Sunday 15th April saw the return of the Genesis Martial Arts Fightshow, with Unleashed 3. With 2 previously sold out events, UNLEASHED – The Fight Show has been a huge success for Genesis Martial Arts in the last 12 months. Initially put together as a replacement to poorly supported inter club tournaments, the Unleashed shows have presented a truly professional platform from which students of all ages and levels can safely test their skills in a competitive environment.

 After several male title bouts leading the last cards, it was decided that this was the time for the women to shine, with Genesis attracting 2 of the countries leading kickboxing women to battle for a Genesis Belt and title. As last time, UNLEASHED 3 delivered with a great venue, plenty of seats, a top notch audio system (complete with our very own dancing DJ), a food pre order service, a raffle with some serious prizes, and a host of fights, demonstrations and dancing entertainment by our First Aider Joel. Yet again, for anyone living in the local area with an interest in Martial Arts, they must simply have been crazy to miss this!


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The Fights:    

1.   Soroush Mahdavi Vs. Peter Clothier (W)

The intention here was to start the show with a bang. Both Soroush and Peter are unbeaten in Genesis Fightshows, both are at the same grade level, are around the same weight, and have similar experience. We all knew this was going to be close and it didn’t disappoint. Peter started with the upper hand in round one, picking up points on Soroush, with slightly better technical work. Soroush as always piled the pressure on, relentlessly working and coming forwards. Round one however to Peter. This was the flip side in round 2 where Soroush showed he had slightly more left in the tank, taking the fight to Peter. This was as close as you can get on the score cards! Peter wins by a VERY CLOSE split decision and moves to 2 wins 0 losses.

Result: Split Decision, Peter Clothier.

 

2.   Kris Salter (KJJ Langley) Vs. Armid Akram (W)

Here we had Genesis Jujitsu Instructor Richard Salter’s son Kris, up against Armid Akram. Kris, a skilled jujitsu student, is no stranger to kickboxing either, presenting tournament and Genesis Fight Team regular Armid with an unknown task. Round one started and it was all Armid, picking plenty of points up by picking his shots and using precise, technical movement. Kris was unfazed however, keeping the pressure on as much as he could. Round one to Armid. Round 2 was the total reverse. After a knockdown (which didn’t score), Kris really fired himself into life, clearly winning the round over a very tired Armid, who seemed to have used most of his energy in the previous round. This was the closest fight of the day. With the score cards totally tied, an independent adjudicator was called in to make the final call. After several minutes of conferring, a split decision was awarded to Armid. Is a rematch on the cards?

Result: Split Decision, Armid Akram

 

3.  Josh Etherington (W) Vs. Callum Bray

Next up it was time for the young Dragons to show they have as much skill, heart and desire to win as the older guys! Dragons compete in Genesis shows under semi contact (points fighting) rules. Josh, a previous winner from Unleashed 2 was up against first time competitor Callum Bray from Beaconsfield. After an energetic ring entrance from Josh, he used the same skills that won him his last fight, showing impressive speed on his attack to take the first round score to 9-7 in his favour. Callum was having none of this though, pulling the score even in the second round before taking the lead. The lead score went back and forth, resulting in a draw at the end of round 2, 19-19! An extra 30 seconds was allocated, with Josh utilising his fast attacking speed, taking the overtime score to 4-2. An excellent performance from both!

Result: Josh Etherington, 4-2 in overtime

 

4.  Ajanthan Gunasingham (W) Vs. Kavanagh Jones

Here we had up and coming Ajanthan (AJ), up against the experience of Kavanagh (Kav), coming off his last win on the Unleashed 2 show. This was to be yet another hotly contested match up. Both have been training hard for this bout, with both showing clear determination to win from the off. AJ’s tactic was to pick shots and move, and then to follow up by overpowering Kav on the attack. Kav’s tactic was to keep the work rate high and score as much as possible. AJ took round one based on movement and power, however round 2 was incredibly close with Kav upping his work rate and instigating more attacks.

Result: Split Decision, Ajanthan Gunasingham

 

 Jujitsu / Self Defence Demonstration

Next up was a break from the fighting, with a Jujitsu and Self Defence Demonstration by Richard Salter’s KJJ Club from Langley in Slough. Richard is now teaching Jujitsu for Genesis, every week at the new Genesis Gym, however here it was his turn to relax for a while and let his students showcase their skills.

Here we had 2 young students, Tommy and Jasmine, along with Kris Salter, looking refreshed after his earlier battle with Armid Akram. Kris was certainly the victim here, with young Tommy (half his size) and Jasmine (two thirds his size) taking it in turn to show a vast variety of self defence locks, takedowns and submissions. Jujitsu is a very popular Martial Art for both self defence and sporting (MMA) purposes (plus it’s just good fun). Anyone interested in learning jujitsu or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) should definitely check out one of Richards classes in the local area, or pop along to 3 The Hard Way, the Genesis Seminar in May.

 

 

5.   Craig Johnson Vs. Tom Stone (W)

Another great match up! Both are unbeaten in Genesis Fightshows. Genesis Unleashed Fight Team member Craig is a regular on the tournament circuit, up against Tom, also unbeaten in Genesis shows and a recent and very hopeful new proposition on the tournament scene.

