Crawley took both Junior Team national titles at the weekend with some great performances from our U16 section. The +155cm team of Bart Procter, Mikolaj Zabawa, Mia Hawkins and John Cross defeated Docklands, Wimbledon and Loughborough before having a tough but successful final with Cardiff.
In the -155cm teams Charlie Lee, Charlie Denton, Ashley Black and Elvin Vaskeys were also victorious defeating Mountain Ash A, Westcroft A and Cardiff once again in the final.
In the Individuals Mia Hawkins took the low grade girl gold in her first British championships. Bart Procter came 2nd in the +155cm Boys and both Charlie Denton and Ashley Black came joint 3rd in the -155cm boys.
Bethany Salvi also took 3rd in the womans low grade.
Elvin and Mikolaj both made the quarter finals and it was also great experience for John Cross, Charlie Lee and Andre Loison Brito who were competing in their first major event.
Denis aged 12, Bethany 17, Amedeo 16 and Bart 15 years old
Well done to our youth fighters who took part in the Belgium Youth event last week in Antwerp. With participants from seven different countries the students representing England had great success.
Bart Proctor became U16 champion dominating his weight category winning all four fights comfortably. Denis Sorokins also became champion in the U13 section avenging a loss against his last opponent.
Bethany Salvi took 2nd place in the U18 category and Ame Sorge finished 3rd after having to withdraw with an eye injury from an illegal technique.
Robert Salvi also came 4th after fighting in a category with fighter of a much higher experience.
Both the England and Wales teams took a selection of trophies from this highly successful event.
The club had a great performance from our young fighters at the British Open 2017, K2 Crawley this weekend.
U18 Lightweight Boy Ame Sorge took first in his category with a selection of knockdowns to win all four fights in his first time at the cadet age level.
U18 Girls Heavyweight Bethany Salvi retained her title win an aggressive display of punching.
Olivia Pickthall moved up into the Novice adult section and scored ippon with a punch to take her first senior crown.
In the International event featuring 17 countries, all three Crawley fighters Blake Collins, Dawid Ozga and Gabriel Barbu won their first bouts before losing to seeded fighters.
One week to go until our fighters participate in the championships at K2 Sportscentre in Crawley.
Olivia Pickthall Novice Womens LW, Bethany Salvi Cadet Girls HW and Amedo Sorge Cadet Boys LW will be performing from 10am so make sure you get your tickets and don’t be late.
Then in the Cup of Europe Blake Collins, Dawid Ozga Mens MW, Gabriel Barbu Mens HW and our Dutch fighter representing the club Rober Broeders in MW will compete in the international event featuring 17 countries.
At the recent British Karate Kyokushinkai Summer `Camp in Felsted, the dojo had four members attempt new Dan gradings under the watchful eye of IFK and BKK Chief Hanshi Steve Arneil 10th Dan.
Senpai Gary Hawkins after 15 years as a Shodan was successful in his Nidan (2nd Dan) grading along with two of the clubs young competitors Senpai’s Blake Collins and Dawid Ozga.
Also taking his Shodan (1st Dan) was Tom Frith whose journey has been a long one. After starting karate in 1977 he had a long lay off from the mid nineties after reaching his brown belt. Returning in 2012 it is a special moment for him to finally take the rank of black belt Senpai.
Front Row (L-R)
Gary Hawkins, Blake Collins, Dawid Ozga, Tom Frith
This years interclub had approximately sixty children from Loughborough, Westhill, Hastings, Eastbourne, Saffron Walden, Westcroft, Crystal Palace, Dunmow and Crawley.
Once again it was a tremendous success with thanks going to all the officials, dojo operators, parents and of course children for taking part.
Also thanks to all the helpers Paul Beach (BBQ), Alyse Madeley , April and Keith Mays (Tea’s and Raffle), Sarah Collins (First Aid) and Anton Verity and his grandson Charlie Lee for set up(cutting the grass and dojo lighting). Lastly everyone who donated to the raffle. Thank you.
