We  took a team of 10  to the WAKO British Championships in Birmingham this year. On Saturday it was the light continuous sections and Maggie was up firs. She gave a great account of herself and narrowly lost in the final. Maggie is improving at a great rate because of her light con  training and it's helping her points fighting as well.

Ollie from Sweden had two greulling fights and was unlucky in the semi finals not to progress. He hit his opponent with hard shots and took the fight to him, but  a split decision gave it to teh other guy. Bronze for Ollie.

Neil was up next and despite some good strong punching and movement in the second round he was hit by his opponents long side kicks and this took the fight away from  him. Bronze for Jeppo.
Saturday was a very long day at this tournament and we didn't get home till midnight, but we were up and ready to go again the next day. Another long drive to Birminham.
Liz  and Kat showed their strength  and carachter when they met in the final of the light con vets. A great tactical fight eventually went to Liz. British Champion.

It was points fighting today.

Maggie excelled at this and won her section after 10 clearing one opponent and stopping another in the final. British Champion for Maggs.
Rob Payne had some tough fights, but showed his heart, spirit and composure by winning the final and becoming our 3rd British champion of the weekend.

Liz then steped up in points and won her first section. then once again met Kat in the final. A very close fight with Liz eventually winning by 2 points.
In the lower weigh Liz met Sharon Gill in the final and gave a great account of herself against one of the sports legendary points fighters. This time Liz had to settle for Silver.
Andy Evans fought through to the semi finals and met a world  champion.. He was unlucky not to score with his side kicks, but a great learning experience.

Rob Read made areturn to tournament sparring after an 18 year lay off!!! He was strong and moving well, but just needs to shake off some of the rust and this will be his title in the future.

George was up finally and dominated some very good fighters. the final of the -84kg category was  a hard bout against a good opponent with a strong, long side kick. George moved and dominated and finished British Champion.

In the -79. George once again had tough fights and his energy was dropping when he reached the final. In the second round George's opponent ducked his head low and George threw an uppercut which connected hard and broke the nose. It wasn't maliciouly done, but the judges deemed it to be excessive conact and disqualified George so he had to settle for silver
Paige also fought a great fight against a strong and experienced opponent. She improves with every tournament .
Charlotte also fought well, but no trophies this time..

Maggie Gold, Silver.
Liz. 3 x Golds, 1 Silver.
Rob Payne Gold. Bronze
George. Gold. Silver.
Kat 2x Silver.
Andy E. Bronze.
Jeppo. Bronze.
Ollie. Bronze.
Rob Read. Bronze.

6 week introductory course for juniors 5-12 years at Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisation. The Gallery, Moniton trading estate, West ham lane, Basingstoke Rg22 5 EE.
Starts Tuesday 27th March 5-6pm
Includes other BKO kids classes free for the duration of the course.
The reasons for your child to start martial arts are endless. From discipline to gaining confidence. From losing weight to building strength and fitness 
We are an incredibly close team that travel around Europe competing. 
Your child's journey can start by signing up.

Results from today at Chessington.
Jake 2nd
Robert 4th
George T. 3rd
Emily 1st
Belle 2nd
Jasmine 1st
Charlotte 1st
Maggie 1st, 2nd light con.
Paige 1st, 1st
Katrina 3rd
Ellis 2nd
Ben 1st
Nick 4th
Andy 2nd
Liz 1st, 1st, 2nd.
Mitch 2nd, 4th
Callum and Sam fought well but no place this time. Well done all.

Watford Open 2018

Results from a loooong day at the Watford open. Not bad seeing as a lot of us are moving up the levels, weights grades etc. Well done BKO. Proud as usual.
Katrina 1st
Curtis 1st, 3rd
Maggie 1st, 2nd
Jasmine 2nd
Belle 3rd
Adam 3rd
Andy E 3rd
Nicole 3rd
Mitch 3rd, 3rd
Liz 2nd, 3rd, 3rd
Charlie 3rd
George 2nd.
Jamie, Charlotte, George, Mark, Nick, Paige and Ellis had some great and close fights, but no trophy today 
Improving all the time people.

 

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Thanks for everyone's help with the tournament today. Michelle, Andy, Tony and Paige were great on the tables and reffing as were all the kids and adults who helped out putting on pads and looking after the kids. Thanks to the parents who supported the kids and of course the fighters themselves. 
We will be running this as a series of 4 tournaments with prizes at the end for champions.

 

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The next BKO 6 week beginners course starts on Wednesday 4th April 2018 6-7pm.  £40

All other BKO classes are free for the duration of the course which is great value as there are 12 classes a week to choose from with more being added in January.

Come and start a great sport, get fit, learn self defence, meet new people and become a champion

To reserve a place or for more information. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beginners course 2018

KICK START THE NEW YEAR WITH A BKO BEGINNERS COURSE!


The next BKO 6 week beginners course starts on Wednesday 10th January 2018 6-7pm.  £40

All other BKO classes are free for the duration of the course which is great value as there are 12 classes a week to choose from with more being added in January.

Come and start a great sport, get fit, learn self defence, meet new people and become a champion

To reserve a place or for more information. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BKO bag Pack

From Michelle.

Well done everyone that supported the bag pack today. Kids did the club proud and many people commented on how polite they were! The money has now been counted.....

£343.70!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!

The money will go towards the kids team entries and travel etc.  

10-3pm at Tescos helping people pack their bags. Nice one kids and the Adults who supervised.

 

Great Effort.

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