Three fighters and one Coach from IKK represented at recent BKK English Open. Sean Murtagh from Mullingar Dojo was first fight of the Tournament day in M/W Novice and fought very well for only his second outing against a more experienced Welsh Fighter. The fight went 2 rounds and unfortunately Sean had 2 flags against him and the ref. went with his opponent. Sean will fight in Wales in a few weeks.
Miroslaw Wierzbinski from Mullingar fought in Novice L/W and was also up against a more experienced English fighter. Miroslaw fought well for his first ever time at Knockdown and got some nice jodan kicks in. Unfortunately experience told and the English fighter got the decision after the first round. This fighter went on to win the eventual Tournament.
Aneta Meskauskiene from Killester Dojo fought Emma Markwell in the Open Women’s H/W final as there were just 2 entries in this division. The first round in the final was 3 mins and both girls fought really well neither giving way. Another 2 rounds of 2 mins each was battled out and a split decision was called with Emma gaining the referee’s vote. Aneta fought brilliantly and it could have gone either way. Technique and fighting spirit was excellent from both fighters.