STORM6 XLR8 Kickboxing Show
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On the 19th April Aylesbury was once again hosting its ever popular and professional STORM Kickboxing Show. With a light contact day show in the morning and full contact fighters battling it out in the evening the day was set to be one of excitement and anticipation.

Representing Trenic and Pro-Taekwon in the day show were Harry Evans, Dolci Grove, Jake Fitzgerald, David Victor and Leon La-Croix. After successfully making their weight and sitting in on the coaches meeting, the team were ready to take to the ring!!! Up first was Harry Evans. After a solid win on Cooks previous show, Harry entered the ring confident yet determined and with a few pointers from the coaching team secured yet another unanimous win. This was a great start to Pro-Taekwons campaign.

Up next was Dolci Demolition Grove. Following a spotless kickboxing record and coming of a recent Taekwon-Do win, Dolci was eager to step into the ring and challenge her self against new fighters. Although fighting against a smaller opponent, Dolci did not underestimate her opposition, scoring clean punches and kick combinations, leading to a stoppage in the second round.

Two wins to Pro-Taekwon!!

Looking to follow in Dolcis footsteps was up and coming fighter Jake Fitzgerald. After a two loss streak Jake was looking determined to win and after his opponent pulling out at the very last minute, Jake was offered a taller, heavier match-up. Giving away over 5kgs Jake had to box clever, using good movement and picking shots. As the final bell rung both camps were looking confident in their corners. Unfortunately this was not to be Jakes day, however has left him eager to jump into the ring again.

Up next and in charge of raising Pro-Taekwons spirit was novice fighter David Victor. The least experienced of our team, Victor fought exceptionally well at a level surpassing the expectations of the coaching team and proving himself as a very competent fighterone to defiantly watch out for in the future!!

Three wins to Pro-Taekwon!!

Next to take to the ring once again was Dolci Grove. After a TKO in the first round Dolci was looking forward to again stomping her authority on the competition. With Coaches Jamie McAvoy, Matthew Brunger and Reece Nicholls in her corner, Dolci came out strong and against an aggressive forward fighter was able to comfortably control each round leading to a stoppage (once again). 4 wins- 0 losses for this exceptional up and coming champion.

The last fighter of Pro-Taekwon to enter the ring was Leon Le-Croix. Fighting an older heaver opponent from an experienced camp did not deter this young competitor who fought toe to toe beating his opposition to the punch and landing solid turning kicks and front pushing kicks. Confident in his performance we were a little disappointed with the draw decision given, however the confidence and experience he felt throughout the fight outweighed any decision that could have been given. Well done!

STORM 6 XLR8 Kickboxing Night Show

 

On to the evening show and representing Pro-Taekwon in full contact kickboxing was Laurie Cornwell, Tom Ranson and white collar boxer Chris Keepin. Drawing in a large crowd and with top class fighters on the bill, the event was looking to be one of excitement and anticipation.  

After a prompt arrival of the pro-Taekwon team and a very smooth weigh-in their was just enough time for a quick bite to eat before retiring to the changing rooms to mentally and physically prepare for the night ahead.

After weeks of hard training, blood, sweat and tears, Lauries opponent weighted in 4kgs over the specified weight. This was a devastation blow for Laurie who was left disappointed with the unprofessional approach of the fighter and her team. With family and friends traveling down to support, this upset was shared by all! Although this fight could not go ahead Laurie has continued to train hard and is looking forward to entering the ring in the near future.

The first to take to ring was Tom Ranson in his debut Kickboxing event. Entering the ring against an experienced semi-contact fighter from a strong camp this did not faze Tom who looked to stamp his authority on the kickboxing world. With a solid game plan Tom looked to land heavy body shots followed by powerful back led turning kicks. Over three exciting rounds Tom traded blow for blow and after the final bell rung, each fighters returned to their corner with their heads held high. Unfortunately this was not to be Toms day, however looks forward to fighting again very soon!! Congratulations to his opponent Lewis Dennett and coach Peter Dennett for a well fought fight.

Our second fighter on the card was Chris Keepin, a white collar boxer making his debut boxing match. Entering the ring with an air of confidence, the crowd were drawn to there feet to support the novice boxer. Against the home town fighter from the Pegasus camp we knew this was going to be an all out war in the middle of the ring. Unfortunately this was to be the second loss for the pro Taekwon team yet for Chris Keepin, the experience gained was just as important as the result of the fight. This has defiantly not deterred him and he looks forwards to fighting again.

We would like to thank the coaching team; Jamie McAvoy, Matthew Brunger and Reece Nicholls for their help and support throughout the day, all the parents and friends that came to support the show and of course Steven Cook and the organising team who once again ran a very professional and welcoming show.

 

Written by: Pro Taekwon - 29th April 2014

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