Second Night of Legions poised to be a sell-out

York Press:

12:04pm Saturday 18th October 2014

AN England v Scotland clash will top the bill at the Second Night of The Legions martial art show in just a fortnight’s time.

Martial arts club does well at championships

York Press:

8:40am Friday 26th September 2014

A YORK Taekwondo club has attended its first National Championships.

Official ‘U’-turn gives key verdict to stricken fighter at York's martial arts show

York Press: Nik Pavlovets from UMACM celebrates his victory over Phil Airstone (Longs Blackbelt Academy York) at Energise.Nigel Holland (9697989)

11:56am Thursday 28th August 2014

CONTROVERSY careered around York's Coliseum II martial arts show which ended in an horrific injury and a 'U'-turn on a decision.

York's Energise hosts Coliseum martial arts contest

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11:03am Friday 22nd August 2014


Pocklington Karate duo bag five gold medals

York Press:

12:14pm Saturday 9th August 2014

POCKLINGTON Karate Centre pair Oliver Willison and Will Brigham bagged five gold medals at the World Traditional Karate Association European Championships in Sheffield.

Medals joy for York Shotokan Karate Club's Eleanor Dook

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12:29pm Friday 18th July 2014

YORK Shotokan Karate Club student Eleanor Dook scooped medals at the recent Cumbria Open Karate Championships in Penrith.

Pocklington Thai Boxing ace captures title

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11:09am Saturday 5th July 2014


Belting night in prospect at Legions Thai-boxing Club

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11:14am Friday 13th June 2014

UP for grabs - that's the gleaming belt held aloft by kick-boxing instructor Dave Phillips.

Selby Shotokan Karate Club tops medal table

York Press: Selby Karate Club

12:01pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

Selby Shotokan Karate Club topped the medal table at a Karate Competition held at York College on Sunday May 4.

Karate instructor celebrates 4th Dan black belt

York Press: Haxby Shotokan Karate Club instructor and co-founder Ian Shaw, centre, celebrates the awarding of his 4th Dan black belt with club members

11:36am Tuesday 15th April 2014

INSTRUCTOR Ian Shaw is celebrating his 4th Dan black belt at Haxby Shotokan Karate Club.

York karate aces in medal joy

York Press: Kai-Sho Karate Club instructors Brian Williams, left, and Brian Hughes, right, with medal winners at the WIKF National Championships, from left, Henry Rice, Owen Lewis, Angus Gibby, Joseph Curtis, Harry Johnson and Jack ScottPicture: Garry Atkinson

12:06pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

SIX-HITTING martial arts aces are celebrating success at the Wado International Karate-Do Federation National Championships.

New martial arts show proves alive and kicking

York Press: Jordan Carr, of the Legions club, sends Chris Marsden reeling

11:30am Tuesday 1st April 2014

POWER, pressure and poise graced a new York martial arts venture.

Kickboxing: Coliseum collisions to keep cracking run on track

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11:35am Friday 28th March 2014

ALL-ROUND success and potential is flaring for world kickboxing champion Tony Dias.

Trio of Euro stars boost Kenshinkan Karate Club

York Press: Kenshinkan Karate Club instructor Ian Tate, left, with, from left, Andy McClements, Aron Blair and Alistair BevanPicture: Mike Tipping

11:51am Wednesday 26th March 2014

EUROPEAN glory is the aim for two York martial arts aces.

Karate quartet make the grade

York Press: A quartet of Haxby Shotokan Karate Club members have been awarded their black belts. Pictured, from left, are Elizabeth Massey, Jack Dodds, Oliver Kilvington and Thomas Fisher

11:19am Saturday 8th March 2014

FOUR Haxby Shotokan Karate Club members are celebrating after being awarded their black belts.

Medals success for York karate kids

York Press: York Shotokan’s Lucy, Frances, Amelia and Thomas

11:35am Wednesday 26th February 2014

THE next generation of York karate kids took a cluster of national medals from the JKS England Young Children’s Competition 2014 in Nottingham.

Karate champion visits his former training dojo in York

York Press: Former member Richard Heselton, foreground right, with Ian Tate, left, and members of the Kenshinkan Karate Club.

11:29am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A YORK karate champion returned to the Clifton school of his youth for a special evening’s training.

Champion kick-boxer Stu Phillips boosted in pro quest

York Press: Stuart Phillips, the ICO professional full contact middleweight English champion, with, back, Kevin Hollinrake, managing director of Hunters, left, and Tony Dias

9:20am Tuesday 4th February 2014

AN ascent into the professional kick-boxing arena has been given the solid platform of sponsorship from one of York’s leading firms.

