Twin Tigers are roaring to re- open!
The Twin Tigers Martial Arts and Boxing Club are planning to re-open on the 25th July, 2020, following a tough start to their first year of trading.
The Honiton-based gym, like many other sporting organisations, had to close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic just as the new club was building its presence within the town. However, with the fantastic support shown by Twin Tiger members, coaches and other clubs within the town, it was able to continue to offer classes.
Coaches quickly jumped to action to be able to provide ‘virtual’ Muay Thai sessions online for its students. This was followed by one to one outdoor lessons from the 14th May. This was made possible with the assistance from Roger Doble who helped the Tigers secure the use of Mountbatten Park, home to the Honiton Town Football Club and the town’s Cricket Club. They were also grateful for the assistance provided by John, the groundsman of the park. It was a great example of how the town pulled together to help one another during the lockdown.
When the restrictions were relaxed further from the 1st June, enabling classes to be taught in groups of up to six, Stuart Fenton from SOS Scaffolding came to the rescue. Stuart and his crew set up scaffolding at Mountbatten Park to allow boxing bags to be hung and therefore provide more structured Muay Thai and Boxing classes outdoors.
Now, with the green light from the Government allowing indoor sporting facilities to re-open with restrictions, club owner and head coach, Paul Quick is looking forward to welcoming students old and new. The club will be following guidelines set out by the Government which include, a one way system, use of hand sanitiser, cleaning of equipment as well as social distancing. Unfortunately, no contact, such as sparring, is allowed as yet but students will be able to work on their fitness and techniques in safety. The Twin Tigers team are eager to be back in their natural habitat and look forward to seeing you.Back to News