We finally made the paper!!!
Took 3 months to get in, but we must be grateful that we receive the coverage. Well done Nicolle for winning the Irish open.
We run 12 classes a week have 150 members with 60 competing in 30 tournaments a year including many internationals, win loads of big championships, British, European, Dublin etc. Have loads seminars a year with top proponents of the sport. Have several members representing Britain in the WAKO squad, perform at fetes and charities, I think we deserve more coverage from the local paper? We will keep informing them of our many activities and hope they will realise what we do? :)
Some other articles from the Gazette over the last 3 years.
Well done the beginners tonight. Passing their red belt grading. Demonstrating good form in basics, combinations, defences and bagwork. it took a couple of hours but we got there. Congratulations!
Next week we start the Yellow belt course.
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.
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.
What a weekend we have had at the Irish open Everyone fought their heart out. Such an improvement. Andy Partridge got bronze. Charlotte got silver and Langers gave everything she had and pulled off a gold. So proud of everyone in the team Great attitude, great support and great skill. Onwards and upwards
Time for a Guiness. ? ? ? ? ? ?