Muay Thai: Teenage Thaiboxers Jack Jarvis and Liam Lambourne returned victorious after their Gold medal winning performances in Birmingham last weekend.
The boys from Northgate and Crawley Down travelled as part of a 8 strong team to Birmingham for the second round of the super league fights where the winners will travel to the International games in Italy next year.
Performing well in the first round last month the Crawley Martial Arts Academy’s fight team were feeling confident and had been training hard all April in preparation for the May event.
It was a tough day for the team as the second round of the Super League picked up pace. Jack West, Ethan and Bradley Linstead all gave stellar performances but were all matched with strong opponents who nicked the decision.
10 year old Harvey White fought hard back in April and pulled out some of the day’s best performances. Moving around, making his opponents miss and countering with superior skill, young Harvey cruised through his first two fights. In the final Harvey was matched with less than technical opponent whose unorthodox style meant he outscored the stylish Crawley fighter leaving Harvey to take second place.
Only 15 years, Crawley’s Liam Lambourne is already a veteran of the Super League having qualified last year and travelling to Turkey for the International Games back in April.
Last month Liam was bumped up a weight division and lost out on a close fight to take home a Silver medal. One of the hardest workers in the gym Liam was out to win this time around and didn’t disappoint as he showed speed and aggression to win a Gold medal and take home the Super League title belt.
Hazelwick student Jack Jarvis was last fight of the day. The tall 14 year old from Northgate had a busy day ahead of himself, competing in one of the busier weight categories. Winning his first two fights Jack only had 4 minutes to rest and recover before stepping into the ring for the final.
Digging deep Jack pushed and pressured his opponent as they exchanged punches and kicks over the three rounds doing enough to take the decision and take home the Crawley Academy’s second Gold medal and belt of the day.
If you’d like to find out more about training at the Crawley Martial Arts Academy or would like to sponsor a member of our team get in touch with the Academy on 01293 552 511 or visit: www.crawleymartialartsacademy.com