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WEDNESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2019


Watch a little highlight reel from Weston-Super-Mare last weekend where Remy Mann, Ryan McQueen, Lucy Kings-Wheatley and Ra'ees Kiani all picked up wins on the Tuff House gym show.
Well done to all of our fighters on some great performances.

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TUESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2019


In what already looks like a fantastic card of Kickboxing action at the 2nd City Suite in Birmingham on Sunday 8th December we are pleased to announce that there will be more USKA interest on the undercard showcasing some of the USKA Fight Factory's finest young talent.

Shakeel 'Showtime' Hussain will make his Full Contact debut over 3 x 2 minute rounds against the very talented Samuel Bevan from the excellent TKA Kickboxing gym in Tamworth.
Samuel has just returned from the WKU World Championships in Austria with an incredible 4 Gold medals and Shakeel has recently returned from the ICO World Championships in Scotland with 5 Gold medals making this a mouthwatering clash of multi World Champions in a fight for the fans that can not fail to impress with given the standard and quality of the two protagonists.

Ra'ees 'Cool And Calm' Kiani rematches the teak tough Andrew Perkins from the Western Dragons gym in Swansea, Wales in a Full Contact Contest over 3 x 2 Minute Rounds.
Ra'ees caused somewhat of an upset on last weekend in Weston-Super-Mare dropping Andrew for a count in the second round on-route to a points decision in a ding dong fight that seen both fighters have their moments.
Andrew finished the fight very strong indeed and will want to continue where he left of in this rematch eager for revenge.

Lucy 'Lazer Legs' Kings-Wheatley is also involved in a rematch with Multiple World Champion Victoria 'Tigger' Perkins again from the renowned Western Dragons gym in Swansea, Wales in a Full Contact contest over 3 x 2 minute rounds.
Lucy pulled off the impossible in Weston-Super-Mare last weekend in only her second Full Contact fight winning a very close Majority Points Decision over Victoria in another excellent crowd pleasing bout.

Victoria jumped at the chance of an immediate rematch and will want to put the record straight against Lucy.

USKA Fighter Lee 'The Wizard' Whitfield who runs the successful Bai Lang Gym in Telford fights for the WRSA Professional European title against former Champion Alex Davis over 10 x 3 minute rounds in a fight that will earn the victor a Professional World Title shot in 2020.

The Big One!!!

Qasim 'The Dream' Beg Vs Dylan 'The Natural' Cheema

Two reigning and defending Professional World Champions will collide to Unify the ICO and WRSA World Super Lightweight Titles over 12 x 2 minute rounds in a clash that has got everybody talking and everybody divided in opinion on who will come out victorious in a winner takes all fight for pride and glory.

Dylan the young hungry WRSA Champion Vs Qasim the experienced battle hardened unbeaten ICO Champion. 

If that wasn't enough outside of USKA we have...

Ryan Davies Vs Dan Morgan for the Professional WRSA British Title over 7 x 2 Minute Rounds

Donovan Wint Vs Reuben Williams for the Amateur Midland Title over 5 x 2 Minute Rounds

Jack 'Bruiser' Dilloway for the Cadet WRSA World Title over 5 x 2 Minute Rounds

Plus a stacked undercard featuring Faye Blount, Dave Hill, Brad Finn, Romaine Porter, Luke Porter, Dylan Matthews and More.


Remaining few tickets are available from the USKA Fight Factory gym but be very quick to avoid disappointment because they are going like hot cakes...

£25 theatre style seated (Kids tickets up to 13 years £20)

This is a show not to be missed!!!
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SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2019


From the Fantastic Four last night in Weston-Super-Mare to the Fantastic Five Nation Five today at the Lordswood Tri-Series ICO 5 Nations Championships at the North Solihull Sports Centre in Birmingham.
Five USKA Fight Factory fighters including Kaifah Imran, Ehsaan Mahmood, Myesha Imran, Aamina Sarfraz and Shakeel Hussain took to the ring today alongside their coaches Neil Kelly, Sean Quinn and Qasim Beg to contest ICO 5 Nation Titles at the final Lordswood Tri-Series event of the year.
The small contingent performed excellently throughout the day collecting 5 Gold medals and 1 Bronze medal which coincidentally was in a category that we also picked up Gold in by another USKA competitor.
Well done to the team on yet another strong showing!

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SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019


It was four out of four for Team USKA tonight at the WCA Sanctioned Tuff House Gym show in Weston-Super-Mare when our fantastic four fighters Remy Mann, Ryan McQueen, Lucy Kings-Wheatley and Ra'ees Kiani climbed through the ropes and put on an excellent display of kickboxing.
First up Remy turned in a Master Class against his opponent Jack State in a Low Kick contest earning himself a Unanimous Points Decision.

