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ISSUE 4 22/07/2013

ALL THE RESULTS FROM EIKÖ4 INFO ON THE NEXT SHOW, EIKÖ5 - 28/07

WHO WON THE TRIP TO TEAM QUEST IN THAILAND? ????? IN THAILAND An interview with the winner on how their trip went.

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The build up to Eikรถ4 was an event full one, it was very exciting and despite late dropouts on the pro card, the show did not disappoint, with intense action coming in the form of a fantastic 4-Man Amateur MMA Tournament which would send the winner to Thailand to train with Team Quest in Chiang Mai. We take you back to each bout and how things went down as well as an interview with the winner of the tournament and how he found his time in Thailand. First of all you may wish to view the build up to the event covered by SKY Tyne and Wear in the below video on their on their website:

Read on to find out how things went down at Eikรถ4, the 4-Man tournament, all the other bouts and also how the winner found their trip to Thailand.

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UAR MMA

UNIFIED AMATEUR RULES

T H E F U T U R E O F A M AT E U R M M A I N T H E U K


THE RULES 3 minute rounds

6-8oz gloves

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NO elbows

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x NO twisters “‘Amateur’ Mixed Martial Arts in the UK has historically had rule sets in many forms. We, along with many other high profile people within the MMA community in this country, are pushing to use one simple standardized set of rules. Above is a shortlist of the "UNIFIED AMATEUR RULES" that should be used. Renowned referee Marc Goddard also explains the reasons for having a standardized set of rules. The rule set is the Professional "UNIFIED RULES" for MMA with a few basic adjustments outlined in the above graphic.” - MMA OFFICIALS As these rules become the standard, you will see the old rules disappear, we have already gotten rid of the old “amateur rules for Eikö shows, and as the clubs get used to these new rules you will see us slowly fazwe out the “Semi-Pro” rules of old, which we are for now categorising as “Amateur B-Class”.


Amateur B-Class (Semi-Pro) Bobby Scott Felling Warriors

John Henney Tap Out Knock Out

77KG

This was a too and fro battle, fought at a high pace, it went the distance and came down to a judges decision

Bobby Scott couldn’t capitalise on this position before the 1st Round bell rang, with John Henney showing resilience to make through to the next round.


As the fight progressed Henney pushed forward, started to get the better of the exchanges and took the more dominating positions.

Overall this was a great contest and one that was really hard to judge, going to a split decision...

WINNER - John Henney

| Tap Out Knock Out


Amateur-Class (Semi-Pro) Liam Scot

The Fish Tank

Johnny Mcgee

Independent fighter

80kg

Liam Scott after showing he could stand and strike with Mcgee looked to test Mcgee up against the Octagon wall and on the ground...

Once on the ground game was intiated, Liam quickly looked to make use of his long lengs, controlling Mcgee with his guard before implementing a traingle choke to secure the vicotry.


WINNER - Liam Scott

| The Fish Tank


Amateur B-Class (Semi-Pro) Mark Connell

Chrissy Johnson

Viper MMA

Vision

67KG

This was a great performance from two tough warriros. Back and forth both fighters pushed each other across three hard fought rounds. This performance earned both fighters a Fight of the Night award from our sponrsors FSI and H2N.

FIGHT OF THED NIGHT AWAR This bout got the sponsors fight of the night award, with both fihgters receivning a protein stack courtesy of H2N and free PT Sessions from top S&C facillity, the Functional Strength Insitute.


As the fight progressed, chrissy looked to have lost in the Second when he was knocked to the floor by Mark, but he fought back to get throught the round.

Winner - Chrissy Johnston

| Vision

Johnston Picked up the win via a Split decision in a very close fought match


Amateur B-Class (Semi-Pro) Tom Davison

Jed Ramshaw

The Fish Tank

Viper MMA

77KG


Still bearing a bloodied face from the earlier exchanges, as the two went to the ground and Ramshaw looked to apply some major aggression Davidson controlled the fight from his back, making multiple submission attempts and leaving Ramshaw to defend until the bell.

WINNER - Tom Davison

| The Fish Tank

Tom Davidson takes the win via judges decision.


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K 1-Rule s K I C K B O X I N G An Introduction to K1 Rules Kickboxing The K1 Brand Grand Prix’s brought international fame to their unique rules of kickboxing, incorporating elements of all the standup martial arts such as the standard kicks and punches Kickboxing as well as incorporating the low level kicking and clinch work of Thaiboxing. What is contested at Eikö shows is the standard across the UK with various rules changes for A (Pro) and B & C Class (amateur rules).

Key Rules

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Punches and Kicks are legal to the head, body and legs. Fighters may use a Single hand clinch and deliver one Strike, then the Clinch must be released. Knee strikes are allowed but you may not knee to the head while using the clinch/ grabing the head.


Amateur k1 Rules Kickboxing Chris Thorpe

Langham Gym

Simon Lofthouse

New Blood Martial Arts

77KG

This one was an old fashioned sloberknocker. The idea of taking a hit so that you can give a harder one seemed to be on the mind of both competitors at times. Only one winner but both both gave it everything.


