|Posted by guildfordmartialarts on July 6, 2015 at 4:05 PM|
One of the biggest events of the Kickboxing calendar took place in Birmingham last Sunday. Held at the North Solihull Sports Centre, the CIMAC World Cup is a well established tournament with semi contact (points) and light continuous divisions ranging from Under 7’s to Adult Seniors.
The Guildford Predatorz took a strong team of six fighters to this competition and it was great to see everyone in action.
First to fight was 11-year old Frankie Bevans in the -46kg advanced girls’ semi contact, she lost her first round but fought bravely.
Giorgio Visioli competed in both the -35kg advanced boys semi contact and continuous categories. He showed a knack for semi contact, winning his first fight and losing to the eventual winner in his second. He lost to a very experienced fighter in the first round of light continuous.
In the -57kg advanced boys’ points, Cameron Milne gave a much improved performance and took home a bronze medal.
With less than a year since she started, Mary Hatton has shown an aptitude for semi contact and on Sunday she competed in the ladies novice points in this international competition. She fought fantastically and lost out to a more experienced fighter.
Another relative newcomer to the sport, Liv Bell competed in both the advanced +65kg ladies semi contact and light continuous categories. She faced a more experienced fighter in each category but fought hard to claim a bronze medal in both.
Academy owner Alex Kennedy entered both the +80kg and open weight advanced men’s light continuous categories. He faced a very good heavyweight in the open weight final and took a hard-earned silver medal. In the +80kg he faced the GBMAA’s Kalon Page, where he lost out in the semi finals following a good fight. Alex’s last fight of the day was the veterans semi contact. He lost narrowly in an exciting fight with the overall winner.
It was an adrenaline-fuelled day and it was great to see the Guildford Academy represented at such a major event. Congratulations to everyone who fought on Sunday and thanks to everyone who came along to support our fighters!