Back a couple weeks ago we had Anna from our BJJ program go in the Girls in Gis ladies only comp, it was hosted by King’s Academy in Moorebank run by Elvis Sinosic. Anna did excellent overall and an had made a vast improvement for her first time competing and she even picked up her first win by submission (via Americana), This type of ladies only comp was a great event to encourage more girls to compete in a low pressure environment, gain experience and have fun.
Sept 9th we travelled up to QLD to compete on WAKO’s K1 (kickboxing with knees) nationals championship. Luke, Hugh and Karina got selected to represent NSW. Karina had a the tallest order to serve being in 4 woman bracket, meaning she had to fight twice to win the title, matched in a division two times higher than her usual weight class she was not perturbed at all and won her first bout in a split decision against Erin from Elite QLD and lost the title bout by a close margin in cracker with Lorna from Urban fight Gym QLD. Luke was up next against Wes from Elite in QLD, after established he range he setup a whipping head kick that floored Wes, but being a tough irishman he beat the count got up and fought on until the 2nd round where Luke finally sealed the deal with another head kick to right cross. Hugh was the Co-main event and put on classy display against the experienced pro fighter Brendan from LHPC in Sydney, he ended up cutting his opponent with a teep to the face, the ref & doctor let it continue but eventually stopped it when “The Fire From The Shire” landed a picture perfect flying knee not to soon after. WAKO ran an excellent event and we look forward to work with them again, also credit to Sharon Richards Photographics for these stellar action shots
Look out for more action as the these three will be jumping in the ring again soon. We got Hugh on this Saturday at Siam 2 Sydney fighting for the prestigious MTA NSW title, then Oct 14th sees Karina jumping in for her first full thai rules fight and Luke looking to be crowned South Pacific MASA champion against a young gun from NZ. We got tickets for both at the gym, come out support the team and enjoy some high quality action!
Next events coming up: Siam2Sydney sept 23rd, Beach bash Oct 14th, Showdown Oct 21st, Thriller in Miller Oct 28th.