We are proud to be sponsoring West Freestyle Martial Arts club (WFMA)
WFMA is a small, family run club in the rural town of Haslingden in Lancashire. Their success on the tournament circuit has been remarkable. The club has produced twelve World Champions in the last three years.
Chris West is a former British Champion and World silver medallist, but where he really shines is as a coach. He is assisted in the running of the club and other endeavours by his partner Lindsey Taylor.
Chris also runs an event promotional company called Wolf King Fight Promotions and he has recently become the World president of a new organisation called the International Boxing and Kickboxing Organisation. Chris is very well respected and has many connections within the UK martial arts community.
The club is in the process of moving into a bigger premises soon and we will be providing Public Health England vitamin D advice banners and potentially individual sponsorship for some of the club’s hot prospect students when they return to competition.
We are also proud to introduce a new athlete to the SunVit-D3 team:
Connor Neill – WKC World Kickboxing Champion 2019
Sixteen-year-old Connor began training at West Freestyle Martial Arts in October 2018 under the tutelage of head coach Chris West. Chris soon saw the potential in Connor and entered him in his first kickboxing tournament after less than four months of training, the WKO English Open in February 2019.
Despite his lack of experience Connor won his first National title that day and over the next year Chris led Connor to a string of no less than thirteen regional, national, and international tournament titles in his debut competitive year, including the prestigious WKC World Kickboxing Title in October 2019.
Connor has won titles in light-contact kickboxing, sport boxing and low-kick kickboxing but where he truly excels is in full-contact kickboxing where he boasts a record of 5 fights, 5 wins (3 kos) Connor is now one of several dedicated junior coaches at the club, offering specialised 1-2-1 coaching sessions, and hopes to fight professionally when he turns eighteen.
Connor is only one of many talented young fighters training at West Freestyle Martial Arts and SunVit-D3 are proud to support this family-owned club and their athletes in their sporting endeavours.