was the Seventh 'Prokick Says' fun day for kickboxing mad kids from
all over the Country. Again it was a marvellous success as the monthly
event is going from strength to strength with the technical levels
of the children even higher than previous events.
Special guests of honour for our July event were - Prokick's WKN
Champion's - WKN Professional World Champion Gary Hamilton, WKN
Pro Am World Champion Lydia Braniff, Britsh Champion Stuart Jess,
British Champion Mark Hennessy, Celtic Nation Champion Ian Young
and Celtic Nations Champion Cathy McAleer. And if all the guests
thought they were there just to look good they had another thing
coming, they were there on an official capacity and that was was
to judge the next generation of wannabe champions.
“This is brilliant for the kids as everyone is a winner and
everyone goes 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 gym’s
motto is Truth, Discipline and Respect.” Said British Champion
A Packed Wilgar Street gym saw underage students take part in the
initiative that allows children to put their kickboxing skills on
display in a friendly and competitive arena.
The young stars, who cannot compete in the ring until they reach
the age of 15, combine the disciplines taught at the Prokick Gym
in east-Belfast in an occasion packed with fun.
“The children learning the art of kickboxing love the Prokick
Says fun day. They look forward to it because it gives them an opportunity
to put into practice what they learn in class. We wanted to give
the young members an opportunity to practice, mixing competition
with fun. The idea stems from a game Mr Murray invented which we
all have played for many, many years at the gym, Prokick Says, our
version of Simple Simon Says." Said World Champion Lydia Braniff
"Its good for the kids to see
our champions close up, it will give them all something to work
for when they met all our new and established kickboxing hero’s.”
Said the ProKick boss, Fran.
Follow, 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 - Lucy
Multiple Kicks: Whoever can kick the longest without setting
their foot back on the ground wins.
Winner - Abi
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.
A competition was held to see who was the best shadow boxer on the
Winners are -
Yellow & Orange belt winners - Saskia
Connolly & Glen Stewart
Green belt – Laura Macartney &
Blue and above – Matthew Salmon &
Overall Shadow box winner – Saskia Connolly
Prokick 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 standing wins.
Winner - Dylan Lennox
2nd place was Glen Stewart
3rd place went to Jack Hull
Check out our last Kids events:
- May 06 - April
06 - March 06
- February 06 -
For further details on prokick classes -
contact the Prokick Gym on 028 9065 1074.
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