A “Perfect” Day at Akurei MMA and Contender Fight Academy

It was an all round “perfect” day for martial arts in the north east today as Akurei MMA and Contender Fight Academy had the pleasure of Mr Perfect himself showing two packed out gyms his skills; some of which he used to win the K-1 World GP 4.

Contender K1 Fight Academy had a few future K-1 stars in attendance; kids as young as 6-years-old taking part, including Stevie Weldrake who left the seminar to travel to Leeds where he is fighting for a title tonight. Stevie is trained by Garry Bell of both Contender K1 Fight Academy & Contender Promotions. What better way to get you motivated for your fight getting trained by the legend Ernesto Hoost?!

Ernesto was impressed by the talent he seen from both camps today and even had two of Contenders youngest members, Leo (5 Months old) and Toby (4 months old) in for pictures and signings. He took time out to hold both kids who have been brought up in the gym from day one. A blessing from a legend can only mean big things to come.


Ernesto will continue to host seminars tomorrow at Millenium Martial Arts in Blyth and The Manor Gym in North Shields, Newcastle.

If you were unlucky enough to miss out this weekend keep updated with Contender Promotions on Facebook. It’s not every day something this big happens in the north east of, but Garry Bell has promised more K-1 legends will follow on from Ernesto Hoost & Melvin Manhoef.


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