Santa Hits ProKick 2017
December 23, 2017
SATURDAY December 23rd 2017 and Father Christmas paid yet another visit to the ProKick Kickboxing school. This was the 26th year the BIG MAN himself ‘Santa Claus.’ called to say hello to the Kicking MAD kids at the esteemed kickboxing gym in Belfast. The prestigious visitor was special guest of honour for the weekly & more importantly the last KIDS class of 2017.
Santa took time out of his busy schedule to pay a quick visit to the boys and girls in the gym and to hand out some presents to all the hard working kids. Before Santa said goodbye he asked all the children to be in bed early for their parents on Christmas Eve.
The ‘PROKICK SAYS’ children’s competition day was another resounding success with special guest Cathy McAleer judging and giving out some medals.
Over 60 underage talents took part in the event aimed at improving fitness, discipline and co-ordination.
The fun day also gives young kickboxers an opportunity to experience competition using their martial art skills.
Prokick coach Billy Murray said: “Underage members are not allowed to compete in full-contact kickboxing until they are 15 years of age. So, from the age of six they are learning the art of kickboxing but not the application.
“I want to give the young members an opportunity to put their skills into practice, mixing competition with fun. The idea stems from a game we have played for many, many years at the gym, Prokick Says, our version of Simple Simon Says!.
“We have rolled a number of games into one big occasion and the kids love it. Everyone was a winner and everyone went home with a present from Santa. It’s important to us at Prokick Gym that children learn about self-discipline, self-defence and grow up in a respected and disciplined environment.”
"I can’t believe we managed to secure Santa as Special guest of honour especially at this time of year when he is at his busiest, thanks again Santa from all at the ProKick Kickboxing school of excellence in Northern Ireland."
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