WEDNESDAY, April 30th, 2003, AT 10:15 PM, PST
Results From The
Waterloo, Iowa, USA
IKF and ISCF Promoters Russ O'Connell and Roger Tompkins are pleased to report in with yet another great show in Waterloo Iowa. Here are the bout results below.
For more info on this event please contact Mr. Russ O'Connell at (319) 233-8975 or by e-mail at Tkdoc07@aol.co
TUESDAY, April 29th, 2003, AT 5:40 PM, PST
Ready For More Action At
"Midwest Fight Fest"
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Once again the 2002 Amateur Promoter of the Year, from St. Louis, Missouri, Jesse Finney, (Right) has put together a fight card that is going to be anything less than exciting. On Saturday May 3rd, Lucky's on the Landing will be packed and ready for the "Midwest Fight Fest". There will be 8 IKF and 3 ISCF sanctioned fights on the card.
The final bout will showcase Kevin "The Hitman" Engel and Frank Nyguen.
Nyguen is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a 11-0 record, and has fought most of his fights with the USKBA. Engel will be looking to extend his winning streak, and also to show the Kickboxing world that he is one of the Best around.
This is sure to be yet another exciting fight card from St. Louis! If you have never been to one, you need to pack your bags and make the trip! For more info please contact Mr. Jesse Finney at (314) 351-5226 or by e-mail by clicking: HERE or visit their website at www.FinneysKickboxing.com
Special IKF Note:
Remember those 2 special bouts that had Marc Mayfield of the Finney gym matched up with that fighter named Bobby Dixon for Finney's July 12th fight card and Dixon's fighter Robert Bailey scheduled to fight Jesse Finney? Well, if you've been reading the news here, you may remember that earlier this month Dixon had agreed to fight Finney which was provoked by some attacks Dixon was taking on the Kickboxing Message Board about his record (Which he claims to be 31-1). In addition, his credibility was also in question in regards to who his opponents have been to amass such an impressive record.
His acceptance of the fight with Finney was quickly posted on April 10th, praising Dixon of his desire to "Step up to the plate and prove himself." However it didn't take long (1 Day) before someone blew the whistle on Dixon and informed us here at the IKF that he had fought as a Pro Boxer which makes him a "PRO" fighter. Dixon didn't just have 1 pro bout and it "slipped his mind." He had 3 pro fights and a 2-1 record.
When Dixon was exposed, he made the call to Finney to cancel the fight which was a surprise to us here at the IKF We thought he would just do to Finney as he did with Promoters Dan and Tim Stell a few years back. Dan Stell matched Dixon to fight, now IKF Pro World Champion Dave Marinoble (17-1-2 with 8 KO/TKO's) who was the IKF US Champion back then. On that card, Dixon had 2 plane tickets from Orlando Florida to Reno Nevada and never even boarded the plane. In fact, to this day he has never returned a phone call or refunded the Stell brothers their money for the tickets. This is just another sad story.
According to sources interviewed after the fact, Dixon is a fighter who built an impressive fight record fighting untrained fighters in bar promotions he did himself. To this day, the only bout we know of where he fought an actual trained opponent was his loss, when both were amateurs, to current IKF Pro FCR Welterweight United States Champion Eric Marshall (37-5 with 23 wins by KO/TKO) of Bradenton, Florida, USA about 6 years ago. We had hoped this would be a chance for all of us to see Dixon in action and see if his 31-1 "AMATEUR" record he claims is as good as the number. However as of now, it remains a mystery.
AND... Remember the fighter Robert Bailey who was scheduled to fight Jesse Finney on the the same upcoming Finney fight card? Well, earlier this month if you remember we reported that although Bailey and his trainer (Dixon) reported Bailey's fight record as 17-2-1, we found he has a minimum of 3 losses, not 2. As far as those 17 wins, no one seems to know where he got them all. We can only verify about 5 at most. But we won't get a chance to see if he's all he's been promoted to be either. Dixon pulled him off the Finney card as well.
MORE NEWS OF 4-29-03
Makes Noise At SFO IX In
Macon Georgia USA!
Hollywood's Knee Makes A Worse Noise!
Macon, Georgia, USA
IKF and ISCF promoter, Matthew "Mr. Shush" Waller, (Right) is please with the results of this last weekends Submission Fighting Open IX, on Saturday night, April 26 in Macon, Georgia.
With plenty of IKF Kickboxing and ISCF Mixed Martial Arts, Submission Fighting Open IX, had enough explosive action for everyone! Here's the nights results below from the action packed event!
