M.A.I. Awards

December 5, 2013

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


Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace Seminar

April 4, 2012

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.

Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace

Up Coming…

February 27, 2012

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.

Happy New Year

January 3, 2012

Thanks to everyone for all your support and loyalty in 2011, Here’s to another great year in 2012 our 19th Year of running clubs in the Nottingham area, we will be running many seminars, and inter-club competitions again, including the usual Weapons courses, Grappling courses, and hopefully a one day International seminar in the summer. There will be 4 Coloured belt gradings as usual and 2 Dan Gradings, good luck to everyone who is hoping to pass belts this year, particularly those who are hoping to reach Black Belt. Keep warching this site for all up to date news.

See you all in Class!

2011 in review

January 3, 2012

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Results from Inter-Club on 23/10/2011

October 24, 2011


Boys U/130cm  Joshua Wright (Cobra)  Brok Johnson (Dragons)   Dylan Goddard (Dragons)

U/150cm   Liam Giddy (Cobra)   Aston Jones (ECMA)   Josh Scrimshaw (ECMA)

O/150cm   Thomas Allsop (Dragons)   Callum Wright (Tigers)

Girls O/150cm   Paige Nussey (Dragons)   C Wright (Tigers)

Mens U/70kg   Jake Haynes (Dragons)   Dean Kenny (ECMA)   Daniel Morley (Cobra)

U/80kg   Gary Greatorex (Cobra)   Jake Perins (Bad Toro)   Chris Curle (ECMA)

O/80kg   Ethan Chapman (ECMA)   Stuart Hadden (ECMA)   Adam Holloway (Cobra)

Veterns Open   Stuart Hurren (ECMA)   Roy Whitbread (ECMA)

Ladies O/60kg   Linzi Swift (ECMA)   Carrie Whiltshire (ECMA)

Jun Forms   Aston Jones (ECMA)   Josh Scrimshaw (ECMA)

Adult Forms  Dan Brocklebank (ECMA)   Roy Whitbread (ECMA)   Carrie Wiltshire (ECMA)

Weapons Forms   Adam Beniston (ECMA)   Roy Whitbread (ECMA)

Light Continuous

Boys U/130cm   Joshua Wright (Cobra)   Brok Johnson (Dragons)   Brayton Taylor (Dragons)

U/150cm   Liam Giddy (Cobra)   Bradley Goddard (Dragons)

O/150cm   Thomas Allsop (Dragons)   Curt Harbs (Cobra)

Mens U/70kg   Adam Beniston (ECMA)  Andrew Rylls (Cobra)

U/80kg   Dale Flaherty (Bad Toro)   Gary Greatorex (Cobra)   Michael Watling (ECMA)

O/80kg   Adam Holloway (Cobra)   Gary Greatorex (Cobra)


Mens U/70kg   Matthew Buck (ECMA)   Andrew Rylls (Cobra)

U/80kg   Charles Buck (ECMA)   Gary Greatorex (Cobra)

O/80kg   Adam Holloway (Cobra)   Dale Draycott (Cobra)   Stuart Hurren (ECMA)

Medal Count

Cobra   16   (7 Gold, 7 Silver, 2 Bronze)

Dragons & Tigers   11   (4 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze)

ECMA   15 ( + 7 Forms = 22)   (6 Gold,  5 Silver, 4 Bronze) Forms 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze

Bad Toro   2   (1 Gold,   1 Silver)

Next Inter-Club

October 16, 2011

Dont forget the next Inter-club will be at Joseph Whitaker in Rainworth next Sunday, the 23rd of October, doors open at 10am.