Martial Arts Event
The Arthur Ashe Center - Richmond, VA
6pm - 12am
General Admission - $20.00
Ringside - $25.00
Saturday, June 17
CYC - Scranton, PA
6pm - 12am
General Admission - $20.00
Ringside - $25.00
Excalibur Productions and Prodigy Martial Arts Present
Full contact, hard core martial arts combat
· Muay Thai Boxing
· No Holds Barred Free-Fighting
· Set Card Fights
Over a dozen bone crushing matches by the East Coast's toughest
Also on this Card -
FEROCIOUS FULL CONTACT FEMALE FIGHTS!
General admission and ringside tickets will be available online
Contact Brian Crenshaw At ProdigyMartialArts.com or (804) 282-KICK
K-Star Grand Prix
2nd K-Star Grand Prix will take place on sunday 26th March at the
Tower ballrooom, edgbaston, Birmingham, England.
The K-Star Grand Prix is an 8 man tournament for fighters under
60kg. There is £2,200 in prize money with the winner getting £1,000.
The 1st k-Star Grand Prix also had fighters from Karate and Kung
Fu. Video highlights of the 1st k-star Grand Prix can be seen on
the WMTO web site at www.wmto.org
and click onto multi media.
The fighters that have entered and waiting to be selected are ;-
DAMIEN TRAINOR K-STAR GRAND PRIX CHAMPION
MORRIS REILLY World Champ
NAGIN GURU NAI DU
Fighters may still be able to enter contact Steve Logan at email@example.com.
The show will also feature SHOOTHAI Vale Tudo fights and top class
thai Boxing fights.
Promoter Steve logan can be contacted on 0121 331 4074
The Battle of Bayswater!
"Best Of The Best II"
Karate / Kickboxing
Porchester Hall Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 5HS
Sunday 27th February'2000
After their recent sell-out success with "Best of the Best" at the
York Hall, JKO Promotions staged a stunning sequel at the Porchester
Hall on Sunday 27th February'2000, with nine explosive bouts of
Kick and Thai Kick-Boxing.
Once again the venue was sold out weeks in advance, and those that
couldn't get in missed knock-outs, controversy and major titles
Promotions demand great matches
and they got them, with Paul Wheeler and Wayne McKoy providing the
Thai fight of the year so far. After five incredible rounds, with
Wheeler cut above the left eye and McKoy dropped twice, former World
Champion Ronnie Green rated the bout one of the best he had ever
seen Europe. ( Paul Wheeler 5klio lighter then Wayne McKoy. "And
now the new" WKN Super-Heavyweight sensation Chris "The Sledgehammer"
Ballard scored his 27th knockout in under 30 seconds of the first
round, opponent Roger Toone the hapless victim.
A real crowd puller, Ballard
is rapidly earning the tag "The White Tyson." Nagin Guru Naidu and
Riyadh Al Azzawi also delivered stunning stoppages on a night of
pure drama. Dylan Spencer (Pat O'Keefe) lost his WKN European Title
to Kodad Mohammed (Tean Cabrera over 10 hard fought, see-saw rounds,
whilst Mark Shuba emphatically stopped game Daniel Flack to secure
his first WKN British Title.
The fights on the undercard were also of the highest quality and
provided wins for Marti Cox Jnr, Ricky Salhan and Mohammed Al Azzawi.
Despite the hectic schedule the promoters helped Heathrow Kickboxing
Club raise money for the Sarah Yarrow Appeal, to help this young
cerebral palsey sufferer. With all the style and class of top boxing
promotions, quality matchmaking, showbiz glamour and the best kickboxing
personalities, JKO Promotions are setting the standards for martial
entertainment and building a reputation for quality.
Look out for details of their next big show, the ultimate in full
"Best of the Best II"
Porcheter Hall, Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 5HS.
Red Corner -- Blue Corner
Theven Guru Naidu 53k Vs 52.5k Ricky Salhan
Ricky Salhan Won On Points
Al-Azzawi 78k Vs 78k Steve Kerry Md.
Al-Azzawi Won on Points
Dillon Spensor 72k Vs 72k Kodad MD
Kadad Mohammed Won on Points
Marti Cox Jnr 63k Vs 64k Stan Badinsky
Marti Cox Won, Stopped Stan Baninsky on 3rd round Punch KO
Daniel Flack 67k Vs 67k Mark Shuba
Shuba Won, Stopped Daniel Flack on 4th round Kick KO
Nagin Guru Naidu 67k Vs 67k Andrew Aubury
Nagin Guru Naidu Won, Stopped Andrew Aurbury on 4rd round Kick KO
Roger Toon 115k Vs 115k Chris Ballard Nagin Guru Naidu Won, Stopped
Andrew Aurbury on 4rd round Kick KO
Paul Wheeler 63.5k Vs 63.5k Wayne McCoy
Paul Wheeler Won, Stopped Wayne McCoy on 5th round Kick KO
Riyadh Al-Azzawi 78k Vs 78k Danny Townsend
Riyadh Al-Azzawi Won, Stopped Danny Townsend on 49sec of the 1st
round Kick & Punch KO
Team Thai-ed to Victory! Click here to see
A five-man Northern Irish Kick-Boxing
team enjoyed a hugely successful - if brief - far eastern tour last
week in preparation for their date with destiny in the Waterfront
Hall on March 25.
