Ashley took part in the KWU European Championships in Berlin and took 3rd place. He won his quarter final bout with a nice head kick against his German opponent and lost the the IFK Russian Champion in the Semi final.
There was approximately 400 participants form 26 countries taking part in this high level event.
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.
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.
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.
Olivia Pickthall and Bethany Salvi won novice titles at the 42nd British Open at K2, Cralwey last weekend and cadet Robert Salvi came of age with a great performance in the Heavyweight Boys section taking 2nd place against much heavier opponents.
Bart Procter unfortunately lost his first fight and was feeling the effects of a cold whilst in the Cup of Europe Gabriel Barbu lost out to the Lithuanian winner in his opening bout and Blake Collins went out in the last sixreen against his Romanian opponent.
Crawley took both Junior Team national titles at the weekend with some great performances from our U16 section. The +155cm team of Bart Procter, Mikolaj Zabawa, Mia Hawkins and John Cross defeated Docklands, Wimbledon and Loughborough before having a tough but successful final with Cardiff.
In the -155cm teams Charlie Lee, Charlie Denton, Ashley Black and Elvin Vaskeys were also victorious defeating Mountain Ash A, Westcroft A and Cardiff once again in the final.
In the Individuals Mia Hawkins took the low grade girl gold in her first British championships. Bart Procter came 2nd in the +155cm Boys and both Charlie Denton and Ashley Black came joint 3rd in the -155cm boys.
Bethany Salvi also took 3rd in the womans low grade.
Elvin and Mikolaj both made the quarter finals and it was also great experience for John Cross, Charlie Lee and Andre Loison Brito who were competing in their first major event.