24-Oct-12:This weekend saw Balbriggan based Kung Fu & Kickboxing Academy Blue Dragon Iron Fitness head to Leisurepoint, Finglas to take part in their first IBCA San Shou Tournament.
Blue Dragon was represented by Daniel Mc Mahon, Brian Hughes, Andy Rooney, Robert Kwietniewski, Pawel Niciejewski, Janis Kantiks, and Cathy Berger who took on fighters from the San Shou academies all over the country.
Categories were broken into weight classifications, with categories for both the male and female fighters.
While the lads were bested in their rounds, Cathy Berger did the club proud by bringing home the Bronze medal in the Female Category.
Sifu Keith Fanning, Sifu and owner of Blue Dragon Iron Fitness, had the following to say on his fighters; “I’m very proud of all our fighters and hope they take encouragement and inspiration from the experience. It was our first time competing in an event like this and the lads should be very proud of themselves... Cathy in particular did us very proud.... We’ll be back on December 8th with more fighters, more experience and ready to bring home more medals and trophies”
Sifu Keith would also like to thank BDIF coach Ferdia (Macker) Mc Mahon for all his dedication and help, and also extend his special thanks to Grand Master Wally Dillon, Sifu Chris Dennison, and all the staff and members of the IBCA for their help and encouragement in the run up to the tournament and on the day.
Blue Dragon Iron Fitness is open for San Shou, Kickboxing and Kung Fu classes Monday – Saturday. Their address is Convent Lane, Balbriggan and class times are available by clicking here