Papworth shines at the British Clicker Championships 2019

Steve Papworth came back after a long lay off to win the British Masters title at the first attempt. He followed that with a credible third place in the Mens Open category and was awarded the most spirited fighter award.

The club also picked up other medals with 10 year old Elliott Fortnam doing amazingly well having six bouts and taking second place.

The club also picked up other medals with 10 year old Elliott Fortnam doing amazingly well having six bouts and taking second place in the Peewees.

Elvis Vaskys took bronze in the boys high grade. Charlie Lee took third place in the boys low grade. The junior team also secured a bronze medal.

British Masters Champion Steven Papworth

Success at the IKK English Open

The junior section performed very well at the English Open Full Contact Championships with four gold,one silver and one bronze.

Ashley Black once again won with two ippon victories by body punch. Elvis Vaskys also won both fights in quick fashion in a very impressive performance.

Brandon Wise and Antec Sobecki controlled all their bouts and look like they will be very good fighters in the future.

First timers Grace Emmett and Louie Warnfeldt Rush took second and third against more experienced opponents.

Black Wins Sutani Interantional Youth Cup

Both Ashley Black and Mia Hawkins were selected to represent England in this international event.

Ashley continued his successful year win a first place in his category at the IFK Belgium Sutani Cup. he won all three bouts by stoppage.

Mia started the event well but was hampered by a leg injury and defeated by a more experienced opponent so had to settle for bronze.

Crawley Fighters perform well at K2

Ashley Black and Robert Salvi both secured 2 wins in the U18 Tri-Nation International with England taking an overall silver losing 4 wins to 2 against winners USA and defeating Wales 4 win to 2.

Robert also took 2nd place in the British Open U18 Heavyweight division losing to his nemesis Harry Clemo of IKK Sandwich on decision.

Blake Collins fought extremely well narrowly losing in the quarter final of the Cup of Europe Middleweight division to the Russia Kyokushinkan champion on a 3-2 split decision.

Crawley Duo selected for the International Tri-Nations at K2

Ashley Black and Robert Salvi have been selected to represent England at the 43rd British Open Full Contact Championships at K2, Crawley on the 5th October 2019.

The event will have a U18 team event featuring England, Wales and the USA as part of the morning programme.

The afternoon session will feature fighters from 25 countries and tickets are available from the club or

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.

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.

Dojo Success at the IKK National Championships

The dojo had strong performances in the IKK National Championships that featured competitors from IKK, IKKU, Chikara International, Welsh Karate Kyokushinkai, Kyokushin Budo Shakai, Nakmas and Tsuyoi Ryu.

Robert Salvi secured back to back titles in a dominate display this weekend winning his first bout by jodan mawashi geri and an unanimous decision in the final.

Mia Hawkins took her first full contact crown stopping her first opponent with jodan mawashi geri and then in the final scoring with another jodan mawashi before giving ippon with a punch to the body.

Elvin Vaskys won his first bout by ippon to the body and then in a thrilling see-saw final, he got ahead with a jodan mawashi to the head but his opponent Louis Sorge came back strongly scoring to waza ari with body punches.

Veteran Dave Martin unfortunately had to retire hurt when he was hit on a previous injury and his opponent was a deserved champion.