For more information, contact Mr. Waller at Gauntletprods@cox.net or (478) 475-1092.
MORE NEWS OF 4-29-03
Comes To America This Weekend!
Eight Men Enter. One Man Survives!
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: K-1 USA is proud to announce it's 3rd year in Las Vegas. Although titled K-1 "USA", the name only indicates the actual location of the event. The fighters are from North America which includes USA, Canada and Mexico.
This years competition will be staged in the 8,000 seat Mirage Event Center. In addition to the return of 2002 K-1 USA champion Michael McDonald of Vancouver, Canada, this years card will also feature IKF Pro IR World Champion Rick "The Jet" Roufus and former IKF Amateur Champions Carter Williams of Modesto, California, USA and Giuseppe DeNatale of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. On the schedule for the superfights will be IKF Pro San Shou World Champion Cung Le! To read all about this event see the special IKF K-1 News Page by clicking HERE!
MORE NEWS OF 4-29-03
Ultimate Battle Night
Kwame Stephens, IKF Representative Utah
Sandy Utah, USA
This was an Excellent production with more to come in the
future. Reynaud's next event is scheduled for May 8th, in Sandy, Utah,
USA at the Sandy Station, 8925 South - 255
West, Sandy Utah. For Tickets call (801) 352-8032.
For more info call (801) 273-0772 or go to www.northstarnetworks.net.
FRIDAY, April 25th, 2003, AT 5:00 PM, PST
Promoters O'Connell & Tompkins Features both Kickboxing and MMA!
Waterloo, Iowa, USA
IKF and ISCF Promoters Russ O'Connell and Roger Tompkins (See below photo) have a winning combination in their region. Plenty of fight fans and some great fighters to please them! O'Connell has a dynamic club/gym in Waterloo that features kickboxing, TaeKwonDo, Grappling and weight training. The club, Cedar Valley Pro Fitness is exactly what any champion needs to "Bring It ON!
This Saturday night the crowd in Waterloo will get a chance to see some of those fighters in action in both ISCF MMA and IKF Kickboxing. The featured title bout of the night will be in the ISCF Amateur Mixed Martial Arts division when John Hoppes and Corey Musack battle for the vacant ISCF Amateur Midwest Light Middleweight Title. It's sure to be a night of ACTION In WATERLOO where we have seen crowds well over 1,200, standing room only when O'Connell and Tompkins put on a show. But still, some say "Where the heck is Waterloo, Iowa?" Such a comment informs us that those inquiring just don't get around. Well, neither did we until we visited the 5 Sullivan Convention Center a couple of years back to see yet another surprising HOT SPOT for American Kickboxing and MMA! However those who have been there know that in Waterloo, when the fights come to town, one name comes to mind more than anyone. Super Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion "THUNDER FOOT" Trent Tompkins!
Tompkins (Right with father Roger on Left and Trainer Russ) of Waterloo, Iowa, USA is 21 now but he started training with O'Connell at age 10 in TaeKwonDo. He was no superman or muscleman back then. Tompkins was well out of shape about 160 lbs and maybe 4' tall and as Trent has said, "About 2" from being a perfect circle." However, at 208, 6'2" Trent gets to have the last laugh now. He's a lean, mean fighting machine who has represented the style of TaeKwonDo proudly, a style he can credit his powerful kicks to. As a Super Heavyweight he knocked out his last two opponents with spinning hook kicks to the HEAD! He holds an impressive record of 14 wins and no loses with 8 KO/TKO's and has won the IKF USA Nationals and IKF North American Super Heavyweight Titles. But he's got more than physical skill, Tompkins currently attends the University of Northern Iowa majoring in Technology Management holding down a 4.0 GPA.
Tompkins has come down in weight to 208 (Previously fighting at 217) for tomorrow nights bout to fight Jason Ransom of Beloit Wisconsin, USA. Ransom is no push over himself. He's come up in weight from Super Middleweight to weigh-in at 195 and holds a record of 10-2.
So if your looking for some great fights and a great crowd, check out these Iowa boys! There's a reason why the IKF USA Nationals has been held in Iowa 4 out of the 5 years of it's existence! It's FIGHT COUNTRY! For more info on this event please contact Mr. Russ O'Connell at (319) 233-8975 or by e-mail at Tkdoc07@aol.co
MORE NEWS OF 4-25-03
Shush To Make Noise For
IKF And ISCF This Saturday Night!
