Friday, 10 December 2010

Dangerous!! Joe Magovan

When the Guv is in town it's time to move out, with an unbeaten Pro K1 record Joe Magovan of SDF Gym Sheffield is not someone to take lightly. Richard Brass made the long journey from London to try and fell the Sheffield warrior who within tradition to Sheffield  looks like he most probably is made of STEEL.

With an aura of some kind of a young Dolf Lungdren this young man is destined to go far!

Janson-Piers said "It has taken a while for the switch to drop with Joe as I have seen him grow in maturity and skill over the last two years , but let me tell you....It was well worth the wait!!! This is one fighter WAKO Pro will be helping to climb to the top!!"

Stopping a skilful and game Brass in the first round with a knee that could be heard in Rotherham, the Guv took it all in his stride and very respectfully.

Well done! Another worthy and elite WAKO Pro champion!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

2010 WAKO Pro GB recognised Gold Star Promoters named!

WAKO Pro GB pride themselves in quality and maintaining standards and duly recognise promoters who raise the barrier.
Amonst this years WAKO Pro GB Gold Star Promoters awards selections are:

Tony Willis 5 Elements Basildon
Wesley Fagan NEKA Co Durham
Diamond Glove Promotions Sheffield
Richard Hepworth & Paul Powers SDF Sheffield
Grimsby Martial Arts Grimsby

Jez Hall of Satori Martial Arts Lincoln is already in talks with WAKO Pro and will be very active as of 2011, Jez has several WAKO champions already.

WAKO Pro would like to congratulate all the above mentioned people and look forward to working with you all in the new year!

WAKO Pro GB also recognise the BFKKO/WFKKO who are members of the World governing body and continuously work side by side with them and adhere to their exacting standards.


Monday, 6 December 2010

K1 Champion of the highest standard! Kerry-Louise

This is a quick press release until the full story and pics are available by the end of the week when hopefully they will appear in the Newspapers?

Kerrry-Louise steams ahead in the WAKO K1 Intercontinental  title fight held in Dinnington Sheffield this weekend gone! Full credit firstly goes to her opponent, a respectful and friendly girl in Natalie Van Niekerk who travelled all the way from South Africa to meet one of Great Britains top professional and hard hitting fighters. Van Niekerk, showed that when she entered the ropes she too had a different personality for the ring. She was focused and had COME TO FIGHT!

Led out by her own long time student Chris Blood who has just returned from a 2nd Afghanistan tour and received his Afghan medal last week, Kerry-Louise looked calm, collected and had that look of sheer confidence as she stood in a silhouette of flashing lights and smoke, the show was set......

In a fight which went the distance with the addition of bone bruising low kicks and knees, including all the boxing and kicking skills, both girls showed they were both mentally and physically prepared for the bout.
Kerry-Louise started as expected with a 30 second appraisal of her fighter to let coach “CJP” see how to handle the South African. With that out of the way Kerry-Louise moved it up into second gear to take the first round comfortably and with her opponents weaknesses now been assessed fully.
The second round went into 3rd gear with two levels left and again the home fighter was well in front at the bell.

It was plain to see that round 3 of the scheduled 5 x 3minutes was where Cris had planned for Kerry-Louise to move up to 5th and top gear. She came out and for the 3 rounds which remained and treated the whole Lyric Theatre to a display of sheer excellence.
Combination punches that would have stopped most fighters, kicks that would have downed a bull, straight singular shots which heard the audience oooooh-ing and ahhhh-ing with each bomb being unloaded.
Natalie rode the bombard of attacks and countered often with some good strong singular technique herself. But even with Natalies best it was plain to see that Natalie at nearly 6 foot tall and Kerry-Louise at only 5’5” that Kerry-Louise was built so strongly in both leg, shoulder and arm areas and as she moved in close this was where she was at the most dangerous.
This shot showing the massive muscular development and power of K-L

Kerry-Louise then turned up the pace again! Catching kicks, dummying and kicking through hard and low which saw Natalie taken to the canvas on several occasions. As the final round was called Kerry-Louise was sitting on a 4 round straight win and adding the 5thwould give her a straight set and match!
Round 5 was perfection and Kerry-Louise just showed that the extensive fitness, stamina and bag/pad training, plus all the hours of ring sparring had paid off. Again Van Niekerk saw the canvas with a massive scoop and leg take down as the fight neared the end, the final 30 seconds was shouted from Kerry-Louises corner and she tucked up and went for gold.
The final bell rung and Natalie knew that as hard as she had fought and as much as she had defied the British fighter of putting her down and keeping her down that the victory and beautiful solid Brass and leather title belt was going to be placed around Kerry-Louises waist! It was and Natalie showed her professionalism and true sportsmanship again by placing the belt around her opponent.

