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Another Report In Favour Of The Academy Of Hard Knocks

Another awesome report
Report on the joint work with The Academy of Hard Knocks 18th September 2014

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Breaking The Cycle

I have referred 8 young people to The Academy of Hard Knocks over the last 18 months; 7 males and 1 female between the ages of 16 and 23, and have been very impressed with the level of engagement all those referred have shown to the various programmes on offer.

The programme has proved to be a fun and stimulating place to learn, master self discipline and train themselves to be fitter, more active young people. They have all really enjoyed the benefits they’ve experienced and feel as a result less stressed, more engaged, exercise more self control and has improved self confidence. The young people are also offered practical help and support in accessing work experience and placements and employment opportunities eventually.

Sam Rowe has been working extremely hard to keep the young people engaged and has shown success where other organisations have failed in this regard as he knows so well their habits and issues and is able to closely relate to those referred to the programme. As such he inspires respect and a good level of investment with the programme demonstrated by the high level of those returning several times for ongoing support and training.

I have worked closely with Sam around the specific needs of those I’ve referred and feel he has the best interests of the young people at heart in all he says and does and I would without hesitation continue to refer as there is simply no other intervention of this nature available in this area. I feel it has been a very valuable resource and most effective intervention for those who are the most vulnerable and most at risk of becoming isolated, suffering from mental ill health, substance misuse and at risk of offending.

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Report on the joint work with AHK

 

Report on the joint work with The Academy of Hard Knocks

18th September 2014

Sam Wrote: This is a report written by a third party in support of the Academys bid for funding

I have referred 8 young people to The Academy of Hard Knocks over the last 18 months; 7 males and 1 female between the ages of 16 and 23, and have been very impressed with the level of engagement all those referred have shown to the various programmes on offer. The programme has proved to be a fun and stimulating place to learn, master self discipline and train themselves to be fitter, more active young people. They have all really enjoyed the benefits they’ve experienced and feel as a result less stressed, more engaged, exercise more self control and has improved self confidence. The young people are also offered practical help and support in accessing work experience and placements and employment opportunities eventually. Sam Rowe has been working extremely hard to keep the young people engaged and has shown success where other organisations have failed in this regard as he knows so well their habits and issues and is able to closely relate to those referred to the programme. As such he inspires respect and a good level of investment with the programme demonstrated by the high level of those returning several times for ongoing support and training. I have worked closely with Sam around the specific needs of those I’ve referred and feel he has the best interests of the young people at heart in all he says and does and I would without hesitation continue to refer as there is simply no other intervention of this nature available in this area. I feel it has been a very valuable resource and most effective intervention for those who are the most vulnerable and most at risk of becoming isolated, suffering from mental ill health, substance misuse and at risk of offending.

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The Annual Breaking The Cycle Ball

Breaking The Cycle BallThe Annual Breaking The Cycle Ball is the be held in conjunction with The Lightning Fast Foundation and is going to be a night to remember. Add to this sentence the words ‘Nick Chapman’ and ‘Fight Science’ and the you just know this is going to be a BIG night on the years social calendar. Make a note of the Saturday 26th October in your diary and get your glad rags on. While enjoying the live entertainment, savouring the Five Star, three course meal, bidding in the auction or just mingling with ‘names’ from the martial arts world remembert here is a serious tone to the evening. The Academy Of Hard Knocks run by Sam Rowe needs funds to carry on its good work. So please on the evening dig deep ‘your’ generosity will make a real difference in other peoples lives by allowing the Academy to ‘Break The Cycle’

Below is some of the information about the evening from The Lighting Foundation

Annual BallThe Annual Breaking The Cycle Ball is going to be a night to remember not only by the fact it is to held at Nick Chapmans Gym Fight Science In Aldershot.

Partners The Lightning Fast Foundation had this to say about the evening via ticket sellers Ticketline.

The Lightning Fast Foundation cordially invites you to the annual BREAKING THE CYCLE Ball Black tie Mingle with the stars: Athletes, Olympians, Celebrities and world renowned martial artists. All proceeds will go toward the AoHK/LFF program in Aldershot to give young people real opportunity for change.
An amazing night of entertainment, live music, action-packed entertainment. Please bring your chequebooks and donate generously; special prizes, raffle and auction. Five star, 3 course meal included (there is an alcohol licence – drinks sold separately)

www.facebook.com/lightningfastfoundation

Meet the stars and help us raise £20,000 to run the LFF/AoHK project in Aldershot, Hampshire

The award winning Edmunds Sistas

MMA Champion Nick Chapman

Pendekar Steve Benitez

Compare: Martin Wild

In association with- The Lightning Fast Foundation – The Academy of Hard Knocks – Fight Science Gym – The Mayor of Whitehill & Bordon – RMA (Rise up against Bullying)Ticket Line

Tickets are sure to go fast so please grab yours from offical ticket agent

Sam can be found on Facebook

If you have never been to Fight Science we filmed there 2 years ago and put a bit of video together. Go take a look at Fight Science on Cage Amateurs UK and check back often as we will be updating events as they unfold.

Im Jon P I hope to see you on the night

The Academy Of Hard Knocks Can Be Found On Facebook or on their Website

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Sam Rowe Bungee Jump

You may or may not know but on the 29th which is this sunday Sam and a few other including Cage Amateurs UK Miss KC Kendall are jumping from a perfectly good cage attatched to a crane for one good cause or another. Between you and me I know for fact Sams arse is going sixpence half crown but being the rugged ‘Mans Man’ that he is he will leap into the unknown and plumett towards earth only to be saved by a piece of elastic that ( All being Well ) should hopefully fire him back up into the safety of the cage.

The same applies with KC but to be fair having been on the end of her bullying, reasoning and demanding when she want wants something done on site the amount of hot air expelled from her mouth will pretty much ensure she will go upwards when leaving the cage. Love you lots Miss Car-nar-je.

Now short of actually being able to push either Sam or KC out of the Cage personally which you can not do, a small donation or a big one if you so wish will mean they can not chicken out.

 
To Donate if this is within you ability to do so
 
 
KC Kendall   Soi Dog
All The Best Jon P
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AHK Across The World

Just to let you know who I am, I’m Jon P from a website called http://www.cageamateursuk.com and all being well I will be helping Sam out with his blog. Helping, hindering only time will tell. Last year we did a boxing promotion in which a fighter got a little cheeky and wouldn’t stop when asked oh so nicely by one of our refs to do so. Now call me old fashioned but pushing a ref is not really the done thing and can not be allowed to pass unchallenged. This video has been seen over a million times on the web so check out the t shirts our fine referees Mr Lee Ambler and Mr Jon Jarvis are wearing. The Team at CAUK and The White Collar Fight Club support The Academy and buying a T Shirt you too will  be helping out. Now to be honest it won’t make you no Lee Ambler but you will look well cool.

 

Enjoy catch you soon

Jon P

 

 

 

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