First of all I must apologise for the recent lack of updates to the website, it’s been a particularly busy time and with so much going on it’s been hard to get the time.
So, with that said being said here is a quick update on recent and future events and news to get us all back up to date
On October 16th we had the 3rd Battle of Kent event of the year and once again we welcomed over 200 kickboxers from all over the country to the Lordswood Leisure Centre with over 50 members of the TKO Academy taking part and although many taking part were very inexperienced we were very pleased with the success of the team scoring a win ratio of over 70%, so a good day was had by all.
During October we announced the line up for the next KOMBAT ZONE event entitled ‘Collision’ and set for 27th November and once again to be held at the Casino Rooms in Rochester. We have a full TKO line up set to appear in both Kickboxing and White Collar Boxing contests. Garthy Shove will be taking part in the first defence of his recently acquired English light-welterweight title when he meets the unbeaten Sami Salem from Swindon and amongst our full bill will be a special International K1 clash between Karim Benaibouce from France and Yanis Lyashenko from the Ukraine. This should be a great fight and we are pleased to be able to bring this to the show.
Just yesterday we had the last grading of the year and this one featured our annual Black Belt grading. Congratulations go to our new 1st Dan Black Belts George Hennon, Myra Blair, Paula Stone, Stephen Collins and Frank Hennon who gained his second Dan. Well done everyone
This coming Friday 18th November we will be having the 2011 TKO Presentation night at the Grangemoor Hotel in Maidstone and we look forward to seeing members from all 3 TKO Academies and presentations will be made to the TKO Students of the year, the TKO fighter of the year and to all our new TKO Kickboxing Black Belts.