August 30, 2018

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The coach partly responsible for the success of World and Olympic champions such as Jade Jones and Bianca Walkden has left her role at GB Taekwondo.

South Korean high performance Taekwondo coach Jinmi Choi has also been instrumental in the growth of two time European champion Lauren Williams, and junior world medalists Rachelle Booth and Rebecca McGowan.

Performance Director Gary Hall said: “I would v...

August 29, 2018

A leading Yorkshire metal fabricator and laser cutting specialist is helping to put an up and coming martial arts weapons manufacturer on the map.

Chloe Crawford set up Xplosive Weaponry in Peterlee a year ago producing equipment such as bo staffs and nunchucks used in martial arts freestyle competitions and exhibitions. Now, thanks to a chance conversation with fellow martial arts enthusiast Duncan Perry, Assembly Foreman at Y...

August 24, 2018

USA Allstars team member and multiple kickboxing World Champion Elijah Everill is a young athlete with the world at his feet. Having achieved huge success on the British and international tournament circuit, Elijah is currently just back from California, where he's been training with one of the all time greats, Raymond 'Real Deal' Daniels.

He's now fighting with the famous Allstars team and he's got his sights set high. We...

August 22, 2018

Having completed a second round of selections, British Judo have revealed a team of 14 to represent Team GB for the 2018 World Judo Championships in Baku.

Chelsie Giles (-52kg), Amy Livesey (-63kg), Jemima Yeats-Brown (-78kg), Danny Williams (-73kg), Stuart McWatt (-81kg), Max Stewart (-90kg) and Wesley Greenidge (+90kg) have all been added to the team that will take to the mat in Baku.

Giles, Yeats-Brown, McWatt and Greeni...

August 20, 2018

Everyone will at some point have seen a martial artist 'skipping' during their training. Is this something you overlook in your training? Or do you consider it a vital ingredient? Lets take a look at the benefits of utilising the simple jump rope...

Key Benefits:

  • Cost effective

  • High calorie burner

  • Improved agility & speed

  • Effective endurance training

A skipping rope is one of the cheapest pieces of equipment...

August 13, 2018

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It was Bronze delight for GB Judo at the 2018 Budapest Grand Prix in Hungary. Sally Conway, Natalie Powell and Chelsie Giles each claimed a bronze medal to make it it three in total for Team GB.

Natalie Powell claimed her 10th Grand Prix medal by defeating fellow brit Jemima Yeats-Brown. It is her fourth medal so far in 2018.

Sally Conway added to GB's haul with an excellent day of judo on the mat in the -7...

August 13, 2018

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GB Taekwondo this weekend took a strong team of fighters to the World Taekwondo Grand Prix is Moscow. They came away with two medals, both Lauren Williams and Bradly Sinden securing silver on the first day of competition.

In the under 67kg section, welsh wonder Lauren Williams beat Tetiana Tetereviatnykova (UKR), Athanasia 

Mitsopoulou (GRE) and Julyana Al-Sadeq (JOR) before losing out 17-20 to Cr...

August 10, 2018

We recently featured an article about Joel Walsh gaining his Team GB chance via social media platform Instagram! It's an intriguing story so we wanted to find out more. We caught up with Joel this week to discuss his background in Kickboxing, the differences between Taekwondo and Kickboxing, and his Olympic dreams.

Taekwondo is a lot more technical and professionalised, however points fighting makes you remember that it’s a dog...

August 7, 2018

Late last month, the WKC's (World Karate & Kickboxing Council) 10th European Championships were held at the George H Carnall sports centre in Manchester. 

The European Open is a freestyle kickboxing and sport karate competition, bringing together competitors from any and all clubs that wish to take part.

In the Points Fighting, Men's section, Leon Gold took 1st place in the -75KG category defeating Craig Collins in the final, wi...

August 1, 2018

Muay Thai is a challenging sport that requires huge amounts of dedication and hard work. Long
gruelling sessions in the gym and hours spent perfecting your technique can be tiring. Darren Mitchell takes us through his 5 key benefits of training in Muay Thai.


One of the biggest and most obvious benefits you will see from training Muay Thai, is an increase in
fitness. From just a few weeks of regular training, you will st...

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