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!