"My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better."
Steve Jobs




Never Give Up!

Steve Fossum

Commissioner/President /CEO Of
International Fight Sports
www.IFightSports.com



IKF, ISCF & IAB
Commissioner/World President



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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference."

Robert Frost


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"It's not what you know... It's what you're willing to do."
Steve Fossum

Does it really matter how many degrees of Black Belt one has attained,
or how many title belts and trophies one has won?
Does this make us any better or does it only mark a path along our life's journey?


"Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
Make all your friends feel there is something special in them.
Look at the sunny side of everything.
Think only the best, be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
Give everyone a smile.
Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.
Be too big for worry and too noble for anger."

Norman Vincent Peale


"What we accomplished in our past has created who we are. But in no way should our past accomplishments solely define who we have become today. We are not what we were... We are not our accomplishments... However, we are who we have become from them and hopefully we have become something greater than our past accomplishments ever were..." Steve Fossum






How he got to here...

International Fight Sports CEO and President and Master Sensei Steve Fossum use to run one of the largest martial arts schools in the Nation. It was 3 levels and over 17,000 square feet in size with over 400 students. However, the growth of organizations such as IKF (International Kickboxing Federation) as well as eventually the ISCF (International Sport Combat Federation) forced him to make a decision as to his time and efforts.

Created in August of 1992, the IKF experienced its main growth between 1997 and 1999 after the website, www.IKFKickboxing.com was created. Because of this growth, Mr. Fossum had an intense travel schedule and was on the road a lot, traveling to IKF events around the world. From this growth, Mr. Fossum was forced to make a decision as to where his time, energy and efforts would best be utilized best. Lucky for all of us in the IKF he choose the path of the IKF.

However, his choice was not because he didn't like teaching martial arts. Instead it was due to 2 basic issues. 1: The loss of desire to compete competitively with what many of us know as "The Black Belt Factory Schools" or McDojos. When he first opened his school in Newcastle it was his 12th martial arts school. His competition was with 4 good schools in a 10 mile radius. By the time he closed his commercial karate school 8 years later in 1998, 11 schools had opened up within that 10 mile radius of his offering free uniforms, quick belt promotions, easy black belts and many more marketing incentives for new students to sign-up. If he wanted to compete with them he had to face the facts. Offer quicker belt promotions, make the requirements much easier and make black belt a lot easier. It was a move he didn't want to make.

Faced with this reality he was also juggling his time with his karate school and the growth of the IKF. With these two issues at hand, in December of 1998 he choose to close his commercially operated karate school. In doing so, he kept a small handfull of students to train privately. However, his main focus was no on the growth of the IKF.

After several changes around the facility, he reopened in June of 1999 as a Private Club. The main gym floor is over 9,000 square feet in size and the upstairs offices are approximately 3,000 sq ft.. The facility would be the new home for the IKF as well as his private Martial Arts school and Ringside Gym, (www.ringsidegym.com) operated by former IKF Amateur Champion - Greg Kirkpatrick teaching both Kickboxing & Boxing. Eventually Mr. Fossum's top ranking Martial Arts Student, Conrad Woodall opened his own commercial school, Woodall's Self Defense & Fitness using the 4,000 square feet that was utilized for the Private Karate school. Later Woodall would expand to open his own location a few miles down the road. Also in the facility is a chiropractor office and band rehearsal studio.

In 1999, Fossum brought on the International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF) for his IKF Kickboxing Promoters who were looking for neutral regulation of what was then called No Hold Barred Fighting, later known as Mixed Martial Arts or MMA. The ISCF was the first non promoting, regulatory - sanctioning body for Mixed Martial Arts the world. In the early stages of the ISCF Fossum worked with ISCF World Advisor Mike Carlson in fine tuning the ISCF.

Like the growth of the IKF, today the ISCF is the largest regulatory / sanctioning body for mixed martial arts in the world. The ISCF has sanctioned events and or ISCF Title bouts throughout the USA is states such as Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Nevada, Idaho, Louisiana, Virginia, Washington DC, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Alabama, Arkansas, North Dakota, Michigan, Massachusetts, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Ohio, Connecticut, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and California. The ISCF has also sanctioned events in Canada, South Africa, Mexico, England, Scotland, Australia, India, Iran and even an armed forces event in Iraq in 2009.

