Crawley Girls Retain Their British Titles

Olivia Pickthall and Bethany Salvi won novice titles at the 42nd British Open at K2, Cralwey last weekend and cadet Robert Salvi came of age with a great performance in the Heavyweight Boys section taking 2nd place against much heavier opponents.

Bart Procter unfortunately lost his first fight and was feeling the effects of a cold whilst in the Cup of Europe Gabriel Barbu lost out to the Lithuanian winner in his opening bout and Blake Collins went out in the last sixreen against his Romanian opponent.

Outstanding Results at the English Open 2018

The Club had no fewer than six golds at the English Open in Dunmow this weekend along with a host of other medals.

Entering fourteen fighters Crawley achieved success in all categories ranging from Cadet, Novice, Adult and Veterans in this full contact and also in theU12, U14 and U16 fighting in modified rules for children.

Ashley Black Boys U14 -40kg 1st Place
Mikolaj Zabawa Boys u14 +50kg 1st Place
Bart Procter Boys U18 LW 1st Place
Robert Salvi Boys U18 HW 1st Place
Dave Martin Veteran Men LW 1st Place
Olivia Pickthall Womens Novice 1st Place
Blake Collins Mens Open MW 2nd Place
Roy Salvi Veteran Men MW 2nd Place
Reece Reeve Boys U12 +40kg 2nd Place
Mia Hawkins Girls U16 -55kg 3rd Place
Elvin Vaskeys Boys U14 -40kg 3rd Place

Veteran Rob Young lost in his first outing to the eventual winner, Bethany Salvi could not fight as her opponent pulled out and Charlie Denton was unluckily too light for his weight category.

Thanks to Gabriel Barbu for assisting with he coaching and all the parents for organising the children.



English Open – One Week to Go!

The dojo has fourteen competitors for the English Open on May 13th at Dunmow Sportscentre in what should be a good standard event with fighters from the BKK, WKO, IKK, IKKU, Seido, SJJ, IFK Ireland and Chikara International taking part.

Good luck to all
Blake Collins Open Adult Men
Olivia Pickthall Novice Women
Roy Salvi Vets Men
Robert Young Vets Men
Dave Martin Vets Men
Bart Procter Cadet Boys
Robert Salvi Cadet Boys
Beth Salvi Cadet Girls
Charlie Denton U16 Boys
Mia Hawkins U16 Girls
Ashley Black U14 Boys
Mikolaj Zabawa U14 Boys
Elvin Vaskeys U14 Boys
Reece Reeve U12 Boys

Also featured in the photo who have prepared with the CKK Team
Jess Charsley Verwood Novice Women
Louis Sorge Folkstone U14 Boys


Team and Individual Success at the British Clicker Championships

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.




Juniors perform well at the IFK Belgium Youth Championships

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.


Crawley win three national titles at the 41st British Open

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.

41st British Open 9th Cup of Europe

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.

Black Belt Promotions at the Dojo

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