Matthew Waller's SFO IX to bring MMA and FCRKB to Macon, Georgia, USA
This Article was moved up from an Earlier Posting Below
Macon, Georgia, USA: IKF and ISCF promoter, Matthew "Mr. Shush" Waller, (Right) has an exciting array of mixed martial arts and full contact rules kickboxing action in store for his Middle Georgia audience at his Submission Fighting Open IX, set for this Saturday night, April 26 in Macon, Georgia. In fact, Waller, who has been primarily known for his MMA productions, is setting off into some new territory, pro kickboxing bouts.
"You cannot ignore the numbers and crowd response," says Waller, "The Selbee versus Hudson fight taught me a lot. As an old tang soo do guy myself, I realized that it was in my best interests to start putting on some American rules kickboxing bouts to broaden my audience base and bring in people who thought that kickboxing ceased to exist once the PKA left ESPN in the 1980's."
Waller has aggressively moved in that direction, putting on three (3) Professional IKF full contact rules bouts on his card, that is also scheduled to feature several amateur kickboxing bouts and ISCF amateur bouts. A slight venue change did not slow Waller down at all. "We are now in Club Southbeach, and will have a great show there," commented Waller. "I had some problems unexpectedly come up with the first place and was worried. Then, Mike Carlson (IKF & ISCF World Team Member), as always, gave me some great guidance. From there, I went to his friend and attorney "Bad" Johnny Markwalter, who worked things out so that we could get into a new location smoothly. Once again, the Augusta crowd selflessly came though for us BIG TIME!"
The number of professional full contact kickboxing bouts has outstripped what any promoter has done in recent memory. True to form, Waller is bashful about taking personal credit for the effort, "We have great fight camps and athletes and the most active scene here in the country," says Waller, "That is a credit to the team the IKF and ISCF has put together."
IKF and ISCF World President, Steve Fossum is enthusiastic about Waller's decision to diversify as well. "Anytime you can offer your fans more action it's a plus for the promoters and anytime you can offer pro fighters an opportunity in our sport it's a plus for everyone." Says Fossum. "We have some great amateur fighters out there but there is not much incentive for them to turn pro. It comes down to the bottom line, the promoters of our sport NEED TO MAKE MONEY, or why promote? When the promoter does well, the sport does well which means more opportunity for fighters. I am very pleased that Matthew will have "PRO" Kickboxing on his event. I can't think of one pro fighter out there that can honestly say, 'I'm busy enough fighting.' Promoting pro kickboxing in some states is very expensive so when the opportunity presents itself as it did for Matthew, it's better for all those in pro kickboxing. This gives the amateurs something to look forward to, otherwise, what's the incentive to turn pro?
Featured bouts will include IKF World Rated professional kickboxer, Joshua "Hollywood" Hancock making his much anticipated return to professional kickboxing against Carl Self, from the Ren Halverson camp in coastal Georgia. Southeastern favorite Clint "Wildman" Wiggins is also scheduled to see action in a professional kickboxing bout against Chris Shore.
SFO IX will be held at Club Southbeach, with matches starting at 6:00. From I-75 South, take exit 171 ( Riverside Drive exit) and make a left, go under the bridge and make the turn right just before you get to the gas station, Jocks N Jills will be on your right and the venue is straight to the left . Waller says that fans should keep an eye on the IKF and ISCF news pages for updates, as well as his Georgia Fight Scene web page. The projected SFO IX card is set forth below. For more information, contact Mr. Waller at Gauntletprods@cox.net or (478) 475-1092. Here's the nights fight card as of today.
THURSDAY, April 24th, 2003, AT 3:00 PM, PST
Ultimate Battle Night
In UTAH USA!
IKF and ISCF Promoter Mr. Griffin Reynaud is all set to hosts tonights, April 24th IKF and ISCF Action at "Sandy Station" in Sandy Utah. The event will feature both IKF and ISCF Amateur bouts. Sandy Station is located at 8925 South - 255 West, Sandy Utah, USA
The nights ISCF Event Representative will be Mr. Andrew Poulos and the nights IKF Event Representative will be Mr. Kwame Stephens. The ISCF Event Referee will be Mr. Steve Gomm and the IKF Event Referee will be Mr. Drew Poulos. The nights judges include, Extreme Challenge Middleweight Champion, Jennifer Howe along with Chris Kluge and Brandon Cornaby. For tickets call: (801) 352-8032. For fighter info call (801) 273-0772.
a rundown on Tonights
Louis Florez, 0-0, Vs. Chris Rossiter, 0-0.
Jack Avery, 3-3, Vs. Dustin Dearing, 0-0.
