Rus­sell lands Knock­down vic­tory

Karate

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

MEM­BERS from Ash­ford’s branch of In­ter­na­tional Karate KyokushinKaiKan en­joyed suc­cess at the 2nd Open Knock­down Tour­na­ment, held at The Pent Val­ley Leisure Cen­tre in Folke­stone. More than 30 tro­phies were up for grabs and Stephanie Rus­sell won the girls’ com­pe­ti­tion, Mark Row­land was sec­ond in the youth light­weight class, while Ben Bris­tow was run­ner-up in the youth mid­dleweight cat­e­gory. Ash­ford in­struc­tor Richard Nye, back in com­pe­ti­tion af­ter a break of 10 years, took sec­ond place in the open men’s light­weight, record­ing the fastest knock­out of 35 sec­onds with a su­perb head kick.

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