Wirksworth kickboxers in charity fights

Pictured are (back row) Gee Smedley and Laura Shelton, and (front row) Tobi Wilkinson and Ethan Leask.
Pictured are (back row) Gee Smedley and Laura Shelton, and (front row) Tobi Wilkinson and Ethan Leask.
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Wirksworth-based Derbyshire Kickboxing Academy’s Fight Club attended a charity fund raiser organised by Burton Kickboxing Academy (BKA) last weekend to help raise money for the Burton Cancer Patient Fund.

Four fighters represented the club in demonstration bouts. Each match was for three one minute rounds.

The first fighter to represent DKA was 15-year-old Gee who fought current adult International Sports Kickboxing Association (ISKA) world champion Sophie Simnet, and gave a great contest considering the age difference.

Next up was Tobi Wilkinson, eight, fighting BKA’s Akeeb. This was another great performance by a fantastic young fighter.

Newcomer Ethan Leask, aged ten, who was in his first ever competition, fought Emetus, also from the Burton club.

After only four months training Ethan took the fight to his opponent and had him on the back foot right from the start. The BKA corner threw in the towel midway through the second round.

DKA’s Laura Sheldon was also fighting for her first time and was able to give an excellent account against the more experienced Elizabeth Orton.

It was a great day for DKA seeing all its fighters leaving with gold medals.

The event raised a total of £533 for Burton Cancer Patient Fund.

For details of forthcoming fights, check the club website at www.derbyshirekickboxingacademy.co.uk.

Anybody interested in joining or training at the club is welcome.

Follow the club on Facebook by searching for DKA WakoGb.

Contact Richard Wilkinson on 07578 494221 or Lindsey on 07575 422057 for club information.