I’ve seen Ermar at the last several WEKAF World’s. Very energetic, fast paced fighter who does do this leap in fights.
Great to see some good FMA coverage and of a guy who handles himself with class and sets a good example at tournaments.
Note that Cole touches gloves here too.
My favorite pic of the trip
Look closely, there's actually a cycle cab named "Air Supply". Just waiting for Bobbe to return I guess.
On our way back from Sutukil we stopped at Fort San Pedro. It was pretty dark by then so we didn't get too many good pictures. Someone had rented out the courtyard for some sort of anniversary celebration. And the KTV machine was out.
I think you can figure out this one despite the blurriness.
Just for you with love Bobbe.
I sticking with the debacle of how the tournament was run they decided (for what brilliant reason we never got) to combine the 14-15 with the 16-17. Nothing we could say would change that. Cole's first fight was with a 16 yr old Brit who had a serious push checking problem. Finally close to loosing a point at the thrid round. We had prepared for this eventuallity and Cole had no problem handling him despite getting continually shoved three steps back and knocked off his feet.
There was a bit of broughha after the third round as I took Cole's helmet off. Seems the Brit follow rules that do not allow removing the helmet until there is a winner declared. They wanted him disqualified. Typical stuff. Believe me, I know the rules backward and forwards. It's not in there but that's how they "practice" them in Europe. It's certainly not that way on Britian's website, I checked the rules on their site.
Cole got accidentally disarmed in the first round and it proved to just not be enough to recover from. It was a good and close fight. I think ultimatly the other guy just had more reach and could come over the top more.
The end of a somewhat disappointing (in several ways) day. We headed back to the hotel around 9PM and never even got dinner.