Martial Arts in Oban
Martial Arts in Oban is at an alltime high, with six or seven clubs currently running in or around the town. Instruction is available from some of the highest ranking instructors in the country and, with regular seminars available, there is not a better time to start training. Any club that is not currently, but would like to
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Mixed Martiall Arts
Oban MMA are now officially affiliated with Marcos Nardini. Marcos is a Jiu Jitsu black belt from Brazil who has clubs all over Scotland and this affiliation means that students can now grade as well as participate in the interclub events and sparring held at his various dojos through- out the year. Marcos will be holding seminars in Oban every four weeks with the next one on Saturday, August 29, at 12 noon; this will be open to anybody. Classes on a Tuesday night will be concentrating on MMA fundamentals so are perfect for anyone wanting to start.
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The beginners class in Inveraray received their first grading award certificates. Most of the children have only been training for less than six months and are showing a lot of promise.
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The junior class on a Thursday night in Oban is growing in size, with several new members joining over the last few months. New members are welcome up until the end of September, after which, the next intake will be in January 2016. New beginners must beat least eight years old.
Training is continuing as normal with Mark Welsh and Amy Campbell putting in a lot of extra hours in preparation for the British Open in October. This preparation is vital as they will be competing against some of the best fighters in the world.
Mark Welsh has been nominated for the Argyll & Bute Youth Sporting Award and has been shortlisted to the final three. The awards are to give recognition to under 25s who have excelled in their chosen sport. The award ceremony will take place in the Phoenix Cinema on 24th September.
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Classes are continuing as normal, with Juniors at 6:30pm on Wednesdays and seniors at 7:30pm. Sharon Dickison’s women- only class is on Sundays at 2pm.
Sharon, along with Craig MacLachlan and Colin Campbell are in training towards their 2nd dan grading test in December. This is a gruelling test of skill, strength of character, and stamina which concludes with forty continuous fights. For more details or information on the kick boxing classes; contact Wullie Rodger on firstname.lastname@example.org