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Wednesday, Oct 09, 2002

Iska/ifc Combine Efforts

Official ISKA and IFC press release:


Gainesville, FL: The ISKA today announced the merger of the sanctioning functions of the IFC with the ISKA. IFC officials will now become part of the newly formed Mixed Martial Arts division of the ISKA. Mr. Paul Smith, former Commissioner of the IFC, will become Director of the new ISKA MMA division.

"The ISKA welcomes the expertise and experience of Mr. Smith and the many fine officials that he has supervised under the IFC banner," states Cory Schafer, President of the ISKA. "They have been instrumental in the development of Mixed Martial Arts as a legitimate and highly recognized sport. Together we’ll work to continue the development of the sport and to help its incredible athletes gain the recognition and reward that they deserve."

IFC, one of the oldest and most recognized names in MMA will continue as a promotional company only, producing MMA events sanctioned by the ISKA. Since1996 their leadership has helped to shape the rules and safety regulations that currently exist for MMA competition. Paul Smith has been an advisor to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and currently serves as the MMA advisor for the California State Athletic Commission.

"Mixed Martial Arts is maturing, and it is here to stay," states Smith. "With the extraordinary growth of the sport at both the professional and amateur levels, it is important that we provide a safe and unified system of rules and requirements to guide promoters and to assist those athletic regulating bodies not familiar with the sport. The ISKA has a long and distinguished record of promoting fairness and fighter safety on a world-wide level and we look forward to coordinating our efforts through the ISKA MMA division and working hard for the future of this very exciting fighting sport."

For more information please contact ISKA President Cory Schafer at (352) 331-0260, schafriska@aol.com or ISKA MMA Division Director Paul Smith at paulsmith@ifc-usa.com.

From the event’s promoter:

Gauntlet Trials 4.0

The Gauntlet Trials 4.0 is getting ready for an action packed night. On October 12th in Griffin Georgia the doors will open at 6pm to host the 4th installment of the Gauntlet Trials. This is a Mixed Martial Arts event with the winners of each five weight classes advancing to the Nationals held in Iowa by Monte Cox. This is an I.S.C.F sanctioned event.

Saturday, October 12, 2002
The Gauntlet Trials 4.0
Griffin, GA
Doors open at 6:00PM
Sanctioned by the ISCF
Winners of each weight division advance to the Nationals held by Monte Cox in Iowa
Tickets in advance are $15.00 and $20.00 the week of the event.

To finish off the night, the ISCF East Coast Welterweight Champion will be decided between Walter "Peewee" McCall of Valdosta Martial Arts, Valdosta, GA and Shawn "The Executioner" Porter of Spartanburg Martial Arts, Spartanburg, GA.

The card to date is as follows:

150 under
Jason Hicks – SC
Chris Wittnick -GA- South Side BJJ
Jason Thompson -GA
Dustin Rhodes** AL

170 under

Cliff Hagerman – GA -Academy Of Fighting Arts

Dan Anchetta – GA – HardCore Gym
Douglas Edwards – GA
Byron Whitesides – SC
Todd Moon- GA -Valdosta Martial Arts
Matt Corsey – GA- Academy of Fighting Arts
David Sosbee** – AL
Dustin Duck** – GA – LA Boxing

190 under
Ron Myers – GA
Mitsuaki Uchida – GA – Taido
Kevin Gittemier – GA
Jim Cruce**- GA

210 under
Jason Thompson – AL
Brian Lefleur** – GA -Valdosta Martial Arts
Brent Weedman – KY
Sam Smith – GA- Augusta Martial Arts

211 up

Jeff Alcorn – GA- Warehouse Martial Arts

Jimmy Jennings – GA
Wayne Music – GA -Valdosta Martial Arts
James Thorpe**- GA – LA Boxing
Nate Spivey** LA -Team Outlaw

Directions to the venue are:

  • From Atlanta take I 75 south to exit 205, turn right off the exit and travel about 11 miles. The venue is Taylor Street Middle School and will be on your left.
  • From Macon take I 75 north to exit 205, turn left off the exit and travel about 11 miles. The venue is Taylor Street Middle School and will be on your left.

The Best Western acts as the official hotel. Call them at 770-227-8400 and be sure to ask for the Gauntlet rate.
For more information, contact Matthew Waller at GauntletProds@cox.net.
Card subject to change.

