Cool Abdul

Cool Abdul wins Inter-Club Title

Senior Winners

Abdul, (centre), flanked by runner-up Barry (left) and bronze medallist, Lee in Thursday night’s Tornament

Farnborough Tech student Abdul emerged victorious in the in the recent Freestyle Academy Inter-Club Kick-Boxing Tournament, by three straight wins against several seasoned fighters. Abdul has trained consistenlty over the last couple of years and despite the demands of his studies is fast becoming a promising prospect for the future.

Tyron Woodley calls out Conor

Over the weekend, Conor McGregor revealed that he is currently in negotiations with the UFC and is targeting a July return. McGregor also said that part of the hold up is that he is still seeking his “rightful shares” in the UFC despite having just lost in dominant fashion to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 and having been arrested for allegedly smashing a fan’s cell phone outside a nightclub. Considering all this, one former champion believes he knows what the UFC should do with McGregor next. Read the full story

Nunchuck Ban Lifted

Man wins 37-year battle to overturn New York nunchuck ban using Second Amendment

In the 1970s, the United States was in the middle of kung fu fever. A wave of martial arts movies washed onto American shores, making Bruce Lee an international superstar and “nunchucks” a household word. Worried that young people inspired by the craze might use nunchucks to cause havoc, New York state politicians criminalised the weapon in 1974. Shortly afterwards, a young man in suburban New Jersey began studying nunchucks, eventually developing a passion for them. Read the full story

Female Boxer

Female boxer uses self-defence skills to fight off two thugs who try stealing her handbag

A female boxer used her combat skills to fight off two opportunist thugs who tried to steal her handbag.

Kerry Orton, 30, hit one of the hooded attackers with a right hook and elbowed and jabbed a second with her handbag before the stunned pair fled.

She said the attack had “empowered her” further because she knows she can defend herself – despite only taking up boxing 12 months ago.

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