Nate Veldhouse, 0-1, Vs.Travis John D-Addabbo, 0-0.
Dan George, 0-0, Vs. Jaren Cobar, 0-0.
Mickee Porrit, 5-0, Vs. Benjamin Harold Moore, 4-2.
For More Fight Info Go To
THURSDAY, April 17th, 2003, AT 1:00 PM, PST
MuayThai & International Rules Regional
Sterling, Illinois, USA: Attention trainers and fighters, the deadline for the
is quickly approaching. Please send the forms and fees (made out to Sterling Park District) to Westwood Sports, Attntion: Mike Mattox, 1900 Westwood Dr. Sterling IL, 61081. Starting next week we will start to post the list of fighters on www.sterlingparkdisctrict.com. For information, please call Mr. Mike Mattox at (815) 622-0489 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For directions, call Westwood Sports at (815) 622-6201. Please remember that the Holiday Inn in Rock Falls Illinois is one of our sponsors. They may be contacted at (815) 626-5500. They are giving all visitors with the Regionals a generous discount, just remember to tell them you are with the IKF!
MORE NEWS OF 4-17-03
5 Time UFC Champion
To Teach Seminar In Sterling, Illinois, USA!
Sterling, Illinois, USA:
Mike Mattox of the Sterling Muay Thai Camp is proud to announce that Pat "The Croation Sensation" Militech (R) will be teaching a seminar on May 3rd from 10:AM to 2:PM. Pat will be teaching one session each of Submission Wrestling, Muay Thai and Militech Conditioning Method.
The cost is $60 in advance or $70 at the door. Payments may be set to the gym's address: Westwood Sports, Attn: Mike Mattox, 1900 Westwood Dr. Sterling Illinois, USA. 61081. Credit card payments are accepted. For directions or to call in a credit card payment, call (815) 622-6201.
TUESDAY, April 15th, 2003, AT 9:40 AM, PST
& IKF Georgia, USA
Gauntlet Productions Promoter Mr. Matthew Waller (L) announces today that due to scheduling conflicts and extenuating circumstances beyond their control that the location of The Submission Fighting Open 9, originally scheduled for April 26th, 2003 at The SportsTowne Bar & Grill Arena, has been moved to
4821 Sheraton Drive, Macon, Georgia, USA
The new venue is only one exit down from the previous one off of I-75 and should prove to be easily accessible to everyone. We hope that this slight change in logistics does not inconvenience anyone. We still have a few openings on the card for MMA fighters so anyone interested please email the Gauntlet Productions Promotional Team at email@example.com
FRIDAY, April 11th, 2003, AT 10:00 AM, PST
Hicks & Darby Ready
King Of The Mountain II Tonight!
ISCF and IKF Promoters Scott Hicks and Noel Darby are all set to host tonights ISCF and IKF action at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville, Georgia, USA. The event will feature both ISCF Mixed Martial Arts Bouts and IKF Kickboxing bouts. For more information please contact Mr. Scott Hicks at (706) 254-3195 or by e-mail at Reb140@aol.com or Mr. Noel Darby at (770) 680-3700 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Hicks (R)
Daniel Scott Hicks is a former US Marine and has studied several martial art disciplines with 25 years experience. He has studied the styles of Ninjutsu under Bud Malstrom, Sil Lum Kung Fu, (Black Sash) Wing Chun Kung Fu (Green Sash) Jeet Kune Do and Kali under Sifu Francis Fong, and Sifu John Stover. He studied Muay Thai under Kru Billy Malone. He has trained in Thailand at the Ko Yao Boxing Camp, and at the Phetnoi/ SKV Gym under Arjarn Piathueng Tongpakwan. He is the Head trainer of the Pla Charlarm Muay Thai Camp, he has trained several National and Regional Champions. He is also bi-lingual in English and Cherokee.
MORE NEWS OF 4-11-03
Next Fight Card
Features Kickboxing & MMA!..
Springfield, Illinois, USA
The Finney Team is already organized for their next event, May 3rd, in St Louis. The event will include amateur bouts in both IKF Kickboxing and ISCF Mixed Martial Arts. Here's the nights fight card that is currently scheduled.
For more info please contact Mr. Jesse Finney at (314) 351-5226 or by e-mail by clicking: HERE or visit their website at www.FinneysKickboxing.com
FRIDAY, April 4th, 2003, AT 5:20 PM, PST
Who Can Use The IKF
or ISCF Name?
Only Those Who SANCTION With US!
