Sunday 26 December 2010

Cris' book is to be published in 2011

Knowingly to some of you long time students and martial artists, CJP has been compiling his book now for several  years and was advised when it was first written not to publish it by a very knowledgeable source and this has now proven to have been good advice.

Not only did his own life change but the sport has evolved beyond recognition.

The book was actually finished in November of this year 2010 as the last word hit the last page.

As Cris will be 50 years old in 2011 it has been decided that the book will now be held in print until his birthday and it can then be released at such an important milestone in his life.

What are we in for????

The book will cover Cris' long and hard life and career and how and why he moved on from fighting to teaching and coaching. Some of the hard decisions he has had to make not just for himself but for others. The book then goes from a topical view to a technical view and becomes a "must have " for all aspiring and experienced martial artists alike.

There will be:
Training Programmes from beginner to advanced
Eating Programmes
Specialised articles on certain topics within martial arts.

Along with a great foreward and some fantastic testimonials by well known martial artists, including some of the International and World Champions he has trained and professionally managed over the years this book will provide the reader with a valuable reference manual no matter what level they are.

The book already has had people ordering when it was publicised last time and this is still possible, just contact Cris at  

Prepared to be informed, educated and to take that step just a little further on in this never ending circle of life!

Thursday 16 December 2010

WFKKO BC Continuous Sparring Championship (Canada)

WFKKO BC Continuous Sparring Championship
The first tournament sanctioned by World Freestyle Karate & Kickboxing Organization (WFKKO) in Canada was held at Richmond Sports Club on November 27, 2010 and was a huge success.

Sensei Alireza Fadaie, the Canadian director of WFKKO was very pleased with the outcome of the tournament.” This tournament was all about friendship between the martial arts schools and giving opportunity to young fighters to test their skills against other fighters.” said Alireza Fadaie. “I always wanted to give an opportunity to young fighters, so their efforts would be recognized in a way they deserve.” This tournament was the pre qualifier for WFKKO western Canadian championship which will be held in 2011. The winners of that tournament will earn the right to join team Canada at World Martial Games 2011 which will be held at Wales on August 2011.
Alireza Fadaie who has been a member of Canadian national martial arts team in 2005 (Rosenheim, Germany) and 2008 (Castlebar, Ireland) says that the quality of competition is really high at World Martial Games and European fighters are really good at stand up fighting. “We definitely have to be ready for those Europeans if we want to win medals.”
The tournament could not be a success without the genuine and substantial support of owners, instructors and staff of Richmond Sports Club who made the event very organized and helped things to run very smoothly. UFC veteran Kalib Starnes who is a MMA instructor at the club had a special appearance in the tournament and kindly helped the judges.
The WFKKO BC championship was supported by some of the best schools of the lower mainland such as Suitela Fight Club, KB-One Martial Arts, Warriors Club, Golden Glory Martial Arts, Iron City Muay Thai, Harrison Boxing and Universal MMA. There were many other clubs which were not able to send fighters to this tournament for various reasons but are planning to do so for the next year tournament.
This is a new beginning for WFKKO in Canada. Alireza has been a member of WFKKO since 2001 and now is helping the organization expand internationally. 

“Cris has been a true friend all these years and i have always felt as a member of a family with WFKKO” says Alireza Fadaie. “ I am aware there might be bigger associations in terms of size but all they want is an annual membership fee and you never get the same attention from them. I am happy and proud to be a member of WFKKO and am looking forward to have team UK for a tournament here in Vancouver, Canada.”
To learn more about Alireza Fadaie and WFKKO in Canada visit

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Big FITE Live December 4th 2010

Big FITE Live  
December 4th 2010

(Please note the professional images for this report are still being edited, we will inform you when they are available to you to purchase)

The show was held at the Lyric theatre on Dinnington main street, the very place the promoter Master Cris Janson-Piers used to fight himself. Sanctioned by WAKO Pro and BFKKO also.

The venue was sold out with a very dynamite atmosphere which you don’t get at many bigger an event.

First up was local Dinnington boy Bradley Moore, taught by Kerry and Cris at the Falcon Fight Academy, and his opponent Zak Glendinning taught by Multi World Champion Wes Fagan from NEKA. The fight was a 2x2 minute junior light continuous bout, both boys at only 13 years of age put on a great opening bout showing great skill that most adults would be proud to have. The fight was very close and the result announced as a unanimous decision to Bradley Moore.

