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.
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)
Andrew Millard v Stephen Wright (Templar)
Paige Gilbert (Kicks) v Jodie Beard (TKO Elite)
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.