Ryan earned himself a second round stoppage overwhelming his opponent Freddy Fuidge following heavy body kick attacks.
In only her second ever Full Contact fight Lucy won a hard fought Majority points decision against World Champion Victoria Perkins and finally Ra'ees dropped his opponent Andrew Perkins in the second round with a body kick on route to a Unanimous points decision.
Impressive results from the USKA Fight Factory Four especially considering they only took these fights at 11 days notice.
Thank you to Team Tuff House and the WCA for having us and allowing our fighters to showcase their talent. We had a blast!
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SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2019

Four USKA Fighters travel to Weston-Super-Mare next Saturday (16th November) for some last minute fights to help out a show that has been plagued with pull outs.

Remy Mann fights Jack State in a Junior low kick contest, Ryan McQueen fights Freddie Fudjie in a Junior Kickboxing Contest, Lucy Kings-Wheatley fights World Champion Victoria Perkins in a 3 round Full Contact Contest and Ra'ees Kiani fights Andrew Perkins in a 3 round Ful Contact Contest.
On paper some really tough fights for Team USKA especially given that they are taking these fights on such short notice but as always they definitely won't be going to make up numbers and will be looking for the wins.
If anyone would like to make the trip to Weston-Super-Mare to support our Fantastic Four tickets are on sale priced at just £15.00.

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SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2019


It was a busy day for USKA today at the Combat Sports Centre's BLCC event at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull.

24 Fight Factory fighters including Abdullah Riaz, Zain Amer, Hawwa Sarfraz, Dawid Gizewski, Julia Glowacz, Remeshe Forbes Brown, Kaifah Imran, Nikita Raubiska, Ehsaan Mahmood, Khyro Forbes Brown, Eesa Hassanjee, Safwaan Gul, Aamina Sarfraz, Myesha Imran, Jacob Ashford, Shakeel Hussain, Mohammed Isa Khan, Jad Joma, Qasim Hasan, Ra'ees Kiani, Aryan Singh, Mustapha Khan, Faith Velland and Elliot Gohari took part 26 contests over the course of the day in two kickboxing rings.
Coaches Neil Kelly, Sean Quinn and Qasim Beg were very busy looking after what seemed like to be back to back fights for the team.
We ended with a mixed bag of results but valuable experience was gain for everyone that climbed through the ropes.
Win, Lose, Draw or Demo we are proud of everyone's efforts and look forward now to the next BLCC event at the Aero-Kick gym on Sunday 1st December that will wrap up a great year of competition for team USKA.
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SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2019


On 30th October 2019 Birmingham's Unity FM aired an interview featuring USKA Fight Factory's Qasim 'The Dream' Beg and his lifelong coach Neil Kelly.
The interview conducted by presenter Nasser Mockbill was based around the theme of Raising a peaceful and wise generation through Martial Arts and the Sport of Kickboxing.
Qasim and Neil talked about their journey together so far and also their plans for the future around the Sport that has had such a huge impact on both of their lives.
Outside of the Sport Neil as a Muslim revert talked about his journey to Islam and the impact it has had on his life and his gym.

We thank everyone at Unity FM for their time and effort in making the interview happen.
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FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2019

WHEN CHAMPIONS COLLIDE

QASIM 'THE DREAM' BEG VS DYLAN 'THE NATURAL' CHEEMA

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So the Superfight is set!

On Sunday 8th December at the 2nd City Suite in Birmingham two reigning and defending World Champions will colide to Unify the ICO and WRSA World Super Lightweight Titles.

Tickets are available from the USKA Fight Factory gym at the following prices...

Gold : £500 ringside tables of 10 includes waitress service & hot Indian buffet on each table

Silver : £300 tables of 10 or can be sold separately at £30 (Kids tickets up to 13 years £20)

Bronze : £25 theatre style seated (Kids tickets up to 13 years £20)

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SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2019


26 USKA Ninjas flew through their grading examinations today at the USKA Fight Factory performing excellently in front of their family and friends.

Some of our youngest members confidently showcased what they have been learning on their USKA Ninjas classes including Basic Technique, Pad Work, Exercises and finished off with an exhausting Relay Circuit.
A big thank you to all our USKA Ninja parents for your continued support and for all the helpers that turned up to assist as these gradings would not be possible to run without you.
Finally a big well done to all our Ninjas for once performing brilliantly, you make us very proud!

Here is a full list of all our successful Ninjas...

