Dundalk Martial Arts Club (DMAC) enjoyed a hugely successful week when six of the club’s fighters went to compete in the annual World Kickboxing Championships held at Citywest in Dublin.
Leading the DMAC team was instructor Bernard Duffy. Entering the Mens +42yrs 75kg he fought his way to the final and dominated the fight, finishing with a score of 17-2 to ensure he was crowned world champion.
Bernard also entered the Men’s +35yrs 75kg where he met an English fighter in the final, going on to receive a silver title.
Sean O’Hare entered the Boy 15-17yrs 70kg and he could not be faulted in his final, beating his opponent 20-8 to be crowned world champion in the section.
Christian Farrelly earned two silver titles in the Boys 13-15yrs 50kg semi and light contact sections while Martina Goss earned a bronze medal in the Ladies 55kg division and a silver medal in the Ladies +35yrs 60kg.
Two other club members who fought extremely well were Patrick Farrelly and Catherine Pearson, both of whom made it to the quarter-finals in their respective sections.
Instructors Bernard and Gerard Duffy are extremely proud and happy with every student and the improvement within the club.