This fight started furiously, with Craig using all his speed and energy to surprise Tom with an overpowering range of hand techniques. This pace lasted well into the second minute, with Tom picking shots on any opportunity through Craig’s relentless attacking. Pacing was on everyone’s minds and to no surprise the fight began to settle towards the end of the first round. Round two started and it was clear Craig was running out of steam….. fast! Tom’s clinical picking of shots was now really taking it’s toll. With several stops due to a persistent nose bleed on Craig, Tom had begun his disection of a very tired Craig, by the end of round 2 we had our winner.

Result: Unanimous Decision, Tom Stone.

 

Next up was a interval, followed by the raffle, with great prizes including a top of the range SAP Headguard, SAP Bag gloves, Focus Pads, Wine (!) and a £500 gym membership to a top local gym!

 

6.   Callum Muirhead (W) Vs. Bradley Whicker

After the interval it was the turn of the Dragons again. Bradley was a last minute replacement for an ill Hakeem Ali. Bradley, having just turned 7 years old and never having any form of competition experience before, was clearly not going to get fazed by the occasion, nor the spot lights, nor the 150 spectators! I think everyone wishes they were like that at 7!

Despite a size disadvantage, it was Bradley who quickly took the lead, taking his time and scoring well on the counter punch to go 3 points up. Callum made his way back though! With Bradley changing his tactic to more attacking, Callum worked well on the counters to pull the scores even, before eventually taking and maintaining the lead. Bradley, now keen for points was forced to attack, opening himself for more impressive counter shots by Callum. A great performance from both youngsters!

Result: Callum Muirhead 16-10

7.   Gabriel Perez (W) Vs. Aaron Dancer

We had guessed that this was to be a hard hitting bout and it didn’t disappoint. Both late teenagers, these guys showed they have as much power as any similar sized adult, with hard hitting, but controlled and skilful shots and combinations from both.

As per several other fights on the bill, it was Gabriel who looked to be picking his shots more, working well on his counter techniques and movements, to try and upset the movement of Aaron, who was keen to pile the pressure on and give no room nor space to Gabriel. Round 1 and there wasn’t much in it! Round 2 came and we now had several stoppages due to a nose bleed on Aaron. Gabriel pushed on with picking his shots and using movement, with Aaron finishing round 2 very strongly, another close bout!

Result: Split Decision, Gabriel Perez

 

Jon Johnny Street Dance Demonstration

And now, for something totally different! Street Dance has become hugely popular in the last few years, especially so after the showing of Diversity and Flawless on Britains Got Talent. After a brief intro we had a group performance from 9 dancers, followed by individual performances, including a star performance from their youngest member, age 18 months…..

 

 

8.   Tommy Clattonberg (KJJ Langley) Vs. Venothan Gunasingham (W)

Here we had another unknown match, with Jujitsu student Tommy (earlier demonstrating his self defence skills), back in the ring against Ajanthan’s younger brother Venothan (Ven – you won’t say those 2 names in a hurry) in his first competitive experience. Well, what a match! This proved perhaps the fight of the day. Superbly matched in both size and skill, these guys both showed AMAZING skills, with great techniques, great timing, superb movement and a solid work rate throughout 2 highly entertaining rounds. An official warning to Ven for a low kick meant he had even more work to do to get a win. At one stage we had Tommy pull out a technically perfect ‘superman’ punch, and with everyone applauding that one Ven did exactly the same move in return. A great bout, with no real loser.

Result: Split Decision, Venothan Gunasingham

 

9.   Waleed Akram (W) Vs Ellis Tonna Henry.

With only 2 fights to go surely it wasn’t possible to have yet another one go down the wire? Yet again, this one did! Waleed, now considered a veteran of Unleashed shows (at age 8) and recent National Tournament winner, was up against Ellis Tonna Henry in his first competitive match. Despite the difference in experience, from the word go it was Ellis however who was ahead, up 3 points by the end of round one, using powerful and well timed blitzing and movement. Waleed’s usually successful counters weren’t working as well this time, with some scoring but many getting over powered by Ellis’s movement and power. Ellis was up by 3 points at the end of round one.

Round 2 and there was a change of tactics in the Waleed camp, less counter kicks and more hand attacks, aiming to use the front hand. This helped get the score more even, with less than a second on the clock Waleed scores a defensive kick to pull the scores even at 16-16. 30 seconds overtime was calling!

An incredibly close and intense overtime saw Waleed pull ahead by 1 point. For a man with no previous tournament experience however, Ellis is clearly one to watch, and will certainly be back!

Result: Overtime, Waleed wins by 1.

10.   MAIN TITLE BOUT:

LISA HAINE (WINDRUSH KICKBOXING), Vs. ANNE MARIE BIRMINGHAM (CROYDON PHEONIX KICKBOXING)

After 2 fight shows showing some of the best male talent in the country, it was time for the women to show they can do their thing just as well!

Lisa was a last minute replacement for this title bout, replacing Katy from Derby with less than a weeks notice! The fight was set for 5x 2.5 minute rounds.

 

Round 1 was very close, however it looked like Anne Marie was ahead, picking her shots more cleanly and landing telling hand combinations.

Round 2 came and it was pressure pressure pressure from Anne Marie, throwing and landing multiple combinations. Lisa however was not to be deterred, she was keeping her cool, taking her time and picking shots wherever possible.

 

Round 3 and now it looks like Anne Marie is perhaps tiring a bit, Lisa, having no doubt waited for this moment, takes the opportunity and picks up on her work rate, a very even round!

Round 4 and now it’s Lisa pulling ahead, skilfully picking her shots and out boxing Anne Marie, who is still working relentlessly.

