It is always satisfying as a coach as it is a parent to see their child try so hard and finally get recognition for their efforts in whatever sport they choose to do. At Mamba Martial Arts Ipswich we have many talented kickboxers but not all of them have had the opportunity to fight for titles yet for one reason or another.
Not everybody who comes to kickboxing classes actually wants to compete on big shows or even step in a ring but they love the training and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that at all and we welcome those guys too but some students relish the fighting side of it and cannot wait for the next competition. One such student is Jack Purdy. He has had two fights in three weeks and because of his latest performance last Sunday he has now been given the honour to fight for the IKF British Junior title at the next Kombat Zone event “the pain & the glory” run by Colin Payne of Tko Kickboxing, November 25th.
Right guys, no excuses accepted you are being given plenty of warning. November 25th Jack Purdy will be fighting for the IKF British Junior title, at last the chance he has been waiting and training for. I expect all of Mamba Martial Arts members to get behind him for this one. It really does make a difference when you are in there and here your friends and family chanting your name so don’t you let him down guys.
Prior to this event people we have two other very talented kickboxers entering the very prestigious Ringmasters event being held in Sittingbourne, Kent, Sunday 30th September. Tommy Purdy, brother of the above mentioned Jack and Kiera Devereux both these two are great fighters and we expect them to do really well at this event. Again we would ask that you give them the same support you would want if it were you competing.
Good luck all.