*King of Combat Sports returns to Broomfield, Colorado on March 15^th. *

*^HDNet Television's "Inside MMA" will be attending the tournament! *

Denver/Broomfield, Colorado, March 14, 2008-It's that time again. On March 15^th , the world's best combat grapplers travel to Colorado to test themselves in the ultimate submission fighting challenge.

Now in it's eighth year, the Pancrase USA sanctioned tournament has matured into a world championship event. Last year nearly 400 fighters from ten countries and thousands of spectators took part in our combined North American Championship series. This year promises to be even bigger and better.

New in 2008 is a World Championship Team award called the Ozaki Cup. Named in honor of Pancrase President Masami Ozaki, the giant trophy will be awarded to the tournament's top scoring team.

Also new are special “King and Queen of Combat Grappling” awards for the absolute division champions.

Fans and competitors alike can look forward to a day of world-class submission fighting from experts in the world's oldest martial art.

Discover why mixed martial arts and submission fighting have rapidly become the nation's fastest growing and most popular new combat sport.

As always, the Pancrase World Championship is held in conjunction with the 17^th Old Timers Wrestling Tourney /(collegiate style)/. Both tournaments run simultaneously and at the same location. Competitors and spectators may participate in both events.

Competition begins at 9:00 AM, Saturday, March 15^th , at the Broomfield High School, 1 Eagle Way, Broomfield, Colorado, 80020. The venue is located within minutes of downtown Denver and the international airport. The metro area offers a full range of accommodations and amenities for out of town visitors.

* 28 World Championship Divisions: Team, men and women's beginner, intermediate, advanced and absolute.
* Free Pancrase tournament t-shirts for competitors.
* Ozaki Cup World Champion Team Award.
* King & Queen of Combat Grappling Trophies for the world's best male and female submission fighter.
* Division awards 1st through 4th place.
* Master of Ceremonies - "Brother from Another” Al Pallone.
* Held in Conjunction with the "17^th Annual Old Timers Wrestling Tourney
* Low-cost advertiser/sponsor tables and other opportunities are still available.
For additional information visit the Pancrase USA webpage at

* 2008 Pancrase World Submission Wrestling Championships

*Event date:* Saturday, March 15, 2008, 9:00 AM
*Location:* Broomfield High School, 1 Eagle Way, Broomfield, Colorado, 80020
*Spectator fees:* Adults - $6; Children ages 5 through 17 - $5; children under 5-free.
*Entry fee:* $50
*Competitor Weigh-in & Registration:* /(pre-registration NOT required. Register and pay at the weigh-ins)/
Friday, March 14, 2006, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Broomfield, H. S. Wrestling Room
Saturday, March 15, 2006, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Broomfield, H. S. Wrestling Room
*Contact:* Mr. Will Hendricks, tel: (303) 635-0530, (303) 589-3394, email:
* Announcement of Weight Class Amendment
World Pancrase Create, Inc., would like to announce the amendment of weight classes which would be international standard by The Nevada State Athletic Commission in order to aim worldwide organization. The new weight classes shall be started from Pancrase Event on Wednesday, January 30th, 2008. Please find the following the amendment of weight classes.

New Weight classes
Flyweight :Less than 127.9 lb (58kg)
Bantamweight:127.9 lb (58kg) Less than 135 lbs (61.2kg)
Featherweight :135 lbs (61.2kg) Less than 145 lbs (65.8kg)
Lightweight :145 lbs (65.8kg) Less than 155 lbs (70.3kg)
Welterweight :155 lbs (70.3kg) Less than 170 lbs (77.1kg)
Middleweight :170 lbs (77.1kg) Less than 185 lbs (83.9kg)
Light-heavyweight:185 lbs (83.9kg) Less than 205 lbs (93.0kg)
Heavyweight :205 lbs (93.0kg) Less than 265 lbs (120.2kg)
Open-weight :No limited
PANCRASE OF THE AMERICAS - 2007 Submission Wrestling Championship
Broomfield/Denver, Colorado, USA

King of Combat Sports returns to Broomfield, Colorado on March 10th

In little more than two weeks, submission fighters from around the globe will once again descend on Colorado to test themselves at Americas' premier combat grappling competition. Now in it's seventh year, the Pancrase USA sanctioned event continues to grow having previously hosted competitors from all fifty states and ten countries. This year's event promises to be even bigger and better.