Round 5 and now the crowd are really behind both girls, a great atmosphere. With several stoppages due to nose bleeds, the bout was turning bloody, with both faces clearly marked from such a hardly fought 10 minutes. Round 5 was Lisa’s round, utilising her boxing skills to pull ahead.

 

With the first 2 rounds to Anne Marie, and the last 2 rounds to Lisa (from my very unofficial score card / scrap of paper), it was anyones guess as to how the referee’s picked this one.

 

After an announcement regarding our 100 rounds of sparring for a Pancreatic Cancer Charity on May 13th, it was time for the decision.

 

Result: Split Decision, Lisa Haine!! Lisa becomes the new Ladies, under 70kg Genesis Title holder!

 

We are taking names from those interested in UNLEASHED 4. We are looking at hopefully TWO main male title bouts! With the return of Genesis Champion Matt Vladar, this will be a show NOT to be missed!! If you are keen to be added to what will be the most exciting line up yet, then we are after all levels and abilities: Men, women, girls, boys, points fighting or light contact. Once again we will bring you an awesome fight card complete with some of the best fighters you will see in the title bouts. If you are interested in appearing in the next show, please register your interest with any Genesis instructor. Keep your eyes peeled for further news for UNLEASHED 3, on Sunday October 21st 2012!

Many, many thanks to all our instructors and volunteers who made this show possible, along with our sponsors. Without their support this show would not have happened.

 

Sponsors:

Many thanks to our main sponsor,  Yellow Fish Solutions, plus Hartgraph Print Solutions, Bray Bathrooms, Thames Graphics, SAP Sportswear, Steve Lodge Physiotherapy and Cressex Embroidery.

This Sunday 15th April sees the return of Unleashed the kickboxing show at Court Garden Leisure Centre, Marlow Bucks. Doors open at 1pm and fighting begins at 1.30pm.

The 3rd installment of the show brings to you more great match ups from beginner to advanced level bouts with children and adult competitors. Genesis fighters will be giving their all to put on a great show and represent their Genesis clubs, so come along and give them your support.

 The young Dragons return with three bouts of

 Josh Etherington v Callum Bray – Callum makes his debut against Josh who won at Unleashed 2

 Callum Muirhead v Hakeem Ali – Experienced Hakeem takes on new comer Callum

 Waleed Akram v Ellis Tonna Henry – Previous Unleashed winner Waleed up against new challenger Ellis

 

A girls bout sees Louise Birkett v Chantelle Reid. Louise of Genesis takes on guest fighter Chantelle from Derby Kickboxing

 

The Main Title Bout is

Kathy Wasiukievicz (Derby KB) v Anne-Marie Birmingham (Croydon Phoenix)

 

And completing the fight card we have:

Sharoush Mahdavi v Peter Clothier

Kris Salter v Armid Akram

Ajanthan Gunasingham v Kavanah Jones

Tom Stone v Craig Johnson

Mathew Knight v Kieran small

Gabriel Perez v Aaron Dancer

Tommy Clattonenberg v Venothan Gunasingham

 

We also have a Jujitsu demonstration performed by Richard Salter and his team and a street dance performance by Jon Jonny Dance Academy to make this a great day for family and friends.

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors – Yellow Fish Solutions Ltd, Hartgraph Graphic Print Solutions, Parkwood Leisure,  Bray Bathrooms, Steve Lodge Physiotherpy, SAP Sportswear, Cressex Embroidery, NDA Training.

 

Tickets are still available call 01753 535 293 or see any Genesis Martial Arts instructor

On the back of the Watford Open in January Genesis Martial Arts took an 11 strong team to the Windsor Cimac Superleague on the 25th March 2012.

Junior 8 year old Walled Bin Akram, was supported by Fight Team members, Archie Thompson, Kieran Johnson, Louise Birkett and Shannon Barlow.

Adults in attendance were Matt Vladar, Mike Wellington, Gary Cook, Greg Tiba Armid Akram and Tom Stone made his competition debut! Fight Team member Craig Johnson was also in attendance to add support to the team despite being unable to compete himself due to injury.

 In his second ever competition massive Bruce lee fan Waleed won all 3 of his fights to win his first ever competition in the boys 4ft 2 semi contact section demonstrating timing and patience beyond his years. Walled was over the moon with his win and didn’t put his trophy down all day.


55kg Armid Akram once again gave away weight to all his opponents but was well on his way to taking the men’s intermediate section under 75kg, when with 2 seconds left on the clock and up by a single point Armids evasion skills were deemed to be illegal and he was deducted a single point, which resulted in the bout being taken to over time. The 30 second over time ultimately proved that the deducted point was vital as Armid lost by a single point. It is unlikely that he will show a similar lapse in future.

Fight Team member Archie Thompson fought well in the boys under 5ft 2 advanced section in semi contact but was ultimately picked off and beaten in the first round.

In light continuous his specialist category Archie had a semi final fight off with Genesis Martial arts Fight Team mate Kieran Johnson! Neither boys gave an inch in the bout ultimately Archie’s raw determination experience and pressure fighting style was too much for Kieran whom Archie clearly wanted to welcome into his first continuous competition with a baptism of fire! Archie’s used the same pressure style and a savvy in and out style to win in the final and to capture the second first place of the day.

Kieran was clearly spent having fought Archie but showed heart to push his opponent in the 3rd place fight off to the limit. Ultimately he was too spent to win but the experience showed Kieran that he can compete in this section and will be back after taking home a respectable fourth place.

