Infinity Martial Arts hosted their regular and very popular Air Track session on Saturday 4th August 2012. With 30 students in attendance it was a fun filled afternoon of high flying kicks and flips on the inflatable tumbling track. Many students came away learning something new whether it was a dive roll, front summersault or a backward flick. The Gymnastic sprung floor was used throughout by the more advanced tricker, combining all the their moves together in spectacular fashion. Infinity were proud to welcome stunt man James Cuplin to their dojo who took part in the session. James has worked on various films including Clash of The Titans, he was very impressed with the standard of students and learnt a thing or two himself. Sensei Joe hopes everyone fully enjoyed themselves and he will be releasing the date of the next session shortly.

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On Sunday 29th July Infinity Martial Arts travelled to Cheltenham Leisure Centre for the WUMA English Championships, hosted by Richard "Deadly" Hopkins. With a new fighting system in place where each competitor will fight in their own ability section then if they win will then fight against the winner of the other two ability sections. All the students fought incrediabley well considering some where fighting against Black Belts with alot more expierience. Every Infinity fighter came away with a medal or two. Well done to all, results as follows

Kai Adams - Bronze Medal, Liam Timmins Gold & Silver Medal, Calum Timmins Two Silver Medals, Connor Young Gold & Silver Medal, Holly Grey Silver Medal, Jacob King Gold & Silver Medal, Ethan King Bronze Medal, Rhiannon King Gold & Bronze Medal, Jessica Waite Gold, Silver & Bronze Medal, Andrew Dingwall Bronze Medal, Chelsie Scoble Three Bronze Medals, Aaron Scoble Two Silver Medals & Bronze Medal and finally Dennis Wilsher Bronze Medal.

Now thats why we are a school of champions with 5 new English Champions.

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On Friday 6th July Infinity's Team Resurrection travelled to the heart of Manchester in the early hours of the morning. They were talent scouted to be featured in the long awaited "Where Me Keys" music video by Mr Zip. With his claim to fame by becoming a semi finalist on "Britain's Got Talent with his very catchy and maybe slightly annoying track about loosing your keys and phone. The track and Mr Zip himself had been commisioned by Sony Music, which means you will be seeing alot more of him in the near future. Once arriving on location, it became very clear due to the bad weather conditions filming went slightly off schedule. The director made a decision to scrap some of the scenes and reshoot inside. After a few hours waiting Team Resurrection finally put on their t-shirts branded with "Where Me Keys, Where Me Phone?" slogon and got ready to party, canival style. After wrapping on location 1 Team Res were one of the very few acts asked to come to location 2 alongside the canival girls and another BGT star Martyn Crofts AKA Dalekman. The next scenes were filmed in a Manchester shopping centre, where Mr Zip promotes a party to all the customers at the mall. Each shopper starts feeling the tune and begins to dance and get's Where Me Keys fever, in Res style fashion once the music hits the members started to trick. After a long and exhausted day to finish off a conga line through the centre and out to the parking lot, when the director shouted the words "Cut, thats a wrap". The team were just about to get in the car for a long journey home but ironically Mr Zip shouted "Where Me Keys, I am not joking" he lost his keys but after a quick think he found them, one of those moments you can't but laugh at. Team Res would like to thank the directors, producers and Sony Music for letting them be apart of such a fun and enjoyable music video.

The video had its first sneak preview on Daybreak and was released on 18th August.

Check it out here and don't forget to watch the behind the scenes video too.

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Infinity Martial Arts very own Team Resurrection joined forces once again with MMA celebrity Alex Reid and producers Shelter on Saturday 30th June, to film the official video for "Stardust". Sensei Joe and team members Alistair and Josh travelled to beautiful Wales for the shoot taking place in luxury boutique nightclub "Crystal" designed by Tim Rice in the heart of the Cardiff city centre. After they arrive on location and had their makeup done by stylist llinois they were ready to start filming. The team have to keep quiet about the storyline of the video however its based around Alex on a night out with friends. Throughout the video the team performed various tricks and flips and their choreographed routine to the music track. The last shots see Alex and his friends exit the club into daylight, this brought lots of attention once public caught their eye on celebrity Alex. Once the words "Wrapped" was shouted, all hands on decks to pack equipment away and exit the very busy city centre guarding Alex into taxis. It was a great day of shooting with loads of fun. The video will be released 3rd July (Tomorrow) via MSN Entertainment, watch this space. You can order the track now and the remixes click here. Team Res would like to thank Alex and Shelter for asking them to be apart of the video and they can not wait to work with them again on future projects

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The week beginning 4th June has be a very eventful one for Infinity Martial Arts very iown Team Resurrection. Monday afternoon they were in Infinity Martial Arts HQ choreographing a routine for MMA celebrity Alex Reid's new single "Stardust" by Shelter. Starting at 4pm and finishing a 8pm, after 4hours of rehearsal they had finally made a routine they were happy to submit to Alex's management. The video was sent that evening with hopes that they would like what Team Res had created. Tuesday morning a phone call indicated that Alex and his Management loved the routine and would like to offer the team the chance to background performers for Alex and Shelter debuting their single live on channel 5's Big Brother Bit On The Side Thursday evening. With a quick phone call to the stylist Natasha Lyons, the team were set ready to hit the spotlight. Wednesday Team Resurrection travelled to Essex to rehears with Alex in the comfort of his house. The team spent this time to tweak and perfect their performance with Alex. That evening the team got their heads down early in the hotel ready for the big day. Thursday morning and before the team could think they were at Elstree Studios the No.1 London TV studios home of the Big Brother house. Due to health and safety reasons a few last minute changes to their routine including all gymnastic moves taking out and team members Jack and Matt cut due to limited space. This was very heart breaking at the time but both boys were very mature about the situation. The show must go on and at 11.30pm Alistair, Josh and Joe took the stage with Alex and Shelter. They all pulled off a stomper of a performance to the very intimate crowd of 50 people plus the 1million TV viewers at home. In a matter of minutes Alex's performance when worldwide trending on network site Twitter which is a achievement in its own. Back at green room with Alex thoughts turned to what is next for "Stardust", two more performances at London and Surrey's top nightclubs and the official music video which Team Res will be featured.