Tears of jubilation from Kerry-Louise and both her Mum, Dad, Brother, Grandad and Aunties showed how tense the fight had been for all of them, but it was now over and just leaving long time coach and partner Master Cris Janson-Piers as one of the UK’s top trainers, managers, coaches and promoters to now enter into talks to secure the World Crown in 2011 hopefully?
Both Cris and Kerry-Louise would like to thank all her training partners and close friend Shane Beard for his time along with other coaches who they have a great relationship with and work in unison with, namely Mr Richard Smith of Bad Co, Paul Powers SDF and Internationally with Arnaud Mimouni France and their very dear friends in Ton and Robin Vriend in Holland where the two visit as much as they can every year!
Kerry-Louise also has a thai Background and now trains with Kru Leif Taggart and is presently a purple Khan. Major influences here are all the staff at S.Vorapin Gym Thailand and also Channoy of Thailand who needs no introduction, Kerry-Louise was personally and highly praised by this major name and champion within his sport as he trained her privately on several occasions this year.
One main character who has influenced both Kerry-Louise and Cris himself, who has tirelessly worked with Kerry-Louise on the pads and sparred with her in the ring is K1 Multi World Champion Ernesto Hoost! So from “Mr Perfect” as Hoost is called….”Miss Perfect” has hailed, thank you sir! Respect to you!!
Full story and pics to be released real soon and very shortly a show real of the lady herself with footage that people have never seen whilst she has always been hid away in her climb to the ultimate goal. Kerry has won a World title in every style she has ever trained in and left the full contact scene as WAKO Pro World Champion also. Although the WAKO World title looks very interesting the mere fact that Intercontinental means anyone from any of the continents in ANY part of the World means Kerry-Louise had put herself on offer to anyone anyway, leaving the word “World” as a mere statement but another opening for her to have another fantastic title fight in 2011, which will again be local so all her supporters can go and watch.
Thank you also goes to Kerry-Louises personal sponsor (Who as always remains anonymous) without his help the fight would have not gone ahead because of the expense and the economic climate at the moment.
Sponsors All sports International who keep Kerry-Louise in tip top shape in supplying her with all her sport/food supplementation needs.
Sponsors Pentagon Toyota.
The Full show DVD and pictures of all fight on the night are available from Cris Janson-Piers, please contact him after Wednesday 8thDecember to enquire how to obtain these!

WAKO Pro GB Press  Office

Friday, 26 November 2010

WAKO Pro fighter Kerry-Louise becomes Rotherham Ambassador

Well known WAKO Pro GB fighter Kerry-Louise receives her award off the Madam Mayor of Rotherham, which included a certificate off the council, a beautiful personalised certificate off Madam Mayor herself and the "Rotherham Ambassador" badge which are few and far between. What a proud day.

The award was in recognition of Kerry-Louise's success on the World Kickboxing and K1 Kickboxing Stage and her continued work within the sport itself which also involves children of the local communities.

This presentation was also attended by close friends, training partners and family.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

K1 Judges and Referees ADVANCED Course

On the 23rd November 2010 Master Cris Janson-Piers, in line with the continuing and evolving standards of WAKO Pro GB administered a K1 Judges and referees course for its A and B class judges and Referees.

The course was very in depth and covered every area of how to judge K1 fights to give the fairest representation of score. Refereeing and correct procedure was also extensively covered.

The course finalised with an AV presentation and the examination of Judges and their scorecards.

A great evening with all participants being successful and this further demonstrated why WAKO Pro continue to produce such consistent results!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Grimsby Martial Arts Academys event, outstanding success sanctioned by WAKO.

Andy Allenby and Mick Blythin of Grimsby Martial Arts  promoted a fantastic evening of Kickboxing and K1 at the Beachcomber Club at Grimsby on Sunday 14th November 2010.

WAKO Pro GB were involved in helping these two professionals bring top flight entertainment to the Town. The event run so smoothly, mainly due to Mick and Andy working hand in glove with CJP and the strict but fair procedures of WAKO.

