BKO Christmas Party 2013

Some photos of the trophies, winners and the fun from the Christmas party. Congratulations to all the winners of the high quality trophies. It was well deserved. Roll on 2014.


A massive congratulations to BKO’s Craig Ashford, Michael Skeat’s and Stu Rosier who braved the wilds of Pippingford Park in West Sussex on Saturday 8th November 2013 to complete the Spartan Race Beast.

The Spartan Race Beast is the grand finale of the obstacle racing season attracting competitors from all over the UK and Europe and comprises a 11+ mile muddy trek through countryside tracks, up hills, through lakes, mud holes and several obstacles such as monkey bars, the ice pit, fire jump, Hercules lift and a 20m rope climb before being battered with pugil sticks while crossing the finishing line.

Despite the added challenge of torrential rain and an average temperature of 9 degrees made worse by a biting southern wind, the lads got round the course in just over 4 and a half hours each. There was even some time on the way round to bust out some dance moves and throw in a couple of spin kicks. If BKO had been around in 400BC, I don’t think the Persians would have stood a chance!

There are more obstacle races coming up in 2014 such as Tough Mudder and more Spartan Races in which BKO members will be taking part in. If you fancy a challenge in 2014, keep checking the website where we will post further details as and when.

Spartans we salute you…  AROO, AROO, AROO!!!




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 Saturday 4th JANUARY at 12:30pm until 13:30pm and run every saturday 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 facebook page and drop a message.



BKO Christmas Party 2013


Friday 13th December 2013 is the Kickboxing Christmas party at the Skewers pub. (directions here) We have booked out the bar and are having a Caribbean buffet,l but we need to know what numbers so we can get enough food. Everyone is welcome, including partners and we will be presenting trophies for Injury of the year, Timekeeper of the year, the Invisible man and many more! Lets make it as much fun as it was last year.

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Congratulations to all the red bels who succesfully gained their grading on Saturday. After completing the six week beginner course, each student had to demonstrate their basic techniques, combinations, defensive blocks and perform  2 minutes on the bag showing good form, speed and power. The standard was high and maximum effort was needed to come through. Well done everyone!

These students can now attend any of the other classes. In addition we are now looking to create a dedicated Yellow belt class for any red belts. Keep looking on here for more information over the next week.


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Starting 11 November we have the brown and black belt course.

A 6 week course running on Mondays 8-9pm and concentrating on working techniques and disciplines related to the higher levels and culminating in a grading.

Although this course is for higher levels anyone can attend regardless of experience or grade, but the focus will be on advanced level work.

Look farward to seeing you there.


Congratulations to Craig who passed his yellow belt yesterday.

After demonstrating basic techniques and punches on the bag, Craig then had to perform several sparring defence moves against a partner.

Then he did 2x 2 minute rounds on the bag demostrating power and technique, and 2 x 2 minutes on the focus pad showing accuracy and versatility.

Finally 2x 2 mins points sparring and 1 minute continuous sparring saw Craig worn out but still fighting to the end.

Well done Craig!

A night of martial arts and boxing action at Andover Martial Arts and Fitness Centre! Tickets are limited to this event - Tickets are £20, viewing gallery tables are £170, ringside tables are £200. Tables seat 6, and include buffet and waitress service from the bar. A fantastic night of Kickboxing, Boxing, MMA, and Karate. Martial Arts Demonstrations, and fully licensed bar. AMAFC want to hear from clubs and fighters who would like to be part of this event.

When;Saturday, 7 December 2013

Time; 19:00 until 22:30


BKO have a number of fighters competing in this event,




Steve Ogrady (Basingstoke freestyle kickboxing) vs Christophé Higgins (Ludgershall elite)

Craig Ashford Basingstoke Freestyle Kickboxing vs James Owen (NPKA)



Ross Cutting (Hythe Dragons) vs Andy Brown (CMA Basingstoke)

Jon Van Den Heuvel (Fighting Falcons) vs Jordan Sellamuthu (Hythe Dragons)



Ryan Ransome (Andover White collar club) vs Stu Emerson (infinity boxing Southampton)



Ben Shearer (AMAFC) vs Chris Ingleby (Fighting falcons)


To find out more head over to the AMAFC Event Page