Olivia Chen Loughborough
Most Spirited Fighter
CRAWLEY INTERCLUB RESULTS
|SUPER PEE WEE
1 ANDE LOISON BRITO CRAWLEY
2 DOMILAS UKAIGWE CRAWLEY
3 ELSIE THOMPSON EASTBOURNE
3 OLIVIA CHEN LOUGHBOROUGH
|LOW GRADE GIRLS -155CM
1 STELLA MIRCHEVA WESTCROFT
2 EVANYA TAILOR LOUGHBOROUGH
3 DHRASTI PATEL LOUGHBOROUGH
3 MARY NTUMBA LOUGHBOROUGH
|MINI PEEWEE 1
1 JAKE PATTERSON LOUGHBOROUGH
2 ROBERT MIRCHEVA WESTCROFT
3 EMILY STAPLES LOUGHBOROUGH
3 YOUNESS ROSSAFI CRYSTAL PALACE
1 CHARLIE DENTON CRAWLEY
2 DENIS SOROKINS CRAWLEY
3 FYNN CLEMENTS DUNMOW
3 JUDE IBRAHIM LOUGHBOROUGH
|MINI PEEWEE 2
1 BRANDON WISE WESTCROFT
2 THANUJAN BAHEERATHAN WESTCRFT
3 CHARLIE WATSON LOUGHBOROUGH
3 DAISY CHAPMAN WESTHILL
|LOW GRADE +155CM
1 NATHAN HYDE EASTBOURNE
2 MIA HAWKINS CRAWLEY
3 THEO COOPER CRAWLEY
3 RAUNAQ SINGH CRAWLEY
1 YACOUB ROSSAFI CRYSTL PALACE
2 CHARLIE LEE CRAWLEY
3 MEGANE KOUAME CRYSTAL PALACE
3 GIACOMO ORRU CRYSTAL PALACE
|HIGH GRADE +155CM
1 LUKE SABEY SAFFRON WALDEN`
2 MAESI BLACKFORD WESTHILL
3 NIKHIL PATEL LOUGHBOROUGH
3 JAMES BAKER SAFFRON WALDEN
1 MOHAMMAD BOUCHEKE C PALACE
2 MARTIN COELHO CRYSTAL PALACE
3 ELVIN VASKEYS CRAWLEY
3 CIAN HAYES WESTHILL
|MOST SPIRTIED FIGHTER
CRAWLEY TEAM RESULTS
1ST LOW GRADE +155CM
2ND SUPER PEEWEE
3RD HIGH GRADE
Crawley Low Grade Team 1st Place
Crawley dojo had two successes at the Welsh Open Knockdown Championships in Newport yesterday.
Senpai Blake Collins took his first Open Middleweight title by beating Sami Mehio of Hastings/Bexhill 4-0 in the final. Sami started strongly scoring with heavy low kicks but once Blake put pressure on his opponent he assumed control and was getting through with heavy combinations at the finish.
Minutes later Senpai Gabriel Barbu added the Open Heavyweight title with a Waza ippon with punch to also secure the fastest Knockout of 1minute 7 seconds.
The dojo had a successful weekend winning the Greg Hitchings Memorial Cup for the second time in three years.
This was followed by great results in the individual events as well with prizes in both Clicker and Kyokushin Rules. Thanks go to Senpai Blake for coaching the fighters and to Shihan Andrew Turner and Dunmow Karate Club for hosting the event.
1st Kobe Spinney Boys High Grade
3rd Bart Procter Boys High Grade
3rd Ashley Black Boys High Grade
1st Denis Sorokins Boys Low Grade
3rd Mia Hawkins Girls Low Grade
1st Louis Sorge (10-11)
2nd Ashley Black (10-11)
1st Kobe Spinney (12-13)
1st Ame Sorge (14-15)
2nd Bart Procter (14-15)
Kieren O’Rourke Most Spirited Fight Award – Bart Procter
Bart with Shihan Andrew Turner
team line up with Ashley from Docklands fighting in the adult position for the 1st round against Mountain Ash A.
Well done to the team at the International Kyokushinkai Karate Organisation National Championships today in Folkestone.
1st Place Harry Harden Cadet Novice
1st Place Denis Sorkins -45kg
2nd Place Kobe Spinney -45kg
2nd Place Charlie Denton -35kg
3rd Place Ashley Black -35kg
3rd Place Bart Procter -65kg
2nd Place Robert Salvi +65kg
Elvin Vaskys also fought very well losing on decision. Thanks to both GB Assistant Coach Wai Cheung and Senpai Blake Collins for coaching them so well.
Congratulations to all the students who passed their kyu tests today. Also well done to Nathan who came from Eastbourne.