At 1am Team Res hit the road with a 3hour journey home, once home they all sat down to watch their performance for the very first time. It still hadn't sinked in that they had performed live with Alex Reid on Big Brother. Infinity Martial Arts andTeam Resurrection would like to say a huge thank you to Alex, Shelter and their management for asking them to perform alongside them. The team are now looking forward to the next performances ahead.

If you missed their performance you can watch it now on Channel 5 on demand. Also click here to check out "Stardust" the single and pre order it today.

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On Saturday 28th April Infinity Martial Arts held their regular Air Track session. This was a 3hour open session using a safe inflatable tumbling track. Learning Tricks and Flips under the supervision of Sensei Joe Hallett. Over 30 students were in attendance including forms competitors from across the country. It was a fantastic afternoon full of fun with everyone coming away learning something new. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and our next schedule session is now being planned.

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Infinity Martial Arts held a recent colour belt grading on Saturday 21st April. 20 Students took up challenge for grading for their next belt. The day started at 10am with Red, Yellow and Orange belt graders. Sensei Ruth and Joe put the students through their paces, pushing everyone to their limits. At 1pm Green belt graders and above continued on until 6.30pm that evening. Well done to everyone who too part, you all passed with flying colours. You are now one more step close to Black Belt status.

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It was a dawning of a new era on Sunday 22nd April 2012, it was the resurrection of the Martial Arts Illustrated National Circuit. Stockland Green Leisure Centre, Birmingham was the venue for this historical event. Sensei Joe Hallett has been asked to be the Forms Director for the circuit, organising the forms divisions for the first fixture in Birmingham. The whole event will get full coverage in the N01 Martial Arts magazine, Martial Arts Illustrated on sale in WHsmith Countrywide. Also the event is being filmed by Clash TV to be broadcast on Sky Channel 219. Infinity Martial Arts Students attended to show everyone they are the next superstars of the tournament circuit. First up to represent Infinity was Chelsie Scoble in the Girls points fighting division. She dominated her fight and took the Gold medal with a score of 8-5 well done Chelsie. Midday the tournament stopped for all the Forms divisions. Connor Allen executed a powerful and aggressive Sword kata which won him a Gold medal. In the Creative Open Hand -13years Connor Green took on new comer Joe Sutherland and had to settle for a Silver medal with the judges decision going towards Joe. Team Resurrection member Matt Lightfoot won a Gold medal in the above Creative Open Hand category against Adam Parker. Connor Allen then made it a double whammy taking Gold for Infinity in Creative Weapons, showing he is one to watch out for. It was tough competition in the Extreme Open Hand -13years Lewis Lightfoot and Connor Geen took on ISKA European Champ Josh Meek. All three boys put in a 100%, performing some very high risk forms giving little fault for the judges to pick up on. Connor took bronze and Lewis beat Josh by 0.1 taking Gold. It was the battle of Team Res in Extreme Open Hand -18years with Matt versus Josh Lewis, who had the better form? Well judges awarded Matt with Gold due to his strength and technical ability over Josh's Tricks and high kicks. Last for the forms divisions of the day was the Extreme Weapons -13years. The tables had turned this time when Josh Meek went out and proved that he is still the champ taking Gold over Connor Kirk and Connor Green. Last but not least was the Extreme Tricks Battle. This category drew a huge crowd around the area where everyone battled it off with high flying kicks, acrobatic flips and tornado twisting moves. Infinity and Res rised supreme with Connor Green in Bronze position, Josh Lewis in Silver and Matt making it a triple Gold. Well done to Resurrection and the Infinity Forms squad. Next up was Chelsie Scoble's first ever light continuous section and didn't she do well. Winning her first fight and having a non stop action final, taking a well deserved Silver medal, Congratz. Her brother Aaron took a Bronze medal in his points division too. Once again it was a fantastic result for Infinity with everyone coming away with a medal. Keep up all the hard work.

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On Sunday 1st April saw the ISKA (International Sports Kickboxing Association) National Championships 2012. The tournament was held at Stockland Green Leisure Centre in Birmingham. Competitors from all over the country were in attendance to qualify to represent UK at the World Championships later in the year in Valkenburg, Holland. Infinity Martial Arts and their students were in attendance ready to show everyone they have got what it takes to be World Champs. Chelsie and Aaron Scoble competed in Semi Contact points fighting. Chelsie fought very well against some tough opponents and received a Bronze medal and is now a member of the ISKA UK Squad. Aaron lost out by a few points in his section and will need to go squad training sessions to earn a place on the squad. In the Forms sections Connor 'CJ' Green took a Gold in Creative Open Hand, Silver in Extreme Open Hand and Bronze in Extreme Weapons. Jacob Riva did really well in the kids divisions taking a Bronze in Extreme Open Hand and Gold in Creative Open Hand. A new addition to the Infinity forms squad Connor Allen took a Gold in Traditional weapons with his sword kata and Silver in Creative Weapons. Team Resurrection member Jack Underwood who is reigning ISKA World Champion won Gold in Creative Weapons and lost out on the top spot by 0.1 in Extreme Weapons settling for a Silver medal. Overall it was a fantastic day with Infinity coming home with 3 Golds, 3 Silvers and 3 Bronze medals. Well done to all, they are now training with the UK squad ready to compete at the World Championships in November.

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Sensei Joe Hallett has been in hard training since the beginning of the year. As he had been invited to compete in the 2nd Bruce Lee Challenge which was taken place at the Bercy Festival Of Martial Arts in France. Joe arrived in Paris Saturday afternoon where he took a taxi to the venue and began to rehearse for the show that evening. He met his fellow competitors Pablo Camacho (Spain), Joris Van De Berg (Switzerland) and Mathias Mercier (France) all very talented Nunchaku exponents. At 9pm Joe stepped out in to the arena in front of 10,000 people and live on Paris Premiere TV to perform his musical Nunchaku form. He tried not to let the nerves get the better of him and he used all the adrenaline rushing through his body to pull out one of the best forms he has ever done in years. Joe Received top scores of 5 from two judges and 4 from the other two judges. Last to compete was Mathias once he finish all competitors lined up to see his scores and declare the winner. Results were in and the 2nd Bruce Lee Challenge champion was Joe Hallett! Joe won the tournament and was awarded the trophy by movie star Jon Foo (Warrior King, Tekken, Street Fighter Legacy). Joe was on cloud 9 for the rest of evening where he was interviewed and enjoyed the rest of the festival, before making his final bow with the other participants of the show. Sensei Joe would like to thank the organisers for inviting him out to the festival and asking him to compete, he enjoyed the experience greatly.

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On Sunday 26th February saw the return of South West’s premiere Sports Martial Arts Tournament. The event was held at the prestigious Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil. This would have been the seven event Joe and Infinity Martial Arts has hosted and it has gone from strength to strength. This one wasn’t going to be any different. Competitors travelled miles to attend the event with clubs coming from Manchester, Bolton, Birmingham, London to as far as Redruth and Plymouth. The tournament exceeded any expectations with 342 entries on the day compared to their last tournamen. On top of the competitors 300 spectators walked through the doors of the tournament to watch the action that unveiled on the mats. Everyone was battling it off across three disciplines, Semi Contact, Light Contact and Forms. Winners received a big trophy awarded to them by Martial Arts celebrity Matt Fiddes (Bodyguard to the late Michael Jackson and soon to play Brandon Lee in a new biopic film). Also they received a new product titled Fresh Gloves from their sponsors free of charge. The tournament was sanctioned under the International Sports Kickboxing Association one of the leading sanctioned bodies in the world. Members of Infinity Martial Arts took home some silverware from the tournament. Each member proving that their hard training has paid off. Instructors Sensei Ruth and Joe Hallett were very proud of their students all meeting tough opposition in their fights and coming away with some trophies. Infinity South West and Beyond would like to thank all referees and officials for keeping the day running smoothly. Also thanks to all clubs and competitors who attended we hope you enjoyed yourselves. The tournament will be back in September where it will play host to the ISKA South West Championships 2012.

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Infinity Martial Arts recently held their regular Air Track session on Saturday 18th February. The session started at 1pm and finishe at 4pm, it was highly attended with 30 people all learning flips and tricks on a safe inflatable tumbling track. Sensei Joe Hallett was rushed off his feet during the 3 hours coaching and supporting various students on back flips and front summersaults. Sensei Joe and Infinity hope everyone who attended the session enjoyed themselves and they learnt something new. The next session is scheduled in April.

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Sensei Joe has recently been introduced to Martial Arts Celebrity Matt Fiddes (Bodyguard to the late Michael Jackson) and have been teaching him stunts for a Hollywood movie where he will play Brandon Lee (Son of Bruce Lee) in a biopic of his life and a movie called "1066".

Matt has just confirmed To Sensei Joe that he will be joining the cast of ITV2 Hit show "The Only Way Is Essex" and training the stars in Martial Arts.

Matt Fiddes is 29 who is currently dating celebrity Bianca Gascoigne has been seen in public in Exeter with the star and they have decided to make their relationship public.

Paparazzi were surprised to see Celebrity Martial Arts star in Mayfair Aura night club. Wednesday alongside top female star "Jess Wright" sister to the former TOWIE star Mark Wright runner up in "Im A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" both walking arm in arm in the into the club. Matt Fiddes who has training Peter Andre, Danielle Lloyd and Michael Jackson and his brother will now be training Jess Wright and James Arg plus fellow cast members of the hit TV Show.

Matt Said
"They want to be Black Belts. Bit I think I got my hands full, training starts soon, Jess, Mark and James Arg will be at the Barnstaple location and will train on the beaches. I will also be brining them to Joe Hallett's HQ Infinity Martial Arts Yeovil where he will teach them how to Back Flip so they can show off and wow fans on the TV Show"

Joe can confirm after conversation with Matt the top TOWIE stars will be coming to Yeovil soon for a weekend and get stuck in with Matts girlfriend Bianca learning some fancy flips and tricks.Matt is rumoured to be appearing the show himself training James Arg for the London Marathon.

