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Our winner for July was Alf Love, yes I can hear you all cry from all over
the valley OH NOT AGAIN !!. To be honest I cannot believe it myself.

Our winner for August was no other than Tracy Petterson. both our winners
win £50.

You can also be a winner so why not join by contacting Tracy Petterson, it
only costs £4 a month and lets be honest the more people we have in the
draw the less chance Alf will have of winning again...

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Our founder and Head Coach Alf Love’s dedication and contribution to martial arts for over 30 years was duly recognised when he was presented with his 6th Dan by the president of Shorai International, 8th Dan Joe Tierney. Over the last twenty five years Alf and Joe have become good friends and Alf has no doubt benefited in being able to tap in to the wealth of knowledge from Joe who is a legend within the martial arts community.

Alf is pictured with Joe and one of our former students Mick Waters who was presented with his 5th Dan at the end of a seminar taken by Joe attended by around thirty of our students.  Our sincere congratulations go to Alf in reaching such a significant milestone in a sport which he has dedicated the majority of his life to.

Sixteen of our students competed at the latest tournament in the 2018 Revolution series and as at past events this year they had a very successful day registering a total of 16 wins, 9 second places  and 2 thirds.

Tejay Bacon, Mia Woodward and Kyrah Khan won in both light Contact and semi Contact maintaining their respective 100% win rates in both disciplines for the entire series, whilst Romeo Navaratnam also enjoyed double success, other students to top the  podium included Faye Hughes, Jamie Hunt and Eromi Navaratnam in semi contact and Harvey Grenfell and Ruby Hoyle in light contact.

Second places went to Faye Hughes, Lewis Love – Ashton, Patrick Hoyle Kyran  and Kiaya Henry – Jones in light and Harvey Grenfell, Kiaya Henry – Jones, Johnny Hoyle, Ruby Hoyle and Brad Derbyshire in semi, with both Jamie Hunt and Eromi Navaratanam being placed third in light contact.

Congratulations to all our students on a great result.

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Our coaches have awarded Zack Tickle with the student of the 2nd quarter award, Zack who is aged just nine has worked extremely hard to pass his Blackbelt grading after not being successful on his initial grading last December. The improvement in Zack over the past 6 months was clearly evident to Sensei Joe Tierney who said he had made a 200% improvement. To cap the evening Zack pictured right was lucky to be presented with the shield by both Sensei Alf Love and Joe himself.

Emma Law is our winner for June, she wins £50. If you want to have a chance of winning like Emma and join our pound club then all you have to do is contact Tracy Petterson from our fundraising team.

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We sent a strong squad to compete at Alex Barrowmans BCKA European invitational tournament in Corby and our fighters, who were up against competitors from Scotland, England, Germany and Ireland did not disappoint.

On what was a really successful day our students accumulated a total of seventeen wins, six second places and five thirds, and if that wasn’t enough our girls team consisting of Mia Woodward, Ruby Hoyle and Kyrah Khan won the junior girls semi contact team event with the boys team ending up losing finalists in their team event.

Individual wins went to Shannon and Tejay Bacon, Kaiya Henry – Jones, Jamie Hunt, Hallie – Jo Talbot in light contact, Eromi Navaratnam, Bradley ‘O’ Shea, Kyran Henry – Jones, Romeo Navaratnam in semi contact and Mia Woodward, Kyrah Khan, Ruby and Patrick Hoyle who enjoyed success in both disciplines.

Second places went to Romeo Navaratnam, Brad Derbyshire, Bradley ‘O’ Shea, and Dylan Jourey in light contact and Jamie Hunt and Kaiya Henry – Jones in semi contact, whilst Eromi Navaratnam got a third in light contact with Harvey Grenfell, Brad Derbyshire, Hallie – Jo Talbot and Dylan registering thirds in semi contact.

There were many stand out performances on the day but there is no doubt the performance of our girls points team had everyone’s attention as they initially navigated there way past a team from BCKA at the semi final stage. In the final they were up against an exceptionally good Irish team, but under the expert guidance of Chloe and Charlotte who got the tactics absolutely spot on Ruby, Kyrah and Mia fought superbly to secure the win and take the applause from a very appreciative audience who were all impressed with the quality of the fighting which was of the highest calibre.

It was unfortunate the boys team comprising  Harvey Grenfell, Patrick Hoyle and Jamie Hunt who had fought superbly well in defeating a team from ACAMA in the semi final could not repeat the girls result in their final. Losing Harvey to a cut eye in the semi final did not help with Tejay; who deputised coming up against an opponent who was considerably larger than him.

