was the sixth Prokick Says fun day for kickboxing mad kids and again
was a booming success as the monthly event grows from strength to
strength with the technical levels of the children even higher that
Special guest of honour for our June event was - the newly crowned
Celtic Nations Super Welterweight Champion Ian Young, who took the
title just last week at the Park Ave hotel in front of a packed
“ 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 the former blue
A record number of underage students took 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 I invented which we all have
played for many, many years at the gym, Prokick Says, our version
of Simple Simon Says. Its good for the kids to see Ian close up
it will give them all something to work for when they meet our new
hero’s.” Said the ProKick boss.
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.
Multiple Kicks: Whoever can kick the longest without setting
their foot back on the ground wins.
Winner - Abi
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 belt winner - Katdie McAlees
Orange belt – David Bird
Green belt – Joel Amos
Blue and above – Tory Corbett
Overall Shadow box winner –
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 - Zaffrin
Murray & Dylan Lennox
Races, This is to have the Prokick
kids have fun through games - at the same time introduce them to
friendly competition by racing against each other and as a team.
Alan Titmus & Abi Macartney
The overall winner of June's Kids event, winner of three separate
events was - Abi Macartney
For further details on prokick classes -
contact the Prokick Gym on 028 9065 1074.
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