On 27th October at the BIKMA Thai Boxing event in Reading, LordHell Muay Thai took along their 2 junior warriors Ty Robinson and Kaye Crisp.
First up was Ty Robinson who was fighting for the -45kg English Title against Ben Campbell of Corefit Gym.
The fight was fast paced from the sound of the first bell and had everything you would expect from the experienced Ty. Throughout all 5 rounds, Ty showed his skill, strength, determination and with every punch, kick, knee and his excellent clinch work, he just had too much for his opponent and won by unanimous decision to become the English Champion against a very tough opponent.
Next up was Kaye Crisp who was fighting Channelle Dyer, who she had already faced previously twice before while fighting for another gym. The fight was for the -40kg BIKMA Southern Area Title and once again from the off, both girls went at each other.
We knew that Dyer would be aggressive so we had been working on a specific gameplan which worked wonders and had Dyer all over the place, getting more and more frustrated with herself.
In the end Kaye was able to pick her shots and control the fight the way she wanted and after 5 hard fought rounds became the Southern Area Champion.
Well done to both Ty and Kaye for their successful wins.
On Sunday 17th June, Kyle Helleur had his 4th fight of 2012 and delivered in style once again!
Kyle took on the very tough and technical Team Tieu fighter Liam Hughes. The fight was set at 67kgs but come the time of the fight, Liam was at least 72kgs.
This was a 5 x 2 minute battle of Muay Thai.
Both fighters started pretty slow in the first round, but Liam caught one of Kyles body kicks and then swept him to the ground.
This made Kyle wake up pretty quick and push the action. From that moment, Kyle was on top scoring with clean and precise attacks in every round.
Everytime Kyle caught a kick from Liam, Kyle would put Liam on the canvas. Everytime Liam threw his trademark left high roundhouse, Kyle lent back and countered with either a punch, kick or knee. The timing of this technique is what stood out and the crowd was ‘oooing and aaaaring’ whenever this happened. This scored big over the 5 rounds of action.
Every attack Kyle came forward with, made an impact on Liams body whether that was his inside low leg kicks, his body kicks, his stepping knees and the brilliant work in the clinch with both knees and takedowns, Kyle was winning in all areas.
A couple of times, Liam did catch Kyle with some boxing combinations but Kyle just came back stronger and nulified the scoring attacks from Liam.
In round 5, both Liam and Kyle knew who had won the fight and Kyle just stepped in with a clean shot, moved out and danced around the ring knowing he had won!
Well done Kyle from all at LordHell Muay Thai.
He now has the summer off to recharge and repair, then hes off to the IFMA World Championships in September as part of Team England.
Well done to the LordHell fight team who took part in the recent Team Tieu interclub at Gym Box London.
Tamz Roktia, Fern Chant, Danny Childs and Ollie Benopoulos all put on fantastic performances against very tough opponents.
Tamz – in her first ever interclub and only training for just over a year - outclassed the local girl who had tons more experience than her and it was a pleasure to watch. Check out her video on YouTube.
Fern Chant also put on an outstanding performance after joining the team from another club and really stepped up her game. She looked more relaxed, went for more high scoring techniques and dominated the local girl. Watch her fight on YouTube.
Danny Childs had the toughest fight of the day, but kept his composure and fought very well in only his second interclub. See his fight on YouTube.
Ollie Benopoulos (17 years old) once against fought an adult and did some excellent body kicks and combos, onwards and upwards for this little gem. Watch his fight on YouTube.
Well done everyone!!
Next up both Ollie and Fern take on tough opponents in their first C Class bouts at the Crawley event on 2nd June.
On 12th & 13th May at the Birmingham NEC the UKMF brought the 4 Nations Muay Thai Challenge as part of the Martial Arts Show Live.
UKMF English Title Holder Kyle Helleur was in the -67kg adult division and was scheduled to fight a lad from Scotland on the Saturday however, the Scottish trainer removed the entire Scottish team following what he thought was a bad decision against one of his fighters earlier in the day.
