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