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Fight Team member Shannon Barlow wanted to build on the first and third places she took in January at Watford and was keen to focus on the advanced category having passed her brown belt in February. Shannon started out well and was 1 point up when she took a heavy fall while kicking. From then on in it was down hill as Shannon lost her focus and very nearly her head as she ran into 4 kicks in a row. Guaranteed she will be back in training immediately chomping at the bi to redeem herself.

After a long lay off Fight Team member Louise Birkett also went out in the first round of her category. Starting out well Louise was ahead but was too undisciplined to keep the lead and failed to follow her coaches direction.

Louise later redeemed herself fighting in the light contact section more or less to the game plan and secured 3rd place. Funnily enough the category was won by Louise’s opponent at the forth coming Genesis Unleashed Fight Show 3 Chantelle Ried! The show is at Court Garden Leisure Centre Marlow and tickets are now available for just £10. Louise has 3 weeks to train her but off.


Fight Team member Kieran Johnson preceded his war in the Light Contact section with a win in the boys semi contact section.

Hungarian Greg Tiba followed his Watford Open performance with a decent performance in the first round of the mens over 75kg beginners section. Unfortunately he lost 3-5 but was happy with his performance which was an improvement. Fortunately the Kiraly Team will let Genesis keep him on loan for the time being.


16 year old Tom stone debuted in the mens under 75kg light contact section. Giving away around 7kg to his opponent Tom struggled with the powerful shots he had to take but showed promise keeping his technique , staying calm and showing off his jab. Undeterred by his defeat Tom will be back.


Full contact and MMA fighter Matt Vladar was never in any danger in his fight and showed his standard poise and combinations in the first round of the men’s under 75kg light contact section but it wasn’t enough. He opponent could not demonstrate the skill or technique Matt applied but his pressure fighting style was sufficient to convince the judges he had done enough to win and Matt didn’t argue. Matt has been relatively inactive for the past 3 years and 3rd place left a bitter taste in his mouth. Watch out for him to come back with a greater work rate and movement having watched Darren Chapman win the section.

Gary Cook got through to the second round in the men’s over 75kg but learnt the hard way that he need to follow the coaches advice at this level. Time will tell how he progresses as he has all the tools to be a decent fighter, and had he followed his coaches advice he may have placed in the section.


Poor Mike Wellington had the opposite problem losing in his first round semi contact fight, fighting without any coaches. This issue has now been addressed and it is a learning experience for Mike that if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

Mike fair better in the light contact section losing a split decision in the first round.

Genesis Ma - Cimac Superleague Windsor

Next step for Genesis is the Unleashed Fight Show on the 15th April, which will see Waleed, Archie and Louise all in action. Five days later is Squad Training on the 20th April at the Beacon Centre Holtspur HP9 1RJ 6.30 till 8.30pm.

The next competition they will all be Unleashed at will be the Cimac British Championships on the 29th April Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Alcester Road South Birmingham B14 6ER.


American Wrestling Seminar – March 2012  Genesis Logo

 

When Genesis Gym opened at the beginning of the year, many new, interested people walked through the doors to see what it was all about. One of those individuals was a Texan named Chad Edwards, who had recently moved to the area. Within a few training sessions it was clear to all that Chad had a high level of expertise, but it took a few more weeks to eventually find the full answers.

 It turned out that Chad was not only a former US Wrestling Champion himself, but also a top level professional coach, recently coaching at the highest level with several UFC Fighters.  Initially from Houston, Texas, Chad is one of only a handful of American Wrestling Coaches in Europe. He has been involved in the sport for over 20 years, gaining a huge amount of teaching experience all the way from High School to the UFC.

 

With the success of American Wrestling skills in Mixed Martial Arts (several of the UFC Hall of Famers come from American Wrestling), and the lack of coaches available, this presented Genesis Martial Arts with a unique opportunity – to give our students the possibility of learning these skills and vastly improving their ground based Martial Arts. We quickly arranged for a weekly class for Chad to run, kicking off with a 3-hour weekend seminar.

 The seminar date was set for Sunday 11th March, with the weekly class starting the following week, running every Friday evening, from 8pm.

 Due to the quickness of setting up the class, we had little time to get the notice around, though with modern tools such as Email and Facebook has become less of an issue. Despite the notice around 20 keen Genesis students turned up for what was going to turn out to be a great, and very fun afternoon!

Chad started with a fairly regular warm-up, before moving into far less familiar drills, such as jumping in and out of forward rolls and spinning around on partner’s backs, great fun for all.

 

After a quick stretch it was onto the technical stuff. The first hour focused almost entirely on shoot takedowns, with Chad going into a greater level of depth on this subject than I’ve ever seen, coming up with a huge range of approaches and holds. He broke everything down into easy to understand stages, with the class attempting to drill each step before moving on. Needless to say he made it look far easier than it actually was! Keeping it all lighthearted, his Texan phrases certainly gave a level of fun and amusement to all!

 With the offensive takedowns covered, it was onto defence, again with Chad going into far further depth than I’ve seen before, showcasing a range of takedown defences and movements for everyone to drill and practice. If anyone ever manages to take Chad down to the floor one day they would have done very well indeed!

After 30 minutes or so of takedown defence it was onto the highlight of the day – the open Wrestling Tournament! Everyone who attended was taking part, with an unbeaten winner to emerge.

 

 The class was split into two groups – lightweight and heavyweight. With very restrictive rules, the emphasis was certainly on fun, with several laugh out loud moments for everyone, though of course being Martial Artists it wasn’t long before the competitiveness took over!

Matt Vladar and Sam Balfour would face each other as finalists from the lightweight group, with Rugby player Matthew Helling coming up against Simon Lowe, a 6ft 6inch giant visiting from London for the day.

A close sudden death battle went Sam’s way in the lightweights, with Matt Vladar unable to force the takedown. After several very tough rounds in the heavy weights it was Matt Helling who emerged as the winner.

 The final was a battle of two former Rugby players, with Matt Helling taking on Sam Balfour for the “title”! With only a minute on the clock Sam performed a technically perfect single leg shoot, taking Matt to the floor. Unable to come back before the time ran out, Sam emerged the winner, and taker of the £2 prize money!

A quick summary and Q&A session finished the day, with everyone exhausted and beaten up from falling on the floor and getting up so many times!

 Chad certainly made the whole experience a lot of fun. With his teaching style and depth of knowledge his class is set to be huge success.  American wrestling skills are in extremely high demand across the UK and Europe. With only a handful of coaches, Chad brings a lifetime of experience in this area to Genesis Martial Arts. THIS CLASS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! I will certainly see you there! Please note this class is for ages 15+ only.

 

Every Friday night, Genesis Gym, 8pm.

On Sunday 29th January five brave members made up the Genesis Tough Guy Team to take part in “the safest most dangerous event in the world”… Tough Guy Winter 2012!

Tough Guy 2012 Genesis Team

 

Travelling up to Wolverhampton on this foggy morning to discover what lies ahead revealed a carpet of white frost covering the fields and obstacles, with divers breaking the ice off the lakes!

 

Having signed a death warrant and collected their race numbers, the Genesis team assembled themselves at the start line and psyched themselves up for the eight mile assault course. The cannon fired to mark the start and 6,000 potential Tough Guys charged off on the cross-country run, with various obstacles along the way. Within five hundred metres, they were climbing up and over a series of log walls, jumping down into trenches filled with waist high muddy waters, only to continue running in water logged trainers, full of mud and stones.

 

This was followed by a series of log walls to climb and then downhill zigzags up and down treacherous steep muddy inclines, designed to test your calves! The course continued scrambling up muddy banks and sliding back into the water trenches, running on to cargo nets to tunnel under through smoke flares obscuring visibility.

 

Tough Guy 2012 - Genesis MAHaving completed the run, they arrived at the Killing Fields for the hardcore obstacles… Climbing cargo nets as high as houses, scaling ropes, squeezing throughtight tunnels in the pitch dark, avoiding cattle electric fence wires dangling down which give off a sharp jolt when soaking wet, wading through swamps, swimming across ice cold lakes and under wooden beams, hauling themselves over huge wooden barricades, squeezing through tyre tunnels, scrambling through thick mud where many almost lose their shoes,  crawling beneath barbed wire, running through tyre allies, jumping through walls of fire, walking the slippery plank and diving into smelly muddy water – so cold it takes your breath away!

 

Up to a third of all competitors fail to complete this gruelling course. All five Genesis Tough Guy Team members completed the course and made it to the finish – caked in mud, looking like swamp monsters, showing amazing spirit, pure grit and determination.

 

Genesis Tough Guy TeamWell done to Genesis Tough Guy Team members:

Tania Preece

Jenny South

Gary Cook

Trevor Hunter

Brendon Gilbert

Genesis Gradings Results – Wycombe Sports Centre – February 26th 2012

Congratulations – all those listed below have passed their Grading!

 

White Belt:  (Pass Mark 70%)

 

 Alex Macmillian 71.3
 Byron Hoad 73.3
 Charlie Lane 75
 Christopher Vincent 79.3
 Ethan Turpie 74.3
 Hamaad Ur-Rehman 72.3
 Hamzah Rehman 72.3
 Jake Clark 75.3
 Joseph Lavery 72
 Lucy Fuge 70.7
 Michael Longhurst 84.7
 Mustapha Ghos 72
 Patrick Power 77.7
 Paul Hayday 78.3
 Rachel Herbert 72.3
 Randall Geary 77.3
 Samuel Dodsworth 71.7
 Sherman Kerstein 76.3
 Tyler Bushay 73

Blue Belt:  (Pass Mark 70%)

 Adam Spittles 81.7
 Aoife Edwards 74.7
 Ashley Essex 79.2
 Courtney Small 73
 Eliot Tester 76.7
 Ella Clowry-Cooper 75
 Francesca Pinn 72.5
 Hannah Leonard 73.3
 Jake Daniels 73.3
 John Longhurst 78.3
 Kai Drummond 72.7
 Kurt Hicks 80.7
 Luke Tester 76
 Michael Hill 76.7
 Peter Cooper 76.8
 Romario Hale 72.2
 Theo Turton 78
 Tim Horner 76.7

 

Orange Belt:  (Pass Mark 70%)

 Archie Coyne 73
 Finn O Mahoney 75.3
 Harry Allen 73.3
 James Apps 88.3
 Luke Simmons 75.7
 Magnus Taylor 70.7
 Mark Newman 72.3
 Robert Paddock 73.3
 Sam Baker 72
 Stewart Nicholson 80
 Tom Clowry-Cooper 81
 Tulayb Mahmood 72.3
 Zack Sylvester 78.3

Green Belt:  (Pass Mark 70%)