Jess Wright tweeted last night to 500,000 followers
"En route to Mayfair for charity event then looking forward to seeing my new Martial Arts teaching Matt Fiddes and other friends at Aura Woop!" and later on"Out with everyone tonight & just found out that Matt my new Karate teacher was also Michael Jacksons bodyguard... Must have been an experience"

Matt's girlfirend Bianca is going to join in and is happy with him being out with the high profile TV Stars.

The TOWIE stars are very excited about training with Matt and Sensei Joe Hallett. They just want to start straight away, Its going to be a challenge but we are looking forward.

Fiddes based in Barnstaple whose company is said to be worth £30 million is honoured to teach the top TV stars. Yeovil based Sensei Joe who is a World, British and European Martial Arts champion now coaching the UK squad for World Championships is privileged to have such stars in his little town of Yeovil and training in his top facility.

We are even planing on going out in nightclubs together while in Yeovil and Barnstaple a shock from Essex Clubs

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Get yourself down to your local WHSmith and pick up a copy of "Martial Arts Illustrated" magazine. Infinity Martial Arts very own Sensei Joe Hallett has made the cover of the February issue on sale end of January. Joe is seen lined up against some of Martial Arts greatest from Legendary Semi Contact Fighter Conny Brown, Personal Bodyguard to the late Michael Jackson Matt Fiddes, Peter Markland Chief referee for MAI, ISKA Amateur Director Clifton Findley, Top Matt Fiddes Franchise Instructor Steve James and the magazines editor himself Mr Bob Sykes. Inside the magazine there is a report on the resurrection of the MAI National Circuit 2012 where Sensei Joe has been giving the vital job of organising the Kata and Forms section for each fixture.

Make sure when you pick up your copy, subscribe monthly as from March Sensei Joe will have a regular article on "How To Backflip" where he will take up the challenge of teaching Matt Fiddes himself.

For more info on the magazine or to order a copy online visit www.martialartsltd.co.uk

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To kick off the competition circuit for 2012 Infinity Martial Art students travelled to Watford for The Won - Watford Open Nationals, held in Hemel Hempstead. This tournament is always a great one hosted by Dave and Becky Ryan from Watford Freestyle. The students who attended were Chelsie Scoble, Connor Kirk, Jacob Riva, Matthew Lighfoot, Connor Green and Lewis Lightfoot. Chelsie was first up fighting in points fighting she came up against a tough opposition in the first round and experience won over enthusiasm. Well done Chelsie keep up the hard work. In forms Infinity made Sensei Joe proud when they brought home three 3rds, one 2nd and one 1sts place. They were the team with the biggest medal toll in forms on the day entering categories across the board from Musical Open Hand, Musical Weapons and Tricks Battle. Special shout out to Connor Kirk who entered the Weapons section for the first time and performed well but unfortunately he lost out on a 3rd place by just a few points.

Congratulations to everyone who attended, next stop Infinity South West and Beyond!

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On Sunday 20th December Infinity Martial Arts finished off 2011 in style with their annual Christmas Party and awards evening. It was hosted at the Old Barn Club Yeovil. All students, family and friends were in attendance who dress up smart ready to party the night away. There was many fun and games for the kids earlier in the evening and a finger buffet courtesy of Maria Hallett.

Once everyone was settled digging in to the lovely food and had a drink from the bar is was over to the announcements of the end of year awards for 2011.

Congratulations to everyone who picked up a award.

Junior Student Of The Year - Lauren Symonds
Adult Student Of The Year - Gemma Rosewell
Most Improved Student - Liam Timmins
Most Commited Student - Chelsie Scoble
Competitor Of The Year - Zoe Rodber
Potential Forms Student - Connor "CJ" Green
Helen Pitt Memorial Trophy - Cameron Brombley
Assistant Instructor Belt - Matthew Lightfoot
1st Degree Black Belt - Andrew Dingwall

Thank you for everyone who attended, we hope you fully enjoyed yourselves.

Bring on 2012 as it going to be a even better year for Infinity.

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On Saturday 26th November Infinity Martial Arts hosted their very popular Air Track Session. Once again it was well attended. Everyone went away with learning something new whether it was a Handspring, Front Summersault or Backward Summersault. Infinity would like to thank everyone who attended and they hope you all enjoy yourselves.

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Sensei Ruth conducted a Colour Belt Grading with assistant instructor Andrew Dingwall on Sunday 20th November. All students that took up the challenge of grading for their next belt excelled all expectations and pushed themselves to the limits. Everyone passed and are one more step closer to Black Belt Excellance. Congratulations to all.

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Infinity Martial Arts and their students were up bright and early on Sunday 20th November to travel to Sheffield. They were attending "The Best of British" Kata and Forms tournament. Competitors from all over the country were in attendance at this event. They were there to battle it out to prove they are the Best of Britain. All of Infinity's students made it through to the finals of their divisions. Connor Green entered the -13years Musical Open Hand and Weapons sections where he came away with a 2nd and 3rd place. Connor Kirk received a 3rd place in his division. Jacob Riva proved he is the boy to beat winning his category and becoming British Champion. Richard McHugh represented the club in the Mens Traditional Kata division coming up against tough competition and in the end coming away with a well deserved 3rd place. Infinity Martial Arts very own Team Resurrection members made their club and team proud proving they are the N01 Performance Martial Arts team in the country. Jack Underwood took a 1st place in the Junior Black Belt Musical Weapons category. Matthew Lightfoot pulled off a stomping routine to win him the top spot on the podium joining fellow team member Jack. Josh Lewis came away with a 2nd place in Adult Musical Open Hand. Overall Infinity and Resurrection proved they are the best of Britain and showing they are a force to be reckoning on the Forms circuit.