Isa Zaman --- USKA Ninjas Red Belt
Yusuf Amir --- USKA Ninjas Red Belt
Rayyan Ahmed --- USKA Ninjas Red Belt
Ibrahim Amer --- USKA Ninjas Red Belt
Isra Mohammed --- USKA Ninjas Red Belt
Eesa Amir --- USKA Ninjas Red Belt
Hafsa Amir --- USKA Ninjas Red Belt
Dawud Sarfraz --- USKA Ninjas White / Yellow Stripe Belt
Mohammed Hasan Siddique --- USKA Ninjas White / Yellow Stripe Belt
Sabeeyah Hussain --- USKA Ninjas White / Yellow Stripe Belt
Mohammed Idrees --- USKA Ninjas White / Yellow Stripe Belt
Mohammed Ishaaq Zayd --- USKA Ninjas White / Yellow Stripe Belt
Adyan Hussain --- USKA Ninjas White / Yellow Stripe Belt
Musa Masud --- USKA Ninjas White / Yellow Stripe Belt
Saadiyah Hussain --- USKA Ninjas White / Yellow Stripe Belt
Ayaan Rehman --- USKA Ninjas Yellow Belt
Deen Nisar --- USKA Ninjas Yellow Belt
Ayaan Ali --- USKA Ninjas Yellow Belt
Rocco Barnes --- USKA Ninjas Orange Belt
Maleeha Imran --- USKA Ninjas Orange Belt
Ethan Barnes --- USKA Ninjas Orange Belt
Mohammed Uwais Shafiq --- USKA Ninjas Orange Belt
Danya Fayyaz --- USKA Ninjas Green Belt
Inaaya Rehman --- USKA Ninjas Purple Belt
Dominik Leszczynski --- USKA Ninjas Purple Belt
Zeeshan Rehman --- USKA Ninjas Purple Belt
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FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2019


We are lucky to have another all time great of Martial Arts visit us on Saturday 30th November to deliver a Seminar that is not to be missed. As a multiple World Champion and Co-founder of the World famous Paragon Kickboxing gym in London Stuart Lawson returns to the USKA Fight Factory almost 10 years to the day of his last Seminar making this truly the Return of The Jedi! Get in touch to book your space on this World Class seminar with this bonafide Hall of Fame Kickboxer and legend of UK Martial Arts.

1pm - 3.30pm ~ Seminar
3.30 - 4.00pm ~ Autograph and Photo Oportunity

We have limted spaces on this course.

Reserve your space now at the USKA Fight Factory priced at only £25.00 per person.

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MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2019

We are all wrapped up and home safely following the closing gala evening on Sunday evening at the ICO World Championships 2019 in Scotland.

An amazing event with a great standard of competing, organisation and officiating from ICO Team Scotland.
The team of 15 USKA fighters did not disappoint finishing the tournament with a spectacular 63 medals including 42 Golds, 14 Silvers (7 of which were USKA Vs USKA finals) and 7 Bronze medals.
5 of our fighters finished in the top 10 competitors of the tournament and once again we closed as top contingent team within ICO Team England.
Myself Sean and Qas are exceptionally proud of the team and what they have achieved over the tournament and are thrilled that all their hard work over the last 6 months paid off bringing home such fantastic results.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in their success and a big Congratulations to our team on an amazing achievement.

So from the two World Championships we have attended this year our final tally stands at 121 Medals including 76 Gold's, 33 Silver's and 12 Bronzes.
Keep checking back as we will try and get some footage together of our fighters in action and post it on here as soon as possible.
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WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2019


Tomorrow 15 fighters and three coaches from the USKA Fight Factory gym will travel to Scotland to compete in the 2019 ICO World Championships.
The team have endured a gruelling six month training camp 5 to 6 days a week to prepare themselves for the Championships and to equip them to be able to contend with some of the best fighters from around the World.
All that is left to do now is for them to have the belief in themselves to be able to go and do what we all know they are capable of.
We won't wish them good luck because luck is for the unprepared and that does not apply to team USKA.


Pictured below is our 2019 World Championship team


Back Row... Hammaad Shand, Rohan Kumar, Myesha Imran, Aamina Sarfraz, Ryan Mcqueen, Shakeel Hussain.
Middle Row... (Coach) Sean Quinn, Khuzaimah Douglas, Faith Velland, Qasim Hasan, (Coach) Qasim Beg, (Coach) Neil Kelly.
Front Row... Charlie Stokes, Ehsaan Mahmood, Kaifah Imran, Abdullah Riaz, Nikita Raubiska, Remy Mann.

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SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2019


It was 3 wins out of 3 for team USKA tonight at the Strictly Business Boxing XVIII card at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.
Disappointingly all three fighters had to face replacement opponents following a series of unfortunate events that left their original opponents unable to compete.

Shakeel 'Showtime' Hussain contested the BLCC -55kg English Title against Solihull Combat Sports Centre's Jake Thermaine winning by Unanimous points decision.

Ehsaan 'The Head Hunter' Mahmood contested the AFSO -30kg British Title against Dundee Kickboxing's Derren 'Dynamite' Currie winning by Unanimous points decision.

Qasim 'The Dream' Beg continued his 1st Round Knockout run stopping his opponent Martin Hammond early after three knockdowns.

As a fighter all you can do is beat the fighter in front of you and our three fighters did that comfortably enough but it is disappointing that they did not get the tests that they were looking for.

On behalf of all three fighters we would like to thank the Strictly Business Boxing promoters and the TMA Fight Series for the opportunity to compete on the card and to wholeheartedly thank all the supporters that came to cheer our guys on.

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SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2019


The TMA Fight Series England Vs The Rest of the World fight card at the Premiere Suite in Cannock on Saturday 14th September did not disappoint the fight fans with main event of the evening seeing USKA's Former ICO World Champion Qasim 'The Dream' Beg attempt to win back to ICO Super Lightweight title he never lost in the ring against French European Champion Jonathan Maine. Qasim was coming off a 1st round knockout win in July following a four year absence from the sport and had trained exceptionally hard looking forward to getting some rounds in against the Frenchman Maine who came with a really good reputation. After a minute of feeling each other out in the first round Qas sunk a right body hook in that seen his opponent wince. Seeing the effect it had Qasim faked the same punch again but this time took it to the head and it was lights out for Maine 1 minute and 18 seconds into the very first round for a second time in a row. Now a two times World Champion Qasim intends to build on this and Unify the division to cement his legacy in the sport. He will be fighting in Birmingham on 12th October in a non title contest with his eyes set on adding another World title to his collection early December to cap off a successful comeback year. We would like to thank Gavin Burrows at TMA for affording Qasim the opportunity to do his thing on his shows and to all the fans that came to support Qasim. and Lucy. All the action is captured here by FightNightLive-TV with commentary from the one and only Malcolm Martin.

On the undercard USKA Kickboxing's Lucy Kings-Wheatley made her Gala Full Contact debut against France's K-1 European Champion Emilie Tomas.
The experienced Tomas brought with her an 18 fight record which made Lucy a considerable underdog on paper but the USKA starlet performed well to win every round on all three judges score cards to pick up a Unanimous points decision win. The action again is all caught here by FightNightLive-TV with commentary from Malcolm Martin.

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SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2019


A full team of 23 USKA Fight Factory fighters competed yesterday at the Warriors Fight Club BLCC event at the Meadway Sports and Social club in Kitts Green in Birmingham.
The team headed by coached Neil Kelly and Sean Quinn consisted of Hawwa Sarfraz, Dawid Gizewski, Zain Amer, Julia Glowacz, Maryam Sarfraz, Kaifah Imran, Nikita Raubiska, Ehsaan Mahmood, Eesa Hassanjee, Ibrahim Iqbal, Charlie Stokes, Remy Mann, Aamina Sarfraz, Myesha Imran, Rohan Kumar, Ryan McQueen, Shakeel Hussain, Jad Joma, Sami Kelly, Qasim Hassan, Ra'ees Kiani, Mustapha Khan, Faith Velland.
After some great performances in 25 individual bout we only dropped one decision in a closely fought contest showing lots of skill and will throughout the day.
Well done to everyone on their efforts as we look forward to the next BLCC event on Sunday 3rd November at the Combat Sports Centre in Solihull, West Midlands.

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WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2019


USKA Fight Factory played host to one of Martial Arts all time greats this evening when the G.O.A.T. Raymond 'The Real Deal' Daniels conducted an awesome 3 hour seminar to a packed room full of star struck attendees.
Raymond teaching his unique spin on combat sports was engaging and funny from start to finish whilst covering kickboxing fundamentals in a way that only he could drawing from the experience from all of the different fighting styles he has competed in nearly 35 years in Martial Arts.
Breaking down the reasoning behind every move Raymond's instruction was second to none and everyone in attendance will have taken something from the session that will help them develop as fighters in the future if they practice and try to develop what they have learned.
Following the session the G.O.A.T. conducted an informative question and answer session followed by a photograph opportunity and autograph signings. 
A big thank you to Raymond for taking the time to visit USKA and share his knowledge with us. We will definitely be having him back again when he tours the UK in 2020.

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SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019


13 of our Female members took a step closer to Black Belt today at the USKA Fight Factory after passing their grading on our USKA Female Division Grading Examination.
The Grades in contention ranged from Red Belt (1st Belt) to Purple Belt (6th Grade) and in total including the warm up Grading Preparation class the highest grades were on the mat for a total of 5 hours really testing themselves not just technically but physically over the course of the day.
Congratulations to all our successful candidates and a special well done to our A star grader Amera Ali on her 95 / A- Red Belt Pass.

Our full list of successful results are as follows...

Safa Amir --- Red Belt

Shabana Akhtar --- Red Belt
Amera Ali --- Red Belt
Anaya Kiani --- White Belt
Vicky McGovern --- White Belt
Judith McTiernan --- White Belt
Mia Stokes --- Orange Belt
Khalysah Plummer - Orange Belt
Faith Velland --- Orange Belt
Kaifah Imran --- Green Belt
Myesha Imran --- Green Belt
Harisah Imran --- Green Belt
Aamina Sarfraz ---- Purple Belt
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SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019


The TMA Fight Series England Vs The Rest of the World fight card at the Premiere Suite in Cannock on Saturday night did not disappoint the fight fans in attendance with 8 really good fights of contact sports.

Opening up the card for USKA we had gala debutante Lucy 'Lazer Legs' Kings-Wheatley in a really tough match on paper against France's highly rated European K-1 Champion Emeline Thomas.
Thomas brought with her a Gala record of 15 fights and with this being Lucy's first Full Contact fight a few eyebrows were raised wondering if she could hang at this level at only 9 days notice.
Lucy performed really well outscoring her opponent with silky skills and her trademark accurate kicking style to win all three round on all the judges scorecards for a Unanimous points decision.
The main event of the evening seen USKA's Former ICO World Champion Qasim 'The Dream' Beg attempt to win back to ICO Super Lightweight title he never lost in the ring against French European Champion Jonathan Maine.
Qasim was coming off a 1st round knockout win in July following a four year absence from the sport and had trained exceptionally hard looking forward to getting some rounds in against the Frenchman Maine who came with a  really good reputation.
After a minute of feeling each other out in the first round Qas sunk a right body hook in that seen his opponent wince. Seeing the effect it had Qasim faked the same punch again but this time took it to the head and it was lights out for Maine 1 minute and 18 seconds into the very first round for a second time in a row.
Now a two times World Champion Qasim intends to build on this and Unify the division to cement his legacy in the sport.
He will be fighting in Birmingham on 12th October in a non title contest with his eyes set on adding another World title to his collection early December to cap off a successful comeback year.
We would like to thank Gavin Burrows at TMA for affording Qasim the opportunity to do his thing on his shows and to all the fans that came to support Qasim and Lucy, it truly means the Word and we thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts.
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FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019


Both USKA Fighters easily made weight today at Metro Inn Hotel at the Weigh in for the England V The Rest Of The World Event that will take place at the Premiere Suite in Cannock tomorrow evening.
Lucy Kings-Wheatley who is making her Gala debut came in at 61.5kg against the very highly rated French European K-1 Champion Emeline Thomas.
This is a big ask for Lucy against her more experienced opponent but she and her USKA coaches are confident they can use Lucy's silky skills to pull off the upset and claim the win.
Our World Title contender Qasim 'The Dream' Beg scaled in at 62.2kg against his French opponent and current European Champion Jonathan Maine for the main event fight of the evening which on paper looks like a brilliant match up.
Both fighters are happy, relaxed and refuelled and are looking forward to putting on a great show for everyone tomorrow night.

We have our last few tickets available from the USKA Fight Factory gym tomorrow morning priced at £30.00.

The Premier Suite, Danilo Road, Cannock, WS11 1BJ.
Doors open 5pm, First fight 6pm

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TUESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2019


NEW VENUE FOR QASIM 'THE DREAM' ICO WORLD TITLE FIGHT


14-09-19

THE PREMIER SUITE
DANILO ROAD
CANNOCK
WS11 1BJ

LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FROM THE USKA FIGHT FACTORY!
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SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2019

It was back to the Metrodome in Barnsley for Team USKA today for the 2019 WKO Open British Championships.
With 48 clubs from all over the UK in Attendance and 600 starts it was another busy day for the WKO organisers who did a good job of getting started on time and running smoothly throughout the long day of competition.
USKA had 16 fighters in attendance including Abdullah Riaz, Kaifah Imran, Nikita Raubiska, Ehsaan Mahmood, Remy Mann, Charlie Stokes, Myesha Imran, Rohan Kumar, Hammaad Shand, Ryan McQueen, Aamina Sarfraz, Shakeel Hussain, Qasim Hasan, Lucy Kings-Wheatley, Ra'ees Kiani and Faith Velland along side USKA Coaches Neil Kelly, Sean Quinn and Qasim Beg.
Our contingent were competing over 9 different rule sets showing great versatility adapting to different disciplines and styles.
With this being the last competition for our fighters before the ICO World Championships in Scotland in October it was important for us to get as many tough fights as possible in the bank meaning it was going to be a hectic day for fighters and coaches alike.
After some solid performances throughout the course of the day we finished with an incredible medal count of 47 Golds, 11 Silvers (5 of those were USKA Vs USKA finals) and 2 Bronze medals. This amazing tally seen USKA way out in front on the top schools list with us winning the best club of the tournament trophy. 
To top of the day we also had 9 of our fighters feature in the top 10 competitors of the tournament based on their results highlighting just how well they all did...

Ehsaan Mahmood
Top Overall Competitor
Top Overall Male Competitor Award
8 Golds

Ryan McQueen
Joint 2nd Overall Competitor
5 Golds

Shakeel Hussain
Joint 2nd Overall Competitor
5 Golds

Aamina Sarfraz
Joint 4th Overall Competitor
Top Overall Female Competitor Award
4 Golds, 1 Silver

Charlie Stokes
Joint 4th Overall Competitor
4 Golds, 1 Silver

Myesha Imran
Joint 5th Overall Competitor
4 Golds

Remy Mann
Joint 5th Overall Competitor
4 Golds

Abdullah Riaz
Joint 7th Place Overall Competitor
3 Golds, 1 Silver

Rohan Kumar
8th Place Overall Competitor
3 Golds, 1 Bronze

A big well done to Team USKA on another great day!
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SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019


The latest General Grading at the USKA Fight Factory on Saturday 7th September seen 36 successful grading candidates take and pass their next coloured belts over a 5 hour Examination in front of USKA Chief Instructor Neil Kelly and club instructor Qasim Beg.
Anyone who has ever taken part in an USKA grading will appreciate just how hard they are with everyone truly earning their belts in an age where they are more increasingly handed out from a business perspective rather than the high set standard of the old school Martial Arts of yesteryear.  
At USKA we maintain high old school values meaning sometimes candidates come up short and have to go back to the drawing board to make corrections and improve for next time out which unfortunately was the case on this Grading. This is not the end of the world but more of a wake up call that in the long run will improve the student as a Martial Artist.
Well done to all our successful Graders but in particular our star graders in Musa Rafiq (Red Belt A / Pass), Hashim Mohammed (White Belt A / Pass), Ryan McQueen (Yellow Belt / A- Pass) and Rico Mann (Blue Belt / A- Pass).
Also special mentions to Mohammed Ibrahim Khan, Sumayya Griffith and Khuzaimah Douglas who all passed their Junior Brown Belt Grade which was the highest belts contested on the day.

A full list of results are as follows...

HUMAYAH IQBAL --- RED BELT

DAWID GIZEWSKI --- RED BELT
SHAUNA O'BRIEN --- RED BELT
MUSA RAFIQ --- RED BELT
KEELAN O'BRIEN --- RED BELT
IDREES ABASS --- RED BELT
MOHAMMED SARFRAZ KHAN --- RED BELT
ZOHAIB ALI --- RED BELT
JASON O'BRIEN --- RED BELT
ADIL REHMAN --- RED BELT
ISA KHAN --- WHITE BELT
ZAIN AMER --- WHITE BELT
ALFIE PARISH --- WHITE BELT
HAMNA ASIF --- WHITE BELT
AHSAAN MAHMOOD --- WHITE BELT
RUDI SPENCER --- WHITE BELT
ESA ZAMAN --- WHITE BELT
REHAAN KHALID --- WHITE BELT
RAIHAN ISLAM --- WHITE BELT
SIHAAN ZAMAN --- WHITE BELT
SHIHAAB GUL --- WHITE BELT
MOIN KHALID --- WHITE BELT
SABIH ASIF --- WHITE BELT
ZAIN KHALID --- WHITE BELT
SAFWAN GUL --- WHITE BELT
HASHIM MOHAMMED --- WHITE BELT
JULIA GLOWACZ --- YELLOW BELT
ABDUR RAHMAN --- YELLOW BELT
ROHAN KUMAR --- YELLOW BELT
RYAN McQUEEN --- YELLOW BELT
MOHAMMED DANYAAL --- YELLOW BELT
JACOB ASHFORD --- ORANGE BELT
RICO MANN --- BLUE BELT
MOHAMMED IBRAHIM KHAN --- JNR BROWN BELT
SUMAYYA GRIFFITH --- JNR BROWN BELT
KHUZAIMAH DOUGLAS --- JNR BROWN BELT
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THURSDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2019

USKA has an exciting addition to the Undercard of the TMA Fight Series England V The Rest Of The World event on Saturday 14th September at the Walsall Town Hall in the form of Lucy Kings-Wheatley in an International Full Contact contest. Lucy has stepped in at only 10 days notice to take on France's Erika Teyssendier to replace her original English opponent who has had to pull out through injury.
On paper it is a really tough fight for Lucy giving away age and experience but it is an opportunity that she jumped at with her and her team believing that she has what it takes to overcome those disadvantages and come away with the victory on the big stage.
With her Team mate Qasim 'The Dream' Beg challenging to regain his ICO Professional World Title belt as part of the main event on the night this is a big bonus for the USKA fans seeing Lucy in action. Another reason why you shouldn't miss out on this great card of kickboxing that is guaranteed not to disappoint.

Tickets are available at the USKA gym for this event at the following prices...
Gold Inner Ringside: £40.00 (Limited Availability) (includes buffet and VIP bar entrance).
Silver Tickets: £30.00 seated.

Walsall Town Hall, Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.
Doors open 5.00pm, First Fight 5.30pm
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TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019

Here comes the Dream! In just 11 days USKA Fight Factory Fighter and former ICO Professional Super Lightweight World Champion Qasim 'The Dream' Beg will challenge to regain the title he never lost in the ring when he climbs through the ropes at the Walsall Town Hall to compete on the TMA Fight Series England V The Rest Of The World event.
This bout follows his successful return to the ring back in June where he blew away his opponent in 1 round.
Undefeated Qasim' who's Ful Contact record stands at 45-0 goes straight back in to the deep of World Class Kickboxing.against ISKA European Champion Jonathan Maine from France who comes with good credentials and is sure to be a real test for the Englishman.
Team Maine know that if there was ever a time to beat the Dream it is now with Qasim having only just over 1 minute of ring time in the last four and a half years but Qasim is looking to be back to his best showing the Kickboxing World just why he was considered to be one of the best all round Full Contact kickboxer's that the UK has ever produced.
As you can see from our footage Qasim is chomping at the bit to get back in the ring and get back what he considers to be his property.
Let's get behind our man and show him first class support in the final chapters of what has already been an extraordinary career.

