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Summer Camp!

Posted by guildfordmartialarts on July 14, 2014 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Children's Summer Camp is starting soon! Please contact us asap if you would like to book!



Southern Open

Posted by guildfordmartialarts on June 3, 2014 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We had a great day at the Southern Open On Sunday, with some fantastic results for the Guildford Predatorz fighting team. Six Golds and Five Silvers from nine fighters is a great returns!

Results - Kids

Frankie Bevan won Gold in the Girls Novice Points.

Meghan Milne won Gold in the Intermediate and Silver in the Advanced Girls Points

Kai Northrop came 4th in the Intermediate Points in his first Intermediate Section

and Finnan Waterfield won Silver in the Novice Points.

Results - Adults

Helen Milne came 2nd in the Ladies Advanced Open Weight and Won Silver in the -62 Kg Advanced Points

Peter Norton won Silver in the -72 Kg Open Grade Continuous

Chris Northrop won Double Gold in the -72 Kg and -79 Kg Intermediate Points

Brendan Martin won Double Gold in the -77 Kg and -82 Kg Open Grade Continuous

and Mark Milne won Silver in the -77 Kg Vets Points

Great day and looking forward to the next competition.






Interclub Championship Sunday 27th

Posted by guildfordmartialarts on April 23, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Just a reminder that we have the Interclub Championship on Sunday 27th April. Door open at 9.30, we look forward to seeing you there.


Last Weekends results!

Posted by guildfordmartialarts on March 31, 2014 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Another big weekend of competitions for Guildford Predatorz fight team!

On Saturday 29th March, Ville Vare made his cage debut at Battle Arena, although he fought bravely he lost due to a very close split decision.

On Sunday 30th March, it was the Southern Classic in Tolworth and had catergaories for Kickboxing and MMA.

Kickboxing results:

Oli Astbury fought amazingly in his first ever points fight and was unlucky to lose.

Peter Norton was outstanding in the novice light continuous, winning the catergory in style.

Brendon Martin was superb in the mens advanced winning his first fight comfortably and was very unlucky not to get the decision in the semi-final. However, Bredon comfortably won his 3rd place fight off in style.

Vaibhav Pant competed in the mens advanced 75kg points and after winning his first 2 fights lost in the semi-final and 3rd place fight off to 2 excellent fighters.

MMA results:

In the -65kg we had Dominic Dobryniewwski and Connor Campbell. They both won and lost one, but Connor took the gold on count back.

Mark Lomax who was in the -77kg catergory had to fight an opponent in the -84kg catergory. After a frantic start, the fight went to ground and Mark won by a rear naked choke.

So all in all a great weekend!



Watford Open 2014

Posted by guildfordmartialarts on January 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

A big congratulations to all those who took part in the Watford Open on Sunday 26th. We had a good result for the first big competition of the year with two 1st paces, two 2nd places, one 3rd and a semi-final placing.

Junior Instructor Daniel Hayles came back with a second in the Intermediate -85kg Light Continuous. He fought superbly and many feel he was really hard done by in the final and most thought he had won it clearly. However, he showed how much he has improved already.

Chris Northrop did fantastically well and won his first national intermediate title in the -75kg Points Category. Chris showed improved variety in his performances and we still know there is more to come!

Instructor Vaibhav Pant more than held his own in an incredibly tough section brimming with some of the best fighters in the country and also from Ireland and made it to the semi finals but lost out to more experienced fighters to come in fourth. However, he is looking more and more comfortable in the company of the very best.

Instructor Brendan Martin again showed what a star of the future he will be, winning 2 of his 3 three fights and only losing by the narrowest of split decisions to a very experienced fighter and maybe fitness at this early stage of the season. But a very well earned bronze in the -75kg Advanced Continuous section is a good start to the year.

Hristo Georgiev took a big step up from novice to intermediates in the +85kg Light Continuous category and did incredibly well to get to the final and after 3 tough battles took a brilliant 2nd place!

And Finally Chief Instructor Alex Kennedy started his new weight category with a win taking the -85kg Advanced Light Continuous title.

So all in all a great day and hopefully the start of a great year!

