The mid seventies gave birth to one of the world`s oldest and largest sanctioning bodies. Later the Americans sent teams of full contact karate competitors to Japan as Kickboxers under the banner GCO (Global Combat Sports Organization) and this set the foundation to the organisation that continues to grow today.

Kru Sam Nankani

GCO Vice President Ringsports for K1 & Thai Boxing

GCO England President for MMA & Boxing

ENGLAND HEAD COACH

Overseeing England Squad training for World Championships and GCO Officials

Kru Sam built his gym – KO NEXT GENERATION in 2009 from the ground up and has produced champion after champion, collecting 76 titles between 2013 to date; ranging from Amateur and Pro Area Titles to World Titles.

GCO England Ringsports President, Paul Sutton – welcomed Kru Sam on to the team in 2016 where he will be sanctioning and running shows which will have title opportunities for fighters of all levels. Along with scouting opportunities where fighters who showcase good skill will be encouraged to train on a monthly basis with the England Squad at the home of Kru Sam Nankani – KO NEXT GENERATION.

ENGLAND SQUAD TRAINING

This will be held on a monthly basis from 14:00 to 15:30. The main aims of this are for fighters to be sqouted to represent England,current fighters who represent England will also have the opportunity to come together to build a strong unified bend between them along with the chance to spar with one another overseen by Kru Sam. England Squad Training also gives others the opportunity to join GCO through other avenues such as refereeing, judging etc.

Fighters and coaches will also get a better understanding of the different rules in the various ringsport disciplines as well as what to expect at the world championships and how to manage what can often seem complicated at the championships. It is a great investment for each individual who attends.

FIGHTERS AND COACHES WHO WISH TO BECOME JUDGES/REFEREES WHICH WILL ENABLE THEM TO BE RECRUITED FOR HOME AND OVERSEAS WKU SHOWS AS WELL AS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE OPPORTUNITY ON THE SQUAD TRAINING DATES.

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