Matthew in flightIn August 2009, Cambridge Academy hosted the first GBSF Canne de Combat Championships. The Leys School Sports Complex was an excellent venue, with good space and facilities, and even allowing us to mark-up the ring on their Sports Hall floor.

The largest contingent of fighters and officials was, as expected, from Cambridge. Others came from London, Watford, Oxford, Surrey and Marburg (yes, Marburg, in Germany!)

Academy member Rafal Tichanow took part in the World Combat Championships in Serbia in June. Accompagnied by Julie Gabriel (coach) and Jasbir Nagi (official), Rafal travelled to Novi Sad for the three day event.