In the spring of 2008 Fossum officially formed International Fight Sports. (IFS - www.IFightSports.com ) IFS became the chief parent company that oversees all of his Fight Sport organizations & Companies.

At this time, Boxing was a fight sport not included under the IFS umbrella. So in March of 2010 Fossum created the IAB - www.IABBoxing.com which was actually two different Boxing organizations. International Amateur Boxing for Amateur Boxing and the International Association of Boxing for Professional Boxing.

All 3 regulatory / sanctioning bodies, IKF, ISCF & IAB were now under the worldwide umbrella of the International Fight Sports organization.




TRAINING


Mr. Fossum started his martial arts training in 1976 in Tae Kwon Do. He later studied Shotokan, an American freestyle known as System 5 Combat Karate and a military system known as STIHC (Pronounced Sti-Hick, Special Training In Hand to Hand Combat.) Other styles he has trained in include Kenpo, JuJitsu and Aikido. Today he holds ranks in several martial art styles including Black Belt ranks in 4 different styles of martial arts. He has also won numerous titles in karate point fighting, full contact kickboxing and hand to hand combat competition. He's been operating a martial arts school since 1982.

  • TIMELINE


    • JUNE, 1976
      • First started formal karate training - American Tae Kwon Do. Went on to achieve a 2nd degree Black Belt in this style.

    • MAY, 1977
      • Begin training of Shotokan karate along with Tae Kwon Do. Went on to achieved the rank of Shodan in December of 1999. (1st degree Black Belt) in this style.)

    • APRIL, 1978
      • Achieved 1st of 2 Degrees of Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

    • JANUARY, 1979
    • MARCH, 1979
      • Begin training in Full Contact Kickboxing.

    • DECEMBER, 1979
      • Achieved Shodan in Shotokan Karate.

    • APRIL, 1980
      • Begin training in STIHC (Special Training In Hand To Hand Combat)

    • MARCH, 1981
      • Achieved 1st Black Belt in System 5 Combat Karate. Went on to achieve *Masters Black Belt Rank (9th Degree) in this style and continues to teach this style today.
        • (*) In System 5 Combat Karate, a Masters Rank is very different than in "Traditional Karate". System 5 Combat Karate is NOT a followed path of traditional karate with traditional aspects such as Katas and Forms. Although many of the movements and techniques are exact movements as one would learn in traditional karate (side kick, pivot punch etc.) it is more like attaining a certification in a specialized combat course. This is mainly due to the testing and attaining the material of the system which is tested by a hands on practical application method that must be proven in active combat drills as opposed to standing movement of single techniques. Better put, "It must be experienced in order to be known." For words alone, as many things, cannot describe it.

    • JUNE, 1984
      • Achieved civilian certification for Drill Instructor for STIHC.

    • PRESENT
      • Instructor for Combat Martial Arts




COMPETITION

  • Between 1977 and 1985, Sensei Steve Fossum along with 11 other individuals competed in a league that was not sanctioned or licensed by any state athletic commission. The matches they participated in were held on military bases. Although he was not in the military himself, he was able to compete in many of the military competitions due to the fact that he was a training assistant to his martial arts instructor during this time who was a special forces military instructor. Many of the matches were held before, during or after training of special tactics groups. He and all other team members agreed not to use their competition achievements or training for financial gain or prestige for 5 years after their last competition.
    The team was known as the "HEADHUNTERS".

  • While in this league, he won various titles (State, Regional, National and International) in all 3 International divisions in the "Open Heavyweight Class" (180 lbs. and up) Fighting between 185-190 lbs. The fighting divisions were Semi Contact Point Sparring, Full Contact Kickboxing and Hand to Hand Combat Training where the participants were judged by their speed and skill in 5 different categories.(Weapons Defense, Takedowns/Throws, Group Combat, Combat Fighting and Power/Speed Combinations)




ADDITIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Martial Arts Related



  • 1982
    Opened first of what would be 11 karate schools. Auburn CA. USA.

