March 27, 2019

Training and competing in martial arts is like any other sport in that it can result in a wide range of injuries. Different types of martial arts may be more likely to result in certain injuries, however there are things you can do to give yourself the best chance of staying injury free.

Martial arts training should take place in a fun and safe environment, although there is a chance any of the following could be suffered -


March 21, 2019

Scotland’s largest kickboxing competition is to return to Aberdeen in May, attracting thousands of spectators and internationally acclaimed kickboxers from Ireland, Europe and the USA.

The Aberdeen Open will take place at Aberdeen’s Exhibition and Conference Centre on Sunday, May 5 and is organised by Stonehaven-based charity, World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKC) Scotland.

Now in its fourth year, organisers hope the even...

March 20, 2019

Kickboxing Legend Raymond 'Real Deal' Daniels is heading to Birmingham to make his cage fighting return with the Bellator promotion in May this year.

Eleven years have passed since Daniels MMA debut, a shock submission defeat to Jeremiah Metcalfe. He has subsequently gone on to impress in Glory Kickboxing and later Bellator Kickboxing, producing a series of incredible knockout finishes.

Not least what Glory dubbed the 'knockout...

March 13, 2019

The team have caught up with rising kickboxing star Cory Cook. He's already part of Team Top Ten UK and has won every Junior honour the sport has to offer. More recently, he's also taken titles in the senior division, something he'll be hoping to achieve more of this year and beyond.

We talk about his martial arts influences, toughest competitor, and just who he thinks is the number one fighter in the U...

March 7, 2019

Natasha Baldwin, Elijah Everill, and Fin Heesom led a strong contingent of British medals at the illustrious Kickboxing / Sport Karate tournament, The Irish Open.

Held over three days at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, the Irish Open is the largest tournament of it's kind in the world, with around 4000 competitors from countless different countries.

The tournament includes sections for Points Fighting, Light Contact and Full Conta...

March 6, 2019

18 year old Rebecca McGowan from Dumbarton and Junior World Champion Jordyn Smith each took Gold in the recent Taekwondo US Open in Las Vegas.

McGowan claimed the -73kg US Open crown by beating home favourite and second seed, Madelynn Gorman-Shore 7-5.

Jordyn Smith managed to make it a Scottish double by striking Gold in the -46kg division.

A thrilled Rebecca told GB Taekwondo:

“It feels amazing to come first at last. All the...

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