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    Outstanding results at Solihull! WAKO EUROPEAN CUP June 2016

Outstanding results at Solihull! WAKO EUROPEAN CUP June 2016

WAKO EUROPEAN CUP June 2016
Results…

1st – Jasmine Marks
1st – Grace Chandler
1st – Lauren Howie
1st – Hayden Challenger
1st – Ishana Moores
1st – Max Shields
2nd X 2 Izzy Whitmore
2nd – Jack Sowersby
2nd – Hayden Challenger
2nd – Louis Marks
2nd – Ishana Moores
3rd – Lauren Howie
3rd – Grace Chandler
3rd – Emily Rowland
3rd – Jack Sowersby

By |June 1st, 2016|May 2016|Comments Off on Outstanding results at Solihull! WAKO EUROPEAN CUP June 2016

Irish Open – 1st March 2016

Irish open in 1/2/3 March. The biggest WAKO tournament in the world.

Results
1st – Ishana Moores
1st – Sharon Gill
2nd – Cory cook
2nd – Aston cook
3rd – Rio Williams

Oh and 3rd to Hayden challenger too for Ireland

By |May 4th, 2016|April 2016|Comments Off on Irish Open – 1st March 2016

Point fighting cup in Milan

On the 1/2nd We were in Milan for the Pointfighting cup tournament and Cory Cook won the -47kg beating current work and European champion Adam Condon from Ireland, and Emily Rowland gains a very valuable 3rd place in the girls -37kg.

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Cory Cook wins the Austrian classics!!

On the 18th April 2016, Cory Cook wins the Austrian classics!!

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A great set of results from Amsterdam

A great set of results from Amsterdam – April 2016

Results are
1st – Cory cook -47kg boys points

1st – Cory cook -52kg boys points

1st – Rio Williams -42kg boys points

1st – Rio Williams -35kg boys kick light

1st – Hayden challenger -25kg boys kick light

2nd – Aston cook -55kg ladies points

2nd – Hayden challenger -28kg boys points

2nd – grace chandler -42kg girls points

2nd – grace chandler -47kg girls pints

3rd – Hayden challenger -32kg boys points

1st – Aston cook ladies tag teams

By |May 4th, 2016|April 2016|Comments Off on A great set of results from Amsterdam

Little Dragons, kids and adults grading – 27 February

Brilliant gradings on Saturday. Well done to all the Little Dragons, kids and adults who passed. We were impressed at the standard, especially in the Little Dragons and kids, and very pleased with how much everyone had improved. Great work everyone! Keep it going.

By |March 1st, 2016|February 2016|Comments Off on Little Dragons, kids and adults grading – 27 February

WAKO British Championships – 20/21 February

Great results from GB Fit and Team Bristol at the WAKO British Championships this weekend.
Two days of fighting with light contact on Saturday and point fighting on Sunday.

Light contact

1st – Rio Williams -37kg
3rd – Hayden Challenger -28kg

Points

1st – Emily Rowland -10yrs
1st – Rio Williams -37kg
1st – Cory Cook -47kg -16yrs
1st – Cory Cook -52kg -16yrs
1st – Ishana Moores – 50kg 16-18yrs
1st – Lauren Howie -55kg 16-18yrs
1st -Aston Cook -55kg ladies

2nd – Liam Holden – 37kg -16yrs
2nd – Ishana Moores -55kg 16-18yrs

3rd – Harry Hall -57kg 16-18yrs
3rd – Jasmine Marks -10yrs
3rd – Izzy Whitmore -50kgs -16yrs
3rd – Grace Chandler -42kg -16yrs
3rd – Grace Chandler -46kg -16yrs
3rd – Hayden Challenger -28kg -16yrs
3rd – Lauren Howie -60kg 16-18yrs

Amazing results from the team. Well done everyone!

Click ‘read more’ to see a selection of images from the event…

By |March 1st, 2016|February 2016|Comments Off on WAKO British Championships – 20/21 February

Croatia – 13/14 February

An awesome weekend in Croatia. Once again Team Bristol achieved a brilliant set of results:

Gold – Rio Williams -37kg
Gold – Emily Rowland -32kg
Gold – Hayden Challenger -25kg
Gold – Ishana Moores -50kg

Silver – Rio Williams -42kg
Silver – Hayden Challenger -28kg

Bronze – Ishana Moores + 16-18 yrs Girls Grand Champion
Bronze – Lauren Howie -55kg
Bronze – Lauren Howie -60kg
Bronze – Emily Rowland
Bronze – Hayden Challenger -32kg

The team is on a great role this year and that comes down to the huge amount of hard work they’re putting into training. Well done everyone! Keep it going.

