Jay, who’s been training and friends with us at the Crawley Martial Arts Academy for years (we’ve lost count) is a real life hero and inspiration to us all. Never making any excuses and grabbing life by the ….. despite what’s happened.
Crawley’s George Jarvis helps Bradley behind the Scenes at the Thaiboxing Super League
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.
Crawley Martial Arts Academy’s, Jack Jarvis and Liam Lambourne with their Super League winners belts
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
Jack West is lifted by his opponent after a closely fought contest
Crawley based personal trainer Ruth Ashdown in fighting shape!
Personal trainer, Muay Thai instructor and local girl, Ruth Ashdown fought for the Super-Fly Weight WBC International Title last weekend in Liverpool.
Fighting Leeds based, Kate Stables, the fight was billed as one to watch with the two, two-ranked fighters coming face to face for the first time.
Ruth who lives in Haywards Heath and teaches a variety of classes at the Crawley Martial Arts Academy had been training hard for the past 8 weeks as she got in the best shape of her life as she looked to add the WBC title to her collection that includes a British Title, the ISKA and ICO World Titles.
Before starting Thaiboxing, Ruth was a photographer at local shows, traveling with the club and taking pictures for the club’s, Sussex based fighters.
As time went on she started training, intially building her fitness before deciding to ‘give it a go’, jump in the ring and see what it was all about.
Little did she know how it’d changer her life and her career forever!
With classes throughout the week, Ruth now has two major personal goals in life…
First to continue growing and improving as a fighter and martial artist.
And second to help local women get in great shape, lose weight and feel better about how they look through her variety of training classes.
If you’re interested in finding out more about training with Ruth or coming along to one of the Crawley Martial Arts Academies women’s only fitness classes give her a call on 01293 552 511 or enter your name and email address in the box on this page >>
If you’d like to watch Ruth’s WBC title fight performance then you can watch t he video on YouTube HERE or click on the video below…
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