Not only did the locals have chance to see how they faired in the ring but Marco Mastrorocco (WAKO Italia) and Alexis Bolsunovs (WAKO Latvia) brought several of their students to see how they faired, so even though most of the fighters were novices it meant the show had an International feel to it with both coaches being champions for their country in the past!
Left to right: Marco Mastrorocco Italy, Lorenzo Miglietta, Edgars Dreikalis, Alexis Bolsunovs Latvia

Jordan Waring and Leif Taggart also had chance to show off their skills after returning from their successful trip to Holland where they fought K1. This was only after they had spent the evening judging and Jordan taking up one of his new trained skills in kickcounting for WAKO.

WAKO opens up a whole new World of competition for fighters and coaches alike and qualifications for officials under the World Governing Body of the highest standards.

Chief Sanctioning officer CJP, British Champion Jordan Waring C class Kick Counter 
World Champion Leif Taggart B Class Judge 
World Champion Kerry-Louise "A" Class International Judge and referee (Top table).
Also in attendance was: Phil Dews "A" Class International Judge and Chief Referee for 
Luke Farmer "A" class Judge.

Once again, thanks to Mick and Andy, a tremendous effort and all your hard work paid off gents!! There were some great bouts with great action, some great fight matching and every bout was won on a unanimous decision showing the judges and WAKO's exacting standards win over yet again.


Giacoma Materia RAW v Kevin Benson GFKC
F/C Amateur -91kg
Winner Benson Points

Gaz West Primal Gym v Dan Thickett GFKC
F/C Amateur -81kg
Winner West Points

Lorenzo Miglietta RAW v Edgars Dreikalis Musashi
K1 Amateur -71kg
Winner Dreikalis Points

Alex Grigorjev Musashi v Ben Horsewood GMAA
F/C Amateur -67kg
Winner Horsewood Points

There are  already talks about where GMAA are going next with shows and what they can bring to the coast. The K1 system was fought and demonstrated on the night along with kickboxing, with K1 being a newer style of the two and the public being less familiar with it. However Grimsby is no stranger to boxing fight nights and these seem to stay very strong. GMAA promote their own boxing events which can attract over 600 people at each show!

Monday, 1 November 2010

WAKO Pro GB and WAKO GB Gold Star promoters

The following promoters have been recognised by WAKO as Gold Star promoters.
This means these people have all been involved within WAKO now for a long period of time and have also taken part in meetings and courses in relation to "Good Promoting".

The award was developed 6 months ago and today, 1st November 2010 is the 1st day of its official launch.
For the full prospectus and promoters pack and news of the next Promoters course please contact
Cris Janson-Piers

Wesley Fagan NEKA
Tony Willis 5 Elements
Jez Hall Satori Martial Arts
Paul Powers Richard Hepworth SDF
Diamond Glove Promotions

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WAKO Italia and WAKO GB working together
in order to improve the fighting athletes.
The ELITE Training at Falcon Fight Academy
Story by Kerry-Louise Photography by Janson-Piers Imaging

For the past few years Elite fighter and very successful champion Marco Mastrorocco of Italy and Master Cris Janson-Piers the president of WAKO Pro GB and the National coach and Executive Director to Great Britain for WAKO GB have been communicating by email ever since Marco came to the UK. Marco expressed from an early date that he would like to work alongside Cris and develop a close sporting and working relationship, with the possibility of passing on the wealth of the knowledge they both had to each other and to each others students.  Marco has developed his own club here in the UK namely Epic Gym West London and indeed has his own fighters almost ready to go out onto the scene and is just putting the finishing touches to them.  A few years on, Saturday 18th September 2010 saw these two greats come together in Sheffield at the WAKO Pro GB training headquarters.

Marco had made the long journey to Sheffield from London with his own student Luca Caputo who was to help Marco with his demonstrations. Present on the day were a small, but very experienced class of Cris’ students, ranging from British to World Champions. Cris had selected these people carefully knowing that their experience would allow the group to work well together and at a good advanced pace. This was a key element in making the seminar flow and maximized the absorption rate of technique for all.

With Marco being a multiple Italian Thai and Full Contact champion and an incredible WAKO Rules K1 exponent (Who was coached byRoberto Fragale), it was natural that Master Cris was going to select the newest format of K1 rules as the base of the seminar. Marco has a great reputation not only as being a top class fighter but an extremely good coach, who demands nothing but the best off all he teaches.

Why have WAKO K1 Rules become so popular over the last few years then? Apart from the obvious that they are very very entertaining and the sport requires and elevated amount of fitness and stamina.

