THE eleventh 'Prokick Says' fun day for kickboxing
mad kids from all over the Country hits the Prokick HQ this
Saturday. The prokick fun day has been a marvellous success
as the monthly event is going from strength to strength with
the technical levels of the children even higher than previous
Special guests of honour will be the Prokick's WKN Champions.
"If all the champions think they are there just to look
good they have another thing coming, they will be there on
an official capacity and that is to judge the next generation
of wannabe champions." said a Prokick spokes person.
“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 the 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 Mark Hennessy.
The gym will be packed with underage students taking part
in an 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 want 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 Northern Irelands only female World
kickboxing 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 meet
all their new and established kickboxing hero’s.”
said the ProKick boss, Billy Murray.
List below are just a few of the games to
be played on Saturday:
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.
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 will be held to see who is the best shadow boxer
on the day.
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
For further details on prokick classes - contact the Prokick
Gym on 028 9065 1074 or log on to www.prokick.com
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t: 00 44 (0)28 9065 1074