Warriors Kickboxing Club in World ChampionshipsThursday, December 2, 2010, 16:00
The World United Martial Arts (WUMA) World Championships were held between November 12th and 14th in Alcamo Sicily. A contingent of 30 people represented Malta in this prestigious competition held every two years.
Athletes forming the Maltese team were from Warriors Kickboxing of Master Julian Lee Ritchie and Wu Shu Ky under the guidance of Master Sivio Camilleri, both kickboxing clubs in Malta.
It is a known fact that whenever the Maltese athletes attend such activities, they always have a positive performance.
In this World Championship, the Maltese athletes took part in three disciplines namely the Light contact kickboxing, semi contact (or point scoring) and full contact.
Athletes from Warriors Kickboxing were well prepared for this event. Julian Lee Ritchie chose the best performers that worked really hard for this competition during the year. Master Julian lee Ritchie was determined to return home with positive results. Training and lot of sacrifice brought the Warriors to gain prestige titles in the recent past.
Pierre Tonna from Warriors Kickboxing won both categories in light contact and in light contact with low kicks. In the full contact category he managed to also to finish in the second place 3rd in semi contact point scoring category.
Anthony Farrugia managed to overcome his opponents in the finals in his categories and thus managed to win both World titles. Maverick Everest won his final and also got the World title in his category. Elviz Zammit competed and got a prestigious 3rd place in three different categories. Melchior Catania placed second after loosing the final in the light contact category.
Jonathan Debono made his way to 2nd place in two different categories. Kyron Busutill the youngest student, only eight years old also competed in this championship. With lot of determination he also won the World title in his category.
Amongst the athletes of Wu Shu Ky club, Steve Martine and Tyron Muscat won the final in their category.