Over the last few years we have seen a massive spectator and participant increase in the ever growing UFC and MMA scene. When it first started it appeared to be mainly a ground game with the influences of such as Brazilian Ju Jitsu etc playing a main part in it. Once the fight went to the floor there could be a long wait as the fighters may be left locked on the floor right up until the end of the round. But over time and as things grew and progressed, fighters were made to stand up if the fight became inactive which then threw a greater emphasis on the requirement of a good stand up game also.

Many top gyms took on “groundwork” coaches and “stand up” coaches and this is exactly what happened at Cris’ own gym. Although he also fought in Kick Jutsu all his life and fought on the combined services judo squad whilst serving in Her Majesties Forces his real love became Full Contact kickboxing before he moved onto the K1 format. He therefore remained with the stand up and passed the groundwork, MMA onto his Chief Instructor at his gym.

So WAKO K1 rules or K1 Rules became attractive and widely followed for two reasons. One was it being a fantastic combat sport in its own right with so much variation and the other as it was seen as the ultimate in stand up requirements for the MMA scene.

The seminar started as per normal with a thorough warm up and then the students were straight into hands on practical application. No focus mitts or Thai pads etc were used during this seminar, everything was demonstrated and practiced practically to each other which gave every technique a great feeling of realism and a better understanding of not only how to do it but it gave a better perspective of body positioning and defensive or countering lines.

Both Marco and Luca were on hand to advise and correct what seemed sometimes to be minor points but again were all very important. Marco’s English was superb and it made it very interesting to see how another country portrayed K1 rules and their slant on the game. The students were all engrossed in the seminar and were taking on all the information they were being given.

What was noticeable was that Marco had obviously developed his power from his Thai fighting style but then used his Full Contact to allow his movements to become more fluent. I personally have trained and become a champion in Points, Light and Full Contact, moved on to Thai boxing of which I have still yet to compete in and I believe that all these have benefited my K1 rules fighting in one way or another. As I am always told…..K1 is a format not a style so adapt it to suit yourself as long as you fight within the rules set out on the day.

Every technique was constantly grilled but in a practical moving fashion and not a stationary robotic way which some people seem to get drawn into. As with every seminar it is not always about coming out of them and expecting things to be very different but it’s the smallest points which can be invaluable. Many times have I come away from a seminar and taken away maybe 3 or 4 pieces of new information. It maybe that some things are just explained differently, or that it shines a new light on how you perceive or understand a technique?

To finish there was a sparring and assessment session where Marco studied the fighters in the ring and watched them closely passing on comments to fighter and coach alike. Again it was very good to have an outsiders opinion on how we were doing as fighters. Just like learning that small, invaluable point on a seminar, having a weak area highlighted by an independent could lead to further improvement or even serve to keep you away from making a fatal error in combat!

After a great seminar Marco and Luca returned to our home for a meal before the long journey home and where we further discussed some personal things and also a little more on how we could all work at moving the sport on further. A great friendship was forged on that day and it looks as though it will continue to be long and successful.

Marco asked for the opportunity to comment, I have left this statement as written in his own words for maximum effect:
On a sunny Saturday morning I embark myself and my new student Luca Caputo (raised by the famous Master Franza, Torino – Italy), in a trip to North England to teach a seminar on K1 rules and meet one of the most charismatic member of the WAKO family ever met: Mr Cris Janson Piers.
Not only Mr Piers is one of the most renown people in the English Kickboxing environment, he is also (and not for a lucky chance) the President of WAKO PRO GB, Coach and coordinator of all the national combat squads for ring sports.

After he picks us up at the local train station in Retford (Nottinghamshire), we head to his HQ, stopping by his house to collect an apparently harmless couple of guys (What  a surprise when I saw them in the ring…) : Kerry and Leif.

Luca and I enjoy the view as we chat with Mr Piers along the way, in the middle of the country side (very relaxing).

The more I get to know this man, the more I like him: He jokes relaxed and makes us feel comfortable, with an impressive inner positive energy, which is all displayed describing with passion his results as Coach, his guys’ battles in the ring and all the achievements they reached!

And he also gets very serious when we discuss about the International Championships, where – for reasons we will discuss later – sometimes it is impossible to gather a full team of English fighters.
We get to the gym, not a big one, but you can “smell” the warrior spirit in it, the dedication of this guys who travel miles everyday to come and take advantage of upper class tuitions!

