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!
Good luck to Robert Salvi, Charlie Denton, Ashley Black and Mia Hawkins who will represent England this weekend in the Belgium Youth Championships. They will travel with the rest of the England team and Coach Sensei Wai Cheung to precipitate in this full contact event.
The Club had no fewer than six golds at the English Open in Dunmow this weekend along with a host of other medals.
Entering fourteen fighters Crawley achieved success in all categories ranging from Cadet, Novice, Adult and Veterans in this full contact and also in theU12, U14 and U16 fighting in modified rules for children.
Ashley Black Boys U14 -40kg 1st Place
Mikolaj Zabawa Boys u14 +50kg 1st Place
Bart Procter Boys U18 LW 1st Place
Robert Salvi Boys U18 HW 1st Place
Dave Martin Veteran Men LW 1st Place
Olivia Pickthall Womens Novice 1st Place
Blake Collins Mens Open MW 2nd Place
Roy Salvi Veteran Men MW 2nd Place
Reece Reeve Boys U12 +40kg 2nd Place
Mia Hawkins Girls U16 -55kg 3rd Place
Elvin Vaskeys Boys U14 -40kg 3rd Place
Veteran Rob Young lost in his first outing to the eventual winner, Bethany Salvi could not fight as her opponent pulled out and Charlie Denton was unluckily too light for his weight category.
Thanks to Gabriel Barbu for assisting with he coaching and all the parents for organising the children.
The dojo has fourteen competitors for the English Open on May 13th at Dunmow Sportscentre in what should be a good standard event with fighters from the BKK, WKO, IKK, IKKU, Seido, SJJ, IFK Ireland and Chikara International taking part.
Good luck to all
Blake Collins Open Adult Men
Olivia Pickthall Novice Women
Roy Salvi Vets Men
Robert Young Vets Men
Dave Martin Vets Men
Bart Procter Cadet Boys
Robert Salvi Cadet Boys
Beth Salvi Cadet Girls
Charlie Denton U16 Boys
Mia Hawkins U16 Girls
Ashley Black U14 Boys
Mikolaj Zabawa U14 Boys
Elvin Vaskeys U14 Boys
Reece Reeve U12 Boys
Also featured in the photo who have prepared with the CKK Team
Jess Charsley Verwood Novice Women
Louis Sorge Folkstone U14 Boys
At the recent British Karate Kyokushinkai Summer `Camp in Felsted, the dojo had four members attempt new Dan gradings under the watchful eye of IFK and BKK Chief Hanshi Steve Arneil 10th Dan.
Senpai Gary Hawkins after 15 years as a Shodan was successful in his Nidan (2nd Dan) grading along with two of the clubs young competitors Senpai’s Blake Collins and Dawid Ozga.
Also taking his Shodan (1st Dan) was Tom Frith whose journey has been a long one. After starting karate in 1977 he had a long lay off from the mid nineties after reaching his brown belt. Returning in 2012 it is a special moment for him to finally take the rank of black belt Senpai.
Front Row (L-R) Gary Hawkins, Blake Collins, Dawid Ozga, Tom Frith
This years interclub had approximately sixty children from Loughborough, Westhill, Hastings, Eastbourne, Saffron Walden, Westcroft, Crystal Palace, Dunmow and Crawley.
Once again it was a tremendous success with thanks going to all the officials, dojo operators, parents and of course children for taking part.
Also thanks to all the helpers Paul Beach (BBQ), Alyse Madeley , April and Keith Mays (Tea’s and Raffle), Sarah Collins (First Aid) and Anton Verity and his grandson Charlie Lee for set up(cutting the grass and dojo lighting). Lastly everyone who donated to the raffle. Thank you.