6 May 2018 – 2nd Cimac Superleague – High Wycombe

Team – Liam holden, Izzy Whitmore, Jack Sowersby, Dylan Roxburgh, Marco Casali, Mika Ellicott.

Results
Gold – 2 x Liam Holden, 2 x Jack Sowersby, 2 x Izzy Whitmore
Silver – Dylan Roxburgh

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22 April 2018 – Master Class Black Sash Workshop

Black Sashes Paul Verstraeten and Paul Martin represented GB Fit at this great seminar put on By Grand Master Yau, Master Russell and all the Lau Gar Guardians.

Both had a great time resulting in lots of knowledge being absorbed and resulting in them both getting their sword sets much polished up!!
Well done guys!

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21-22 April 2018 – Austrian Classics – Innsbruck

Team – Sharon Gill, Cory Cook, Hayden Challenger, Liam Holden, Grace Chandler, Aston Cook

Results
Gold – 2 x Sharon Gill, Cory Cook, Hayden Challenger

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7-8 April 2018 – Point Fighting Cup – Italy

Team – Cory Cook, Liam Holden, Grace Chandler, Jack Sowersby, Izzy Whitmore

Results
Gold – Cory Cook, 3 x Izzy Whitmore, Jack Sowersby
Silver- Grace Chandler, Jack Sowersby

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25 March 2018 – 1st Cimac Superleague – High Wycombe

Team – Jack Sowersby, Liam Holden, Amelia & Nathan Funnell, Izzy Whitmore, Dylan Roxburgh, Oscar Stuart, Marco Casali, Magnus Hyne, Thomas Tasker.

Results
Gold – Izzy Whitmore, Jack Sowersby, Silver – Liam Holden, Magnus Hyne, Oscar Stuart, Amelia Funnell,
Bronze – Dylan Roxburgh

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17-18 February 2018 – Wako British Championships

Team – Sharon Gill, Cory Cook, Louis & Jasmine Marks, Hayden Challenger, Grace Chandler, Jack Sowersby, Izzy Whitmore

Results –
Gold – 2 x Cory Cook , 2 x Grace Chandler, 2 x Izzy Whitmore, Hayden Challenger, Sharon Gill & Jack Sowersby
Silver – Jasmine Marks

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8-9 February 2018 – Karlovac Open – Croatia

Team – Jack Sowersby, Hayden Challenger, Grace Chandler

Results –
Silver – Hayden Challenger , Grace Chandler, Jack Sowersby

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28 January 2018 – Watford Open

Team – Jack Sowersby, Liam Holden, Izzy Whitmore, Rhiannon Lewis, James Baker, Louis Marks
Results

Gold – Jack Sowersby, Liam Holden and Izzy Whitmore
Silver – Rhiannon Lewis
Bronze – James Baker, Louis Marks
Team gold for Louis, jack and Liam

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20-21 January 2018 – Golden Glove – Italy

Team – Sharon Gill, Cory Cook, Hayden Challenger, Grace Chandler

Results
Gold – Sharon Gill, Cory Cook
Silver- x 2 – Grace Chandler, x 3 – Hayden Challenger.
Bronze – Grace Chandler

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12 November – Gold and silver at the World Championships

Last week Sharon Gill and Ishana Moores were in Hungary representing Team GB at the WAKO World Championships. They both fought incredibly well and came away with the silverware to reflect all the hard work they have put in.

Ishana was at her first adult World Championships having represented the Team GB Junior team for years. She really stepped and fought her way all the way through to the final where she narrowly lost a very tough fight. To get a silver medal at her first adult championships is a great achievement and well deserved for someone who trains so hard.

Sharon was aiming for her 7th World title and achieved it in style. She beat all her opponents once again. The standards she continues to set and achieve are the very best and this is shown by winning a remarkable 7th World title.

Massive well done to both of you.