Success for York’s Chokdee Academy

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11:35am Thursday 30th January 2014

FIVE fighters from York’s Chokdee Academy enjoyed a successful outing at the Manchester Fight Academy.

Medals success for York karate clubs

York Press: Lucy Winn, Frances Dook and Thomas Dook

11:30am Thursday 9th January 2014

Two karate clubs in York are looking to continue the success of last year, having ended 2013 in triumph.

Gold, silver and bronze medals lift for East York Tae Kwon Do Club

York Press: East York Tae Kwon Do’s  successful squad

9:20am Tuesday 24th December 2013

EAST York Tae Kwon Do Club will head into 2014 in great heart after enjoying gold, silver and bronze medal success at the British Championships in Cardiff.

York gym wins national award

York Press: Jo and Rich Cadden show off their National Fitness Award at Chokdee Academy

9:53am Saturday 14th December 2013

IT’S Chok and soar after a York gym seized an “epic” national honour.

Mark Long heading to Turkey for kickboxing world championships

York Press: Mark Long with, right, Mark Leyland, general manager of the Marriott Hotel in Tadcaster Road who are sponsoring Long’s bid for world glory

10:28am Saturday 30th November 2013

THIRD time lucky is the motivation for York kickboxer Mark Long.

Thai kickboxing ace Dave Phillips in explosive comeback

York Press: Thai kickboxing ace Dave Phillips in explosive comeback

12:54pm Thursday 21st November 2013

TEN seconds, one kick – and an entire retirement plan was jettisoned. That’s the fate that befell Thai kickboxing ace Dave Phillips after he stepped out of four years exile to floor an opponent.

Oliver Richardson, 11, set for British Tae Kwon Do Championships

York Press: Oliver Richardson

12:50pm Thursday 21st November 2013

NORTH Yorkshire’s Oliver Richardson is gearing up to compete in the British Tae Kwon Do Championships in Cardiff on Sunday.

Geoff Rennison’s appeal for unity at first York Martial Arts Festival

York Press: Geoff Rennison

10:14am Saturday 16th November 2013

COME together – that’s the fighting talk issued by York kung fu guru Geoff Rennison to the city’s martial arts community.

North Yorkshire gym home to three double world kickboxing champions

York Press: Stu Phillips, Tony Dias and Martin Baulklans

11:03am Thursday 14th November 2013

NOT one, not two, but a North Yorkshire martial arts powerbase is savouring three double world champions.

Dave Phillips coming out of retirement for Ring Series IV show

York Press: Five of the six Legions gym fighters on the next Ring Series show from left: Dan Chilton, Liam Goodwin, Dave Phillips, Mike Wood and Gary Benton. Missing from photograph: Dean McQuade

10:32am Thursday 7th November 2013

LEADING the Legions Thai Boxing Gym by supreme example is co-owner Dave Phillips.

Thai boxer Danny Harrison-Little savours busier agenda

York Press: Danny Harrison-Little

11:21am Wednesday 6th November 2013

POWER-CRAMMED and contest-jammed – that’s Pocklington-based Thai boxer Danny Harrison-Little.

Odds beater Nick defies disability to challenge for kickboxing world crown

York Press: Nick Sanderson with his British title belt and coach Gaz Watkinson

12:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013

HIGH-STACKED odds of debilitating disability have been jettisoned by York’s Nick Sanderson to grapple with being king of the world.

Nick Sanderson crowned British welterweight champion

York Press: Nick Sanderson crowned British welterweight champion

8:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

TRUE grit yielded a true Brit award for United Masters mixed martial arts devotee Nick Sanderson, writes Tony Kelly.

Big time beckons for Thai boxer Adam Hoffman

York Press: Adam Hoffman, right, with coach Richard Cadden

8:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

THAI boxer Adam Hoffman is already attracting the attention of various promoters after a classy display brought a second win in his second outing.

Inter-club Thai boxing scene hailed

York Press: Picture: Phil Maddison

11:27am Wednesday 9th October 2013

FORMER world Thai boxing champion Rich Cadden has hailed the sport’s thriving inter-club scene.

World championship medals for Kaisho Karate Club boys

York Press: Medallists, from left,  Jacob Mortimer, Angus Gibby, and Jack Scott

9:54am Thursday 3rd October 2013

YOUNGSTERS from Bishopthorpe’s Kaisho Karate Club bagged two medals at the Wado International Karate-Do Federation (WIKF) World Championships in Surrey.

