Elite notches up nine championship medals

July 11 2016

MEMBERS of the Elite Martial Arts & Fitness Gym in Staple Hill scooped nine medals at the Fusion 2016 Martial Arts Championships.

MEMBERS of the Elite Martial Arts & Fitness Gym in Staple Hill  scooped nine medals at the Fusion 2016 Martial Arts Championships.

Five year old Samuel Bowman cruised through to the final of the pee wee tag sparring where he was just pipped into second place.

Aiden Chaney, aged nine,  made easy work of the flying side kick competition to beat all comers and secure first place and then went on to take second place in the Junior full-contact Taekwondo sparring after a last minute decision to take part.

In dramatic style, eight-year-old Milly Mancy overcame pre-fight nerves to win second place in the Junior Girls full-contact sparring losing by just two points in the final against a more experienced opponent.

After some technical problems with the electronic scoring system, Lewis Agius, 11,  was awarded a belated Gold medal in full-contact sparring for his age group after an extremely hard fought final.

Eight year old Sean Turner went through to an exhausting final where his opponent effectively closed Sean down over three gruelling rounds to deny him victory and he had to settle for second place.

Sean's brother Dean Turner, 14, already an acclaimed international fighter, made short work of winning his division.

Finally, nine year old Joshua Tranter received an outstanding competitor award.

The Staple Hill based club already has numerous national and international champions plus some of the highest ranked and qualified instructors in the world and would like to encourage more men, women and children to take up the sport for which it is offering a whole month of free trial classes.

 Anyone interested should call 0759 850 5299 to book their trial classes.