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Some of the ProKick kids at the event dayTHIS was the fifth Prokick Says fun day and again was a booming success as the monthly event grows from strength to strength.
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.
Prokick coach Eddie Salmon said: “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 Billy Murray invented which we all have played for many, many years at the gym, Prokick Says, our version of Simple Simon Says.
“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. Our motto is Truth, Discipline and Respect.”
The Prokick Says fun day now takes place once a month at Billy Murray's Wilgar Street gym in east-Belfast.

Over-all WinnerAbie is now a ProKick winner

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.

Multiple Kicks: Whoever can kick the longest without setting their foot back on the ground wins.

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 day.

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.
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For further details on prokick classes - contact the Prokick Gym on 028 90 651 074.

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