A Lesson Chad Mason of Iowa Will Learn The Hard Way
For the Full Story
WEDNESDAY, March 26th, 2003, AT 11:10 PM, PST
ISCF MMA BOUTS
ISCF Promoter Mr. Randy Greenman is all set to host some ISCF MMA action this Friday night, March 28th at the Belle-Clair Expo Center in Belleville, Illinois, USA. The ISCF Event Representatives will be Mr. Mike Rogers and the ISCF Event Referee will be Mr. Jay DiAmoto. for more event info please contact Mr. Randy Greenman at (314) 832-3489 or by e-mail at email@example.com
THURSDAY, March 13th, 2003, AT 5:10 PM, PST
WINTER WARS 2003 Photo Page!
MORE NEWS OF 3-13-03
POSTED AT 1:40 PM, PST
Profile Of An Avid Supporter
IKF And ISCF Counsel In Georgia, USA, Provides Insights On Sanctioning, Politics And The Martial Sports
WEDNESDAY, March 12th, 2003, AT 10:10 PM, PST
March 8th, Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, Missouri, USA
IKF/ISCF Independence, Missouri, USA: IKF/ ISCF promoters, Mr. Dan Tharp and Mr. Oren Gauteraux completed a second successful event at the Hilton Garden Inn ballroom in Independence, Missouri last Saturday night, March 8th. The event, the Cowtown Rumble was a sold out crowd of over 800 with standing room only, this show exceeded the expectation of fans and even the promoters. Hosting a total of 13 fights which included two TaeKwonDo matches, the action had the crowd standing on their feet for the better part of the evening. The fans that came were treated to outstanding amateur fights. One can only imagine what the talent will be in the future. The following are the evenings bouts:
All in all the night was a huge step forward for the combat sports in the Kansas City area. Any fighters seeking match ups for the next event please call (816) 229-6611 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, March 11th, 2003, AT 2:30 PM, PST
Martial Arts Superstar
Jet Li To Be Honored In Las Vegas
And Some Other Names We Know Through The IKF & ISCF
March 11, 2003, Ewa,
HI, Las Vegas, NV.
It was announced today that Martial Arts Action movie superstar Jet Li will be honored by the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 12, 2003. He will be inducted into the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society's prestigious "International Martial Arts Hall Of Fame".
"Jet Li is an international martial arts movie star and he has accomplished great things in Hollywood, but he is being honored by our Society as a Martial Artist and for his contribution to the martial arts community as a whole, he is a legitimate martial arts champion capturing five gold medals in the National Wu Shu Championships at the age of eleven (11) and eventually became the National Coach. We are proud and honored to be able to have him as a part of the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society's family, he has earned this recognition and honor." Stated HMAIS Chairman Professor Jamie Abregana, Jr.
Jet Li has starred in such movies as "THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE", "KIDS FROM SHAOLIN", "MARTIAL ARTS OF SHAOLIN", "BORN TO DEFEND", "DRAGON FIGHT" , "THE MASTER" , "BLACK MASK" , "LETHAL WEAPON 4" , "ROMEO MUST DIE" , "KISS OF THE DRAGON" , "THE ONE" and his most recent project with Rap Music Mega Star "DMX" titled "CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE" which is out in theaters now. Li has broken box office records Internationally and has introduced a whole new generation to martial arts. He is a true martial artist and has been training since the age of seven(7). He was trained under Wu Ben. And at that early age he got the privilege to be part of the first ever Wu Shu team to tour the West, performing at White House when President Richard Nixon was in office. His achievements in martial arts include him winning the Championship in Chinese National Martial Arts Contest from 1974 to 1979, 5 consecutive years.
Other notables being inducted at this extravaganza include Martial Arts Movie Super Star Steven Seagal, Wrestling Legend "Hulk Hogan", UFC's Dan "The Beast" Severn, Martial Arts action star TJ Storm of "Mortal Kombat" fame, Martial Arts action star and Gold Medalist Stephanie Cheeva of "Martial Law" and "VIP", Sifu Andy Ching of Tiger Claw Magazine, Martial Arts Legends Grandmaster Ron Van Clief and Grandmaster Frank Sanchez, Steve Fossum Founder of the International Kickboxing Federation, "IKF", Sifu Larry Hartsell founder of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association, International Singer Katiuska Hanohano of Elvis Fame, Master Michael Matsuda of the "Martial Arts History Museum", Master Alan Goldberg founder of "Action Martial Arts Magazine", Louis "Falcon Coperis" Velazquez, former pro wrestling champion and creator of Karate Kidz Online and many others that will be honored at this extravaganza.
