On Sunday 2nd of July fighters from Evolution Martial Arts attended the CIMAC World Cup at the North Solihull Sports Venue in Birmingham. The event was very busy with some top class competitors in attendance. The World Cup also made up part of the CIMAC Superleague which runs throughout the year and at the end of the year a Grand Champion is awarded for each category at this national league.
Some of the fighters for Team Evolution.
Back left to right, Nesta Baxter, Olivia Green, Talon Chambers, Chelsea Leggatt and Zac Baldry.
Front left to right Mackenzie Warrant, Riley Brocklesby, Teegan Aldis and Paige Stedman.
Nesta Baxter, 17, who was fighting in the Senior Ladies -60kg divisions claimed golds in both her Point Fighting and Light Continuous Categories. Nesta made the top spot twice in her Point Fighting and Light Continuous after a variety of close fights against some good competitors. Nesta put up some great performances and fighting to claim these, Nesta also fought in the Senior Ladies Grand Champion division where she drew the eventual winner in the first round, the fight was awfully close with Nesta just missing out by 1 point in extra time to the reigning Grand Champion, however Nesta was extremely happy with her performance.
Nesta Baxter winning Gold in her Senior Point Fighting Ladies Division.
Zac Baldry, 13, came away with a very well deserved silver in his -47kg Boys -16yrs Light Continuous category. Zac fought very well to earn him a place in the final beating Team GB fighters along the way. The 13 year old then came up against a fighter from London in the final where it was a great fight with Zac giving it his all but just missing out on the gold position. However Zac was very pleased with his self for his improvement over the past few years. Zac also fought in the Boys -47kg Point Fighting Division where he beat his first opponent to put him through to the quarter finals where he came up against a current Team GB member from Coventry, Zac had a great fight but missed out on a Medal position.
Zac Baldry in silver medal position in his Light Continuous Category.
Paige Stedman, 11, went on to claim a very well deserved bronze medal in her category of Girls -40kg -12yrs Point Fighting. Paige fought outstandingly beating some great opponents to put her into the semi final of her higher weight class. In the semi final Paige came up against the eventual winner who is a Current Team GB fighter from Birmingham. The fight was close in score at the end but it was the other fighter who progressed into the next round.
Paige taking bronze in her Point Fighting Category.
Olivia Green, 11, was the last competitor to claim a medal for Evolution Martial Arts in Boston, taking a bronze. Olivia fought in the Girls Novice Point Fighting over 45kg, Olivia fought really well to put her through to the semi final where she came up against a London Fighter who has recently competed internationally, Olivia fought really well but it wasn't quite enough to secure her a place in the final despite a brilliant performance.
Olivia Green in Bronze Medal Position in her Point Fighting Category.
Taking a runner up in their categories for Team Evolution was John Chambers, Chelsea Leggatt, Mackenzie Warrant, Talon Chambers Teegan Aldis and Riley Brocklesby. All of the fighters putting up some great performances and fighting in their categories.
Nesta Baxter, Talon Chambers, Chelsea Leggatt and John Chambers after the fighting had finished.
Well done to all of the fighters from Evolution Martial Arts who all fought very well at this event in Birmingham. If you would like to try kickboxing at our not for profit club, why not call into the gym on Fishtoft Road or call Linda on 07716510792.