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Topic:I K F: Am. Kickboxing Champs Leigh 30/05/2009
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:41:48

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:42:29


WHO : Dave Eckersley
WHERE : Lowton Civic Hall, Leigh.
WHAT: IKF Amateur Kickboxing - 'O.S.R.' Format.

IKF Representative: Mark Matthews
IKF Referee: Craig Booth
IKF Chief Judge: Pele Nathan
IKF PROMOTER: Dave Eckersley 0044-7748 - 612- 070
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:44:22

CHAMPIONSHIP BOUTS : ( Subject to change )

I.K.F. European Amateur Bantamweight Title ( O.S.R. )

Paige Farrington ( Pict )
British & Commonwealth Champion
Warrington - ( Trained by Mark Matthews )
England ( Pictured left )

- v -

Pamala Vugth - ( Trained by Master John Deling )
( Awaiting Pict )
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:45:29

CHAMPIONSHIP BOUTS : ( Subject to change )

I.K.F. World Amateur Super-Middleweight Title ( O.S.R. )

Gavin Rogerson
British & Commonwealth Champion
Wigan - ( Trained by Craig Brown )
England ( Pictured left )

- v -

Mohamad Lamrani - ( Trained by Master John Deling )
Holland ( Awaiting picture )

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:48:33

Pictured Above :

Super-Welterweight Champion
Amateur Kickboxing( O.S.R. Format )

Lee Green
From Urmston,

Official Open Invitation:
The Amateur Kickboxing Association of England ( A.K.A. ) in association with

Dave Eckersley - Leigh Kickboxing Studio

would like to invite Instructors to enter athletes into our

IKF Amateur Kickboxing Championships ( O.S.R. format ).

Saturday 30th May 2009, Leigh, ( Near Manchester ), ENGLAND, WA3 2AH.
Entries details and entry fee payments must be submitted to A.K.A. England before
Friday 22nd May 2009,
( which is eight days prior ), at the latest.

These must be pre-paid in advance, and by cheque only ( made payable to A.K.A. Kickboxing ).

Late entries after this date will not be considered. If you are posting a cheque, please ensure that it arrives before

Friday 22nd May 2009,

as the A.K.A. office does not receive any mail at the weekends.
Please enter your athletes early to avoid disappointment, this competition will have a maximum of

30 contests on the day ( just 60 matched entries ).
There will be 'Novice' and 'Senior' I.K.F. Amateur Kickboxing Bouts. ( O.S.R. format ).
O.S.R. is the abbreviation for Open Scoring Rules, which means that the scoring is open for everyone to view during the contests to ensure fairness to all competitors. Open scoring is used for all Olympic sports, including Boxing and Taekwondo.

On A.K.A. England events, this is done using score machines mounted next to the area of play ( boxing ring ) during bouts. The format is similar to Olympic Style Rules as seen in Olympic Amateur Boxing.

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:50:35

Pictured Above :

Former ( Retired )
Super-Middleweight Champion
Amateur Kickboxing( O.S.R. Format )

Graham Sayer
in his 5th
World Title bout


Rajeet Singh

( Sayer made 4 successfull
World title defences! )

All the striking techniques and methods are allowed as is used in the professional Kickboxing system from Japan, known as K-1 , which allows Kicks, Punches and Knees - with restricted clinch holding.

This combined rules set makes for very fast and exciting contests, yet under proven safety conditions for the participating athletes.

All bouts will be I.K.F. Amateur Rules under O.S.R. Format. (athletes wearing protective equipment and open-scoring being used by the judges), and contested under the 'K-1' Style Kickboxing method.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:52:16

Two Divisions Running on the day!

' Novice Level ' Kickboxing bouts :
These are suitable for 'Inter-club' level students looking to compete with win/lose decisions. These contests only allow Controlled-Contact to the head ( No heavy-strikes).


' Senior Level ' Senior bouts :
These are suitable for students that wish to compete full-contact ( no restrictions to contact level ), yet under the proven safety regulations of O.S.R. rules.

All Competitors will receive an official I.K.F. Trophy.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:54:07
Each competitor will receive a complimentary fully edited DVD of their bout and the main Championship bouts.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:56:03

Championship Titles to be contested by the main bouts.

Colours of the Championships Belts represent Levels.

British ( Red coloured coded Belt )
Commonwealth ( Black colour coded Belt )
European ( Blue Colour Coded Belt )
World ( White Colour Coded Belt )
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:56:40

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:57:49

International or Travelling Athletes:
If you are attending from outside the U.K., please bring a national flag, and also a CD of your national anthem for the opening ceremonies.
Recommended airports :
Liverpool ( 25 mins transfer time )
Manchester ( 15 mins transfer time )
Assistance to and from the airports to the accommodation and venue will be given.
Recommended accommodation :
Trafford Centre, Manchester, with 4 Hotels, and local Restruants, Shopping
1. Swinging Bridge Premiere Lodge, Travel Inn
2. Coach House Brewers Fayre, Travel Inn
3. Tulip Inn
4. Travel Lodge, Trafford Centre

The event is held over one day, and will being held on

Saturday 30th May 2009

Lowton Civic Hall,
( Near Manchester ),
WA3 2AH.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:58:17

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 01:59:05

Further Details...
paul pearson
Posted: 2009-05-05 06:10:40
Looking forward to the show and seeing you guys again,seems ages since Darlington show.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 09:03:09
It does seem like a long time ago - lol!

Its probrably the reason that we have got a lot of students chomping at the bit to compete at this one.

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-05 09:05:18
... and probrably the reasons that a few are one or two ( or even three ) divisions heavier than they should be, lol ...

Sauna suit time for some :)
paul pearson
Posted: 2009-05-05 09:51:34
LOL yeah Neil,my lot keep promising me they will start their diet tommorow,tommorow becomes the next day etc,I got a few who could be AKA overweight champs!!.
Posted: 2009-05-05 10:31:17
we are there x
gavin r
Posted: 2009-05-05 12:04:48
hey neil when will the tickets be getting sent out mate
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-05 16:12:03
should be any day gav

BTW You looked in good shape those pics from Master Skens interclub.

This event is proving very popular with again!
gavin r
Posted: 2009-05-05 16:56:10
hey dave check out the pics of the king cobra show was near fighting weight for this show looked thin as out lol
had a week taking it easy before m,skens inter so put afew pounds back on ha ha
4wks till show time cant wait
Lee J. Hasdell
Posted: 2009-05-05 19:01:47
Hi Neil and Dave,

Ive got about 5 first timers for this event... We are looking forward to it.

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-06 05:33:46
gavin r writes:

"hey neil when will the tickets be getting sent out mate"


Craig should have them before the weekend.

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-06 05:35:38
marianne writes:

"we are there x"


See you in 4 weeks.

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-06 05:38:43
Lee J. Hasdell writes:

"Ive got about 5 first timers for this event... We are looking forward to it."



I am expecting a lot of novices on this event - which is great ( keep them busy with training goals ).

This should give all of the 2009 starters their first tests.


Posted: 2009-05-06 05:43:01
Dave + Neil you have mail
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-06 08:40:40
Hi Pete,

Nothing on my in box.

Please try


david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-06 08:53:05
Cheers pete got mine.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-07 09:46:42

Posters should be arriving through the post now to the gyms that have registered an interest.

Posted: 2009-05-08 16:11:26
I might drop by for a bit of a knockabout on this one myself. Yep, after 4 years of training and losing 45 kg in weight Mr Smith has agreed that I can have my first ever fight. It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time and even smashing up my shoulder in a cycling accident last year didn't put me off. I know a lot of people have put in time and effort to get me to this stage and after all this time I'm certainly not planning on fighting just to get a draw.
paul pearson
Posted: 2009-05-08 17:05:09
Sounds like fighting talk bro:)
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-09 12:27:04
Great stuff!
Drop onto the AKAwebsite and have a look at some downloads to get a heads up on the competition format MH.

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-12 08:59:09
There was a problem with the videodownloads - all fixed now. Enjoy -

david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-14 15:55:38

some pics from last event!
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-15 00:27:45
Mr E. Did you receive the tickets?
paul pearson
Posted: 2009-05-15 02:13:34
Got my posters Mr H :)
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-15 02:45:29
Tickets in hand but going out quickly !!

Are you staying up here darth Pearson - would you like us to sort out some accomodation ?
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-17 23:08:57
Thats good Mr P.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-19 02:15:31
I have an instructor wishing to match a few kids bouts. Junior Knockdown rules - no head contact.

We maybe able to match a few, if you have any let me know.
Posted: 2009-05-19 04:21:40
i have got some kids, will email you
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-20 04:52:40
Excellent richard - a few ninjas to fire up the day would be great!