Well done to all our fighters who represented our academy so well, your performance both on and off the mat is the reason why we as a club are invited to this event each year and after this years display the invitation to next years event has already been made.

 

Six of our students travelled down to Corby to compete at Alex Barrowmans show on Saturday 19th May, Robbie Law was first up and got us off to a great start winning his fight against Harlee Hooker from BCKA. We then had two defeats with Jamie Hunt losing to Evan Balch from BCKA and Dylan Jourey being denied by some dubious judging with the win being awarded to BCKA’S James English.

Immediately after Dylans surprising loss Mia Woodward gave a dominate display to win her fight in the first round with her opponent Elise Sparham not wanting to continue, Kyrah Khan followed in a great fight against Kelsey Lock who came out all guns blazing, however as the fight went on Kelsey struggled to keep up the intensity and Kyrah ended up a very worthy winner against a tough opponent.

Our final fight saw Tejay Bacon up against Jack Dalton from BCKA in the third of a trilogy of fights the two have had in the last two months. Once again it was Tejay who came out the winner but he had to and was at his imperious best to get the win in what was the fight of the night. At the end of a bout that had the audience on their feet Tejay showed what a great sportsman he is raising Jacks hand aloft in appreciation of his display.

Our squad are pictured at the end of what was a great show minus Robbie Law who had to leave early to get back to Lancashire for an important family event, our thanks go to Alex Barrowman and his team for the invitation and the wonderful welcome we all received on what was a great evening.  

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Eighteen of our fighters travelled up to Scarborough to compete at the Revolution Yorkshire Championships on a day that was fit for summer. Seventeen of our students were amongst the medals winning a combined total of 13 Firsts, 9 Seconds and 5 thirds.

Our winners included Kyrah Khan, Tejay Bacon, Mia Woodward and Shannon Bacon who all enjoyed double success with wins in both disciplines, along with Harvey Grenfell, Romeo Navaratnam and Hallie – Jo Talbot in Light Contact and Ruby Hoyle and Eromi Navartanam in Semi Contact.

Second places went to Patrick Hoyle, Jamie Hunt, Jason Parkinson, Bradley ‘O’ Shea and Ruby Hoyle in Light Contact along with Kiaya Henry – Jones, Hallie – Jo Talbot, Ben and Jason Parkinson in Semi Contact.

Placed third in Light Contact were Kaiya and Kyran Henry – Jones and Johnny Hoyle with Bradley ‘O’ Shea and Johnny Hoyle getting third place in Semi Contact.

With the tournament finishing early and Alf very pleased with the result he decided to let the guys have a beach treat and take advantage of lovely summer weather that has come early this year.

The academy took delivery of new chairs for our parental viewing area in May. The Tub chairs in our club colours of red and black will ensure parents can be comfortable when attending lesson’s and further shows our commitment in making improvements to our facility.

We would ask parents to understand what we are doing in trying to keep our facility welcoming and help us by ensuring that this area is left tidy before they leave, with all rubbish placed in the bins provided and not left on the floor or tables and personal items belonging to them and their children being taken home.

Fourteen students travelled to Birmingham on the first Sunday in May to compete at the WKU National Championships and they did disappoint collectively winning nine National Titles, four silver medals and nine bronze medals.

Three students Tejay Bacon, Mia Woodward and Hallie – Jo Talbot were crowned Double National Champions winning in both disciplines whilst Harvey Grenfell won his light contact division and Kyrah Khan and Ruby Hoyle both topped the podium in semi contact.

Brad Derbyshire won silvers in both light and semi contact with Robbie Law (light) and Romeo Navaratnam (semi) also collecting silver medals.

Bronze Medals went to Ruby Hoyle, Eromi Navaratnam, Kaiya Henry – Jones, Johnny Hoyle and Kyrah Khan in light contact with the later fighting in a higher weight division and Harvey Grenfell, Eromi Navaratnam, Robbie Law and Kaiya Henry – Jones in semi contact.

Congratulations to all of those who competed in securing such a good result.

Eight of our students competed at Paul Ramsey’s fight night held in Blackburn at the end of April, they all fought very well with Lewis Love Ashton, Brad Derbyshire, Romeo Navaratnam and Harvey Grenfell all coming home victorious, unfortunately it was not to be for Eromi Navaratnam, Kyran Henry – Jones, Johnny Hoyle and Kyrah Khan who despite their efforts were unable to win, Kyrah was particularly unlucky to lose due to her original opponent dropping out at the last minute and then being  matched against a girl ten kilos heavier.

