Well done to Charlotte, Liam and Killian who all competed in the WAKO Junior world championships in Venice Italy this week. There has been lots of preparation and effort put in by these students in order to give their all at this, their first World Championships.
Charlotte had a tough draw, facing the most experienced fighter of the group and also fighting above her regular weight. She came out a bit nervous first of all but pulled the fight back to 6 points each in the second. Unfortunately in the last few seconds she got caught with a head kick and had to concede the fight. Great experience for her and she will come back stronger next time.
Liam is from Thame kickboxing club but trains regularly with BKO in the light con Discipline. He has shown great improvements in the last couple of months and this showed in his epic first round fight with an Italian. In the quarter finals he met a strong German and although the fight was close he was edged out and lost. Another world champion in the making here. Well done Liam.
Killian Fights for the French team and comes over to the UK to train and grade with BKO at regular intervals. He fought in the points section and was moved around severalt times before he found out which fighter hes was drawn against. He easily out fought his first opponent and moved to the quarter finals. Once again he was unlucky to win this bout, but has learnt a lot form this experience. GO BKO FRANCE!!
WAKO world championships are the pinnacle of the points fighting. Competing at this level is the hardest and most demanding of any tournament. The experienced gained by fighters sets them up for improvement and better results in their domestic leagues and for their future world and European championship bids.
I am certain that we will see these three fighters Gain the championship in the not too distant future.
Look out for them !