We took a small squad to the D day inter club at Watford. This was a tournament for maily beginners, but also some of teh experienced fighters run by Dave ryan.
Well done BKO today was exciting - Ben was awesome in his first ever fight showing great confidence. Jake not afraid of anything or anyone getting better all the time. Katrina fighting a lot better than before actually thinking about the techniques and showing better movements. Brothers Robbie and Rossi made it to 3rd place fight off with Robbie taking it away
We had the kids Halloween training party last night. Lots of fun and spooky goings on. The gym was kitted out like a haunted house and we dis some Zombie sparring, Coffin races and many games in the dark. It was great fun and we still got some drills and exercises in.
New suits arrived in today. They look great and are comfortable and light to wear.
Here is one modelled by Jeppo!
The half term camp happend this week.
Three days of training and sparring 10am -1pm every day.
We started with warm ups, and some games etc and tehn went into training and grading work followed by a break and then some sparring practice. Evert day was finished with nerf wars!!!
A great camp. It was fun and we saw some great improvements from the participants.
Chris came down and did a seminar for the kids and adults. He worked loads of drills for pulling and timing the opponent. Everyone loved the session and we had great fun and learned a lot of good tips that we will put into practice in the next tournaments.
Well done Erin for passing her first grading. After completing basic techniwues, combinations, defences and bagwork to a high degree she was awarded the belt.
We took a large squad to the |Bristol Open. There were many new faces fighting and we entered the light con and Points divisions.
So many fights took place On Saturday the light con and team fights were on. Cat and Szymon fought well in their first tournaments and got to the semi finals. The Browns were in the tag teams but were unable to progress farther than the quarter finals. George joined with Callum from the Falcons and they fought as the Wessex warriors In the semi final they met the American team and after a hard fought bout it went to extra time. The Warriors narrowly lost and had to settle for third.
Kat and Mitch fought in the Ladies vets and advanced gaining bronse medals in both.
Next day saw the points fighting.
Charlotte got a silver and Maggie Robbie and Rossi got Bronzes. Alex was the fighter of teh day reaching teh final of the beginners under 10s aection where he had a great fight with a far more experienced fighter. It was all even till the last 10 seconds when he gave away a point and got Silver
Jasmine and \Belle also fought in the pee wees section, With Jas getting silver
There were no intermediate sections in teh adults, so most of our middle grades fought in the advanced sections to gain experience. Nicolle gave a great account of herself and as a green belt against a world champion she fought well and was happy, but not expected to win.
Win of the Day was Rory who along with Andy E and Mark W fought in the vets sections. Mak had a tough fight and Andy ganed a good 3rd. Rory fought through to the final winning a close bout against teh world champ on the way. In the final he remained composed and ran away the victor. Brisol open champion.
George also had some great bouts against very tough opponents He fought to the semi final with a wonderful sudden death score. \In teh final he was against a very good itaian kicker and was fatigued by all the fighting. Near the end of the last round he took a head kick and had to chase which left him too much to do Bronze for George. Another notable fight was Adanm who, although he lost showed great timing strenght and improvement and was unlucky not to progress further.
Well done team
Well done John Ayres for getting his Purple belt in light con discipline.
He had to perform all of the past grading techniques plus new ones. and rounds on bags and pads and many rounds of sparring to achieve this result Congratulations
The day was gold!!!
Excellent fighting from everybody!
Charlotte 1st and 3rd
Katrina 1st and 2nd
George T 2nd
Jake out ( but scored lots of points)
Andrew E 3rd
14 fighters 6 1st 2 2nd and 3 3rds
Everyone was fighting brilliantly and all ready for the Bristol open next week!!!
BKO members competed in three tournaments this weekend. Flanders. (See below) Chessington and Peterborough.
Harry fought in the advanced light con section at Chessington and won gold. Liam moved up to the adults light con as well and gained a silver.
Adam fought at the Peterborough open and won the open weight section and got a silver in his weight category.
Well done guys, great results.
next tournament is this weekend. Cimac Dorking open.