  • 1982
    Designed "ROLLING TIGERS". Self Defense system for the wheelchair bound.

  • 1982
    Formed an award winning karate demonstration team known as "THE FALL GUYS".

  • 1985
    Developed CMT Certification training for Military, Law Enforcement & Security: Control Movements & Takedowns.

  • 1985
    Begin teaching STIHC solo to the USMC with USMC Staff Sgt. Mike Woods.

  • 1987
    Hosted Cable TV show-"SURVIVAL SELF DEFENSE".

  • 1986
    Begin working with the Placer County Child Assault Prevention Program. Instructing practical skills self defense at schools throughout California and Nevada.

  • 1987
    Designed "Motivation Corporation" A motivational company giving seminars Nationwide on self esteem, self confidence, motivation etc. Tour Title: "Victory By Knockout!" Knockout the negatives in your life and focus on the positives.

  • 1989
    Created an award winning, one of a kind, Woman's Self Defense Program: "Women Making A Stand!"
    Instructed it to grade schools, high schools, colleges, business, groups and organizations around the USA.
    Featured on all major TV Networks.

  • 1990
    Consolidated 3 martial arts schools into the Largest training center in Northern California. Newcastle, Over 10,000 sq. ft. in size.

  • 1991
    Expanded new training center to over 17,500 sq. ft. Said to be the largest on the West Coast and one of the largest in the Nation: by Black Belt and Inside Kung Fu magazines.

  • 1992
    Became a licensed promoter and matchmaker of kickboxing events in California through the State of California Athletic Commission.

  • 1992
    Co-Founded the IKF - International Kickboxing Federation with Dan Stell. An amateur and professional kickboxing sanctioning body organizing and sanctioning kickboxing worldwide.

  • 1993
    Appointed to the CA State Athletic Commissions "Martial Arts Advisory Board".

  • 1993
    Wrote 2 Self Defense Books: 10 Magical Movement Points & 10 Best Weapons of the Body.

  • 1994
    Wrote, Produced, Directed and hosted TV Program, "The World Of Martial Arts" which ran a successful 14 episodes.

  • 1992
    Dan Stell resigns his position with the IKF - International Kickboxing Federation putting Fossum in charge of all operations.

  • 1997
    Created IKF Website with Yancey Gillies.
    • As one of the first websites for a Kickboxing & Muay Thai Sanctioning body, this was the beginning of making the IKF the Largest and Fastest growing Kickboxing & Muay Thai Sanctioning body in the world.

  • 1998
    Opened new 11,000 square foot facility for Ringside Gym, Foothill Self Defense, and of course, the world offices of the IKF and later, the ISCF.

  • 1999
    Co-Founded the FIRST EVER Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in the United States.
    Now yearly event, Fossum founded the IKF USA National Amateur Kickboxing Tournament with Joe Taylor of Ringside Inc. It quickly became the largest amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai tournament in North America.

  • 1999
    First ever MMA Sanctioning Body.
    The name "International Sport Combat Federation" use to be an "MMA Promotional company". That is, until Fossum took it over and became World President. Today the International Sport Combat Federation - ISCF is the Largest Pro and Amateur MMA Sanctioning body in the world sanctioning MMA worldwide.

  • 2001
    Created the IKF Community Foundation.

  • November 2nd, 2002
    It wouldn't last forever, and the long time bachelor, Steve Fossum married Toni Rae Foster. Details...

  • 2003
    July, Inducted into the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society Hall of Fame.
  • 2003
    July, Awarded the Title of Professor and the Degree of Ninth by the Executive Board and Constituents of the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society.

  • 2003
    August, Created the IKF Kickboxing TV Program.

  • 2004
    Expanded the yearly IKF USA National Amateur Kickboxing tournament to a North American format.
    It continues to be the largest amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai tournament in North America hosting over 200 amateur kickboxers each year.

  • 2005
    With a new remodel, he doubled the size of the IKF/ISCF Headquarters.

