Well done Charlotte who gained a silver in the Cimac Euro junior cup. This tournament attracts the best under 16s from around the country. Charlotte forught through several rounds beating fighters who she had lost to before. In reaching the final Charlotte met the Current WAKO world champion. A girl who is bigger and older that her. After a very close fight Chalotte had to settle for silver losing 2-1. A graeat effort and a demonstratiuon of how Charlotte's attitude and ability is improving all the time.
Great and long day at the Northants open yesterday. We went from taking over 20 fighters down to 12 after illness and injury came on board! A lot of our fighters were either first time or returning after a lay off etc, but still all gave a great account of themselves and I am so proud of how we battled and supported each other
Rory 1st, 3rd
George 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Michelle 2nd, 3rd, 3rd
Rob 4th .
Ellis Had her first tournament but no trophy this time.
Emily had a hard fight and kept pulling the score back, but missed out by a point.
Charlotte made easy work of her division today.
Rory improved as the tournament went on and found his timing. and giving space to score.
George had the fight of the day in the final. Returning after a lay off because of Rock star duties. :)
Kerry made the effort and came up later winning her final.
Mitch finally discovered movement and had a great fight against a much larger opponent.
Page started slow, but showed the power of her reverse punch and round kicks by stopping her opponents.
Chantelle's first tournament. Took a little time to figure it out, but was soon scoring with blitzes.
Joe was unlucky not to get to the final with his fast attacking style.
Andy went on the attack and improved that focus. scored with two nice hook kicks.
Rob had good speed and was unlucky not to progress to the final. More reverse to the body. :)
We finally made the paper!!!
Took 3 months to get in, but we must be grateful that we receive the coverage. Well done Nicolle for winning the Irish open.
We run 12 classes a week have 150 members with 60 competing in 30 tournaments a year including many internationals, win loads of big championships, British, European, Dublin etc. Have loads seminars a year with top proponents of the sport. Have several members representing Britain in the WAKO squad, perform at fetes and charities, I think we deserve more coverage from the local paper? We will keep informing them of our many activities and hope they will realise what we do? :)
Some other articles from the Gazette over the last 3 years.
Well done the beginners tonight. Passing their red belt grading. Demonstrating good form in basics, combinations, defences and bagwork. it took a couple of hours but we got there. Congratulations!
Next week we start the Yellow belt course.
Results today from the Cimac Superleague. Great tournament as usual. Some of us had a bit of jadi Tention legs today after the seminar, but we were still there fighting our corner. There were some great performances and improvements. Some controversy as well but a great team effort. Well done to all those who went and supported today. Awesome stuff. :)
There are 3rd and 4th fight offs now in the Superleague.
Michelle 2nd, 2nd
Emily, Charlotte, Robbie, Rossi, Maggie, Kat and Crystal all fought well but no cigar this time.
Superleague Videos here: SUPERLEAGUE MAY 2017
Last of the bungee class last night saw a few who couldn't make it but a great fun atmosphere and hard work. Killing the timings now, lots of sweat and a little bit of being sick. :)
Next one starts in a few weeks so don't let it all go in between times.