Grading for Ying Yang Team Noel Kickboxing‏

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 17:37

Recently the Malta Kickboxing Association (MKBA) organised its second grading for this year. Around 50 students from 3 Maltese Kickboxing clubs were graded in the discipline.

35 of them train under Master Noel Mercieca, the founder of Ying Yang Team Noel Kickboxing. All of them gave an excellent performance of all the Kickboxing techniques that are part of the syllabus. At the end of the grading each group had to apply what they learnt while sparring with other students. Even though it was a grading all athletes had to wear full body protection for safety reasons.

The students and their respective belts were: Red: Joan Seisun, Logan Galea, Jan Tanti, Kurt Mizzi, Salvatore Santonbelo, Kieth Pace, Mark Azzoppardi, Etienne Stanmore, Michael Grech, Nicholas Laurier, Glenn Dimech, Thea Dimech, Adrian Attard, Amanda Grech, Roxanne Azzoppardi, Glenn Zammit, Daniela Zammit, Abigail Bonnici, Melvin Fenech; Green: Brian Vella, Claudio Camilleri, Kevin Farrugia, Reuben Magro, Charlo spiteri, Donio Vella; Purple: Giancarlo Benetti, Sasha Silvio, Gianella Mifsud; Blue: Bernice Casha, Antonella Caruana Seguna, Joachin Mifsud Attard, Liam Mifsud, Brandon Spiteri, Darien Doneo; Brown:Alan Ellul.

The grading is just one of the activities organised by the MKBA. In June, in collaboration with Gladiators Promotion, it will be organised the next Gladiators Night in the Greek Theatre at Ta’ Qali. For this event there will be matches for Maltese National Titles in different weight categories in Kickboxing and K1 rules.

The main event will be the Re-match between the local professional Kickboxer Daniel “the Jet” Zahra and Bruno Torres fromPortugal. “The Jet” will be representingMaltaand Ying Yang Team Noel Kickboxing Club. On their previous encounter Torres was given the victory by a controversial decision. They will compete once again for the World Title Belt in K1, which is currently held by Torres, in a 5×3 match under the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) banner.

For more information go to or contact Master Noel Mercieca on 79208283 or




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