JUNIORS TUESDAY – 6pm – 7pm JUNIORS *****NEW CLASS* SATURDAY 9.30am – 10.30am
SENIORS *** New Class**** TUESDAY – 7pm – 8pm SATURDAY – 9.30am – 10.30am
Grading Dates 2020
KICKBOXING GRADING DATES
SUN 5TH APRIL
SUN 13th SEPTEMBER
SUN 20th DECEMBER
PEEWEE GRADING DATES
FRI 17TH APRIL
FRI 18th SEPT
FRI 11th DEC
Blackburn Martial Arts & Kickboxing Club Kickboxing coach John Bentley is recovering from testicular cancer & is urging young men not to delay if they discover indications of the disease.
John was having a shower when he noticed a lump, but dismissed it as a kickboxing injury. He did not feel comfortable going to see a doctor and waited three weeks before being persuaded by his wife, Emma, to go. Now, six months on, returning to work as a civil engineer three weeks ago and to the club as a martial arts coach this week, the 38-year-old from Blackburn is keen on raising awareness of the cancer.
John, who has four children, Shannon, 15, William, 11, Iona, nine, and seven-year-old Jamie, said: “Young men may feel embarrassed about going to the doctor.
“But don’t be scared, it saved my life by going. I’m wiser now and would go for a check-up if I found anything strange again.“I was devastated when I found out, as I have young children and I’m self-employed so, financially, this was a strain.”
“It really put things into perspective. Getting back to work has been tiring, and I still have regular check-ups too.
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