September 28, 2018

Nekoda Smythe-Davis led the way for GB Judo as she won silver at the 2018 World Judo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. She claimed the only GB medal whilst there was disappointment for hopefuls Natalie Powell, Ashley McKenzie and Sally Conway.

Silver medalist Smythe-Davis achieved unquestionably the biggest medal of her career, the London based athlete went one better than her bronze medal from last year’s World Judo Champions...

September 25, 2018

Bianca Walkden led the way in GB Taekwondo’s medal haul at the World Taekwondo World Grand Prix in Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei last week. She took silver, adding to Bronze finishes for Mahama Cho and Damon Samson.

World number one Bianca from Liverpool defeated Saebom An from South Korea and Turkey’s Nafia Kus, to reach the final of the +67kg section, where she lost 22-6 against Da-Bin Lee.

Bianca is already looking forward to going...

September 18, 2018

You might have seen so called 'bad boy' Olympian Ashley McKenzie on celebrity TV shows such as Big Brother and Celebs on the farm, but make no mistake, this is one athlete with complete focus on achieving his sporting goals.

Two time Olympian Ashley, who recently took a bronze medal at the Croatian Grand Prix is currently preparing for Judo World Championships in Baku. We caught up with him ahead of a tournament that will play...

September 17, 2018

GB Taekwondo achieved three medals over the weekend at the Polish Open in Warsaw. An upcoming squad of fighters were representing GB at the event, including some of their latest additions, Kyla Julien and Joel Walsh.

It was recent graduate Kyla Julien who secured the first medal. Taking Bronze in the -57kg Semi-Final against Russia’s Aleksandra Radmilovic.

Julien was pleased to medal but wants to improve on her showing, she told...

September 14, 2018

Leon Gold lived up to his name at the 31st FSK (Freestyle Karate & Kickboxing) Open Grand Championships by claiming a Gold medal in the Men's -75kg Light Contact division.

World Champion Leon defeated Bronze medalist Luke Smith in the semi final, before edging an extremely close final contest with Sam Spencer.

The unified points fighting title was won by Daniel Balch, with Lewis Gemmill taking silver. Third place and the bronze...

September 12, 2018

Olympic medalist Sally Conway is heading up a 14 strong line up for Team GB Judo at the upcoming World Judo Championships in Baku.

She's had quite an incredible year results wise, the highlight of which was a mighty impressive Gold at the Paris Grand Slam. Now the Scottish Judoka is looking to build on her Olympic medal by adding further World acclaim.

"Since February it's been a really busy competition year, I've been getting s...

September 10, 2018

Chris Skelley added another medal to his collection with silver at the 2018 Atyrau IBSA Judo World Cup in Kazakhstan on Sunday 9 September.

The event in Kazakhstan was a late addition to the IBSA Judo calendar but still saw a strong field entered including Paralympic and World medallists.

The World Cup is also the final world ranking event for VI judoka ahead of the 2018 IBSA World Judo Championships in Odivelas, Portugal (16 –...

September 7, 2018

Two athletes have been welcomed into the GB Taekwondo full time World Class Performance Programme, with hopes of representng Great Britain around the globe.

Kyla Julien and Josh Calland have begun training immediately at the National Taekwondo Centre in Manchester.

Julien, from Huddersfield will be competing in the same category as two-time Olympic Champion, Jade Jones (Under 57KG)

The youngster was previously a member of the Spo...

September 5, 2018

Leigh Mitchell led the way for Team GB with 3 gold medals at the World Eskrima Championships last month. Eskrima is a martial art which emphasises weapon based fighting, and is the national sport of the Phillipines.

The tournament took place in Hawaii and was the 15th WEKAF World Championship (World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation).


Competition included full contact stick fighting, single stick, double stick, staff, padded knife...

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