May 2019


Well done to everyone that took part in the Uist kickboxing grading this weekend. Below is a list of all the students that passed. Instructors Ken and Kelly will present new Belt, certificates and feedback sheets in class in the next 14 days or so.

StudentBeltInstructorPass
1James CampbellWhiteKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
2Imogen CroweWhiteKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
3John MorrisonWhiteKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
4Jean-Pierre BrienWhiteKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
5Blair MackenzieWhiteKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
6Peter MacBethWhiteKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
7Louie LinichBlueKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
8Emma SaxtonBlueKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
9Ben CowanBlueKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
10Joe ColdwellBlueKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
11Finlay MorrisonBlueKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
12Danny ColdwellBlueKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
13Zara WilkieBlueKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
14Rose McWilliamsBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
15Finlay DuffieldBlueKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
16Anna MacDonaldBlueKelly Dennington-HoldrickPass
17Rhys LinichBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
18Lucy MorrisonBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
19Robbie MacDonaldBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
20Declan MaclellanBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
21Andy RobertsBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
22Jack McilwraithBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
23Mairi MacIainBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
24John MacleanBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
25Moira MaciverBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
26Gerry WheelerBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass
27Donald MacAulayBlueKen Dennington-HoldrickPass

Well done to everyone that took part in the main kickboxing grading today. Below is a list of all the students that passed. Your instructor will present you with you new Belt, certificates and feedback sheets in class in the next 14 days or so.

StudentBeltInstructorPass
1Rafael SmithWhiteCorey CainPass
2James RandlesWhiteJoel HoytePass
3Ayub RehmanWhiteCorey CainPass
4Alfie  CoxWhiteJoel HoytePass
5Kate DohertyWhiteCorey CainPass
6Yusef ShahWhiteJoel HoytePass
7Ahtisham ShahzadWhiteCorey CainPass
8Omar ShahzadWhiteCorey CainPass
9Harrison ClarkeWhiteMatthew JacksonPass
10Jasmine SidhuWhiteMatthew JacksonPass
11Abigail BurrowsWhiteCorey CainPass
12Daria GalicaWhiteFitzroy ConnorPass
13Mohammed salahudeen Asad mirzaWhiteJoel HoytePass
14Hafsa asad  Nazir mirzaWhiteJoel HoytePass
15Aleks SokolWhiteMatthew JacksonPass
16Vonzel CerialesWhiteTrevor JohnPass
17Abigail RobinsonWhiteCorey CainPass
18Alfie SkipperWhiteCorey CainPass
19Daniel IngramWhiteMatthew JacksonPass
20Riishon GunadharshanWhiteCorey CainPass
21Wania MalikWhiteCorey CainPass
22Muhammad AhmedWhiteTrevor JohnPass
23Stephanie HeyworthWhiteMatthew JacksonPass
24Ania KozlowskaWhiteGary ThornePass
25Ricky SidhuWhiteMatthew JacksonPass
26Mariam AhmedWhiteTrevor JohnPass
27Amarita ChahalWhiteFitzroy ConnorPass
28Ceri-jane HacklingWhiteCorey CainPass
29Amman Kaur sandhuWhiteMatthew JacksonPass
30Varinder KudhailWhiteMatthew JacksonPass
31David YoungWhiteMatthew JacksonPass
32James GalvinWhiteMatthew JacksonPass
33Xavier PriestBlueJoel HoytePass
34Daisy PriestBlueJoel HoytePass
35Rajanae DerbyBlueCorey CainPass
36Stanley CastleBlueJoel HoytePass
37Jack  VartiainenBlueJoel HoytePass
38Adam SamiriBlueTrevor JohnPass
39Akhila KotiBlueCorey CainPass
40Jacob GibbsBlueMatthew JacksonPass
41Esha BenawraBlueFitzroy ConnorPass
42Joshua Dann_smithBlueJoel HoytePass
43Alexis HuBlueMatthew JacksonPass
44Nabil NoorBlueCorey CainPass
45Ben RandlesBlueCorey CainPass
46Alana ClarkBlueMatthew JacksonPass
47James JohnsonBlueGary ThornePass
48Louis WrightBlueCorey CainPass
49Hali BaylissOrangeJoel HoytePass
50Jayden FraserOrangeMatthew JacksonPass
51Ellie LothianOrangeMatthew JacksonPass
52Ari VartianenOrangeJoel HoytePass

