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K1 World Open Amateur Championships

On September 13th Kicks Fighter Jamie Brown took part in the K1 World Open Amateur Championships held as part of the Strength and Combat Show at the London Soccerdrome. This is the first event of it’s kind to be held in this country with K1 Legends Ernesto Hoost and Peter Aerts in attendance, and an estimated audience of over 2,000 people.  The fights were 3 x 1 Minute Rounds with 30 Second Break. Jamie fought Abdo Toma from Italy in the semi final, and Linus Klevenskogfrom Sweden in the final. Jamie dominated both fights. His timing and variation of techniques - going from strong leg kicks to accurate placement of punches and good use of the side kick made him stand apart from his opponents. The unified decisions of all three judges saw Jamie Brown receiving the accolade of K1 World Open Amateur Champion in the 13 – 14 Years (Under 54Kgs Section). Jamie is looking very strong and focused for his next step of World Domination at his weight in the Unified World Martial Arts Championships in Italy at the end of October.


 

Pantheon V

PANTHEON 5

Kicks George “The Hammer” Kenly V Mitch Neale (FCA)

26th July 2014

Promotion: FIGHTING TIGERS GYM

Sanctioned: IKF

Venue: Sussex Coast College, Hastings

This was Junior Full Contact Kickboxing over 3 x 1.5 Minute Rounds.

A well matched fight between these two young men with George up against a strong opponent in Mitch Neale from Freestyle Combat Academy.

George used his awkward side kick, quick hands and good movement to keep his opponent at range. The Kick was on target but Mitch Neale was happy to trade with George throughout the fight, and tried for a strong finish in the final round.  George had done enough throughout the fight to secure the win on the judges card. A good rematch for the future.

Photos of the fight available from Dan at Flashback Photography

DVD details to follow.


 

BATTLE OF KENT 20

SUNDAY 6TH JULY 2014

DANEHILL LEISURE CENTRE, CHATHAM, KENT

Kicks Fighters with Instructors Shane Kent, Stitch Sayers (Eastbourne) and Tiffany Williams had a very good day at Battle of Kent 20.

This very well organised event had a bit of a later start than normal due to the breakdown of the truck carrying the ring, but once this was sorted and the event kicked off it all ran very smoothly with the final 64th fight at 3pm!

We had 10 fighters with five of them being novices: Junior Charlie Roberts (EB), Cadet Paige Gilbert (Btn), and  Adults Daniel Flynn (Btn), Andrew Millard (Sussex Uni) and Chris Bath (EB). They all gave 100%, and we look forward to seeing their return to the ring in the Autumn.

Kicks Cadet Fight team were firing on all cylinders.  Jamie, Brown, George Kenly and Adam Stubbs all showing excellent ring craft skills, accurate shots, and all coming away with well deserved wins.  Adam Stubbs, in what was now his fifth fight was incredibly sharp and focused and despite receiving an accidental knee in the first round which split his eyebrow remained focused and unperturbed to take the win. Rob Kenly was matched in a demonstration bout against Liam Wells ((Falcon Gym) who is fighting next month for an Amateur World Title. Both these fighters gave the crowd a great display of Light Continuous Skills and looked to be enjoying themselves.  Junior Charlie Roberts in his first bout looks to be a prospect for the future as he battled it out against a very game fighter from the active G Force Gym. Natalie Gowing Beckwith had her first return to the ring after her little girl and it was great to see Natalie getting the win she’s worked so hard for.

WINS
Chris Bath v M. Morgan – Lewis (Family Martial Arts)
Jamie “Juggernaut” Brown v Jeevan Rakar (TKO Elite)
Daniel Flynn v Matt Heshmati (Star Gym)
Natalie Gowing – Beckwith v Laura Grant (BBMA)
George “The Hammer” Kenly v Aidan Thompson (TKO Elite)
Charlie Roberts  v Clay Kayzer (G Force)
Adam Stubbs  v Sam Jones (Star KB)

DRAWS

Andrew Millard v Stephen Wright (Templar)

LOSSES

Paige Gilbert (Kicks) v Jodie Beard (TKO Elite)

