House of Tinkerbell champs bring home the medals

JP 'Tinkerbell' Kruger says he is incredibly proud of Justin Walker (left) and Tristan Uys who fought at the Clash of the Tiny Titans Kickboxing Tournament in Brakpan. Photo submitted by JP.

Two junior fighters from House of Tinkerbell in Springs took part in the tournament.

Justin Walker (11) fought in the grappling division, beating the opposition and winning a gold medal.

He also fought in the semi-contact kickboxing division where he earned a bronze medal.

Tristan Uys (6) won silver in the semi-contact kickboxing division and a gold medal in light contact kickboxing.

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JP ‘Tinkerbell’ Kruger, the boys’ coach, says he is proud of his fighters.

“The future is looking good with these champs coming up,” he says.

The Clash of Tiny Titans is a development tournament hosted for all the junior kickboxing fighters.

A new grappling division was started in this tournament along with kickboxing.

The development tournament is hosted twice a year by Raymond Phillips from XKT for juniors.

“I am so proud of these boys and how far they have come,” says JP.

“It’s a bright future for kickboxing and grappling, especially for these boys and girls.

“They are humble, work very hard and they are catching the game from an early age which will definitely work in their favour.”

He adds that this is all part of their kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, mixed martial arts (MMA) and ‘Bullyproof’ system.

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House of Tinkerbell hosts Hot Kids MMA and Bullyproof classes twice a week and also offers Arte Suave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes.

Kickboxing classes are available at their Boksburg branch.

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