Genesis Unleashed Fight Team

Congratulations to Genesis students Shannon Barlow, Louise Birkett and WKA World Champion Archie Thompson! They are the first 3 members to be inducted into the Genesis Unleashed Fight Team and were presented with their new Unleashed Fight Team uniforms at the last Squad Training session on the 9th July 2011.

The first Bank Holiday of Easter saw twenty martial arts enthusiasts get to Wycombe sports centre on Good Friday at 9am and put in 1 1/hr training session. Matt Holland led the session with light shadow boxing, followed by clinch work. After three rounds everybody was more than warm and ready to work combination striking and takedowns. With different experiences and abilities the class was split in two with technique being the focus for one group and the other group were more competitive sparring.

With several guys having up and coming fights the atmosphere was buzzing!! After 4 x 5 minute rounds we decided to call it a day with bbq`s and family’s to go to.  We decided to to it all again next week 9am before the royal wedding…… we hope to see some familiar faces there!

Trevor John

Thursday 17th March is the special day of senior instructor Paul Busby.Paul Busby

I’m sure he will be overwhelmed with all of your gifts and cards as he will probably be teaching on this day (So dedicated). Don’t forget to issue him with the bumps to celebrate.

From all at Genesis Martial Arts,

Paul, we hope you have a good day!

After many weeks of hard training, Genesis Martial Arts Black Belt Matthew Holland finally stepped into the cage in Bristol on Saturday night, as a part of the Tear Up MMA show.  Roughly 3,000 spectators watched the fight live, with coverage provided by Sky Sports and Clash TV.

Genesis Black Belt Matthew Holland

The show started fast with many of the first 8 bouts ending quickly in the first round. Some were over within 30 seconds! Between bouts we had some excellent performances from XMA Martial Artists and Capoeira. After a second break and demo, it was finally time for Matthew to approach the cage, helped along by Genesis Instructor Corey Cain and friend Jay Bacchus who were to work his corner.Matthew started explosively, proving his dominance on his stand up over his rival. Matthew worked the leg kicks well, landing several hard shots to his opponent’s front leg. The fight continued at this pace for around 1 minute, before it went to the ground. Matthew suddenly found himself looking at being taken by a guillotine move, a technique that had finished over half of the fights that evening. Matthew kept his cool, moved into side control, then gradually managed to stand up and force himself out of the lock, us supporters were getting nervous! Again the fight was back to stand up, and Matthew was again proving he was by far the stronger here, landing several leg kicks and punch combinations. Matthew’s opponent forced the clinch, and started working his knees. Again us supporters were getting nervous as Matt took a few hard knees to the body, but again kept his cool and worked his way out and away from the cage side.

The fight then went to the ground again, however it was evident Matt’s opponent was tiring! Was this Matts chance?! Within seconds Matthew managed to manoeuvre onto his opponents back, a critical position in ju-jitsu. With his opponent tiring, Matthew kept his cool and gradually worked in his arm across the neck into a choke position, a few seconds of struggle and it was all over!! A round one win, by submission, by a rear choke!!! Well done Matt!!!!! Genesis Instructor Corey Cain and friend Jay Bacchus rushed into the cage to pick Matt up and congratulate him. Matt had not only won in round one, but also ended his opponents 7 fight win streak.

A great night was had by all, followed by a long drive home and an early start the next day for the Genesis Black Belts for training!We are all immensely proud of Matthew’s achievement. This proves that his hard work and dedication, along with all our weeks of training, injuries, sweat and a bit of blood have proven to do the job. Thanks to everyone who have helped out this year, and bring on the next one! Matt Vladar is rumoured to be fighting this year too…… 😉

On the 4th March 2011 Genesis Martial Arts students and instructors made their way over to Dublin, Ireland, for the biggest open Martial Arts tournament in the world, The Irish Open! Every year thousands of athletes from all around the world arrive at the City West Hotel, for 4 days of intense action (and fun!). With so many associations nowadays, practically anyone and everyone is a World Champion of one thing or another. The Irish Open is unique in that everyone attends, making this the one title to win above all others.

