SUNDAY 10TH JULY 2011
ISKA BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS BIRMINGHAM
BRONZE/SILVER & GOLD FOR KICKS MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE
Chris and Shane Kent travelled up to Birmingham with a small team of experienced fighters for the Amateur ISKA British Championships.
Junior Kicks Fighters Jamie Brown(10) and brothers George(11) and Robert Kenly(14) all fought in the Light Contact Section. These were fought over one round on a clicker basis. Each scoring technique awarded a point.
George Kenly in his section of + 45 Kgs (10 – 12 Years) beat Brooklyn Chamberlain(Weston Warriors) and then lost to Elliot Garside(Winspers Kickboxing) to take a Silver Medal.
Jamie Brown in the Under 40Kg (10 – 12 Years) Section lost to Sam Watkinson(Multimasters Academy) to come away with a Bronze.
Robert Kenly in the Under 50Kg (13 – 15 Years) Section lost to Sam Heenan(Ace Martial Arts) to also come away with a Bronze.
Lucasz Gromadzinski was down to fight in the Male Full Contact Under 71kg Section but due to no fighters in this section had to fight in the Under 75Kg Light Contact Section.
Lucasz had obviously been training to fight for 3 rounds with full contact, rather than one round with light continuous contact, but he came away with a silver meal having beaten Perdtep Thiara(Shin-Kin) but then losing to Balroop Thiara (Shin-Kin) in the final.
Sarwar Hamid was in the Male Full Contact Under 63.5kg Section, and with only one other fighter in this section Mark Boot (Eclipse Kickboxing) both fighters were straight through to the final.
Sarwar went to work straight away. He caught his opponent with strong body shots, and though Boot came back and caught Sarwar with a cross and an upper cut, Sarwar came back at him and then caught him with a couple of strong head kicks. 10/9 Round to Sarwar.
In the second round Sarwar caught Boot with a lead leg hook kick, worked on his hands again and then a beautifully executed spinning hook kick from Sarwar left his opponent still on his feet, but in no state to continue. The referee stopped the fight and so TKO in the Second Round for Sarwar and a Gold Medal.