"Walk the Walk!"

A Salute to The First Ever
IKF USA National Tournament Champions

The Class of 1999
IKF/RINGSIDE USA National Amateur Champions.

You Started The WALK For Us ALL!

Being First In North America:
In 1999 the IKF teamed up with Joe Taylor of Ringside Products and started the very first Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai Tournaments in the United States, the IKF USA Nationals.

So what's it take to host a
USA National Amateur Tournament?
Well, to start with, how about
40 IKF National Title Belts at $165.00 each.
This event was FIRST CLASS!

Dan Rawlings
after his victory with his
Champion Award Gloves from
RINGSIDE and Title Belt.

U.S. A.
National Amateur Tournament

Kevin Miller
of Illinois.

A special thanks to Tournament host
Mick Doyle (L) followed by Steve Fossum,
Referee Dan Stell, Trainer Marshall Hamel, Official Brooks Mason,
Trainer & Fighter Ricardo Sanders, & Trainer Duke Roufus.

IKF World Referee
Dan Stell (L)
has his hands full with Special Guest
at the Nationals, former NHB fighter and now
Pro Wrestler
Mick Tierney
"The Irish Assassin"

IKF MuayThai Referee Fred Fitzgerald (C) raises the hand of
Dan Rawlings (L) of Euclid Ohio, USA after Rawlings defeated
Chris Brammer (R, Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
by TKO at 1:56 of the first round to win the
1999 IKF/RINGSIDE National Amateur Super Lightweight MuayThai Title.

Two Champions take a moment for the camera after their victories in the
1999 Tournament.
David Pareja, (L) Full Contact Rules Light Heavyweight Champion
of Flossmoor, Illinois, USA
and Tim Mazurkiewicz (R) Full Contact Rules Heavyweight Champion
of Beloit, Wisconsin, USA

Posing before their bouts:
Lisa Morrison
(L) of San Diego California
won her Woman's MuayThai Rules
Super Lightweight Division Title by split decision
30-27, 28-29, 30-27, over Sarah Baker of St. Paul Minnesota.
Angela Rivera
(Eventually Angie Parr PHOTO )
(R) of Hespeira California
won her Woman's MTR Flyweight title by TKO
at 1:09 of round 1 over Deb Davey of Dixon Illinois.
Their trainer Jim VanOver
of Two Tiger Gym shares the spotlight with them.

IKF referee Dan Stell raises the hand
of David Pareja, (R) of Flossmoor, Illinois, USA.
Pareja defeated Robert Carlton (L) of Arlington, Texas
by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-27
to capture the Full Contact Rules Light Heavyweight Title.

IKF referee Dan Stell raises the hand of
Kevin Miller
of Chicago, Illinois, USA. In one of the best bouts of the
tournament, Miller defeated Scott Akins (L)
of Memphis Tennessee by Split Decision, 29-28, 28-29, 30-28
to capture the Full Contact Rules Super Welterweight Title.

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