 (Barry White Elite kickboxing)  v Wayne Russell (5 Elements) 3x2 minutes -67kg amateur full contact
Both fighters fought strong from the opening bell but Wayne was the more accurate technician the second round again both fighters fighting well and moving well but again the cleaner more accurate shots came from Wayne in the 3rd round Barry knew he had to work hard and he did but Wayne still had plenty of energy and matched him punch for punch and kick for kick.
Winner by unanimous decision Wayne Russell

Martin Dawes (JC kickboxing) v Darren Watson (5 Elements)  3x2 minutes + 91kg amateur full contact
Unlike most amateur super heavy weights both these guys had good movement and boxing skills with some good power attacks from both sides. The major power came from Martin but the accurate scoring techniques came from Darren. In the second round Darren continued to use good ring craft that kept him out of the way of a lot of Martins swinging hooks. Round 3 was action packed and pleasing to the audience but in the eyes of the judges there wasn’t a lot of scoring techniques from Martin
Winner by unanimous decision Darren Watson

Paul Graham (JC Kickboxing) v Ian Chester (NEKA)
A cagey start with good ring craft from Ian however the fight didn’t really get started as before anyone knew it Paul Graham received a standing count caused by a barrage of punches, he recovered but was soon down again and this time he failed to get up on the 8 count.
Winner by round 1 KO Ian Chester

Ashley Bray (Combat and exercise) v James Russell (Total Dojo) 5x2 minutes amateur WAKO K1 rules English title
A little bit of a scrappy start as the styles of the 2 fighters conflicted with each other however as it settled down James was the cleaner technician using good kicks and clinch skills.
Round 2 James had worked out Ashley and was working good evasions and counters some excellent clinch and knee skill was coming from James with no answer from Ashley
Round 3
James wanted to work the clinch but Ashley didn’t and he stopped James by forcing the referee to break them. James was by far the most dominant fighter in this round.
Round 4
James tried on several occasions to take Ashley’s legs from under him but with no avail. But It was clear that James was well ahead in the skills department.
Round 5
Ashleys movement around the ring kept him out of danger from a lot of James’ power shots but he didn’t land many of his own scoring techniques.
Winner by unanimous decision and new WAKO K1 rules English champion James Russell.

Stuart Roper (JC Kickboxing) v Richard Thomas (KMA) -86kg 3x2 minutes amateur FC
Richard Thomas was indeed the aggressor of the first part of the fight very strong attacks but luckily for Stuart he was also inaccurate, Stuart then came back with much of the same, the fight was scrappy and right at the end of the first round Richard took a standing count. Richard then failed to come out of his corner for the 2nd round and Stuart Roper was declared the winner.

Gareth Ford (Combat and Exercise) v Chris West (Mcr Cobras) -63.5kg 3x2 minutes Amateur FC
An action packed start from both fighters showing good attacking skill but little power however Gareth took a standing count early in the first round from a barrage of punches that took him down to 1 knee. The second round they had both stepped up on the power but it was Chris that was putting in the scoring combinations a good rally of boxing came from Chris right at the end of round 2. Chris’ confidence had flourished by the last round and he was able to use good ring craft and add a little flare to his fight.
Winner by unanimous decision Chris West.

Ros Wilson (Bristol) v Liz Warren (5 Elements) -56kg 3x2 minute amateur FC
The pace was set very highly both girls using good power hand and foot shot. Ros using her stopping kicks very well, it was a match between good kicker verses good puncher. Liz worked some good angles and Ros worked her ring craft very well. Both girls very fit and conditioned and both never laid off for a moment an excellent and very well matched fight but with a few more accurate shots from Ros Wilson, she was declared the winner by unanimous decision.

Steve Wolstenholme (Falcon Fight Academy) v John Lee (Grimsby MA) 5x2 minute BFKKO British Amateur Title -75kg
A good opening round from both fighters good accurate shots from both sides john being the more aggressive accurate fighter but Steve had some of his own great shots, in round 2 John used basic techniques to give the “Whiplash” effect to Steve off a simple jab that worked on many occasions, however Steve pushed forward and gave John a few good hard shots accurate shots. In round 3 John had stepped on the gas and came out even stronger. John threw a solid right hand that his Steve and dazed him and the fight was over as he hit him with a body shot. The referee stops the contest in round 3 and New BFKKO Amateur British champion by KO John Lee.

Demonstration WAKO K1 rules  bout Jordan Waring (Falcon Fight Academy) v Regis Sugden (NMA)
This was a demonstration bout due to Regis and Jordan being in different age brackets both fighters put on a great  show and it was nice to see the quality of the up and coming fighters in the WAKO K1 rules system well done to both boys!

Kerry Louise (Falcon fight academy GB) v Natalie Van Niekerk (South Africa) 5x3 minutes -70kg WAKO PRO K1 rules Intercontinental Title
Winner Kerry-Louise Unanimous Points decision see main article below.

Falcon Fight Academy can be found at  
It is open for beginners to World Champions in all styles, check them out or email Cris at   
Press release by WAKO Pro GB PR Department

Monday 6 December 2010

K1 Champion of the highest standard! Kerry-Louise

This is a quick press release until the full story and pics are available by the end of the week when hopefully they will appear in the Newspapers?

Kerrry-Louise steams ahead in the WAKO K1 Intercontinental  title fight held in Dinnington Sheffield this weekend gone! Full credit firstly goes to her opponent, a respectful and friendly girl in Natalie Van Niekerk who travelled all the way from South Africa to meet one of Great Britains top professional and hard hitting fighters. Van Niekerk, showed that when she entered the ropes she too had a different personality for the ring. She was focused and had COME TO FIGHT!

Led out by her own long time student Chris Blood who has just returned from a 2nd Afghanistan tour and received his Afghan medal last week, Kerry-Louise looked calm, collected and had that look of sheer confidence as she stood in a silhouette of flashing lights and smoke, the show was set......

In a fight which went the distance with the addition of bone bruising low kicks and knees, including all the boxing and kicking skills, both girls showed they were both mentally and physically prepared for the bout.
Kerry-Louise started as expected with a 30 second appraisal of her fighter to let coach “CJP” see how to handle the South African. With that out of the way Kerry-Louise moved it up into second gear to take the first round comfortably and with her opponents weaknesses now been assessed fully.
The second round went into 3rd gear with two levels left and again the home fighter was well in front at the bell.

It was plain to see that round 3 of the scheduled 5 x 3minutes was where Cris had planned for Kerry-Louise to move up to 5th and top gear. She came out and for the 3 rounds which remained and treated the whole Lyric Theatre to a display of sheer excellence.
Combination punches that would have stopped most fighters, kicks that would have downed a bull, straight singular shots which heard the audience oooooh-ing and ahhhh-ing with each bomb being unloaded.
Natalie rode the bombard of attacks and countered often with some good strong singular technique herself. But even with Natalies best it was plain to see that Natalie at nearly 6 foot tall and Kerry-Louise at only 5’5” that Kerry-Louise was built so strongly in both leg, shoulder and arm areas and as she moved in close this was where she was at the most dangerous.
This shot showing the massive muscular development and power of K-L

Kerry-Louise then turned up the pace again! Catching kicks, dummying and kicking through hard and low which saw Natalie taken to the canvas on several occasions. As the final round was called Kerry-Louise was sitting on a 4 round straight win and adding the 5th would give her a straight set and match!
Round 5 was perfection and Kerry-Louise just showed that the extensive fitness, stamina and bag/pad training, plus all the hours of ring sparring had paid off. Again Van Niekerk saw the canvas with a massive scoop and leg take down as the fight neared the end, the final 30 seconds was shouted from Kerry-Louises corner and she tucked up and went for gold.
The final bell rung and Natalie knew that as hard as she had fought and as much as she had defied the British fighter of putting her down and keeping her down that the victory and beautiful solid Brass and leather title belt was going to be placed around Kerry-Louises waist! It was and Natalie showed her professionalism and true sportsmanship again by placing the belt around her opponent.

