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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com