Well done to our Eight….!

In late April we welcomed fighters from Hurricane Combat and Fitness, Fit to Fight, X Martial Arts, Superior Fitness and Martial Arts, BCKA and Andy Crittenden’s Academy of Martials Arts to do battle against fighters from our own academy at our annual fight night.

With a running order of twenty nine fights we saw plenty of high quality action and also gave plenty of opportunities for novices to get their first taste of fight night action. Twenty one of our students took part, seventeen of whom registered wins including Ryley and Tayler Morton, Max Tighe and Charlie Woodrup who were all making their competitive debuts. Our other winners included Robbie Law, Ben Parkinson, Romeo Navaratnam, Hallie - Jo Talbot, Kyran Henry – Jones, Brad Derbyshire, Idress Hussain, Patrick and Ruby Hoyle, Dylan Jourey, Kyrah Khan, Tejay Bacon and James ‘Bucket’ Casey who’s fight with Michael Walters from SFMA was an absolute barnstormer. All the fighters put on a terrific show for our audience, who received a complimentary programme on arrival.

At the end of a great evening our officials Dean Imbusch, Joe Tierney, Mick Waters and Imran Majid awarded the Male Fighter of the Night to our very own Robbie Law and the female award going to Tegan Burnet from X Martial Arts Schools.

Our special thanks go to all the clubs who attended, our officials and all the businesses who chose to advertise in our event programme including our event sponsor ‘The Malcolm Group’ who helped us with the cost of the trophies.

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Sarah Mortimer is our winner for April, Sarah used her winnings to treat her girls to a trip to the Circus that recently visited Rossendale, I’m sure they really enjoyed it..!

In early April Kyrah Khan, Romeo Navartanam and Tejay Bacon fought at Dale Bannisters show ‘The Battle of Wigan’ all three enjoyed success giving us a 100 % win rate, well done to our winning trio!

After her success in the recent WKKC National championships in Bradford where she won Gold in Light Contact and Silver in Semi Contact the academies Student of the first quarter is Kaiya Henry – Jones. Kaiya has worked very hard in the first three months of this year and gave a confident performance at the tournament. 

Well done Kaiya keep up the good work.

Twenty two of our students attended the National Championships held at the Richard Dunne Sports Centre in Bradford in Mid March and after a tough days competition they accumulated a total of 7 Gold’s, 6 Silver’s and 10 Bronze Medals.

For Mia Woodward, Jamie Hunt and Kyrah Khan it was a case of double success as the trio won in both light contact and semi contact, our other gold medallist came from a more unlikely source with Kaiya Henry – Jones making her National Championship debut winning in her light contact division, Kaiya showed great confidence considering her limited tournament experience with a very strong performance.

Silver Medals went to Adam Whiteman, Hallie – Jo Talbot, Harvey Grenfell, Tejay Bacon in Light Contact and Kaiya Henry – Jones and Tejay Bacon in Semi Contact whilst Bronze Medals went to Brad Derbyshire, Romeo and Eromi Navaratnam, Shane Love – Ashton, Shannon Bacon, Katy Hamer in Light Contact and Hallie – Jo Talbot, Idress Hussain, Ethan Gourgel and Shannon Bacon in Semi Contact.

Collectively our students had an excellent result the emergence of some of our less experienced fighters Ethan Gourgel, Eromi Navartanam and Kaiya Henry – Jones who all achieved  qualification for the World Championships for the first time was a huge positive for the academy and underlines the great job our coaches are doing.

With Ruby Hoyle, Patrick Hoyle and Chloe Love already qualified as current World Champions not competing at the Nationals joining all those who qualified at today’s event it is clear we will taking a very strong contingent of competitors to the World Championships in Dublin later this year.

Jenna Navartanam is the winner of the pound club for March, this is more good news for Jenna who announced recently that she is expecting twins in the summer.

Our winner this month is Tracy Petterson which is very apt considering she is a key member of our fund raising team which is what the pound club is about.

Why not give yourself the opportunity to win yourself by entering all it costs is £4 per month for details please contact either Tracy Petterson or Lesley Love from our fundraising team.   

