Crawley’s Former Olympian Takes British Veteran Title

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

Finch Wins British Kata Title

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.

Three New Sensei for the CKK at the BKK Summer Camp

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