25 December, 2010

Cork's Coffey is European Kickboxing KING:

European Kickboxing Champion: Cork's Paul Coffey

Paul Coffey
, the chief instructor of Miko martial arts in Cork has returned from Loutraki in Greece where he won the Vets heavyweight plus 94kg WAKO Euorpean Kick-boxing Title. The Cork man beat Italian Gualtiero Camozzi.
"It took me 10 years to get the WAKO gold, but it was worth the wait as the buzz you get while standing on the podium with your gold medal and the National Anthem playing is incredible."
Coffey (like all Irish martial artists) gets no funding and is totally reliant on sponsors and fund raisers to compete, which puts his achievements in perspective.
Paul is a third-degree black belt in karate and a fourth-degree in kick-boxing. He also holds belts in Judo and Hapdiko and is currently studying Ju-jitsu.

Cork's Paul Coffey (in black): on his way to European glory

He is a level three coach and a Level Two tutor with the Irish Sports Council and coaches Ireland at the University of Limerick.
He also runs a full-time kick-boxing Academy in Cork based on Centre Park Road in the city; specialising in ladies only Kick-Fit classes.
Paul is opening a club in Crosshaven Community Centre on Friday, January 7th at 8p.m. for teens and adults. Anyone interested can contact him on 086-2636472; e-mail: Miko_kickboxing@gmail.com or check out his Facebook page on Cork Kickboxing and Kickfit.

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