Tears of jubilation from Kerry-Louise and both her Mum, Dad, Brother, Grandad and Aunties showed how tense the fight had been for all of them, but it was now over and just leaving long time coach and partner Master Cris Janson-Piers as one of the UK’s top trainers, managers, coaches and promoters to now enter into talks to secure the World Crown in 2011 hopefully?
Both Cris and Kerry-Louise would like to thank all her training partners and close friend Shane Beard for his time along with other coaches who they have a great relationship with and work in unison with, namely Mr Richard Smith of Bad Co, Paul Powers SDF and Internationally with Arnaud Mimouni France and their very dear friends in Ton and Robin Vriend in Holland where the two visit as much as they can every year!
Kerry-Louise also has a thai Background and now trains with Kru Leif Taggart and is presently a purple Khan. Major influences here are all the staff at S.Vorapin Gym Thailand and also Channoy of Thailand who needs no introduction, Kerry-Louise was personally and highly praised by this major name and champion within his sport as he trained her privately on several occasions this year.
One main character who has influenced both Kerry-Louise and Cris himself, who has tirelessly worked with Kerry-Louise on the pads and sparred with her in the ring is K1 Multi World Champion Ernesto Hoost! So from “Mr Perfect” as Hoost is called….”Miss Perfect” has hailed, thank you sir! Respect to you!!
Full story and pics to be released real soon and very shortly a show real of the lady herself with footage that people have never seen whilst she has always been hid away in her climb to the ultimate goal. Kerry has won a World title in every style she has ever trained in and left the full contact scene as WAKO Pro World Champion also. Although the WAKO World title looks very interesting the mere fact that Intercontinental means anyone from any of the continents in ANY part of the World means Kerry-Louise had put herself on offer to anyone anyway, leaving the word “World” as a mere statement but another opening for her to have another fantastic title fight in 2011, which will again be local so all her supporters can go and watch.
Thank you also goes to Kerry-Louises personal sponsor (Who as always remains anonymous) without his help the fight would have not gone ahead because of the expense and the economic climate at the moment.
Sponsors All sports International who keep Kerry-Louise in tip top shape in supplying her with all her sport/food supplementation needs.
Sponsors Pentagon Toyota.
The Full show DVD and pictures of all fight on the night are available from Cris Janson-Piers, please contact him after Wednesday 8th December to enquire how to obtain these!

WAKO Pro GB Press  Office
Professional Photography by J Vernon

Monday 29 November 2010

NEKA and Wez Fagan and his students. A credit to the BFKKO.

Wez Fagan hosted a full day of martial arts especially brought to NEKA in Stanley by the President of WAKO Pro GB and principal Director of the BFKKO. Master Cris Janson-Piers.

Cris teaches 10 formats/disciplines and today it was Full Contact he was catering for.

With a great turn out for both courses the 1st session took just over 2 hours with the coaching and seconds course taking nearly 4 hours. The BFKKO standards are exactly the same as WAKO as Cris himself is also the Chief Examiner for WAKO and sets all the courses and test papers.So no stone is left unturned and hence why the BFKKO and WFKKO's standards are LITERALLY "second to none!".

There was a ringcraft course within the sparring course, which was also part of the coaching course combined.

Kerry-Louise was also in attendance and it was great for others to train with her, she was also seen training prior to the course as she has to prepare for her up and coming Intercontinental Title fight.

The results to the written examination and certificates will be presented at the club in the following few weeks.

Well done to all, especially Wez who has worked so hard to develop such a strong club within his local community.

Friday 26 November 2010

Rotherham Ambassador Kerry-Louise

Kerry-Louise receives her award off the Madam Mayor of Rotherham, which included a certificate off the council, a beautiful personalised certificate off Madam Mayor herself and the "Rotherham Ambassador" badge which are few and far between. What a proud day.

The award was in recognition of Kerry-Louise's success on the World Kickboxing and K1 Kickboxing Stage and her continued work within the sport itself which also involves children of the local communities.

This presentation was also attended by close friends, training partners and family.

Sunday 21 November 2010

Dan Grading Success

A Fantastic BFKKO National Dan grading on the morning of 20th November 2010 saw 2 new BFKKO blackbelts take the floor and 3 others attain 1st stage (The belt taken prior to blackbelt).

The grading panel assessed
Alex Sampson and Liam Muldoon for their 1st Dan Blackbelt and
Katey Adams, Callum Simmons and Kirk Edwardson for 1st stage.
All were successful with Katey Adams attaining the highest mark of the day.
Well done!

Back with a Bang! An Understatement!!!!!

