Kyokushin

British Open 2018 Fighters Preview

The BKK is set to host its 42nd British Open on Saturday 6th October 2018 at K2, Crawley in what will be an absolute hotbed of Kyokushin fighting elite and talent.

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Year on year we see an increase in standard at our championships, presently there are 23 organisations from 22 countries participating in this years 42nd edition of the British Open. Here we look at some of the potential favourites and also at our BKK entries in the Cup of Europe Open categories.

Mens Lightweight

Current champion and Spanish favourite Dani Redondo is looking to take his third Crown but will have some stiff opposition with some very strong Russians including last years runner up Anton Adushkevich from Gazprom team and KWU Varna Cup Champion Maksim Voitov. Also look out for Lithuanian Champion Jonas Enimontas.

Mens Middleweight

Russia will once again have a big say in where the crown goes this year with KWU World Champions Alexandre Drozd and Victor Belyaev both vying for the title but there is some great opposition from around the globe with both last years 3rd place winners crowd favourite Clai Henry from the USA, and Zsolt Zsiga of Hungary looking to go one further and make the final. Also look out for Romanian kicker Catalin Mocanu who should excite with his fast aggressive style.

Mens Heavyweight

2018 Champ Aleksandr Karshigeev  also looks for a 3rd crown but teammate Vitalii Ishakneli will want to add to his IFK World and European titles. With some many good heavyweights its hard to pick only a few favourites but look out for Euro champs JP Jacquot of France and Eventas Guzaukas. Also we have two top fighters doing it for the over 40’s with former World Champion Samson Muripo coming all the way from Zimbabwe and multi time Euro champ Pablo Estensoro Spain

 

Womens LW

As Womens events go from strength to strength six time Champion Emma Markwell will look at this division and see it packed with depth. Her opponent last year Teona gazdeliani is back as a KWU World Champion, IFK World Champs runner up Rima Artemova also wants to avenge her 2014 loss to Markwell. WKO new European golden girl Skaiste Venckute will hope her high workrate can take her far and hard punching Alina Polishchuk of Russia will fancy her chances of gold. Can last years semi finalist Hayley Beth Rowlands  push for a higher ranking this year.

 

Womens HW

Another division packed with quality and who can pick a winner from KWU and IFK World Champion Agata Winiarska, KWU World Champion Maria Papdopoulou, Svetlana Tuchkova former IFK World Champion, Marta Lubos Poland and Sara Hagge Sweden both European Champions.


With such a packed field, we are looking at one of the most exciting tournaments to date.

English Open 2018 results

The BKK held a successful English Open 2018 on the 13th May for UK and Ireland based organisations, which included categories for Open Adult, Novice, Cadet and, for the first time in BKK history, Junior IFK Kyokushin rules fighting.

Jim Barton (BKK Verwood) dropping a well timed jodan mawashi geri

Jim Barton (BKK Verwood) dropping a well timed jodan mawashi geri

Luke Baldwin (BKK Mountain Ash, and Team GB) on his way to the 2018 English Open Middleweight Title

Luke Baldwin (BKK Mountain Ash, and Team GB) on his way to the 2018 English Open Middleweight Title

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British Open 2017 Results

See all the action from our live streaming here

Best of luck to BKK fighters at the 30th KWF European tournament, Holland

The BKK wishes our representative fighters the very best of luck this weekend at the KWF European tournament in Holland.

Sensei Emma Markwell, Senpai Dawid Ozga and Gabriel Barbu will compete in the women's lightweight, men's middleweight and heavyweight categories respectively.

BKK at SENI2016 Results

Thanks to all that took part at our SENI2016 event held at the O2, on Saturday 16th July.

 
 

Results as follows:

Junior Clicker Under 150cms
1st Kobe Spinney Crawley
2nd Seren Harries Mountain Ash
3rd Sam Davies Cardiff
3rd Ashley Black Crawley

Junior Clicker Over 150cms
1st Henry Deane Cardiff
2nd Sophie Hobbs Crawley
3rd Ethan Hardwick Cwmbran
3rd Robert Salvi Crawley

Advanced Clicker Senior Women
1st Lisa Heath Mountain Ash
2nd Zoe Moulden Mountain Ash
3rd Emily Senior Dunmow
3rd Amber Morris Dunmow

Advanced Clicker Senior Men
1st Jordan Da Costa Ilford
2nd Chris Da Costa Docklands
3rd Dylan Baldwin Mountain Ash
3rd Ethan Prescott Cardiff

Junior Kata
1st Sophie Hobbs Mountain Ash
2nd Holly Davies Mountain Ash
3rd Dylan Baldwin Mountain Ash
3rd Mia Morgan Mountain Ash

Senior Kata
1st Sunil Tailor Loughbrough
2nd Andre Emmeneger IFK-Switzerland
3rd Lyndsay Moulden Ynysybwl
3rd Sophie Lee Loughbrough

Lightweight Women Knockdown
1st Emma Markwell Westcroft
2nd Zoe Moulden Mountain Ash
3rd Hayley Rowlands Cardiff
3rd Annie Jardine Cardiff

Heavyweight Women Knockdown
1st Aneta Meskauskiene IFK Ireland
2nd Samantha Williams Ynysowen
3rd Francesca Morreale Westcroft
3rd Kirsten Galatius Smith Crawley

Lightweight Men Knockdown
1st Spencer Bennett Samurai
2nd Leon Lundregan Ynysowen
3rd Phil Burchill Verwood

Middleweight Men Knockdown
1st Dawid Ozga Crawley
2nd Kelvin Tienstra IFK-Holland
3rd Luke Baldwin Mountain Ash
3rd Mahmoud Ageli Milton Keynes

Heavyweight Men Knockdown
1st Roel Noordman IFK-Holland
2nd Fredrik Johannsen Göteborgs karate kai
3rd Dave King IFK Ireland
3rd Sarunus Radvinauskas Northampton

Fastest Knockout Fredrik Johannsen Göteborgs karate kai
Most Spirited Fighter Phil Burchill Verwood