Four Golds at the Welsh Open

The dojo had a very successful performance at the Welsh Open Contact Championships.

Seven of the eight participants took trophies with four winning gold.

Robert Salvi U18 HW, Mia Hawkins U16, Charlie Denton U16 and Elvin Vaskys U14 won their categories with Robert also getting the fastest KO with jodan mawashi geri.

Blake Collins took 2nd place in the open mens MW and both Robert Young vets MW and Bart Procter U18 LW took third place

Ashley Black International Pilatus Cup Champion 2019

Robert 2nd, Ashley 1st, Mia 2nd

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.

Crawley Borough Council Honour Hanshi Steve Arneil

‘Crawley’s Sporting Excellence’ were recognised by the CBC and the Deputy Mayor on the wall at K2 Sportscentre.

Hanshi Arneil was honoured for his coaching contribution over four decades as chief Instructor at the Crawley Kyokushinkai Club in Tilgate.

A list of all the people honoured below

  • Steve Arneil – Karate
  • Nick Buckfield – Pole Vault
  • Daley Thompson CBE – Decathlon
  • Sally Gunnell OBE – Hurdles
  • Mick Leigh – Judo
  • Gareth Southgate OBE – Football
  • Sharron Davies MBE – Swimming
  • Alan Minter – Boxing
  • Mick Jones – Hammer Throw
  • Katie-George Dunlevy – Cycling
  • Paulo Da Silva – Thai Boxing
  • Jade Lally – Discuss
  • Zara Williams – Swimming

CKK Juniors selected for 20th Pilatus International Cup

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!

Sensei Wai Cheung England U18 Coach

Success at the Scottish Open 2019

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.

Crawley Pair Fly Off for the World Championships

Charlie Denton and Ashley Black fly to Varna, Bulgaria tomorrow as part of a 15 fighter Great Britain team participating in the KWU Youth World Championships and Adult European Championships.

Good luck to both the boys and the whole team.

Thanks to Dave Martin seen here giving them a sponsor cheque to assist with costs for the event and to everyone who also contributed.

Osu!