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Sparathon 2013

Posted by guildfordmartialarts on August 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

A big well done to everyone who came down to the Sparathon on Saturday! It was a very long, tough session on a hot evening and everyone worked incredibly hard! A special mention to Max Riley and Nick Fielding who completed all 50 rounds, and Panayiotis Hadjitheodorou who only missed two rounds due to injury.

 

Thanks to everyone who took part or came down to watch, it was a great success and we raised about £250 for the Fighter's Fund! Well done guys!

Cimac World Cup - Sunday 21st July 2013

Posted by guildfordmartialarts on July 23, 2013 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The Guildford Academy of Martial Arts took a team of 7 fighters up to Birmingham on Sunday for the Cimac World Cup. It’s one of the most prestigious tournaments in the UK and an exciting challenge for the Guildford Predatorz.

 

Our youngest fighter of the day was C.I.T. Cameron Milne, competing in the advanced boys -44kg points. He came up against a very tough opponent but fought really well and only lost by a couple of points.

Vaibhav Pant unfortunately had to pull out of the advanced men’s -65kgs points section due to injury.

Helen Milne show good skills in -57kgs and -60kgs advanced ladies’ points and went out in quarter finals in both categories, losing narrowly in both after good wins in the first rounds.

Chris Northrop fought in two categories: the men’s -70kg intermediate points and continuous. Unfortunately he was out in both of his 1st rounds but he is showing great improvement in every competition.

 

In the men’s intermediate +74kg continuous we had new C.I.T. Daniel Hayles who has been showing some great improvement in his fighting recently. Winning his first two fights by a big margin, he got to the final but lost narrowly to a more experienced fighter. He showed excellent skills and is definitely one to watch out for in the future.

Chief Instructor Alex Kennedy got silver in men’s -80kg continuous, beating a tough Irish fighter in the semi-finals and losing by only a point against another strong fighter in the final.

 

Fighter of the day was undoubtedly Junior Instructor Brendan Martin, competing in the men’s -74kg continuous. He had three tough fights in the intermediate category and won all 3 to take first place. He then took on the advanced category, where he faced three formidable fighters, again winning all three fights to take gold in the advanced as well! It was a fantastic set of fights, showcasing his ever growing repertoire of skills, beating some very notable opponents along the way and proving he is one of the up and coming stars of continuous kickboxing in England!

Northants Open & Brian Dosset's K1 and MMA Show - Sunday 30th June 2013

Posted by guildfordmartialarts on July 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On Sunday the Guildford Predatorz went to the Northants Open Kickboxing Tournament in Wellingborough.

 

First up was Isaac Mulligan, competing in the -145cm intermediate points. We have recently welcomed Isaac onto the Academy’s CIT programme and he has been fighting excellently recently. He came up against a good fighter in the first round and although he lost it was very close and he was unlucky to not have a couple of points go his way. However, he fought very well and once again showed how well he has come on in recent weeks.

 

Hristo Georgiev, competing in the +80kg light continuous junior/intermediate category, earned himself a new nickname at the tournament – H-Bomb. He

faced a heavy opponent and took some hard shots - before landed a blinding rear hand hook which floored his opponent and unfortunately led to him being disqualified for contact.

 

Junior Instructor Vaibhav Pant came up against a very tall opponent  in the -70kg Advanced Points, and beat him with greater timing and quicker reactions. In the semi-final, he faced a member of the Top Ten UK team and after a thrilling and tight contest he won 6 points to 5. In the final he came up against a very experienced competitor and after some initial exchanges he had to withdraw after taking a heavy knock. However, it was once again another fantastic display from this excellent your fighter.

 

Instructor Brendan Martin once again showed what a fantastic continuous fighter he is becoming by dominating his two opponents in his division, the -80kg Advanced Light Continuous, taking a fantastic first place in the Advanced division.

 

Student Max Riley competed in the +160cm Novice Points. He showed great improvement, winning his first fight and losing narrowly to a slightly more experienced opponent. He also competed in the +160cm Light Continuous, again showing great improvement, and was unlucky to lose in the 3rd place fight off.

 

-70kg intermediate points + junior intermediate light con Up-and-coming student Chris Northrop stepped up to the intermediate -70kg Points and although he performed well, nerves got the better of him and he lost his initial fight. This was also the case in the Continuous section, however he showed some very skilful attacks and counters and the experience will have done him good and he is showing great improvement!