This caused lots of problems and was told Kyle would therefore move onto the final on Sunday.
That evening it was confirmed that Scotland had backed down and everything was back on and the fight with Kyle was confirmed to be the first fight of the day on Sunday.
At these championships every fighter has to make weight on the day of the fight regardless. We made weight and turned up for the fight at 11.20am on Sunday. However there was a no show from the Scottish team? This meant that Kyle was confirmed to fight in the Final.
In the final Kyle once again fought Marcus Compton who he defeated only a few weeks earlier for the UKMF Title. This time Kyle wasted no time whatsoever and took the fight to Marcus and totally dominated him from the opening bell to last bell and went on to win the UKMF Muay Thai Challenge and will now represent England at the World Muay Thai Championships in September.
Ollie Benopoulos fought the same opponent he locked horns with from the British Junior Championships the other week. This time Ollie stepped up his game and put his opponent under good pressure scoring with great body kicks. In rounds 3 and 4, the fight turned and Ollie was being put on the back foot as his opponent worked the low kicks and front kicks off balancing Ollie and going on to win the bout.
Well done to both Kyle and Ollie for their performances.
Well done to the juniors who competed in the British Junior Muay Thai Championships at the weekend.
Although the day was very long and tiresome, all 3 lads did the club proud.
Ty Robinson came up against the biggest lad in the division but lost in the first round however, his opponent was the defending champion who went on to win the belt again this year.
Ollie Benopoulos fought in the Final of the -80kg final and came up against an experienced fighter and lost on points but this was only his 4th ever fight, so well done Ollie.
Next up was Tyler Voase who had his first ever fight and won after stopping his opponent in the first round.
In the final Tyler came up against a very good fighter who caught Tyler with some great body kicks and knees and after 3 hard fought rounds, lost on points. So well done to Tyler on your first ever fights for the club.
On the 12 & 13th May, LordHell Muay Thai will once again be entering the UKMF 4 Nations Muay Thai Event held at the NEC in Birmingham.
Last year Kyle Helleur made the England squad to compete at the World Muay Thai Amateur Championships held in Uzbekistan in September 2011 however, Kyle broke his hand in an A Class fight in the August and wasn’t able to compete.
This year Kyle fights once more in the -67kgs category against fighters from all 4 Nations in order to make the team once more and represent the England Squad who compete in Russia at the World Championships later in 2012.
Also joining Kyle at the 4 Nations is our top cadet fighter Ollie Benopoulos who will be competing in the -81kg, 15-17 year old category. This is a fantastic opportunity for Ollie to be part of the Cadet England Muay Thai squad and be part of the World Championships.
Best of luck to both fighters and watch this space for reports of how both of them got on.
On the 5th May LordHell Muay Thai will be taking 3 junior fighters along to the British Junior Muay Thai Championships held in Birmingham.
Ty Robinson 13 years old, Ollie Benopoulos 17 years old and Tyler Vose 17 years old will be flying the flag at this years event.
All 3 fighters are on the track to bigger things in 2012 and this event is the perfect platform for them to showcase their skills to the Muay Thai community.
UKMF English Title 66.6kgs (5 x 2 minute rounds)
Kyle Helleur (LordHell Muay Thai) vs Marcus Compton (St Neots)
Current champion Kyle Helleur took on the upcoming Marcus Compton of St Neots in Cambridge at the
weekend and it turned out to be one of the fights of the night on an action packed show.
We didn’t know much about Marcus but after the opening bell we knew he had come to fight and
challenge Kyle for the prestigious title.
The first round started off quickly with no feeling out period for both fighters. Marcus caught Kyle early
on with some good leg kicks and punches to the face which rocked Kyle.
In the second round again Marcus had the upper hand with some very nice take downs from the clinch
and good punch/kick combos. Towards the end of the round Kyle started to find his range better and
caught Marcus a couple of times with some good boxing combinations. (more…)