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.
Crawley student performed extremely well at the SENI, O2 Arena this weekend with Dawid Ozga taking 1st place in the West Europe Cup at middleweight and Kobe Spinney taking 1st place in the Juniors -150cm English Invitational.
The dojo also had Kirsten Galatius Smith get 3rd in the Women’s +60kg, Robert Salvi 3rd in the Junior +150cm and Pee Wee Ashley Black achieving 3rd place although fighting above his age category also in the -150cm.
All the juniors fought very well with Ame Sorge, Bethany Salvi, Charlie Denton and Denis Sorokins all taking part.
In the full contact Dawid dominated his category winning all 3 fights by waza ari scoring with body punches. Kirsten had 3 tough scraps, all going the distance.
Blake Collins also fought well at middleweight and was very unlucky to not get an outright victory in his first match and then lost to a very experienced dutch fighter. He missed out on 3rd place only due to weight difference.
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
Dawid Ozga will fight Russia’s Evgeny Solomennikov for the -75 WFKO Championships on May 21st at the Yamburg Cup in Novy Urengoy, Russia.
Event Line Up:
Anton Adushkevich (Russia) – Khoase Tshepo Prince (South Africa)
Evgeny Solomennikov (Russia) – Dawid Ozga (United Kingdom)
Below 85 kg:
Andrey Borisov (Russia) – Jo Miyahara (Japan)
Denis Chepkasov (Russia) – Jonatan Redondo Cardoso (Spain)
Over 85 kg:
Arthur Tilov (Russia) – Ilya Yakovlev (Kazakhstan)
Vitaly Ishakhneli (Russia) – Kevin Wiklund (Sweden)
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.
Well done to all the Juniors who took part in the squad run by Sensei Tony White assisted by Sensei Wai Cheung.
Crawley had Tom Bradley, Olivia Pickthall, Robert Salvi, Beth Salvi, Kobe Spinney Dibble, Ashley Black, Bart Chaisrisud, Charlie Denton, Ame Sorge and Denis Sorokins all participate.
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.