  • 2005
    Announced official launch of Gladiator Gear with fight equipment, energy drinks and supplements.

  • 2006
    Expanded the IKF North American Amateur Kickboxing tournament to the IKF World Classic so that Amateur fighters from all over the world could attend.
    It continues to be the Largest Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in North America hosting over 200 amateur kickboxers each year.

  • August 15th, 2006
    Mr. Fossum welcomed a new edition to the Fossum Family when his wife Toni gave birth to their daughter Fallyn Brooke. Details...

  • 2007
    With the boom of Mixed Martial Arts, the ISCF became the Largest Sanctioning Body for Mixed Martial Arts in the World sanctioning over 300 Pro and Amateur events during 2006 alone.

  • 2007
    Promoted the first ever Amateur Golden Gloves of Mixed Martial Arts. An OPEN Tournament much like the IKF Kickboxing Tournaments called the ISCF MMA World Classic, to determine true Amateur MMA World Champions.
    The event was held at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA in April of 2007.

  • 2007
    MMA continues to grow as the ISCF sanctions over 400 Pro and Amateur events during 2007.

  • 2007
    While MMA grows in North America, the IKF is successful in rebuilding IKF Europe with the work of the new IKF Team Europe which includes Neil Holden, Colin Payne, Carl Sams, Duncan Airlie James, Keith Nathan, Tricia McKeary, Dawn Willock, Steve Logan and Peter Foley.

  • 2007
    Expanded his IAA Awards Company by changing the name to "International Fight Belts" - www.FightBelts.com and adding in new products.

  • 2007
    Showing great success with IKF Point Kickboxing he promotes Johnny Davis to IKF - PKB President and creates the new www.IKFPKB.com web site.

  • Early, 2008
    With a successful year in sanctioning the MMA events of the IFL, - International Fight League, which is the first ever Pro Mixed Martial Arts Team League, The ISCF creates the IBL, International Battle League. ( www.IBLFights.com )
    The IBL was meant to be an Amateur Mixed Martial Arts TEAM League. However Team event scheduling would become the leagues downfall.

  • Spring, 2008
    Officially Formed the Chief Parent Company that oversees all of Mr. Fossum's Fight Sport organizations & Companies, IFS - International Fight Sports. ( www.IFightSports.com )

  • Summer, 2008
    With high demand to do so, the IBL, International Battle League announces it will form a Pro MMA Fight League to work in association with the IBL Amateur Fight League. Official launch date Fall, 2008.

  • Summer, 2008
    IKF host it's "10th Annual IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida, USA marking an incredible 10 years of the Longest Running AMATEUR ONLY Open Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in the World.

  • 2009
    Created -4- New Fight Sport Organizations that all focus on the Olympic movement for both Kickboxing/Muay Thai and MMA, Mixed Martial Arts. These Organizations are:

    • USA Muay Thai
      "Capture The Spirit" Sanctioning USA Muay Thai.
      www.USAMuayThai.org

    • USA Kickboxing
      www.USAKickboxing.org

    • USA MMA
      "Amateur Mixed Martial Arts" Sanctioning USA Amateur Mixed Martial Arts towards the Olympic movement.
      www.USAMMA.com

    • WORLD MMA GAMES
      "Amateur Mixed Martial Arts" Sanctioning Amateur Mixed Martial Arts around the World towards the Olympic movement.
      www.WorldMMAGames.org


  • Summer, 2009
    IKF host it's "11th Annual IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida, USA marking an incredible 11 years of the Longest Running AMATEUR ONLY Open Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in the World.
    This years event set records in total number of registered fighters (280) along with "8" New Pre Event Registration Records!

  • Winter, 2009
    Due to demand, Fossum and others created a new Sanctioning body for both Pro and Amateur boxing.
    • PROS: IAB: International Association Of Boxing (IPB: International Pro Boxing)
      AND
    • AMATEURS: IAB: International Amateur Boxing
      • Both Organizations are in development with an official launch planned for Spring 2010.