“Back With a Bang”, The show featured by Jez Hall at Kesteven sports centre at Lincoln on Saturday 20th November 2010 was exactly what it stated!
With a great line up of local fighters of all ages pitched against from fighters all over the country, 

Jez, no stranger to top flight shows and match ups was hosting somewhat of a 4 way equation super fight! Why!!?
Cris Janson-Piers the President of WAKO Pro and also the principal Director to BFKKO who are direct members of WAKO manages professional fighters on a daily basis. Cris, up until recently managed Chris Deakin and still managed Ryan “The Hammer” Hamer until his retirement last week. To add to these two Cris still manages Lee Morgan and Aaron Robinson.
So what does this mean? Deakin at -69kg Hamer at -67kg Morgan at -67kg and Robinson who can fight anywhere around 67-69kg all on the same books means it was a managers nightmare. The recent retirement of Hamer now means the WAKO Pro British -67kg title is now available. Deakin is still the holder of the WAKO Pro -69.1kg British title. (Morgan was narrowly defeated in an epic battle against Deakin a few years ago, when from different camps, again for the WAKO Pro British title). Wez Fagan at the same kind of weight is also on the White Scorpion Management books ( but is contending at World level now.
After long talks and some great understanding off both camps it was decided that Robinson and Morgan should meet!  
It was decided by Jez Hall who is a senior member and executive of the BFKKO that the two fighters should meet for the -69kg BFKKO British title and the winner it was agreed by WAKO Pro should then have the right to offer and contend the vacant -67kg WAKO Pro British title. (Maybe this result will motivate Deakins new camp to feature the long awaited rematch of Deakin v Robinson which was another “to the line” WAKO Pro -69kg title fight a few years ago!)
The stage was set and the fight was to be contested over the normal 7 x 2 minute rounds set by WAKO Pro. With two great fighters and two great coaches in the corners in Cris Janson-Piers and Shawn Burton, this was promised to be an electrifying bout from the off and it was!
With an expected “feeling out period” first round, fighters and coaches alike made their adjustments at the end of the 1st. The fight just grew and grew in strength agility and skill round by round. Both fighters had their fair share of cracking punch combinations which also resulted in both guys being physically shaken for a short period of time. However due to their experience and condition they both managed to wear the storm.
Robinson was hunting down and trying to break through with the big shots whilst Morgan carefully picked away at Robinson with distance techniques and moved the ring with ease.
A very close fight was now in hand, Robinson may have been getting favoured due to his slightly more powerful shots and that he was always on the forward move. But Morgan was relentless and his work load  in response just seemed to increase.
Both fighters looked slightly labored in round 6 but in round 7 like true champions they stepped it up a notch and ended this 7 round thriller with some great toe to toe stuff knowing they both needed the last.
As the final bell rang out, both fighters raised their arms aloft, again showing even they knew it was close but both believing in the win.

The bout, like all the other bouts was officiated by WAKO Pro on behalf of the BFKKO who regularly use WAKO Pro officials due to their reputation for fairness and superb professionalism. It was close, the crowd waited…………..the MC took the microphone and announced the winner in the Red corner and it was to be……….Robinson!!!! The home crowd exploded and this was certainly the Bang Jez Hall and the people of Lincoln had been waiting for!
Morgan fastened the belt around Robinsons waist as a sign of respect, fighters and coaches alike met in the ring in agreement that this one of the top fights seen for some time!
So now Aaron Robinson is hungry to fight again, he can contend the promised WAKO Pro title or take a defence of his British….the door is open, now it is just needed for someone to take up the offer.
Although this fight was a monster, the rest of the coaches and fighters on the night cannot be ignored. Well known faces included such as Chris Kent of Kicks, Shawn Burton of Lincoln, Alan and Tyler Shakespear, Kerry-Louise, Lee Swaby and the rest. Not forgetting every fighter and notably little “Victor” what a star and voted by many as the fighter of the night!
Cris Janson-Piers is keen to receive challenges from reputable camps with fighters who can step up the mark and face Robinson who he stated “Is on fire!”

WAKO PR photographs of several fighters are available!

Monday 15 November 2010

Grimsby Martial Arts Academys event, outstanding success under WAKO and BFKKO sanctioning

Andy Allenby and Mick Blythin of Grimsby Martial Arts  promoted a fantastic evening of Kickboxing and K1 at the Beachcomber Club at Grimsby on Sunday 14th November 2010.