Remember though the juniors cant go to the bar!! lol

Lee J. Hasdell
Posted: 2009-05-20 09:39:30
Looking forward to this... we got the AKA squad training tonight with the new SSJ students pushing through.

May need some more tickets?

david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-21 05:45:14
No problems Lee - good to hear it!!

let me know how many more you may need .


Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-21 13:39:05
I need some more too buddy, if you can fire some over.


gavin r
Posted: 2009-05-21 16:25:33
dave i also need 20 more tickets il ring you 2moz so i can pick them up when your at the gym cheers
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-23 11:57:23
No probs Gav!

With it being bank holiday Ill post them on tues special next day delivery for you or you can collect them if it suits you better buddy.
Posted: 2009-05-23 20:52:25
Neil, did you get our entries?
David, we need some tickets, only a few-will it be ok to just get them off you on the day
paul pearson
Posted: 2009-05-24 07:48:07
Hi David,

We are travelling back home after the show thanks,see you soon:}
Claire SSJ
Posted: 2009-05-24 11:21:35
Hi Neil/David

I have some kids too if you still need to match some up, can you let me know asap so I can get them ready.

david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-24 14:35:14
superb Claire

If you email us their details we can work on the matchups.

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-26 01:18:07
Event Update :...

On Friday we received no post from the Royal Mail, ( this occasionally happens, should they have a postman covering for another - as apparently the temporary postman cannot find the large mailbox on the wall outside the studio??!! ) - more likely he cannot be bothered walking up one flight stairs.

Therefore I have so far not received any entry forms. Hopefully these will arrive today.

I will look to start the matchups later today, and then send confirmations to the supporting instructors by Friday.



paul pearson
Posted: 2009-05-26 02:20:52
LOL Neil even I could see the mailbox on the wall and Im as blind as a bat!.
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-26 09:22:35
Generally there are lots of posties off on tuesdays after bank holiday weekends too!!! heavy bags and all!
steve p
Posted: 2009-05-26 10:44:41
Hi neil i have several juniors intrested in competing how much will it cost to compete and will it be osr rules

cheers steve
steve p
Posted: 2009-05-27 04:41:32
can any one help answering my question

cheers steve
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-27 07:45:38
Hi Steve

Please email me the childrens details

name age height weight and competition record please.

many thanks


Costs will be the similar if not the same as adults simply because of the venue and event costs along with the fact that each individual still recieves a trophy and fully edited dvd etc.
I will however confirm this
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-27 11:20:21
Should anyone require overnight lodging I can arrange preferential rates with a local hotel which has a spa and pool for a little R&R afterwards!

Indian head massage is optional extra lol!
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-27 18:23:38
If your details to not appear below, then they have not been received by the A.K.A. - Please telephone/text us as soon as possible - 07973-43-18-18

