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McCormack faces Belgian champ for European title

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Kinvara man and Black Dragon kickboxer Cian McCormack is preparing for the biggest fight of his career on Sunday.

Kickboxer wins at Irish Open

Monivea's Brendan Kenny has again made kickboxing history for the west, claiming victory at the Irish Open for a second year in a row. Kenny won the -79kg division, a year after securing the Irish Open -84kg division, a first to win in two weight divisions.

Huish win in France

Galway kickboxer Paul Huish from Knocknacarra, who fights out of the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing club, was in action in France at the weekend.

Aikido, the art of peace

Aikido: True victory is self-victory

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that promotes self-awareness and personal development. Its techniques are entirely focused on self-defence, and involve unbalancing and controlling an aggressor without recourse to violence. Instead, relaxed, circular movements blend with the movement of the attack, and destabilize the attacker using his or her own momentum. The training develops physical stamina, resilience, suppleness, co- ordination, and timing. On a deeper level, aikido teaches how to face stressful situations with focus, resolve, and clarity. There are no competitions, and men and women of all sizes and physical conditions can practice safely together.

Kickboxing awards

With five awards, the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club was the overall winner at the Irish National Kickboxing Awards in Ashbourne, Co Meath.

Hail Galway’s new world champion

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Gary Manogue, who fights out of the Black Dragon kickboxing club in Galway, became the new World Super Welterweight Kickboxing Champion on Saturday night in Leisureland, Salthill.

Merrigan retains All Ireland crown

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Kickboxer Bryan Merrigan (above right) successfully defended his All Ireland title to Cork Thaiboxer Dave Walsh in Galway at the weekend.

Merrigan in first defence of All Ireland title

Connemara kickboxer Bryan "Mayhem" Merrigan, who fights out of the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing club, will make a mandatory first defence of his IKF All Ireland Super Welterweight K-1 title to tough Muay Thai fighter Dave Walsh from the renowned K2C Gym in Cork.

Galway youngsters take gold at Taekwon-do championships

Galway taekwon-do students claimed eight gold medals at recent international competitions.


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