Fans and competitors alike can look forward to a day of exciting, world-class submission fighting from experts in the world's oldest martial art.

Discover why mixed martial arts and submission fighting have rapidly become the nation's fastest growing and most popular new combat sport.

* Men & Women's - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Absolute Divisions.
* Free Pancrase Tournament t-shirts for competitors.
* World's Biggest Trophies (Men and Women's Absolute Champions) ......over 8 feet tall! Bring a truck.
* Master of Ceremonies - "Brother from Another" Big Al Pallone.
* Event photographer Kristy......for your individual & team portraits.
* Team Championship Award.
* Special Individual Achievement Awards.
* Division Awards 1st through 4th place.
* Held in Conjunction with the "Sweet Sixteen" Old Timers Wrestling Tourney

Event date & location:
Saturday, March 10, 2007, 9:00 AM,,
Broomfield High School (Wilkerson Gym),
1 Eagle Way, Broomfield, Colorado 80020
* Pancrase Gate in Korea 2007 Hybrid Challenge Tour

- Outline -
Date : 2007. 3. 10 (about 6 times in this year)
Open 09:00 a.m Start 11:00 a.m

Place : WOW Gym in Busan (and a place in Seoul next time)
near to Busan Educational Univercity, Yon-Je Gu, Busan City, Korea.

Ticket price : free
Organizer : Pancrase Korea
Sponsor : MasCom, WuStar, Martial Arts Times

- Applicant Capacity -
Gender : Men only
Age : over 16 (high school student can apply)
Weight Devision : 7 devisions same as Pancrase official rules
Expence : 30,000 Won (about 3000 yen)
Etc : only amateur players don't have experience of pro fight or who are not under contract with other fight event can apply.

- Rules -
Match form : only single match of 5 min 2 rounds (no extra round)
Protectors : head guard, OFG (only official authorized goods of Pancrase Korea)
leg guards, foul cup, mouth guard and so on (personal goods can be allowed)

Equipment : only tight pants and trousers, or one-piece wrestling suits
(rash guard shirts , T-shirts, Do-gi, surf pants cannot be allowed)
wrestling/boxing/martial arts shoes with soft material can be allowed
Forbidden Techniques : punching or kicking to face or head of the opponent on the ground twisting heel, elbow strike to the face, and other ordinary foul playing of MMA

Victory and Defeat : only by KO, TKO or give up. (no decision)

- Privileges -
All players receive a competitors' T-shirt from Pancrase Korea and WuStar.
Winners receive testimonials from Pancrae Korea and WuStar.
Best 3 fighters receive trophies and extra prizes from Pancrase Korea and MAT, MasCom.
Best of best fighter can fight in match of Pancrase Gate or NBT by offering of Pancrase Japan.

- Contact us -
Pancrase Korea Official Blog ( )
E-mail (Yi Dong-ki / GT Kim )
* PANCRASE Announces 2007 Tour Name
We, World Pancrase Create, Inc., decided to name our up coming 2007 tour
This "RISING TOUR", named by a fan Mr. Seiji Hiraoka (Nara prefecture) through our open-to-public application will be our new slogan: "Growing, Achieving and Aiming High".
We would be delighted to have you at our event starting from Sunday, 4th of February 2007 at Umeda Stera Hall.
To improve in contestants' standard and ability, in all respect, The King of Pancrase Committee reconsidered the system of the Official ranking and changed as follows;
- For permission to become a challenger to the King of Pancrasist; the entire number of the matches, winning average and fighting achievement will be selected and approved in advance.
- Ranked holders who have not fight in 365 days or ranked athletes who do not indicate their intention to participate to Pancrase may automatically lose their title or be demoted.