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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chrissyp wrote:
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chrissyp wrote:
sensei8 wrote:
A title...hhmmm...

How about..."Victory"?? I'm terribly at this!! I do believe that if you had a ONE WORD TITLE, that's easy to remember as well as catchy, it would go along way. Seems like all of the good one are gone!

"Champion"...I don't like that one either.

Man, this is hard!!

I like where you're going. I like the idea of a short, catchy title. ideas i liked right now are "Triumph" or "Triumph fighting championship" I also like "fighting spirit"

All of the good names are gone That's a one word catchy title if I've ever seen one before.

On your "Triumph", I'd suggest this..."Triumphant"'s one word, and boy oh boy, it's kind of catchy too. "Triumph fighting championship" is good too, but for me, it's a mouthful. So, maybe do like Ultimate Fighting Championship has done, and done quite well...

Brand Management!! Ultimate Fighting Championship is a mouthful too, but it has branded UFC as one of the most successful branding managements that the world has ever seen. So, maybe you could brand "Triumph fighting championship" into TFC.

That sounds good to...Triumph / Triumphant FC?

Sure...why not?!!

Put on a great show for your fan base, and whichever name you do choose, it will stick in their minds. Put on a bad show, no matter what catchy name you choose, it'll be forgotten faster than it started.

**Proof is on the floor!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. I would say that if your talent pool is Muay Thai based, then go by the old adage of if it isn’t broken then don’t fix it. I would employ straight Muay Thai rules if that is the case, though I would suggest looking into what the local commissions position is on some techniques; some places can be weird about unprotected elbow strikes.

2. To be fair, if you can save money in places, then save money in places. The cage might not necessarily be a bad thing, though I am a ring advocate for kick-boxing, but you will have to justify the use of the cage otherwise it does just look like cost cutting. For example, it might be worth considering knock-down rules which justify the padded flooring of cages; not allowing sweeps or throws seems rather unusual to a spectator if the floor is padded. This might lead to some clinch heavy fighting though, so might need to consider rules to prevent over reliance on locking up to get the sweep or throw. You will also have to take into account how colliding with the cage wall differs from colliding with the ropes; should probably enact a restart rule where the fighters are moved to the centre if they end up locked against the cage wall for more then 5 seconds or so.

3. I would suggest some closed door preliminaries to find some good contestants for the live shows. It would be ideal to let everyone who volunteers have a go on the live stage, but you will need the best you can get to put on a good show. If you could get an amateur champion, and a former pro that is still training but no longer professional; it would help to establish a favourite going into your initial event, creates it’s own under-dog story, and a “gate-keeper” of sorts never hurts and adds some prestige. Also, try to set up first matches based on strengths you have observed in the preliminaries, rather than based on fighters’ records. You will want to ensure all the opening matches are between people who will give each other a run for their money. Nothing worse than opening matches where the out come is a foregone conclusion in the opening seconds.

In terms of general rules; I will admit I have always wondered what a kick-boxing match with lighter MMA like gloves would be like. Ironically, I found that my point fighting experience was more relevant to fighting with out gloves than my kick-boxing experience; when it came to knockdown karate and shoot-fighting. Some of the defensive tactics you can get away with when wearing boxing gloves just do not exist when you take the gloves away. Not advocating bare-knuckle kick-boxing, but might be an angle to explore. Issue would be finding gloves which do not exaggerate the hand size too much, but provide enough protection to the hands during a kick-boxing match. I am not sure conventional MMA gloves would be up to the task.

Speaking of MMA, if you have a cage to use; it might be an idea to host a mixed card with some MMA matches between the Kick-boxing. Might draw a larger crowd, and would most readily justify the use of a cage; you will just need to have a good announcement team and referees who are on the ball.
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