Also that evening they will be honoring great martial artist from around the world such as Grandmaster Dano Meadows, Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro, Grandmaster Leo Fong, Grandmaster Al Cunningham, Grandmaster Jim Arvanitis "Father of Modern Pankration", Professor Jody Perry, Professor Steven Dowd, Master Rio Altaie, Sifu Lamar Davis II, Grandmaster Daniel Verkerke and Master Carlos Velez.
This historic event will all take place at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada on Saturday July 12, 2003. "We are getting an overwhelming response so far and it keeps growing daily, our concern is that seating is limited and do ask that those that wish to attend please make sure to secure their tickets before making travel arrangements because tickets can not be purchased at the door" Statement from the HMAIS Event Committee. For more information see the website at www.hmaisociety.org
MONDAY, March 17th, 2003, AT 10:00 PM, PST
For Scheduling Georgia Promotions..."Just
IKF And ISCF Assistant State Director Matthew Waller
To Take On Scheduling Role in Georgia, USA for IKF & ISCF.
Successful IKF and ISCF. promoter and World Team Member, Matthew "Shush" Waller, (Right) who also serves as IKF/ISCF assistant state director in the Peach State, will handle the task of coordinating upcoming events in Georgia, USA. "We have a very active fight community here," said Waller, "I would put us up against any state in the country in terms of making opportunities available to competitors. That is a credit to the IKF and ISCF teams that we have here."
Waller adds that his biggest challenge will be to balance all of the competing interests for the benefit of all involved, "We want more events, but we want them to be credible and safe. We want to make sure that we have a situation where all of the promoters on our team have a shot at being successful, all over the state, and not just one location. We also want to protect the integrity of the martial sports, and avoid anything that would give IKF, ISCF, their team or supporters a bad name."
IKF and ISCF
World President, Steve
Fossum, believes that
is the right man for the job, "Georgia is a state that has an
unprecedented number of events and fighters. This is because of the great
leadership that we have had there over the years. Even though there are a lot of
events down there, our Team is very dedicated towards working together and
making sure that everyone can benefit."
Waller took the time to describe the basics of how the application process will work, "Promoters should send a Georgia promotional application to me, with a copy to IKF/ISCF counsel in Georgia, Robert "Bo" Hunter, III. From there, we will coordinate with IKF and ISCF headquarters, as well as our team here, and try to assist qualified promoters as much as we can through the application process."
Fossum adds that the protocols in Georgia are important for IKF and ISCF overall goals, "Mr.Hunter is a respected member of the bar in Georgia and has been an avid supporter of the positive development of the martial sports in that state. Involving him as our counsel in the application process will assist all involved."
Fossum admonishes that new promoters, in particular, should get an application package to Hunter at least 90 days prior to a planned event, "We want to make sure that all involved can unequivocally trust any promoter carrying the IKF and ISCF letters. We already like to receive applications at least 60 days out, getting them to Mr. Waller and Mr. Hunter sooner will help things go much more smoothly for prospective promoters." More information on the application process will be posted soon, until then, Waller says, to contact him directly, "I will do all that I can to move things along. But if people wait too long to get the process started, then they will have done themselves a disservice. Also, we have always met down here, around every six months to try to map things out as much as we can. It is probably time for me to schedule another one soon" Matthew Waller can be reached at email@example.com or call (478) 475-1092.
MORE NEWS OF 3-10-03
Same Location - Different Building
For 2003 IKF South East Regional
Valdosta, Georgia, USA:
IKF South East United States Regional Promoter Mr. James Corbett (Right) has announced that his 2003 IKF South East U. S. Regional will be held again in Valdosta, Georgia. The location will again be the Lowndes County Civic Center and Fairgrounds, however, the event will be held in Building D, which is adjacent to Building A. Click HERE to see a diagram of the location. A map to the Civic Center can be found
The IKF sponsors an Amateur National Tournament every year that can be liken to "The National Golden Gloves" of kickboxing. This is a truly national tournament for bona fide titles in kickboxing. Three rules styles are featured in this event: Muay Thai, International, and Full Contact (or American rules). Almost 300 competitors fought in last year's national tournament. In order to attend the national tournament, all competitors must go through their local regional (if available).
The 2002 South East Regional in Valdosta had almost 100 entrants and featured an amazing 57 matches. This year's regional promises to be as well attended and more. The kickboxing tournament will commence about 9:00 AM on June 21st. An evening fight card will feature selected finals and ISCF mixed martial arts and no holds barred action. Valdosta's own world champion fighter Jonathan Wiezorek, will be looking to defend his ISCF U.S. Super Heavyweight Title on the evening fight card.