 Ajanthan Gunasingham 75.3
 Bradley Shaw 72.3
 Charlie McDermott 77
 Conor Cormican 72.3
 David Stroud 76.5
 Gary Cook 77
 Jett Westwood 73
 Joshua Brooks 72.2
 Kieran Johnson 72.2
 Lewis Johnson 70.7
 Liam Blandford  70.5
 Marc Clithero 75.8
 Michael Wellington 74
 Sebastian Caithness 74.3
 Soroush Mahdavi 75.5
Venothan Gunasingham 72.5
 William Lindsay 70

Purple Belt:  (Pass Mark 70%)

 Bali Aujla 74
 George Bentley 77.3
 Mark Battle 77.7
 Owen Lanyon 74.7
 Peter Clothier 78.7

Brown Belt:  (Pass Mark 70%)

 Helene Weaver 74.5
 Jake Glanville 75
 Paul Green 74
 Shannon Barlow 77.3

Watford Open Genesis Marial Arts

Genesis Martial Arts took a 13 strong fight team to the Watford Open on Sunday 29th January 2012 at the Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre.

Unleashed Fight Team members Brad Reeson, Shannon Barlow, Kieran Johnson and Archie Thompson led 9 Squad Members all of who are keen to secure themselves a place on the Unleashed Fight Team. Fighters included Lil Dragons Waleed Akram and Zain Iqbal, who were at their first competition as was newcomer Greg Tiba. Semi contact fighters Armid Akram and Jake Bartlett were joined by light contact fighters Soroush Mahdavi and Stuart Nicholson andMike Wellington and George Bentley who competed in both semi contact and Light Contact.

 

Unleashed Fight Team Coaches decided that it was time Fight Team Fighters Shannon Barlow and Brad Reeson were taken out of their comfort zones for a challenge! So Brad was entered into his normal category the boys brown and black belts section over 160cm and the Mens under 70kg brown and black belt section. Shannon was also entered into her normal category the girls intermediate under 160cm and the girl’s brown and black belt section under 160cm.

Coached by Genesis student Raj Chiropal currently on loan to TEK Nottingham whilst at university Brad is learning that to win in his sections he needs to be cerebral technical and talented. Brad acquitted himself well on the day against some of the UK’s more established fighters including Tom Gould and Shriya Malhotra. Brad was disappointed in his performance but as the most complete fighter on the Team will undoubtedly be placing regularly after he can commit to training at the Genesis Gym once he has completed his GCSE’s.

 

Shannon like Brad is also learning that the old Bull in a China Shop routine is not enough to win competitions and is tempering her fighting with focus, technique and by listening to her coaches. Shannon listened and performed well winning the intermediate section and coming third in the brown and black belt section, losing out to the uber talented Shannon Ryan who used slick movement to avoid Ms Barlow’s lead leg whilst countering her Blitz to edge her 1 to 4!

WKA World Champion and Fight Team member Archie Thompson returned to action from a knee injury, which has kept him out for months to compete in the boys brown and black sections under 160 cm in light Contact and Semi Contact. Archie took second place in his favorite light contact category but was unable to place in semi contact. 

Armid Akram one again gave away 20kgs weighing just 55kgs for the intermediate under 75kg semi contact section, winning the section with his countering lead hand back fist and side kick.

Soroush Mahdavi took a leaf out of Shannon and Brads book by adapting his usual full bore attack with a stick and move strategy, which ultimately won him the intermediate light contact over 75kg category.  

Lil Dragon Waleed Akram took 4th place in the boys under 130cm category losing a hard fought battle in over time by one point. Seeking a win in his first competition and the smallest of Genesis Fighters competing Waleed was disappointed he didn’t win but the competition spurred him on for future success.

George Bentley competing in just his third competition made it through to the third round in the boys intermediate under 160cm section losing a third place fight off but was unfortunately injured in his first round in the light contact section and unable to continue.

Fight Team member Kieran Jonson was unable to build on the successes of 2011 having a tough start to 2012 along with Mike Wellington as they were both unable to proceed past the first round in their respective categories. Although Jake Bartlett was positive about his performance in the boys brown and black belt section as this was the first time he had progressed past the first round in  competition.

Fight team members Louise Birkett and Craig Johnson were unable to attend on the day due to Louise being ill and Craig having work commitments. Although Craig’s absence didn’t seem to bother Mike Wellington or Stuart Nicholson who entered a huge intermediate under 70kgs light contact section. Stuart did a great job in reaching the third round.

The Genesis Unleashed Fight Team and Squad will be looking to continually improve individually whilst growing the Genesis brand, which is now just 1 year old throughout 2012. Next stop for the entire team being the Cimac Superleague on the 25th March in Windsor.

Genesis-ma.com would like to give a special thanks to Dave and Becky Ryan for running a great competition on our door step and all the parents for there continued support and understanding.

Genesis Unleashed Fight Team and Fighting Squad Members the next Squad Training session is 6.30 till 8.30 at the www.genesis-gym.com.

Please see the list below for closing and new year opening dates for all Genesis Martial Arts clubs.