Genesis will be running a team at the following Spartan Race:

Sunday 5th May 2019

Spartan Sprint

5-6 km

20-23 Obstacles

The Spartan Sprint: This is our shortest distance. It is perfect for athletes of all levels; from Spartan first timers to seasoned racers. The 5-6 Km Sprint may be our shortest distance but it packs more than 20 Signature Spartan Obstacles. If you think you can’t do it, you’re wrong. Get to the starting line and show yourself what you are capable of.

For more info – go to: https://www.spartanrace.uk

Further more we will be holding spartan training sessions leading up to the event, these will be 10am at Genesis Martial Arts Oxford:

Sat 26th Jan

Sat 16th Feb

Sat 23rd Mar

Sat 20th April

These training sessions are free and open to all, they will be specifically designed as a “mini spartan race” replicating the running and some of the obstacles you will face in the Spartan Race.

If you are interested in these events, for more info or to confirm your attendance, please contact instructor Gary Thorne.

To Join our team:

Email Instructor Gary – gary@genesis-ma.com.

 

 

 

 

Genesis Martial Arts would like to wish all of our students a Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year!

Thank you all who managed to make it to our EYT event on 2nd December, it was a great event and those who attended I’m sure you will agree it was very enjoyable for all.

A special thanks to all of the instructors and helpers who made it happen and gave up their time on the day to make it a success.

We would like to recognise and say well done to the following people who showed tremendous commitment throughout 2018 enabling them to receive Student of the Year awards from their instructors.
Class Helper Award

Gemma Songhurst, Tania Preece, Clive Cheshire, Anastasia Bergman, Rhea Benawra, Arjan Kooner, Gary Jones, Kamran Kooner, Maggie Jones
Student of the Year Award

Zain Azhar
Alessia Petrescu
Bilal Hussain
Ishaan Barthakur
James Mcdermott
Haru Nakada
Nikhita Khatwa
Andrzej Skocz                                                                                                                                                             Niva Solanki
Maycee Whittock
Nathan Coyne
Waynelan Skantharajah
Amy Dicker
Warwick Jones
Phoebe Jayne Gardner
Ibrahim Ali
Daisy Priest
Annabel Tillyer
Noah Clayton
Armaan Qureshi
Kathryn Collinson
Lucas Regan
Nicholas Richardson
Ruby Dixon
Lewis Kelley
Sam Hellewell
James Heaven
Jayden Fraser
Greg Wilkinson
Jacob Gibbs
Mark Eastham
Eeshen Parker
Cyril Albania

Also posted below are the closing Christmas dates and new year starting dates for all Genesis Martial Arts classes.