Both WAKO and the BFKKO were involved in helping these two professionals bring top flight entertainment to the Town. The event run so smoothly, mainly due to Mick and Andy working hand in glove with CJP and the strict but fair procedures of WAKO and the BFKKO.

Not only did the locals have chance to see how they faired in the ring but Marco Mastrorocco (WAKO Italia) and Alexis Bolsunovs (WAKO Latvia) brought several of their students to see how they faired, so even though most of the fighters were novices it meant the show had an International feel to it with both coaches being champions for their country in the past!
Left to right: Marco Mastrorocco Italy, Lorenzo Miglietta, Edgars Dreikalis, Alexis Bolsunovs Latvia

Jordan Waring and Leif Taggart also had chance to show off their skills after returning from their successful trip to Holland where they fought K1. This was only after they had spent the evening judging and Jordan taking up one of his new trained skills in kickcounting for WAKO.

BFKKO and its members are so proud to be members of WAKO and support it fully, it opens up a whole new World of competition and qualification for officials under the World Governing Body of the highest standards.
Chief Sanctioning officer CJP, British Champion Jordan Waring C class Kick Counter 
World Champion Leif Taggart B Class Judge 
World Champion Kerry-Louise "A" Class International Judge and referee (Top table).
Also in attendance was: Phil Dews "A" Class International Judge and Chief Referee for 
Luke Farmer "A" class Judge.

Once again, thanks to Mick and Andy, a tremendous effort and all your hard work paid off gents!! There were some great bouts with great action, some great fight matching and every bout was won on a unanimous decision showing the judges and WAKO's exacting standards win over yet again.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

K1 Rules in Holland A* Performance off both Jordan & Leif

Going to Holland, the home of K1 to train is a daunting experience with even the intermediate student being of a very high standard. To have the opportunity to fight out there under K1 rules was just something else.
Jordan Waring and Leif Taggart from the Falcon Fight Academy trained by Cris Janson Piers, both fought Dutch opponents in a very well organised and prestigious event. 

The evening began with the younger fighters putting up very clean and professional fights and kicking off the 26 scheduled bouts!
After warming up in the changing rooms whilst brushing shoulders with Ernesto Hoost, who was warming his fighter up, It was Jordan’s turn to get the gloves for the blue corner and prepare for his fight and as his fight music began he walked out to a very kind crowd no jeering or booing just people wanting to see a good fight. This was Jordan’s 3rd K1 rules fight and his 1st outside the UK. The Dutch fighter was strong, very strong and gunned straight for Jordan’s head with a barrage of punches, this forced Jordan into working from the off.

 This was 2x2 minute bout being as Jordan had been assessed as an “N” class fighter, so there was no “feeling out” stage it was straight to work. The first round was strong from both fighters but the Dutch fighter took the round. In the second we saw a more composed and confident fight from Jordan working good leg and hand combinations which zapped the energy from the Dutchman. Jordan tagged his opponent with a fantastic spinning back fist and got one back immediately as a bit of a statement. The last round was Jordan’s and the judges as he pushed relentlessly showing that all the hard fitness and conditioning work the Falcon coaches administer does work! Jordan hit his opponent with damaging leg kicks and punches which made his fighter buckle a few times. With a clear round a piece it was a fair call when the ref awarded a draw.
The Main event involved two “A” class fighters both from Holland, the atmosphere was             electric ...both fighters took and gave some awesome power shots but both were highly conditioned and the fight went the distance with the result fairly going to the away fighter. This also showing that the results and decisions were, again very fair.
It was then the turn of Leif Taggart fighting scheduled 3x2 minute fight. Both fighters looked confident as the referee had his pre fight talk. 

Taggart was going to have to do a lot on home turf to get the decision, hence why he and coach Cris, had been working on KO techniques and combinations for weeks prior to the big match. The fight started with a short period of feeling  each other out and it was Leif who started the attack with a great hand- leg combination with no reply from his fighter. 

