On the weekend of the 20th of February to the 21st of February, Team Evolution of Evolution Martial Arts in Boston travelled to the North Solihull Sports Centre which held the WAKO British National Kickboxing Championships 2016. Team Evolution came away with 4x Gold, 3x Silver and 2x Bronze.
After a fantastic weekend, Team Evolution came away with four new British Champions, Nesta Baxter (x2), Mark Baldry and Talon Chambers.
Nesta Baxter fought on the Saturday in continuous kickboxing where she fought in the girls older cadet (13-15yrs) -55kg and girls junior (16-18yrs) -55kg. Nesta won both of these sections in 2015 so was the defending champion. After some great fights, Nesta defended her titles in both sections and became 2x WAKO British Champion 2016.
Mark Baldry also fought on the Saturday in continuous kickboxing where he fought in the +94kg Veteran Men's Category, last year Mark Baldry won the Men's Veteran -94kg category. This year Mark won his fight to claim the WAKO British Champion title once again.
Talon Chambers,9, fought in the Boys -10-year-old +37kg continuous category on theSaturday where after winning his final became WAKO British Champion 2016, his biggest achievement to date.
Talon also fought on the Sunday in the Boys -10year old +37kg Point fighting where he claimed a bronze medal.
Kev Hunter claimed a silver medal at this years championship in his category of Men's -84kg continuous kickboxing after some great wins he had an experienced fighter in the final but after a great effort he settled with a well-deserved silver.
Mackenzie Warrant,9, fought in the Boys -10years old -32kg continuous category and after some outstanding performances placed 2nd in Britain.
Chelsea Leggatt fought in the Junior Girls (16-18yrs) -70kg continuous category where she claimed a silver after narrowly loosing to a Team GB fighter in the final.
Ben Watson, who fought in the Men's -74kg continuous category came away with a bronze medal in a very tough division and showing some brilliant performances.
Riley Brocklesby, Archie Lenton, Zac Baldry, Paige Stedman, Vicki Bradford, Leah Stedman, Harry Lenton, John Chambers and Becky Hourihan all came away with runner-up but had some top class performances and gave everything in their fighting.
Coach Linda Baxter was very proud of all of the Team Evolution fighters this weekend and says she is looking forward to a successful 2016 after a great start to the year.
All of the competitors who placed at this British Championships have now been invited to train with the Great Britain National team and have the opportunity to try and get a place on the GB squad for 2016.
Team Evolution will be fighting in Dublin, Ireland at the prestigious Irish Open 2016 from Friday 4th March to Sunday 6th March, a big good luck to the team who are representing the club out there.
If you would like to try kickboxing or get fit please, head over to their Facebook page"Evolution Martial Arts" or call into the gym on Fogarty's Site, Fishtoft Road, Boston PE21 0AH.
Some of Team Evolution who fought at the WAKO British Championships. From top left to right Mark Baldry, Becky Hourihan, Zac Baldry, Ben Watson, John Chambers, Kev Hunter, Nesta Baxter. Bottom left to right Talon Chambers, Paige Stedman, Riley Brocklesby, Mackenzie Warrant, Leah Stedman and Chelsea Leggatt.