Motorsport Weekend Round-up

Tweet Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne won the British Superbikes title against all odds in the biggest surprise of the weekend in the world of motorsport. Entering the triple-header finale at Brands Hatch, Byrne trailed Leon Haslam by 33 points but two wins and eight place finishes were enough for Byrne to clinch the title. An incredible performance at Brands Hatch, where @67Shakey claimed the 2017 title of the @OfficialBSB. Congratulations to all the @PBM_Team! pic.twitter.com/UmLZnvxygs — Termignoni Official (@Termignoni_spa) October 16, 2017 Haslam had terrible weekend with a fourth and tenth…

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Hastings Kickboxing Academy: One size hits all

Tweet Combat sport is the latest craze in the active community. Used as a method to keep fit, meet new people and release stress, kickboxing is on the rise. Despite the soar in popularity, kickboxing clubs in England and Wales are few and far between. Just 12 clubs in the South East are registered with the British Kickboxing Council. Hastings Kickboxing Academy is a hidden gem of the Hastings community. HKA offer countless benefits alongside top facilities and friendly faces. George French started kickboxing for a hobby and now boasts…

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A fighter’s view: the risks of head trauma in combat sports

Tweet With the help of some modern day superstars, mixed martial arts are steadily working their way out from the underground and into the mainstream. With viewing figures of MMA, and the UFC specifically, having gone through the roof in the UK in the past year. Despite this, though, there is a worry that fighting for sport is too dangerous, with studies showing that, for the athletes competing, head injuries are almost inescapable. A recent study by researchers at the University of Toronto even showed that MMA fighters suffer head injuries in one third of bouts. As…

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