June 27, 2018

Flexibility is tremendously important in any and all martial arts. Undoubtedly, a series of warm up stretches will already be a part of regular sessions in clubs around the country, but are you 'reaching' your potential?

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, more commonly known as 'PNF' is a useful form of flexibility training. It involves stretching, relaxing and contracting of the muscle group you want to target....

June 26, 2018

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GB Judo have named their provisional team for the 2018 World Judo Championships. Taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan in September.

Included are Nekoda Smythe-Davis and Natalie Powell who both won bronze medals at the 2017 Championships. In total, the team includes a total of six World and European medallists.

The team is headlined by Rio 2016 bronze medallist Sally Conway (-70kg) who has been in spect...

June 22, 2018

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With up to 2000 athletes taking part, the BestFighter WAKO World Cup is one of the most prestigious Kickboxing events on the World Series Calendar.

Taking place in the scenic Italian setting of Rimini, it attracts the best talent the kickboxing world has to offer.

Not least Team Blue Blood's Fin Heesom who managed to come home with a mighty 5 medals, including an impressive triple Gold. Taking the -63...

June 21, 2018

Over 300 competitors took part in the GB Point Fighting Grand Slam in Crawley, with £1000 prize money available to the winner.

The event is aimed at GB Point Fighters of all ages and abilities, and there's a focus on development for the future and an opportunity to aspire to greatness.

Whilst there are categories catering for all competitors, the main event is the open weight 'grand slam' sections.

It was an all Fighting Falcons...

June 19, 2018

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A number of GB Taekwondo athletes traveled to Luxembourg to take part in the Luxembourg Open this weekend, coming away with a total of 5 medals, including Gold for Peter Radford.

Radford actually defeated his -68kg GB team mate Bradley Sinden in the gold medal match. After making their way to the final, they produced an epic contest with Radford finally coming out on top with a 23-21 verdict.

Olympic sil...

June 18, 2018

Kickboxing and MMA star Michael 'Venom' Page has continued to show his extreme versatility by stepping into the ring for his second professional boxing fight.

After an impressive KO in his debut last October, he has once again came up trumps with an equally supreme second round knock out.

The light heavyweight bout took place at the famous York Hall, with Page knocking his opponent Ciach down once in the opening round, before la...

June 12, 2018

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Led by Alex Barrowman Jr, BCKA's Team England claimed victory in the 2018 European Invitation Challenge cup on June 9th in Northamptonshire, England.

Over 500 fighters took part in the Kickboxing event in Corby, with teams from across Europe joining many clubs from around England to compete.

Team Ireland progressed to the final but were dispatched by a 3-1 verdict, courtesy of victories for Daniel Bal...

June 8, 2018

Team GB captain Chris Aston is a British, European and World Champion in Kickboxing. He's been training since the turn of the millennium and has achieved some mighty success.

We talk about his background, his recent injury, the growing popularity Points Fighting, and it's potential future inclusion in the Olympic Games.

"I am currently injured and it has made me realise my love for the sport so much more. I cannot imagine my lif...

June 4, 2018

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Double Olympic Champion Jade Jones continues to lead the way for GB Taekwondo. Heading the team competing at the Foro Italico in Rome, Jade took Gold to contribute to Great Britain's four medal haul.

"You go through phases when you are expected to win and you get a little scared of losing" - Jade Jones

Bradley Sinden and Lauren Williams got the ball rolling, each claiming a Bronze medal. Sinden progre...

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