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Members putting best foot forward; Egglescliffe C of E Primary School Club facts.

CLUB name: Contender Gym Address: Unit 4 Marston Court, Portrack Lane, Stockton, TS18 2PH Tell us about your club: Our club has gone from strength to strength over the years. We were, to my knowledge, the first club in the North-east to train and fight in K-1 kickboxing. When we started back in 2004 K-1 was still a relatively new fighting art. It's stand-up ring fighting, similar to Thai boxing or western kickboxing. It's at a faster pace with constant striking and is the most entertaining fighting art form that has become very popular recently due to TV coverage. We run various classes throughout the week. There's a class to suit everyone, young or old male or female. Our only stipulation is that all ego is left behind before entering our gym. Other than that, it's open to everyone. It's a great place to meet new people and train in a friendly environment. How often does your club meet? | Monday: Book a private 1-to-1 session between 9am-4pm; adults K-1 kickboxing class, 7.30pm-8.30pm. | Tuesday: Book a private 1-to-1 session between 9am-4pm; kids, from four to six years old, kickboxing class,; kids, from seven to 15 years old, kickboxing class,; Ladies' kick fit with Jen, 6.30pm-7.30pm, PS4.50. | Wednesday: Book a private 1-to-1 session between 9am-4pm; adult K-1 kickboxing class, 7.15pm-8.15pm; adult iron man circuit, 8.15pm-9.15pm.

| Thursday: Book a private 1-to-1 session between 9am-4pm; kids, from seven to 15 years old, kickboxing class, 5.10pm-6.00pm; adult K-1 kickboxing run blitz, 6.50pm-7.15pm; adult K-1 kickboxing sparring, 7.15pm-8.15pm. | Friday: Book a private 1-to-1 session between 9am-4pm. | Saturday: Kids, from four to six years olds, kickboxing, 9.30am-10.00am; adult K-1 kickboxing, Annihilation and bag blast, 10am-11am. Number of people in club: 25 When did the club start? On February 1, 2004 What are the club's achievements or have you or your members won any awards? Garry Bell KOTR K-1 British 77kg title, Daniel Thomas KOTR North-east 84kg kickboxing title, Dave Wright ISKA North-east kickboxing champion, Andrew Dillon 2x North-east WFK kickboxing champion, Steven Suttill multiple title challenger Any other information you want to include? We have being running under the Contender name for years, we have now found a new home it has better training facilities for our students. I would like to let people know our gym is no-ego gym and everybody is welcome. All my coachers are trained to a high level so you get the best out of your training with Contender. All new members who wish to try Contender get two free sessions.

Contact name and number: Garry Bell, owner and head coach, on 07825 184659 or visit SCHOOL name: Egglescliffe CE Primary School.

Address: Butts Lane, Egglescliffe, Stockton, TS16 9BT.

Number of pupils in nursery class: In the foundation unit, we have 26 pupils in the nursery and 30 in reception.

What projects are you doing with the pupils? We are covering "people who help us" such as superheroes and doctors' surgeries with role play, number and shapes.

Contact name and number: Jane Johnson on 01642 787945.


IN ACTION: Steve Suttill, on the left, takes on owner Garry Bell, also left


NICE HATS! Dotch Meenhorst, on the left, and George Kenyan ref: 01361830

HAPPY: Maisy Thomas, above

TOUGH: Right, from left, Steve Suttill, Stuart Gibson, Garry Bell and Jen Todd, and members train, left

FAST-PACED: Members, above and left, in action

WORKING TOGETHER: Pupils play on the carpet, above, and Florence Doab, right
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Apr 6, 2013
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