  • March, 2010
    Combined the IPB & IAB idea into 1 group under the IAB Banner, however, with 2 separate names and organizations, International Amateur Boxing and the Pro Boxing division, International Association of Boxing. From them, 1 website was created, www.IABBoxing.com
    Although the IAB has already sanctioned some events in 2010, the "Official" launch of both the Amateur and Pro divisions of the IAB are not due to begin until February 2011.

  • July, 2010
    IKF host it's "12th Annual IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida, USA marking an incredible 12 years of the Longest Running AMATEUR ONLY Open Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in the World.
    This years event set even more records such as
    • Total number of registered fighters, 320. Old record was 280 from 2009.
    • Final number of fighters who actually "FOUGHT" in the Tournament, 270. Old record was 240 from 2005.
    • Number of bouts fought 210. Old record was 181 from 2008.
    • Number of Adult men who actually fought, 163. Old record was 146 from 2008. 186 were actually registered.

  • January, 2011
    IKF President Steve Fossum partners with medical experts in the world of Fight Sports to create the very first article that details "Second Impact Syndrome" within the sport of Kickboxing.
    • The article featured everything from how such injuries occur, how to notice them and potential results.
    • To view the article click HERE.

  • July, 2011
    IKF host it's "13th Annual IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida, USA marking an incredible 13 years of the Longest Running AMATEUR ONLY Open Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in the World.
    This years event set even more records such as
    • Junior Boys International Rule Fighters, 35. Old record was 30 from 2010.
    • Adult Women Fighters, 42. Old record was 41 from 2009.
    • Adult Women's International Rule Fighters, 16. Old record was 15 from 2010.
    • Number of Adult Women's Title Bouts, tied for top spot at 11 with 2009 & 2005.

  • November, 2011
    IKF teams up with California's AK Promotions to host the "1st Annual IKF West Coast Classic Tournament in Sacramento, California, USA
    • The event registered 185 fighters.
    • At the event a total of 89 bouts were fought for and 30 Title bouts.
    • After the event, it was thought that the name "West Coast Classic" made the event sound like just a regional event, yet it was open to the World.
      For 2012 there are plans to re-name it to something like the "IKF Internationals".
      However, the IKF want's to be careful not to make this event sound or appear larger or more prestigious than the IKF WORLD CLASSIC.


  • July, 2012
    IKF host it's "14th Annual IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida, USA marking an incredible 14 years of the Longest Running AMATEUR ONLY Open Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in the World.
    This years event set even more records such as
    • Total number of Junior Fighters. 103, the Old Record was 95 set in 2005.
    • Total number of Junior BOY Fighters. 74, the Old Record was 64 set in 2004.
    • Total number of Junior BOY "INTERNATIONAL RULES" FIGHTERS: 48, the old Record was 35 set in 2011.
    • Total number of Junior BOY "MUAY THAI RULES" FIGHTERS: 14, the oOld Record was 12 set in 2009.


  • July, 2013
    IKF host it's "15th Annual IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida, USA marking an incredible 15 years of the Longest Running AMATEUR ONLY Open Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in the World.
    This years event set even more records such as
    • NEW RECORD: TOTAL REGISTERED FIGHTERS 358, The Old Record was 320 set in 2010.
    • NEW RECORD: TOTAL REGISTERED JUNIOR FIGHTERS 146. The Old Record was 113 set in 2012.
    • NEW RECORD: JUNIOR BOY FIGHTERS 110, The Old Record was 85 set in 2012.
    • NEW RECORD: JUNIOR GIRL FIGHTERS 36, The Old Record was 32 set in 2005.
    • NEW RECORD: JUNIOR BOY "INTERNATIONAL RULES" FIGHTERS 67, The Old Record was 47 set in 2012..
    • NEW RECORD: JUNIOR BOY "MUAY THAI RULES" FIGHTERS 42, The Old Record was 14 set in 2012.
    • NEW RECORD: JUNIOR GIRL "MUAY THAI RULES" FIGHTERS 15, The Old Record was 5 set in 2008.
    • NEW RECORD: ADULT MEN REGISTERED FIGHTERS 176, The Old Record was 161 set in 2010.
    • NEW RECORD: ADULT MEN "INTERNATIONAL RULES" FIGHTERS 80, The Old Record was 57 set in 2012.
    • NEW RECORD: ADULT WOMEN "INTERNATIONAL RULES" FIGHTERS 20, The Old Record was 16 set in 2011.
    • TIED RECORD: JUNIOR GIRL "INTERNATIONAL RULES" FIGHTERS 21, The Old Record was 21 set in 2005.


