April 30, 2018

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British Judo claimed it's biggest European medal haul in 20 years, amassing an impressive 5 individual medals across the 3 day competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ashley McKenzie got the ball rolling with his second European Judo Championship medal (following bronze in 2013.) He took on Ukraine’s Artem Lesyuk in the bronze medal match and won through to claim the third place.

The second day of competition w...

April 29, 2018

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is now one of the biggest sports in the World. Here we can take a look at where it all started, and what has made it so popular.

“The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man.” 
― Bruce Lee

  •  Martial arts such as boxing and wrestling...

April 27, 2018

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GB's Chris Aston claimed two Silver medals at the Austrian Classics World Series Kickboxing Event in Olympiaworld Innsbruck. Competing in the -94kg point fighting category, and the open weight Grand Champion event.

After his recent World Series success in Milan, Chris ought to have been confident of adding to his 2018 honours. 

Chris dispatched some of the worlds best points fighters on his way to the...

April 24, 2018

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British Judo claimed two medals at the IBSA (International Blind Sports Federation) Grand Prix in Antalya, Turkey. Thanks to Sam Ingram and Elliot Stewart who took a Silver and Bronze respectively.

Marking the second global world-ranking event of the Tokyo 2020 cycle, there was an impressive lineup on show, including current Paralympic and World champions.

Two-time Paralympic medallist Sam Ingram, com...

April 23, 2018

British Taekwondo have announced the date for this years British National Championships. Taking place at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

These National Championships will include both Kyorugi and Poomsae competitions, and will be held over the weekend of Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th October 2018.

Utilising the specialist sports venue with gym, pool and spa area.

More information will be released by British Taekwondo i...

April 20, 2018

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We caught up with Kiraly Team's Roland 'Royal' Veres, currently one of the most dominant points fighters in Europe.

Fresh from winning FOUR titles at the Pointfighting Cup in Milan, he talks about his recent successes and looks forward to the upcoming Hungarian World Cup.

"Currently I don’t feel the motivation to win my own division. The fighters in my weight division aren’t pushing me"

MAO - Hi...

April 17, 2018

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Double World Champion Bianca Walkden heads the GB Taekwondo team heading to Kazan, Russia next month for the Taekwondo European Championships. 

"We have had some outstanding performances in some very strong categories"

There's also places for London and Rio Olympic medalists Jade Jones and Lutalo Muhammad. Recent Junior World Champion Jordyn Smith is a surprise inclusion in the senior team.

“In most cat...

April 17, 2018

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Kickboxing (WAKO) has been awarded a place on the full sport programme at The World Games as an official sport.

The World Games is an international multi-sport event, meant for sports that are not included in the Olympic Games. Organised and governed by the International World Games Association and recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

Held every four years, one year after the Summer...

April 16, 2018

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Jordyn Smith led the way at the junior Taekwondo World Championships in Tunisia by taking a stunning Gold medal in the -44kg section.

"After five tough fights I managed to push myself through to get on top of that podium"

The teenage prospect from Scotland secured the title with a 22-12 final win over a competitor from Thailand, taking her total win count in the competition to 5.

A thrilled Jordyn said...

April 10, 2018

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Chris Aston brought home an impressive four medal haul from the Pointfighting Cup in Italy, including a double gold in the -94kg and +94kg sections.

Heavyweight Chris, coached by Krisztián Jároszkievicz and Sean Veira, defeated Italians on home ground in the final of both categories. Taking on Paolo Niceford and Gabriele Oliva respectively in gold medal match ups. 

There were further medals for t...

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