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A Fearless move into Kingussie for martial arts school

By Gavin Musgrove

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Hayden and Torran Haworth watch dad Phil demonstrate a technique on fellow club organiser Robbie Macpherson.
Hayden and Torran Haworth watch dad Phil demonstrate a technique on fellow club organiser Robbie Macpherson.

A Badenoch martial arts school, has recently moved location from Aviemore into newly refurbished premises on Kingussie’s High Street.

Fearless Muay Thai said it firmly establishes the town as the central hub for martial arts in the strath.

Based at 61 High Street, the new gym shares premises with gym owner, Leona Taylor’s new self-care business, LT Massage & Spa.

Founded in 2012 and with branches also in Ballater and Dundee, Fearless has long provided expert tuition in Thai boxing, functional fitness classes and personal training for children and adults of all levels.

However, it has now also introduced a new class aimed at children for the grappling arts of Brazilian Jiu jitsu and wrestling, coached by Phil Haworth, a veteran Muay Thai fighter with Fearless and grappling coach for the junior team at HMAC in Inverness.

Taylor, herself a former Scottish Muay Thai champion, said: “We’ve been absolutely delighted with the move to Kingussie.

“The High Street really seems to be recovering well from a tough couple of years, and we’re optimistic that this recovery will continue.

“With the introduction of our new grappling class alongside our Muay Thai, the classes we’re offering have a real balance to them; so there’s something for everyone – whether it be fitness, self-defence, or even self-care in the spa.”

She continued: “I’m really excited to be able to introduce the martial arts we offer to the local community. Keeping fit and flexible is increasingly important as we all spend more time sat at desks or staring at our laptops.

“Our classes provide a great opportunity to stay fit whilst learning interesting new skills and all in a safe, friendly environment. Even if you don’t want to compete, it’s still an amazing way to improve and optimise your fitness – especially if you also play other sports such as shinty.”

Haworth said: “Moving into our own premises for the first time means we’re able to tailor the facilities exactly to our own needs.

“I’ve been fighting with Fearless for about seven years now and I’m really excited to be able to add a new string to the Fearless bow with the grappling class.”

Anybody interested in getting involved in any of the classes on offer can contact Fearless Muay Thai through their Facebook page.

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