The NKBB was founded in 1979 to be the core organization for Dutch kickboxing. This is their statement from a 1985 declaration about the state of the sport.
The Gladiator or The Professor were his nicknames when Dutch kickboxer Fred Rojers captured WKA world championship titles.
American Paul Maslak created the first independent world kickboxing ranking system based on a computer algorithm. Here is the story behind STAR.
Steve was one of the most iconic champions of American kickboxing. He won countless titles while promoting his own events out of West Palm Beach.
JACKSON, HOWARD (1951-2006) American karate champion. Jackson began martial arts in 1968 under Harold Williams of Detroit, Mich. […]
New Mexico’s Bill Packer was one of the first trainers to produce a big stable of WKA kickboxing world champions from the USA.
An interview with Don “The Dragon” Wilson from 2003 after his comeback fight in Atlantic City.
1977: Benny Urquidez traveld to Japan to meet challenger Okao, an unusually big mouthed Japanese kickboxer. A legendary fight erupted.
Truely phenomenal: Bridget Riley transitioned to pro boxing from kickboxing. She earned the nick name “Baby Doll”.
The first kickboxing World Champion who later captured 2 UFC belts. American Maurice Smith in his WKA title fight against Alex Desir.