 

Also on Sunday was Brian Dosset’s latest K1 and MMA show in Weybridge. MMA student Joe Gilmartin fought K1 and dominated his opponent in the first round. In the 2nd round his opponent started to push Joe more and there were some great exchanges but Joe landed a fantastic switch round kick which ended the fight.

MMA coach Terry Valler fought MMA on the show, he dominated both rounds showing superior grapping and ground work finishing his opponent in round 2 by rear naked choke. A great weekend for the Guildford Predatorz!

 


Dave Ryan Fight Show and Top Ten British Open, 18-19th May '13

Posted by guildfordmartialarts on May 21, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday Dave Ryan, Chief Coach of Watford Freestyle, put on a fight show at Orbital Community Centre in Watford. Five of our fighters were matched with kickboxers of similar age, size and ability in this exciting event. Meghan, Cameron and Helen Milne all put in good performances but lost narrowly. Charlie Robinson and Brendan Martin both won their fights, despite Brendan’s opponent being a head taller than him! They showcased great skills and very sharp timing. Well done to all of our fighters, you made the Academy proud!

 

On Sunday was the Top Ten British Open. This national competition is part of the BodyPower Expo at the NEC in Birmingham, and we had two fighters competing. Chris Northrop competed in two points categories. He took home a 3rd place in Intermediate and won the Novice points, showing great improvement.
Academy owner Alex Kennedy competed in both the -79kg and -84kg Light Continuous. First up was the -84kgs which was a straight final against a class fighter, which he won! He got better as the tournament went on; in the -79kg he fought a tough fighter in the semi-final but made it through to the final, where he completely dominated against a seasoned fighter, making him the Top Ten British Champion in both categories – a fantastic result!

 

 

CIMAC Superleague, Windsor, Sunday 12th May 2013

Posted by guildfordmartialarts on May 14, 2013 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

On Sunday the Guildford Predatorz took a small team to the third CIMAC Superleague event of 2013. Held at Windsor Leisure Centre, this respected National tournament had categories ranging from Tiny Tots Points Fighting for the under 6’s all the way to the Adults Open Belt Cash Challenge.

 

First up was Isaac Mulligan in the -30kgs Advanced Boys Points Fighting division. Isaac had a tough time last competition as he moved up to the Advanced division this year and found himself up against children with more experience training and competing. In his first fight he came up against a flashy kicker, but Isaac used great timing with his hands and shut down his opponent fantastically well. He won with a few points to spare. In the semi-final Isaac came up against a seasoned fighter from Phoenix Martial Arts, an Academy which has several fantastic kids fighting on the circuit regularly. His opponent started brightly but Isaac countered really well and won through in a close contest. In the final he came up against another fighter from Phoenix who was a strong kicker but again Isaac used his timing and blitz to great effect, winning the fight and winning his first Advanced section!


Competing in his 3rd CIMAC Superleague this year, Charlie Robinson looked to keep up his winning streak after winning the previous two tournaments. Fighting in the -70kg Men's Intermediate Light Continuous, he started well, beating his first opponent comfortably. In the semi-final he had a much tougher fight against an aggressive opponent but used his movement well and landed far more shots during the fight. The final was a great match up, with his opponent using good movement and punching. Charlie showed a great range of punching and kicking and was unlucky to lose a very close fight, putting him in 2nd place. However, Charlie still leads the league and is continuing to improve with every outing.


Junior Instructor Brendan Martin fought in the Cimac’s -75kg Advanced Men’s Light Continuous section for the first time, stepping up from the intermediate division after some strong performances in recent weeks. He started well, beating his first opponent comfortably. In the semi final he came up against a vastly experienced competitor who beat Brendan in a controversial split decision after a very close fight in which Brendan looked like he did the better work. However, in the 3rd place fight off he got a chance to show what a promising talent he is by winning in dominant fashion.

 

Chief Instructor Alex Kennedy also fought in the -80kg Advanced Men’s Light Continuous category, winning a straight final very comfortably and taking the last two Cimac Superleagues he has entered.


Congratulations to all of our fighters and we look forward to seeing even more success in future competitions!



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