Posts Tagged ‘Osman Yigin’
BY Reuben Azzopardi
PR: Ying Yang Club, Malta
Master Mercieca to assist Thai Boxing champion in Belgium.
The 2013 sporting year for Ying Yang Kickboxing will begin in February, as Master Noel Mercieca will assist a Thai Boxing champion in his next match.
The renowned Thai Boxer Osman Yigin will return in the Thai Boxing scene and Master Mercieca will assist him in the preparations the night of the match. Osman will compete with Cristian Lucia from Italy engaging in a 3×3 match with Thai Boxing rules. Master Mercieca’s task will be to assist Osman in the changing room. This involves making the bandages for the gloves, massages and warming up exercises to prepare the athlete. The most important role for Master Mercieca will be that of the Corner Man and direct Osman during the match.
Osman Yigin is a Thai Boxing athlete who is known internationally and has numerous titles as well as in Kickboxing and K1. In his club in Belgium he has athletes that also won titles on professional level in these sports. Osman has 198 matches and is considered a hero in his home town Charleroi. Osman has not entered the ring to compete since 2002 but still kept on training. This fight is expected to be a great one and Osman will show that he is still the King of the Ring.
Master Mercieca, the founder of the Ying Yang Kickboxing, met with Osman in 2007 when Malta took part in a competition of the World Kickboxing Network (WKN). The club has since been affiliated to this association and repeatedly represented Malta at international level. Master Mercieca has been teaching Kickboxing for 15 years and has a Black Belt 5th Dan in Kickboxing and one in Tang Soo Do and a Brown Belt in Spirit Combat. He is a member of the Armed Forces of Malta and has the position of “Physical Training Instructor”.
Master Mercieca maintained contact with Osman for these years both to learn training techniques at professional level and for Maltese athletes to take part in WKN competitions. In 2011 a group of Maltese kickboxers went to Belgium to train with Osman and on the other hand the Belgian has already been in Malta twice to give lessons in Thai Boxing.
World Thai Boxing Champion Back In Malta
From the 4-6 of September Ying Yang Kickboxing club will organise a Thai Boxing seminar with former World Champion Osman Yigin
By Reuben Azzopardi
Osman has a record of 198 matches in Kickboxing, K-1 and Thai Boxing and has won 16 World Titles and 28 European Titles. He is one of the most famousThai Boxers in the World Kickboxing Network (WKN).
This will be the second time that Osman will teach in Malta and the seminar will be spread on 3 days from 6pm to 8pm each day and will be held at Ying Yang Kickboxing Club in Fgura. Osman will be accompanied with two of his top professional fighters, Lello Perego and Allan Polek Gozdzicki, who on their part have World Titles as well. Together they will teach techniques in K1, Thai Boxing and clinching.
Osman came to Malta for the first time back in 2009 as a judge for the first ever WKN Kickboxing World Cup organised by the Maltese branch of the WKN. In 2011 a group of four kickboxers together with Master Noel Mercieca, founder of Ying Yang Kickboxing, went to Belgium to practice with Osman for a four day training camp.
The friendship between Osman and Master Mercieca is a clear example of Martial Arts cooperation. Due to his experience in the field of professinal competition Osman is at the same time teaching Master Mercieca in professional training for the Maltese athletes.
All Maltese clubs are invited to participate in this seminar, early bookings are recommended as limited spaces are available. For more information regarding the seminar please visit the website www.yingyangkickboxing.com or contact Master Noel Mercieca on 79208283 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ċempjin tad-Dinja tat-Thai Boxing lura f’Malta
Mill-4-6 ta’ Settembru l-klabb tal-Ying Yang Kickboxing se jorganizza seminar tat-Thai Boxing maċ-Ċempjin tad-Dinja s-Sur Osman Yigin.
Fil-karriera tiegħu Osman ħa sehem f’198 taqbida fil-Kickboxing, K-1 u Thai Boxing u rebaħ 16-it Titlu tad-Dinja u 28 Titlu Ewropew. Huwa wieħed mill-aktar atleti magħrufin tat-Thai Boxing fil-World Kickboxing Network (WKN).
