International Kickboxing Federation


International Kickboxing Federation

The International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) is the Largest Kickboxing Sanctioning Body in the World. The Organization also hosts the Largest and highest ranked/visited Kickboxing Sanctioning body website in the world as Confirmed by * [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/KBWebTraffic.htm Alexa.com & Quantcast]

IKF Sanctions both Pro and Amateur Kickboxing around the world in 6 different rule styles:
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/RulesFC.htm Full Contact: Above the Waist/American Kickboxing]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/RulesIR.htm International: Low Kick]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/RulesMT.htm Muay Thai: Allowing Knees & Elbows]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/SanShouRules.htm San Shou: All of the above along with Throws.]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/RulesXG.htm XG: Extreme Gladiators: All of the above along with Throws & MMA Gloves.]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/PKB.htm Point Kickboxing: Semi Contact]

The IKF also has a sister organization for Mixed Martial Arts which is the * [http://www.iscfmma.com ISCF, International Sport Combat Federation: www.ISCFMMA.com]

The IKF has both Male and Female Titles (State, Regional, National, Continental, Intercontinental & World) and both Pro and Amateur Rankings.

The IKF website hosts loads of Kickboxing information that includes but not limited to:
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/news-current.htm Up to date Active News Page]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/IKFRankings.htm Pro & Amateur Rankings]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/Upcevents.htm Upcoming Events Page]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/pastchamps.htm Past Champions Page]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/RulesMain.htm Rules & Regulations]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/Sanctionw-IKF.htm Event Sanctioning Requirements]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/USAMain.htm World Amateur Kickboxing Championships]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/KickboxingGyms.htm Kickboxing Gym Directory]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/KBWebTraffic.htm Who's Who Page]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/wwwboard Kickboxing Message Board]
* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/IAA.htm Championship Belts] And loads more...

History

* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/IKFHistory.htm For Entire IKF History Click Here] The IKF Was Established in July 1992 by cofounders Steve Fossum and Dan Stell. Both Stell and Fossum created the IKF from their knowledge and experience as past Kickboxing Event Promoters, Trainers, Fighters and Officials of the sport. Dan Stell who held kickboxing titles in several organizations, stepped down from direct administrative duties of the IKF and now serves as the chief official for the organization. The IKF does many events throughout the World organized by the many IKF Representatives worldwide. Mr. Fossum is also the CEO and President of the ISCF (* [http://www.iscfmma.com ISCF, International Sport Combat Federation: www.ISCFMMA.com] ) which is a sanctioning body for Mixed Martial Arts. Although the IKF is still a strong Kickboxing Sanctioning Body, the ISCF experienced tremendous growth during 2006 and became the Largest Sanctioning Body for Mixed Martial Arts in North America sanctioning over 300 events a year

External links

* [http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/ The International Kickboxing Federation official website]
* [http://www.iscfmma.com ISCF MMA, International Sport Combat Federation official website]


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