Our new mini coach made her arrival on a wintry afternoon back at the academy having been at the vehicle wrapping factory in Warrington. Whilst being quite an old vehicle she looks brand new thanks to the work of the team at AST Signs who did a terrific job. Our thanks go to JP Carpets, DCL Security, Wrightsure Insurance, RJB Engineering and the Malcolm Group who all made donations to have their company logo placed on both of our vehicles. The new coach will make her maiden journey to a competition when our students attend the WKKC National Championships in late March.

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Twenty One of our students attended the Revolution ‘ North of England Championships’ in Worksop at the end of February on what proved to be a very successful trip. In total we registered sixteen firsts, eight seconds and four third places, an excellent result. Several of our wins came from our more experienced fighters with Mia Woodward, Kyrah Khan and Tejay Bacon all winning in both disciplines, Mia also won an additional semi contact division making it a trio of victories on the day. It was  extremely pleasing to see the successes of Robbie Law and Hallie Jo Talbot who both enjoyed  double victories and also a win for Kaiya Henry – Jones who was making her competition debut securing a win in semi contact. Other winners on the day included Shannon Bacon, Chloe Love and Harvey Grenfell in Light Contact and Faye Hughes in Semi Contact. 

Second places went to Faye Hughes, Patrick, Johnny & Ruby Hoyle in Light Contact and Max Tighe, Patrick Hoyle and Ruby Hoyle in semi contact, whilst third places went to Shannon Bacon and Romeo Navaratnam in semi contact.

Ruby Hoyle and Kyran Henry – Jones were our only winners at the notoriously tough Wako British Nationals held in Solihull in Mid February, both won in light continuous and joined an elite group of academy students who have also won at past events comprising Patrick Hoyle, Mia Woodward, Shannon Bacon, Charlotte Fagg and Chloe Love.

Tejay Bacon fought superbly over the two days in a tough weight division to win silver medals in both light and semi contact, whilst Romeo Navaratnam in Light and Hallie Jo in Semi also won silver medals.

Bronze Medals went to Shannon Bacon and Harvey Grenfell in Light Contact and Patrick Hoyle and Harvey Grenfell in Semi Contact.   

Chloe Love is our first winner of 2018, this lady is used to winning mind albeit on the mat.

Our winner this month is Francis Connolly from Malcolm’s. Francis receives £50 which is a nice present at this time of the year.

The pound club will be continuing in 2018, if you are interested in taking part and getting the opportunity to win a cash prize then please contact either Tracy Petterson or Lesley Love from our fundraising team.

It is with deep regret that we have had to say goodbye to our white minibus, we have unfortunately had to take the decision to send her to be scrapped due to the condition of the underside of her body. She served us well over the six years we had her, doing daily school runs through all sorts of weather and taking us all over the country and overseas to competitions throughout her time with us.

As our first vehicle she signifies an important time in the academies history which saw a change in direction in how we did things she therefore deserves to be recognised as a symbol of this period. I know she has a special place in Alf’s heart who as a mark of respect has decided to frame her number plates for prosperity, picture shows he back in 2011 in Cardiff with our students who competed at the Welsh Open.

We have been able to obtain a replacement for the white bus in the form of a mini coach with an extended body. The vehicle is in excellent condition and is an upgrade in terms of the condition of the interior and the room for passengers and a large luggage area making it ideal for those trips to competitions. We are currently waiting on contributions from possible sponsors before designing and arranging to wrap the vehicle. Hopefully in a couple of months we will be able to reveal her in all her glory.

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Our congratulations go to Dominic Coburn, Mia Woodward, Patrick Hoyle, Kyrah Khan, Lauren Lynchey, Ruby Hoyle and Idress Hussain who all successfully passed their 1st Dan blackbelt grades under the watchful eye of Sensei Joe Tierney from Shorai and the academies founder Sensei Alf Love.

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Charlotte Fagg was our winner this month, an inaugural participant since the fundraising scheme was introduced in January 2016 this is Charlottes first win.

Fifteen of our students made the long trip to Florida to compete at the 2017 WKC World Championships in early November. Amongst them were Brad Derbyshire, Katie Hamer, Kyran Henry – Jones, Johnny Hoyle, Romeo Navaratnam and Dylan Jourey who were all set to make their World Championship debuts.

With a strong representation from the South American continent and a massive American team the number of entries was the highest ever.

