Co-Founder – Master Farhad Dordar
Sport Kickboxing Federation-Canada, USA, South America, Western Asia, Europe
When we are young, our visions can be quite different as we move along life’s path. Master Farhad Dordar has been on an amazing journey since he was twelve. He believes that each moment of our life is a new beginning, and this has created within him a unique approach to all of his endeavours. Farhad Dordar is deeply involved in the journey of the Fitness and Martial Arts Business, establishing a self-confidence, and absolute conviction of the good he brings to every person who chooses to step into the world of Martial Arts. At the age of sixteen he was teaching Fitness and Martial arts classes, and forty years later his engagement with every facet of human conditioning has reached a level of expertise and craftsmanship that has no equal. Though he believes that there are risks in any project we choose to undertake, this never daunts the mind of a champion, since without taking risks the chances of self-growth and enlightenment are slight.
Master Farhad Dordar believes that there is a champion in each and every one of us, and the practice of Martial Arts is the key that opens the door to our greatest potential. Life frequently presents obstacles that require the tenets of Martial Arts training in self-discipline, self-confidence, tenacity, will-power, integrity & courage
After years of training in Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Boxing and Kickboxing, he has developed a unique martial arts training system called SKF Sport Kickboxing. Thousands of students worldwide are training within it’s different categories: Women’s Kickboxing class, Children Martial arts no face contact, Men’s Kickboxing no face contact, and Face contact, Men’s ring fight, Children MMA class, Adult and Children high jump kick, Women’s self-defense class, Boxing fitness class, Adult MMA class, and as a new category, SKF Submission.
The SKF tournament disciplines: Kickboxing Continuous Point fighting (CPF), Kickboxing No Face Contact (NFC), Kickboxing Face Contact (FC), Amateur Ring Fight (ARF), SKF Submission, SKF Forms, and SKF High Jump Kick.
Master Farhad Dordar studied business level Martial Arts, and this continuous focus has presented his Federation’s work to a wider and wider audience, both as an expert operational technique of the Martial Arts Organization, and an ever evolving system of teaching & learning. This is corroborated by a series of books he has authored upon
Professional School management systems, and Instructor certification programs at university levels. Master Farhad’s base is Vancouver, Canada from where he heads the World Sport Kickboxing Federation.
Co-Founder – Master Farid Dordar
Master Farid Dordar started training in martial arts at the age of 12. With an electronics background and a love of martial arts, Master Dordar and his brother opened their first of many Martial Arts schools. In 1987, Master Dordar immigrated to Canada when the movie industry was gaining momentum.
He graduated from Vancouver Film School and began producing short films and instructional Martial Arts videos, including Sport Kickboxing Federation’s “12 Steps to Success”. He is a standing member of Actra and the British Columbia Performers Union, and over the past ten years, has acted and performed stunts in various shows such as the X-files and Outer Limits and in films such as Chuck Norris’s Hit Man.
Master Farid Dordar was a very successful competitor and received numerous titles ranging from Canadian Kickboxing Champion (1988), North American Kickboxing Champion (1988),and World Shootboxing Champion, Tokyo, Japan (1988) to World Free Style Champion (WKA – 1993). Never losing sight of Martial Arts, Master Dordar continued instructing at various recreation centres while making plans to open Champions Martial Arts Academy in 1992, one of the largest and most successful schools in North America today. During this time, Master Dordar also co-founded Sport Kickboxing Federation, a comprehensive system, developed to provide excitement in learning and instructing for all levels of Martial Arts, and fundamental rules for competition. Today, Master Dordar is a fifth degree blackbelt.
Western Asia-Lebanon – Grand Master Abdel Salam Yassine
Grand Master Abdel salam Yassine has been involved in several martial arts styles and Kickboxing for over 45 Years, and has taught thousands of members in Martial Arts in the Middle East region. Grand Master Yassine’s passion In martial arts and his technical superior and teaching ability has allowed him to become one of the most successful SKF Sport Kickboxing Teachers in the Western Asia-Middle East region. He possesses 9th degree black belt and has trained many instructors at Sport Kickboxing Federation and. Grand Master Yassine is SKF Sport Kickboxing Federation Technical Representative in Western Asia and Lebanon.
Franchise Specialist – Ted Van Samang
Ted van Samang is a Master Franchise Developer with over 30 years of growing successful franchising companies in Canada and the US. He has sold over 600 franchises and has worked with companies such as Subway, McDonalds, Century 21, Tim Hortons to develop their franchising systems. Ted is a Managing Director for Thomas Franchise Solutions based in Phoenix, Arizona and is senior member on the franchise development advisory group. Sport Kickboxing Federation-Canada, USA, South America
Ted has written extensively on franchising and has authored a number of books and franchising courses such as “the Franchise Edge”, the “F- Vision ” and “FAST ” ( franchise accelerated success training ) which is currently an IFA course and a requirement for the CFE designation.
Ted is the Franchise Director for K Fitness and is responsible for all franchising activities including the qualifying of new franchisees. Ted believes that K Fitness has the potential of becoming a large and successful franchisor and represents an outstanding and rewarding opportunity for motivated franchisees.