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.
What a great evening we had with Jadi Tention. This is the third time he has come to BKO and taught.
We warmed up with the jumping jack buffet! and knee raises for 5 mins plus other exercises, then into learning the footwork and set up drills. Following this Jadi produced some x ray film! that we held as focus pads and practiced blitzing through.
We then all sparred, Including Jad to the end of the 3.5 hour seminar
A great night and entertaining night with a brilliant exponent of his art and an excellent teacher.
Look forward to doing it again next year!
Thanks to RB Specialist Laundry engineering BKO now have a brand new minibus. RBSLE has supported the club for years and has helped us set up and become the dedicated and successfull Kickboxing club we are.
The van is a Ford Tourneo which is apt as it will be used perdominantly for taking fighters to tournamnents. :)
This is an amazing gesture and an enourmous asset to the club and we cannot thank our sponsors enough for their support.
Had a great time in Amsterdam the last couple of days. We took the new BKO bus across the channel A great and friendly tournament with loads of amazing fighting. We took a bronze in the mens' tag team and were unlucky not to win in lt in extra time. George fought his heart out in the open weight where he met Roman Brundle. It was always going to be a hard fight over two rounds, but he scored some great points and found away around the kick at times. Alex fought great in the first round of her section and dominated the fighter but flagged in the second and lost her timing. Nicole scored some lovely reverse punches moving around her opponents side kicks but the refs seemed only interested in scoring kicks. George had the same result in the mens under 74kg where he blocked loads of side kicks that were given which meant he had to chase the fight too much. In the mens under 79 Quarter final the fight went away from him But with 40 seconds to go George raised his game and scored 8 points finishing with a spin kick that was just out of time and meant he lost by 1 point.
A mixed bag of a weekend for us. We took a small team of 3 fighters and on another day we would have carried away at least 4 medals. At BKO we fight at the highest level and take on the best but this time it was notto be. On to the next one.
Having a couple of days in Amsterdam was awesome! We discovered Unlimited Ribs, Fries and a beer for 13.50 Euros!!
Brammandan vids here: