Kickboxing Champions crowned at WAKO British Nationals

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 Jassim at -69kg.

There was a familiar name remaining unbeaten at -74kg and -79kg. Dominant Elijah Everill took a double title ahead of Callum Hollinshead and Sami Jassim.

Moving up the weights, Craig Harrington and Josh O'Connor claimed the -84kg and -89kg crowns respectively.

Serial winner Chris Aston proved his consistency amongst the heavyweights, he won both the -94kg and +94kg divisions.

Welsh competitor Tennessee Randall was the Women's Points Fighting champion in the -55kg category. She then had to settle for silver as Nesta Baxter edged the -60kg final.

Natasha Baldwin, Hannah Weatherly and Stacey Davey were victorious in -65kg, -70kg and +70kg respectively.

The Light Contact (Continuous) titles were taken by Scottish fighter Michael McRoberts, who bested Englishman James Skilton in the lightweight -63kg competition.

Daniel Sinderby swept to -69kg Gold ahead of Rees Ivey. Elsewhere Rakkan Sabbah took on Team Epic teammate Ben Davies and came out on top to win -74kg Gold.

At -79kg, Team SAS' James Knapton won through over Daniel Balch from the BCKA. Elliot Allen added his name to the list of British Champions, beating Andy Townsend in -84kg.

Marcin Makur took a Gold and a Silver from the heavyweight -94kg/+94kg divisions, he lost out to Reece Phillips from the Fighting Fit Academy in the latter.

Tennessee Randall added a further two Gold medals in Women's Light Contact -55kg and -60kg. Another multiple winner was Natasha Baldwin, with further success in the form of -65kg Gold.

Finally, Roxy Carbery defeated Chelsea Leggett to become +70kg champion.

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