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.
Kicks George “The Hammer” Kenly V Mitch Neale (FCA)
26th July 2014
Promotion: FIGHTING TIGERS GYM
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.