February 28, 2020

British titles were recently decided at the WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organisations) British Championships in Nottingham.

It was a record breaking weekend in terms of competitors and the perfect warmup for British fighters heading to this weekend's headline kickboxing event, the Irish Open.

Household names Elijah Everill (-79KG), Chris Aston x2 (-94KG, +94KG) and Natasha Baldwin x2 (-65KG PF & LC) were expectedly ato...

February 27, 2019

Compatriots and rivals Michael Page and Paul Daley clashed in a much anticipated match up at Bellator 216, with Michael 'Venom' Page taking the victory via the judges decision.

The fight was two years in the making, but left fans feeling dissapointed after Paul Daley chose a more tactical gameplan to try and stifle the incredible striking range of Page. 

Despite Daley's surprising approach, Kickboxer Michael Page extended h...

February 25, 2019

Sally Conway and Lubjana Piovesana led the way for GB Judo on the second day of competition at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam in Germany with excellent displays of judo.

Conway claimed a first Dusseldorf Gold medal with a series of impressive victories on the mat which was underlined by her dominance in the Gold medal contest. Germany’s Miriam Butkereit stood in the way of Conway.

Conway received a bye in the opening round and opene...

February 20, 2019

Kickboxers from around the UK took part in the WAKO British Nationals this weekend in Nottingham, England. Fighters from hundreds of different clubs were staking their claim for a 2019 British title.

In the men's Points Fighting events, Dan Huxtable was number one at -57kg, besting Ethan Kerr in the final. James Skilton won over GB Taekwondo's Joel Walsh to take the -63kg title, while Dean Apicella from Scotland beat Sami Jassi...

February 14, 2019

GB Taekwondo have come through the opening event of 2019 with an impressive four Gold medal haul. The team traveled to Turkey to take part in the President's Cup.

Mahama Cho joined two time world champion, Bianca Walkden, World Grand Slam winner, Lauren Williams, and Bradly Sinden, on top of the podium. While junior world champion, Jordyn Smith claimed bronze.

London Heavyweight Cho, managed to win over Croatia's Vedran Golec in...

February 13, 2019

Elijah Everill recently remarked he wanted to continue his winning streak for the entire year. He certainly carried on where he left off in Italy by claiming another clean sweep of titles, this time at the Athens Challenge.

In a remarkable year so far, Elijah has now added another 4 titles, across Points Fighting and Light Contact at multiple weights.

Perhaps most impressive is that once again, Elijah managed to take the coveted...

February 11, 2019

Is it really possible to learn a martial art or self-defence online? Marc Edward Smith, owner of Ultra Krav Maga, and someone who recently launched his own online training portal, gives his opinion.

This is a question I get asked a lot – and even more so now that we have launched our online training portal.

I will answer honestly and with an unbiased opinion. To truly answer I think we need to separate martial arts and self defe...

February 5, 2019

Safeguarding should be a top priority for all those involved in all sport, whether a club, organisation, an individual or as a parent. This is why Sport England have brought leading bodies from Safeguarding together with the Martial Arts sector to launch the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.

The Safeguarding Code gives everyone an opportunity to work towards earning recognition that
shows they have reached and maintained exce...

February 4, 2019

Roy Baker of Irish Open fame has become the new president of the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO). At an EGM in Milan, Roy was one of two candidates for the vacant presidency. After winning a considerable majority, he takes up the new post with immediate effect.

The former European president was delighted to take on the new post, he said -

"I am humbled to be in the privileged position to lead the sport I lov...

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