Day One saw the younger ones compete in semi contact whilst our Juniors and Adults fought in light contact, Chloe Love, Shannon Bacon and Charlotte Fagg all impressed in winning through to their respective light contact finals with Charlotte marking her return to the Championships after a three year absence by stopping her American opponent after just one minute of the first round.  The younger ones competing in semi contact enjoyed mixed fortunes with several not making it to the semi-finals however Romeo Navaratanam, Mia Woodward, Kyrah Khan and Ruby Hoyle all reached this stage with Ruby successfully winning to get through to her respective final, leaving Romeo, Mia and Kyrah winning our first medals of the championships, three bronze. Kyrah appeared to be particularly unlucky being on the wrong end of some poor judging something that became far to prevalent as the week went on. 

With the disciplines being swapped on Day Two we saw all our students get through to semi-finals with the exception of Johnny Hoyle and Mia Woodward, of those reaching semi’s only Dylan Jourey, Chloe Love, Shannon Bacon and Kyran Henry-Jones were unable to progress through to the finals giving us another four bronze medals. For Shannon and Mia it was a case of what might have been as both were not very well having picked up a bug the night before which definitely affected their performances.

Day Three saw the majority of our students compete in team events and as in the previous two days our students enjoyed mixed fortunes, it was however the day we won our first gold medals with Kyrah Khan, Mia Woodward, Katie Hamer, Ruby Hoyle, Shannon Bacon and Jamie Hunt all members of various winning teams in light contact. Mia and Kyrah came close to repeating the feat in Semi Contact but ultimately lost in the final ending up with silver medals. Shannon, Charlotte, Chloe and Kyran all won bronze with the later being won in light contact teams.

Charlotte and Chloe’s  semi contact semi- final with America A did get the conspiracy theorists going mind, with the thought that the Americans  possibly manufacturing the best possible scenario to get both their teams into the final and making sure our ladies did not, by ensuring their best team fought our five ladies knowing our girls would have been too strong for their B team and the other semi-finalists from Venezuela, alas we will never know. What was disappointing is that neither Charlotte or Chloe could compete in a light contact team of three as there was no other teams entered which was somewhat surprising when you consider America had sufficient ladies to enter two five person teams in points.

Going into finals day we had nine competitors in light contact finals and two in both, giving us the potential of a possible 13 Gold Medals. Young Katie Hamer got us off to the best possible start in winning her final totally dominating her opponent from start to finish, wins followed for Chloe, Shannon, Ruby and Charlotte who all won impressively, unfortunately we then ran into a period where our students endured losses with Romeo, Jamie, Brad Derbyshire and Tejay Bacon all being denied the win, Tejay’s result in particular left a bitter taste with him being the victim of poor officiating, what made it more frustrating was the fact that our little man fought with the heart of lion against an opponent much bigger than him.  Ruby and Charlottes second finals of the day followed soon after with both competing in semi contact, Ruby was unable to get the win against a very good Canadian and soon after the same fate fell on Charlotte as she lost to her Venezuelan opponent in added time having been leading by two points 10 seconds from the end of normal time only to see the fight go into added time when a low kick by the Venezuelan was scored by the judges. Our two remaining finalists Patrick Hoyle and Kyrah Khan restored the protocol we had seen earlier in the day by both securing convincing wins giving us a total of 7 golds and 6 silvers from the day.

After four days of tough competition our fighters had accumulated a very respectable 13 Golds, 8 Silvers and 11 Bronze medals which was a great result, however as we flew home I wondered what might have, taking into account that the officiating was not the best and at least three fighters were victims of poor officiating, Mia and Shannon were not at all well on day two and Charlotte had gone in to the championships suffering from shingles and was significantly hampered in still having them whilst she was competing ending up having no energy to even go to the after party which in normal cases would be an absolute nailed on certainty.

Six of our fighters attending the championships were there for the first time and all enjoyed varying degrees of success in different circumstances, I feel sure when they took part in the opening ceremony it will have been all a bit daunting for them but they will all be better for the experience which will stand them in good stead as they continue to follow in the footsteps of all our previous World Champions.

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We are currently finalising the prizes for our Christmas Draw we already have a £250 cash prize, a television and both a food and drinks hamper a full list of the prizes will be posted on our facebook page in a couple of weeks. Donations of items to make up both the food and drinks hampers would be very much appreciated.   

Tickets are £2.00 a strip and are available from the club, it will be possible for parents who are not always able to get to the club to purchase tickets on grading day on Saturday 25th November. We want a really high level of ticket sales so please don’t forget to get to ask family, friends and work colleagues to get them involved.