Nathan Hall - Super-Heavyweight Division ( + 97.8 Kgs )
John Brough - Super-Heavyweight Division ( + 97.8 Kgs )
Stuart Abes - Heavyweight Division ( 88.7 Kg - 97.7 Kgs )
Ben Kenley - Heavyweight Division ( 88.7 Kg - 97.7 Kgs )
Pete Rai - Heavyweight Division ( 88.7 Kg - 97.7 Kgs )
Andrew Morgan - Heavyweight Division ( 88.7 Kg - 97.7 Kgs )
Ross Elliss - Heavyweight Division ( 88.7 Kg - 97.7 Kgs )
Tristan Wright - Cruiserweight Division ( 84.6 Kg - 88.6 Kgs )
Richard Mullings - Cruiserweight Division ( 84.6 Kg - 88.6 Kgs )
Justin Hartley - Cruiserweight Division ( 84.6 Kg - 88.6 Kgs )
Marcus Houlden - Cruiserweight Division ( 84.6 Kg - 88.6 Kgs )
Mark Hewitt - Cruiserweight Division ( 84.6 Kg - 88.6 Kgs )
Mike Bradley - Cruiserweight Division ( 84.6 Kg - 88.6 Kgs )
Dean Warburton - Cruiserweight Division ( 84.6 Kg - 88.6 Kgs )
Dave Corless-Smith - Light-Cruiserweight ( 81.4 Kg - 84.5 Kgs )
Dan Edwards - Light-Cruiserweight ( 81.4 Kg - 84.5 Kgs )
Gavin Baxter - Light-Cruiserweight ( 81.4 Kg - 84.5 Kgs )
Mick Prince - Light-Cruiserweight ( 81.4 Kg - 84.5 Kgs )
Ibrahim Dumbuya Light-Cruiserweight ( 81.4 Kg - 84.5 Kgs )
Dave Morrisroe - Light-Cruiserweight ( 81.4 Kg - 84.5 Kgs )
Tom Tearl - Light-Cruiserweight ( 81.4 Kg - 84.5 Kgs )
Oliver Dutton - Light-Cruiserweight ( 81.4 Kg - 84.5 Kgs )
Mike Lawton - Light-Heavyweight Division ( 78.3 Kg - 81.3 Kg )
Craig Taylor - Light-Heavyweight Division ( 78.3 Kg - 81.3 Kg )
Steven Allen - Light-Heavyweight Division ( 78.3 Kg - 81.3 Kg )
Darren Cooper-Smith - Light-Heavyweight Division ( 78.3 Kg - 81.3 Kg )
Chris Davidson - Light-Heavyweight Division ( 78.3 Kg - 81.3 Kg )
Gavin Rogerson - Light-Heavyweight Division ( 78.3 Kg - 81.3 Kg )
Ian Robinson - Light-Heavyweight Division ( 78.3 Kg - 81.3 Kg )
Shane Hopper - Light-Heavyweight Division ( 78.3 Kg - 81.3 Kg )
Matt Guy - Super-Middleweight ( 75.1 Kg - 78.2 Kgs )
Rob Lightburn - Super-Middleweight ( 75.1 Kg - 78.2 Kgs )
Dean Whitehead - Super-Middleweight ( 75.1 Kg - 78.2 Kgs )
Steve Gordon - Super-Middleweight ( 75.1 Kg - 78.2 Kgs )
Paul Lomax - Middleweight Division ( 72.4 Kg - 75.0 Kg )
James Regan - Middleweight Division ( 72.4 Kg - 75.0 Kg )
Richard Marshall - Middleweight Division ( 72.4 Kg - 75.0 Kg )
Lewis Hunt - Middleweight Division ( 72.4 Kg - 75.0 Kg )
Anthony Bowker - Middleweight Division ( 72.4 Kg - 75.0 Kg )
Andy Harris - Middleweight Division ( 72.4 Kg - 75.0 Kg )
Nathan Epps - Middleweight Division ( 72.4 Kg - 75.0 Kg )
Kyle Walker - Middleweight Division ( 72.4 Kg - 75.0 Kg )
Jake Barton - Middleweight Division ( 72.4 Kg - 75.0 Kg )
Simon Fox - Super-Welterweight ( 66.9 Kg - 69.5 Kgs )
Matt Smith, - Super-Welterweight ( 66.9 Kg - 69.5 Kgs )
Sean Mcam. - Super-Welterweight ( 66.9 Kg - 69.5 Kgs )
Mark McGloughlin - Super-Welterweight ( 66.9 Kg - 69.5 Kgs )
Frank Collins - Super-Welterweight ( 66.9 Kg - 69.5 Kgs )
James Groome - Welterweight ( 64.6 Kg - 66.8 Kg )
Stephen Winstanley - Welterweight ( 64.6 Kg - 66.8 Kg )
Frank Childs - Welterweight ( 64.6 Kg - 66.8 Kg )
Emmanuel Ogwang - Light-Welterweight ( 62.3 Kg - 64.5 Kg )
Matt Murt - Light-Welterweight ( 62.3 Kg - 64.5 Kg )
Joe Dennehy - Light-Welterweight ( 62.3 Kg - 64.5 Kg )
Chris Panter - Super-Lightweight Division ( 57.8 Kg - 62.2 Kg )
Wayne Nurse - Super-Lightweight Division ( 57.8 Kg - 62.2 Kg )
Dan Church - Super-Lightweight Division ( 57.8 Kg - 62.2 Kg )
Paul Kean - Featherweight Division ( 57.7 Kg )

Susan McCaffrey - Super-Middleweight ( +75.1 Kgs )
Cath Stroud - Super-Middleweight ( +75.1 Kgs )
Lisa Eden - Super-Middleweight ( +75.1 Kgs )
Jenny Robbins - Super-Middleweight ( +75.1 Kgs )
Rachael Wolfenden - Super-Middleweight ( +75.1 Kgs )
Angela Atkinson - Light-Welterweight ( 62.3 Kg - 64.5 Kg )
Kerry Mayor - Super-Lightweight Division ( 57.8 Kg - 62.2 Kg )
Sally Taylor - Featherweight Division ( 57.7 Kg )
Tracey Richards - Featherweight Division ( 57.7 Kg )
Paige Farrington - - Featherweight Division ( 57.7 Kg )

Sasha Elmsley - 39kgs = K.D. Kids Division,
(K.D. = Knock Down rules - No Head Contact)

Nisha Elmsley - 38kgs = K.D. Kids Division,
(K.D. = Knock Down rules - No Head Contact)

david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-28 04:12:37
To keep with historic tradition there will be a selection of lovely fresh hot PIES for spectators from local producer Claphams.