For more information click HERE or go to www.valdostamac.com
MORE NEWS OF 3-8-03
Matthew Waller Announces Ninth
The Submission Fighting Open
Macon, Georgia, USA
IKF & ISCF Promoter Mr. Matthew Waller (Right) of Georgia USA has announced that his officials of Gauntlet Productions are now taking applications for The Submission Fighting Open 9 to be held on Apr. 26th, 2003 in Macon, Georgia, USA at the Sports Towne Recreational Park. There will be single fights and tournaments on the card in both the professional and amateur categories based on participant entry. If you are interested in obtaining a slot on this card please contact Mr. Waller and his staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (478) 475-1092.
Amateur tourney slots are filled on a "first come, first served" basis so send requests ASAP, or fill out an application and send it in. The applications for the Amateur ISCF bouts can be found HERE! The rules for the Amateur ISCF bouts can be found HERE!
The Submission Fighting Open is Georgia's longest running mixed martial arts promotion and has been in effect since 1997. Owned and operated by Gauntlet Productions, the same company that brings you
The Gauntlet Trials Southeastern Regional MMA Qualifiers
The SFO is the premier showcase for up and coming talent in
the southeastern region of the U.S. This event is sanctioned by the ISCF and the
Visit our homepage for more information
SFO/ GAUNTLET TRIALS
or e-mail Mr. Waller at email@example.com or call (478) 475-1092.
WEDNESDAY, March 5th, 2003, AT 7:20 PM, PST
March 8th, Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, Missouri, USA
This article was moved up on the page from earlier this week.
Independence, Missouri, USA
This Saturday, March 8th, IKF/ ISCF. promoters, Mr. Dan Tharp and Mr. Oren Gauteraux are set to host their second installment of the midwests newest fight promotion. In the tradition of Kansas City's notoriety as a 'cowtown' they have named the show 'Cowtown Rumble'. The event will be hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn ballroom making it a first class event in a new and spacious facility. There is no smoking at this venue, something most fighters and fans can truly appreciate.
Following on the success of the November 16th, 2002 show which featured standing room only crowds, this show is likely to be sold out. Mr. Dan Tharp is very excited to have put together a 15 fight card featuring MMA, Full Contact, International Rules and Muay Thai. Mr. Tharp says of this,
"Amateur kickboxing has all but died out in the Kansas City area until recently. I'm very thrilled to be actively building up a base of amateurs that will make this sport grow in size and quality. I'm also absolutely thrilled that the sport of Mixed Martial Arts has been approved in the state of Missouri thru the guidance and sanctioning of the ISCF. The sky is the limit for the combat sports in this area and I'm thrilled that Cowtown Fight Promotions, Inc. was able to partner with the IKF/ ISCF to get things moving."
For more information please contact Cowtown Fight Promotions at (816) 229-6611 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, March 3rd, 2003, AT 10:00 PM, PST
With 1 Kick Hudson Becomes The
Results of Winter Wars 2003 - Saturday March 1st, Augusta, Georgia, USA
MORE PICTURES TO BE ADDED MONDAY
Augusta, Georgia, USA
It didn't take Shannon Hudson (At Right with trainer & brother Kevin Hudson and IKF Referee Gary Brown) of Greer, South Carolina, USA long to earn a new nickname. Only 28 seconds into the first round the "HITMAN" landed a perfect left leg round kick to opponent Shawn Gay's neck that dropped Gay motionless to the canvas. Within seconds Gay was awake but had tremendous pain in his neck from his muscles tightening due to the blow. Hudson (10-6 with 5 KO/TKO's) had to wait for his award as Gay was placed on a backboard for safety reasons to assure no further injury. He was transported to the local hospital by ambulance and in the end, all x-rays and medical checks proved he was OK and only suffering from an intense muscle cramp.
When the ring was clear Hudson was awarded his IKF Amateur South East Regional Light Middleweight Title belt. We wish there was more to this story, but that's it... Hudson has his sights set on winning the 2003 USA National Tournament align himself at a shot at the upcoming IKF Amateur World Championship. He will have plenty of competition in his path though as he has met in the past. However, as seen tonight, Hudson is much stronger and faster at this weight. At last years 2002 IKF USA USA Nationals he fought at Super Middleweight (165.1 lbs to 172 lbs) where he faced a much stronger and larger Kevin Engle (Left - 15-3/8) of St. Louis, Missouri, USA. After winning his first bout by TKO on Saturday he lost to Engle by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27 & 30-27 in the Championship bout Sunday night.
