A very dear friend of mine is about to attempt something so incredible that I have to share this with the world. If successful he will be the first British man to do so and Martial Art History will be made.
As today, weighing only 69kg he is about to attempt the legendary…
Kyokunshinkai ‘100 Man Kumite’
Well it’s one hundred, I repeat 100 Consecutive Full Contact Karate Fights against 100 different opponents over two and a half hours. Where full contact kicks are permitted to the head, torso and legs. Bare knuckle punches/hand techniques are restricted to the chest and below because…
‘No head guards, gloves or chest protectors are permitted during this Warrior trial‘
Furthermore, the only way you can successfully complete the 100 man Kumite is by NOT getting knocked out or getting injured where your unable to fight on. Can you believe that. So after 99 fights if he gets knocked out or unable to continue, that’s it. No cigar. Do not go pass go and collect your £200.
Harsh but the gods honest truth.
I mean imagine for one moment the physical exertion it must take to complete what is effectively, 7 consecutive MMA world championship fights going the full distance of 25mins. Or running a marathon in under 2hrs 30 minutes getting kicked repeatedly every mile!
I’m exhausted writing it.
He has dedicated his entire life to the pursuit of excellence. Endured the toughest training routine ever seen, trying to achieve his dream for this country.
In addition he would be following in the footsteps of our trainer the legendary Steve Arneil who was the 2nd man to successfully complete the 100 man Kumite way back in 1965. His trainer Masutatsu Oyama was the 1st.
Steve Arneil is singlehandedly responsible for Kyokushinkai karate being the massive organisation it is in Britain today due to his completion of the trial.
Therefore Darren I salute you to even attempt it. From the bottom of my heart ‘Go and make history D’
It gives me great pleasure in officially announcing that we have a new
British Gymnastics TeamGym Level 2 Coach.
Fantastic achievement and development, which truly reflects the dedicated person you are.
To say we are proud of you is an understatement and in Nicky’s words…It means the world to her to see your commitment and passion rewarded. Furthermore not only have you become one of the Webster family but a crucial part of the NW Dream.
We salute you Charlotte, keep up the tremendous work.
There’s only one way to describe Dan. Sunshine in a bottle. Un cork him and let his effervescence flow. Your parents have done a magnificent job in raising the kindest, most hardworking trustworthy individual we know.
In 18 years your growth has been a pleasure to witness. Furthermore your integral to everything we do and a big reason why we see you as family. Your the light on a cloudy day mate. Have a fantastic day.
To be the first gymnastic teams (without a purpose built facility), to win Gold and 2 Silvers at this years British Gymnastics Southern Tournament is their finest achievement to date.
The shot that launched the first ever www.NW Flyer has to be included. We would usually go in to some bio mechanical breakdown at this point, however the opposition spectating coaches facial expression conveys more than any words we could write.
Stunning Height. Stunning Shaaaape in Flight. Bravo warrior. Absolute thing of beauty.
A few Trainee Warriors (aged 5-7) upon hearing that their development had reached competition standard, have asked what it’s like to compete?
Our reply of 1st have fun. Because whats the point of competing if you don’t enjoy it. Secondly, irrespective of the result, the support from your parents ‘The Loud & Proud Posse’ and the bond with your team mates will remain with you for life. Left them somewhat perplexed…
In the interest of transparency for all those who asked, here is raw uncut footage form 1066 Hastings. No edits. No titles. Just the full performance courtesy of Steve Walker Photography.
Hopefully this explains why they are called the L&PP.
So thank you parents for giving these gymnasts the support they truly deserve and for giving them a memory for life.