Kwon Tournament.

Sunday Jan 11th saw the first tournament of the year for BKO. Travelling to Birmingham for the Kwon International competition. This was the first time we have been to this tournament and the standard was high.

Spazzy Fought really well and showed her improvement, but is still competing with only one arm working so she was unable to progress in the tournament.
Kat gained a well earned 2nd in beginners and a 2nd in the intermediate section where she met Team mate Charisse in the semi finals and managed to nudge her out in sudden death. Charisse came 3rd.

Vinnie came 2nd in the beginners and entered the Veterans section where everyone was a black belt. Vinnie met the European silver medalist in the semi finals and after kicking him in the face and spending most of the fight at 3 points each, Vinnie eventually lost 6-3 and had to settle for 4th place. But a great achievement for someone who has not been training for a year yet!

George Reached the final of the u79 seniors section and was in command throughout the fight but kept losing focus and letting his opponent back in. This meant the fight went to sudden death and George lost having to settle for 2nd place


Sunday 28th September 2014


While Ron, George and Debbie Peploe and Steve Gribbins were away fighting at the Flanders Open in Antwerp, BKO also represented at the Infinity South West tournament in Yeovil.

The tournament was run under Infinity Martial Arts rules, the main differences from WAKO rules are x2 points for a kick to the body and 3 points for a kick to the head.

First up was Steve Devereaux and Jimmy Pedrick in the Novice Men’s +75kg Points. Both made it through to the final, Steve in emphatic style beating his opponent with several hard head kicks and by 15 clear points to have the round stopped with still 45 seconds remaining on the clock. Jimmy had a slightly harder route to the final ending up in a sudden death fight off, but managed to secure the vital point needed.

The final was close run affair with Steve just edging Jimmy at the end, although both fighters showed a very high standard for the Novice category, a lot of spirit, never giving an inch and fighting hard right up until the final buzzer. A BKO first and second place!

Next up was Kerry Anderson and Lucy Weller in the Novice Ladies -65kg Points. Kerry battled back from a disappointing result in her first fight to gain a strong 3rd place. Lucy finished 4th although the results did not fairly reflect the standard of fighting displayed by the ladies, in particular Lucy who looked very strong and will definitely be winning tournaments before long.

Making her tournament debut was Nicky Mcghee in the Novice Ladies +65kg Points who came third overall which is a great result for a first tournament. Again, some very determined and proactive fighting on display with lots of confidence and points to work on for the next tournament.

In the intermediate Men’s +75kg Points was Paul Corio and Steve Devereaux stepped up again following his victory in the Novices section. First up was Steve who despite this being only his third competition mixed it up against some technically strong and very fast competition. Next up was Paul who went point for point with his opponent and at one stage went 2 points clear, however was just pipped in the final seconds to lose 9-8. The 3rd place fight off between Steve and Paul was also a very close fight, with Steve scoring a heavy 3 point head kick early on and Paul fighting back to make it 5-5 with only a few seconds to go but conceding a late point to give Steve the win and 3rd place overall.

Last up for BKO was Michelle Reese in the Ladies Mixed Abilities +65kg Continuous which is a tough category as novices can be matched against advanced fighters. In what can only be described as a fantastic show of determination, Michelle fought hard against a more experienced opponent and despite losing out on the day consistently pressed the fight and did not give an inch.

A very big shout out to Andy Partridge who came along purely in a coaching capacity this time and stood in our corners shouting encouragement and tips, all of the BKO fighters were very grateful to him for his help!

Another tournament, another really positive show from the BKO team, a lot of fun and more trophies to add to the 2014 haul and the best thing of all is….it can only get better! #GoBKO


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Friday 28th February saw 17 of us jet off to the city of Dublin to compete in the 2014 Irish Open. For anyone not familiar, the Irish Open is the biggest and best kickboxing tournament on the global calendar and where the elite of our great sport come to compete every year. This year there were over 3500 fighters doing battle with each other across 3 days, watched by nearly 2000 spectators.  

Over the course of Saturday and Sunday we represented the club, fighting across many different divisions, some of us making our international debuts including Hayden Corby and Ryan O’Grady from the Kids class.

On Saturday Steve Gribbins and Heather Chilcott competed in their continuous matches and fought with a lot of intensity in two tough match ups, just losing out on the win. The day also saw our senior men Ron Peploe, George Peploe and Steve O’Grady fight points with Ron using his experience to ease through into the second round where he lost out on the final point in slightly controversial circumstances. George unfortunately suffered a broken nose just seconds into his fight with a leggy opponent and was unable to continue which was tremendously disappointing considering his recent comeback from serious injury (although it made for a great war wound and video for the Facebook page!). Steve was unable to find his usual crackerjack timing and was bested on the day to go also out in the first round.

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On Sunday Ryan and Hayden stepped up to represent the kids and fought their hearts out, just narrowly losing to more experienced competition. Both lads put on a great show and made us all very proud (especially their Dads!) demonstrating just how hard they both trained for the event and took their fighting to new dimensions as a result. Watch out for these future superstars in the years to come!

Heather stepped back onto the matt for her points fight, along with Philippa Peploe, Charisse Peploe, Debs Peploe and Kiri White all representing the BKO ladies. Particular nods go to Charisse and Kiri, who despite just losing out showed just how hard they have been training and gave both of their opposition tough fights.

