IKF / ISCF Amateur Championships - Sat. 27th Sept 2008, Parr Hall, Warrington
Hi to everyone on CAGEWARRIORS. I would just like to say that I think this is a great forum, and look forward to joining the community.
The Amateur Kickboxing Association of England ( A.K.A. ) in association with
Warrington Kickboxing Studio - Diamond Promotions
would like to invite Instructors to enter athletes into our
IKF Amateur Muay Thai and Kickboxing Championships
with supporting card including
ISCF Sport Combat M.M.A. bouts.
Saturday 27th September 2008, Warrington, ( Near Manchester ), ENGLAND, WA1 1BL.
Entries details and entry fee payments must be submitted to A.K.A. England before Friday 19th September 2008, ( eight days prior ), at the latest. These must be pre-paid in advance, and by cheque only. Late entries after this date will not be considered. If you are posting a cheque, please ensure that it arrives before Friday 19th September 2008 as the A.K.A. office does not receive any mail at the weekends.
Details of how to register, view the official website : www.aka-england.org
Please enter your athletes early to avoid disappointment, this competition will have a maximum of 30 contests on the day ( 60 matched entries ).
Novice and Senior I.K.F. Amateur Kickboxing Bouts. ( ‘O.S.R.’ format and ‘M.T.R. format ). Details at www.ikfkickboxing.com.
Novice Amateur ( No Head-Contact ) and Senior Amateur ( Head-Contact only when standing ) M.M.A. Bouts. ( I.S.C.F. Sport Combat format ). Details at www.iscfmma.com.
Current Champions are required to defend their status should there be a title challenge. If you are an Instructor and have any students holding I.K.F. titles, please make them aware of this. Champions unwilling to make title defences may face a mandatory vacation – see latest rules ( www.aka-england.org )
If you are attending from outside the U.K., please bring a national flag, and also a CD of your national anthem for the opening ceremonies.
Recommended airports :
Liverpool ( 25 mins transfer time )
Manchester ( 15 mins transfer time )
Assistance to and from the airports to the accommodation and venue will be given.
Recommended accommodation :
Trafford Centre, Manchester, with 4 Hotels, and local Restraints, Shopping
1. Swinging Bridge – Premiere Lodge, Travel Inn
2. Coach House Brewers Fayre, Travel Inn
3. Tulip Inn
4. Travel Lodge, Trafford Centre
The event is held over one day, and will being held on Saturday 27th September 2008 at:
The Parr Hall,
Warrington,( Near Manchester ),
Entry fee per athlete is £30.00.
Note : There is a £ 5.00 discount for those that have A.K.A. licences - see www.aka-england.org
Each competitor may sell tickets and collect £ 5.00 per ticket commision. (Sell just 6 tickets = No entry fee).
Each competitor will receive a complimentary fully edited DVD of their bout and the main Championship bouts at the discretion of the host school that is promoting.
Each athlete will get a National ranking and Title Challengers / Champions will receive World rankings, ( www.ikfkickboxing.com ).
Weight check and medical = 12.00 pm.
Novice bouts scheduled to start = 2.00 pm.
Note spectators with tickets are welcome to attend the Novice contests and will be allowed entry after 1.30pm.
Main Bouts 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Including I.K.F. KICKBOXING and I.S.C.F. MIXED-MARTIAL-ARTS contests.
Spectator Tickets in advance £ 20.00, on the Day £ 25.00.
Tickets available from the event coordinator, Neil Holden, on 07973 43-18-18
Licenced Bar, and food available.
Ringside V.I.P. tables with waitress service available at £ 500.00 book early to avoid disappointment.
Complete details on the websites
Event to be featured in 'FIGHTERS' - martial arts magazine!
Tel : 07973-42-18-18
Out of interest do you expect your foreign fighters to book and pay for their own flights and hotel ? And also make their own way to the hotel?
to put it simply, yes. We regularly have foreign amateur athletes competing on the events in the Kickboxing division. You can see this on the show reports on the website at www.aka-england.org
They cover their expenses through raising their own sponsorship, and we help with the coordination, i.e. transport etc...
Recently had an Indian that has competed on our events twice, email us asking to compete in an MMA bout at 77kgs.
Also, although the entries have not yet officially opened yet ( 1st Sept ) just had a Canadian entry for the Kickboxing come through, as well as two Turkish entries.
Do you pay flights and accommodation for pros ?
As just about every UK MMA promotion pay for flights/accommodation for 95% of their fighters. It's just interesting to see what others do
Good luck to you
We have no plans at the moment to return to promoting Pro. bouts, as we are pretty busy organising a circuit of six Amateur events per year for the Kickboxing.
When we did, ( and we may yet do again in the future ), yes we pay Pro's purse's along with ticket commisions and expenses. These were all for Kickboxing bouts though. See...
ENGLAND vs Belgium + Thailand
ENGLAND vs Italy
ENGLAND vs France
BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH MT TITLE
The first 8 man Grandprix Tournament ( k-1 style )
Our most recent Amateur bout at the Parr Hall - Sept 2007...
Amateur Championships - ENGLAND vs India & Iranhttp://www.warrington-kickboxing.com...ts_150907.html
We have only recently added Amateur MMA to the events, and are expecting it to take a while to build up. The bouts we have had on were well received though by the audience. Hopefully, more amateurs may like to gain/build up their MMA experience on these events, especially as they are held bi-monthly.