KNEES of FURY 56 20th Feb 2016
Another good night for Team Flinders. We had 3 of our members compete. Saul Jones (3rd fights), Claire Keating (1st time) and Alex Wong (1st time).
First up was Saul who is an Australian representive to compete at the World Youth Tournament in September 2016. This is Saul's 3 fight. His opponent was a Melbourne lad who already had 3 fights and is 2 years older and is half a head taller than Saul. The fight started slow with Saul on the back foot most of the round. After a few harsh words from his corner, Saul turned it on and dominated the next 2 rounds. A Uanimous decision win for Saul.
Next up was Claire who is jumping in for the very first time. Her opponent has had 2 bouts so it was a big ask for Claire but she had the determination to see it through. Unfortunately for Claire, she didn't bring her A game that night and was defeated by points over 3 rounds. An experience with lessons learnt. Next time Claire.
Lastly Alex Wong was up for his debut. His opponent from Melbourne had a 1 fight experience but that did not deter Alex from taking the fight. Alex prepared like every one of his training partners and was ready to do battle. From the start Alex dominated with strong strikes with his fists and legs. His opponent was finding it difficult to get through as Alex kept him at a distance. A good fight for a novice and Alex won uanimously in te score cards.
RESURRECTION of the WARRIOR 26th April 2015
Another good win for FUMTC tonight. SO very proud of Brayden. Always listen at training and most importantly during the fights. I yell out left knee and within seconds he lands a left knee, I yell out body shot and again within seconds he lands a body shot. Not many fighters can process information so quickly during a fight. Brayden is one of the few who can. He trains hard and does everything I ask of him.
Many thanks to TEAM FLINDERS. Without you guys, no success in any form is possible.
WHYALLA FIGHT RESULTS 21st March 2015
What a weekend for the Flinders crew. We had over 20 of us going to Whyalla in support of our 3 warriors. Here are the results
Saul Jones, 11 years old was up first. He started a little tentative as nerves can get hold of you sometimes but soon settled in and started to find his range. He started to dominate towards the end of the first round and continued to dominate throughout the fight. Cannot take anything away from his opponent who is very skillful as well. The leg kicks Saul was throwing started to tell as each time Saul kicked his opponent you can see the knees buckle. Well Saul won with all judges giving him the thumbs up.
Alistair Cowley was up next. Everyone calls Alistair the TERMINATOR and it was because he is so fit and runs Ring Road at the Uni like it was just a flat road. Well he surprised everyone. His work rate was unbelieveable and his kicks were hard and strong. He listened to my instruction but being the Terminator, he followed it to the "T". He put his opponent down for an 8 count twice in round one and again in round three. The kicks that Alistair was throwing started to hurt his opponent early in the fight but to his credit, never gave up. It was a war although one-sided for most of the fight, it was a tough fight. Both of them showed the crowd what Muay Thai is all about. In the end, Alistair got the win easily. Now I know why he is the TERMINATOR
Rachela Shanahan (Shellfish) was up last. This was certainly a test for Shell. Her opponent is taller and had a longer reach. We had a plan to fight this girl. The plan was to chop her legs down. Shell tried that but just couldn't land anything hard in the first round. Her opponent also threw some leg kicks at Shell and it was beginning to hurt. When they went into the clinch it was fairly even. By the end of the first both were looking worn out. Shell came back stronger in the second and starting to get on top but her opponent did come back with some telling leg kicks and punches. Her opponent was feeling the pressure and at one point turning towards her corner as if to say she had enough. To her credit she didn't give in. Shell had to dig deep for the third and she did. Her leg kicks were starting to work and even floored her opponent with one of them. It was not all one way as her opponent came back with her own attacks. However the round went to Shell. Overall it was a fair decision to call the bout a draw.
It was a great weekend with such a large group of us there to support the 3 fighters. I am happy with the results and we should all be proud of them. Thank you to everyone who helped in the preparation and all who came to support. Looking forward to the next one...