Paddy Toland’s (PT’S) kickboxing gyms throughout Derry and Donegal have raised over £2,000 for Derry charity CALMS.
Local kickboxers took part in a ‘Kick-a-thon’ which saw all members throw a grand total of 100,000 roundhouse kicks - inside 20 minutes!
PT’S raised £2,228.50 and the funds will go towards helping CALMS to combat anxiety and depression and raise awarness on suicide.
Meanwhile, PT’S were celebrating yet another victory when Buncrana-based fighter Vaidas Natkus won his second professional K1 fight in Dublin last week.
Vaidas, who is nicknamed the ‘Beast from the East’, took on Marley Brennan of Warriors Gym, Dublin.
Vaidas won the first two rounds with constant low kicks and knees to the body, but his 26 year-old Thai kickboxing opponent came back and took the third round.
However, Natkus won via majority decision. It was described as an excellent win considering his opponent had 16 previous Muay Thai and K1 fights.
The show was headlined by former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter, Marcus Davis, nicknamed “The Irish Handgrenade”, against Mark Casserly for the ISKA K1 World title. Davis was knocked out in the first round by a right roundhouse kick to the head.
Local fight fans will get the chance to see Vaidas in action again on the May 26 in St. Columb’s Hall along with stablemates, Damien “Dee” McGuinness, Rachael Morrison, Stephen Morrison and many more.
Tickets are priced at £10.00 and available at any PT’S gym or telephone 00353860596973 for further details.