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Infinity Martial Arts travelled to Bristol for the prestigious Bristol Open. This tournament has become the UK'S biggest international tournament with competitors coming from all over the world to fight. Infinity took up a small squad that consisted of Zoe Rodber, Sam Burden, Chelsie Scoble, Will Burden, Kaitlyn Rodber, Lauren Symonds, Ben Burden, Liam Timmins, Richard McHugh, Calum Timmins, and Casey Rodber. Everyone fought tremendously well, all coming up against experienced and tough opponents. Kaitlyn did extremely well and took home a bronze medal congratulations. All the other competitors went home hungry for more competitions.

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On Sunday 25th September Infinity Martial Arts their second competition of the year which has become the South West Premiere Sports Martial Arts tournament at Westland Leisure Complex. The competition was the International Sports Kickboxing Association South West Championships. The tournament was a great success with over 300 competitors and 200 spectators in attendance. Clubs from around the country travelled down to the event including Bristol, Redruth, Andover, Wells, Taunton, Dorchester, Dawlish, Dorset, Devon, Peterborough, Chippenham, Plymouth, Weston Super Mare, Crawley, Telford, Canvey Island, Shaftesbury, Wimbledon, Warminster the list goes on. There were categories in Semi Contact (Points Fighting), Light Contact (Continuous Fighting) and Kata/Forms. Competitors won big trophies and title belts throughout the day presented to them by Buzz Lightyear. Stars including Emma Elmes one third of the troupe ‘Elmes 3 Style” Sky 1s Got To Dance semi finalists was in attendance. Infinity would like to thank everyone for attending we hope you enjoyed yourselves. And a special thank you to all officials, volunteers and referees without you the event wouldn't of been possible.

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Disney XD UK is launching brand new series "Kickin' It", a live action comedy set at the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy, a martial arts studio and worst dojo in the underperforming nationwide Bobby Wasabi chain. Theseries will launch on Disney XD Thursday 8th September at 5:00pm and is set to follow in the success of hit shows “Pair of Kings” and “Zeke and Luther”.

The brand new series follows a crew of lovable misfits, who welcome a hotshot skateboarder named Jack, who teaches a group of neighborhood geeks about life, karate and how to just plain kick it. Leading the talented cast includes Jason Earles ("Hannah Montana") as Rudy, Leo Howard (Disney Channel's short-form series "Leo Little's Big Show") as Jack, Mateo Arias ("Cold Case," "Hannah Montana,") as Jerry, Dylan Riley Snyder ("Life During Wartime") as Milton, Alex Jones as Eddie and Olivia Holt ("Black & Blue") as Kim.

The Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy is in danger of closing until Sensei Rudy recruits Jack, the only person who can restore glory to Bobby Wasabi and vanquish their bitter rival The Golden Dragon. Jack reluctantly joins the dojo and meets his new crew - tough guy and slacker Jerry, awkward yet confident Milton and the lovable and uncoordinated Eddie. These underdogs soon realise their newfound friendship will take them places they never quite imagined.

The series was created by Jim O'Doherty ("Grounded for Life," "3rd Rock from the Sun") who, with Marc Warren ("JONAS L.A.," "Cory in the House,""That's So Raven"), serves as Executive Producer. Joey Scott ("Growing Pains") is the producer. "Kickin’It" is produced by It's A Laugh Productions, Inc.

Infinity Martial Arts recommends all their younger students to check out this new action packed Disney Series, a must for any Martial Art loving kid.

So will Sensei Rudy save the academy? We will have to tune in.

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 Visit .www.disney.go.com/xd/kickinit/ For fun, games and more on Kickin' It

In May Sensei Ruth Hallett was asked to be the main female artist for the headline show at the E4 Udderbelly Festival "Free Run". Ruth accepted the invitation and started rehearsals the following days. The show officially opened a week after Ruth joined the 3Run team. She performed for two months in London at the festival with sold out shows with stars Darren Brown and comedian Joan Rivers both recommend the show to their peers. After two months in London Sensei Ruth had 2 weeks off before travelling to Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival alongside household names including Ruby Wax. Ruth performed every night to sold out crowds at the Udderbelly and at the Edinburgh Play House infront of 3000 people. Ruth enjoyed every minute of the expierence and made close friends with some great people along the way. She would like to thank Team 3Run and everyone at Underbelly for giving her this once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Check out Sensei Ruth in the trailer for the show

 

On Saturday 30th July Infinity Martial Arts held their higher colour belt grading. 8 students took up the challenge just before the summer holidays. They all excelled in their chosen grades achieving their next belts. Congratulations to all one more step closer to Black Belt status.

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Streetfest UK hit Infinity Martial Arts home town of Yeovil on the weekend Saturday 16th and 17th July at Mudford Recreational Ground. Infinity's own Team Resurrection were asked to perform on both days to kick of the Streetdance tournament taking place over the weekend. The team performed alongside dance acts Akai, Lauren Hair, Urban Jokers, Nemesis and the Streetfest Crew. Team Res took the stage in the morning on Saturday performing their Team routine, solo forms and to finish their set off perfectly a tricks battle with guest tricker Jacob Riva and student of Infinity Martial Arts. The audience loved their performance bringing something different to the proceedings. On the Sunday the team repeated their Saturday performance and on top Sensei Joe Hallett gave a free teaching workshop on Tricks, Kicks and Flips which was well attended. The team had a wonderful weekend at Streetfest UK they would like to thank Steve and everyone at StreetFest for asking them to perform and we hope we will be asked again for future events.

