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It was a repeat performance for these young athletes as they competed in the adult divisions in the Martial Arts Event King of the Ring IX on May 8, 2004 in Virginia Beach, Va. Nicole Hess, junior at Lake Braddock H.S. won the WKA USA Full Contact Lightweight Title and Umaer Haq, sophmore at Hayfield H.S. won a unanimous decision over his strong opponent.

Once again the place was standing room only, the music pounding and the crowd cheering these two teens to victory! Sixteen year old Umaer fought first showing his Mi-Ki-Do skills by punching, kicking and kneeing his way to a unaninimous decision. His current record is 5-0/1 and is the 2003 IKF Jr. US Champion and King of the Ring VIII Champion.

Everyone was waiting for the much anticipated main event for the vacant WKA US Full Contact Title between Nicole Hess and Chrissy Yandolli, currently USKBA North American Champion . Nicole showed her ringmanship beautifully by delighting the crowd with an exciting exhibition of her skills using punch and kick combinations and controlling all the rounds masterfully. The crowd was chanting "Ali!, Ali!" recognizing her crisp combinations and powerful punches. Nicole Hess, 16 years old now holds 6 titles! ( 3 US titles in the Jr. Division and 3 in the Womens' division) Her current record is now 13-0/6 and the Mi-Ki-Do Team and Coach Mike Hess has added another title to their camp bringing it to 24 titles in four years

Nicole Hess, will compete again May 29, 2004 in Richmond, Va.