MAR­TIAL ARTS

The Oban Times - - Sport - WITH IAIN RODGER

BJJ Oban BJJ coach Coo­gie Potter is pre­par­ing his com­peti­tors for up­com­ing events in the BJJ cal­en­dar. Full re­ports to fol­low. The club is run by Iain (Coo­gie) Potter who trains un­der Marcos Nar­dini. For en­quiries, con­tact Coo­gie on coo­giepots@gmail.com Kyokushinkai Karate Oban club fight­ers Dar­ryl and Char­lie McLaugh­lin took part in the Kyokushin Cup tour­na­ment on April 8 in Glas­gow. The broth­ers did very well with Dar­ryl tak­ing part in one of the tough­est fights of the day, nar­rowly los­ing out to his much big­ger op­po­nent by just half a point. Char­lie came away with a third place tro­phy, a great achieve­ment in his first event of this kind.

Lochgilp­head fighter Jodie Robert­son had an un­for­tu­nate start to her fight as she suf­fered an accidental scratch on her eye­ball which meant she could not carry on.

All of the com­peti­tors en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence and are look­ing for­ward to their next event. Dar­ryl is now in train­ing for the Bri­tish Open Cadet event in Septem­ber in Crawley.

If you are in­ter­ested in learn­ing Kyokushinkai karate, con­tact Iain Rodger on 07584 166542 or iain@ikku.co.uk Shukokai Karate It’s busi­ness as usual for Ar­gyll Mar­tial Arts clubs with stu­dents train­ing to­wards their next grades.

Be­gin­ners are al­ways wel­come at the classes. If you are in­ter­ested, con­tact Kenny Gray on 07884 183905 or 01838 200419 or Flo McBurnie on 07765 931902. Kick­box­ing Satur­day April 8 saw eight ju­nior mem­bers of the Sen­shi Do Kick Box­ing club travel to the ARC Gym in Glas­gow to fight in The Kyokushin Cup full con­tact, knock­down rules tour­na­ment.

Tak­ing part in the Boys 6-7 years sec­tion were Adam Brat­ton and Logan Gal­braith and, after a hard fought sec­tion, Adam took first place with Logan third.

The boys 8-9 cat­e­gory saw Cody McCul­loch and Billy Brat­ton fight through the com­pe­ti­tion to face each other in the fi­nal. These friends are rivals on the mat and al­ways bring out the best in each other. In what was ar­guably the fight of the day, Billy even­tu­ally came out on top after the judges called a draw within the nor­mal time limit. This meant the boys had to go to ex­tra time and a split judge’s de­ci­sion. Un­for­tu­nately Sara MacIn­tyre, Jessica McCul­loch, Rob­bie Brat­ton and Kait­lynne MacLeod didn’t make it through to the tro­phies, de­spite fight­ing well.

Ses­sions con­tinue as nor­mal with ju­niors at 6.30pm and se­niors 7.30pm on Wed­nes­days. Ju­niors, 11am, and women only at 2pm on Sun­days.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Wul­lie Rodger on 07588 513618 or sen­shi­dokb@gmail.com

Back row, Cody McCul­loch, left, and Billy Brat­ton. Front row, Adam Brat­ton, left, and Logan Gal­braith.

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