Double joy for Jesters

Future Prospect: declan Ward of Jester's Gym, Matlock.

Future Prospect: declan Ward of Jester's Gym, Matlock.

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Matlock-based Jesters Fightclub made a short but successful trip to Barnsley on April 15.

Jesters’ own female instructor Rachel Rose faced Laura Burnett of Kuei Ling gym, South Shields, under full contact kickboxing rules.

Rachel dictated pace and range with her superior strength and technique stamping her authority with a heavy body kick.

Into the third round, Rachel lifted the pace, sending the South Shields fighter to the canvas, giving the Jesters’ girl a third round TKO.

Then, a week later, Declan Ward travelled to Burton for a day of kickboxing competition run by the British Light Contact Council.

Declan was matched against Kush Vasia of Eclipse Kickboxing, Wolverhampton, trained by world champion Fran Zucala.

He set off like a greyhound, setting the pace from the start. Kush struggled to match Declan’s pace. Declan’s hard work paid off as he held his original pace to take the decision.

Anybody interested in the classes at Jesters Fightclub, above Derwent Carpets, can contact 07974 655146.