Local talent in martials arts comp
WINNING and losing doesn’t matter – the courage and heart that goes into those that compete at the Integrated Development Academy is what counts, Michael Green reckons.
Green trains several young men from around the Fraser Coast in martial arts and six members of the team recently went to the Gold Coast to compete in a PCYC Martial Arts Challenge event.
The members of the group had one fight each, with Josh Seedsman, 17, and Spencer Ah’sam each winning their fights. Each of the other fighters fought closely contested matches.
“They were mostly decided on points,” Seedsman, who is from Hervey Bay, said of the matches.
Ah’sam said that competing at the event had been a good experience for the whole group as they got to see the level of others involved in martial arts and test their own skills.
“We get to see what else is out there.”
A family friend was the first to recommend martial arts to Ah’sam and now he would never give it up.
“I love it.”
Seedsman’s passion is similar. Green told Seedsman that he would enjoy the sport and he is finding that it is a good release.
“I saw it as a bit of an outlet where I can let out aggression without hurting people.
“It’s a good way of getting frustration out.”