first in our ongoing series of ‘PROKICK SAYS’ children’s
competition day was a resounding success at the Prokick Gym in Belfast
Over 50 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: “Our monthly competition
for kickboxing mad kids was a tremendous success last year there's
no reason why it can't be the same this year. The kids absolutely
love the competition doing all the kickboing moves wthout taking
the blows. It's perfect for them as underage members are not allowed
to compete in full-contact kickboxing until they are 15 years of
age. So, from the age of five they are learning the art of kickboxing
but not the application.
“I wanted 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.
“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.”
The Prokick Says fun day will take place once a month at Murray's
Wilgar Street gym in east-Belfast.
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.
Girls Draw - Chanise Fullerton and Sophie Higginson
Boys - Kyle Morrison
Multiple Kicks: Whoever can kick the longest without setting
their foot back on the ground wins.
Yellow & Orange - Cameron Shiel
Green & above - Louis Kincaid & Fraser Audley
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.
Yellow & Orange Winners:
Runner-up Morgan Allen
Green & above winners:
Runner-up James Thornton
For further details on prokick classes
- contact the Prokick Gym on 028 90 651 074.
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