Eddy leads the BCKA gold rush

Eddy Paddock was voted Fighter of the Day.

Eddy Paddock was voted Fighter of the Day.

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Peterborough kickboxers returned from a top martial arts event in Corby with a stack of medals.

The event at the Lodge Park Sports Centre was the BCKA National Kickboxing Championships, also featuring the European Invitation Challenge Cup.

The JAMA golden girls. From the left they are, back, Bethany Jones, Gemma Carter, front, Elizabeth Carter and Lianne Jones.

The JAMA golden girls. From the left they are, back, Bethany Jones, Gemma Carter, front, Elizabeth Carter and Lianne Jones.

Peterborough BCKA had 20 members in action and, competing against the best fighters from all over England as well as Ireland, Scotland and Germany, they managed to claim an impressive 18 gold medals plus plenty of silvers and bronze.

Peterborough BCKA chief instructor Andy Whitwell said: “It was a superb event featuring martial arts at the very top level. To come away with 18 European Invitation titles was a great achievement.

“As always, I was very proud of all of our fighters, whether they won or lost, as I know they all gave 100 per cent

“And it was great news for our new sponsor as it was our first competition in the uniforms sponsored by MT Cars - Subaru of Whittlesey.”

European Championship medal winners from Peterborough Kuk Sool Won were from the left, back, Samantha Elwes, Jay Samko, front, Nikolas Samko, Jaroslav Samko and Martin Samko.

European Championship medal winners from Peterborough Kuk Sool Won were from the left, back, Samantha Elwes, Jay Samko, front, Nikolas Samko, Jaroslav Samko and Martin Samko.

Star of the show for the Peterborough club was Eddy Paddock, the reigning junior sportsman of the year in the Peterborough Telegraph Sports Awards.

He claimed five gold medals and a bronze and he was one of three BCKA kickboxers to feature in victorious England teams in international events. The other two were Leon Gold and Matthew Lazenby.

Paddock’s outstanding effort also earned him the ‘Fighter of the Day’ trophy.

Gold finished the day with three gold medals while Freya Molloy, Abi Daulton and Kelsey Lock each won two.

Peterborough BCKA results:

Eddy Paddock

Boys cadets Under 55kg points - champion

Boys cadets Under 60kg points - champion

Juniors 16-17 years Under 70kg points - bronze

Juniors 16 - 17 Over 70kg points - champion

Cadets Under 60kg light contact - champion

Boys international team challenge - champion

Freya Molloy

Girls 16-17 years Under 65kg continuous - champion

Girls 16-17 years Over 65kg points - bronze

Ladies Under 65kg points - champion

Sam Spencer

Boys 16-17 years Under 70kg points - bronze

Boys 16-17 years -70kg continuous - champion

Boys Over 70 kg point - silver

Abi Daulton

Girls 13-15 years Under 60 kg points - champion

Girls 13-15 years Under 60 kg continuous - champion

Leon Gold

Men Under 75kg continuous - champion

Men Under 75kg points - champion

Men international team challenge - champion

Ritchie Walton

Men Over 85kg advanced - silver

Two-person weapons/kung fu sets - champion

Aaron Young

Men Over 85kg advanced - bronze

Chelsea Munday

Ladies Over 70kg point - silver

Ladies Over 70kg continuous - champion

Zac Culpin

Men advanced Over 75 kg points - bronze

Jaden Harris

Girls 16-17 years Under 55 kg - silver

Ladies 18+Over 55 kg continuous - silver

Ladies 18+ Over 55 kg points - silver

Kim Smith

Ladies Under 70kg points - silver

Ladies kung fu sets - bronze

Andy Whitwell

Two-person weapons/kung fu sets - champion

Matthew Lazenby

Boys advanced continuous Under 64kg - silver

Boys international team challenge - champion

Simon Munday

Men veterans Under 75kg +35 years - champion

Louis King

Men advanced Under 65kg points - bronze

Men advanced Under 70kg continuous - silver

Amjad Mustafa

Men advanced Under 70kg points - silver

Veteran men over 35 years Under 75kg - silver

Bradley King

Novice men Under 70kg points - champion

Novice men Under 75kg points - silver

Hannah Cameron

Girls Under 15 years kung fu sets - bronze

Colin Lock

Men veteran advanced over 35 years - silver

Kelsey Lock

Girls advanced under 13 years points Under 50kg - champion

Girls advanced under 13 years Under 45kg continuous - champion

Adam Lock

Boys advanced 10-12 years continuous - silver

Sam Booth

Advanced men Under 80 kg points - silver

Advanced men Under 80 kg continuous - silver

KUK SOOL WON

The Peterborough Kuk Sool Won martial arts school had great success at the recent WKSA European Championships in Norwich.

There were over 800 entrants and Peterborough’s small team of five won a total of 10 medals, including golds for Martin Samko (2) and Nikolas Samo. Jay Samko and Jaroslav Samko won silvers.

Instructor David Storey said “I am so proud of everyone. They all practice extremely well in class and their success is well deserved.”

The club train at the Thomas Deacon Academy. Contact David on 07717 848215 if you want more information.

JAMA SISTER ACT

The English WFMC (World Fight Sport and Martial Arts Council) Championships turned out to be an impressive sister act for city kick-boxing club JAMA.

Gemma (Under 55kg light-continuous) and younger sister Elizabeth Carter (Under 50kg semi-contact) both won gold medals as did instructors Lianne (Under 60kg semi-contact and light-continuous) and younger sister Bethany Jones (Under 50kg semi-contact, Over 65kg semi-contact and Under 50kg light-continuous).

All four qualified for the WFMC world championships in Manchester in October.