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
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.
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 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.
A great day was had by all at the interclass at our dojo. Over sixty participants took part in points fighting for U18 categories from Loughborough, Westhill, Dunmow, Saffron Walden, Verwood, Crystal Palace and Crawley clubs.
Many thanks to everyone who helped and officiated. Special thanks to Paul Beach and his wife who donated the BBQ food and cooked it all.
Under 9 years
1 Reece Reeve Crawley
2 Samuel Kelly Crystal Palace
3 isobel Mcgregor Crawley
3 Lexi Langrish Saffron Walden
Under 11 years
1 Ashley Black Crawley
2 James Baker Saffron Walden
3 Riley Sweet Dunmow
3 Stephen Greenhough Saffron Walden
1 Charlie Denton Crawley
2 Kobe Spinney Crawley
3 Mikolaj Zabawa Crawley
3 Nikhil Patel Loughborough
1 Ame Sorge Crawley
2 Bethany Salvi Crawley
3 Robert Salvi Crawley
3 Noah Gajraj Crystal Palace
1 Tom Bradley Crawley
2 Ollie Barker West Hill
3 Josh Grant Loughborough
Team Pee Wee Cat 1
3 Crystal Palace
3 West Hill
Team Pee Wee Cat 2
2 Saffron Walden
Pee Wee Cat 3
1 Loughborough B
2 Loughborough A
3 West Hill
Team Under 155cm
3 Saffron Walden
Team Over 155cm and Cadet
1 Crawley A
2 Crawley B
3 West Hll
Best Fighter went to Jake Patterson Loughborough
The club had some great performances with victories at all levels from Pee wee to Veterans in the Clicker and Kata. The club won all the team events plus eight of the thirteen individual divisions.
Crawley fighters results below
1st Pee Wee Team
1st Junior Team
2nd Junior Team
1st Adult Team
Junior Yellow and Green belt
1st Charlie Denton
3rd Robert Salvi
Junior Red belt
1st Reece Reeve
Adult Black and Brown belt
1st Blake Collins
2nd Tom Bradley
1st Colin Spriggs
2nd Roy Salvi
3rd Tom Frith
1st Denis Sorokins
3rd Ryley Bosher
1st Kobe Spinney Dibble
2nd Charlie Denton
3rd Jack Edwards
1st Bethany Salvi
2nd Ame Sorge
Adult Black and Brown belt
2nd Balke Collins
1st Tom Frith
2nd Roy Salvi
Dawid had a tough five round fight in the WFKO title fight in Novy Urengoy, Russia. The bout was very even with neither man gaining a significant advantage but the Russia judes scored it unanimously to their fighter Evgeny Solomennikov
Cadets Tom Bradley, Olivia Pickthall and adult Blake Collins along with BKK Invictus Alan Shnawa represented England in the Eurasia Cup in Antalya, Turkey.
The event set in the Kremlin Palace Hotel had 11 countries and a very large Turkish contingent with over 175 participants.
Tom took Gold in the cadet kata and 2nd in the -65kg contact event. After a gruelling 3 round semi final he was very tired and was put under pressure in the final with his opponent gaining a waza ari. Tom came back really well and was taking the fight to his opponent but was unable to recover the point.
Olivia had the misfortune of having her bag lost by the airline so had to borrow a gi and all protection but still fought really well and won her semi final by 3 round decision and lost the final also by 3 round decision to also gain 2nd place. For both the cadets it was invaluable experience.
Middleweight Blake, took 2nd in the adult kata losing on count back after a tie for 1st place. Stepping into his first adult international equate himself very well and had a gruelling quarter final picking up an injury around the knee. This was too affect him in the semi where his opponent kicked him across the knee and although an illegal technique the GB coach Felix Ntumazah rightly advised the judging panel Blake could not continue but it wasn’t due to the knee kick but previous damage.
Alan Shnawa also took 3rd place losing out on a 3 round decision in the lightweight category.
Teams from England, Wales, Ireland and the hosts Switzerland took part in Contact fighting for U18 and Points fighting and Kata for U16 last weekend in Kriens.
Tom Bradley took the -68KG U18 title in style winning his first two fights by Waza Ippons with Ushiro Mawashi Geri and Jodan Mavashi Geri, then he received a bye where his opponent withdrew. In the final he defeated the talented Robel Schonenberger of Switzerland by judges decision 4-0.
Crawley also had Bart Chaisrisud and Kobe Spinney Dibble in the U16 event. Both fought well and reached the quarter finals before being defeated in the points fighting division.
Top far right Tom. Bottom row far left Bart and third along Kobe pictured with the Welsh and England teams
Crawley had eight students and two teams in the tournament this year and took 2nd places.
Our senior team of Senpai’s Blake Collins, Ryan Morter and Tom Bradley came close to retaining the title but were pipped by Cardiff for gold. Individually they all performed well but narrowly missed out on the medals. Blake was in 4th place with Tom 5th and Ryan 6th.
Mo Bahrami took 2nd place in the blue and red belt individual category.
The other participants Madison Sproston, Robert Salvi, Bart Chaisrisud and Reece Reeve all performed very well.