  • March 2014
    After years of work to try and bring improvement to Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai in California, on March 17th, 2014, the
    California State Athletic Commission officially delegated to the IKF, International Kickboxing Federation, the exclusive authority to regulate
    Amateur Kickboxing, Muay Thai and San Shou (Ages 8 and Up) in the State of California. For IKF California, Click HERE.


  • July, 2014
    IKF host it's "16th Annual IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida, USA
    This event marked an incredible 16 years of the Longest Running AMATEUR ONLY Open Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in the World.


  • March, 2015
    After being delegated to oversee all Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai in the State of California by the California State Athletic Commission,
    the IKF grew the sport from 11 legal Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai events in the state to 40.
    Along with the growth the IKF brought organization, credibility and structure to a sport that was disorganized in every way. Past IKF Events in CA - Click Here.


  • July, 2015
    IKF host it's "17th Annual IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida, USA
    This event marked an incredible 17 years of the Longest Running AMATEUR ONLY Open Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in the World.


  • March, 2016
    In the IKF's second full year after being delegated to oversee all Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai in the State of California by the California State Athletic Commission,
    the IKF grew the sport from 40 Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai events in the state the previous year to 60 and
    continued to bring organization, credibility and structure to a sport that was disorganized in every way. Past IKF Events in CA - Click Here.


  • June, 2016
    Under the IKF's delegation to oversee Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai in the State of California by the California State Athletic Commission,
    the IKF begin the process of mandating safer and stronger equipment for fighters with Blackout Fight Gear becoming the Official Fight Gear for IKF California.


  • July, 2016
    With their second year at the DoubleTree by Hilton At The Entrance To Universal Studios Orlando, the IKF hosted it's "18th Annual IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida, USA
    This event broke several records such as number of registered fighters (404), Number of registered adult Women Fighters (62), marked an incredible 17 years of the Longest Running AMATEUR ONLY Open Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament in the World.





ADDITIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS


  • Ring Announcer and HERE.

  • Actor and stuntman in martial arts programs.

  • Fight chorographer for martial arts scenes.

  • Set director for TV programs and live presentations.

  • Experienced as a Bouncer, Bodyguard and Bail Enforcement Officer.

  • Law Enforcement and security personal trainer in empty hand combat.

  • Motivational and self esteem speaker to schools, businesses, clubs and organizations.

  • Seminar instructor for topics such as self defense, Fight Sports (Officials, Promoting, Training, Fighting) to motivation training.

























Massachusetts, May, 1999
At the weigh-ins prior to Rick "The Jet" Roufus (L) defeating Stan Longinidis (R) of Australia
by TKO to become the IKF Pro IR Heavyweight World Champion.




Jenna Castillo Successfully Defends Her
IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE
At the Playboy Mansion Fight Night, September 12th, 2009
L-R: Fossum, JennaCastillo & Dan Stell




Steve Fossum & Bas Rutten
During the days of the IFL, International Fight League.
The ISCF Sanctioned the IFL Events.




Dan Severn - Brooks Mason - Steve Fossum
2003 IKF Tournament, Cedar Rapids, Iowa







Johnny Davis - Steve Fossum
Prior to leaving to the 2008 IKF World Classic Tournament
with the new International Fight Sports Trailer.




April 19th, 2008 - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Mike Sheppard Captures Vacant "IKF Pro Cruiserweight World Title.





February 12th, 2010 in Sacramento, California, USA
AK Promotions' "IKF KICKBOXING" - Katrina Nahe (Red Trunks) defeated Aneka Otto
by unanimous decision, 39-37, 39-37 & 40-36 to win the Girls Junior Amateur Western United States Title.



