eleventh instalment of ‘PROKICK SAYS’ children’s
competition day was another resounding success at the Prokick
Gym in Belfast this week.
Over 60 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 six they are learning
the art of kickboxing but not the application.
“I want 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
and who would believe that we’re on our twelfth kids
“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.”
Special guests of honour were the Northern Ireland’s
"If all the champions thought they were there just to
look good they had another thing coming, they were there on
an official capacity and that was to judge the next generation
of wannabe champions." said a Prokick spokes person.
The Prokick Says fun day takes place once a month at Wilgar
Street gym in east-Belfast and next month will be a special
event for the conclusion of 2006.
As Santa visits the Prokick club every Christmas and has done
so for the last 15 years, Murray may even invite Mr Claus
to take part in the final ‘Prokick Says’ competition.
And who knows Santa may even win a medal.
Whoever can kick the longest without setting their foot back
on the ground wins.
Beginners - Matthew Lemon
Yellow - Ryan Dougal
Orange - Dylan Lennox & Lauren Burton
Green - Fraser Audley
Blue and above - Louis Kincaid & Tory Corbett
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
Beginners - Carl Lamont
Yellow - Ryan Dougal
Orange - George Gibson
Green and above - Summer Murray
For further details on prokick classes - contact the Prokick
Gym on 028 9065 1074
For more info on Kickboxing
t: 00 44 (0)28 9065 1074