The Genesis Team consisted of: Instructors Corey Cain, Matthew Jackson, Paul Busby and Les Austin, fighters Raj Chiripal, Daniel Savage and Arjun Dulay, along with spectactors Petar Stevanovic, Paul Benedetti and a few other close friends.Genesis Irish Open 2011

First up after the weigh in was the team event on the Friday evening. With Paul Busby behind his Team SAP UK, Genesis was represented by Raj Chiripal who took an open place on the ‘Maddogs’ team from Stoke. A first round win against a strong Irish team set up a second round showdown with the world famous Team USA Allstars, a team that have won this whole event several times and have names like Raymond Daniels present. Raj was selected to fight Willie Hicks from USA. This was a huge fight for Raj, who after initially losing a few points, found his way with his perfectly timed defense jab, and with 20 seconds to was winning 9-7! Hicks pulled out a headkick in the dying seconds, meaning Raj finally lost this one by only a single point, a massive achievement against a totally professional and world famous rival. Team USA went onto the final, where they finally lost to Team Kiraly from Hungary.

Saturday came and brought us the mens semi contact and light contact sections. Arjun Dulay started the day off for Genesis in fine form in the mens -57kg section. This was Arjun’s first ever attempt in a mens category. As said this is THE title to win in the world today. One mens section had 94 competitors in it, and over 60 of them were CURRENT World Champions. Every fight is a world championship final. Arjun won his first ever adults fight against a Hungarian, before losing out to the eventual winner(!) in the second round.

Raj Chirpal was up next in the mens under 63kg light contact. Raj is one of the top fighters in this division, so the expectations were set high. Raj didn’t disappoint… fight one was a unaminous decision win over an Italian fighter, fight 2 was another unaminous win against a Romanian. A semi final matchup was set against Gio Marchese, a top fighter from Bristol, this time a split decision win for Raj, putting him in the final against the current World Full Contact Champion at this weight (an Irish fighter). The first round of the final was close and could have gone either way, the second round Raj started edging ahead with several clean head kicks scoring, this was looking like his fight!! The end of the fight came, and to everyone’s disbelief we had a split decision in favour of the Irish fighter! The disappointment was obviously there, however a 2nd place in the toughest tournament in the world isn’t exactly bad going and a great advert for Genesis.

Next up was Daniel Savage in the mens light contact -74kg division. This was Dan’s first ever international outing, a massive step up from anything he has experienced in the UK. Dan was up against an Italian fighter. This was a close fight, however the Italians experience showed through and he took the decision.

Raj Chiripal was up again for the Semi Contact -63kg section. Raj beat an Italian easily in the first round, before losing out to a fighter from Team Full Circle (USA). The first round was a draw however Raj’s American rival pulled away in the second.

Arjun Dulay was up again next for his under 18 sections, where he entered both the under 165cm and +165cm categories. Arjun was on fire in the under 165cm, beating 2 Italian fighters and then one Irish fighter on the run, just to get to the Quarter Finals! Arjun eventually lost here by sudden death (first to score) after a very, very close fight. Tired from his previous fights Arjun lost the first round of the +165cm section in extra time.

Now it was time to sit back and relax as the action unfolded. Martial Arts Superstar Raymond ‘The Real Deal’ Daniels went on to win the main event (Openweight section) AGAIN, for the 8th year running. This is a feat which will NEVER be beaten, this guy has to be seen to be believed! The UK star Michael Page put on a good show for everyone, and finally the after party was as great as always 😉

Next year we will be looking for more students from Genesis to step forward and represent us at the Worlds greatest tournament, so if that sounds like you then it’s time to get training!!! See you all next year, in Dublin, at the IRISH OPEN.

Congratulations to all who passed. Special well done to Matthew Knight who passed with the highest mark of the day. Feedback sheets with a full breakdown of your marks will be available from your instructor shortly. Belts and Certificates will be handed out in class with 14 days.

