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Three Lions students make the grade

PUBLISHED: 11:36 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:37 03 July 2010

Three Lions Gym juniors with their grading certificates.

Three Lions Gym juniors with their grading certificates.

THIRTY-TWO of the Three Lions Thai and Kickboxing Gym's junior students took their gradings last Sunday, tested on punching and kicking skills, controlled sparring, Thai clinchwork and fitness and bag and pad skills.

THIRTY-TWO of the Three Lions Thai and Kickboxing Gym's junior students took their gradings last Sunday, tested on punching and kicking skills, controlled sparring, Thai clinchwork and fitness and bag and pad skills.

The grading was followed by the Three Lions Christmas party and awards at Rudy's nightclub.

Award winners - U9 Student of the Year: Luca McComb; U9 Fighter of the Year: Nicky McHugh; U13 Student of the Year: Jack Bool; U13 Fighter of the Year: Luke Self; U13 Student of the Year (runner-up): Henry Andrews; Female Student of the Year: Courtney McHugh; Female Student of the Year (runner-up): Charlie Tomkinson; Female Fighter of the Year: Jade Munro; Junior Prospect of the Year: Cameron Senior; Prospect of the Year: Liam Plant; Adult Student of the Year: Arron Monson; Adult Fighter of the Year: Marco Henriques.

Grading results: White Band: Ben Mitchell, Owen Arnold, Baily Williams, Oliver Simpson, Jack Lacey, Mario Shillito, Aiden Durrant, Tommy Bracken, Lucia Graziano, Sydney Butcher.

Yellow Band: William Casey, Imogen Casey, Tyler Munro, Chloe Bailey, Rebecca Baily, Anthony Nguyen, Jade-Marie Campbell, Billy Beason, Charlie Tomkinson, Chase Crosswell, Jack Bool, James Bool, Sebastian Havers, Michael Andrews, Courtney McHugh, Nicky McHugh, Connor McHugh, Luca McComb.

Orange Band: Henry Andrews, Jade Munro, Steph McNabb, Luke Self.

Coaches Dave Munro, Bin Tyler and Frank Crosswell were impressed with standards of all the members who graded, and thanked all their members, the parents and sponsors for their support in 2008.

The club has put on five tournaments this year and attended 10 others around the country, including London, Reading, Ipswich, Essex, Stowmarket, and Bury St Edmunds and achieved excellent results.

Anyone interested in real kickboxing with coaches who between them have had over 200 full contact (Thai, freestyle and boxing) bouts, and been coaching kickboxing champions in the region for over 20 years should contact the gym on Escourt Road off Northgate Street (Yarmouth). Call Bin on 07792 725649.

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