Have a nice Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

 

Monday Classes

Aylesbury:

Closes Monday 19th December, Opens Monday 9th January

 Oakley Halls:

Closes Monday 19th December, Opens Monday 9th December

 Langley:

Closes Monday 19th December, Opens Monday 9th January

 Oxford:

Closes Monday 19th December, Opens Monday 9th January

 

Tuesday Classes

 Prestwood:

Closes Tuesday 20th December, Opens Tuesday 10th January

 Highcrest:

Closes Tuesday 13th December (Fitness Challenge 20th), Opens Tuesday 3rd January

 Stokenchurch:

Closes Tuesday 13th December, Opens Tuesday 10th January

Disraeli School 

ClosesTuesday 13th December, Opens Tuesday 10th January

 

Wednesday Classes

 Pitstone:

Closes Wednesday 14th December, Opens Wednesday 11th January

Handy Cross:

Closes Wednesday 14th December, Opens Wednesday 11th January

Langley:

Closes Wednesday 21st December, Opens Wednesday 11st January

 

Thursday Classes

 Princes Risborough:

Closes Thursday 15th December, Opens Thursday 19th January

 Highcrest:

Closes Thursday 15th December, Opens Thursday 5th January

 Beaconsfield:

Closes Thursday 22nd December , Opens Thursday 5th January

Oxford:

Closes Thursday 15th December, Opens Thursday 5th January

 

 Saturday Classes

 Beaconsfield:

Closes Saturday 18th December, Opens Saturday 7th January

 Handy Cross

Closes Saturday 17th December, Opens Saturday 7th January

Genesis Martial Arts Dragons

In every martial artists life there comes a time when they have to ask themselves does what I’m learning actually work? The only way to answer that question is to compete, but competition isn’t for everyone only a select few ever do and far less on a long term consistent basis. To do so, an athlete needs to be physically and mentally prepared with the belief that they cannot be beaten, this takes a fighters mentality, so for a child to believe themselves ready for the challenge is rare and not to be under estimated.

On Saturday the 19 November 2011 Genesis Martial Arts was set a challenge by Watford Freestyle, their best young fighters against our best young fighters at D-Day. Now the challenge for Genesis is that we tend not to take our junior fighters to competitions as so few have competed and we tend to focus of older students.

Fortunately for us we have plenty of students to choose from but there in lies the problem. How to choose? The first hurdle was to see if we could put together a team of 3 girls and 2 boys to rise to the challenge. The students picked for the team were Fifi Birgani and Prabsharn Aujla from Beaconsfield and Zoe Glove from Wycombe along with Zain Iqbal from High Wycombe and Shaye Pearson from Beaconsfield. Of the 5 picked only Zain and Prabsharn had tasted competition before for the rest it was their first time!

The competition itself was hosted by Dave Ryan from Watford Freestyle and proved as always to be a pretty decent show, with the kids fighting first. Challenge number one! How do you get 5 kids into a ring?

No one thing everyone should know about Dave Ryan is that his team always come to fight no matter the age or size and his Lil Renegades were no exception. Matched up according to size and gender they came out looking technically superb for such youngsters. The Genesis Team struggled with the offence of the more aggressive Watford Team through out but hung in there to do themselves proud. Watford won through accumulative points over the 5 matches comfortably although the young Genesis Squad remained steadfast and close knit, but above all they all enjoyed the experience and were keen to compete again.

Genesis Martial Arts would like to that Dave Ryan and Watford Freestyle for the invite and for supporting us in our future endeavors!


Welcome to Gener8te our end of year health fun and fitness day for all. No matter your age we have an activity or 2 for you to enjoy together with your friends & family. You can take part in any of the sessions on the timetable or view some of the informative stands or stalls we will be hosting in the information area. The sessions will be run by our inspiring instructors who will motivate all our participants throughout the whole event. On this day we encourage you to open your mind and try something new that you may not have taken part in before. You never know, you may enjoy it!

 All participants will receive a 3 day FREE pass to enjoy at Wycombe Sports Centre!

We look forward to seeing you all.

Generate 2012

 Date: Sunday 2nd December

 Venue: Wycombe Sports Centre

Time: 1pm – 6pm

Main Activities include

  • Kickboxing 4 Kids
  • Spinning
  • Aerobics
  • Self Defence
  • Zumba
  • Kickboxing 4 Adults
  • Street Dance
  • Bootcamp 4 Kids
  • Bootcamp 4 Adults
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Boxing For All
  • Wrestling

Plus:

BMI Calculation

Health Advice

Bouncy Castle

 

 

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See below for events timetable

 (Genesis students, please plan to stay for the whole event, wear your uniform & bring spare t shirts etc.)

 

Events Timetable

(subject to change so please check again before event)

Event

Location

Instructor

Session 1 : 1:15  – 2:05

Kids Self Defence

Yellow (Mats)

Matthew Jackson/Richard

Adult Boxing

Red

Trevor John

Cardio Combo

Studio

Corey Cain & Mel Carvell

Adult Spinning

Spinning room

 Ben

Bouncy Castle

Green (Kids)

Joel Hoyte

Session 2 : 2:15  – 3:05

Adult MMA

Yellow (Mats)

Richard Salter

Zumba

Blue (Stage)

Dion & Mel

Kids Boot Camp

Red

Paul Busby / Gary Thorne

Adult Spinning

Spinning room

Hubert Clarke

Bouncy Castle/Kids Games

Green (Kids)

Fitzroy Connor / Corey Cain

Session 3 : 3:15  – 4:05

Adult Wrestling

Yellow (Mats)

Chad Edwards

Kids Kickboxing

Blue (Stage)

Matt Jackson / Mark Nichols

Adult Boot Camp

Red

Hubert Clarke

Kids Games

Green (Kids)

Joel Hoyte / Helpers

Session 4 : 4:15  – 5:05

Kids MMA / Wrestling

Yellow (Mats)

Richard Salter

Adult Self Defence

Blue (Stage)

Fitzroy Connor / Gary Thorne

Adult Spinning

Spinning room

 Mel Carvell

Adult Kick Boxing

Red

Corey Cain / Mark Nichols

Kids Games

Green (Kids)

Paul Busby / Matt Jackson

Session 5 : 5:15  – 5:45

Awards Presentation

Blue (Stage)

Trevor John

Info Area : All afternoon

Spinning

Spinning classes are done in a fitness studio, with various light and music settings to create an energized atmosphere.Instructors guide participants through workout phases. Warm-up, steady uptempo cadences, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, etc. You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling as easy or difficult as you choose. Constant adjustment is normal.