DEMONSTRATION BOUT

Rob “Lightening” Kenly v Liam Wells (Star Gym)


   

KICKS KENLY BROTHERS IN ACTION AGAIN

IKF SANCTIONED TOTAL COMBAT SHOW

CASINO ROOMS, ROCHESTER

SUNDAY MAY 18th 2014

After his brother George’s win at the ICO European Open Championships the previous week, Seasoned Light Continuous Kicks fighter Robert Kenly (17yrs) was all fired up for his first evening show and debut full contact fight. This was a night of amateur and professional Kickboxing and K1 fights.  This fight was a Junior Eliminator Bout for a British Junior Title in August. Robert was fighting Marley Mason from the well schooled G Force Gym. Marley is known on the circuit for his aggression and powerful hands so we had worked on Robert’s stamina; ringcraft skills; fast hands and powerful kicks.

Robert had a superb first round dominating the ring and catching Marley clean with a push kick to the head and a perfectly timed spinning side kick. The second round was much closer with Marley pushing forward with punches, but Rob continuing to show superior kickboxing skills and catching him with some nice body kicks and punches off to the side. The third round clearly went to Marley for aggression factor and punches.  We had scored the fight 29 – 28 in our favour, but the split decision score gave the bout in favour to Marley Mason.  This looks to be a great re-match in the foreseeable future.

Read more: KICKS KENLY BROTHERS IN ACTION AGAIN

 

ICO EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

10th & 11th MAY 2014

SWALLOWS LEISURE CENTRE
SITTINGBOURNE
KENT

Two of Kicks Martial Arts Centre promising young fighters Jamie Brown and George Kenly came away with 1st and 2nd Place in their age categories and weight groups at the ICO European Open Championships held at Swallows, Leisure Centre, Sittingbourne, Kent.

George Kenly was 1st in the Light Continuous Kickboxing 13 – 15yrs Boys (- 65Kgs). He had a bye which placed him in the final against Callum Sparrow (Mamba).  George’s accurate Kicking and sharp body shots saw a stoppage in the first round.

Jamie Brown was second in the Light Continous Kickboxing 12yrs  & Under Boys (45kgs+). He beat B. Goode (KMA Devils) to win his place in the final and lost on a close decision to Morgan Havard (Wales).

Adam Stubbs in his fourth Light Coninuous Kickboxing Bout in the 13 – 15yrs Boys (- Under 55kgs) lost to the experienced Leo Szulk (France). Tanith Colburn in the Women’s Light Continuous Kickboxing (Under 60Kg) Section lost to Rachael (Predator’s Gym) in a full on and non stop action bout.

Read more: ICO EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

   

BATTLE OF KENT 19

A sunny Sunday for this show. Well organised from start to finish as are all TKO Events, and a nice atmosphere among fighters and spectators and clubs.  I felt the level of contact was considerably heavier than in previous events. Kicks had a big turn out and fighters from Brighton, Eastbourne and University of Sussex took part with several novices having their debut bouts.
Results are as follows:

WINS
Vijay Arora v Yousef Khassal (TKO Elite)
Jamie Brown v Tommy Killick (TKO Elite)
Martin Maher v Sean Trice (Black Belt Martial Arts)
Ashley Watson v Harry Killick (Fighting Tigers)

DRAWS
Adam Stubbs v Sam Bettell (Star)
Steven Scannell v Jay Rowlands (Assassins)

LOSSES
Billy Brown v Conrad Kubicki (Star)
Andrew Brown v Ryan Chuter (Star)
Peter Lock v Wesley McManin (The Edge)
Alessandro Salvatore v Liam Reilf (Fightering Tigers)
Chris Vella v Reza Shantilly (Walton)

 

2014 IKF ENGLISH OPEN LIGHT CONTACT KICKBOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lordswood Leisure Centre, Chatham Kent

On Sunday Instructors Chris and Shane Kent took a team of Kicks Fighters to this IKF Event.

Read more: 2014 IKF ENGLISH OPEN LIGHT CONTACT KICKBOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS

   

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