There will also be hot dogs and buffet sandwiches for those who prefer International cuisine!

Posted: 2009-05-28 04:17:27
Best of luck with it all Dave!
And good luck to our lot (beastmasters gym) who are fighting on the day!
gavin r
Posted: 2009-05-28 10:32:45
hey guys you have me down in the enterys at lightheavyweight 78.3-81kg i fought this fight is at supermiddleweight 75-78.2kg can u confirm this as i dont want to kill myself to make weight then find out its at the weight above???or is it just a mistake can one of you clean this up b4 tonight please thanks
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-28 15:08:32
Ill make a call gav

Did you get your extra tickets?
matthew castle
Posted: 2009-05-28 19:03:01
only 2 more days will be nice to see a few of the old faces.

looks like another good day shaping up.

Posted: 2009-05-28 20:17:49
Personally I'm looking forward to a pork pie with my name on it. I've been working on making the weight but there's only so much pasta and lean chicken you can have before you get bored. 3 kg gone in the last few weeks and 47 kg gone altogether.

I could do with a ticket for Saturday (my brother wants to find out what I've been doing during all those hours down the gym). It's obviously a bit too late to send it out now but would it be possible to get something sorted out on the day?
gavin r
Posted: 2009-05-29 00:45:12
rankings are overdue a update
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-29 01:50:59
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-29 01:52:23
Hi Marcus,

I will put a ticket aside for you at the weight check.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-29 02:15:24
Rankings will be updated following this event.

I have had many emails asking me about the rankings this year.

The reason there has been no update, is that we have been looking at another system for the events.

We have been considering running in the following manner.

Please note - this is still only considered, possibly for the 2010 season.

1. Divisions :-
Returning to several divisions - ( which worked great for the first four years of the A.K.A. events).


2. Rankings :-
Giving ranking points per single bout over the course of events during the immediate season, i.e. 2009 or 2010. So at the start of the season, all players are ranked equally at zero points.

3. Championships :-
At the final event of the season, invite the 8 highest ranked athletes per division to contest the Championship 'Grandprix Tournament' title.

This would then see the leading players contest the championship title, with a quarter final,
then a semi-final for the winners of the quarter finals,
then a final for the winners of the semi finals,

- all on the same event - just like K-1 style kickboxing events.

* This may yet be a 4 man tournament as opposed to an 8 man tournament.


As I said, this is a format that we have been looking at in recent months. It has some pro's and con's. The main one being that we would not have situations when players miss out on competing for titles, due to their opponents pulling out.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-29 08:28:35
Due to last minute changes etc we are looking for...

Male - Youth Match (Age 15) - 72kgs

Male - Heavyweight - 90 Kgs

Male - Super-Heavyweight - 110 Kgs

Female - Upto 50 Kgs

Female - Over 75 Kgs.

Female - Over 85 Kgs.

david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-29 13:28:35
can anyone help with the above please
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-29 16:51:55

Should be a great little event.

30 contests in total ( which is our max, so 100% turnout again! )

2 Title bouts top of the bill - BOTH are title defences, full credit to the champions!

Best of luck to everyone competing tomorrow.

Safe journey for those travelling across the country.
Posted: 2009-05-30 19:12:39
I lost on points to Justin Hartley who was quite a tough opponent (I think the final score was 76-98), but I went the distance without getting outclassed and I hardly even noticed when I got a nosebleed after getting punched in the face. This was my first scored fight after just doing interclubs and returning from a 3 month moratorium on training last year after smashing up my shoulder in a cycling accident and I learnt a lot from it. When you get that first punch in the face you know it's real and it isn't just sparring in the gym. My thanks to David and Neil for doing the show, Kyle and Davy Mac for looking after me today, the Team Phoenix crowd for their support and everyone at Bad Company for getting me from looking like this 4 years ago:

to this today:

I will be fighting again but I don't know yet where or when.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-31 04:28:09

Well done to you Marcus.