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29 October – 4 new black sashes

Big congratulations to Shampa Misra, Rhys Edwards, Paul Martin and Dominic Verstraeten for passing their 1st degree black sashes in Lau Gar kung fu. This is a massive achievement and follows years of hard training. Well done everyone!

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20 – 21 May – Hungarian Open

A great weekend for Team Bristol and WAKO GB at the Hungarian World Cup. One of the best organised tournaments with great standards especially in the points divisions.

Well done to Cory Cook and Rio Williams for getting golds in light contact and kick light, and to Jack Sowersby for getting gold in a very tough points division.

Also massive well done to Liam Holden, Grace Chandler, Hayden Challenger and Aston Cook for fighting their hearts out and representing us this weekend and getting on the rostrum with medals.

By |May 26th, 2017|May 2017|Comments Off on 20 – 21 May – Hungarian Open

7 May – CIMAC Superleague

A great day at the CIMAC Superleague yesterday. All the kids from Team Bristol were on form and fought brilliantly. We had 16 kids competing yesterday and came away with 11 golds, 6 silver and 2 bronze. Well done everyone!

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18 – 19 February – WAKO British Championships

A very busy, but great weekend at the WAKO British Championships for Team Bristol. Great performances from the team over the weekend, leading to 9 golds, 8 silver and 8 bronze:

GOLDs
Cory Cook x 2 (points & light contact)
Liam Holden x 3 (2x light contact & 1 points)
Ishana Moores x 2 (points)
Sharon Gill (points)
Jasmine Marks (points)

SILVERS
Grace Chandler x 2 (points)
Aston Cook x 2 (points)
Izzy Whitmore (points)
Hayden Challenger x 2 (light contact & points)
Rio Williams (light contact)

BRONZE
Hayden Challenger x2 (light contact and points)
Izzy Whitmore (points)
Ishana Moores x2 (points)
Rio Williams (points)
Jack Sowersby (points)
Emily Rowland (points)

Very well done to everyone who fought. Excellent work in a tough tournament.

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11 – 12 February – Croatian Open

Great weekend at the Croatian Open this weekend with 5 members from Team Bristol.

Everyone fought so well and had so many fights against top international competitors across Europe. Once again everyone from the team came away with a medal. Big well done to:

Cory Cook – Gold and Bronze
Hayden Challenger – Gold, Silver and 2 x Bronze
Liam Holden – Silver and Bronze
James Baker – Bronze
Grace Chandler – Silver and Bronze.

Very proud of them, with all the effort and will power they put in. Some long old days but well worth it! Well done guys… onto the next one!

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4 – 5 February – Athens Challenge

Another great weekend at the Athens Challenge with Team Bristol and WAKO GB.

We only took a small team with us but everyone of them fought well over ten fights over the two days against a lot of the top European kids out there. So many Bulgarians, Russians, Italians and Greeks just to name a few of the countries, but the experience gained was second to none! There were also some excellent results. Very well done to:

Rio Williams – 4 x Gold and 1 x Bronze
Hayden Challenger – 3 x Gold and 2 x Bronze
Jack Sowersby – 2 x Gold and 1 x Bronze

We also entered a team in the younger cadets (10-12yrs) with two 9yr olds and we fought brilliantly, making it to the final of the sheet but losing out to some very big top Italians, so earning a very well deserved bronze team medal

Well done to everyone. A great weekend yet again.

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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…

WELL DONE TO EVERYONE!!

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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!

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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

Our year in review

So as 2016 draws to a close we wanted to take this chance to look back at what has been an incredible year for GB Fit. It has only been our second year of action as a club, but we have achieved so much. Here are just some of the highlights:

• Co Founder Sharon Gill won the WAKO European Championships again, making her the reigning World and European Champion.

• Co Founder Dan Blythe passed his 3rd Degree Black Sash in Lau Gar kung fu and also ran his first 100km ultra marathon, coming 11th out of 200.
• We opened our gym.

