Eastbourne Students Learn Martial Arts

Thursday 15th September 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Jack The Lad

After a fantastic summer of sport in Rio, mixed martial arts is coming to Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, for the students to experience.

Mick Poil, who teaches Motor Vehicle at the College, also runs Combat Martial Arts (CMA) in Eastbourne and across East Sussex. Mick uses his work for CMA to bring sporting initiatives into the College and for numerous charities. This year, Mick has teamed up with Nicola Taylor, College Sports Maker, to offer free martial Arts sessions for students and set up disability training sessions too.

The College received funding which paid for the mats and the sessions will be offered to students soon. To celebrate this enrichment activity being offered at the College, Mick brought Heart FM (Sussex & Surrey’s) breakfast show DJ Jack the Lad in on the action. The popular host, who said he had never received an Honorary anything, was presented an Honorary certificate and Black belt by Mick Poil last month.

“Team GB had a record medal haul in taekwondo this year, and the coverage has attracted a whole new generation to the world of mixed martial arts,” says Mick. “CMA is a not for profit MMA club for all ages and abilities. Our ethos is ‘street effective defence’. Through my work with CMA I am proud to offer new opportunities for Sussex Downs students on campus.”

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