November 20, 2022 (NYC)- BLEAV In PKA Worldwide. Taekwondo Life Magazine’s Marc Zirogiannis had the opportunity to connect last week with Joe Corley – CEO, Jeff Smith – President, Sports Operations, Rick Roufus – Global Director of Fighter Development from PKA Worldwide about the exciting rebranding and changes coming to this historic Combat Sports League.
This interview was a great opportunity to reconnect with Grandmaster Jeff Smith, who we spoke to in August at the 2022 induction ceremony for the Taekwondo Hall of Fame, held in Jersey City, New Jersey.
About PKA Worldwide–
Once a staple of televised combat sports in the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s, and a precursor to today’s modern hybrid styles of fighting, PKA and its’ CEO Joe Corley are often credited as one of the founding fathers of modern-day MMA. Corley first introduced professional kickboxing to the public nearly 50 years ago with an “Americanized” style in which opponents are allowed to hit each other with punches and kicks above the waist. However, elbows, knees, clinch fighting and grappling are all forbidden.
Launched in 1974, the PKA went on to garner huge national audiences on ABC, CBS and NBC, and formed long-time broadcast partnerships with cable giants ESPN and SHOWTIME while producing over 1,000 hours of unforgettable televised action.
Now, PKA WORLDWIDE returns with the search for the sport’s greatest striker as they seek to crown new PKA WORLDWIDE World Champions.
Looking to Fight For PKA Worldwide?
PKA Worldwide is looking for talented fighters to join their exciting professional and historic Stand-up league. They are conducting regional fight auditions. Many of these fighters will come from the universe of Taekwondo practitioners.
Do you have what it takes to fight for PKA Worldwide: https://www.pkaworldwide.com/become-a-fighter/
For more information, please visit http://www.PKAWorldwide.com, follow on Facebook or social media @PKA_Worldwide (Twitter and Instagram).
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