Revised 16/03/2003 .
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here for you...
An All Scotland Event
date for this year's big event stays at
the 12th of April 2003, the big change
however is that, due to the
establishment of the C.M.A.A. National
Championships taking place later this
year, it would be best all round if we
in the North, concentrated on our very
own Scottish Championships - this is the
return of the much loved annual event,
and will be the main event in the
Scottish Calendar. Every student is
entitled to, and should, enter for the
Competition - it's going to be a great
experience for all the students who take
part, and GSR has just announced that
Andy Morrell, the President of the
C.M.A.A. will still travel up to attend
the event as our guest... so the message
...make sure you get your name in
BELT GRADING 2003
anyone's been wondering why the site
hasn't been updated much recently, then
here's your answer - for the past few
months, those of us who have been
preparing for our Black Belt exam, have
been putting in lots and lots of
was 4 hours of very very hard
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MAGAZINE SPOTLIGHTS G.S.R.
Yet another honour was
bestowed upon our Chief Instructor, Gordon
Scott Russell, this month, when the
internationally renowned "Fighters"
magazine featured an in depth interview and
centre spread feature on him.
sure you check it out.
on the picture to see the full article.
branch brought yet another guest
instructor in to teach a 3
class on Sunday
December 15th at Carstairs Village
The guest instructor for this
session was ju jitsu black belt
The focus for the session was mixed
martial arts and Vale Tudo. Students
drilled in striking, takedowns and ground fighting
techniques under Paul's instruction.
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2002 Gradings - Pics.
congratulations to all those students
who successfully graded recently at the
events held in Blantyre and Carstairs.
Pics are from the Carstairs
The Coaches were all very impressed by
the exceptionally high level of skill
shown this time around. So despite our
Chief Instructor being taken unwell at
the Blantyre event, students can rest
assured that their efforts did not go
Again, well done everyone.
E.F.K.K.I. go truly International
on the picture
to check out the
official site of the
Chief Instructor and founder of the
E.F.K.K.I. has been asked to join the
advisory committee for the Middle East
division of the
International Council of Kickboxing.
The American based Organisation are
dedicated to the development of martial
arts worldwide, and the post could well
see our top man jet setting around as
he has been asked to cover both Tehran
in the middle east and also western
Gordon said "My job will involve
acting as the official representative
for K.I.C.K. in Scotland and giving
advice on all sorts of association
issues - if they're planning to try
different things, they'll consult their
representatives for advice".
Alireza Fadaie Khoi 2nd Dan who is the
Tehran representative for K.I.C.K. will
become the E.F.K.K.I. representative for
the area and we are extremely pleased to
welcome him to the team.
Gordon said of
him "Alireza is one of a few
international contacts we have
established since the establishment of
the website and over the last month or
so we have established a really good rapport.
The K.I.C.K. organisation is an
extremely professional outfit as you'll
see if you check out their website, and
I'm chuffed to take up the position and
also to welcome Alireza onboard".
with Ian "The Machine" Freeman
a recent course held in Meadowbank
Sports Centre, our two most senior
instructors, showed their determination
to continue to learn and develop their
skills by attending an extremely tough 4
hour training session with British Ring
Rules No Holds Barred Champion, Ian
Click on the
picture above to see all the pics from
To check out all the
information on this incredible fighter, please
follow the link to the
official site of
selection of G.S.R. to act as advisor to
K.I.C.K. is great recognition both Gordon
and our Organisation.
is wholly due to Gordon's reputation as an
excellent martial artist who has single
handedly been responsible for the creation
and development of the E.F.K.K.I.
is a great honour, and should be recognized
sure you check out the Special feature
spread on Gordon in next month's issue of
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