Two-time Olympian Nick Buckfield swapped his poles for the grind Full Contact Kyokushinkai Karate and managed to take the Veterans British Middleweight Championships title at K2, Crawley.
The club walked away with another 6 silver and 2 bronze medals. Congratulations to all who took part.
Olaf Dabek U12 2nd
Ellliott Fortnam U14 HW 2nd
Alfie Finch U14 2nd
Isaac Warnfeldt Rush U14 LW 2nd
Elvin Vaskys U18 MW 3rd
Cody Chapman U18 MW 3rd
Nikolay Kosherov Mens Novice HW 2nd
Dave Martin Veterans LW 2nd
20 year old Callum Chapman added the Mens Lightweight Crown to his U21 World Title. In the UK’s premium full contact event he scooped the gold in his first attempt in the adult section. He was also awarded the highest placed British Fighter award.
Alfie Finch became the British Low Grade Junior Champion as the club picked up several prizes. The adult low grade team took 2nd place and the adult high grade team came 3rd.
In the individuals the club also had Sensei Steve took 2nd in the Veterans category for the second year in a row and Robert Large took 3rd in the Green and Yellow belt category.
Crawley Black Belts Steven Papworth, Blake Collins and Gabriel Barbu passed their 3rd dan tests and now take the rank of Sensei.
After a five hour technical and stamina test they had to complete 30 fights against different opponents on the final day for the summer camp.
The club had a large group of students take part in the annual three day seminar and James Clark passed his 1st Kyu Brown Belt