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
20 year old Callum Chapman added the Mens Lightweight Crown to his U21 World Title. In the UK’s premium full contact event he scooped the gold in his first attempt in the adult section. He was also awarded the highest placed British Fighter award.
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.
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
The 2022 interclub was a tremendous success with children from BKK Dunmow, BKK Folkstone, BKK Loughborough, BKK Saffron Walden, BKK Westcroft, BKK Wimbledon and BKK Crawley taking part.
Thanks to all the dojo supporters that worked tirelessly to make it a great days fighting and to all the people who donated cakes. Special thanks to BBQ-Man Paul Beach and his wife for providing all the food on such a sunny day.
The club once again had amazing results at the English Open Full Contact Championships on 10th April. Forty five teams from eighteen organisations took part in the first contact event since the pandemic and the club came out on top with seven gold, five silver and a bronze.
Olivia Pickthall Womens -60kg Champion
Blake Collins Mens -80kg Champion
Steven Papworth Mens -85kg Vets Champion
Nick Buckfield Mens -85kg Vets 2nd place
Mia Hawkins Womens Novice -60kg Champion
Ashley Black U18 -68kg Champion
Elvin Vaskys U16 -70kg 2nd place
Sophie Edwards U14 -50kg 2nd place
Isaac Warnfeldt Rush U14 -50kg 2nd place
Scarlett Higareda U12 -60kg 2nd place
Will Power Pee Wee Low Grade Champion
Henry Higareda Pee Wee Low Grade 3rd place
Mason Hennessey Pee Wee High Grade Champion
A Fantastic achievement to all
Crawley club had amazing results at the recent British Championships at Crystal Palace.
The club had 21 students take part and picked up 18 trophies in the semi contact fighting and 1 for the kata. Results below.
Peewee Team Champions
+155cm Team Champions
6-8 years Individual Red Belt Champion Will Power
6-8 years Individual Blue Belt and above Champion Mason Hennesey
U16 Low Grade Short Boy Champion Andre Loison Brito
U16 Low Grade Tall Girl Champion Sophie Edwards
Adult Men Low Grade Champion James Clark
Adult Girl Low Grade Champion Mia Hawkins
Adult Veteran Low Grade Nick Buckfield
Adult Veteran High Grade Steven Papworth
-155cm Team 2nd Place
Peewee 9-10 years Blue Belt and above 2nd Place Scarlett Higareda
U16 Short Boy High Grade 2nd Place Elvin Vaskys
Adult Mens High Grade 2nd Place Callum Chapman
Veterans Low Grade 2nd Place Dave Martin
Veterans Mens Kata High Grade Steven Papworth
U16 Short Boy Low Grade 3rd Place Isaac Warnfeldt Rush
U16 Tall Boy High Grade 3rd Place Cody Chapman
Adult Mens Low Grade 3rd Place Nick Buckfield
Great Britain had two prizewinners at the KWF World Championships 2021 in Poland.
Emma Markwell became World Champion defeating the former World Champion Aleksandra Karpuk in the final.
Blake Collins battled very hard to lose in the semi final against Iranian Mohammad Amin Assadi on judges decision.
Emma Markwell 1st Place
Blake Collins 3rd Place
Senpai Blake Collins took the bronze medal at the 34th European Championships in Poland. After winning the quarter final with a stoppage against a tough Ukrainian he then lost a 3-2 split decision to his Polish Opponent in the semi final.
Next up is the World Championships next month.
We are delighted to announce on Tuesday 13th April the junior classes will resume in the dojo at 1800 as part of the government roadmap out of the pandemic.
Children will be expected to still have temperature checks on arrival and must make sure they bring all their own equipment.
We look forward to seeing you all again next week.