first in a new series of ‘PROKICK SAYS’ children’s
competition day was a resounding success at the Prokick Gym in Belfast
Over 30 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 five they are learning the art
of kickboxing but not the application.
“I wanted 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.
“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.”
The Prokick Says fun day will take place once a month at Murray's
Wilgar Street gym in east-Belfast.
Young members also get a chance to mingle with world champion kickboxers
Gary Hamilton and Lydia Braniff, as well as photo opportunities
Follow is a racing fitness game. The children are seated in lines,
Mr Murray calls out someone’s name and all the children follow
that person until they’re told to go back to their lines and
the last one to sit down in their original place is out.
Winner Laura Macartney
Race: 20 meter sprint two star jumps
and sprit back and the first back was -
winner, Lewis Guy
Multiple Kicks: Whoever can kick the longest without setting
their foot back on the ground wins.
Winner Abby Macartney
boxing: is when you combine all the kickboxing moves that
students have learnt are puttogether against an invisible opponent
or (as they did many years ago) your own shadow.
A competition was held to see who was the best shadow boxer on the
McCartney and Birthday girl (8 today 17 Jan) Jade Titmus.
The judgues could not split two junior kickboxing stars
says: – kickboxing version of Simon says. Kickboxing
moves are called out for the children to do; only they can’t
do them unless a number is called after the move. If they do the
move without the number being called then they are out. Last one
Girl: Summer Lily Murray
Boy: Glenn Stewart.
For further details on prokick classes
- contact the Prokick Gym on 028 90 651 074.
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