GLORY Aligns with ISKA Continuing Regulation of Elite Level Kickboxing


New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced its continued partnership with International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) as the primary regulatory body for upcoming GLORY events.

Contracted since 2012, ISKA has worked on GLORY’s behalf, in conjunction with local commissions and international federations, to uphold and enforce the rules and regulations at each sanctioned GLORY kickboxing event, in addition to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and safety worldwide.


“ISKA is very pleased to be in a position to contribute to GLORY’s well-earned success,” said Cory Schafer, ISKA World President. “We share a vision for the global development of kickboxing as a major world-wide sport and intend to use all of our resources to help ensure its realization.”

ISKA also works closely with GLORY’s deep roster of talent to ensure awareness of the GLORY rules amongst all competitors.

“ISKA is the go-to regulatory interface for ensuring that the ‘Ts’ are crossed and the ‘Is’ are dotted,” said Andrew Madigan, Global Head of GLORY Operations and Compliance. “You can feel a measurable rise in confidence with the fighter talent knowing that this vigilance is in place.”
About GLORY:
Founded in 2012, GLORY is owned and operated by GLORY Sports International (GSI), a professional martial arts organization and television content provider, that maintains offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, and Tokyo. GLORY programming is seen in over 170 territories. GLORY kickboxing rules are comprised of a mix of several combat disciplines including Karate, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do and traditional Boxing. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @GLORY_WS, and visit us online at

About ISKA:
Since 1986 the International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) has set an unprecedented standard sanctioning and regulating combat sports and competitive martial arts events in more than fifty countries on six continents.

ISKA sanctioned and regulated 12 seasons of professional kickboxing aired on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN International featuring live events From Moscow’s Olympic Stadium to Queensland, Australia; from Lausanne, Switzerland to Durban, South Africa; from the famous Lumpini Stadium in Thailand to the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas.

ISKA has been involved either as the regulatory supervisor or developmental consultant for K-1 USA as seen on ESPN, Chuck Norris’s World Combat League aired on VERSUS and STRIKEFORCE MMA seen on NBC, CBS and SHOWTIME.
ISKA President Cory Schafer has been involved in martial arts since 1969 and has been officiating kickboxing since 1980. He has personally participated in the supervision of events in more than 35 US states and 30 countries.

Though based in the United States, ISKA sanctioned nearly fifty continental and world title kickboxing events throughout Europe in 2013 and more than one hundred total events in the United Kingdom. Like us on Facebook or visit us online at

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