World Classic
Amateur Kickboxing Tournament

August, 10th, 11th & 12th 2007

The Largest Marriott In The World!
The Orlando World Center Marriott Resort
8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida - (407) 239-4200


WEDNESDAY, August 8th, 2007, AT 11:55 PM, PT


To This Years IKF World Classic!

If you're a CHAMPION, you need to arrive like one to this years IKF World Classic!! Ride to the IKF Classic this year like a Star! Stars of the IKF as well as Kickboxing itself such a Special Guest Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Head of Officials Dan Stell and Mike Storm and former Kickboxing World Champion Johnny "Superfoot" Davis and several other IKF Officials and Staff will all arrive in style this year in Limos from Elegance Luxury Transportation Inc. - www.elegancetransportation.com. Maybe you will arrive in one too, for a lot less than you might expect...

In the past years the IKF tournament has been in Orlando Florida we directed attendees to use a Shuttle Transportation company that we thought offered the best deal and the easiest ride to and from the airport. However, what we didn't realize was that the basic shuttle service was not as pleasant as thought. Leaving every half hour with a full van, what should have been a relaxing ride from the Orlando Airport to the Hotel in maybe 20-30 minutes turned into an uncomfortable and cramped ride of 45 minutes to sometimes over an hour. So much for relaxing after a long flight...

Although those attending of course can still book a basic shuttle service with these public shuttle companies, we thought it would be better this year to offer those attending an option for their ride to the Orlando World Center Marriott Hotel and this years IKF World Classic Tournament.

Enter Elegance Luxury Transportation Inc. - www.elegancetransportation.com Elegance Luxury Transportation Inc. offers a wide variety of transportation needs but the one we needed most was the help of some relaxing trips for many of you from the Orlando Airport to the Hotel.

This may not be the choice of a small group of say 3-4 people who can book a local shuttle service for $19.00 one way or $31.00 round trip from the Orlando Airport to the Orlando World Center Marriott. However, if you have a team of say 4, do the math and a one way ticket in a packed van for you 4 will cost you $76.00. Your other choice for just one of many examples and/or options is to book a Elegance Luxury Transportation Inc. Cadillac Esclade which fits 3-5 for only $75.00.

Take off another 10% discount that is offered to those booking under IKF Kickboxing and that same trip cost the 4 of you only $68.40 or a little over $17.00 each. Not to mention if you book your ride with Elegance Luxury Transportation Inc. you will get picked up when YOU want to, not when the bus leaves, and your ride will be a DIRECT Ride from the Airport straight to the Orlando World Center Marriott! You can book your return trip at the same time and save even more.

Here are some comparison rates for you;


Elegance Ride

Total Cost
The 10% IKF Discount


Shuttle Cost

2 - 4

Town Car


$38.00 - $76.00




$57.00 - $95.00


7 Pass-Van


$114.00 - $133.00


Lincoln Limo (R)


$152.00 - $190.00


12 Pass-Van




Excursion Limo


$228.00 - $266.00


Hummer Limo


$304.00 - $380.00


Esclade Limo


$342.00 - $380.00


Limo Bus



As you can clearly see, if you have a Team coming to this years IKF World Classic it would be a lot less expensive and a lot more comfortable riding to and from the airport in Style!

If you like this idea, you need to call the staff at Elegance Luxury Transportation Inc. - www.elegancetransportation.com who will be waiting to assist you 24-hours a day 7 days a week at: (407) 529-7031 or at 866-884-4567. Tell them you are with IKF Kickboxing and they will give you another 10% OFF YOUR TOTAL FEE!

If You're A CHAMPION, You Need To Arrive like One In A Limo From
Elegance Luxury Transportation!


Don "The Dragon" Wilson

Will Be In the House At The
2007 IKF World Classic!

Although he would still step into the ring with anyone today, in 2002 at age 47, Don "The Dragon" Wilson entered the ring for what would be his last real kickboxing bout. Wilson had continued his undefeated comeback streak since winning his IKF World Title back in 1999 with his 3rd victory in 3 tries (2 wins by KO/TKO and 1 by decision). in the bout, Wilson faced off against pro kickboxer Eddie Butcher of Baltimore, MA, USA where in round 6, Wilson landed an overhand right that put an end to Butcher.

After that fight his Professional Kickboxing Record stood at 71 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws with 47 wins coming by the Knockout. He has been regarded as one of the greatest kickboxer of all time. This year, up and coming Amateur Kickboxers will get a chance to rub shoulders with him all weekend long because he will be "In The House" at this years 2007 IKF World Classic Amateur Championship Tournament this coming August 10, 11th & 12th in Orlando, Florida, USA.

During his career Don won a total of 11 World Titles with several Sanctioning bodies that included the IKF, WKA, KICK, ISKA, STAR and the PKO. Never backing down from a challenge, Don has fought champions all around the world, in Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Thailand, Las Vegas and countless other locations.

In 1999 at 45 years of age, (Left) Don stepped back into the ring to fight for the vacant IKF Pro, FCR Cruiserweight World Title on May 15th, 1999 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA against Dick Kimber for what is still this day, the highest kickboxing purse EVER paid, $150,000.00 and some additional training expenses. Kimber swore to everyone that he'd have the fight over before the fifth round. However when the Dragon unloaded on Kimber in round three, Kimber dropped to the mat and referee Dan Stell counted him out on the floor, a count that went into the round break. Kimber never stood during the count and to this date, Kimber never fought again. It had been over eight years since Don last entered the ring, but his trademark sidekick was stronger than ever. Wilson picked up the IKF Cruiserweight World Title for his efforts and Kimber kept his promise when this one was over in round 3. In 2001, having never been challenged for his title, Wilson Voluntarily Retired it to move down to the Light Heavyweight Division.