P.S. After Streetfest the team travelled up the road to Clampton to put on special demonstration for Infinity's print company Bus Tees at a local fate. If they wern't tired enough ;)

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Infinity Martial Arts travelled to Doug Ellis Sports Centre, Birmingham on Sunday 10th July for the ISKA British Championships 2011. Matthew Lightfoot was representing Infinity in three sections throughout the day, Creative Open Hand, Extreme Open Hand and Team Forms with fellow team member Josh Lewis. Each time Matthew stepped off the mat with a well deserved medal winning Gold in Creative a Silver in Extreme and a Gold Medal in team forms. Matthew is now x2 British Champion and is hoping to compete in Italy at the European Championships later in October. Also on the day Sensei Joe Hallett was also awarded his 3rd Degree Black Belt from ISKA Amateur Director Clifton Findley and presented by Helen Osborn, Paul Gilmore, Andy Desa, Brian Beck, Junior Anderson and Joe Tierney, congratulations both of you.

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On Sunday 3rd July Infinity Martial Arts hosted a Red, Yellow and Orange Belt Grading. All the students who took up the challenge succeeded and passed the grading all one step closer to Black Belt level.

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After the success of the last event, Sensei Joe Hallett and Infinity Martial Arts very own Team Resurrection were asked to host another Sky High seminar this time in the Midlands. So on Saturday 4th June saw the second event to the Sky High series - "Sky High - The Midlands". The event was hosted by John Swift of Verve Martial Arts and held at Forest Glades Arena, Kidderminster. Sensei Joe and Team Resurrection members Alistair McDonald and Josh Lewis taught over 70 people throughout the two 3 hour sessions. The first session started at 11am and finished at 2pm straight away another session started and finished at 5pm. The seminar consisted of Handsprings, Front Summersaults, Backward Summersaults/Flicks, Aerials, Baranies, Wall Flips the list goes on. The new equipment range from Tracks 2000 was used throughtout including the new 10cm thick Evo Floor. On the other side Mr John Swift hosting a Explosive Kicking seminar, then the group would rotated so everyone had a go at doing everything. All attendees learnt something new and pushed their boundaries to the fullest. Sensei Joe and Team Resurrection would like to thanks John Swift for hosting the event, Jean Christophe of Tracks 2000 for supplying the equipment once again and to everyone who attended they hope you all enjoyed it. Sky High will be hitting the North later in the year watch this space.

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Infinity Martial Art students Lewis Lightfoot, James Martin and Joe Pitman travelled to Halesowen Birmingham for the ISKA Midlands Open on Sunday 22nd May, hosted by the famous Winsper Gym. Lewis Lightfoot was up first competing in boys semi contact taking two wins entering the final against a strong opponent Lewis fought very well but lost by a few points and had to settle for 2nd place. Joe Pitman decided to enter for the first time Light Continuous being matched up by a taller opponent giving away some reach but Joe took the fight to him. After the first round the judges could not make a decision asking for one more round. Unfortunately Joe's fitness got the better of him in the second round and lost to a fitter opponent with Joe receiving a 2nd place. Both James and Joe were moved up to another section in semi contact. James fought the best he has ever fought taking a 3rd place and Joe winning his first fight and his opponent unable to continue in the final he took victory. Overall Infinity had a great day in Birmingham and coming home with an ISKA Midlands Open Champion too.

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Infinity Martial Arts hosted a Air Track Session with the Launch Pad on Saturday 30th April. Many students were in attendance to perfect their tricking and flipping skillswith Sensei Joe Hallett. The students went away with new moves including Flash Kicks, Raiz, Cartwheel Full Twists the list goes on. Thank you to all who attended we hope you all enjoyed it. The next Air Track session will be announced shortly.

Joe Hallett - Infinity Martial Arts

The Infinity Martial Arts Easter Boot Camp was back by popular demand. On Monday 18th kids were arriving at the Dojo for two days jam packed with fun and games. The day started off with 1hour 30mins of Freestyle Kickboxing instructed by Sensei Ruth Hallett and assistant instructor Joe Pitman. There was a good balance of linework, pad work and sparring, which helped the kids build up a apertite ready for Lunch. After lunch Sensei Joe Hallett and assistant Matt Lightfoot taught the kids weapons skills with the Nunchaku, Bo Staff and Kama. Next up was Tricks, Kicks and Flips starting with the basics moving up to summersaults and handsprings. To finish off the 1hour 30mins the kids enjoyed a game of Warriors Soft Sword fighting. A quick break to grab snacks and refreshments and time to kick a ball about. Sensei Joe inflated the Air Track and the last 2 hours the kids enjoyed flipping down the safe tumbling track. The parents collected their kids at 6pm. Day 2 was the day everyone was looking forward to, as they took a trip to Goldenstones Swimming Pool and ninesprings leisure park. The Kids enjoyed splashing and floating in the pool supervised by Sensei Ruth and Joe and Gavin Underwood. After the swim everyone met just outside to set up a BBQ and game of football. After they gave time to let their food to go down Sensei Joe took all the kids to the playground at Ninesprings to play on the swings and in the sand pit. 4pm saw the end of the Easter Boot with parents picking up some very tired and exhausted children with big smiles on all their faces. Thank you to everyone who took part and a special thanks to Emma and Gavin Underwood for helping out throughout.

