ProKick Teens Return to the land of the Rising Sun
March 01, 2020
It is back to the land of the Rising Sun for three of ProKick’s talented teenagers; Grace Goody, James Braniff and Jay Snoddon, as they are preparing for another epic trip to Japan, to compete for the ALL Japan K1 amateur Kickboxing championships all set for next month, March 15th in Tokyo, Japan.
In December 2019 three ProKick teenagers immersed themselves in the Japanese culture exploring the iconic sights and sounds of this beautiful and diverse nation, learning about their healthy and fulfilling way of life, with the added bonus of discovering a lot about themselves too.
All three travelled the length and breadth of Japan, training in some of the finest kickboxing gyms that Japan has to offer. This all culminated with entering an official K1 kickboxing championship tournament with great success - James and Grace fought their way through the ranks to claim the Eastern K1 championship in their respective categories. While, Jay Snoddon, was just pipped at the post in an epic battle that could have went his way on any other day.
After their Japanese debut, our three talented teenagers have been invited to enter the ALL Japan championships in Tokyo on March 15th. James Branniff will compete for the ALL Japan title in the under 65kg devision. Grace Goody will also fight for the ALL Japan K1 title as she drops down to compete in the 55kg division against the Western Japanese champion for the ALL Japan title. While teammate Jay Snoddon, will compete in the under 60kg tournament.
As you can appreciate there are considerable costs associated with trips like this, we are not starting a mad fundraising campaign as we did last time. However, we’ll not say no to any help for the team to have further success.
If you can help, please send to our PayPal account via firstname.lastname@example.org and for anyone who helps we will included your name or (anonymously if you wish) on a thank you page right here on our web-site.
The journey continues….