Winner of the pound club for October is Francis Connolly from Malcolm’s, Francis wins £52. Can all participants remember to keep on top of their payments because failure to do so will result in them not being paid out if their number is drawn.

As part of their preparation for the 2017 World Championships, our students competing at the championships competed at the Bristol Open which is now the largest competition in the UK. After two days of tough competition with heavily populated divisions our students collectively registered our best ever result at what is a notoriously tough tournament. 

Kyrah Henry – Jones and Brad Derbyshire ended up meeting each other in the final of their light contact division after both of them had battled through the early rounds, Brad in particular fought exceptionally well in getting to the final which was edged by Kyran in an extremely close contest. Our other winner from the weekend was Tejay Bacon who gave a masterclass of light continuous fighting in getting to and winning the final against an old adversary Liam Holden from Bristol. 

Chloe Love, Kyrah Khan and Brad Derbyshire came second in light contact with Shannon Bacon, Ruby Hoyle and Harvey Grenfell  getting thirds in continuous and Romeo Navaratnam in Semi Contact . Katy Hamer and Mia Woodward were third in both disciplines and Kyran finished off a good weekend for him personally with a third place in Semi Contact on the Sunday.   

The weekend gave sensei Alf Love the opportunity to see where each of our students are in terms of being ready for the championships and what areas he needs to work on. 

A group of around twenty cubs from the local scout pack visited the academy in October and trained with some of our student’s, they all seemed to enjoy the experience and a few showed a good skill level considering they were total rookies. 

After the lesson they were all presented with a copy of our Night of the Champions programme personally signed by Chloe Love.

Patrick Hoyle, Kyrah Khan and Mia Woodward all won in both Light and Semi contact to be crowned double Iska Champions at the National championships held in Solihull in early October. On a day which saw many of our fighters get onto the podium our other winners were Johnny Hoyle and Shannon Bacon who both won in Light Contact.

Second places went to Jamie Hunt in Light Contact, Tejay Bacon and sister Shannon in Semi Contact and Ruby Hoyle in both disciplines whilst Katy Hamer, Romeo Navaratnam, Dylan Jourey came third in Light Contact. Jamie Hunt and a returning Harvey Grenfell after a year’s absence both registered third places in Semi Contact.

Well done to all our fighters who amassed a total of 8 firsts, 5 seconds and 5 thirds.

Prior to competing at the Iska National Championships the following day eight of our students competed at Jamie Goulding’s fight show in Bolton. Five of our students got the better of their  opponents with Shannon Bacon, Kyran Henry – Jones and Jamie Hunt coming out winners in there semi contact bouts whilst Tejay Bacon and Dylan enjoyed success in Light Contact.

Winner of the pound club for September is John Crabtree, John wins £52. You can also be a winner all you have to do to join is contact Tracy Petterson on 07835 990416 and she will process your entry.

The academies instructors have selected Is-Haaq Hussain as the student of the 3rd Quarter. Is-Haaq is currently working hard on getting ready to complete his Blackbelt grading later this year.

Eighteen of the academies students competed at the Ippon Challenge in Bradford in September registering a total of 11 first places, 6 Seconds and 5 thirds. Kyrah Khan, Mia Woodward, Ruby Hoyle and Romeo Navaratnam  all won in both light and semi contact securing eight of the first places with wins in light continuous for Tejay Bacon Dylan Jourey and Charlotte Fagg accounting for the others  

Placed second and winning silver medals were Patrick Hoyle and Jamie Hunt in Light contact and Tejay Bacon, Eromi Navaratnam, Jamie Hunt and Charlotte Fagg in semi contact. Placed third were  Hallie Jo Talbot, Kyran Henry Jones, Kyrah Khan and Shannon Bacon all in light continuous with Shannon also coming third in the Women’s Grand Championships in Semi Contact.

Amongst those who competed but did not get placed were Shane Love Ashton, Katy Hamer, Brad Derbyshire, Robbie Law and Johnny Hoyle 

Sensei Alf Love was really pleased with the performance of all the students on the day and was delighted to see the return to winning ways of one of the academies great champions, Charlotte Fagg who after returning to competition from a three year absence through illness and injury back in April, secured her first tournament win with an impressive display to win in light continuous and come second in what was a very close points final. Whilst Charlotte is not quite there in terms of her fitness and timing, the technical ability and desire to win were clearly evident, which is a great foundation for her to move on from as she continues the journey in getting back to the very top.