It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the fight team representing Paragon Black Belt Academy.
At the end of last month the team got together with its extended family that compete as Paragon Kickboxing Organisation (PKO) in the Battle of England event, which was being filmed for the all new MA Action TV channel.
Overall the PKO team brought home nine first places, 11 second places and one third place, every member of the team managed to place, and many of their fights will be broadcast on the new channel.
Winners on the day included Chris Wilson in his first event, Kirsty Murden in the ladies points, Curtis Gillott in continuous (to be televised), and John Parry also in continuous.
Other medal winners included Lauren Cox and Nick Trueman.
On June 12 the team was back in action again, this time on the locally promoted Sedition Fight League.
This was a well entered tournament with a great mix of novice, intermediate, experienced and champion fighters, and the Paragon team took a good haul of the medals on the day with ten golds, three silvers and two bronze.
Nick Trueman took a bronze medal in the mens over 70k novice and intermediate point fighting, while team mate Chris Wilson narrowly missed out on a medal in the under 75k category, with team mates Russ Bramley taking gold and Reese Orton the silver.
Bramley and Orton also fought their way to the final of the continuous taking with Bramley again victorious.
Kirsty Murden took gold in the ladies open weight points section, whilst Joe Murden followed his sister’s form and took himself a gold medal in the advanced lightweight points.
John Parry competed in his final points section event and took gold in spectacular style, and matched that feat in the continuous.
Curtis Gillott was again a star performer and he took double gold in the kids’ points and continuous sections, before adding a bronze in the adult men’s heavyweight points and destroying all opposition to take gold in the continuous.
Sam Hartshorne competed for only the second time and managed to earn himself a gold medal scoring some excellent points with well timed and crisp techniques.
Paragon chief instructor Jason Dorn said: “It’s been a great couple of weeks for our fighters and I am really proud of all of them. It’s nice to see some of them will be broadcast on the new channel.”