American Paul Maslak created the first independent world kickboxing ranking system based on a computer algorithm. Here is the story behind STAR.
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT CHAMPION: STEVE SHEPHERD (1950-2021) During the peak years of Steve Shepherd’s kickboxing career, I […]
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.