Kickboxing stars Chris Aston and Elijah Everill are leading the line for the United Kingdom, taking three Gold medals between them at the WAKO European Championships.
Everill was the top GB performer, taking Gold in both his Points Fighting and Light Contact divisions. He defeated Hungarian serial winner Alex Veres in his point fighting final, before making his way to the gold medal match in Light Contact.
Bianca Walkden was the only GB medal winner in the last World Grand Prix of the season, taking a silver medal after losing in the final to China’s Shuyin Zheng, repeating the result of the previous final in Manchester.
“I did a lot better than Manchester but the score doesn’t reflect how close the fight was,” Walkden told GB Taekwondo. “So, I can only learn from it."
“I did well at the beginning and put a lot of pressure on. Bu...
GB Judo finished the individual competition at the 2018 IBSA Judo World Championships with three medals following a superb day’s judo on Saturday 17 November in Odivelas, Portugal.
At the last IBSA Judo World Championships in 2014, GB Judo won one medal through Jonathan Drane (-81kg bronze). This year’s event was also the first qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
There was further success for the England Kickboxing team, this time at the World Karate & Kickboxing Commission World Championships held at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
WKKC England, headed up by martial arts legend and world renowned referee Joe Tierney, were in fine form, racking up an impressive total of ten gold medals in the senior Light Contact and Points Fighting divisions.
October 20 saw Cage Warriors storm into the Genting Arena, with their sixth event of the year landing in Birmingham. Looking to showcase the region’s top talent, Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan hinted at the future of the West Midlands city as an emerging MMA centre.
“We’re always on the hunt for the next breakout U.K. stars, and October 20th will be no different,” says Boylan.