It was a THREE tournament weekend for BKO this week.
George and Andy competed in a fight night in Wales where they both ran out winners and beat their opponents by 10 clear points. Great practice for the WAKO world championships.
Well done guys.
Wetook a squad to the final of the Southern area Grand slam at Eastleigh. Several of our fighters were in the running for Grand championships.
Charlotte was up first and showed great skill and control using her kicks and reverse punches to win outright Jamie had a great first fight and used some good defensive tactics agains charlotte coming 3rd.
Maggie, Robbie and Rossi also gave a great account of tehmselves in their section where Robbie came first, Maggie 2nd and Rossi 4th
Laynar used her reverse punch and a deadly side kick to win her section, Aimee was 3rd.
In the adults section Sean had some good fights using his strong counter techniques and sr=traight punch coming 2nd
Vinnie entered two sections and won both of them in sreat style
At the end of te day the grand champions were announced. BKO Picked up 5 Charlotte, Robbie, Sean and Vinnie who got two.
A great result for BKO.
We the drove to Windsor and took part in the final Cimac Super league fo the year.
Kat was her usual formidable self in the ladies continuous where she gained a first place. She then fought in the Ladies advanced where she gave a good account of herself against bigger and more experienced opponents, coming 4th.
chniques, scoring strongly. As the fight progressed his opponent closed Ashleigh down and managed to push him out of the mat several times. The result was a loss for Ashley in his first tournament for years, but it was only due to Ashley's tacticts and getting used to fighting in this style and on a mat. There are great things in the future for him.
Neil fought in the mens continuous and was experimenting with more movement and fluidity in the fight which worked really well. I though hedominated the bout until the last 15 seconds where his opponent scored some good kicks. the judges felt this was enough to give the bout to the opponent.
It was time to present the grand championships where BKO received 4. Kat in Points and continuous, Neil in continuous and Ron in Veterans. Best of all though BKO were awarded the team of the year trophy which is amazing as it recognises the effort and ability of our club as a whole and what we have achieved this year. It gives credit to all the fighters whether they have won a bout or not and all the parents and helpers who make the club what it is and can share in the success. Well done everyone.
Congratulations to the beginners who gained their red belt last week. They have been training over the last six weeks to perform punches, kicks, defence techniques, bagwork, conditioning and sparring in order to pass this grading and they achieved it with flying colours. Welcome to your martial arts journey and to BKO.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship by RB Laundry engineering services and SAP we have been able to give out 25 free suits, hand and foot pads to the kids class The suits are from Italy and have elasticated areas so that they feel really light and easy to move in. Adult have also got suits and the club is looking really neat and sharp now. (Really)! Next year we have been promised more sponsorship and will be able to provide free equipment to more of the kids class and squad.
Superleague Dorking 18th Oct
Not a bad day at the Superlegue Dorking.
Kat 1st, 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Liz 1st. Alex 1st .Andy 2nd . Neil 2nd. Vin 2nd . Neil 2nd. Jamie 3rd. George 3rd. Ron 3rd
Final tournament 15th November.Cimac possible Grand champions:
Ron. Kat points and cont. Charisse. Michelle. Laynar. Abi.Neil
Charlotte 4th place. Spazzy 2nd. Alex 3rd. Curtis 4th. Vinnie 2nd, 3rd. George 2nd. Liz 2nd
Bristol 9th 10th Oct
Very proud of the BKO team this weekend. Sporting the new suits and fighting their hearts out at the Bristol open.
Kat 1st, 2nd
Vin 3rd, 3rd,
Alex 2nd .
Some great fights from Maggie (Against a much bigger opponent) Sean, Ian, Mark, George, Andy, today. Well done Robbie and Rossi who missed their section smile emoticon . Also great support from Michelle, Spazzy, Charisse, Kerry (Who provided all the food). Lucy, Lucy,, Andy, Craig, Krissie and Nicole.
What a team.
Chessington 4th oct
Robbie, Rossi and Adam had hard fighting today as they have moved up to the inter/advanced section. All got 4th in their divisions.
Jamie in only his second tournament 4th
Ken blew off some cobwebs and got 3rd
Kat had some awesome continuous fights after her exertions last night at the fight night 2nd in advanced.. Then she entered points 2nd.
Mark showed good improvement in the continuous, but was up against a good hard hitter. 2nd.
In Sean's section it was really between him and another fighter for the first place after they both won their first round robin bouts. Sean was just pipped into 2nd place. He then fought in the heavier weight section and had a great fight against Ian in the final where he came 1st. just pipping Ian into 2nd. Vinnie won his section then fought in a section with the rest of the BKo fighters in Vin 1st, Sean 2nd, Mark 3rd.
Well done BKO.
Only the strong 3rd oct By Liz.
Amazing night - they can take our wins but they can't take away the BKO spirit - thanks to all that came all the way to support - happy that I felt strong throughout - thanks so much to Ron Peploe and George Peploe for excellent coaching and all the training - well done to Kat Dhillon amazing fighting was great to watch and John Kiy for getting back out there - felt good