Maurice Smith & Steve Fossum
During the days of the IFL, International Fight League.
The ISCF Sanctioned the IFL Events.




Mike Swain, Bob Wall, Bill Wallace & Fossum
Strikeforce Kickboxing Event, San Jose, California, USA





Referee Dan Stell & Fossum place the
IKF Pro San Shou World Title Belt around
Cung Le on December 15th, 2001 after he defeated Shoni Carter
in San Jose, California, USA for the IKF Pro San Shou World title.
The IKF was the First Kickboxing Organization/Press to truly recognize
Cung Le's Talent with stories about him on the IKF web pages
when they first saw him fight in the late 90's in an event called DRAKA.
For all their PPV Events events Stell was a Referee and Fossum was the Ring Announcer.




Trevor "The Chill" Ambrose & Fossum
"One of the most exciting Kickboxers I have Ever watched fight!"




Peyton Russell captures the IKF Pro FCR Light Heavyweight Title
on Friday, May 1st, 2009 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA when he defeated Bill Jardine of Mondovi, Wisconsin, USA
by split decision 97-93, 96-94 and 94-95.
L-R Fossum, Tim Mullen, Peyton, His Son & Referee Dan Stell




Fossum and wife to be, Toni, on the day he proposed to her.





Dan Stell & Steve Fossum on the Great Wall - China
You can only imagine how cold it was on this trip...



Dan Severan & Fossum
2003 IKF Tournament, Cedar Rapids, Iowa



Stephen Quadros & Steve Fossum
During the days of the IFL, International Fight League.
The ISCF Sanctioned the IFL Events.




Vladimir Avtamonov of Omsk, Siberia, Russia Wins IKF World Title February 3rd, 2001.



Private Playboy Mansion Event for Retired Boxers Foundation.
L-R: Fossum, Hugh Heftner & Johnny Davis.



Same Event As Above - Playboy Mansion
L-R: Johnny Davis, Bernard Hokins, Alex Brown & Fossum



Bottom L-R: Johnny Davis, Benny Urquidez
Middle: Abe Belardo, Steve Fossum
Back: Cecil Peoples, CSAC Official, Doc Hamilton, CSAC Official, CSAC Official, Dean Lohuis




March, 2001, in Tijuana, Mexico, Weigh-ins before the
IKF Pro MTR Super Heavyweight Mexico National Title bout
between Tijuana's Pedro "Pitbull" Fernandez and Raul Romero Gonzalez of Mexico City Mexico.
L-R: 1-3 Tijuana, Mexico Boxing Commission Officials, Fossum, IKF Mexico Representative Doug Dickey.
Fernandez stopped Romero 24 seconds into the 3rd round.




NAPMA Conference, Florida, USA
L-R: Brooks Mason - Don Wilson - Jhoon Rhee's wife, Fossum & Jhoon Rhee




Camp Verde, Arizona, USA, April, 2006
Clifford Larson of Camp Verde, Arizona USA
defeated Darren Snell of Calgary Alberta, Canada by TKO at 1:01 of round 3
to capture the vacant IKF Amateur IR Super Welterwieght World Title.



Enn Fairtex Wins IKF Gold



April 15th, 2006, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
GiuseppeDeNatale.htm of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada defeated Duncan Airlie James of Scotland at 1:53 of the third round
to win the
IKF Pro Muay Thai Rules Heavyweight World Champion



Denis Grachev of San Diego, CA, USA Via Russia defeated Manson Gibson by TKO at :27 of round 3 to claim the
IKF Pro Full Muay Thai Rules Light Cruiserweight World Title.
July 7th, 2007, Hollywood Park Casino, Inglewood, California, USA
L-R: Promoter Dennis Warner, Grachev & Fossum



On May 15th, 1999 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
at 45 years of age, Don "The Dragon" Wilson stepped back into the ring to fight for the
vacant IKF Pro FCR Cruiserweight World Title
against Dick Kimber for what is still this day, the highest kickboxing purse
ever paid, $150,000.00 and some additional training expenses.