If he stays at light middleweight, in his way at this years 2003 USA National Tournament will be 3 Time USA National Tournament Champion Anthony McGaughey of Norman, Oklahoma, USA (Right, 20-0-1 with 14 wins by KO/TKO) HOWEVER... McGaughey only loss has a common bond with Hudson, it was to Engle, but at a heavier weight. As a 3 Time USA National Champion, McGaughey may be fighting for that IKF Amateur Light Middleweight World Title long before he sees Hudson across the ring from him. There is talk of the IKF Featuring some IKF Amateur World Title bouts on a special night event at this years 2003 USA National Tournament. This would mean McGaughey would not even be in the National Tournament because he also won the IKF North American title last year as well. Although these plans are not confirmed yet, the thought of it sounds exciting. Keep watch of the news pages here for more.
Here are the results of all the nights action below
Fighter James Thorpe was awarded a win by forfeit in his ISCF Amateur Heavyweight MMA bout when his opponent, Bruce Douglas of Douglas Georgia, USA was a NO SHOW!
Look for a lot of pictures by Photographer Jimmy Carter to be added for this event tomorrow. For more details, please review below on this News page or contact Elizabeth Carlson at (706) 855-5269 or E-mail at email@example.com.
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To Be Honored In Las Vegas
And Some Other Names We Know Through The IKF & ISCF
March 3, 2003: It was announced today that Martial Arts Action movie supertar Steven Seagal will be honored by the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society in Las Vegas , Nevada, USA on July 12, 2003. He will be inducted in the Hawaii Martial Arts International Society's prestigious "International Martial Arts Hall Of Fame".
"Steven Seagal has made his mark in martial arts and hollywood history, he was one of the true martial artist that got into acting, not an actor portraying a martial artist. His contribution to the world of martial arts can not be solely measured by his movie credits but for what opportunities were opened up, that is something that we as a part of the martial arts community must be thankful for. We are honored to have him as an inductee" Stated HMAIS Chairman Professor Jamie Abregana, Jr. Steven Seagal has starred in such movies as "Above the Law" , "Hard to Kill", "Marked for Death", "Out for Justice", "Under Seige I & II", and "On Deadly Ground". Seagal also co-starred opposite Kurt Russell in a key cameo in the action hit, "Executive Decision" and starred with Keenan Ivory Wayans as a Los Angeles cop hunting a serial killer in the action-thriller, "The Glimmer Man".
To his martial arts credit, he has been involved in martial arts since the age of 7 and became the first non-Asian to organize his own dojo in Tokyo, one that, with over 2,000 students, remains in operation today, this is an unequalled accomplishment. Seagal currently serves as CEO of Steamroller Productions, his Los Angeles based production company which is involved in the development, production, financing and marketing of television and motion picture products. He has just recently completed the production of two of the latest action packed films "Half Past Dead" and "The Foreigner", no release dates have been set as of this release.
Other notables being inducted at this extravaganza include Wrestling Legend "Hulk Hogan", UFC's Dan "The Beast" Severn, Martial Arts action star TJ Storm of "Mortal Kombat" fame, Martial Arts action star and Gold Medalist Stephanie Cheeva of "Martial Law" and "VIP", Martial Arts Legends Grandmaster Ron Van Clief and Grandmaster Frank Sanchez, Steve Fossum Founder of the International Kickboxing Federation, "IKF", Sifu Larry Hartsell founder of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association, International Singer Katiuska Hanohano of Elvis Fame, Master Michael Matsuda of the "Martial Arts History Museum", Master Alan Goldberg founder of "Action Martial Arts Magazine", Louis "Falcon Coperis" Velazquez, former pro wrestling champion and creator of Karate Kidz Online and many others that will be honored at this extravaganza.
Also that evening they will be honoring great martial artist from around the world such as Grandmaster Dano Meadows, Grandmaster Al Cunningham, Grandmaster Jim Arvanitis "Father of Modern Pankration", Professor Jody Perry, Professor Steven Dowd, Master Rio Altaie, Sifu Lamar Davis II, and Master Carlos Velez. This historic event will all take place at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada on Saturday July 12, 2003. "We are getting an overwhelming response so far and it keeps growing daily, our concern is that seating is limited and do ask that those that wish to attend please make sure to secure their tickets before making travel arrangements because tickets can not be purchased at the door" Statement from the HMAIS Event Committee. For more information see the website at www.hmaisociety.org