Paralympic Silver for Sarah

In her third Paralympics Sarah Stewart picked up her third medal and second Silver in London.

 

The Australian was a key member in the team that successfully negotiated the group stages to the quarter finals. They easily beat Mexico 62-37, one of the highest winning margins of the competition, to set up a semi final with USA. Read More... “Paralympic Silver for Sarah”

Mirko wins in Japan

British-born Sensei Buchwald travelled to Japan for the event of the year as far as Goju Ryu karate is concerned – the  Budo Sai.  He was invited to take part in full contact competition, which he agreed to. 

 

The fight started with strikes scored by both competitors, including a kick to the head by Mirko which knocked his opponent down.  Read More... “Mirko wins in Japan”

Joni hits the Finnish finals

Joni Purmonen qualified for the finals of Finland's Strongest Man (<105kg category), competing in May 2012.

 

The competition included 17 competitors, after three events the top performers would proceed to the remainder of the finals.

 

Joni got off to an excellent start with a 6th place in a loading race which used a wheelbarrow which by the end weighed about 350kg, and many competitors failed to complete the distance. Read More... “Joni hits the Finnish finals”

James Wilks

James Wilks is a MMA fighter who is best known to many as winner of the Ultimate Fighter. Trained in traditional striking martial arts, James holds a Black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Brown belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu. Read More... “James Wilks”

Meagan wins Gold in Canada!

Meagan Duhamel took part in the Canadian nationals this January, winning Gold after a successful routine with her partner Eric Radford. Although this is only their second season together they scored 129.19, which places them among the top teams internationally.

 

“Eric moved away from home when he was 13, and I moved away when I was 14 with a sole purpose to win a national title,” Duhamel said. Read More... “Meagan wins Gold in Canada!”

Fiona Oakes takes on ‘World’s Toughest Footrace’

In April 2012 Fiona Oakes will start Marathon des Sables.  As well as the heat, extreme terrain and distance, Fiona will have to carry water, all her food, supplies and clothing.

 

Training for the events has been crammed into an already extreme lifestyle as Fiona continues to care almost singlehandedly for 400 animals on her sanctuary in Essex as well as working as a retained firefighter.  Read More... “Fiona Oakes takes on ‘World’s Toughest Footrace’”

Jake Shields wins in Japan

Jake Shields was included as a featured athlete although we now recognise that he is not vegan.  Please read more about this here.

Jake Shields returned to winning ways with a convincing win over Judo expert Yoshihiro Akiyama.

Akiyama had cut to 170lbs for the first time, and demonstrated solid stances and some expert throws against Shields. Read More... “Jake Shields wins in Japan”