring. Both fighters battled for the round knowing they each needed it to win. In the end Downing took home a split decision to the crowds disapproval.
    WINNER: Josh Downing by Split Decision.

  3. Colleen Louima VS Mary Matia
    First round Mary came out chin down swinging BIG! Colleen was caught a little off gaurd and took a few clean shots. A knott is very visible by mid round. A lot of striking in the first round from both fighters, with very little missing their target. To start the second round Mary stepped in with a vengeance and continued to land hard clean shots to the face of Colleen. Colleen started to let her legs go and put together her combos, even more action than the first round and both ladies still had plenty of gas. In the last round if you had just taken your seat, you would have thought it was the first. Nice and tight combos with most strikes meeting their target. Mary started to get the best of Colleen and relentlessly started to push forward. In the end Mary Matia won the bout by decision and the crowd on their feet the entire time.
    WINNER: Mary Matia by Decision.






FRIDAY, April 1st, 2011, AT 7:10 PM/ PST



THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Kickin' Promotions Presents
"Fight Max Showdown"
Essex, England





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Ray Tadena Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
Sacramento, California, USA







MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Mick Bland Presents
"IKF Fight Night"
Kilkenny, Ireland


Main Event IKF Light Welterweight Title
Donna Larkin (Galway) VS Ann Marie Bergin (Kilkenny)




MORE IKF RESULTS COMING SOON...


THE IKF IS STILL AWAITING RESULTS FROM...

Khunpon & Chang Beer Present
"BANGKOK FIGHT NIGHT 9"
Atlanta, Georgia, USA





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