RED BELT GRADING 2017

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.

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Superleague May 2017

Results today from the Cimac Superleague. Great tournament as usual. Some of us had a bit of jadi Tention legs today after the seminar, but we were still there fighting our corner. There were some great performances and improvements. Some controversy as well but a great team effort. Well done to all those who went and supported today. Awesome stuff. :)
There are 3rd and 4th fight offs now in the Superleague.
Jamie 4th
Adam 4th
Rossi 4th
Regan 3rd
Michelle 2nd, 2nd
Tianna 3rd
Andy 3rd
Kerry 3rd
Rory 2nd 
Liz 3rd
Emily, Charlotte, Robbie, Rossi, Maggie, Kat and Crystal all fought well but no cigar this time.

Superleague Videos here:  SUPERLEAGUE MAY 2017

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Last Bungee class April 2017

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.

Video here:

BUNGEE CLASS

 

 

Jadi Tention Seminar May 2017

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!

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"Wow! What an incredible experience! I realise tonight that I am very lucky to have the opportunity to take part in something that positive and meet great people such as Jadi. Thanks Ron for making this one happen and thanks BKO for being a great club "!
 
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"Great night at Jadi seminar last night. He's energetic, full of charisma and made everyone of all abilities feel great. I especially liked his speech at the end about making yourself uncomfortable, I definitely need to do that." ??
 
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NEW BKO Minibus

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.

 

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Dutch open 2017

Had a great time in Amsterdam the last couple of days. We took the new BKO bus across the channel A great and friendly tournament with loads of amazing fighting. We took a bronze in the mens' tag team and were unlucky not to win in lt in extra time. George fought his heart out in the open weight where he met Roman Brundle. It was always going to be a hard fight over two rounds, but he scored some great points and found away around the kick at times. Alex fought great in the first round of her section and dominated the fighter but flagged in the second and lost her timing. Nicole scored some lovely reverse punches moving around her opponents side kicks but the refs seemed only interested in scoring kicks. George had the same result in the mens under 74kg where he blocked loads of side kicks that were given which meant he had to chase the fight too much. In the mens under 79 Quarter final the fight went away from him But with 40 seconds to go George raised his game and scored 8 points finishing with a spin kick that was just out of time and meant he lost by 1 point.
A mixed bag of a weekend for us. We took a small team of 3 fighters and on another day we would have carried away at least 4 medals. At BKO we fight at the highest level and take on the best but this time it was not
to be. On to the next one.

Having a couple of days in Amsterdam was awesome! We discovered Unlimited Ribs, Fries and a beer for 13.50 Euros!!

Brammandan vids here:

 BKO v Germany

George v Roman Brundl

George v Roman Brundl (Debs vid)

 

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Gradings April 2017

Congratulations to all who passed their gradings in April.. Geoff (Yellow) Pat and Dale (Orange) and Jess and Josh  (Red)

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Chessington 2017

Great day at the Hands down tournament Chessington.
Liz and George won the tag team competition and the £100 prize money. Plus loads of other wins and placings as well some great fights can be seen here.

Chessington Playlist

Congratulations to all the teams that took part in our open weight doubles, and an even bigger congratulations to the winners - Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisation classes They took home £100 prize money, dog tags and Hands Down tshirts!

Great day yesterday at the Hands Down Interclub, thank you all for coming down! Thank you to all the refs and table assistants for your continuous help with our events, without you our day doesn't run! 

 Sunday 23rd April results below:
1st Place - Hands Down Epsom (28 points)
2nd Place - Absolute (26 points)
3rd Place - Watford (22 points)
4th Place - Mavericks 
5th Place - Croydon & BKO 
7th Place - Pro Elite 
8th Place - KBK
9th Place - Hands Down Cobham 
10th Place - Athena 
11th Place - ZDL & BLMA 
13th Place - WOMAA
14th Place - BBL

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Chessington 2017

 

Great day at the Hands down tournament Chessington.
Liz and George won the tag team competition and the £100 prize money. Plus loads of other wins and placings as well some great fights can be seen here.
Chessington 

From Hands down.
Congratulations to all the teams that took part in our open weight doubles, and an even bigger congratulations to the winners - Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisation classesThey took home £100 prize money, dog tags and Hands Down tshirts!

Great day yesterday at the Hands Down Interclub, thank you all for coming down! Thank you to all the refs and table assistants for your continuous help with our events, without you our day doesn't run! 
 Sunday 23rd April results below:
1st Place - Hands Down Epsom (28 points)
2nd Place - Absolute (26 points)
3rd Place - Watford (22 points)
4th Place - Mavericks 
5th Place - Croydon & BKO 
7th Place - Pro Elite 
8th Place - KBK
9th Place - Hands Down Cobham 
10th Place - Athena 
11th Place - ZDL & BLMA 
13th Place - WOMAA
14th Place - BBL

 

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Gradings March 2017

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.

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