British Kurash Open
Swallows Leisure Centre
The British Kurash Association recently held their Annual British Open at the Swallows; this had entries from all over GB as well as Uzbekistan and Turkey. Kurash is a Wrestling style from the Turkish Uzbekistan region and is over 500 years old the idea of the sport is to try and throw your opponent. There are no pins on the floor and no submissions, throwing only traditional styles of wrestling is quite common throughout the World, colder climates would use Jackets warmer parts would not, in England we have Cornish which dates back pre Agincourt and Cumberland and Westmorland.
The Warriors Grappling Academy based at the Swale Martial Arts Club train in various forms of grappling Judo, Sombo, Kurash, Pankration, CombatSombo, Belt Wresting, and MMA SportCS with its members doing extremely well. 17 year old James Marzetti is one of our brightest starts winning the U21years and gaining Silver in the Men’s event
People may be wondering what has been happening at the Swale Martial Arts Club for several weeks the club has been encased in scaffolding. The club had a major leak in the roof and some of the sand stone facade began to crumble so we had over £3000 worth of repairs to do and while their club members repainted the front and cleaned up the signs.
The Judo section is closed during August but we hope to have a Major membership drive in September where we offer the first lesson free of charge.
Anyone interested in becoming a member should contact Martin Clarke at email@example.com or visit www.sittingbourne.org or telephone 01795 437124