Later that day Andy Partridge and Paul Corio fought in the Intermediate men’s -80kg and +80kg divisions respectively. Andy showed off his classy style and speed, very narrowly losing out to a fighter he will definitely come back and beat next year. Next up was Paul who despite a cagey start and a tough scrap (and several falls off the matt!) came back from behind to nudge the win by a point, going out in the second round losing out to a more experienced fighter.

During this time, we also took the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere, rub shoulders with world champions and watch the best of the best close up and take away some moves we can add to our own fighting styles. The experience was invaluable to us all and every single BKO fighter raised their skills to new levels to compete well and represent our little club from Basingstoke with pride on the world stage. We also managed to squeeze in a few pints of Guinness!

There are lots of tournaments coming up throughout the rest of the year and it would be great to see more representation of BKO from our men, women and kids, from novices to the more advanced fighters. If you don’t feel like fighting or just want to see what it’s like and show your support, that would be fantastic too. We will keep you updated in club and on the Facebook page for future events.








Details of the CIMAC SUPERLEAGUE Events 2014 taken from the CIMAC site



*Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JB

*North Solihull Sports Centre, Conway Road, Chemsley Wood Solihull, Birmingham B37 5LA 


*Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JB


*Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham B146ER


*Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JB


*Dorking Leisure Centre, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1SW


*Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JB


 Cimac Superleague Dates 2014 have been posted

March 16th,

April 27th,

May 25th,

July 6th,

September 7th

October 5th

November 9th



More information will be posted when it becomes avaliable....

Lets make it a good one


The Most Prestigious Tournament in Europe, Run By Martial Artists For Martial Artists. Every year we strive to make this tournament the biggest and best it can be. We are so grateful for your continued support as fighters, coaches, officials and staff and delighted you all choose to be part of this event.


The Schedule

1st Dec 2014
Online registration goes live at

14th Feb 2014
Online Registration Closes

Thursday 27th Feb

Touranment Opens

Friday 28th Feb

Team Events & Full Contact Eliminations

Saturday 1st March

Light Contact Sparring & Adult Advanced Point Sparring

Sunday 2nd March

Junior Point Sparring, Remaining Point Sparring, Full Contact Finals & Male and Female Grand Champion Challenge


Details taken from and further information found at

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The final tournament of the year is approaching....


Sunday 17th November. Doors open at 10.30am
PLUS International challenges England vs Spain Light Contact
Points fighting challenge AND not to be missed the REFEREES CHALLENGE.
Daytime FIGHTERS CHAMPIONSHIP followed by awards and challenges.



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This article was posted in the Basingstoke Gazette in May 2013 - I thought i would add a link to the archive. Visit the site at



There was a double success for father and son Ron and George Peploe as the Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisation took part in the Southern Area Championships at Tolworth, London.

George Peploe won the black belt under-75kg section and was also third in the black belt under-70kg section, while Ron Peploe took first place in the black belt veteran section.

A third member of the club, Stuart Roshier, gained a fourth place in the under-79kg black belt section.

Following the tournament, both of the Peploe were asked to join the British World Association of Kickboxing Organisations for the forthcoming European Championships in Greece and the World Championships in Brazil. George (22) will be in the under 79kg event and Ron (51) in the over 35 years under 89kg category.

They will now attend several British squad training sessions over the next few months.

In other results from the BKO, Ron Peploe gained the British WAKO champions belt in January, while the organistaion was very successful at the Southampton Open as they won 19 trophies in total.

BKO fighters also competed in the CIMAC British open in Birmingham.

Heather Chillcott came first in the ladies intermediate section, while Kiri White was second in ladies novice event, after fighting strongly in her first tournament George Peploe gained a hard earned third place in the black belt under-75kg category.

Club instructor Steve O’Grady came second after losing in sudden death in the final of the veterans section.

Andy Partridge was second in the Men’s intermediate and Neil Jepson fought well but lost to the eventual finalist in this section as well.

BKO was founded by Ron Peploe in 1986 and runs several classes for all levels and ages. Instructors are CRB checked and fully qualified and insured.

Classes take place at The Gallery, Moniton Trading Estate on Worting Road. For more information visit:


Dorking Superlegue Tournament

Thanks to Neil Jepson for the write up from the Superleague event.

BKO did well today at the Dorking Superleague! Kiri fought well and lost against a tough fighter but she found her stride in the second half of the fight. Heather won her section with some clinical fighting including a head kick on the bell. Andy won a tough fight against an eastern european (with a lethal axe-kick) then went on to lose against an in form Kevin Fish in the final. I lost against Kevin Fish in my first fight but managed to beat the Eastern European in the play off to secure 3rd place behind Andy. Steve had 2 good fights in the seniors against some brilliant fighters, he was a bit unlucky not to have had a few points go his way but added to his overall league position. In the end, BKO took home heather's winning trophy which was flanked by 2 medals so a good result all in all.


Fellow Martial Artist,
I would like to invite you to the CIMAC SUPERLEAGUE DORKING OPEN taking place this Sunday the 6th of October
Dorking Leisure Centre, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1SW.
Doors will open at 10.30am for all registration.
The days event will have divisions for novice, junior, intermediate and advanced competitors in the following.
Boys and Girls under 6 years points fighting.
Cadets boys and girls under 16 points and light contact.
Adult men and women points and light contact.

Looking forward to seeing you
Nev Wray


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