A.I.M. Academy Member, Ross Barling, entered a Boxing match at the Rising Star Interclub in Lilydale on Saturday 4 December, just 2 weeks after winning his first Interclub Challenge in St Albans.
Ross was entered under semi-contact Boxing rules (2 x 2 minute rounds) and was matched against Chase from Kyodakan Kickboxing.
Ross’s opponent was 14 kgs heavier & much more experienced, having trained for 3 years compared with Ross who has been training for 5 months.
He rocked Ross a couple of times in the first round but Ross consistently demonstrated good technical skill throughout the rounds.
Congratulations to Ross his win!
We also had Lee Miles representing our Clayton branch at the Monash University Kickboxing Club, who was entered under Kickboxing rules.
Like Ross, Lee participated in an Interclub event two weeks ago, where he won his first Kickboxing competition.
Lee dominated his first round with a very high workrate & put together his combinations well.
His opponent came out hard in the second round and landed some good punches, but Lee was not deterred & did enough to take the win.
Fantastic effort, Lee!
Both Lee & Ross had challenging opponents & worked hard for their wins today! Well done!
As always, thanks to all the Club Members, family & friends who came along to support our boys!
In total, that makes 6 wins out of 6 matches within a two-week period! It’s a great way to end the year!
We’re looking to grow our team next year and have more guys & girls stepping into the ring to test themselves in the Interclub circuits.
Great effort from Lee Miles of Monash Kickboxing and Ross Barling of the A.I.M. Academy at the Rising Star Interclub! You guys had challenging opponents & worked hard for your wins today! Well done!
An Interclub is an event where all the different Boxing, Kickboxing & Muay Thai clubs around Victoria get together for a friendly day of sparring (either light-contact or semi-contact).
It’s a good opportunity for upcoming fighters to gain some experience sparring under pressure in front of a crowd of friends, as well as many strangers, in a safe & supportive environment.
The matches are scored by judges using the 10-Point Must System (same scoring system as professional Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA). All competitors receive a trophy for partipating.
A.I.M. Academy Members who are interested in participating in Interclubs next year should make every effort to attend this event as a spectator. This will give you an opportunity to see the level of contact allowed, the level of competition, and get a feel for whether it’s something you want to work towards.