Sunday 29th – Watford Open

Another successful tournament for GB Fit yesterday at the Watford Open!

Apart from the Bristol Open, I would say the Watford Open is the next biggest tournament in the UK with a massive turn out of hundreds of competitors not only from the UK but from European countries too!!

We had a small team this time round of just 5 fighters consisting of ..
1. Domenic Cimini
2. Beau Concannon
3. Jack Sowersby
4. Liam Holden
5. Izzy Whitmore

Everyone fought their hearts out and gave 100%. Domenic and Beau fought extremely well for their first big tournament and both would have learned a great deal and gained great experience in the process, not just in the martial arts world, but in life in general…. with Domenic achieving 1st place, so a big well done to both of them.
Jack, Liam and Izzy really made me proud as all three of them came 1st with Liam winning both his points division and his light contact… as a coach, I couldn’t have asked for any more…


By |January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sunday 29th – Watford Open

21 – 22 January – Italian Golden Glove

Everyone is back from the first international of the year and back with a great set of results. Representing WAKO GB and Team Bristol everyone fought very well and the team won lots of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Everyone who went finished on the podium in their sections.

Sharon Gill – 1st
Rio Williams – 2 x 1st
Aston Cook – 1st
Cory Cook – 2nd and 2 x 3rd
Grace Chandler – 2nd and 3rd
Hayden Challenger – 2nd and 3rd

It is one of the toughest tournaments of the year, so well done everyone!

By |January 24th, 2017|January 2017|Comments Off on 21 – 22 January – Italian Golden Glove

8 January 2017 – Daz Ellis Open in Solihull

The first tournament kicked off yesterday with Team Bristol on top form at the Daz Ellis Open in Solihull. We had lots of competitors representing us from 7-17yrs old and everyone did themselves proud.

For some, it’s the start of a new year, so moving up sections and fighting bigger and older opponents can be hard at first, but after a while will get used to it and will be back on that winning form again. For others it was their first big tournament and was very nerve racking, but showed will and determination and the ‘never giving up attitude’ that we like to embed into our students.

Well done to everyone who fought, full list and results below.

1. Eli Star – 3rd (first tournament)
2. Rosie Ryan – 2nd (first tournament)
3. Hayden Challenger – 2 x 1st -28kgs advanced
4. Louis Marks – 2nd & 3rd advanced
5. Jasmine Marks – 1st advanced
6. Jack Sowersby – 1st intermediate
7. James Baker – 1st intermediate
8. Liam Holden -2 x 2nd advanced (member of the gb ten person tag team that won)
9. Rio Williams – 2 x 1st advanced
10. Grace Chandler – 2 x 2nd advanced
11. Izzy Whitmore – 2 x 3rd advanced
12. Cory Cook – 2 x 1st advanced
13. Aston Cook ( member of the gb ten person tag team that won)
14. Tyler Fearon – moved up from beginners to intermediate
15. Emily Rowland – moved up a weight and into advanced
16. Luke Birch – moved up from beginners to intermediate
17. Ishana Moores – 2 x 1st, 1 x 2nd.

By |January 20th, 2017|January 2017|Comments Off on 8 January 2017 – Daz Ellis Open in Solihull