The Oban Times - - Sport - WITH IAIN RODGER

Ar­gyll Mar­tial Arts As­so­ci­a­tion train­ing has re­sumed af­ter the sum­mer break in In­ver­aray and Oban. In­ver­aray classes run on Fri­days at 7 to 9 pm and in Oban High School from 6.30pm.

Any­one con­sid­er­ing start­ing train­ing with the clubs should register now to make sure of a place. Next grad­ing will be in Oc­to­ber 2015. Ex­act date to be con­firmed.

Please con­tact Kenny Gray on kenni.gray@bt­in­ter­

Sen­shi Do Kick­box­ing 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 step­ping up their train­ing to­wards their 2nd dan grad­ing test in De­cem­ber. This is a gru­elling test of skill, strength of char­ac­ter, and stamina which con­cludes with 40 of those be­ing tested.

For more de­tails or in­for­ma­tion on the kick box­ing classes; con­tact Wul­lie Rodger on shi­han­

This year’s ju­nior tour­na­ment is at the plan­ning stage and will take place later in the year in Lochgilp­head, the ex­act date will be con­firmed in due course.

The adults tak­ing part in the Bri­tish Open Knock­down tour­na­ment at the K2 Arena in Crawley are in se­ri­ous train­ing and look­ing strong. They will be up against some of the top fight­ers in the world in­clud­ing sev­eral past win­ners of the event, with some very strong Rus­sian fight­ers al­ready en­tered, so it is es­sen­tial they reach their peak at the cor­rect time.

This year’s beach train­ing will take place at Kil­mory Knap on Au­gust 30. Train­ing on the beach is very pop­u­lar and more stu­dents join this ses­sion each year.

Weather per­mit­ting it will be fol­lowed by a bar­be­cue.

The clubs are cur­rently tak­ing on new mem­bers un­til the end of Septem­ber this year, with the next in­take be­ing in Jan­uary 2016, so if you are think­ing of join­ing now is the time.

A min­i­mum age of eight ap­plies to these classes.

Any­one want­ing more in­for­ma­tion on Kyokushinkai classes should con­tact Iain Rodger on

Mixed Mar­tial

Arts Oban MMA has had its stu­dents con­tinue to con­cen­trate on fun­da­men­tals of Brazil­ian Jiu Jitsu and MMA strik­ing in prepa­ra­tion for the next com­pe­ti­tion in Mother­well on the Septem­ber 4.

The Oban club gen­er­ally do well at these events and we are look­ing for­ward to the re­sults.

This Satur­day (Au­gust 29) Mar­cos Nar­dini is in Oban for a two hour seminar. This is a great chance for be­gin­ners to learn from one of Scot­land’s top com­pet­ing black belts. A full re­port on the seminar will be in the next col­umn.

For more info on the MMA classes in Oban con­tact; Iain Pot­ter on coo­

Shukokai Karate

Kick Box­ing

Kyokushinkai Karate

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