Nine members of the K.9 Fight Academy based at ‘Legends Gym’ in Cobholm travelled to Ipswich for the N.A.K National Semi Contact Open Championships and came back with six Gold Medals!
Jake Docwra (12) was the star of the bunch winning his first Championship in style beating Lee Stucker from the Mick Blackwell Academy in the final of the -35 kilo boys category, coach Dave Munro feels it will be the first of many titles for the talented youngster.
National Full Contact Champion Tia Sayer (13) was in fine form beating Jo George (Kendo Jo Gym) in the final of the 45 kilo Girls. Chiara Spink (13) won -40 kilo Gold in two categories (Kicks above the waist and Low-Kicks Category)
Tyler Munro (11) added the -35 kilo girls Title to her Scottish Open Title by beating Ipswich’s Morgan Poulter in the semis and team mate Dublyn Doole in the final.
Imogen Casey (13) won a Gold (Low-kicks) and a silver (kicks above the waist) showing a lot of skill especially in the Low-Kicks Category.
Dublyn Doole (11) fought out of her skin beating Maisie Kendall from Kendo Jo Gym in the Semi Finals and then giving teammate Tyler Munro a close bout in the finals of the -35 kilos girls, a well-earned silver medal for yet another talented K.9 Female fighter!
British and 5 Nations Junior Full Contact Champion Remy Sayer (11) wasn’t at his best but still achieved a silver medal narrowly losing a very close point’s bout with Londoner Joe Brooks. Coaches Dave Munro and John Hutchins feel that Full Contact definitely suits Sayer more as he can’t use his power and toughness in semi-contact.
The only 2 K.9 Fighters who didn’t medal were Chaney Docwra (7) and Ashton Neller (6) who were up against far more experienced kids, but gave it all and gained great experience.
K.9 Fight Academy train at their brand new home ‘Legends Fitness Academy’ on Steam Mill Lane, Cobholm every Tuesday and Thursday evening, Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings.