Rebecca set for bronze/Richard loses

Rebecca Dillon is guaranteed a bronze medal at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini after a no-show by her Italian opponent today (Friday, 4 June). Rebecca was due to fight Francesca Lungi in the -52kg full-contact category but her opponent failed to put in an appearance and kept her waiting in the ring on her […]

Ready, steady, Rimini!

The start of the WAKO World Cup in Rimini is almost upon us and Roy Baker says he is happy with the way the Irish team’s preparations have gone for the prestigious three-day event. Roy, the president of AKAI, told “I think the preparations are going as well as expected. The various training camps […]

Bon voyage Richard and Rebecca

Richard Kiely and Rebecca Dillon were wished ‘bon voyage’ by their Black Panther club mates after another intense training session in Tallaght on Wednesday night (2 June). Richard and Rebecca are in action at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini this weekend (June 4-6), and they were given a great send-off after they concluded their […]

Go for it Rebecca!

Rebecca Dillon feels better equipped for the WAKO World Cup in Italy this weekend than she did 12 months ago. Last year in Rimini, Rebecca was a bronze medallist in the 56kg division, losing only to the eventual winner, Tonje Sorlie of Norway. Rebecca did remarkably well in the circumstances, as she was at a […]

Think Local 2010 initiative

Just to jog your memory, in case it had slipped your mind!  We’ve been asked to bring a new local initiative to your attention, and to appeal to you to pledge your support to it.  While we would never dream of telling you what to do, we, as a club deeply embedded in the local […]

Richard’s realistic

Richard Kiely is ready for his next challenge but keen to play down his hopes at the same time. Richard has been on a really hot streak and is unbeaten this year since his comeback to the ring following a broken elbow. But he has his head screwed on and knows the WAKO World Cup […]

Roy Baker backs Rebecca and Richard

Ireland have no fewer than 19 kickboxers competing at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini this weekend (June 4-6) and AKAI president Roy Baker has high hopes for our own Rebecca Dillon and Richard Kiely. Regarding Ireland’s medal prospects, Roy, the top man in Irish kickboxing, told “I would be hopeful for Rebecca and […]

Read all about it in The Irish Daily Star

The Irish Daily Star will carry brief reports from the WAKO World Cup in Rimini this weekend. The reports from Rimini, which will feature our own Rebecca Dillon and Richard Kiely, will appear this coming Friday (4 June), Saturday (5 June) and Monday (6 June) in the top-selling, Irish-owned tabloid. Again, we would urge you […]