Gold medals galore for London Black Belt Academy

PUBLISHED: 16:35 17 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:55 19 October 2017

London Black Belt Academy members in Newham Sports Centre (Picture: LBBA)

London Black Belt Academy members in Newham Sports Centre (Picture: LBBA)

London Black Belt Academy

A martial arts club delivered a knockout performance against fighters from around the world.

Members of the London Black Belt Academy (LBBA), based in Newham Sports Centre, Prince Regent Lane, won nearly 40 medals at the Irish International Open Competition in Dublin.

The club scooped 22 gold, 10 silver and seven bronze finishes at the tournament on October 7.

Kiran Bahra, 31, was named grand champion at the Korean martial art event.

The impressive haul delighted the club’s head instructor, Master Kieran Mackey, who has been teaching in the borough for 25 years.

“I am so proud of them all,” the 54-year-old said. “Their hard work and dedication has paid off.”

The club holds training sessions in four venues around east London.

Lessons in the borough run at Newham Leisure Centre and St Mark’s Church, in Tollgate Road, Beckton.

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