Magnificent seven world titles for fight aces at NWCKB High Peak club

BEST IN THE WORLD -- the line-up of crack kickboxers at the NWCKB High peak club.
BEST IN THE WORLD -- the line-up of crack kickboxers at the NWCKB High peak club.

A magnificent seven world titles have been won by members of the NWCKB High Peak kickboxing club in Buxton.

Eight fighters from the club, plus their instructor, multi world champion Rick Allsop, took the World Championships in Dublin by storm. It was one of the largest events of its kind for many years, but the NWCKB club returned home with seven gold medals and two bronze medals.

The fighters were Ethan Nevett, Liam Pleun, Kim Graf, Connor Wareing, Elliot Moore, Sharon Allsop, Yasmin Graf and Jack Bolton.

The success capped the most successful year, by far, since the club was formed and reflects the high standard of martial artists it is now producing.

As a result, the kickboxers are keen to give something back and are hoping to raise awareness by supporting a charity group called Tender, whose mission is to highlight domestic abuse among young people and promote healthy relationships based on equality, respect and tenderness

Anyone interested in joining NWCKB can pop along to one of its training sessions at Bath Road Church Centre in Buxton on Sundays from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm or on Thursdays from 7.30 pm to 9 pm. Alternatively, please contact Rick Allsop on 07880 990229. The club operates on a pay-as-you-train basis.