Kickboxing Black Belt Grade
Kickboxing Siblings Celebrate.
Brother and sister duo, Keith Quinn and Louise Quinn both started training in the art of kickboxing with Martial Arts Incorporated in Dublin, 7 years ago. Originally the pair wanted to simply get fit and learn self-defence. Neither of them thought they would ever achieve more than that but they worked very hard and eventually passed the 6 hour grading process to attain their well deserved black belts.
Keith and Louise fight competitively but their bravest move came when they were given the opportunity of teaching martial arts full-time for M.A.I. Both gave up their respective careers even though there are very few people in Ireland who make a living from martial arts. They are now currently celebrating their first year anniversary as professional instructors.
“We never thought that we would be black belts or instructors and being able to work at something we love is fantastic,” said Louise. “It’s a very rewarding job and we can relate to all the nervous people who start because that used to be us,” Keith continued. What about their future? “I’m really looking forward to watching our students progress and gain as much out of kickboxing as we have,” Keith said, “and I can’t wait to bring martial arts training to more men, women and children,” Louise concluded.
By Tom O’ Toole