MEMBERS of Strabane Shotokan Karate Club reached the pinnacle of their sport recently when securing their much coveted black belts. Mark McAneny, Ellie Boggs and Sharah McGarrigle became the latest club members to join the exclusive band of Martial Artists permitted to wear the black belt. The examination took place under the watchful eye of […]
STRABANE kickboxer Ciaran Boyle says an optimised training and diet regime will leave him ready and primed for the forthcoming world amateur tournament in Spain. Set to take place in Alicante in October, the WKU Championships will also feature local fighter, Darach Devine, a student of Ciaran’s. Ciaran (36), who has already had a number […]
STRABANE Mixed Martial Artist Aaron Devlin was in fine form at the weekend, putting his opponent to the sword with a unanimous points decision. Devlin was competing in the highly rated Clan Wars affair in Belfast’s Ramada Plaza Hotel on Sunday. Fighting out of Derry’s Team Torres stable, the 24-year-old extended his record to four […]
STRABANE Mixed Martial Arts sensation James Gallagher said fans will see a ‘whole new fighter’ when he returns to the cage this weekend. It has been nearly five months since The Strabanimal’s last fight, but the 18-year-old said he has never felt ‘fitter, stronger, healthier or happier’ in his entire life ahead of Chaos Fighting […]
STUDENTS of Strabane Shotokan Karate Club took to the mats on Monday evening in the hope of moving up the belt rankings.
Ventures II took the early bus to Belfast on Sunday to compete in the Karate Northern Ireland Open Championships.
1,400 athletes from thirty-six countries travelled to Szczecin in Poland to compete in the fifth WUKF World Karate Championships for Children, Cadets and Juniors.
Grandmaster Tom Campbell and Sensei Gavin Campbell, of the local Ki-Shin-Tai Aikido Club, were very pleased to be honoured guests at this year’s TYGA London Hall of Fame awards seminars and banquet.
AFTER a long wait, many nights training, hard work and detailed planning the International fight night finally arrived last Saturday.
THE Three Rivers Karate club have made a very successful return to the competitive scene as the busy period on the Karate calender re-commenced. First up was the INSK Open held in Tallaght. Six members competed on the day and returned to Donegal with a staggering four gold, three silver and one bronze in both […]