 

Main Grading Results as follows:

WHITE BELT EXAM, Pass mark 60%:

Aleksander Dzialak  –  74.7%

Venothan Gunasingham  –  73%

Kai Drummond  –  72.7%

Ashley Howell  –  73.3%

Izaak Younis  –  73%

Tom Daly  –  70.7%

Zain Iqbal  –  73%

Finn O Mahony  –  74%

Naquash Iqbal –  74%

Charlie McDermott  –  74.3%

Tulayb Mahmood  –  73%

Ajanthan Gunasingham  –  73%

Robert Paddock  –  73.3%

Nathan Free  –  73.3%

Alison Drummond  –  75%  **Highest Mark**

Ella Clowry Cooper  –  73%

Max Dangphai  –  73.3%

Andrew Stone  –  73%

Brogan Wiggins  –  73%

Nick Sambicci  –  73%

Kurt Hicks  –  74.3%

Lea Wiggins  –  73%

Luke Taylor  –  73%

Kira Toddington  –  73%

Otto Summerell  –  73%

Glen Ansalem  –  73%

Romario Hale  –  73.3%

Courtney Small  –  74%

 

BLUE BELT EXAM, PASS MARK 70%:

Luke McDowall  –  71.5%

Kieran Johnson  –  72.3%

Harvey Kirkby  –  72%

Jet Westwood  –  72%

Kavan Purewal  –  71%

Matthew Knight –  81%  **HIGHEST MARK**

Savannah Buckland  –  78.2%

Oliver Osborne  –  74.2%

Matthew Sirrell  –  73.2%

Soroush Mahdavi  –  73.5%

Amanda Farmer  –  74.8%

Carl Right  –  76.3%

Thomas Stone  –  76.2%

Michael Stone  –  77.2%

Robert Brignell  –  73.8%

 

ORANGE BELT EXAM, PASS MARK 70%

Megan Denham  –  74.3%

Zoe Glover  –  74%

Celia Murphy  –  73.7%

Zarah Sultan  –  73.7%

Prebsharn Aujla  –  71.7%

Billy Lindsay  –  71%

Laura Darby  –  75.7%

Peter Hill   –  76.8%  **HIGHEST MARK**

Andrew Hill  –  76.2%

Mathew Snudden  –  73%

Nicola Hannant  –  74.3%

Michael Wellington  –  75%

Samuel Balfour  –  76.3%

Julie Stroud  –  74%

David Stroud  –  74%

Mark Battle  –  74.8%

Agnad Grewal  –  71.7%

Amar Kang  –  73.3%

Agata Halaszkiewicz  –  73.8%

 

GREEN BELT EXAM, PASSMARK 70%:

John Gatehouse  –  74%

Hakeem Ali  –  74%

Daniel Board  –  71.3%

Josef Lindsay  –  73%

Aaron Dancer  –  74%

Dominic James  –  73%

Mike Suttie  –  80.7%  **HIGHEST MARK**

Kieran Small  –  72.7%

Omar Patel  –  70.3%

Petar Stevanovic  –  75.3%

 

PURPLE BELT EXAM, PASSMARK 70%:

Thomas Lawrence  –  72.3%

Shannon O’Hara  –  75.7%

Eddie Quigley  –  80.3%  **HIGHEST MARK**

James Mullins  –  74.7%

Samuel Garden  –  72.3%

Helene Weaver  –  74%

Nolan Sawyer  –  74.7%

 

BROWN BELT EXAM, PASSMARK 70%:

Auriane Joggaby  –  73.3%

Patrick Dodds  –  74.3%

Rosalind Lidster  –  80.7%  **HIGHEST MARK**

Ken Dennington Holdrick  –  77%

Kelly Dennington Holdrick  –  76.7%

Wesley Bobb –  70.3%

Paul Thomas  –  74.2%

Cyrus Birgani  –  72.5%