Congratulations to Liz Ferioli who is the latest BKO member to be selected to represent GB at the forthcoming WAKO world Championships in Hungary. Liz will d=be competing in the ladies Light contact division. We wish her all the luck and look forward to her brining home the bling for GB.

 

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Congratulations to Liz who is the latest member of the BKO team to be selected to represent GB in the forthcoming WAKO world Championships in Hungary. Liz will be fighting in the ladies vets Light con division. We wish ehr all the luck in the world and look forward to her brining home the bling.

 

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Kiraly Summer camp Hungary

The Kiraly summer camp this year was from 29th July to 8th August.

15 BKO members attended the camp this year. George, Maggie, Rossi, Robbie, Charlotte, Mitch, Kat, Nicolle, Chrystal, Chantelle, Debs, Ron, Kerry, Gribbs and Rosie.

Training was like last year. 1 early morning work out or Run. A mid morning teaching session focussing on certain aspects of fighting. Attack, Defence etc. And evening session working on fighting drills and lots of sparring.

All accomodation and food (Always Chicken. Plus loads of watermelon)! were provided, so the camp really became our home for the week. There were 136  attendees from 16 countries,s ome returning from last year and others were newcomers to the camp.

During the afternoon we would retire to the local spa to recharge batteries and ease tired legs in the hot and cold pools. This activity becomes a life saver and is essential for recuperation for the evening session. Sometimes we would go to the local bar and chill out for an hour before wearily returning yo our beds.

During the week the temperature rose steadily and was hitting 40 degrees by Wednesday. In the training hall they recorded 50 degrees, but everyone still put great effort inro their training. Plenty of water was needed by all as the danger of dehydration was high. 

Wednesday was a rest day and we visited the nearby town of Seged, Had lunch and went to the water park for the afternoon. The previous evening had seen everyone let their hair down at Gringo's pub and the Palinka was in full flow, Some people returned to their beds at 4.30am after a big party in the hallway.

The training was hard, but informative. As usual Istvan and the Kiraly team were open and friendly and passed on their knowledge with patience and enthusiasm. BKO members worked with people from all other clubs and made friendships and bonds across the  world. 
The Saturday was  a tag team tournament  with teams fighting in a round robin  to find the last four for the semi finals. BKO members were in three of the finalists, but in the end Kat and Charlotte were victorious with the winning team and Rossi and Maggie came 3rd.

Once again an amazing experience with 2 months of training crammed into a week and learning with the best kickboxers from across the world. So much happened, So many funny incidents during training, eating, and resting that it would take a huge blog to convey them all  so Iwill say Thanks to Istvan , the kiraly team and all the other fighters and supporters who we met, trained with and lughed with  this year. We will be back in force next year for more of the same.
Ron

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George has been selected to represent GB in the forthcoming WAKO World championships in Budapest, Hungary. He has to fund all his travel, training and expeses. So any help would be greatly appreciated. We have set up a pledge sports page for this. Please click on the lphotos below for George's highlight vid and a link to the crowd funding pagehave a look if you have the time

 George Highlights                                                                             Pledge sports

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Maggie wins gold

Maggie and the team make the local paper after the Cimac World Cup.

 

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Kids Summer camp2017

 
 Kids summer camp 2017. Lots of training, games, Nerf wars etc. or get a kick start for the next competition season.
For all ages under 16 and all grades.
Grading for those eligible at the end.
Message to reserve a space.
Mon 14th- Friday 18th August. 
10am-1.00pm
£12 per day
kids camp2017
 

Interclub tournament

A date for the diary. 30th September. We are hosting a charity tournament at BKO With Ian's club from Thame. It's round robin and will be the first of many of these types of competition that we will be running. It will be great experience and open to all kids under 14 yrs.. Message me

 

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Killian's Blue belt Grading

Well done Killian. An awesome performance for your blue belt tonight. It was hard work with lots of rounds and sparring, but you showed your skill and determination. A pass with distinction. Congratulations.

 

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BKO league mid season

BKO league tables after 19 tournaments. 45 competitors from the club, 100+ trophies. Well done Mitch for being top by just 1 point after your efforts on Sunday. Charlotte is the top Junior fighter, We have a little break from domestic tournaments now till September, but there are still 10 more competitions till the end of the year and we still have Kiraly camp and Charlotte in the team for European championships in August.

 

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Double day of comps

Well done to Mitch and George who went to the Watford interclub after a lot of the team had pulled out due to illness and overdoing it at George's Massmatiks gig.
Michelle got a 2nd place and George 3rd. They were generally happy with their performances and were concentrating on improvements worked on in the class
Also well done to Killian who won a bronze at the WMAC tournament in Birmingham.

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