I was expecting few more students for the seminar, but hey… I am not Andy Sower… (A car from London – Essex – was halted in the highway for an accident and had to go back) So out of the 12 students who had been carefully selected I am happy to see 8 willing people in front of me.
Mr Piers leaves me control of the room, where I start my warm up… we are ready to go.
I have to say that these guys were very respectful and all ears and eyes: Not a single word during the seminar… just the work!

Again: I can see Mr Cris’ touch of discipline here! Such is the silence that I almost feel embarrassed!
The room is a bit chilly at the beginning… but after a warm up we are all ready to start!
We go through the basics and start to put them in practice in a dynamic environment, focusing a lot on going “in and out” the striking distance.

I try to work things in order to give them my vision of the game, taking the opportunity to explain how, in international competitions (we will touch other issues on this point later) we must work in a certain way to avoid being “over paced” by East European fighters, who work like machines with short combos at an incredible rate and frequency!

We look at evasion techniques on low kicks, boxing, pure defence and counter attacks, highlighting the importance of keeping control of body balance and how to shift it one way to another thanks to the appropriate footwork.

I am so pleased by the way all these guys follow my instructions and advice that I feel seriously rewarded…
Everyone was displaying a very good level of kickboxing, and although 3 of them - Kerry, Leif and Jordan (I do not remember surnames) – are mature fighters just back from a training trip abroad (Mr Piers keeps his methodology up to date travelling all over the world with his best students to the best training places). Last time it was at a very select secret venue, but believe me a very impressive one!!!!
They tried and practiced without even showing a blink of “ I already know this…”
They were instead ready to listen and accept my corrections whenever something was not good enough! I feel even more responsible to deliver a good lesson now.

All these guys apply things in the ring for real, so if by the end of the seminar I can give them even one single new idea/technique to work with and put in practice in a match, my mission is accomplished!
Almost 3 hours go very quickly!

At the end of the seminar Mr Piers asks me to evaluate his fighters during a quick sparring session with my student Luca.

Everyone does his bit of sparring with him…
It is an impressive display of techniques and moves: these guys are seriously prepared… but hey, no surprise given their Master and all the titles they won!
They are all great, but a special mention goes to Jordan! This kid is not even 18 and has got motor skills, accuracy and reactions of a veteran!  I wonder where this kid will be when he is 25!!!
Also two beginner students of Mr Piers (Artur and Robert, just 8 months into training) make their good display, showing more than the skills you would expect to be acquired in such a short time!!... Even Mr Piers seems to be pleased by their excellent performance!
To be honest, after all I read about Mr Piers, I didn’t expect any less!
I can only congratulate him for the great job done so far!

After the seminar we go to his home, where Kerry shows us her skills in the kitchen too… a very resourceful woman!

As the lunch gets on its way, we sit relaxed in the living room, where Mr Piers illustrates the kickboxing situation in the country.

WAKO is probably the most important Federation when it comes to ring sports and amateur tournaments!

But also its Pro Titles are very sought after!
 I have been part of it for years!
… I can see Mr Piers as a very proud member of the WAKO family!
Although a veil of sadness comes down when we speak about the GB Squad!
He would like to have the tools to create a team of fighters for the International Competitions in WAKO, but the way it is now, his hands are tied!

It is renown how high the level of skills and fighters is in these WAKO games!
I have tried myself in first place! You face the most brilliant fighters around… people they have nothing to envy to pro title holders… and many of them are that too! I remember my Master – Mr Fragale- telling me that a winner of any WAKO International Tournament is seriously the best… more than many Belt holders!

East Europeans, for instance, are all very experienced fighters, with huge number of matches from Boxing and Kickboxing… they are professionals, even when they are not formally called so! Not a case they rule most of the tournaments!

I remember people of the level of Shakuta or Magomedov, taking part at WAKO European or World Championships!

So to have a chance with such competitors you must gather the best of the best in the country!
This means to call up the best Class A, Now, in country like UK (but Italy too) that means that majority, if not all, of them are already Pro.

They fight for good money and it is unluckily to see them wearing the helmets and shin guards again… for free!

This is the first problem to face!
Second issue is that WAKO doesn’t help economically the National Teams during these games.
In UK, as opposed to Italy, the National Amateur Federation doesn’t rely on big fees to be paid by the clubs to raise the money for international meetings;
To be WAKO member in UK or a coach it is not an expensive fee.
Bottom line is that each member of the national squad must provide for himself tickets and expenses during the stay abroad!

