Master Beniston was inducted into the UK Martial Arts Show hall of Fame on Sunday 8th May, and was presented his award by Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace
On Sunday 15th May at Joseph Whitaker Sports College:
Jessica Gillies 1st Dan, Harvey Gillies 1st Dan, Jenna Grainger 1st Dan, Rebecca Bromley 1st Dan, Jessica Jones 1st Dan Owen Parkes-Moore 1st Dan. Have all been added to the register.
On 6th April 2014 the following were graded at Rainworth: Luke Sheppard 1st Dan, Wayne Mallatratt 1st dan, James Meakin 2nd Dan, and Angela Bacon 2nd Dan all from Ashfield Tigers, they have been added to the register. Well done!
On the 14th December 2014 the following were successful in there gradings: From Cobra Freestyle Konrad Smith was the youngest to gain 1st Dan in the ABMAA at just turned 9 years old! and Calum Wright along with Rachel Bear both passed 3rd Dan. Well done all of you.
On 21st November Master Beniston was awarded the ‘Service to Sport’ award at the Ashfield Sports awards, this follows on from his 2nd MAI Hall of Fame ‘Top Fighter’ award in May this year.
The latest Black Belt Gradings were held today (02/02/14) in Rainworth, the successful candidates were:
Max Butler Junior 1st Dan Kickboxing, Aaron Vasey Junior 2nd Dan Kickboxing, Gary Greatorex 1st Dan Kickboxing, Scott Commins 1st Dan Kickboxing, Angie Barwick 1st Dan Kyusho-Jitsu. The next Dan Grading will be in April for Ashfield Tigers students.
To celebrate our 20th Anniversary (8th May 2014) we will be hosting several seminars with visiting Instructors amongst other things. The first of these will be on Sunday 4th May, a 5 hour seminar with Emil Martirossian from Brighton, Emil is a Jeet Kune Do Instructor, he has won a few MAI Hall of Fame awards, and has featured in many of the Martial Arts magazines, look him up on you tube, he is very impressive, also MAI editor Bob Sykes will be over to run a seminar and a magazine feature on the club in September, other Instructors have yet to confirm. All dates will be posted soon, along with grading dates, weapons & grappling seminars, inter club competitions, sponsored charity kickathon etc
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Congratulations to our Chief Instructor on being inducted into the MAI (Martial Arts Illustrated magazine) Hall of Fame
a great Honor, and well deserved, also on winning his 21st World title in the Sport of Powerlifting, and winning the Performance Coach of the Year award at the
Active Ashfield Sports Awards
We will be hosting a seminar with Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace in Mansfield Woodhouse on Tuesday 2nd October at Manor sports complex,
Tickets will cost £20, seminar will last 2 hours, with plenty of time after for photo’s and autographs
Bill “Superfoot” Wallace retired as the undefeated Professional Karate Association (PKA) Middleweight Champion after defeating Bill Biggs in a 12-round bout in June 1980. The victory, 23rd straight, signaled the end to an illustrious 15-year career in tournament and full contact fighting. Known to the karate world simply as “Superfoot,” symbolic of his awesome left leg, which was once clocked in excess of 60 mph, Superfoot left a string of battered and bruised bodies along the martial arts fighting trail. He used his foot as others would use their hands, faking opponents with two or three rapid fake kicks and following with one solid knockout technique. His power was amazing, his precision astounding. Superfoot, a 5-foot, 10 1/2 inch native of Portland, Ind., began studying karate in February 1967 after suffering a right leg injury in a judo accident. The injury left him without the use of the leg in karate competition. Some observers said Superfoot was committing martial arts suicide. He, however, had other ideas. In the next seven years, Superfoot, named after his manager saw an advertisement for a “super foot long hot dog” at a sporting event, dominated the point-tournament circuit.
Despite his retirement, Superfoot continues to be one of the martial arts most popular figures. He is the author of three books: Karate: Basic Concepts & Skills, Dynamic Kicking & Stretching, and The Ultimate Kick
He has been in many films alongside Chuck Norris, and Jackie Chan amongst others.
WEAPONS/GRAPPLING COURSE Sunday 11th March at Joseph Whitaker Sports College, Rainworth 1-3pm
Grappling & Weapons courses:‘ 11th March’, 1st July, 30th September, 18th November, cost still only £6, weapons provided.
Next Inter-Club: (Dragons & Tigers) 15th April at Kirkby Festival Hall. (Cobra) 14th October at Rainworth.
Sainsburys Sport Relief: At Newstead Abbey on Sunday 25th March, 1 mile, 3 mile & 6 mile run, anyone from ABMAA willing to come and help with Marshalling please let us know asap.
Sponsered Kickathon: To raise money for charity (to be chosen soon) Sun 21st October.
Germany: Master Beniston will be travelling to Germany to teach on an International Seminar with other Masters/Grandmasters in several styles (Muay Thai, Shaolin Kempo, Kempo Naadaa, Goshin Jutsu, Hu Chuan Pai, etc), any adults who want to come along let us know.
Mansfield Museum: From 7th July through to beginning of September, Mansfield Museum will be having a display on showcasing Sports & Olympics from the area, we will have a stand showing our Kickboxing clubs, and will be putting on several displays through the 6 week holidays, let us know if you want to get involved. (Master Beniston will have a display on about his Powerlifting carreer also).
Sparring Seminar: We will be organising a Sparring seminar soon, date to be confirmed, with Triple World Champions Adam Beniston and Greg Hendrie, keep watching this site, (newsletters will be sent out).
4 Hour Seminar: We will also be organising a 4 hour seminar soon, hopefully with some visiting Instructors, possibly some from abroad, we will keep you imformed.
Other events will be planned this year, including more inter-clubs and Dan Gradings, and Instructors courses.