MAAS Fight day, MAAS gathering

On Saturday 29th November Steve and Cameron both travelled to the MAAS championships at the Guildford Spectrum, as usual Steve helped with refereeing and judging at this national day event. Cameron entered the hollow square for the first time against another novice from White lotus Martial Arts in Gloucester. Cameron put on a fantastic performance looking like a natural with years of ring experience, with the way he controlled his opponent, resulting in a very comfortable and unanimous win. Head coach Steve Lilley said” Cameron’s fright was one of the best bouts on the day and one of the very best performances I’ve seen from a complete novice. The way he took contact only when he wanted it and got his opponent to place his hand where Cameron wanted his opponent to be so he could score easy points. I’m very much looking forward to see what Cameron can achieve in the ring in 2015.”


Steve also stayed for the evening show and instead of judging on the card at short notice he found himself competing on the Satellite promotions evening card. Steve hasn’t been involved in a amateur fight night event as a fighter before. 4th Dan Steve teamed up with Master Jim Cockram to take on 10th Dan Grandmaster Soke Brain Dossett, in a charity boxing match. Brian Dossett took to the ring for charity still recovering from 2 lots of major surgery in the last 8 weeks. Brain Dossett was also inducted into the International Ju Jitus Hall of Fame straight after the bout becoming one of only 9 people in the world to ever have achieved this feat.