It is normal that pro fighters, used to get paid for stepping in the ring, do not have interest in such mission, where not only you go toe to toe with dangerous opponents, you must also to pay for that!
Although representing your own country should be motivational enough, yet… having to face such big expenses would put off almost everyone!

Many good fighters can’t afford that!
Hence the reason for which GB National Team is lacking of consistency in WAKO international events, but not when it comes all expense pro title event!

I would like to ask him what his solution to the problem would be: if increasing and how the Amateur Federation revenues, or what other plan he would put in place to sort things out… but lunch is ready and we are starving…

I promise myself to ask him this question on our way back to the Station…
As I eat with Luca I reflect on why I often see WAKO events held here (amateurs and pro), but rarely I hear of achievements in WAKO International Championships… what a shame for such a strong Country, with big talents like the ones I saw today!

As we head back to the station, Mr Piers and I talk about private issues such as family, life in the country side and the great day spent together… unfortunately I forget to ask him the question regarding the WAKO issue!

It has been a very positive experience for me and hopefully only the beginning for a fruitful cooperation!

In answer to Marcos question:  “I believe first a foremost that it is essential that the fighters receive at least some funding to aid their travel, time off work and away from family. My own personal fighters have used the WAKO sponsorship letter I personally produce to raise enough money to pay for the whole trip and this has worked every time. However it is hard when we, as a squad find out some countries are not only paid to go to International competition but all their training up to the championships is paid for also.

Countries such as Norway have a very strict trailing process and also a strict way that kickboxers progress within the country with a bronze , silver and gold glove system before they can compete at a higher level and all gradings and progress is governed by one body so standards cannot be lowered or watered down.

Next year and towards the end of this year, I intend to put a whole new system into place, maybe also set on a team manager to work alongside myself and have a fresh look at how to introduce new blood to the squad. I know that if, like the other countries we could convince our best pro fighters to attend the WAKO championships, just like some of the Pro Thai fighters of Thailand and kickboxers from all over the World who have hundreds of fights and who still entered the World Games in Beijing this year and then reaping the benefits by winning the very first Olympic type Martial Arts Games, we could do the same!

The WAKO International competition is not an Amateur competition , it is an open format where the best of the World are invited, it is the rules that state what protection should be worn and unfortunately seasoned pros sometimes also do not like the wearing of headguards, maybe feeling they will then be represented as a pro fighting amateur then returning to Pro kickboxing on their return home, or the fact that they have to fight in a tournament situation, another reason some see as a barrier when considering competing.

Trials are starting very soon for the 2011 games and I personally welcome any top level fighters from the age of 15 years upwards to come and trial for both the cadet and adult teams in Full Contact, Low Kick and WAKO K1 Rules. Just call me on 07973 748907 or email me at
On stating the above it should also be said that the British fighters who have competed within WAKO Pro at European, Intercontinental and World level have done us proud and some have beaten some very good champions to put us in the number one spot in the World rankings and become the proud owners of the coveted and much sort after WAKO Pro title belt. With one more International Pro challenge left this year and some already arranged for next year hopefully GB can prove its worth yet again.

On a last and personal note I also have offered in the past to become part of the World Ringsports committee as I can offer a whole wealth of experience in this area and help towards the fair treatment of all athletes. I have also submitted work and studies on the newly introduced WAKO K1 rules and a fully documented and illustrated work on the rights and wrongs of the judging/refereeing system in the K1 format. ”

Back to the day in hand……….A great partnership has been formed!Marco will also provide Cris and WAKO GB with the added benefit that he is a WAKO International Judge and referee which means whilst living in the UK he can provide an independent International service for Cris when required as Cris regularly promotes WAKO European, Intercontinental or World title fights himself. It will also not be too long before Marco’s own fighters are seen in competition within the UK so watch this space and beware!!

All in all a great day and a great move forward for WAKO and WAKO K1 Rules!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Which GB fighter is next up?

Kerry-Louise has been lying very low recently, but training hard. She will be fighting at the end of the year under WAKO K1 Rules for a title, keep your eyes peeled!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Dean Petty Spartans Gym New WAKO GB Amateur Northern Area Title winner

Dean Petty Spartans Gym is the new WAKO Amateur Northern Area Title winner after beating Colin Weighill of NEKA over 5 rounds on points (There was just 1 point separating the two fighters showing perfect fight matching!) at the Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley, County Durham WAKO Pro show promoted by Wez Fagan. 17th July 2010.