Click ‘read more’ to see a selection of images from the event…

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Watford Open – 31 January

Once again Team Bristol achieved a brilliant set of results at this weekend’s Watford Open. Well done to everyone who took part.

Emily Rowland – 2 gold
Aston Cook – gold
Rio Williams – gold, silver, bronze
Ishana Moores – gold, bronze
Izzy Whitmore – gold
Jasmine Marks – silver
Cory Cook – silver, bronze
Lauren Howie – silver

Click ‘read more’ to see a selection of images from the event…

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Italian Golden Glove – 23/24 January

A great set of results from the Italian Golden Glove competition this weekend by GB Fit and Team Bristol fighters. Once again we came away with a great set of medals from a very tough international competition.

Sharon – 1 gold and 1 bronze
Cory Cook – 1 gold and 1 bronze
Rio Holden – 1 gold
Aston Cook – 1 silver (Team event) and 2 x bronze
Hayden Challenger – 1 bronze

Well done everyone!

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By |January 25th, 2016|January 2016|Comments Off on Italian Golden Glove – 23/24 January

WAKO 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner – 23 January

At the WAKO 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner, Sharon was presented with her 3rd Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing. This was presented to her by the head of WAKO GB to reflect her many achievements in the sport and her years of dedication. It is a well deserved honour for a someone who has done so much for the sport.

GB Fit student Liam Holden also won the award for the Top Young Cadet of the Year which is a great achievement. Well done Liam! Sharon also won Top Female of the Year. Well done both!

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KWON Tournament – Solihull – 17 January 2016

The first competition of the year and it was a busy one! Hundreds of competitors from across the country and a high standard. Team Bristol fought very well and came away with 10 gold, 9 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Rio Williams – 2 x gold and 1 bronze
Liam Holden – 2 x gold
Cory Cook – 2 x gold
Emily Rowland – 2 x gold
Grace Chandler – 1 gold and 1 silver
Hayden Challenger – 1 gold and 1 bronze
Jack Sowersby – 2 x silver
James Baker – 2 x silver
Luke Birch – 2 x silver
Lauren Howie – 1 silver
Izzy Whitmore – 1 silver
Louis Marks – 1 bronze
Ishana Moores – 1 bronze

Onwards and upwards for the rest of the year now!

See more images by reading more below!

By |January 25th, 2016|January 2016|Comments Off on KWON Tournament – Solihull – 17 January 2016

Gold and bronze at the WAKO World Championships!

Sharon Gill won her 6th individual world kickboxing title at the 2015 WAKO World Championships in Dublin, Ireland. Once again she showed the world that she is the best, with some incredible fighting. Her speed, movement and skill were too much for her opponents and she won her final fight by a wide margin, scoring 3 head kicks in the process.

6 world titles is an absolutely incredible achievement and is a reflection of thousands of hours of training and hard work. Sharon is constantly setting the standard for us, Team GB and the world.

Aston Cook was also competing in her 1st adult world championships and fought her way through a very tough division to win a bronze medal. This is another brilliant achievement from an athlete who is getting better and better. To win bronze at her first adult tournament is amazing and again reflects all the hard work and training that Aston has put in.

By |December 4th, 2015|December 2015|Comments Off on Gold and bronze at the WAKO World Championships!

WAKO Junior European Championships – 23 to 30 August

7 of our students have just got back from representing Great Britain at the WAKO Junior European Championships in Spain. To have that many selected for the British squad shows how good these young fighters are, but on top of that we came away with 1 gold and 4 bronze medals. It was a great tournament for our squad that is getting stronger and better all the time.

Cory Cook – GOLD, -42kgs 13-15yrs
Following his silver medal in the World Championships last year, Cory was a seeded entrant in this tournament. He did not let any pressure get to him and fought with amazing skill and determination to come through and win gold. He had some incredibly tough fights as his division is stacked with talent. In the quarters, semis and final he had to fight all 3 of the other top ranked fighters in the world: Svetoslav Kovachki from Bulgaria, Botond Hegedüs from Hungary and Anatoly Nikiforov from Russia. Cory is a top talent and showed his class once again.

