Jesters aces shine at event

Jesters MMA Club members, Matlock
Jesters MMA Club members, Matlock

Jesters Mixed Martial Arts Club recently attended a local interclub kickboxing competition at Burton.

The competition was held under BLCC rules, which involves light contact fighting over three one-minute rounds which favours the more skilful and fittest fighters.

Three juniors and two of the more experienced members of the club attended the competition and all put up creditable performances against strong opposition.

Performance of the day came from junior Jack Truswell, who showed the improvement he has made in recent months. Coming out very strong from the bell, he had the upper hand over his opponent for all three rounds. Zoe Spencer and ‘Chuckie’ Spencer both came up against more experienced opponents and narrowly lost out on their decisions.

Luke Gladwin added another win to his record with a controlled display of kickboxing. After a frantic start Luke was able to stamp his authority on the fight and, by the second round, there was only ever going to be one winner.

Final fight was Emma Erskine in a demonstration bout against Georgina Smedley from Wirksworth-based DKA Club. Both girls fought hard and showed great technique over the three rounds.

New members are always welcome, whether it is to compete or to keep fit. The club is based in its own fully equipped gym at the rear of John Hadfield House, Dale Road, Matlock. For details, contact Mark Ball on 07825 876177.