You should be very proud of your achievements, as you have come a very long way.

For the record, the scores were.

Red Player - Marcus Houlden - Leeds.
Blue Player - Justin Hartley - Milton Keynes.

Round 1 : Red 35 - Blue 39.
Round 2 : Red 58 - Blue 76.
Round 3 : Red 76 - Blue 98.

Very good, considering that this was your first time!

A lot of people lose by outclass on their first A.K.A. contest as the K-1 style format is fast paced, straight from the starting blocks. You obviously took on board what I advised you on this, and this helped you complete the scheduled distance.

I hope that you feel you gained from the experience and would welcome you again on future events.

It was a pleasure working with you and your team,

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-31 04:33:36



Red Player - Ste Winstanley - Wigan - CHALLENGER.
Blue Player - Matt Murt - Cornwall - DEFENDING CHAMPION.

Round 1 : Red 63 - Blue 63.
Round 2 : Red 119 - Blue 124.
Round 3 : Red 186 - Blue 178.
Round 4 : Red 249 - Blue 232.
Posted: 2009-05-31 04:35:03
great day as usual, was lovely to see everyone again, well done to dave and Neil.

(Marcus, you were great x)

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-31 04:35:09

Ste Winstanley, with Ringcard girl Natalie Sharkie.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-31 04:38:01



Red Player - Gavin Rogerson - Wigan - DEFENDING CHAMPION.
Blue Player - Dan Edwards - Birmingham - CHALLENGER.

Round 1 : Red 54 - Blue 52.
Round 2 : Red 93 - Blue 88.
Round 3 : Red 137 - Blue 119.
Round 4 : Red 174 - Blue 157.
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-31 04:38:37

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-31 04:39:04

Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-05-31 04:43:27
Thankyou to all of those trainers and competitors that supported from across the country.

This was a great event. Full credit to Dave Eckersley, and his team at Leigh Kickboxing Studio who worked incredibly hard on the day to make the promotion run so smoothly.

DVD's will be out in about four weeks.

Next event.....


gavin r
Posted: 2009-05-31 05:27:31
thanks neil and all at the aka that was 98% my last amatuer fight after 2 years of competing on the aka 8 fights 2 british titles at 2 weights n commwealth title with defences later, iv gained alot of experance from fighting on the shows like making weight,listening to my corner,carryin out tactics,big crowds, toping the bill exc,all help n experance to help me in the pro,s
i would recomend this circuit to instuctors & fighters a great bridge from interclubs to pro,s to get your fighters experance n ring time without getting hurt
chok dee to all for the future am still see u at the show with the fighters from my gym
yours in mauythai
Gavin Rogerson
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-31 05:28:16
Many thanks for the kind comments - hard work as always but well woth it.

many thanks to all the trainers and competitors who attended, its not possible to do these events without your valued and continual support.

Marcus your positive experience is exactly what the AKA is all about, providing a stepping stone experience from low key normal interclubs to a proper venue and real ring experience.

No egos no animosity were all along to work together and help one another.

From raw novice to the experience and skill of the amateur champions - everyone worked together superbly.

Win or lose the level of sportsmanship and respect at this event was truly inspiring to me.

Thanks again to you all

David Eckersley!

david eckersley
Posted: 2009-05-31 05:33:17
Hey Gavin

Well done champ!!

You had a really good battle yesterday - the place was on fire for you ans Stu!!

Your a credit to the sport and will always be welcome at the events.

Craigs a great trainer and a pretty damn nice guy himself.

Good luck for now and the future buddy


Osu and chok dee.
gavin r
Posted: 2009-05-31 07:44:48
omg (spelling) yours in muaythai
thanks dave just wish that pad was ok distracted me a fair bit that lol
Neil Holden
Posted: 2009-06-01 17:18:01
Complete Results at

Lee Green
Posted: 2009-06-02 20:11:26
Well done to Dave and Leigh Kickboxing team a great day allround and some exciting bouts.
david eckersley
Posted: 2009-06-03 02:22:54
Thanks Lee

you had some strong guys on - impressive as always!

See you soon

Posted: 2009-06-15 16:10:03
Well done Ste, I know your trainer was interested in a rematch full Thai later in the year... hopefully that still goes ahead. Would love to fight you again.. last match was really good :)
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