Ieuan 'The Lion' MacKenzie roars in MMA Debut!

Saturday the 7th July & the LC2 arena in Swansea; was the location for the latest BUDO FC Wales event.

Making his amateur MMA debut at just 17 years of age; Ieuan Mackenzie put on a strong display of grappling against his more experienced opponent; earning a unanimous decision from the BUDO FC judges.

Ieuan will be back in MMA action on November's BUDO card; where we hope to have a few more academy members also making their MMA debut's. 

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South Wales Schools Judo Championships

Saturday 7th July 2018; the academy had seven players compete at the annual South Wales Schools Judo Championships; congratulations to the following members who medalled on the day.

1st Place: Riley Rees, Kayden Griffiths & Leah Dunne

2nd Place: Kian Mclaren & Ruby Foster

3rd Place: Tiago Arandjelovic & Byron Palmer

The academy judo squad are working towards the Welsh National Championships in November which will decide the Welsh Team selections for 2018. 

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podium finish for Hudson at IMMAF European Championships

The IMMAF is the leading amateur governing body for the Sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA); between the 18-23rd June the best amateur MMA athletes descended upon Bucharest, Romania for the annual IMMAF European Championships. 

Representing GBR in the welterweight category was Josh Hudson. In the round of 1/16 Josh put on a dominant performance stopping his Austrian opponent Aladdin Bosankic via TKO early in the second round. 

In the round of 1/8 Josh faced Bozhidar Ivanov (Bulgaria); a measured performance saw Josh dominate all three rounds & a judge's decision to advance into the Semi-Finals. 

In the semi-final Josh faced Isakov Issa (Belgium), the number 2 seeded athlete in the draw; in a tough contest Josh struggled to overcome the strong wrestling of the Belgium; & had to settle for a 3rd place finish. 

A great first IMMAF outing for Josh; who qualifies with his medal to the World Championships in Bahrain in November; congratulations from everyone at the Academy! 

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Craig Ewers Academy Judo Interclub V: Results

16th June 2018 & the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff was the venue for the fifth edition of the CEA Interclub.

With 23 clubs & around 130 Judoka in attendance, this was the biggest interclub to date. 

We managed to top the medal table against some very strong opposition; with four gold medals (Matthew Hern, Ben Miles, Isabelle Foster, Riley Rees) six silver medals (Daniel Sadler, Kayden Griffiths, Osian Meese, Kody Travers, Alfie Parker, Cerys Palmer) & ten bronze medals (Thomas Duggan, Travis Hern, Ruby Foster, George Coates, Tiago Arandjelovic, Byron Palmer, Leah Dunn, Morgan Lennon, Dave Saif, Tommy Andrews). 

Congratulations to all that competed for the team; the next edition of the event will be in September! 

Full results of the fifth edition available at the following link. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NkypBkbj2XVRBNj9DAj-ZKhhNpwoV5vp/view?usp=sharing

 

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