Cimac Superleague Dates 2014 have been posted
More information will be posted when it becomes avaliable....
Lets make it a good one
The Most Prestigious Tournament in Europe, Run By Martial Artists For Martial Artists. Every year we strive to make this tournament the biggest and best it can be. We are so grateful for your continued support as fighters, coaches, officials and staff and delighted you all choose to be part of this event.
1st Dec 2014
Online registration goes live at www.entr.ie
14th Feb 2014
Online Registration Closes
Thursday 27th Feb
Friday 28th Feb
Team Events & Full Contact Eliminations
Saturday 1st March
Light Contact Sparring & Adult Advanced Point Sparring
Sunday 2nd March
Junior Point Sparring, Remaining Point Sparring, Full Contact Finals & Male and Female Grand Champion Challenge
Details taken from and further information found at http://www.irishopenonline.com/
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IrishOpenInternational
The final tournament of the year is approaching....
Cimac Superleague presents the FIGHTERS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS and GRAND CHAMPIONS AWARD 2013
Sunday 17th November. Doors open at 10.30am
PLUS International challenges England vs Spain Light Contact
Points fighting challenge AND not to be missed the REFEREES CHALLENGE.
Daytime FIGHTERS CHAMPIONSHIP followed by awards and challenges.
Find out more on https://www.facebook.com/CimacSuperleague
BKO will be in attendance :-)
2 SPACES LEFT...... NEW WEDNESDAY.....six week adult introductory kickboxing course for complete beginners. All those people who have wanted to give it a go but havent plucked up courage to walk through the door for the first time. People of the same ability, starting at the same time. So your all in the same boat.
At the end of the six weeks we'll undertake a red belt grading and you should have enough confidence to join one of the mixed ability pay as you go classes we run.
We are going to limit the number to a maximum of 16 participants and once the course has started no new participants will be allowed.
We start on Wednesday 16th OCTOBER at 8:15pm until 9:15pm and run every wednesday for 6 weeks.
The cost of the course is £35 which includes all 6 sessions, your first grading and free entry to your first class out of any of the mixed ability classes we run. Part of the deal is you will need to pay for the course in advance, meaning that you commit to give it a proper go and we will limit the numbers and not allow any others to join the course once its started.
Age, shape, size and fitness level are not a barrier to starting, all we need you to do is to work hard
If you want to know more like our page and drop me a message
This article was posted in the Basingstoke Gazette in May 2013 - I thought i would add a link to the archive. Visit the site at http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk
There was a double success for father and son Ron and George Peploe as the Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisation took part in the Southern Area Championships at Tolworth, London.
George Peploe won the black belt under-75kg section and was also third in the black belt under-70kg section, while Ron Peploe took first place in the black belt veteran section.
A third member of the club, Stuart Roshier, gained a fourth place in the under-79kg black belt section.
Following the tournament, both of the Peploe were asked to join the British World Association of Kickboxing Organisations for the forthcoming European Championships in Greece and the World Championships in Brazil. George (22) will be in the under 79kg event and Ron (51) in the over 35 years under 89kg category.
They will now attend several British squad training sessions over the next few months.
In other results from the BKO, Ron Peploe gained the British WAKO champions belt in January, while the organistaion was very successful at the Southampton Open as they won 19 trophies in total.
BKO fighters also competed in the CIMAC British open in Birmingham.
Heather Chillcott came first in the ladies intermediate section, while Kiri White was second in ladies novice event, after fighting strongly in her first tournament George Peploe gained a hard earned third place in the black belt under-75kg category.
Club instructor Steve O’Grady came second after losing in sudden death in the final of the veterans section.
Andy Partridge was second in the Men’s intermediate and Neil Jepson fought well but lost to the eventual finalist in this section as well.
BKO was founded by Ron Peploe in 1986 and runs several classes for all levels and ages. Instructors are CRB checked and fully qualified and insured.
Classes take place at The Gallery, Moniton Trading Estate on Worting Road. For more information visit: www.basingstokekickboxing.co.uk
Thanks to Neil Jepson for the write up from the Superleague event.
BKO did well today at the Dorking Superleague! Kiri fought well and lost against a tough fighter but she found her stride in the second half of the fight. Heather won her section with some clinical fighting including a head kick on the bell. Andy won a tough fight against an eastern european (with a lethal axe-kick) then went on to lose against an in form Kevin Fish in the final. I lost against Kevin Fish in my first fight but managed to beat the Eastern European in the play off to secure 3rd place behind Andy. Steve had 2 good fights in the seniors against some brilliant fighters, he was a bit unlucky not to have had a few points go his way but added to his overall league position. In the end, BKO took home heather's winning trophy which was flanked by 2 medals so a good result all in all.
On 16/02/14 The BKO team kick-started their season by competing at the 2014 WAKO British Championships in Birmingham. This prestigious tournament is a qualifier for the world and European championships and is a forerunner for amateur fighters to train with team GB.
The final of the men’s veterans under 94kg category saw a showdown between BKO head coaches, Ron Peploe and Steve O’Grady. Although Ron Peploe edged the close bout to secure gold, he later reflected that Steve O’Grady had a slight disadvantage by competing in another section that day. The pair went on to joke that they may as well of fought this bout at their club location in Basingstoke, something they do regularly in training.
Steve ‘monster’ Gribben, who had trained hard to trim down for the under 80kg section, secured 3rd place to gain a bronze medal. This was Steve’s first tournament since the Southern Championships in September 2012 and an ideal springboard for the Irish open just around the corner. Steve’s hard work certainly paid off as he secured an opportunity to train with team GB as a result of this tournament.
Phillipa ‘Tank’ Peploe (Ron’s niece) now has a number of tournaments under her belt and, on this occasion, lost in the 1st round against the overall winner of the ‘Ladies over 75kg’ category. Phillipa will always put up a good fight and was only just beaten on the day. At this level, the margin between ‘win or lose’ is paper thin and it can sometimes require a bit of luck on the day. It is ‘matt time’ which helps a fighter come of age and Phillipa has really demonstrated this.
George Peploe lost his first fight to the eventual winner in the mens under 75kg category. The inspirational BKO coach, 22, now competes at the very highest level at both domestic and international tournaments. His selfless dedication to his students, despite his own injury set backs, is a shining example of the theme that continues to run through the core of BKO.
by Neil Jepson