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November 30, 2018

Kickboxing's largest governing body, WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organisations) has been provisionally recognised as a member body of the International Olympic Committee.

This is a huge step towards becoming a fully fledged Olympic sport, and is testament to the progress WAKO have made at a World and National level.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) are the authority responsible for organising the mod...

November 28, 2018

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.

In the -69kg final, El...

November 26, 2018

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...

November 21, 2018

There was further success for GB Taekwondo at the Paris Open where Mahama Cho, Jordyn Smith and Rebecca McGowan sealed podium places, taking 2 silvers and a bronze between them.

Those silver medals of Cho and Smith were tinged with slight disappointment though, both athletes surrendering commanding leads in the final to lose by disqualification. 

Mahama Cho built up a seven-point advantage in his +87kg final clash with South Kor...

November 19, 2018

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.

Sam Ingram’s silver was the standout result...

November 14, 2018

Sally Conway is an experienced Judoka with medals from some of the toughest competitions in the world. Not to mention winning Bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

It's been a long journey for the Bristol born martial artist. Since leaving school, Conway has devoted her life to her martial art.

"I realised my passion and my life was going to be with Judo when I was just leaving school." She told martialarts-online.co.uk.

"I remem...

November 8, 2018

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.

Eight of those medals came in the Lig...

November 7, 2018

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. 


“We’ve given fighters from all over Europ...

November 6, 2018

Led by double winners Daniel Balch and Alex Barrowman Jr, Team England totally dominated the 10th World Kickboxing Council World Championships in Manchester. 

Every points fighting title was claimed by an English competitor with the single exception of +48yrs Mens -85KG, where William Gemmill from Scotland took victory ahead of German Manfred Molter.

At -75KG, Daniel Balch took the Gold medal from his teammate Leon Gold. Alex Ba...

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