Select Class Last Class before Holiday First Class Back
Altwood School Gym – Adults – Kickboxing – Mon Thu 17/12/2018 07/01/2019
Altwood School Gym – Dragons – Dragons – Mon Thu 17/12/2018 07/01/2019
Altwood School Gym – Juniors – Kickboxing – Mon Thu 17/12/2018 07/01/2019
Disraeli School – Dragons – Dragons – Tue 18/12/2018 08/01/2019
Disraeli School – Juniors – Kickboxing – Tue 18/12/2018 08/01/2019
Gosford Hill School – Adults – Kickboxing – Mon Thu 20/12/2018 03/01/2019
Hedgerley Mem Hall – Jun Adult – Kickboxing – Tue 18/12/2018 15/01/2019
Langley Academy – Jun Adult – Kickboxing – Mon Wed 19/12/2018 09/01/2019
Langley Academy – Jun Adult – Kickboxing – Mon Wed 17/12/2018 07/01/2019
Stoke Poges Village Hall – Dragons – Dragons – Fri 14/12/2018 04/01/2019
Stoke Poges Village Hall – Dragons – Dragons – Wed 19/12/2018 09/01/2019
Stoke Poges Village Hall – Juniors – Kickboxing – Fri 14/12/2018 04/01/2019
Stokenchurch – Adults – Kickboxing – Tue 18/12/2018 08/01/2019
Stokenchurch Dragons Juniors – Kickboxing – Tue 18/12/2018 08/01/2019
The Amersham School – Tue – Adults 18/12/2018 08/01/2019
The Amersham School – Tue – Dragons 18/12/2018 08/01/2019
The Amersham School – Tue – Juniors 18/12/2018 08/01/2019
The Beacon Sports Centre – Dragons – Dragons – Thu Sat 15/12/2018 12/01/2019
The Beacon Sports Centre – Dragons – Dragons – Thu 20/12/2018 10/01/2019
The Beacon Sports Centre – Sat – Juniors Adults 15/12/2018 12/01/2019
The Beacon Sports Centre – Thu – Adults 13/12/2018 10/01/2019
The Beacon Sports Centre – Thu – Juniors 20/12/2018 10/01/2019
The Mandeville School – Adults – Kickboxing – Mon Wed 19/12/2018 07/01/2019
The Mandeville School – Dragons – Dragons – Mon Wed 19/12/2018 07/01/2019
The Mandeville School – Juniors – Kickboxing – Mon Wed 19/12/2018 07/01/2019
Wycombe Sports Centre – Adults – Kickboxing – Mon Wed 17/12/2018 07/01/2019
Wycombe Sports Centre – Adults – Kickboxing – Sat 15/12/2018 05/01/2019
Wycombe Sports Centre – Dragons – Dragons – Sat 15/12/2018 05/01/2019
Wycombe Sports Centre – Juniors – Kickboxing – Sat 15/12/2018 05/01/2019
Wycombe Sports Centre – Dragons Kickboxing – Mon Wed 17/12/2018 07/01/2019                        Wycombe Sports Centre – Juniors – Kickboxing – Mon Wed 17/12/2018 07/01/2019
Look forward to seeing you all in 2019

Genesis will be running a team at the following Spartan Race:

Sunday 5th May 2019

Spartan Sprint

5-6 km

20-23 Obstacles

The Spartan Sprint: This is our shortest distance. It is perfect for athletes of all levels; from Spartan first timers to seasoned racers. The 5-6 Km Sprint may be our shortest distance but it packs more than 20 Signature Spartan Obstacles. If you think you can’t do it, you’re wrong. Get to the starting line and show yourself what you are capable of.

For more info – go to: https://www.spartanrace.uk

 

To Join our team:

Step 1 – Email Instructor Gary – gary@genesis-ma.com.

Gary will add you to an invite list.

Step 2 – You will receive an email with a link to get a group discount code for 15% off.

Click the link – input your email address.

You will get an email with your voucher code.

Step 3 – You will get an email inviting you to the Spartan Race Genesis Team (from Athlinks).

Click on the link to register and follow the instructions

Gary will give you instructions on how to join the Genesis Team

 

If you have any questions or have any problems, please contact gary@genesis-ma.com

 

One day to go before our great day arrives.

We have been showered with questions from many of you that have not attended before, so here are some answers to popular questions.

Will there be tickets available on the day?

Yes you will be able to pay on the day but not at the reduced early bird price.

Do we need to wear our uniform?

No uniform is not compulsary but you need to wear clothing that is loose & comfortable so that you can move freely and have fun. We recommend you wear your uniform trousers/tracksuit bottoms and a Genesis T shirt. If you wish to be photographed and featured in our reports please wear a Genesis uniform or Genesis T Shirt/Hoodie.

Do we need to attend all of the sessions advertised?

No you do not. All attendees are free to pick and choose which sessions they wish to take part in. However some sessions that require equipment such as weapons training maybe closed off when full. If you wish to just bounce around on the castle or just play some of the mini challenges on the day to win prizes, that’s fine.

What do we do with tokens that we receive after completing a session?

Every youth participant will be given some tokens after a session. They can save the tokens up to go to the Genesis Tuck shop and get free treats!!!

What equipment will we need to bring?Genesis MA - Junior Kickboxing

If you are coming to play speed chess in a session or on the bouncy castle you will need full sparring equipment. For Pyramid pad session you will need gloves and focus mitts. there will be a small selection of equipment and merchandise on sale for you if you wish to purchase items on the day.

Will there be anywhere to leave our kit?

