Ladies Only Sparring Class
week was judgment day for a host of novice kickboxers as they took
their competitive bows at a massive sparring session at the world
famous ProKick Gym in Belfast .
Almost 20 wannabe female fighters from all over the country and
as far away as Strabane, took to the ring with most for the first
time in a mixed class, all wanting a taster of the contact side
of the sport – this is the latest in an ongoing series of
new classes designed at bringing through new talent.
Now the ladies have their own sparring
Due to the popular demand of this class, Prokick will run the ladies
only class for 4 weeks which starts this Tuesday 2nd August at 8pm
and it will run until 23rd August - if the success story continues,
another time slot will be allocated to keep the class on-going.
All female ProKick members are welcome to try out the sparring class
and any who attended the mixed class on Wednesday, your sparring
class is now Tuesday's until the 23 August.
( class times)
in Northern Ireland is about to become dominated by female competitors,
according to one of the sports driving forces.
The upsurge in interest from women for the sport
has stunned seasoned kickboxers and could leave their male counterparts
in the minority.
“It’s an incredible situation,”
said kickboxing kingpin Billy Murray who runs 12 ProKick club across
Northern Ireland with over 1,500 members. “Numbers of women
taking classes has gone through the roof. In the past, we offered
female only classes to encourage involvement – to show that
kickboxing was not simply a male preserve – but if current
trends continue we will have to offer incentives to get men back
through the doors. At present I’d estimate our membership
is around 60%/40% women to men across our 12 clubs. That’s
a seismic shift from even five years when we had less than 10% female
If you want to get involved in Ireland fastest growing sport either
for fitness, self-defense or just for fun then call 028 9065 1074.
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