On the 2nd of September the Genesis Unleashed Fight Squad embarked on the next adventure to the Cimac UK Open in Windsor which was a busy competition.
As usual Waleed Bin Akram led the Genesis squad off with a confident display in the boys under 4ft 2 novice category showing his movement and counter attacking. Waleed’s win puts him on track to take the boys overall Cimac Grand Championship for the under 4ft 2 semi contact section.
Not to be outdone Quinn Banning from Aylesbury entered her first competition in the girl’s novice girls under 4ft 2 semi contact showing good spirit and technique battling her way to a silver medal.
Kieran Johnson was up next in the under 5ft 2 boys semi contact category under beginners section, a very competitive section with three hard fought fights saw Kieran make the final. In the final both Kieran and his opponent showed the will to win taking it to sudden death where Kieran was just pipped to the victory by a single point. Not content with a silver medal in his section, Kieran entered the boys black belt semi contact section where he battled his way through to a creditable bronze place showing even a higher level of skill and maturity. Kieran is still in the running to win the Cimac Grand Championship title for his novice section.
Shannon Barlow moved one step closer to the overall leader of her section by winning the girls semi contact intermediate under 5ft 2 section and is now just 2 points behind. Looking to further challenge herself Shannon also entered the black belts semi contact section where she secured 2nd place losing in the final. This was a positive outing as Shannon will be moving to this section next year and the higher skill level within the section will ensure she continues to grow as a fighter.
Louise Birkett competed in the girls over 5ft 2 black belts section and showed maturity and ability entering both semi contact and Light contact section. Louise won the semi contact section beating some of the country’s best at that discipline. In light contact Louise really show her skills using some excellent boxing and movement, moving through the rounds to reach the final where she met a fiery English contact fighter who is also in the top five in the cimac ratings. A close fight saw the two girls exchange punches and kicks to the last bell, in a close fight Louise lost the decision.
Ellis Banning entered the light contact girls novice under 5ft2 and showed improved movement using straight punches and kicks with good control advancing her way through to the final. In the final she met an extremely talented young lady who was kicking and punching and moving well beyond the novice level. Despite being slightly out matched it was a good experience for Ellis who came away with a well earnt silver medal.
Armid Akram men’s novice lightweight was next up after taking August off to follow Ramadan. Armid went out to his first fight lacking his normal confidence due his fitness but nothing to fear with speed and sharpness in tact fought his way to the final in a close fought fight Armid just missed out by a point.
Adam Spittles stormed through all his opponents in the Novice +75kg to reach the final and win in one of the biggest categories of the day after the experience of the Cimac World Cup where Adam won a silver medal. A very happy Adam kept his cool in the final of the UK Open to take the victory.
At only 63kg Stewart Nicholson always has the dilemma whether to give up 12kgs and fight in the men’s beginners section under 75kg or in the men’s black belt section at under 65kg. Kind of a double edged sword for an orange belt. In this instance Stewart took the option to fight in the black belt section where he would compete against fighters closer to his size but with a great deal more experience. In what is fast becoming a Genesis trait Stewart surprised the entire Squad winning 3rd place taking bronze.
As usual big thank you to all the parents for your continued support and assistance. It is much appreciated and we couldn’t do this without you!
Genesis now has a busy October to look forward to. Starting of with Squad Training on the 2nd October 6.30 till 9.30pm at the Genesis Gym Unit A Metre House Fieldhouse Lane Marlow SL7 1LW.
October 7th Genesis Martial Arts students and the Unleashed Fight Team will be in Dorking for the Cimac Competition. For details check out www.sportsmartialart.com
The 4th Genesis Unleashed Fight Show is on the 21st October 2012 1 – 6pm at Court Garden Leisure Complex/Pound La, Marlow SL7 2AE. Tickets will be available soon and you’ll be able to see our home grown talent on show! For a preview check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQiI1AWd3jE&feature=plcp