Liam Holden – 2 x BRONZE, -28kgs 10-12yrs and team competition
Liam had a great tournament coming away with 2 bronze medals: 1 in the individual competition and 1 in the team event. In the individual competition he got through to the quarter finals where he fought Daniel Fenaroli from Italy and won by 4 points. In the semi final he fought Mihail Georgiev from Bulgaria. Unfortunately, despite giving it his best shot, he lost the fight, but still came away with bronze, which is a brilliant achievement in his first international competition.

Rio Williams – BRONZE (team competition), -32kgs 10-12yrs
In the individual competition Rio had a very tough draw and had to fight the […]

By |September 14th, 2015|August 2015|Comments Off on WAKO Junior European Championships – 23 to 30 August

WAKO British Championships – 15 February 2015

A great day for GB Fit students and Team Bristol at the WAKO British Championships. Everyone fought so well:

Sharon Gill – Gold
Rio Williams – Gold
Lauren Howie – Silver and bronze
Ishana Moores – Silver and bronze
Harvey western – Bronze
Liam Holden – 2 x Silver
Harvey Tyler – Bronze
Izzy Whitmore – 2 x Bronze
Carmen Jones – Silver and bronze

Cory cook fought brilliantly but lost to the overall winner in the quarter finals in probably the toughest kids section on the day.
Hayden Challenger, Jack Sowersby and Harry Rhodes just lost out on gaining a medal with tremendous performances from them all!

Huge well done everyone.

By |February 16th, 2015|February 2015|Comments Off on WAKO British Championships – 15 February 2015

Sporting Stars help kids set goals

Eight primary schools across Bristol attended Day 2 of the Art of Being Brilliant, Brilliant Bristol project yesterday at the Bristol Rovers Memorial Stadium.

Brilliant Bristol aims to inspire Year 5 children to choose to adopt a positive attitude, become more confident and to raise levels of happiness. The project is being delivered by Andy Cope a leading author, professional trainer and happiness expert.
The key principles of the Art of Being Brilliant were delivered on Day 1 at the Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground in January. Day 2 of the project focussed on setting huge unbelievably great goals (HUGGs), how to bounce back from setbacks and become more resilient.
The session was boosted by the attendance of local sports personalities who shared their experiences of what it took to become successful and achieve their goals. The link to sports for this session was really important as it demonstrated clearly the importance of setting goals, not giving up, dedication and success.

Dan Bythe, Kung Fu black sash from GB Fit talked about the experiences of 6 x World Kickboxing Champion Sharon Gill and the dedication and determination she displayed to win at the highest level. Dan then led a Kung Fu demonstration and set his own goal by getting 500 children practicing a short Kung Fu routine.

Dan said: “GB Fit are very excited to be helping the Art of Brilliance team with the Brilliant Bristol project. The whole ethos behind Being Brilliant is something we already embrace as a club and we are proof that it can lead to great things. The opportunity to help get these messages across to kids in Bristol so they can become the best people possible is something we relish. Brilliant Bristol is an […]

By |February 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sporting Stars help kids set goals

Athens – 31st January / 1st February

Another great set of results for Team Bristol in Athens this weekend. Some Brilliant results for GB Fit students.

Hayden Challenger – 3 x single fight golds
Rio Williams – Silver
Ishana Moores – Silver and 2 x Bronze
Lauren Howie -Silver and Bronze
Harvey Western – fought very well against some very tough competitors, only just losing by 1 point in the quarter final.

Well done everyone!

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Wushu seminar with Coach Xia from China – 29 January

Last night Sharon, Dan and several students went to a wushu seminar held by Coach Xia who is over from the legendary Wong Fei Hung School in China. We joined other Lau Gar students and instructors from across Bristol and had a brilliant night. Was great to learn something from a different style of kung fu. Coach Xia is amazing. His kung fu is incredible and he also taught a room full of people kung fu for over 2 hours without speaking English. Amazing.

By |January 29th, 2015|January 2015|Comments Off on Wushu seminar with Coach Xia from China – 29 January

Italian Golden Glove – 17 / 18 January

A great set of results from the Italian Golden Glove competition this weekend by GB Fit Co Founder Sharon Gill and stars Aston Cook and Cory Cook.

Sharon – 1st, 2nd and 3rd places
Aston Cook – 1st and 2 x 3rd places
Cory Cook – 2nd place

Well done guys!

By |January 17th, 2015|January 2015|Comments Off on Italian Golden Glove – 17 / 18 January