Double tournament weekend for BKO. Liz, MMaggie Robbie and Rossi wnet to teh Hungarian world cup. Liz was fighting in four sections and won gold in the over 65kg light con section she also entered u65kg light con and both Poins section gaining Bronze in two and reaching theinal of the points where she once again went to extra time against the World Champion. Liz unfortunately pulled her hamstring during the extra time and had to settle for silver this time. Maggie, Robbie and Rossi had difficult fights due to their movin up a sectoin as they are now 13 and have to fight in the under 16 yrs category with Maggie Giving away over 10 kilos and 3 years to her opponent. Nevertheless they soldiered on and gained the experience. Well done team.
The rest of the team went to the Northampton open where they picked up 25 medals including 9 first places.
More importantly there were some great perfomances and much improvement in the fighting.
Ellis 2nd, 4th
George T. 3rd
Charlotte 1st, & 1st
Harry W. 1st
Harry B. 3rd
Rory 2nd &1st
Cannonball 3rd, 3rd
George P 1st (Grand Championship) &1st
Mitch 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd
Jasmine, Bob and Adam all fought well, but no trophy this time.
As usual it's all about the improvement and development and we saw loads today. Great to see people back after a lay off and first timers doing well. Some excellent performances.
Well done all. :)
Next tournament is the Junior Euro cup on Sunday.
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.
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
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.