European title for Andrew (7)

PUBLISHED: 10:41 08 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:14 24 May 2010

MASTER Kevin Ludick, of Combat School of Martial Arts, Churchill Road, took his fighters to the World United Martial Arts Federation European Championships and the team came out on top.

MASTER Kevin Ludick, of Combat School of Martial Arts, Churchill Road, took his fighters to the World United Martial Arts Federation European Championships and the team came out on top.Andrew Fowler took first place and became the youngest European champion of the school. Andrew started aged five and is now seven. Last year he took the student of the year trophy.Senior student and black belt instructor Paul Hill claimed the full contact European title as well as coming second in points fighting. Paul is a Midlands Muay Thai champion as well.Christine Norris took a first in points and a second in full contact and student of the year. Colette Beckett took first place in full contact, second in continues and a third in points fighting, making her the student with the most trophies of the day.Andy Hillyer took a second in the full contact, Pete de Vannny took second in points and full contact and Kade Shurlock took third in full contact while Sensei Kevin took second in the Japanese Kata.There was also an American team at the championships this year and Combat Gym had the honour to represent England with Kevin Ludick, Paul Hill and Kade Shurlock. The Americans were a strong bunch and a lot was learned from them in the ground fighting, where they won. They are the Olympic Pankration team for the USA at the moment.Anyone interested in tai chi, karate, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, contact Sensei Kevin on 07916 247189. The centre is open six days a week and private lessons are available.E-mail on info@globalbodyguard The centre is at Unit 1a Churchill Road, Weston BS23 3HD, next to the Pizza Hut off Locking Road.

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