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.
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
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
Blake Collins took his first British Kata title in the Black belt category at this years championships in Slough.
After managing 4th place in 2016 he was pleased to move into the final three in third place overall.
For his final kata he performed Sushi Ho and defeated the 2016 champion Kevin Evans into this and Stephen Davies took 2nd.
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.
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
The dojo had five of its U16 members selected to be part of a nine person team to represent England at the Severn Challenge in Cardiff on the 29th October 2016.
Seen pictured here with the team and GB coaches Sensei Tony White and Sensei Wai Cheung our fighters Ame Sorge, Robert Salvi, Bart Chaisrisud, Charlie Denton and Denis Sorokins will all take part this continuous point scoring event.
Good luck to all
The 40th British Knockdown Championships will take place at K2 Crawley, on the 1st October 2016.
Come and support Crawley fighters Dawid Ozga, Blake Collins, Kirsten Galatius Smith, Tom Bradley, Olivia Pickthall and Bethany Salvi.
Tickets on sale now at the dojo.
Congratulations to both Senpai Roy Salvi and Senpai Tom Bradley for earning their 1st Dan black belts at the BKK Summer Camp.
Crawley Dojo had a good attendance at the camp and everyone really enjoyed it.
Photo of the students with BKK President Hanshi Steve Arneil.