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!