Great Results at the IKK Open 2017

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.


Happy New Year – Dojo Reopens January 3rd

As 2016 draws to a close we look back with great pleasure at all the achievements by our students this year.

This could not happen without the support of all the dojo students that keep the club moving forward. We thank you all for your continued hard work.

Happy New Year to all, we look forward to seeing you in 2017. The dojo opens Tuesday 3rd January. The first beginners session is Monday 9th January.



Five Titles at the British Championships

Crawley dojo walked off with the British Junior Boys team crown at the Clicker Championships in Slough this weekend.

The boys team of Ame Sorge, Robert Salvi, Bart Chaisrisud, Charlie Denton, Ashley Black with reserve Mikolaj Zabawa didn’t lose a bout and finished off the final with a 5-0 win against Gravesend.15156976_323982641321222_4027187901173328230_oThey transferred that form into the individuals with Robert Salvi winning the high grade +160cm boys and Ame Sorge coming 3rd.
15138354_323983624654457_4523498788951898181_oBart Chaisrisud remained undefeated all day winning seven fights and took the -160cm high grade boys division and Ashley Black came 3rd.15068326_323983547987798_6814843338362952617_oMikolaj Zabawa won the +155cm junior low grade division and Madison Sproston took the +155cm junior low grade division. The club also had Charlie Denton and Reece Reeve make the quarter finals and Kieran Long, Alexander Sproston, Colin Spriggs and Tyron Kirton went out in the preliminary rounds.


Success at the Belgium Youth Cup

Over 250 children participated in the Youth Championships in Antwerp with Bart Chaisrisud, Kobe Dibble, Ame Sorge and Bethany Salvi all representing England at the event which was held under Kyokushin contact rules.

They achieved three 2nd place and a 3rd with Bart winning four fights before losing, Kobe stopped his first three opponents and Ame also took 2nd although he was disappointed when his opponent withdrew.

Beth came 3rd against some very experienced opponents so gained good experience.

with the England and Wales teams

with the England and Wales teams

Three Triumph at Severn Challenge

Bart Chaisrisud won the -158 cm Clicker and Olivia Pickthall and Bethany Salvi won their respective weights in the U18 Knockdown at the Severn Challenge featuring Belgium, Switzerland, England, Turkey and Wales.


Ame Sorge came 3rd in the +158cm and the England team took 3rd place in the Clicker which along with Bart and Ame had Robert Salvi, Charlie Denton and Denis Sorokins competing.


England Call Ups for Crawley Students

The dojo has seven under 18’s fighting for England in the Severn Challenge this weekend 29th October in Cardiff at the Central Youth Club, CF24 5HF.

In the U16 Robert Salvi, Ame Sorge, Bart Chaisrisud, Charlie Denton and Denis Sorokins will compete in the Clicker in both Team and Individual categories.

In the Knockdown Olivia Pickthall is in the Girls Lightweight and Bethany Salvi is in the Girls Heavyweight categories.

Teams from Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales and England will participate

Cadets Pick Up Two British Titles at K2

Bethany Salvi won the Girls Heavyweight Cadet category and Olivia Pickthall won the Girls Lightweight Cadet category at the British Championships at K2, Crawley on the 1st October.


Bethany won her two fights by unanimous judges decisions and Olivia drew her first fight and then won by mae geri to the head for waza ari and a unanimous decision in her final fight.



Crawley also had Dawid Ozga, Blake Collins and Kirsten Galatius Smith in the Cup of Europe.

Dawid won his first fight by ippon and then his last 16 bout by Ushiro geri ippon then lost on boards to Clai Henry from USA.


Blake Collins won his first bout by Ippon then lost to Eldar Ismailzade of Russia.



Kirsten Galatius Smith won by judges decision in her first fight then lost to Diana Cantero Perez of Spain in the quarter finals

The Greg Hitchings Memorial Cup 2016



The dojo had good results at this years event at Dunmow, Essex  with a haul of medals.

The team of Blake Collins, Bethany Salvi, Robert Salvi, Ame Sorge, Ashley Black, Louis Sorge took 3rd place losing out to he eventual winners.

Robert Salvi was 2nd place in the +158cm high grade, both Ashley Black and Kobe Spinney took 3rd place in the -158cm high grade. Denis Sorokins was 3rd in the low grade.

Kobe, Ashley and Bart Chaisrisud also took 1st place in their kyokushin rules category with Ame taking 2nd.

Thanks to Senpai Blake for coaching and organising the fighters.