Tickets are available at the USKA gym for this event at the following prices...
Gold Inner Ringside: £40.00 (Limited Availability) (includes buffet and VIP bar entrance).
Silver Tickets: £30.00 seated.

Walsall Town Hall, Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.
Doors open 5.00pm, First Fight 5.30pm 
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SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019


A great turn out of over 50 fighters showed up today at the USKA Fight Factory to take part in our 100 rounds of sparring fundraising event to raise money to help send 15 USKA Fighters to the ICO World Championships in Scotland in October.
The participants took part in two minute rounds of Sparring with a one minute rest across disciplines including Body Shot Boxing, Freestyle Boxing, Kickboxing, Low Kick and K-1 pledging to do a set amount of rounds with some toughing it out and doing the full Hardcore 100.
The Sparathon took a mega 5 hours to complete which in itself is a great feat of stamina, staying power and determination and everyone was respectful and controlled throughout making it a very enjoyable day.
Well done to everybody that took part and thank you to everyone who made a donation.

If anyone would still like to donate a help our team with their funding please follow the link below to our Gofundme page,Many thanks in advance for whatever you can spare for this great cause.

DONATE HERE!

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THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST 2019


At the end of July 2019 a team of 14 USKA Fight Factory fighters travelled to Barnsely England to compete at the 2nd Annual WKO World Kickboxing Championships.
Following two days of competition the team walked away with an outstanding 58 Medals including 34 Golds, 19 Silvers and  5 Bronze medals as well as being awarded the number one club at the event based on accumulated points from results.
Our young fighter Ehsaan Mahmood was awarded Top Male Competitor of the competition based on his results and we also had 3 more of our fighters placed in the top ten overall competitors at the Championships..
Here are our fighters in action with some of the highlights across a number of the different disciplines that they competed in.

Abdullah Riaz - 00:20

Kaifah Imran - 01:04
Nikita Raubiska - 01:56
Ehsaan Mahmood - 03:02
Charlie Stokes - 05:12
Remy Mann - 06:00
Myesha Imran - 07:12
Aamina Sarfraz - 08:31
Hammaad Shand - 09:20
Ryan McQueen - 10:13
Shakeel Hussain - 11:21 
Qasim Hasan - 13:49
Faith Velland - 14:48
Khuzaimah Douglas - 16:08
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SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST 2019


The latest USKA Ninjas Grading Examination at the USKA Fight Factory saw 23 new belts handed out to some of the youngest members of the gym.
The grading took place on Saturday 24th August under the watchful eye of USKA Ninja Instructors Neil Kelly, Sean Quinn and Qasim Beg with a number of helpers consisting of intermediate and advanced grades from our technical classes.
The 90 minute Grading consisted of an Exercise Circuit, Kickboxing Padwork, Basic Shadow Boxing Line Work and a gruelling Relay Circuit really putting the grading candidates through their paces making sure they earn their grade in front of their family and friends for that little added pressure. 
All our Ninjas passed with flying colours and were awarded their new coloured belts and certificates as an acknowledgement of their efforts.
Well done to all our successful graders.

A full list of Grading Results are as follows...

ANNIYAH IQBAL - USKA NINJAS RED BELT

MUSA MAJID - USKA NINJAS RED BELT
ISHA KHAN - USKA NINJAS RED BELT
ELIJAH BROWN  USKA NINJAS RED BELT
AYAAN REHMAN - USKA NINJAS WHITE / YELLOW STRIPE BELT
CALLUM THOMAS - USKA NINJAS WHITE / YELLOW STRIPE BELT
IMAAN AHMED - USKA NINJAS WHITE / YELLOW STRIPE BELT
KHADEEJAH PANWAR - USKA NINJAS WHITE / YELLOW STRIPE BELT
AYAAN ALI - USKA NINJAS WHITE / YELLOW STRIPE BELT
ISA PANWAR - USKA NINJAS WHITE / YELLOW STRIPE BELT
MALEEHA IMRAN - USKA NINJAS YELLOW BELT
EISA KHAN - USKA NINJAS YELLOW BELT
ROCCO BARNES - USKA NINJAS YELLOW BELT
ABDUR RAHMAN YUSUF - USKA NINJAS YELLOW BELT
EESAH SADIQUE - USKA NINJAS YELOW BELT
MOHAMMED UWAIS - USKA NINJAS YELLOW BELT
ETHAN BARNES - USKA NINJAS YELLOW BELT
DANYA FAYYAZ - USKA NINJAS ORANGE BELT
INAAYA REHMAN - USKA NINJAS GREEN BELT
DOMINIK LESZCZYNSKI - USKA NINJAS GREEN BELT
ZINIDINE KHAN - USKA NINJAS GREEN BELT
ZEESHAN REHMAN - USKA NINJAS GREEN BELT
MOYA McNAMARA - USKA NINJAS PURPLE BELT
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SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST 2019