Joe Hallett - Infinity Martial Arts

Sunday 17th April saw the ISKA English National Championships hit Stockland Green Leisure Centre. Infinity Martial Arts and their students were in attendance. The first student to represent Infinity was Abby Gordon who fought well considering recovering from a ankle injury, she lost her fight but a few points, keep training hard Abby. Over to the forms area where Lewis Lightfoot pulled off a stomping form, but a stumble on one of his tricks cost him dearly and he settled for a 4th place. Brandon Scott was next up on the mat competing in Creative Open Hand for the first time. He didn't let his nerves get the better of him and he came away with a Silver medal. Brandon went on later to fight in his points fighting section, winning his first fight, lost his second and fought off for third place, picking his opponent off he won and took the Bronze Medal. Matthew Lightfoot was next on the forms area representing Infinity Martial Arts and Team Resurrection, showing aggression, high energy tricks and pure Martial Arts he took the Silver medal behind World champion Luke Scott. Last but not least was Joe Pitman winning all his fights meeting Connor Hughes in the final, the expierence of Connor won through and Joe had to settle for Silver. Well done to everyone who attended the ISKA English Championships you made instructors Ruth and Joe Hallett proud.

Joe Hallett - Infinity Martial Arts

Let the rivalry commence! Friday 8th April saw two Yeovil schools battled it out to see who were the better Trickers. With Preston captained by Matthew Lightfoot and Westfield captained by Joe Pitman the battle was on. There were three challenges they had to face plus a 5minute tricks battle. The first challenge was Back Summersault rebound game. This is where they must perform back summersaults one after the other adding 1 more each time until there is one person left standing. Lewis Lightfoot took up the challenge for Preston to go against Jake Hawker from Westfield. Starting of with one summersault each and they kept going until on the 9th summersault Lewis touched his hands down giving the first win to Westfield unlucky Lewis. Next challenge was H.O.R.S.E where each competitor takes it in turns to perform a trick and their opponent must match it. If they can not they will get a letter. This will carry on until one competitor makes up the word H.O.R.S.E. Captain Joe Pitman stepped forward for Westfield and Connor Green represented Preston. Joe and Connor both were playing a tactical game trying to do moves they knew the other person couldn't do but unfortunately Joe had more tricks up his sleeve taking the win for Westfield taking it to 2 - Nil. It was all or nothing for Preston Captain Matthew Lightfoot who went against Liam Dillion for the last challenge of add on. Matt wasn't giving up without a fight and he beat Liam with his kicking ability. Next was the main event the 5minute tricks battle. Each team member must have been used in the battle. Preston pulled out all the stops with each member landing new moves but Westfield brought out the big guns landed double full twists and corkscrews and some fancy tumbling. After the battle was over it was up to the judges to call. They gave the win to Preston making it a tie. This meant each member must go head to head one more time with someone from the following team, the team with the most wins, wins the title and the chance to perform at Streetfest UK in July. After they all took their turn to battle it off, the score card it was Preston 3 - Westfield 5. Extreme Martial Arts Tricks Battle Champions were Westfield School. Check out these guys at Streetfest at Mudford Rec in July. Well done to Preston you all put up a good fight.

Joe Hallett - Infinity Martial Arts

Infinity South West and Beyond was back for 2011 on Sunday 27th March at Westland Leisure Complex. Despite the clocks going 1 hour forward the previous night clubs from all over the country still made the effort and travelled down for the South West's premiere sports Martial Arts competition. Before the tournament kicked off there was a special presentation to Mr Joe Pitman who passed his 1st Degree Black Belt grading and was presented with his certificate and embroidered Black Belt. This is a special occasion as Joe is Infinity's first ever student to achieve Black Belt status. After the presentation the tournament started off with the -16years Semi Contact and Light Contact sections. The host team Infinity took home many trophies from the juniors sections making their instructors Ruth and Joe very happy. Mid day the Kata/Forms sections started and took longer than anticipated due to the fact for the first time ever all Kids and Juniors sections were full. In the creative and extreme categories we could see some true potential for the future of forms with Underwood Brothers, Aaron Lee Benwell, Lewis and Matthew Lightfoot, Joe Pitman and Jacob Riva all performing some really impressive forms. Just before the forms came to a close the adult fighting commenced on areas 1 and 2 with chief referees Clifton Findley and Dave Ryan taking control. Their were some great match ups with Matt Ogden, Adam North and Mark Mitchell all entertaining the crowd with their flamboyant fighting skills each taking home a 1st place trophy in their chosen categories. The tournament finished bang on time at 5pm. Infinity Martial Arts would like to say a huge thank you to the referees, officials and first aid on the day, we couldn't of made the tournament a success without your continued support at our events. Infinity South West and Beyond will be back in September when they play host to the ISKA South West Championships.

