Genesis Martial Arts Instructor Matt Jackson found himself double booked on the 29th April 2012 needing to be in two places at the same time. With two students fighting in the KAYO MMA Event at the Watford Collosium and the Unleashed Fight Team needing to take part in the Cimac British Championships 100 miles away in Birmingham.
Fortunately students Matt Vladar and Kurt Hicks were both successful in the MMA fights. Matt scored a decisive first round finish, set up with a head kick that knocked his opponent to the canvas as Matt followed to the ground and finished with some vicious ground and pound.
Kurt put on a commanding performance showing great top control through out to earn a decisive win over his opponent in semi pro rules.
Up in Birmingham a much smaller team than usual looked to add to the points gained at the Cimac Superleague in Windsor, which took place on the 25th March.
The team was led off with wins from Kieran Johnson in the boys novice section in semi contact and Archie Thompson in the boys light contact section. The wins for both Fight Squad members built on the March wins in Windsor. Next time out Kieran has his work cut out for him as he joins Archie to the boys advanced semi contact category at Cimac Superleague Windsor on the 27th May.
Shannon Barlow put on a dramatically improved performance from Windsor to secure second place in the girls advanced category, which she has just moved into.
Armid Akram had a shocking semi final round in the men’s intermediate under 75kg category, with multiple losses of concentration throughout which cost him the win. Fortunately the real Armid Akram stood up and was uncharacteristically aggressive to secure 3rd place from Anthony Yearwood who beat him in the final in Windsor.
Students Waleed Akram and Gary Cook also put on spirited performances and although they failed to place showed improvement and will no doubt be back onto winning ways soon!
Big thanks to parents Stewart, Mohammed, Sharon and Clayton for bringing their kids and for showing their support once again!
Good news for any students wishing to break into the Genesis Unleashed Fight Team we are looking to build the team and are actively looking to invite eager fighters to attend the next Squad Training which is 6.30pm on Friday 18th May at the Beacon Centre Holtspur Lane Beaconsfield HP9 1JR. If you wish to attend and you have not been invited speak to your instructor to show your interest.