Northants open 2017

Great and long day at the Northants open yesterday. We went from taking over 20 fighters down to 12 after illness and injury came on board! A lot of our fighters were either first time or returning after a lay off etc, but still all gave a great account of themselves and I am so proud of how we battled and supported each other
Results
Charlotte 1st
Rory 1st, 3rd
George 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Kerry 1st
Michelle 2nd, 3rd, 3rd
Paige 2nd
Chantelle 3rd
Joe 3rd
Andy 4th
Rob 4th . 
Ellis Had her first tournament but no trophy this time.
Emily had a hard fight and kept pulling the score back, but missed out by a point.
Charlotte made easy work of her division today.
Rory improved as the tournament went on and found his timing. and giving space to score.
George had the fight of the day in the final. Returning after a lay off because of Rock star duties. :)
Kerry made the effort and came up later winning her final.
Mitch finally discovered movement and had a great fight against a much larger opponent.
Page started slow, but showed the power of her reverse punch and round kicks by stopping her opponents.
Chantelle's first tournament. Took a little time to figure it out, but was soon scoring with blitzes.
Joe was unlucky not to get to the final with his fast attacking style.
Andy went on the attack and improved that focus. scored with two nice hook kicks.
Rob had good speed and was unlucky not to progress to the final. More reverse to the body. :)

 

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Grading may 2017

Congratulations to Andy for getting his yellow belt last night. Great work on basics, combinations, defences, bagwork and sparring. Well done

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Grading may 2017

Congratulations to Andy for getting his yellow belt last night. Great work on basics, combinations, defences, bagwork and sparring. Well done

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BKO in the Papers May 2017

We finally made the paper!!!
Took 3 months to get in, but we must be grateful that we receive the coverage. Well done Nicolle for winning the Irish open.

We run 12 classes a week have 150 members with 60 competing in 30 tournaments a year including many internationals, win loads of  big championships, British, European, Dublin etc. Have  loads seminars a year with top proponents of the sport. Have several members representing Britain in the WAKO squad, perform at fetes and charities,  I think we deserve more coverage from the local paper? We will keep informing them of our many activities and hope they will realise what we do? :)

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Some other articles from the Gazette over the last 3 years.

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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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