Paddy Durkin fighters “Kirk Preston” & “Nathan Fletcher” win Gold & Silver in Grapplers Showdown Seni at Soccer Dome London

Paddy Durkin fighters “Kirk Preston” & “Nathan Fletcher” won Gold & Silver medals on Sunday (14th September 2014) at the Grapplers Showdown Seni in the Soccer Dome in London

The fighters train under the coaching of Paddy Durkin and competed in the mixed martial arts 8 men tournament.

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ABOVE: Nathan Fletcher took gold in the 65kg

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ABOVE:  Kirk Preston took silver in the absolute open weight.

Paddy and his team would like to thank all the local sponsors who helped the fighters compete in the event!

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ABOVE: Paddy Durkin

The gym classes are open for rank beginners to pro-fighters, and for kids to old aged pensioners.

There are twelve classes per week open to all ages. Paddy also gives private classes which is a good way to be introduced into the sport.

As well as Mixed Martial Arts there is Kettle Bell weight training, and Plyometrics training available for pro-athletics to novices.

‘The Dog Pit’ Gym in Ainsdale has already produced three Open Champions in Submission Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and won hundreds of medals in competitions between them.

Paddy himself is a former Middle-weight Cage Fighting Champion, British Middle-weight (MMA) Mixed Martial Arts Champion (2005), Silver Medallist International Champion (Florida USA 2003), Gold Medallist British Open Submission Wrestling Champion 2004, and British Sambo Silver Medallist Wrestling Champion 2003.

For more information on training at The Dog Pit call 07732 147962 and ask to speak to Paddy

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