Din se tkun it-tieni darba li Osman se jgħallem f’Malta u s-seminar se jitqassam fuq tlett ijiem mis-6pm sat-8pm kuljum u se jsir fil-klabb tal-Ying Yang Kickboxing fil-Fgura. Ma’ Osman se jiġu tnejn mill-atleti professjonali tiegħu, Lello Perego u Allan Polek Gozdzicki, li huma wkoll għandhom Titli tad-Dinja. Flimkien se jgħallmu tekniki tal-K1, Thai Boxing u “clinching”.
Osman ġie Malta għall-ewwel darba fl-2009 biex ikun “judge” għall-ewwel Tazza tad-Dinja tad-WKN tal-Kickboxing organizzata mill-fergħa Maltija tad-WKN. Fl-2011 grupp ta’ erba’ kickboxers flimkien ma’ Master Noel Mercieca, il-fundatur tal-Ying Yang Kickboxing, marru l-Belġju biex jitħarrġu ma’ Osman għal kamp ta’ taħriġ ta’ erbgħat ijiem.
Il-ħbiberija bejn Osman u Master Mercieca hija eżempju ċar ta’ kooperazzjoni ta’ Arti Marzjali. Minħabba l-esperjenza tiegħu fil-qasam tal-kompetizzjonijiet professjonali Osman qed jgħallem lil Master Mercieca fit-taħriġ professjonali għall-atleti Maltin.
Il-klabbijiet kollha ta’ Malta huma mistiedna biex jieħdu sehem, il-postijiet huma limitati u għandha ssir riżervazzjoni. Għal aktar informazzjoni dwar dan żuru s-sit www.yingyangkickboxing.com jew ikkuntattjaw lil Master Noel Mercieca fuq 79208283 jew email@example.com
In August the Ying Yang Kickboxing Club organized a Thai Boxing seminar for which the World Thai Boxing Champion Osman Yigin was invited to teach this discipline
The seminar was an initiative of Master Noel Mercieca, founder of Ying Yang Kickboxing, and Isaac Chetcuti in collaboration with the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) and Kancho Adrian Axisa, founder of the Malta Kickboxing Association (MKBA). In total there where 40 participants from the MKBA and the Malta Thai Boxing Club.
From his club in Charleroi, Belgium, Osman was accompanied by one of his Professional Thai Boxers Alan Godzicki. For this event even WKN President, Stefan Cabrera, came to Malta give his contribution in the teaching.
Osman has a record of 170 victories out of 198 matches of either Thai Boxing or Kickboxing. He is also in charge of the Belgian and Turkish WKN branches as well as an international WKN supervisor. Back in Belgium he mainly trains professional Thai Boxers of which 6 are either World or European Champions.
The first day of training opened with Cabrera showing Boxing techniques followed by Osman and Alan with K1 rules techniques. Later they showed their application in a sparring session. The second day was focused on physical training and Clinching Muay Thai techniques. The seminar ended up with a surprise competition for the participants as Osman offered his gloves to the student that did the most number of squats which was won by Melanie Azzopardi who is a Ying Yang member.
Till now the Maltese competed only in K1 rules competitions in which no elbow strikes are allowed. In 2007 Malta participated in her first WKN match and Kancho Axisa became the Maltese WKN representative. This seminar was a great help for the Maltese athletes as thanks to Osman’s tips they improved their knee strikes and how to use them during a competition. This was even a good opportunity for the MKBA to work together with Malta Thai Boxing Club.
This was not the first time that Osman trained Maltese athletes. Last May a 5 kickboxer contingent from the Ying Yang Club travelled to Belgium in order to train in Osman’s club and together with his professional Thai Boxers.
For more information regarding the Ying Yang club’s training days please visit the website www.yingyangkickboxing.com or contact Master Noel Mercieca on 79208283 or firstname.lastname@example.org