L-R: Fossum, World Champion Kathy Long & IKF Champion Tony Hannon



L-R: IKF Belarus Promoter Evgeny Kotelnikov




Fossum & Ringside Products Owner John Brown.



IKF Belarus



IKF Belarus



Draka In California




L-R: Fossum, Multi Time IKF Champion Duane "BANG" Ludwig
& IKF Champion Moti Horenstein.




July 28th, 2001, Kuala Limpur MALAYSIA
Press Conference for the upcoming IKF Pro Full Contact Rules Middleweight World title bout between
Dave "Madman" Marinoble and Tommy Kimber
Marinoble defeated previous champion Kimber by TKO at 1:08 of the 8th round at the Shah Alam Stadium.





For the first time Ever, Fighters from the USA Fight in MYANMAR (Formally Burma)
Under Full Traditional Myanmar Boxing Rules
L-R: Fossum, Shannon Ritch (Fighter), Andy Khensemphaph (Trainer), Doug Evans (Fighter) & Alberto Ramirez (Fighter)
Trip Story
















May 1999, Massachusetts
Paul Biafore poses with his IKF World FCR Welterweight Title Belt
after he defeated Bernard Robinson at the end of the 4th round.



Omsk, Siberia, Russia on February 3rd, 2001
Vladimir Avtamonov of Omsk, Siberia, Russia won the
IKF Pro Full Contact Rules Super Welterweight World title when he defeated
Perry Ben of Coventry, England by unanimous decision, 120-110, 120-107, 120-107.




The First EVER IKF Tournament (1999) in Omaha, Nebraska.
L-R: Mick Doyle, Fossum, Dan Stell, Marshall Hamel, Brooks Mason, Trainer & Duke Roufus.






Fossum, Dan Stell & Ray Thompson
2003 IKF/TKO USA Nationals, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA




Dan Stell, Chris Penn & Steve Fossum - Las Vegas, March, 1992...
Just a few months before Fossum & Stell formed the International Kickboxing Federation -




Steve Fossum, Randall Cunningham, Dan Stell and Maurice Smith - Las Vegas, March, 1992...
Just a few months before Fossum & Stell formed the International Kickboxing Federation -








1996: Fossum with IKF Amateur International Rules U.S. Light Welterweight Champion
Mauricio 'The Jaguar' Gonzalez and his trainer Kayth Long
Gonzalez won the title on October 17th, 1996 in Bakersfield, California, USA
when he defeated Jacobb Salez of Los Angles, California, USA by unanimous decision.





2011: Promoter Dennis Warner, Rick "The Jet" Roufus and Steve Fossum.





2011: IAB Boxing Promoter Gary Shurley and Steve Fossum.





2011: Steve Fossum, Trainer Xavier Briggs and
IKF Pro World Champion Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson of Greenville, South Carolina, USA





2011: Steve Fossum and Ed Abasolo of Benicia, California, USA
After Abasolo won the IKF LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD title on January 15th, 2012
in Sacramento, California, USA when he defeated Damien Earl by TKO at 1:04 of round 5.

















July 2001, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Limpur Malaysia.
Dave Marinoble of Roseville, CA, USA (17-2-2/8) to fight Champion Tommy Kimber of Salem, Massachuttes, USA (17-2/10, AM KB: 7-3) for Kimber's IKF Pro Full Contact Rules Middleweight World title he won on May 15th, 1999 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, when he defeated Curtis Bush of Virginia Beach Virginia, USA (42-9-2 with 30 KO's) by unanimous decision.
On July 28th, 2001 Marinoble defeated Kimber by TKO at 1:08 of the 8th round in Kuala Limpur MALAYSIA at the Shah Alam Stadium.
In this photo prior to the bout (L-R)
Paul Grima of Australia, Brooks Mason IKF World Ambassador & IKF Representative, Dick Kimber, Tom's brother and trainer, Steve Fossum IKF, Tommy Kimber, Chuck Wolfe IKF Representative & judge, Dan Stell IKF World Referee, Greg Kirkpatrick, Marinobles traine, Can't remember the guy far right… sorry…




























Glory 2015.






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