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Micky Marshall opening new kickboxing club


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Micky Marshall pieces together some floor pads for the new kickboxing club hell be opening next week. Marmac Athletics, below Liquidation World on Inglis Street, will be the new home of the Truro School of Kickboxing, run by Marshall, and Discover Yourself Pole Dancing, run by Stephanie MacKenzie.

TRURO It may not be the way he planned on it happening, but Micky Marshall is excited about opening his new kickboxing club.

The club, which he will co-own with Stephanie MacKenzie, opens Monday under the name of Marmac Athletics, which includes the Truro School of Kickboxing, run by Marshall, and Discover Yourself Pole Dancing, run by MacKenzie. The club is located under Liquidation World on Inglis Street.

Im ecstatic about it, Marshall said. Its a big step for me. I have a good five years left, maybe more, of good competitive fighting in me and this will be a great place for me to workout.

The 28-year-old, who holds the Canadian cruiserweight belt and won a silver medal at the World Kickboxing Association Championship in Spain last November, had been teaching his classes at the Uechi Ryu Karate Club, owned by his coach Duncan MacLeod on Revere Street.

But recent medical issues have forced MacLeod to step away from karate instruction for a period of time and with the pair already looking for a larger space, Marshall decided to open a new club.

MacLeod will remain alongside Marshall as his coach and Macleods karate classes will continue at Marshalls club.

Eventually I knew Id be on my own because Duncan and myself had talked about me taking things over when he retires, Marshall said.

Its a little sooner than we expected but thats life.

The new space is 3,400 square feet and will feature a ring, heavybags and a workout area twice the size of the former location for Marshalls classes. There will also be several poles set up where MacKenzie will teach her classes.

We could put 60 people on the floor here, Marshall said. The more the merrier for me, I thrive on numbers.

The added space will allow Marshall to accept some of those hes been forced to turn away due to space limitations in the past, something MacLeod said can only be good for the sport in the area.

This is the best thing that could happen for kickboxing, he said. Once the infrastructure is up and running its going to take off.

For more information contact Marshall at 843-2262 or MacKenzie at 890-5092.



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