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.
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.
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
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.
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.