Mayobridge man represents Ireland at the World Martial Arts Games

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Monday, August 19th, 2013
Local kick boxer Curtis Clyde recently fought at the 2013 WOMAA World Martial Arts Games representing Team Ireland. Curtis, along with numerous other martial artists from Ireland, competed at the three day event which saw hundreds of competitors from all over the world take part. Dublin’s prestigious City West Hotel was the venue for the games; this was the first time in the game’s history it had been held in Ireland. Fighters from all over the world fought with the aim to be crowned WOMAA World Champion. The ‘bridge man competed in the Men’s – 86kg section, weighing in at only 77kg. He progressed to the semi-finals where his hard work and efforts were to be outdone by an opponent from England who went on to be crowned champion. Clyde, who was out-powered by the heavier and more experienced Englishman, was stopped at the final hurdle and his opponent then went on to win the next and final round by default. Curtis may not have been crowned champion but no doubt he will walk away with his head held high with honour and great pride in preparation for his next fights on the 7th and 28th of September.
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