Joe Hallett - Infinity Martial Arts


On Thursday 3rd March Infinity Martial Arts was closed as Sensei Ruth and Joe Hallett travelled to Ireland with students Matthew Lightfoot and Joe Pitman for Europe’s most prestigious tournament the Irish Open hosted by Roy Baker. They arrived in Ireland Thursday afternoon where they settled in at the hotel and that evening registered for the tournament. Friday saw the team events that were spectacular to watch with fighters including Raymond Daniels taking to the mats with his Team Allstars who lost out in the final by the Hungarian Team Kiraly. Saturday morning the team were up bright and early as the junior forms sections started that day, meaning it was Matthews turn to represent Infinity. Matthew had tough competition in his section but that didn't faze him at all. Matthew performed to the best of his ability with only minor stumbles in his form that cost him dearly receiving a second place congratulations Matthew. That was it for Saturday on to Sunday. Both Joes were competing that day Sensei Joe Hallett in the forms and Joe Pitman in semi contact boys. Sensei Joe has not stepped on to the competition mat for over 4years now and he decided to make a return this year and what better place to do it than the Irish Open. Sensei Joe performed two action packed non stop energy pumping forms which pleased the crowd and the judges too, when he received a bronze medal in his musical weapons section and more importantly he was the highest ranked English competitor in the section against the USA and various other countries. Next up was Joe Pitman in the Boys Advanced Semi Contact. In the first round he came up against a Greek opponent who was more experienced and picked him off with points throughout the fight with Joe chasing him throughout. Joe lost 5-8 but came away with a lot of experience considering it was his first time out there. Overall Infinity came away with great results despite missing their flight on the way back oops!

Joe Hallett - Infinity Martial Arts


Infinity Martial Arts was proud to host "Off The Hook" with Dave Ryan on Saturday 19th February. Dave Ryan is well known as one of the top Light Contact Kickboxing coaches in the country. 20 Students of Infinity participated in this seminar. Where Dave with his assistant instructor World Champion daughter Natasha Ryan put all the students through their paces. They started off with an incredible warm up incorporating Rip Cords resistant training. Straight on to learning the basic techniques and foundations of Light Contact Kickboxing in front of the mirrors. Then Dave moved swiftly on to technical pad work and finally lots of sparring. He broke down everyone’s flaws in their fighting style and how they could improve it. Overall everyone fully enjoyed the seminar and learnt a lot. Infinity Martial Arts would like to thank Mr Dave Ryan and Natasha for teaching this fantastic seminar for them; they will definitely be back in the future for an "Off The Hook 2".

Joe Hallett - Infinity Martial Arts


Sky was the limit at Infinity Martial Arts on Saturday 5th February as they hosted "SKY HIGH". This event was the first of it's kind offering Martial Artists, Trickers, Free Runners anyone who wanted a go a chance to learn Tricks, Kicks and Flips on the new range of equipment from Tracks 2000. The equipment included Air Pad, Air Floor, Launch Pad, Sweet Spot and the Bungee Incline. With 40+ in attendance it was going to be a fun and action packed day. The seminar was instructed by World Forms Champion Joe Hallett and fellow Team Resurrection members Joe Pitman, Matthew Lightfoot, Ruth Hallett, Alistair McDonald and Josh Lewis. The first 2hours were instructed with everyone learning Dive Rolls, Handsprings, Walkovers, Front Summersaults, Backward Summersaults, Backward Flicks, Butterfly Kicks. The instructors knocked it up a gear when they presented everyone the Bungee Incline which was placed against the wall and everyone attempted a Wall Flip with the support of two instructors on the other side of the floor Joe Hallett broke down 540 Kicks, Backside 900, Raize and Cheat 720 hooks on the Air Floor. For the last hour everyone had a go on any equipment of their choose executing any move they feel they want to try under the supervision of Team Resurrection. By the end of the day everyone’s energy was zapped but Sky High was fully enjoyed by all, which some fantastic comments about the equipment and the instruction. Thank you to Jean Christophe from Tracks 2000 offering the equipment to Infinity Martial Arts to host the event and for Mike Holdsworth from Martial Arts Pics who was the official photographer of the day who was snapping away until the very end.

Sky High will be back in a town near you very soon watch this space.

Joe Hallett - Infinity Martial Arts

Sunday 30th January saw the annual Watford Open Nationals held at Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre, hosted by Dave and Becky Ryan of Watford Freestyle. Every year this competition is proved to be one of the best and this year it did not disappoint. With top names in attendance including Michael Page, Jacey Cashman, Daz Ellis, Andy Cleeves, Matt Ogden the list goes on. Infinity Martial Arts took 7 students up they were Joe Pitman, Matthew Lightfoot, Connor Kirk, James Martin, Zoe Rodber, George Cox and Casey Rodber. In the Forms section Joe Pitman took third place in -16 Boys and Girls Musical Open Hand with Matthew going one step better taking second place loosing out of the top spot by 0.2 against top girl forms competitor Paige Cerson. Connor Kirk performed a top notch form but lost out of the medals by a few points well done Connor. James and Zoe both fought hard but it wasn't enough to win their fights. Casey and George both in one of the biggest sections of the day Novice Men +75kg. Casey won his first fight but came up against a much taller opponent in the second round and loosing due to lack of reach on his punches. But George Cox was the star of the day taking on everyone who stepped in his way and victory was his after some tough and hard fights. Well done to everyone who attended The Won and a special thanks to Dave and Becky Ryan for hosting yet another fantastic tournament.

Joe Hallett - Infinity Martial Arts


On Saturday 22nd January saw the Infinity's first colour belt grading for 2011 and wasn't it a big one. With 30 students all taking up the challenge and grading for their next belts. Everyone passed with high marks throughout, Well done to all!

Joe Hallett - Infinity Martial Arts