Bute kickboxing coach appointed to world council

British Chinese Kickboxing Association coach Denise Dick with her students on a recent trip to England for a training session also attended by several world championship medallists.

British Chinese Kickboxing Association coach Denise Dick with her students on a recent trip to England for a training session also attended by several world championship medallists.

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Bute kickboxing coach Denise Dick has been appointed as Scotland’s representative on the World Karate and Kickboxing Council.

Denise, the senior coach for the British Chinese Kickboxing Association (BCKA) in Scotland, was chosen by her own chief instructor, Alex Borrowman, the founder of the BCKA itself.

Recently Denise and nine of her students travelled to England for an intense four-hour squad session to train alongside several gold, silver and bronze medallists at the World Karate and Kickboxing Championships, to be selected to fight in the British Championships in England and to represent Scotland at the Irish Open international, the biggest martial arts tournament in Europe, from February 28 to March 3 next year.

“We are all very excited,” Denise said. “After Christmas the squad will be training five days a week to compete at our best level. I am very proud of them and glad to be part of a well respected association.”

Denise and her husband Steven run classes at the Moat Centre and Rothesay Joint Campus for both children and adults, with around 30 adults participating in Scotland’s only branch of the sport.