Maximum gradings at East York Tae Kwon-Do Club

York Press: Stamford Bridge Karate Club members and  officials

9:52am Thursday 3rd October 2013

EAST York Tae Kwon-Do Club are celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate from their latest grading session.

Thai boxer set to represent Great Britain in Kick Boxing World Championships

York Press: Phil Wetten, left, and coach Dave Phillips, second left, with fighters Liam Goodwin, Danny Little, Wes Nunns and Jordan Carr, who are to compete in Sao Paulo

11:18am Friday 27th September 2013

EAST Yorkshire Thai boxer Danny Harrison-Little is counting down to the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations’ K1 Kick Boxing World Championships in Brazil next month – as one of a seven-strong York contingent heading to South America.

Excellence path opens to kick-boxer Courtney Catterson

York Press: Courtney Catterson

11:30am Saturday 31st August 2013

FORMER world kick-boxing champion Courtney Catterson has landed an immense bonus as she gets her kicks from purely boxing.

Oliver Richardson, 11, wins world Tae Kwon Do title

10:31am Friday 26th July 2013

York has a new Tae Kwon Do World Champion.

Great Britain call for Taekwondo instructor

11:08am Thursday 18th July 2013

YORK All Stars Taekwondo club instructor Dave Baugh has been picked to represent Great Britain at the veterans’ World Masters Games.

Wright on cue for major martial arts show

York Press: Wright on cue for major martial arts  show

11:27am Wednesday 17th July 2013

YORK fighter Adam Wright will appear on the bill of a major multi martial arts show later this month.

National exposure for four of York’s brightest karate talents

York Press: Instructor Ian Tate, centre, is pictured with York Kenshinkan Karate Club members, from left, Jerome Barlow, Sam Hudson, Aron Blair and Alistair Bevan, who are showing off their Japan Karate Association National Championships medals

10:44am Tuesday 16th July 2013

YORK’S Kenshinkan Karate Club netted an impressive haul of medals at the Japan Karate Association (JKA) National Championships in Crawley.

Liam Harrison lauds York fight fraternity

York Press: World Thai-boxing  champion Liam Harrison, centre,  with, near right Phil Wetten of SAY Scaffolding, and Legions club coach Dave Phillips

9:00am Tuesday 9th July 2013

YORK’S thriving mixed martial arts fraternity was given a huge slap on the back – and encouragement to widen its grip.

Ian Houillbecq claims Ring Series III title

York Press: Sam Watkinson

9:00am Tuesday 9th July 2013

RING Series III – judged to be one of the best martial arts shows in York history – concluded with a blistering brace of conquests.

Connor Gore wins kickboxing gold at British Open championships

York Press: From left Sam Watkinson, Tony Dias and Connor Gore at United Masters

10:42am Friday 5th July 2013

AS a sell-out beckons for Ring Series III, York’s mixed martial arts community has another British champion.

National Muay Thai-boxing success for Danny Harrison-Little

York Press: From left, Mikey Chadwick, Rich Cadden and Leon Haskins

10:46am Friday 5th July 2013

THE bouts and the titles keep coming at York’s Chokdee Academy.

British titles claimed by members of York’s martial arts gyms

York Press: Members of the Legions and United Masters gyms in York shone in the WKA Open Championships

11:52am Saturday 22nd June 2013

ALLIANCES forged in York’s martial arts gyms have boosted the sport’s standing across Britain.

York karate instructor gets a kick out of Olympic legacy

York Press: Simon Flint pictured leading a class

11:50am Saturday 22nd June 2013

INTEREST in a York karate club has grown significantly thanks to London 2012 – despite karate not being an Olympic sport.

Chokdee martial arts fighters making progress

York Press: Cam Harris, Lewis Haskins and Mathew Reading

10:24am Friday 24th May 2013

CHOKDEE martial arts fighters are stepping up to the plate with a vengeance.

Angelika Senled strikes gold to head Old Priory Judo Club medal plunder

York Press: Old Priory Judo Club

10:19am Friday 17th May 2013

A MAGNIFICENT seven medals were pouched by Old Priory Judo Club at their latest competition in Gainsborough.

Medals for Rich Cadden at Manchester Open

York Press: Richard Cadden, right, and Chris Eaglen

12:34pm Saturday 27th April 2013

RICH CADDEN grabbed Brazilian ju-jitsu gold and silver in the burgeoning sport’s Manchester Open.


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