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:
Great day at the Hands down tournament Chessington.
Liz and George won the tag team competition and the £100 prize money. Plus loads of other wins and placings as well some great fights can be seen here.
Congratulations to all the teams that took part in our open weight doubles, and an even bigger congratulations to the winners - Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisation classes They took home £100 prize money, dog tags and Hands Down tshirts!
Great day yesterday at the Hands Down Interclub, thank you all for coming down! Thank you to all the refs and table assistants for your continuous help with our events, without you our day doesn't run!
Sunday 23rd April results below:
1st Place - Hands Down Epsom (28 points)
2nd Place - Absolute (26 points)
3rd Place - Watford (22 points)
4th Place - Mavericks
5th Place - Croydon & BKO
7th Place - Pro Elite
8th Place - KBK
9th Place - Hands Down Cobham
10th Place - Athena
11th Place - ZDL & BLMA
13th Place - WOMAA
14th Place - BBL
Well done to all those who graded this month. Lots of hard work and effort goes into getting your belt and you all performed wonderfully. Congratulations to Princeley, Dan, Sam, Marvin, Sophia, Mason, Isabella, Catroina, Jake, Maebh, and Sinead.
Results from a packed Superleague today with good quality fighters throughout.
Mitch 2nd, 4th
Liz 1st,1st, 3rd
Mitch 2nd, 3rd
Emily, Rossi, George, Ken, Paige, gave their best and were unlucky not to progress today.
Great fighting from everyone, showing improvement through a long tough day and to the parents and supporters without which it wouldn't happen. Proud of you all.
Next one is the Dutch open and then Chessington next month.