Ashley took part in the KWU European Championships in Berlin and took 3rd place. He won his quarter final bout with a nice head kick against his German opponent and lost the the IFK Russian Champion in the Semi final.
There was approximately 400 participants form 26 countries taking part in this high level event.
CKK fighter Ashley Black will represent Great Britain this weekend In Berlin at the European Championships in the U14 -50kg category. Also fighting for the BKK is Rhys Meredith of Mountain Ash U16 and IKK fighters Callum Chapman and Harry Clemo in the U18.
Ashley Black, aged 13 won the 20th International Pilatus Cup in Switzerland last week and there was more success for both Mia Hawkins, aged 14 and Robert Salvi aged 17 who both took 2nd place in their respective categories.
Fighters from Switzerland, England , Wales, Ireland and Germany took part in this Kyokushin rules contact event. Both the England and Wales teams enjoyed success in many of the categories.
We are delighted to announce that Crawley students have been selected as part of the England team for this year’s Pilatus Cup in Switzerland on the 23rd March , except where noted all will be fighting in Kyokushin Contact Rule. Full team below:
James Baker (Saffron Walden) Ashley Black (Crawley) Maesi Blackford (Westhill) Erin Cashman (Saffron Walden) (KATA) Fynn Clements (Saffron Walden) (KATA) Mia Hawkins (Crawley) Charlotte Raisen (Loughborough) Luke Sabey (Saffron Walden) Robert Salvi (Crawley) Evanya Tailor (Loughborough)
Thank you to all the dojo instructors for preparing your students, and again to the parents for your committments. OSU!
Blake Collins successfully defended his middleweight crown at the IKKU Open event. Scoring with a very sharp uchi haisoku geri for a ippon in the semi final. He took the final on unanimous decision in a tough bout.
Malcolm Scott cruised to victory in the mens heavyweight veterans category winning all three fights in quick fashion.
U18 Robert Salvi lost in the final to his nemesis Harry Clemo of Sandwich on a judges decision.
Sara Hagge from Sweden and Jessica Charsley Verwood who train with the CKK fight team both fought well coming 2nd and 1st respectively.