Crawley Pair Fly Off for the World Championships

Charlie Denton and Ashley Black fly to Varna, Bulgaria tomorrow as part of a 15 fighter Great Britain team participating in the KWU Youth World Championships and Adult European Championships.

Good luck to both the boys and the whole team.

Thanks to Dave Martin seen here giving them a sponsor cheque to assist with costs for the event and to everyone who also contributed.


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.

Greg Hitchings Memorial 2018 Results

Crawley KK sent a team to compete in last weekends Greg Hitchings Cup in Dunmow and had some good successes.

Dave Martin took 2nd place in the Senior Low Grade Kata.

Juniors Mia Hawkins and Amelia McGregor both fought well taking 3rd place in the U16 low grade category.

We should also mention Brandon Wise from Westcroft dojo who trains at Crawley twice a week won the Pee Wee category.

There was lots of good experience for Elvin Vaskys, Charlie Lee, Barney Moseley and Andre Loison Brito who took part in the junior categories.

Well done to all!

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.

Outstanding Results at the English Open 2018

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.