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Four students from Birkenhead Mushin Ryū Martial Arts & Fitness were selected to represent Team England in this year’s World Martial Arts Organisation World Championships.
Callum Glover runs the martial arts club and trains the students. He said, “Each child underwent a specifically designed training camp in order to reach their maximum potential.”
This included training three times a day, five days a week, over a period of six weeks. The first training session was before school at 5am and the second two sessions were during the evening and night time after school.
Callum told birkenhead.news that this was the first World-championships that the club members had been selected to represent Team England and they brought home a haul of medals: ten World Champions medals, two Silver Medals, and three Bronze Medals (detailed below).
Sensei Callum – (10 minutes notice)Mens 18+ -75kg Kumite World Champion
Justin Hellon9-12years -35kg Points Fighting World Champion 9-12years -40kg Points Fighting World Champion 9-12years -35kg Continuous World Champion 9-12years -40kg Continuous World Champion
Mason Sweeney9-12years -30kg Points Fighting World Champion9-12years -30kg Continuous World Champion 7-8years Open weight Points Fighting World champion 7-8years Open weight continuous Silver Medalist
Quinn Hartley7-8years Open weight Continuous World Champion 7-8years Open weight Points fighting Bronze medalist 9-12years -40kg Points Fighting Bronze Medalist9-12years -40kg Continuous Bronze Medalist
Lilly Davies 12 and under -40kg Continuous World Champion12and under -40kg Points Fighting Silver Medalist
Callum continued, “Each child gave 110% of their mind, body, and soul, with six weeks of intense training leading up to the championships. They all hit the wall, broke, and rebuilt as stronger martial artists mentally and physically. The mindset they have adopted from training is second to none.
“I am unbelievably proud of the performances all round and the way the children conducted themselves throughout – they are a credit to our club. This is just the beginning and I am proud to lead their way.”
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