Marketing and Broadcast Executive Frank Babcock is a Master Instructor of Hapkido and senior instructor of Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu. He possesses long experience teaching competitors that include military and law enforcement personnel.
As President of UMMAF (USA Mixed Martial Arts Federation), Frank has combined 50 years of marketing and advertising experience with his extensive expertise in martial arts to drive forward full-combat competitive Amateur MMA in the US.
His work has included the development of TV programming that covers competitive combat sports for audiences across the United States. He also developed medical safety and legal standards for training and competition that are essential to the legalizato the legalization of MMA: In coordination with officials from many states, Frank has been successful in standardizing rules, refereeing and judging for Amateur combat sports.
Frank’s dedication to building a strong foundation in combat sports for Amateur athletes lead him to co found Karate International Council of Kickboxing (Kick International) in 1982 which evolved into the UMMAFKI Federation. UMMAFKI is a not-for-profit corporation formed under the federal standards of the Ted Stevens Olympic Amateur Sports Act , created to develop Amateur combat competition for future Olympic recognition. Kick has evolved to become the voice of Amateur MMA in the US with its “Combat Showcase” television series providing a platform for regional events.