Red belt grading May 2018

Well done to the beginners who performed amazingly last night and gained their red belt. On to Yellow now!

Persimmon homes grant.

A big thank you to Persimmon homes for donating £1000 to BKO through their community champions grant scheme.
The money has been provided to help BKO kids enter tournaments. travel and for equipment.

We will be using the money to help all BKO junior members to compete in the upcoming Northampton open on 20th May.

 

Super league May 2018

We took a small squad to a quieter superleague today. All that sunshine and a bank holiday coming up meant it was smaller than usual, but still some great fighters there.
Maggie gold x 3. 4th place
Gabor 2nd
Rory 3rd
Charlotte 3rd
Robbie 4th
Rossi 4th
Kat 4th
Ellis 4th
Katrina and Belle fought well today but had to fight in a much bigger section.

Robbie took the fight to all his opponents and was showing gret timing and speed. Some awesome head kicks and blitzes. He was unlucky to get injured in the 3rd place fight off of one division and had to pull out.

Maggie was not on her usual form today, but still managed 3 golds which is the sign of a gret fighter.
Rory showed his improvement and tidier fighting style. When this becomes more natural for him he will  be very difficult to compete against.

Ellis could have won her section today. When she is confident in her blitz and reverse punches she scores well. Unlucky in the 3rd place fight off as well.

Rossi found his backfist 

Kat entered the advanced section and is getting herself back into tournament fighting. More movement and fakes will get her through.

Gabor had to enter the points section and showed great blitzes but now needs to  be a bit more disciplined especially when returning to the fighting position.
There was some great fighting and good improvements from the team today. A bit unlucky not to get higher places in some sections, but loving the improvement. Well done.

What an amazing weekend at the French open!!!!

Tears of laughter everyday!! ??
From singing loudly in the car, to trampoline ball (greatest game ever invented) it wa definitely a trip I will never forget.

Seminar was brilliant and we met some great people, working on numbers. 
The tournament was a bonus for us.

Results:

Paige ?
George ??
Jamie ?
Nicole ?
Charlotte ?
Rob ?
Andy ?
Sean fought well scored some quality points and was his first tournament since 2015
Little George was sick IN THE VAN!!! So didn’t get to fight but trained very hard at the seminar and gave us support throughout the day.

The tournament was an open grade tournament so for many fighters a step up.

We cannot thak Joël Vandomme and the family for the amazing hospitality. We were honoured to be let into your house and will never forget how well you have treated us! 
We love your family x

So much fun and a great experience for everyone. 
I hope the French blues aren’t too strong today

 

By George.

 

Robbie Brown fought in his first fight for WKO in wales and was in the thick of the fighting all the way. In the semi final round he had a lot of ground to make up for the team and drew them back level. They eventually went on to the final and after an amazing performance against some great teams the WKO team were champions. Well Done Robbie.

#GOBKO

We took a team to Hands down tournament at Chessington today
Maggsie  was suffering from sickness today, but still managed and 1st, in points and a 3rd in light con
Rossi  Worked hard and scored some good backfists in his bouts. 4th, 4th.
Bob  once again showed his strength in both points and light con.1st, 3rd.
Liz  was also under the weather and was having a run out  today 1st, 3rd.
Mitch did well in her first tournament  back after a lay off. 3rd.
Paige demonstarted her strength and power in her punching and kicking. winning both the Juniors and adults sections. 1st, 1st
Abbi fought well, but had a hard  fight in the final against Paige. 
2nd

Robbie Beat an opponent that he was losing to by 10 clear last year. A graphic demonstration of his improvement. Also tried light con for the first time.1st, 3rd

George Fought everyone and looked good in the light con.2nd, 2nd, 3rd
Kamilla first time out for Kamilla. Great fighting and she won a couple. 4th
Crystal  is going from strength to strength and using her kicks and backfist to good effect. Now needs to keep her head forward.4th
Kat has come back strong especially her light con . Jabs were kats strength toady, 2nd, 2nd
Belle fought in a combined group with the heavier weights, but that didn'faze her. The usual gutsy performance.3rd
Jaz Also in the combined section. Showed no fear and aws always in the fights.4th
Katrina Had a good  blitz today and was unlucky in the final.2nd
Rory  Kept it calm and clinical and it showed in the result.
1st

Ellis. Emulating her dad Rory. A clean and thought out performance with some great reverse punches. 1st

Remi First time up for Remi. No fear. Enjoyed every minute. Managed to stay on  his feet (Mostly) and secured a win .4th

Jenn Lots of aggression in the final. She calmed it down in the second round  and showed her strong technique.2nd.
Some great performances today and most importantly loads of improvement. Well done to all the first timers.

WAKO SQUAD TRAINING APRIL

On Sunday we took 10 people to the WAKO GB squad training at Bisham Abbey.

The session ran from 12-4pmand included warm ups, drills and loads of sparring.

With the World championships coming up for kids and the European championships for 

Adults there was all to fight for.

It looks like . Maggie, George, Liz, Kat, Rob and Paige are in the final squad this year

Rossi, Adam, Charlotte and Andy E are knocking onthe door though.

The next squad session is in May and is open to all. We are hoping to bring a lot more people along

as the training is excellent even if you are not in the final team.

Orange belt grading April

well done those who took their Orange belt grading last night. Basics. bagwork. focus pads. defences and sparring all completed with skill. Congratulations.

Hands down Chessington

NEXT TOURNAMENT FOR ALL GRADES. HANDS DOWN AT CHESSINGTON. 
Round Robin points and light con.