The local boxers, Gary Hamilton and Alan Kilpatrick from Belfast,
Denver Stewart from Ballynahinch and corner-man Billy Barron and
lead by team captain and head coach Billy Murray, travelled to Thailand,
Bali, Australia and onto warm-up bouts in New Zealand to both train
and rest ahead of the big night.
Murray explained the reason behind the trip:
"For the fighters, the March show is going to be the biggest night
of their lives. I wanted to get them completely focused, but also
a little more relaxed. So we travelled initially to Thailand, the
home of the sport to sample some light training and sparring in
a couple of gyms over there. It helped immensely.
"They were able to see first hand the dedication and level of skill
that the Thai's apply to the sport. They also savoured the delights
of authentic Muay Thai bouts, visiting several of the stadia that
dot Bangkok, to watch the events live.
Murray himself met with Mr Songchai, the main Thai kickboxing promoter
and manager of Murray's March 25 opponent, Chartsingh. During the
meeting, many aspects of co-promotions between the ProKick franchise
and Mr Songchai's own organisation were discussed as was Mr Songchai's
growing and incredibly welcome involvement with the WKN. Though
Mr Songchai's hospitality was second to none, the team had to move
on... to a two day break in Bali. The incredible, if brief, Far
Eastern and Antipodean tour was completed with a flying visit to
Brisbane, before the team were brought down to earth with a bang
"It might seem to have been an awful long way to go for a little
preparation but I wanted to get their mind-set right."
The warm-ups in New Zealand also went well.
"We just needed to get the lads some ring practice with some of
the best in the world.
At the Waterfront Hall they will all be competing at the highest
level, you can spar until the cows come home, but nothing beats
stepping into the ring and pushing yourself.
"All the lads showed the necessary hunger and ability. We had no
major injuries and no major upsets. That to me is a more than successful
warm-up. I think they're looking in great shape for March."
Of his own chances for his one-off comeback fight against old adversary
Chartsingh of Thailand, Billy was giving little away.
"I'm in good shape, as good as I've been for years. I'm close to
the weight and I'm really, really looking forward to it. I've waited
several years to climb back into the ring, waited until the time
and the opponent and the cause was right.
All proceeds from the Belfast event will go towards the Royal
Victory Hospital for sick children and ward 39.
Lolo Meimuli promoted his first
WKN event in new Zealand on the 18th Feb report to follow Staphane
Cabrera,World president unfortunaly could not be there.
Three fighters from the North of Ireland attended the Scottish fighters
with drew at short notice to a brevment in one of their familes...our
thoughts are with them.
The promoter for the event was Lolo Heimuli.
Peter Wilson will fight in France on the 4th of MARCH for European
WKN Title. Ali Jacko's fighter - Keddle lost on a close point decision
for a WKN Thai Boxing Title in France.
LEX EASTON (FIGHTER: Michael EMSILE lost in the 8th round of his
WKN European Title at Light Heavyweight. The doctor stopped the
fight. Emsile suffered a bad cut over his left eye Doug Harrisson's
- Fighter: Sarah Hall lost on points for a World full-contact title,
more to follow.
'Best of the Best II'
JKO Promotions Kickboxing Night
27th February'2000, it's taking
place in the heart of London at the prestigious Porcester Hall,
Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 5HS.
Muay Thai Feb. 26th
International Kickboxing Federation
(I.K.F.) Professional World Junior Middleweight Champion KONGNAPA
"King of the Sky" (101-10-6, 50 KO's) headlines a 12 bout Muaythai
extravaganza as he defends his title against the World Association
of Kickboxing Organization's (W.A.K.O.) Junior Middleweight World
Champion Dimitri Shakuta on Saturday, February 26, 2000 at the Milwaukee
County Sports Complex.
James "Knock 'em Down" Downey,
The first American Thai boxer to fight - and win - at Bangkok's
Historic Rajadamnern Stadium makes his Junior Middleweight Milwaukee
Pro debut in a rematch against his "1999's Fight of the Year" opponent,
All bouts are sanctioned by
Millenium Tournament to be held
on April 1,2000 at Gold Medal Fitness 18647 SW 107 Ave. Miami Fl.
Please visit us at www.fighting.cc
Open tournament and fight card for our kickwrestling event Kickwrestling
and Grappling challange - come and test your skills! All styles
24th and 25th March 2000
Semi Contact Pointfighting and Forms International Tournament
Special Guest : Jeff "DC-Bomber"
Smith, the Legend of Kickboxing There's also a team from County
Kildare, Ireland taking part.
