Massive congratulations to Bradley Reason on winning the advanced cadets section at the Cimac World Cup. Brad fought smart through out and really deserved his win in a category stacked with talent. This win puts Brad in prime position to enter the Unleashed Fight Team.
Unleashed Fight Team member Shannon Barlow took a hard fought 3rd place in the under 5ft advanced girls category having a back and forth battle with a fired up Shannon Ryan from Watford Free Style. Fight Team member Shannon has recently quit gym to focus on kickboxing which can only be a positive for the talented youngster.
WKA World Champion and Unleashed Fight Team Member Archie Thompson went through 4 growling rounds in the boys under 4’11 light continuous section beating a favoured heavier Liverpool Freestyle fighter with speed and movement. In the final Archie summed up and his skill and heart to chase down his fleet footed opponent however in the end he was to be denied first place by a whisker.
New comer Pej Kanani came second in the men’s under 70 light continuous section using speed, footwork and his patented side kick to keep his opponents off balance. In the final a visibly tired Pej gritted his teeth till the end but was out worked by the fresh winner.
Craig Johnson can take credit for giving Pej’s opponent an easier run having making it to the second round himself he was taken to overtime losing out as his opponent gritted his teeth to flurry on an exhausted Craig in the dying moments. What everyone failed to realize was that was his the last ounce of energy and he turned up in the semi final with nothing left in the tank which meant Pej had a fresh opponent in the final as the winner had little effort in dispatching an opponent worn out courtesy of Mr Johnson.
Having exited the semi contact boys under 4ft 11 section in the first round George Bentley had some frustrations to take out and decided to enter the boys under 4ft 11 light continuous section. To his credit 12 year old George who was notably nervous on entering reached the 2nd second round before being out worked. On a positive note George stated that he was now going to train much harder and would be better prepared for both semi and Light Continuous next time.
Notable performances also from new comer James Shinnie in Men’s beginners over 75 kgs reaching the 2nd round in his first semi contact competition.
Armid Akram also reached the 2nd round of the men’s under 75kg intermediate section.
On a positive note Genesis fielded a relatively young team in terms of their age in years and experience on competing on the circuit so although several members were unable to advance past the first round in their categories the learning experiences for them will be invaluable for their next competition.
The Next Unleashed Training session for Team members is on the 6th August at Wycombe Sports Centre 9-11am. This will be great preparation for the next competition the Squad and Unleashed Fight Team will be attending which is the Cimac Superleague Sunday 18th September Magnet Leisure Centre, St Cloud Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 8AW.