NEW FOR 2020

NEW FOR 2020

BJJ CLASS – LADIES ONLY

Starting Wednesday 8th Jan 2020     7pm – 8pm

With Female Instructor Charly Bebbington Brown 1 Stripe – A very Knowledgable & Experienced Competitor

                                                &

JUNIOR KICKBOXING CLASS

Starting Wednesday 8th Jan 2020 – 6pm – 7pm

BRAZILIAN JU-JITSU CLASSES

JUNIORS      TUESDAY  – 6pm – 7pm                                                                                                  JUNIORS    *****NEW CLASS*     SATURDAY   9.30am – 10.30am

SENIORS     *** New Class**** TUESDAY  – 7pm – 8pm                                                                  SATURDAY – 9.30am – 10.30am

Kickboxing Grading Dates for 2020

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

 

JOHN’S STORY

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.