Thai-Tanic: Ireland June 10
Last Updated on Monday, 07 May 2012 09:17
Written by Martial Arts
Monday, 07 May 2012 09:16
As Belfast relives the wonderful 100 year-old story of Titanic, the greatest ship of them all, our top ProkIck kickboxing stars will be adding to the occasion with a spectacular Thai-tanic event of their own.
The city will host Thai-tanic Titles at the Holiday Inn on June 10, and it promises to be a riveting showcase, according to promoter and one of Ireland’s kickboxing king-pins Billy Murray, he explains below:
" We have planed six BIG WKN titles for June and we want to tell the world about what we are doing - here's how you can help.
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Prokick News: Thai-Tanic – promoted by Billy Murray
Flash back picturing legendary US martial artists & movie star Chuck Norris with multiple kickboxing World champion Billy Murray from Northern Ireland in Prague, Czech Republic.
Chuck Norris served in the US Air Force and began his rise to fame as a martial artist founding Chun Kuk Do school. On November 24, 1968 he became a Professional Middleweight Karate champion taking a win over Delgado and he kept the title for six consecutive years. In 1969 he won Karate’s triple crown for the most tournament wins of the year, and the Fighter of the Year award by Black Belt Magazine.
In 1997 Chuck Norris was the first Westerner in the documented history of Tae Kwon Do who was given the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master.
In 1999, Norris was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum’s Hall of Fame and on July 1, 2000 he was presented the Golden Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Karate Union Hall of Fame.
Chuck Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of the Dragon in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee.
In 80’s Billy Murray conquered the World of kickboxing being a champion in four different weight categories. Today Billy Murray is the WKN World Director & he runs the number one kickboxing centre in Northern Ireland – ProKick Gym – which has also recently celebrated its’ 20 years of success. The next show – Thai-Tanic – promoted by Billy Murray will be held on June 10 in Belfast dedicated to the 100 year-old story of Titanic, the greatest ship of them all.