There are lockers in the entrance area of the Leisure centre but you will need to bring a padlock to secure it. We will be providing a small area in the hall for people to leave their bags and kit but it will only be small and will not be securely monitored. If you have any valuables or items of high importance please do not leave then unattended.

 

Look forward to seeing you all, if you have any other questions please ask your instructor directly.

As well all of the fun and games coming to you at the end of year Training & Awards, we have an area dedicated to our adult students and friends who would like to come along and get a some work done.

Our friend Vladimir Ivanov from Bulgaria will be taking you through your paces with some functional training using the Bulgarian Bag. This functional 3 dimensional training class will hit your muscles from all angles and get you moving through various planes of motion. A great workout for all martial athletes and a BLAST that does the job FAST!

We also have a self defence session for adults which is ideal for parents to have a go at and hopefully take away some great ideas that maybe of use to them or their family.

“Anyone can come, so bring ya dad and ya mum”

(Click HERE for tickets)

There will be other challenges to take part in on the day

 

 

 

One of the games that will be played at  End of Year Training Awards is Kickboxing Speed Chess. Many students have been asking how to play it, so here are the rules and what to expect. Some of the instructors may be playing it in your class over the next couple of days. Sparring equipment is neded to take part in this game

Speed Chess

Objectives

Fun, encourage team work and strategy, improve sparring skills, to encourage sparring attacking.

2 helpers, 2 whistle 1 timer 2 soft batons/blockers

small area maximum half badminton court

Players full sparring equipment (see below)

3-5 players per team

1 king/queen (best technical player)

2 pawns (punch only no kickers worn)

2 Rooks (punch & kick full equipment)

(Click HERE for E.Y.T. tickets)

(pawns are useful if there are students without full equipment but may have gloves can borrow head guard, they will need their own gum shield!)

Game time kids 2 mins Adults 3 mins

Time stops every time the whistle is blown to signify a score (‘taken players’) and or knighting ceremony.

  • To win you must hit the king on opposing team above the waist in scoring area. If at the end of game time both kings/queens are in the game, the team with the most players wins. If the same amount of players are left in the game, the team with the highest valued players wins. (I.e. 1 knight & 1 rook beats 2 rooks.)
  • If you hit a pawn or rook that player is out of the game
  • Any player that is out gets taken. Taken means they stand behind the scoring team in horse riding stance for the remaining time of the game
  • Weapon bonus To encourage the king to fight (rather than sit on their throne and be protected) for the every team member they eliminate, they have opportunity turn one of their 2 rooks into a knight. The referee will then give the selected rook (knighting ceremony) the baton, known as The Blam Stick or ‘Blamma’. The knight may then have feet for kicking, 1 glove for punching and the Blam stick for blamming.

Please note

  • Only one ‘Blam Stick’ per team per game
  • If the knight gets eliminated the weapon is returned to the referee and is dead for the game

Players will get taken by default for the following reasons:

Failure to stop when whistle is blownGenesis MA - Corey Cain

Excessive contact

Leaving the chess playing area.

(Click HERE for E.Y.T. tickets)

Disqualifications will occur for the following reasons:

Arguing with the referee

Loss of temper

Swearing

Demonstration of un sportsmanlike behaviour

If time runs out winning team is the team with most players

Losing team 1 token winning team 2 tokens

Tokens can be exchanged for treats & sweets throughout the day!

(Click HERE for E.Y.T. tickets)

 

 

 

 

A BIG well done & congratulations to all students that

attended the grade test  at the weekend for Brown Belt White Stripe and Black Belt 1st Dan.

On Sunday we witnessed these 3 students grit their teeth and give all they had before our senior grading panel. There was sweat, tears, cramp and spasms but all endured to complete the grading giving an honest representation of themselves & Genesis Martial Arts. If you see these students in your club at your next session please take the time to congratulate them as they really do deserve it.

Results are posted below

Brown & White Stripe Belt

Jamie Wilkinson     Pass 80.5%

Anastasia Bergman  Pass 80.5%

 

Black Belt 1st Dan

Greg Wilkinson       Pass  81%

All belts will be awarded to these successful students at our End of Year Training & Awards. Please join us on what will be a wonderful day!