Lincoln martial artist crowned Rising Star

A Lincoln martial artist has been named the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ in a national award. Dan Holloway, the owner of Defence Lab Lincoln, has been competing in martial arts since he was three years old and is now a 3rd degree black belt in Yoshinkan Aikido, a Japanese martial art. He was nominated…

Lincoln can produce famous boxer, says boxing coach

The owner of the Lincoln Fight Factory believes that Lincoln has the potential to produce a world-class boxer in the next few years. Shawn Burton, coach and champion kickboxer, has some professionals at his full-time gym and believes Lincoln has plenty more talented fighters out there. “I think Lincoln, for the size of it, has…

Lincoln Fight Factory brings Brazilian martial art to the county

Jiu Jitzu is a prominent part of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), originating in Brazil, it has taken off with the rise of MMA promotions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the United States.  Here in Lincolnshire, the sport also has a presence. In the outskirts of Lincoln, Sam Tweed teaches his students the…

The Lincolnshire boxer with potential

It’s a freezing cold Wednesday night in Lincoln, as I wondered the high street, trying to find a boxing club. I approached two gentlemen smoking outside of a pub, and asked them where the building was… I could not believe the answer. I walked down an alleyway behind the very same pub, and I saw…