From the events’ promoter Brian Cimins:

Grapplers Quest & SportFighting Updates

Grapplers Quest Worlds
Only A Week from This Saturday!!

The Grapplers Quest Submission Grappling World Championships, Saturday, October 19th at Marist High School in Bayonne, New Jersey is shaping up to be another blockbuster event. With 221 competitors already pre-registered, we are expecting well over 500 competitors at the show. 72 Divisions have been slated for Novice-Advanced Men, Women, Children, Executives, and Masters!

SAVE $25 – We have extended online pre-registration to Sunday, October 13th until 11:59 PM. After that time, registrations will only be accepted at-the-door. Weigh-Ins start at 8:00 AM, and the Children’s Division begin at 10:00 AM.
To register online and Save $25, go to: http://www.grapplers.com (Click on Registration Image to the Left or STORE)
For driving directions and mass transit info, go to: http://www.grapplers.com/worlds/framedirections.html
For hotel accommodations, go to: http://www.grapplers.com/worlds/accommidations.html
To visit the official website of GQ-Worlds, go to: http://www.Grapplers.com/Worlds

SportFighting Mixed Martial Arts Championships
Full Contact Action in New Jersey

The premier of SportFighting will be on Saturday, November 9th, 2002 at Marist High School (1241 Kennedy Blvd.) in Bayonne, New Jersey.
SportFighting will also feature a 15-20 minute set (during the break between The Undercard and Main Card) newly signed Sony label Punk Rock and Alternative Rock Band, CHARM SCHOOL featuring some classic and electrified cover songs, plus some super-charged originals!
The Marine Corps Reserve’s "Toys for Tots" program will host a "Toy Drive" on Saturday, November 9th at SportFighting in New Jersey. The Event will be hosted at Marist High School (1241 Kennedy Blvd.) in Bayonne, New Jersey. Seating and At-The-Door Ticket Sales begin at 5:30 PM and the first match begins at 7:00 PM.
Please bring new and unwrapped toys to the SportFighting event on Saturday, November 9th in Bayonne, New Jersey between the hours of 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Last year, this program reached out to 187,000 children in Northern New Jersey because of the community’s heartfelt generosity. I would like to continue this tradition and show the Marine Corps Reserve as a whole that the Grappling and Martial Arts community will continue this very worthy cause.
The Fight card will include The MMA debut of 3-Time Grapplers Quest Champ, Todd Margolis and 2-Time GQ Superfighter, Ken Kronenberg, plus:

  • Zack Wakeman, Tai Kai vs. Mark Colangelo, Renzo Gracie
  • Nakapan Phungephorn, Linxx vs. Vlad Koulikov, Combat Sambo
  • Eddy Rolon, Team End Game vs. James Gabert, Renzo Gracie
  • Joe VanBrackle, Yamasaki vs. Jeff Williamson, Machado JJ
  • Jay-Shannon Russell, Renzo Gracie vs. Joey Brown, End Game
  • Rich Latta, Team Renzo vs. Mark Papadimitriou, Combined Martial Arts
  • Alan Teo, Team Renzo vs. Mike Acosta, Yamasaki Muay Thai Instructor
  • Steve Hankin, Combat Zone vs. John Timlin, Combined Martial Arts
  • Chris Schlesinger, Matt Serra/Renzo Gracie vs. David Taurosevicivs, PKA
  • Dante Rivera, Team End Game vs. Chris Scanlon, Kioto Jiu Jitsu
  • Brian Shepard, Tai Kai vs. Brad Cunningham, Kempo Karate
  • Norm Schack, Renzo Gracie vs. John Ryan, V-Force Fighting

For the most up-to-date card, go to: http://www.grapplers.com/zone/news.cfm?#213

Grapplers Quest West 3 Rocks Las Vegas,
Saturday, November 16th

138 Pre-Registered competitors already… looking to break 600!!!
Saturday, November 16th
Durango High School
7100 West Dewey Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113-1104

Pre-Register Now – Save $25 – Go to: http://www.grapplers.com/store/online_registration2.cfm
Download the official event package of GQ-West 3 at:
Visit the Official Website of Grapplers Quest West 3 at: http://www.grapplers.com/west/
The Quest is Coming West…Spread the Word!
Questions or comments? Contact us: Event Hotline: 973 831-4121 or email: Director@Grapplers.com

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