Muay Thai seminar
Fairtex Muay Thai will be conducting
a seminar at Giraldi's Muay Thai Strike Force USA in Hawaii at Kalakaua
Boxing Gym in Kalihi. On March 1, 2000, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
and will be open to 20 students.
Phicheat "Dr. Knee" Arunlueng, Head Trainer at Fairtex USA, will
lead the class and assisted by Enn Fairtex and Jongsanan Fairtex.
Contact Tony "Snow Tiger" Giraldi at 808-676-0048 if you are interested
DATES FOR FAIRTEX ON ESPN 2
FEBRUARY 26, 2000 1AM-3AM (pst)
MARCH 2, 2000 11AM-12PM (pst)
becomes official Sponsor of Shidokan Karate Germany
one of world's leading Martial Arts suppliers becomes an official
sponsor of Shidokan Karate Germany.
The cooperation of Kwon and Shidokan Karate Germany is actually
based on promotional support of the Shidokan Events in Germany,
as well as this years SHI KON Thaiboxing Grand Prix.
If you are looking for informations about KWON please visit www.kwon.de
to get more information. The website is multilangual.
Fighters for SHI KON Thaiboxing Grand Prix wanted!
Karate Germany is still looking for talented Fighters at this
years SHI KON Thaiboxing Grand Prix Series (-72,7 kg). All Events
are sanctioned by the European Shidokan Federation, the World
Karate Association - The Shidokan and the International Kickboxing
dates for the preliminary events are:
April 15th, Mössingen/Germany
May 06th, Bruxelles/Belgium
May 20th, Nice/France
Bavarian Shidokan Novice Championships
Sunday, February 27th, the Kamikaze Dojo in Kitzingen will promote
the 1. Open Bavarian Shidokan Newcomer Championships 2000. This
Tournament is open to all styles and organizations. Teams from
Germany and Lithuania have already confirmed their participation.
Don't miss the chance to attend at this spectacular Full Contact
Karate Event! More information is available upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vegas at the MGM Grand
"F-14" Gong, ISKA Light Middleweight champion will be defending
his title in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand against a yet to be named
Art of War" Russia vs. USA at the Blaisdell Arena.
Muay Thai Camp returns to Oahu, Hawaii for "The Art of War" Russia
vs. USA at the Blaisdell Arena on Feb 29th.
The pro fights will feature Russian Draka vs. Muay Thai. The Russians
can execute throws while Fairtex fighters will be allowed to use
knees and elbows.
It promises to be a very entertaining evening.
Team Hits Thailand and New Zealand
Cabrera, the WKN President is to meet a team of 5 fighters from
the North of Ireland and 2 Scottish fighters in Bangkok for a
bit of pre-fight training. They are due to fight in a big International
Bash down under in Auckland, New Zealand on the 18th Feb.
information can be found at the
World Kickboxing Network
promoter for the event is Lolo Heimuli.
to Europe's largest martial Arts Tournament
days to Europe's largest martial Arts Tournament. We have now
currently received confirmation from twenty international teams
for this years Open and expect in excess of one thousand participants.
One International TV Company and one national are also covering
the event. Do not forget about the international fight night on
Saturday 26th Feb, which is also being televised.
Please remember, that all fighters/Participants must be Pre registered
on or before Sunday 17th February. No late international entries
will be accepted. Further information including categories can
be viewed on www.bushido.ie
A new site will be launched on the internet on 29th Feb www.kickboxing.ie
it will give you the full rundown on Kickboxing in Ireland and
information about Irelands-Governmentally recognised governing
body for kickboxing - A.K.A.I. and just why this association is
one of the largest Kickboxing groups in the World today with over
seven thousand members and two hundred and sixty clubs.
of WAR in HAWAII
is the final card for the ART OF WAR in Hawaii.
The date has been moved to February 29, 2000 but will still be
at Blaisdell Arena.
We will be training at GIRALDI'S MUAY THAI STRIKE FORCE gym in
Kalihi on Sunday, 2/27/00 and Monday, 2/28/00.
JONGSANAN "THE WOODEN MAN" VS. RUSSIA DRAKA TBA 152 LBS
ENN FAIRTEX VS. RUSSIA DRAKA TBA 124 LBS
JEAN CLAUDE LEUYER VS. RUSSIA DRAKA TBA 230 LBS
LINDA LOYCE VS. BAMBI BERTONCELLO 126 LBS
RYAN ROY VS. MADRID B. 145 LBS
ARMANDO RAMOS VS. TIEN NEGYN 132 LBS
KAZUSHI NISHIDA VS. KEVIN CADERA 175 LBS
RA KARMA VS. SHIAN PATIGAN 155 LBS