The Mayor of Prescot, Cllr Mark Burke, was recently invited to the open day of ‘Urban Kingz,’ the brand new Mixed Martial Arts Academy located on Kemble Street in Prescot and created by head coach Mick ‘Stano’ Stanton. The Academy will cater for both adults and children with classes specifically for ages 3-6, 6-10, 11-15 and 16+. There will also be women only classes. In fact all ages and abilities are welcome with all coaches fully qualified, DBS checked, First aiders and insured. They also have both male and female personal trainers available for private coaching. Mark said ‘this is a brilliant addition to the fitness facilities in Prescot. What a fantastic concept for everyone of all ages to benefit from and its clear that this open day has been a magnificent success. We cry out for things for our kids and this Academy will provide fitness, discipline and motivation for them. Mick’s passion and enthusiasm for this is unmistakable and shines through and the classes will offer our community the opportunity to learn a wide range of arts from wrestling, kickboxing, jujitsu/judo and boxing. I wish them every success.’
Mick said ‘I look forward to welcoming many new faces into our wonderful, state of the art, facility. The gym has been revamped and refurbished and we have taken a previously unused building and land and regenerated it to be an inclusive training and fitness facility to serve the local area. It has taken almost a year to get to this stage and I would like to thank all of those who have helped to bring this dream to reality. My team are here ready and waiting to help you. Urban Kingz MMA will also be proud to represent Prescot at various competitions within the UK and Europe in the near future. We believe we will have Champions come through our ranks to make Prescot proud.’
Sadly due to social distancing rules the Mayor was unable to take up Micks offer of some light sparring and grappling. However he has offered a return bout in the future when he can show Mick his signature ‘Mayors Move.’
Check out Urban Kingz MMA on facebook for more details on class times etc.