WINNER - Chris Thorpe | Langham Gym


Amateur k1 Rules Kickboxing Kerry Maserati

Carlson Gracie

Tania Lockhart

Spirit Dojo

77KG A Clash of styles as two competitors went at it in a women’s K1 Rules Kickboxing bout. Both fighters showed good resolve and determination to make their own game plan work, showing good technique and discipline.


This bout was very close and went the full 3 rounds, leaving a difficult decision in the hands of the judges...

DRAW

...the Judges could not seperate the two in this bout and scored it a draw.


Unified Amateur Rules MMA (UAR) Steven Roscoe

Carl Pervis

Core MMA

Felling Warriors

Another superbly even matched bout making for an exciting watch. Both fighters were full of confidence, with each taking the stance that the best form of defence is attack. That is not to say either fighter was reckless, but it did lead both men to find themselves in dangerous positions that they both managed to fight out of.

68KG


This bout was very close and went the full 3 rounds, leaving a difficult decision in the hands of the judges...

WIINNER - Steven Roscoe

| Core MMA

Via Unanimous decision


Unified Amateur Rules MMA (UAR)

T N E M A N R U O T 4-MAN

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As the bell rang, both fighters came out of the blocks at a pace, they quickly came together with no hanging around to feel each other out. Shots were exchanged quickly before Holmes looked to take the initiative with a an attempted takedown. This was partially stuffed by Zell, but in an attempted ot make it count, homes drove zell towards the wall of the Octagon with everything he had. Just before they collided into the wall, Zell skilfully rotated, used his momentum against him and turned Holme’s, slamming him hard into the wall instead. This Clearly knocked the wind out of Holmes and allowed Zell to take him to the floor. As Holmes looked to try to get straight back to his feet, he gave up his back, Zell pounced, took the rear mount and secured a rear naked choke with speed. Holmes was helpless to escape and had no option but to tap, making Zell Victorious.


Zell Celebrates his win with his team Combat Sports Newcastle. His prize of a trip to Thailand is what this tournament was all for and we caught up with him once he got back...


Zell in Thailand... Hi Zell, congratulations on winning the 4-Man, after the adrenaline of winning had wore off, were you excited to be travelling to Thailand? Yes, I am very pleased to have had this very exciting opportunity to see the country of origin of such sport as muay tai

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How was travelling there? Did you go on your own? No, I went on the trip with my friends, who were really supportive. We had a lot of fun in Thailand, and even though it was a long, 12-hour flight, it was totally worth it.

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You were the receiver of a weeks trainingat Team Quest in Chiang Mai, what are their facilities like?

All of the necessary training equipment was provided, such as an outside ring and an inside matted grappling area. The presence and availability of facilities was very good.


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What kind of training did you do with Team Quest? They offer a variety of different training programs on all levels. Personally, I have tried MMA grappling and muay tai.

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Was it different training in Thailand to say England or Chechnya? Basically, the main difference between training in Thailand and England is that the English training is more intense. In Thailand, on the other hand, the training is more relaxed due to it being undertaken whilst enjoying the holiday.


How did you find the Thai People and their Culture? The culture of Thailand is fascinating, which differs greatly from UK and Chechnya. People are very hospitable, which made us feel very welcome surrounded by a friendly atmosphere.

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ry e njoying t he sce ne You Stayed in Chang mai while at Team Quest, what is it like as a place to visit? I very much enjoyed the training given in Thailand, it gave me a big opportunity to gain great experience and training. However, in my opinion, Chang Mai is more of a place to have a holiday rather than to have training vacation.

Even the park is a great place to be.


Did you go anywhere else in Thailand? I have travelled around Chang Mai to see beautiful places and famous sights. I have also visited Bangkok, which is a much busier place with more places to see.

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Overall my trip was great, I enjoyed it very much. It was worth each minute of training to win this Eiko tournament and get the chance to go to Thailand. If you wish to have a holiday, Chang Mai is the perfect place, but when I go bavk to Thailand, I would like to go to Phuket, which is in the south part of Thailand. I have heard they have loads of different camps there for beginners as well as for more advanced martial artistsw.

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PRO MMA

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

PROF ES S I ON A L RU L ES M I X E D M A RTI A L A RT S


Professional MMA Paul Gregson

Lewis Monarch

Team Phoenix

The Fish Tank

70KG

The first pro fight was one that was very much highly anticipated by anyone who had followed both of these two young fighters in their undefeated starts in MMA.

Lewis showed very good wrestling and all-round grappling control. Although Gregson did well to get back to his feet and land some strikes.


In the clinch, Gregson gained some momentum, but this was soon to be stoped by his opponent...

Lewis Monarch would catch Gregson while exiting the clinch, knocking him to the floor, he quickly followed it up with some powerful GnP shots, forcing the referee to stop the bout.

WIINNER - Lewis Monarch

| The Fish Tank

Via Stoppage (TKO)


Unified Amateur Rules MMA (UAR) Andy Speirs Tap out Knock Out

Yan Novako

Independant

HEAVY WEIGHT

Andy Spiers wasting no time in putting pressure and powerfull blows onto his opponent in the first round.


After landing some heavy shots Speirs wasted no time in swarming on his opponent, knocking him to the floor and securing the TKO.

WINNER - ANDY SPIERS

| Tap Out Knock Out



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