twelfth and final instalment of ‘PROKICK SAYS’
children’s competition day was another resounding success
at the Prokick Gym in Belfast this week.
Over 100 underage talents took part in the event aimed at
improving fitness, discipline and co-ordination.
The fun day also gives young kickboxers an opportunity to
experience competition using their martial art skills.
Prokick coach Billy Murray said: “Underage members are
not allowed to compete in full-contact kickboxing until they
are 15 years of age. So, from the age of six they are learning
the art of kickboxing but not the application.
“I want to give the young members an opportunity to
put their skills into practice, mixing competition with fun.
The idea stems from a game we have played for many, many years
at the gym, Prokick Says, our version of Simple Simon Says
and who would believe that we’re on our twelfth kids
“We have rolled a number of games into one big occasion
and the kids love it. Everyone was a winner and everyone went
home with a medal. It’s important to us at Prokick Gym
that children learn about self-discipline, self-defence and
grow up in a respected and disciplined environment.”
Special guests of honour were the Northern Ireland’s
"If all the champions thought they were there just to
look good they had another thing coming, they were there on
an official capacity and that was to judge the next generation
of wannabe champions." said a Prokick spokes person.
The Prokick Says fun day took place once a month at Wilgar
Street gym in east-Belfast and this was the conclusion to
a years long event specially devised for the children. "We
intend to continue with this event in 2007." Said Coach
Murray, All our instructors have seen a massive improvement
in all the children who take part in the monthly events I
will bring in new sport test and fitness game for next year."
Results for - Shadow Boxing:
is when you combine all the kickboxing moves that students
have learnt are put together against an invisible opponent
or (as they did many years ago) your own shadow.
Beginners - Carl Lamont
Yellow - Curtis Black
Orange - Saskia Connolly
Green - Frazer Audly
Blue belt and above
- Abie Macartney and Louis Kincaid
Next Saturday the 23rd December is the last class of the year
for Prokick's kickboxing mad Kids - and there is a special
visitor at the Prokick club every Christmas and has been for
the last 15 years Santa, Murray may even invite Mr Claus to
take part in the final ‘Prokick Says’ competition.
And who knows Santa may even win a medal.
For further details on prokick classes - contact the Prokick
Gym on 028 9065 1074
For more info on Kickboxing
t: 00 44 (0)28 9065 1074