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 www.gbkyokushinkai.com

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.

Crawley Girls Retain Their British Titles

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.

Team and Individual Success at the British Clicker Championships

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.

 

 

 

Juniors perform well at the IFK Belgium Youth Championships

Denis aged 12, Bethany 17, Amedeo 16 and Bart 15 years old

Well done to our youth fighters who took part in the Belgium Youth event last week in Antwerp. With participants from seven different countries the students representing England had great success.

Bart Proctor became U16 champion dominating his weight category winning all four fights comfortably. Denis Sorokins also became champion in the U13 section avenging a loss against his last opponent.

Bethany Salvi took 2nd place in the U18 category and Ame Sorge finished 3rd after having to withdraw with an eye injury from an illegal technique.

Robert Salvi also came 4th after fighting in a category with fighter of a much higher experience. 

Both the England and Wales teams took a selection of trophies from this highly successful event.