RYAN Marsden has recently achieved his Cadet Black Belt in Kickboxing.
Ryan has trained an average of three times a week for the last seven years to achieve his goal.
The grade day last for five hours and covers every aspect of kickboxing from fitness to technical skills, from running to answering questions on the sport, and this is the reason standards are high.
He has competed in many National and International Championships, travelling to Serbia, Ireland, Italy and Germany, winning medals on all his trips, some of which were gold!
Ryan is a member of Burnley’s Black Knights, who pride themselves on high standards of anyone reaching Black Belt, as again shown by Ryan.
At the age of 12 he has done expectationally well, and when he reaches 14 will become a full Black Belt, before, at 16, he will become a First Dan.
Ryan is also studying Sombo at the Burnley Combat Sombo Club, and he is in training for championships which are to be held in Bedford on February 26th.
The championships are organised by the British Sombo Federation the UK Sport recognised governing body for sombo.
Coach Allan Clarkin said: “Ryan is a first class student in every respect, and when he realises his own potential he will become even better! A very big well done!”
Anyone interested in kickboxing or sombo should contact Allan on 07931635447.