A smaller than usual USKA Fight Team due to the holiday period were in action today at the Burton Kickboxing Academy's latest BLCC Ring Continuous Kickboxing event in Burton-On-Trent.
11 fighters including Julia Glowacz, Abdullah Riaz, Zain Amer, Nikita Raubiska, Charlie Stokes, Rohan Kumar, Hammaad Shand, Ryan McQueen, Qasim Hassan, Khuzaimah Douglas and Qasim Beg took to the ring in 14 contests and conceded only 1 close defeat throughout the course of the day.
Coaches Neil Kelly and Sean Quinn were very happy indeed on their fighters performances with lots to go back to the gym with to improve on for next time out which is what it is all about.
The next BLCC event will be held at the Meadway Sports and Social club in Birmingham on Sunday 22nd September where we expect a bigger team back in action and hopefully more of the same in regard to results.
Well done team on another successful day of competition.

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FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST 2019

Our next USKA Fighter Focus features a cadet fighter who has really come into his own these last few years in the shape of 15 year old Shakeel 'Showtime' Hussain.
Starting in the sport at the age of 9 Shakeel has steadily improved and is now considered one of if not the most skilful fighter in the junior USKA stable with a skill set and flamboyance that is rarely seen in a fighter at such a young age.
A regular on the open tournament circuit Shakeel has had great success across all the governing bodies showing that he really is the man to beat at his age in his -55kg weight class.
He competes across a multitude of different disciplines showing that he is a real all rounder and has been tipped by many to be the one to watch that could possibly go all the way in his chosen sport if he can remain focused and dedicated to his craft.
Whenever Shakeel steps into the ring or onto the mats you can expect Showtime by name and by nature but is still very grounded and humble in his approach to his sport which is probably his most endearing quality.
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WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST 2019

We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that following a successful bid the USKA Fight Factory have been selected by the West Midlands Police Active Citizens funding committee to fund 10 full training scholarship places to young people at our academy over the coming year with the first positions hopefully being selected and filled in October.
The Active Citizens fund comes from money seized from criminals under the proceeds of crime act that is set aside each year by the Police and Crime Commissioner and made available for community projects to bid for.
The main criteria is that the project should encourage people to improve their area and help make it a safer place to live and work. The PCC distributes the money amongst local policing teams in the West Midlands and It is local police who recommends whether a project should be funded or not.
The 2019 / 2020 initiative was to attempt to reduce youth crime and / or knife crime in the area.
Following our successful bid we can now look to select 10 worthy applicants that would benefit from this initiative and fund a whole years training, grading examinations and equipment costs to put them on the right track and give them direction and focus in the sport of Kickboxing that could potentially change their lives for the better.
Applicants should be under 18 years old and will be considered irrespective of  race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics or disability.
If you or you know of anyone that would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity please send the following details via email to neilflex1@aol.com no later than Monday 23rd September.

Name:
Age:
Date of Birth:
Area of Residence:
Reason you would like to be considered for our project:
Contact Name:
Contact Telephone Number:
Contact Email Address:

Following a vetting process of eligibility successful applicants will be informed in due course.
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TUESDAY 13TH AUGUST 2019

Following his successful return to the ring back in June former ICO Super Lightweight Champion of the World Qasim 'The Dream' Beg goes straight back in to the deep end on Saturday 14th September at the Walsall Town Hall on another action packed TMA Fight Series card of 1st class Kickboxing when he attempts to recapture his former title to become a two times Professional World Champion.
Qasim who's undefeated Full Contact record currently stands at 45-0 takes on French ISKA European Champion Jonathan Maine on the 'England Takes On The Rest Of The World' Card. 
Maine as you would expect for a World title will be a significant step u in class from Qasim's last opponent but it is a test that the USKA Fighter must come through if he has aspirations of regaining his belt and Unifying other versions of the World Title level in the near future.
Team Maine know that if there was ever a time to beat the Dream it is now with Qasim having only just over 1 minute of ring time in the last four and a half years but Qasim is looking to be back to his best showing the Kickboxing World just why he was considered to be one of the best all round Full Contact kickboxer's that the UK has ever produced.
He is on fire in the gym at the moment and is looking to make a statement.
Let's get behind our man and show him first class support in the final chapters of what has already been an extraordinary career.

Tickets are available at the USKA gym for this event at the following prices...
Gold Inner Ringside: £40.00 (Limited Availability) (includes buffet and VIP bar entrance).
Silver Tickets: £30.00 seated.

Walsall Town Hall, Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.
Doors open 5.00pm, First Fight 5.30pm
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SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST 2019

 

USKA Fight Factory would like to wish all it's members and friends Eid Mubarak.

May blessings be with you and your family's today and always.

All classes remain on as normal for anyone who wishes to train.

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