The Dutch fighter was typically strong with his legs but Leif’s speed was too much for him to cope with. When Leif allowed him to start the attack he was good and aggressive but it only happed once as Leif controlled the first round. The second round was the same as the first Leif’s ring craft and powerful jabs kept his opponent from landing much. After 2 strong jab a big kick a spinning back fist which swung past his head and a final round kick to the body the Dutch fighter went down on 1 knee and was counted by the referee and didn’t make the 8 count the fight was waved off 1 minute into the 2nd round and Leif was declared the winner by KO. 

A superlative win and an incredible performance by the two British fighters and coaching team, which also included World Champion Kerry-Louise.
Both Cris and Kerry of Falcon Fight Academy were elated with a draw and a win. As Cris stated earlier “I would even be happy with 2 draws in Holland”. The team have certainly stamped their mark firmly in the home of K1.
Cris has been asked to feature some K1 Rules highlight events in the UK next year at which he has jumped at the chance. Holland have agreed to send over fighters to compete on a regular basis.
This will serve to test our fighters here in the UK and can only improve them! Keep your eye on the news for the 1st event.

Monday 1 November 2010

The Uprising Sat 30th October 2010 Promoted By Wesley Fagan of NEKA

Wesley Fagans name is no stranger to anybody in the World of Kickboxing, this Multi World Kickboxing champion is usually “hitting” the headlines somewhere regarding his latest elite performance. Well there’s no change there today apart from it’s for another reason.

Wez started promoting this year and has already proven that his attention to detail and his care for the children within his responsibility is A1….he has just received the first ever WAKO Pro GB “Gold Star Promoters Award” which signifies excellence and of which he will be able to proudly display at his club.
Wez became a member of the BFKKO/WFKKO ( over a year ago and is now managed professionally by Master Cris Janson-Piers where together they have already notched up another World title for the man! Now his members are to benefit by having training and coaching courses delivered to help NEKA become an even stronger and elite force within the kickboxing community of GB.

Members also have the benefit of WAKO GB and WAKO Pro GB and its facilities as the BFKKO and WFKKO like many other organisations now work heavily with them and promote regularly alongside the World Governing Body.
The qualities and attention to detail was very obvious on the night of the 30th October. WAKO Pro GB had sent all their top class officials and their head of their medical cover to ensure that every fighter, especially the children were safe at the request of Wesley.

The fight matching was excellent on the night, however it was NEKA who may have looked as the underdogs as they fielded fighters against others clubs who had more experience. They all rose to the challenge a fought like true warriors and some on there first fights looked well schooled, but with Wez Fagan as coach and in your corner then it sometimes expected of you!
There were too many credible fights and fighters on the night to mention them all individually but we shall mention the champions.
Morgan Guest (Winner) v Zach Glendinning -41kg BFKKO Cadet Area Title
A majority points win to Morgan, although Zach just kept on coming forward it just wasn’t enough in a very close fight where one judge awarded him the win. Morgan was clean and strong and it maybe just this that clinched him the fight.

Glenn Colman (Winner) v Dean Petty -71kg BFKKO Amateur English Title
In a very clean fight Glenn looked comfortable but Dean Petty seemed to be the aggressor, the fight scoresheets showed only a few points had swayed the judges. Yet another fight which was so close to call.

Chris Lovell (Winner) v Mark Barton -81kg BFKKO Amateur British Title
This fight started with a knockdown each in the 1st round and of course immediately got the attention of the whole crowd especially as Mark Barton was the local homeboy. Both fighters give their all and it was clear to see that they had put that much in they were starting to tire. With fighters of this caliber it is so dangerous because even when tired the punching power is still there and this is exactly what had happened as Lovell dropped Barton to the canvas again in the 4th and the ref waived the fight off. Both fighters showed great sportsmanship with Mark still managing a smile and Chris saying” Oh god, that is the hardest I have ever been hit!” I guess this will also make Chris feel he definitely deserves the title.

The photos in this blog only represent a little of the action and we are sure you can see the quality of the fighters from them. An equal representation of every fighter has been shown in the official BFKKO Photo show which will be available very very shortly.
Well done to Wesley and all the team who helped on the day from door staff, security, runners, officials, photographers, video and of course the fighters and coaches who came together from all groups and organizations to give the public exactly what they had paid for ……….ENTERTAINMENT!
Lets not forget the Dance troop and of course the DIVAS!! 4 top little females from NEKA who gave a wicked demonstration of padwork and ring craft!!
A few more action pics: