Horizon Academy Celebrates Another Golden Weekend!
Exeter-based Horizon Academy Martial Arts is celebrating after winning five gold medals over three competitions at the weekend.
Competing in Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Bristol, members of the team won seven medals for the club. This included the Junior team which came home with two gold medals and a bronze in the BJJ Junior National Championships. The youngest competitors were only 6 years old.
Zak Reed and Aki Alexander started Horizon Academy in June 2017, specialising in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self-defence. Since then, the club has gone from strength-to-strength with their ever growing team of members gaining medal after medal in competitions.
Zak and Aki opened new premises in the City Centre in January of this year, complete with a purpose made sprung martial arts floor which provides a safe and comfortable place for members to train.
“I’m so proud of the team, who just keep winning time after time,” said Zak. “One of our particular strengths is our mix of men and women, with our female members winning as many medals as the men over the past year and a half.
“Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport that can be practised by men and women
of all ages and builds, without risk of injury because it’s a non-striking martial art which relies on technique rather than strength.”
For those who don’t want to compete, Horizon Academy also teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for fun and self-defence, for ages four and upwards.
“We’re an ideal club for beginners” said Aki. “Our members say how friendly and welcoming the club is, and everyone helps each other out with their training. We always encourage people to come and have a free trial week so they can find out what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is all about and how it can help them get fitter, build confidence and feel more resilient every day.”
To find out more about Horizon Academy and the classes they offer, click here.