THE Martial Arts School of Fitness (MAS-F) started their competitive year with a bang recently as they took part in two tournaments over consecutive days.
Day one saw Enda Kelly gaining a silver in a split decision final against the current national champion for weapons in the Best of the Best competition.
Lawrence Clifford secured double 4th position for forms and weapons up against competition from all areas of the country. Conor O’Murchu fought well to finish up in the quarter finals of his large sparring division.
Sunday brought even better results for MAS-F at the New Year Open in Tallaght. First time competitor Feidhlim o’Callaghan took to the floor for forms with the U9s and secured a bronze position. Not to be daunted, he immediately competed in the U12s division with his nun-chucks and up against current Irish representatives, he tied for bronze.
Monique Martin once again showcased her ability with a sword and secured a Gold in the +16 division and a silver for her forms.
Two other first time competitors premiered that day in a whirlwind of head-kicks and jabs. Callum O’Connor fought fantastically in his division, winning his first fight ever with almost maximum scores. Callum earned himself a brilliant bronze for his efforts.
Matthew McQuillan entered one of the biggest sections on the day and after a great win, finished his day in the quarter finals. Conor O’Murchu was again on the floor here also, trying out the advanced section and secured a fantastic silver for point sparring.
MAS-F’s competition team is consistently growing and demonstrate modesty and dignity in both their wins and losses, gaining vital experience in every outing with Chief Instructor Wayne Rutherford and Coach Fidelma Martin supporting them all the way.
Training continues in MAS-F, Jocelyn St each afternoon and evening with classes to suit all ages and abilities. Feel free to drop in or contact Wayne on 0858510080 or visit www.mas-f.com for more details.