All you’ll need is workout clothes, a towel (to wipe your face) and a water bottle and you’re set to go.

(only 16 places each class so book your place on the day to avoid disappoointment)

Bootcamp 4 Kids – Paul Busby

Sergeant Paul Busby will be leading this specially designed children’s workout. A fun & challenging workout for kids aimed at improving balance, coordination flexibility and strength. Our friendly instructor says “Forget the play station it’s all about various stations of physical work & active play.”

 

Self Defence 4 Kids – Matthew Jackson & Richard Salter 

In today’s society we feel that it is important for our children to have the basic tools to protect an defend themselves. Senior instructorMatthew & Richard will deliver this session that will arm all of the participants with the basic understanding of how to deal with various self defence scenarios and what procedures to follow.

 

Boxing Basics For All – Trevor John

You don’t have to be a be a pro boxer to train the way boxers do. Now you can use real boxer’s secrets, learn correct stance and footwork, single punches – jab, cross, hook, rip then build them into combos or “punches in bunches”. If you use correct technique you are using the right muscles – core, legs, abs – and you’ll get twice as fit in half the time with triple the fun!

 

Street Dance 4 Kids – Kobika Dance

Street dance is an umbrella term, used to describe dance styles that evolved  outside of dance studios in everyday spaces such as streets, kids parties, parks, school playground’s and nightclubs. They are often improvisational and social in nature, encouraging interaction and contact with the spectators and the other dancers.Street dance is also commonly used specifically for the hip hop and funk dance styles, including break dance, popping, locking, hip hop new style, house dance and dance tricks. These dances are popular as a form of physical exercise, an art form, and for competition.

 

Wrestling – Chad Edwards

Collegiate wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling, practiced at the college and university level in the United States. Although practised frequently in the states and many other countries a good wrestling coach is hard to find here in the UK. Genesis is happy to give you the privilage of working with one of the finest so grab this opportunity as it’s one not to be missed!

 

 Kickboxing 4 Adults – Corey Cain & Mark Nichols

Instructors Corey Cain & Mark Nichols will be taking all for a kicking workout that definitely packs a punch! The session will cater for all levels from total beginner to black belt.

 

Zumba – Dione Blake & Mel Carvell 

Are you ready to party yourself into shape?

That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Zumba has taken the nation by storm and has blown 2 of Buckinghamshires most popular instructors onto the Gener8te timetable for your pleasure. Both Dione & Mel run Zumba classes in the local area and have a passion for producing truly extraordinary energetic & friendly classes for all fitness levels. No matter what shape or size there is a space for you & your friends too. From beginner to advanced you are all welcome on this fun journey whilst these two great instructors lead you to your destination.

 

MMA For Adults-Richard Salter 

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a combat sport that allows the use of striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, and taken from a variety of other combat sports. Ju jitsu wizard Richard Salter & the Genesis Team will demonstrate the application of highly effective simple to learn techniques to take away and be used as self defence methods or purely for keeping fit.

 

Bootcamp 4 Adults – Hubert Clarke & Wycombe Bootcamps

Whatever your training goals let bootcamp help you get there. If you want to lose weight, tone up or improve your overall fitness. If you are bored of the same old workout routine not giving you the change you desire, Bootcamp is for you.

Hubert, also known as H’ says “It’s all about working at your own level & pacing yourself for the challenge. This creates a great atmosphere with everyone enjoying the success of achieving their goals.”

 

Self Defence Adults – Fitzroy Connor & Gary Thorne

Fitzroy Connor & Gary Thorne will demonstrate the application of highly effective simple to learn self defence techniques to take away. No previous experience necessary as it’s as easy as A,B,C, Big, strong, small or weak, learn how to use what you naturally have to your own advantage in a confrontation or unwanted situation.

 

Cardio Combo – Corey Cain & Mel Carvell – Time: 4.30pm – 5.25pm

Corey Cain team up with Mel Carvell for an easy to follow aerobic fitness challenge for all. Get your heart & lungs pumping whilst your feet are stomping because this session is guaranteed to generate smiles all round.

 

Bouncy Castle 4 Kids

More fun options for the kids (sorry under 15yrs only) to jump, bounce & release some energy.

Dodge Ball Game 

Pinata 4 Kids

King of the Bridge 

Team Games

Lots of prizes to be won 

 

Awards & Presentations

Our end of year annual presentation to of the the awards to special students who have worked extremely hard all year to gain student of the year, fighter of the year and successfully achieved the rank of black belt. We hope that you can stay to congratulate them all and make this a special occasion for them.

Also on the day in the information area:

B.M.I. (Body Mass Index) measurement and health advise

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Wycombe Youth Action logo Wycombe Youth Action (WYA) is a charity organisation which works with thousands of young people in the High Wycombe, South Buckinghamshire region each year – the main aim of our charity is to get young people from 13 to 25 years of age involved in positive activities that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to do.

 

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