• Aston Cook joined us as an instructor, teaching both fitness and Little Dragons classes.

• Cory Cook, Izzy Whitmore and Rio Williams all became World Champions, by winning the WAKO Junior World Championships. This also makes Cory the reigning World and European Champion.

• Izzy Whitmore also passed her 1st Degree Black Sash in Lau Gar kung fu.

• We have been to Ireland, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Holland, Belgium and Greece and have won more international and domestic medals and trophies then we have been able to add up.

• Every one of our students (apart from the black sash’s) have graded at least once this year and everyone has progressed in their traditional kung fu.

• We are finishing the year with a record number of students across the club.

It has been a phenomenal year for us and our students. We are still a new club, but are very proud of what we have achieved already. Loong may it continue! We cannot wait for 2017! Well done to all of GB Fit. The members and parents are what makes us so good. The effort you have put […]

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2 October 2016 – Superleague success again

Another successful day for team Bristol at the CIMAC Superleague in Dorking. A slightly smaller team this time of 7 kids competing, but we came away with no less than 4 gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze medals!

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24 – 24 September 2016 – Flanders Cup in Belgium

A great weekend for Team Bristol and WAKO GB at the Flanders Cup in Belgium. We took a team of 9 fighters and came home with 7 golds, 2 silvers and 4 bronze. Well done to everyone that fought and represented us. Another great weekend.

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27 August 2016 – Dan runs 100km in a day

On Saturday 27 August, GB Fit Co Founder Dan Blythe completed the South Coast Challenge – a 100km (63 miles) ultra marathon. It was an incredibly tough course with over 2500m of elevation gain in 27 degree heat. Despite this being Dan’s 1st ultra marathon, he finished the course in 13 hours and 34 minutes, coming in 11th place out of 200! He was only beaten by 10 seasoned ultra runners.

He’s also managed to raise over £3,000 for Fight for Sight.

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28 August – 4 September 2016 – 3 new World Champions

Last week GB Fit had 8 members compete in the WAKO Junior World Championships in Dublin last week and they did amazingly well.

Unfortunately Liam Holden, Grace Chandler and Emily Rowland all went out in the first round after having a very tough draw, but fought their hearts out in their fights, which was so nice to see and we are very proud of each one of them and know their time will come.

Lauren Howie won her first fight, which was against a really tough competitor but dug deep and won which was awesome, Unfortunately then she lost her next round against one of the best Greek fighters, but again held her head up high!

Ishana Moores was fighting brilliant all the way to the semi finals but unfortunately lost out to a very fast top Italian fighter, which could’ve gone either way, but earned a well deserved Bronze medal.
Cory Cook, Rio Williams and Izzy Whitmore were on fire all week, every one of these fighters fought their way throughout a tough week to the finals showing sheer determination and wanting nothing else but to win and they all did just that. They all achieved GOLD MEDALS and we are absolutely over the moon!

For just one club in GB we did extremely well achieving 3 Gold medals and 1 Bronze medal and we don’t think we’ve ever seen it anywhere else.

They all trained especially hard over the summer holidays with them all giving up their days training serious hours in the gym with Sharon, sweating, breathing hard and having some really tough, gruelling sessions, but it all paid off.

Thank you to you all of you, not only did you represent yourselves but represented GB Fit and […]

By |September 9th, 2016|September 2016|Comments Off on 28 August – 4 September 2016 – 3 new World Champions

Hungarian World Cup 15/5/16

1st Emily Rowland girls -32kg
1st Hayden Challenger boys -25kg
1st Grace Chandler girls -42kg
1st Grace Chandler girls -47kg
1st Cory Cook boys -47kg
2nd Rio Williams boys -42kg
3rd Rio Williams boys -37kg
3rd Hayden Challenger boys -28kg
3rd Hayden Challenger boys -32kg

By |June 1st, 2016|May 2016|Comments Off on Hungarian World Cup 15/5/16