Over his career Wilson fought and defeated many Great fighters such as James Warring, Demetrius Edwards, Maurice Smith, Dennis Downey, Dennis Alexio, Branimir Cikatic, Mike Winkeljohn, Herb Thompson, Greg Smith, Muhammed Ashraf Tai, Panya Sornnoi, Pongdienoi Prasobchai, Rob Salazar, and a very controversial Draw against Jean-Yves Theriault which many thought Wilson clearly won.

After his first retirement from the ring, Wilson went on to yet another level of stardom as an action movie star. Movies to his credit include: The Last Sentinel (2007), Soft Target (2006), Sci-Fighter (2004), Stealing Harvard (2002), Redemption (2002), Moving Target (2000), The Capitol Conspiracy (1999), Whatever It Takes (1999), Inferno aka Operation Cobra (1998), Hollywood Safari (1997), Papertrail (1997), Night Hunter (1996), Virtual Combat (1996), Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill (1996), Cyber-Tracker 2 (1995), Bloodfist VII: Manhunt (1995), Batman Forever (1995), Ring of Fire 3: Lion Strike (1995), Bloodfist VI: Ground Zero (1995), Terminal Rush (1995), CyberTracker (1994), Red Sun Rising (1994), Bloodfist V: Human Target (1994), Out for Blood (1993), Ring of Fire II: Blood and Steel (1993), Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (1992), Blackbelt (1992), Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992), Ring of Fire (1991), Future Kick (1991), Bloodfist II (1990), Bloodfist (1989) and Say Anything... (1989).

During this time Don married well known Film and Television Makeup artist Kathleen Karridene in 1996. They have three children together; Jonathan, Drayden, and Aubrianna. Over the course of his career Don won 11 world titles in 3 different weight divisions, something no other fighter has accomplished. Here is a list of his 11 World titles and some of his awards.

  • Wilson's Titles
    1. 1999, IKF Cruiserweight World Champion (190 lbs.)
    2. 1989, PKO Light-Heavyweight World Champion (170 lbs)
    3. 1988, ISKA Cruiserweight World Champion (182 lbs)
    4. 1984, STAR Super Light-Heavyweight World Champion (184 lbs)
    5. 1984, WKA Super Light-Heavyweight World Champion (184 lbs)
    6. 1983, STAR Cruiserweight World Champion (184 lbs)
    7. 1983, WKA Cruiserweight World Champion (190 lbs)
    8. 1983, KICK Light-Heavyweight World Champion (175 lbs)
    9. 1982, WKC Light-Heavyweight World Champion (175 lbs)
    10. 1980, STAR Light-Heavyweight World Champion (175 lbs)
    11. 1980, WKA Light-Heavyweight World Champion (175 lbs)
  • Awards
    • 1988, STAR Fighter of the Year
    • 1985, STAR Fighter of the Year
    • 1984, STAR Fighter of the Year
    • 1984, STAR Career Champion: Highest Rated Kickboxer of All Time
    • 1984, Black Belt Hall of Fame
    • 1984, Official Karate Hall of Fame
    • 1983, Official Karate Magazine's Fighter of the Year

To read previous IKF articles about Don Wilson click HERE!

Get Ready for The 2007 IKF World Classic...

Saving $$ At The
World Classic!

For those attending this years 9th Annual 2007 IKF World Classic Amateur Championship Tournament in Orlando, Florida, August 10th, 11th and 12th, Orlando Coupons has partnered with The IKF to help you make the most of your time in fun filled Orlando, Florida. For those looking to have a little vacation along with your Tournament participation, just click on the Golden Ticket Graphic to buy discounted attractions tickets, make dinner reservations, book your group dinner party or event, and arrange for golf, shopping and so much more!

The web site will help you plan your time in Orlando and SAVE MONEY for those looking to do some R&R. Better yet, the Orlando Convention Aid has provided the IKF with some great coupon books which will be given to the fighters, trainers and officials at registration on Friday, August 10th. Be sure to check out the coupons books which will be jam packed with thousands of dollars of savings!

Look for more discounts and deals for participants of the 9th Annual 2007 IKF World Classic Amateur Championship Tournament to be posted soon.


  1. Questions and Answers About The Finals

  2. Registered/Qualified Fighters
    All fighters who have mailed in their registration forms and fees
    for this years event will be listed on these pages

  3. HOW To Register As A Cornerman - Trainer

  4. Registered - Trainers

  5. Tournament Rules

  6. Point Kickboxing Rules

  7. Fighter Weight Divisions

  8. Deadlines & Late Fees

  9. Hotel Info
  10. Local Attractions

  11. Airport Info

  12. Fight Arena - Venue

  13. Tickets

  14. Officials

  15. Video Taping

  16. Event Photography

  17. Schedule

  18. Check-In & Weigh-Ins

  19. Program Ads - Booths - Sponsorship

  20. Regionals Seeding Tournaments

  21. Past Champions

  22. Facts & Stats

  23. Seeding & Matchmaking

  24. Past USA National, NAC & World Classic Tournaments

  25. Questions and Answers About Regionals Finals

Check Out The Past Tournaments To See Just How Big This Yearly Event Is By
This Year -2007- Will Be The 9th Year Of This Event