Monday 31 January 2011

WFKKO Ireland takes the reigns

The WFKKO, governing body, which looks after many countries throughout the World has taken yet another great step forward, following a long working relationship with Karl Egington.
On Saturday 29th January 2011, Cris Janson Piers travelled over to Ireland, County Mayo to open the brand new facility of Enigma, Fight "n" Fit Academy in Claremorris which is also to serve as the WFKKO European headquarters.
This luxurious and extensive facility will be capable of housing International training and seminars through to gym shows and also being a perfect facility for conducting international examination and qualification courses for refereeing and judging.
Karl Egington, who heads WFKKO for Ireland, expressed he was delighted to hold such a position and the WFKKO has already attracted many members from all styles throughout Ireland. Further to this two fighters from the Country have already been selected to contend for European titles.

Karl is hoping to feature a WFKKO International title show within Ireland very shortly.
In the weekend just passed the fighters from the academy and other students from throughout Ireland were treated to three days of full contact, K1, and ring craft, lead by Janson Piers and Ably assisted by World Champions Kerry Louise and Leif Taggart.
The GB trio would like to thank Karl , his wife Ann and all the members of Enigma for their fantastic hospitality and are looking forward to returning on what is going to be a regular basis.
the BFKKO and WFKKO have seen a healthy growth over the last few years and this is set to continue.
The organisation which cares about it's members and not about organisation initials or politics.

Monday 24 January 2011

BFKKO GB Squad 2011

Saturday 22nd and 23rd January 2011 were the two trial dates for the “ELITE” BFKKO GB squad trials.
The BFKKO is a very corporate Organisation who pay particular attention to quality and integrity. They support many many martial arts within the organisation including the ones which form part of the trials, being: K1 Rules, Kickboxing, Low Kick, Light Contact Kickboxing, MMA, Kick Jutsu, Submission Grappling, Gi Grappling, Points Karate, Forms and Weapons. These are further supported by heads of departments in Chinese, Japanese, Korean through to the Westernised martial arts.

All in all this means the BFKKO open their doors to many people of the highest standard who are keen to represent their country. They are involved heavily in their own organisation competitions and professional fight nights as well as being part of WAKO and following their circuit also. Each year the BFKKO squad also attend the WOMAA World Games and have done for the last 6 years.

Why this one in particular? Because the president and the senior executives are more bothered about the athletes than money, it remains friendly whilst being very professionally and strictly run!

They have over 400 categories in 2011 and these will increase again in 2012 once the trial categories of K1 Rules and Full Contact have been fully accepted. These competitions have been run all over the World and in some beautiful places. One of the main interest in this competition for the members and families of the BFKKO is it involves children at the highest level and it also caters for children and adults at what is termed “Underbelt” level, this catering for students who have been training for less than 1 year!
There is a medal and special awards ceremony every year which is incredible and some of the special awards and prizes are out of this world.
Last year saw the start of What the World President said was to be WOMAA being featured in all 4 parts of Great Britain, which has indeed created even more interest from the BFKKO and it’s members. This means squad members are assured that the World Games will be nearly on their doorstep for the next three years. Ireland promoted it last year, this year Cardiff Wales, in the Olympic Year it will be England and finishing off in Scotland before another trip abroad will be needed. So “The World is the fighters oyster” as they say!

This years trials had to be held at two venues on separate dates due to the massive size of the squad! In February even more time and size will be needed as it is expected there will be a turn out of at least 130 judging by the attendees of nearly a hundred this time and the people who officially and for good reason couldn’t make the 1st trial. Missing the second trial will mean people will miss out on the next three WOMAA games. Because all the competitions are in the UK, the squad (Apart from complete up and coming fighters and Underbelts moving up will be selected) will be selected through til 2013 off these trials before it’s opened again. Squad members will still trial each year to keep their positions.
Anyone dropping below standard will not be placed. Again showing the strictness and expected quality of the BFKKO team.
The trials this year have already shown we have some major talent coming through the ranks and with at least 4 of the top BFKKO clubs yet to add their trailers in February it promises to get even better! The officials and selected coaches ensured both trials run extra smoothly and efficiently, thank you! We had a guest star in Gary Sandland (World Kickboxing Champion) who attended with one of his own up and coming fighters and Gary could do nothing other than offer praise at the standard laid before him.

The squad have already promised to show their winning ways in the two new trail sections this year in the K1 and the Full Contact and it is the BFKKO’s first time out with an MMA squad which has been preparing well and features some exceptional athletes who will cause upset to some of those who think they had it easy last year!!
The BFKKO Light, Kick Jutsu and Points fighters are known to be some of the best in the World and this year will be no exception!
When the red white and blue floods the arena this year it will not be for show, so be prepared!!
There are no individual entries to the World Games and everyone needs to be on an official squad, To be part of the BFKKO squad even if not members at the moment please contact Cris on 07973 748907.
Do not miss the February trial on 19th February 2011, to receive a trial registration form please email Cris at  
See more of what the BFKKO has to offer by going to 

Friday 7 January 2011

Taggart Moves up to TOP GEAR for 2011!!

Leif Taggart, an Instructor at Falcon Fight Academy has now turned Professional in his favoured style of K1 Rules kickboxing after the official contract signing yesterday and has already secured his first fight, again awaiting contracts before it can be officially announced. Date for his first pro bout will be 14th May up in his own territory Nr Durham.

   Leif had many World titles to his name as a Junior and has represented Great Britain at the highest level, winning an adult IKF World OSR Rules title, then moving on to WAKO European Gold and WAKO World silver both under K1 rules.
   Winning in the UK against a creditable Swedish and French fighter then out in Holland with a 2nd Round KO over a very strong Dutch fighter at the end of 2010 has assured him of further bouts with another scheduled out in Holland for November this year.

   International duty will soon be back on the cards with two countries already approaching CJP for fight assurance.
   Taggart is now sponsored by Nutreas food supplements along with Tony Adams Butchers who supply all his meat requirements.
With additional help from Auto Recovery of Billingham, Scott Bros. of Thornaby and KO Pro.
   Under White Scorpion Fight Management Leif will continue to flourish just like the many other World and European champions on their books!
Here's wishing Leif all the best for 2011 and in the start of what can be only be seen as the biggest step he has ever taken in his martial arts career.

Go for it Leif!!!

Local support from Leifs home town and of course here at Falcon Fight Academy will be well sought after for his up and coming fights.

Please note tickets for this show will be available by ringing Cris (Leif's Manager) on 
07973 748907    or by emailing him at