The next BKO beginners course will start on Wednesdasy January 8th 6-7pm. The course is £40, runs for 6 weeks and will encoupass basic techniques, defences, bagwork plus fitness and stretching routines. There will be a red belt grading on completion.. All other BKO classes are free for the duration of the course.
Come along and learn a great sport, Defend yourself, get fit, meet new people and have fun.
Saturday the 14th December saw us all descend on the Riverdene pub for the BKO Christmas party and presentations. there were 40+ in attendance this year and many trophies and awards were given out. There was drinking and feasting and Kareoke, dancing and fun had by everyone.
Rory received his award for Student of the year and Rob was Fighter of the year. There were many smaller awards for peoplewho had distinguished themselves for good and not so good reasons plus Black belts and coaching awards.
A great night as usual with partying and celebration of the club and everyone's achievements of 2019. On now to 2020 and to further glories.
Happy Christmas everyone!
The large grading of the year took place this week with over 40 people working for their belts. From Ninjas (under 5s) to older vets and black belts. The technical grading took place on Saturday and ran from 9.30 am- 7.30pm with basic drills and combinations, plus various defences, bagwork, padwork, against the wall drills and much more. the fighting part of the grading was on the |Thursday with everyone completing their points' light cotact and full contact disciplines.
Well done everyone who took part. The grading is just the culmination of all the hard work and dedication put in over the last year and it was an amazing performace.
Chris came down to give us a competition sparring seminar this week.
We ran through loads of sparring drills and strategies and some new ones. Using the rear leg to change space and distance. Both kids and adults had a great time and the session was invaluable for developing or fighters. Lots of sparring followed and set us up for the GB grand slam the next day.
We were asked to do a demontration at Basingstoke Flip out Trampoline centre where they had a night dedicated to raising funds for Children in need. We had a good squad of people who turned up to sho padwork, defences and sparring. The space was quite small, but everyone gave their best and after both demonstrations were through people could use the facilities while a band were playing. Well done everyone.
This week we had our kids Halloween party on Tuesday.
Everyone came in fancy dress and there were lots of games and fun as well as a little training. Coffin races, zombie fighting, Duels, facepainting, sweets and fruit.
Everyone had a great time and were exhausted by the end of the spooky event.
Lewis came down and gave the kids and adults a lesson in the basics of tricking. That's perfoming acrobatic kicks and stunts seen in most action and martial arts films.
Moves such as Butterfly kicks and tournado kicks were practiced and everyone got the hang of them pretty quickly.
The kids finished off with cartwheels to round off into kicks and the adult class kept going for an extra half hour.
Everyone loved it and can't wait for the next workshop, which should be in January.
To see a video fo our efforts click HERE!