BKO kids tournament

Saturday saw the first BKO kids club tournament.

We run these to give the new kids and teh inexperienced ones a first idea of what it's like to fight in a tournament. It also gives the regular fighters a bit of mat time befor ethey go to a major competition.
They are a bit chaotic  but great fun and invaluable practice for the real thing.

Yesterday was no exception. We even had the little ninjas competing.

Results.
Ninjas
1st Xavi, 2nd jazzy. 3rd Jack.
120.
1st Alex. 2nd Josh.
130 Lower.
1st Reece. 2nd. Sophia. 3rd Fran, Katie, Cohl.
130 Higher.
1st Jake. 2nd Jasmine. 3rd Belle. 4th Katrina.
140 Lower.
1st Jamie. 2nd. Ellis. 3rd. Todd. 4th Sam. Reggie.
Beginners.
1st. Marley. 2nd. Eva. 3rd. Ryan.
150+
1st. Chillie. 2nd. Ben. 3rd. Josh. 4th. TJ
140+ higher.
1st Robbie. 2nd Maggie. 3rd Dan 4th. Rossi.

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Watford WON

The first tournament of the year was in High wycombe at the WON.

We had nearly 40 people registered to fight at this one, but colds and flu etc took a few out, but still a healthy  large team arrived at the venue.

 

The standard was very high with competitiors from Hungary, Austria, Italy, csech republic, Spain and many more.

Our kids team are gaining experience all the time and moving up the levels. This means that although they are improving, they have to fight in harde sections. Either heavier, taller, older, higher grades etc. Still the kids team are gaining places and beating opponents who they lost to last year.   There were great perfomance from all the kids and especially the first timers at such a big tournament. I was very pleased with Jamie's fighting as he just did everything we told him in his fights and even though he didn't quite get into the medals this time, the improvement was fantastic and will see him win medals in future I'm sure. Great mature fighting from Adam also who hit his opponent with a juping backfist and side kick in the same movement, but still didn't get  a point! It was Like's first time and he warmed into his bout. At the end of the fight he scored some lovely punches, but was not given a point and this cost him the fight. 

Adults put on a good show as well. Rory fought in the vets section and came up against Ed Lofts. Probably teh best vet fighter around. So unporedictable and rangy. He cought Rory at first, and Rory had to constantly push the fight to get some points back. Very hard day at the office, but great experienced gained. Well done Rory.

Harry also had a difficult draw when he faced World champ Chris Aston on the first round. Harry is returning to points sparring and this is just the experience he needs. he pushed the fight too much in the early stages and got caught, which let the fight get away and Chris Racked up the points in his usual style. 

Mitch fought in two categories. She did well against the Italian champion, in the semi final of the vets gaining a bronze. But her experience really told in her final of the inter section where her timing  won her a Gold.

George was ill today, but still fought in three sections. He had a great fight with Cory cook in teh grand slam and despite narrowly losing, was pleased with his perfomance and how he handled the fight considering he was 50%
In the regular sections George reached the semi finals and faced Alex Veres. What an awesome fight with both of them thrying to out think eachother. George went ahead at first, but Alex pulled it back and in the final seconds George threw a testing backfist to pull out Alex's counter. He was a little too deep however and the counter hit giving Alex the win.
In the second section They met agin in the final, but by this time George was feeling very ill and had to stop the bout on several occasions to throw up into a bag! Despite this he caried on and got the silver.

Results.
Joe Bronze.
Tyler Bronze.
Jake Bronze.
Belle Bronze.
Rory Bronze.
Katrina Bronze.
Charlotte Bronze.
George Silver, Bronze.
Maggie. Gold, Silver Bronze x2
Robbie Bronze.
Rossi Bronze.
Mitch Gold, Bronze.

Well done to all the BKO fighters who came and the parents and helpers for their support.
 
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Rob in the Gazette

Rob Finally gets in the Basingtoke Gazette

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Timetable Jan 2019

Here is the timetable for January 2019.  More classes added as we move into the year. Watch this space.

 

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New Calendar2019

Here is the new Calendar for 2019 so far.

As usual there are so many more events and tpurnaments to add as we go along.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy new year to all our members. I hope 2019 bring you all the success and peace that your deserve.
Here is a timetable of our classes. Loads more are being added this year, so Watch this space!

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Rob Payne ranked 2nd

After Robs wins in both the British and European championships, he is now ranked 2nd in the WAKO world ranking. Well doe Rob and you also gained your black belt. What a year. :)

Congratulations.

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It was the biggest BKO World championships we ever had last night with over 100 bouts and 2.5 hours of competition. Some great fights occurred with various match ups of ladies, men and kids.Harry Watson finally came out the winner just pipping Jim to the post by 1 point. Charlotte also won the Girls World championships. Great fun.
Thanks to Leigh Randall who came all the way from Wales to Referee the proceedings. :)

BKO Christmas party

Saturday 15th December saw the event of the year. The BKO Christmas party took place at the Riverdene pub.

There were about 50 in attendance and the night kicked off with someparty games organised?? by George. Catching a grape in your mouth and speed pints were but a few of the items. There was also a quiz and whos baby photo competition.  Everyone got involved and it was chaotic fun!
One of the main  events each year is the giving of the prizes and trophies. Many were given out, but the main ones went to Liz who won the BKO Grand championship. Andy E. Who became student of the year  and we had a tie for fighter of the year between Rob Payne and Rory. There was only one way to decide, so we got  out a game of Battling Robots and each fighter took their seats. After much pounding of buttons and smashing of fists into faces it was Rory's Robot's head that leaped up and declared Rob teh winner! Despite this we decided to give a joint award to both Rob and Rory this year. There were many other awards such as Injury of the year for Seans Back. Killer of the year for Kat's fighting, Newbie of the year for Erin and even good vintage of teh year for Larissa who keeps us supplied with wine! Many more were handed out too numerous to mention, but equally as important.
Following the presentations and the many thank yous on the mic. We moved on to teh aprtying with Karaoke, food, dancing and general merriment. Some of us were a bit over enthusiastic with teh booze, but it was a grat fun night and everyone had a good time and got home safe... eventually. :)

Happy Christmas. 

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Black belt grading

BKO had their first black belt grading in four years. Rob, Andy, Harry and Neil  have been dedicated to training for it for the last 6 months. 
The grading included pressured technical drills and defences. Many 3 minute rounds on bags and pads plus sparring disciplines such as against the wall, back to the line and in line sparring. Culminating in 16 rounds of technical disciplines which took  6 hours.

The sparring section covered 20 rounds and included points, light continuous and full contact sparring. They had to perform all disciples to a high physical and knowledgable  standard and show the dedication, spirit, integrity and honesty that come s with being a BKO black belt.

BKO have been grading people to black belt for 32 years and these four pupils have brought the count to 27 black belts passedin that time.

Congratulations

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