Gym showcases local talent on international show

Some of the fighters at Millennium Martial Arts' event at the weekend.
Some of the fighters at Millennium Martial Arts' event at the weekend.
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A Blyth gym has showcased its local kickboxing talent in an international show.

Millennium Martial Arts showcased five of their champions amongst a whole host of the world’s kickboxing elite.

The gym, which is based in King Street, has gone from strength to strength in recent years under the dedicated eye of Tony Cunningham and is a true family and community success story.

Tony, who has trained in Thai boxing and kickboxing since he was seven, and has over 20 years of competitive experience fighting the best in the world.

The gym hosted a Home Show at the weekend, welcoming fellow kickboxing leaders from around the world.

The night started with 14-year old fighter and junior coach Liam Bowmaker winning his fight for Millennium against John Hamilton and ended on a high as Millennium’s 21 year-old Connor Long was announced the winner of the main event.

In between, Millennium’s Tom Mitchell and Kyle Todd were among the fighters including Romanian legend Andrei Ostravanu.

The event was also the first joining-of-forces between Millennium Martial Arts and Punch-Drunk Comedy, as Andrew Maxwell hosted the night.