Brown wins world- class gold medal

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Jason Brown can kickbox with the best and come out a winner. The 24-year-old martial arts instructor and owner of Brown's World Class Martial Arts in Waterdown recently returned from the Kickboxing World Championships (WAKO) in Szeged, Hungary, with a gold medal in the semi-contact division for male competitors. Brown is the first middleweight and just one of three Canadians to ever win the coveted award.

He won the medal, a plaque and a trophy for his prowess after defeating four opponents in the over 18 years category. With every fight consisting of three two-minute rounds, he handily defeated his first two competitors, one from the Ukraine and the other from Germany, 10 points to zero. In the third match, he came up against a kickboxer from Italy, also emerging victorious.

RALLY

His fourth and final match proved to be the toughest. He faced a competitor from Belgium who got the best of him in the first round by a margin of five points. Brown rallied in the second round, which ended with him down by a single point. By the end of the third round, the tide had definitely turned in his favour. He came out the winner by a score of 18 to 14.

One point is awarded for each punch and kick delivered by a competitor to the body of an opponent. A jump and kick to the body earns two points and a jump and kick to the head, three points.

Brown attended the world championship tourney, November 28 to December 5. Just a few weeks earlier, he had returned with a silver medal in sparring from the WKA World Championships at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. He also won a gold in the team sparring category at that event.

"It's a lot harder to win the WAKO title," Brown said while talking about the calibre of competition in Hungary.

ONTARIO FINALS

Already gearing up for the Ontario kickboxing finals to be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre next month, he has won many distinguished titles since beginning his training in martial arts. Despite his young age, he already has 18 years under his belt, having taken up martial arts at the age of six. His dad, Monte, who has over 40 years of experience in the field, encouraged him to take up the sport.

For the past five years, Brown and his dad have shared instructor duties at the martial arts school located on Mill Street in Waterdown. The school has about 120 students ranging in age from three to 61 years. Programs are age-specific and designed for students at varying levels of skill.

Karate, kickboxing, tae kwon do and other martial arts are taught, but competitions generally focus on kickboxing and karate. This year, the school plans to introduce a new program called mixed martial arts. Membership is growing and with it, the demand for additional programs is on the rise.

While continuing to run his Waterdown business, Brown also trains under the guidance of his coach, Matt Perrins of Stoney Creek. His coach accompanied him to the WAKO competitions and is helping to prepare him for many more competitions to come.

Brown wins world- class gold medal

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Jason Brown can kickbox with the best and come out a winner. The 24-year-old martial arts instructor and owner of Brown's World Class Martial Arts in Waterdown recently returned from the Kickboxing World Championships (WAKO) in Szeged, Hungary, with a gold medal in the semi-contact division for male competitors. Brown is the first middleweight and just one of three Canadians to ever win the coveted award.

He won the medal, a plaque and a trophy for his prowess after defeating four opponents in the over 18 years category. With every fight consisting of three two-minute rounds, he handily defeated his first two competitors, one from the Ukraine and the other from Germany, 10 points to zero. In the third match, he came up against a kickboxer from Italy, also emerging victorious.

RALLY

His fourth and final match proved to be the toughest. He faced a competitor from Belgium who got the best of him in the first round by a margin of five points. Brown rallied in the second round, which ended with him down by a single point. By the end of the third round, the tide had definitely turned in his favour. He came out the winner by a score of 18 to 14.

One point is awarded for each punch and kick delivered by a competitor to the body of an opponent. A jump and kick to the body earns two points and a jump and kick to the head, three points.

Brown attended the world championship tourney, November 28 to December 5. Just a few weeks earlier, he had returned with a silver medal in sparring from the WKA World Championships at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. He also won a gold in the team sparring category at that event.

"It's a lot harder to win the WAKO title," Brown said while talking about the calibre of competition in Hungary.

ONTARIO FINALS

Already gearing up for the Ontario kickboxing finals to be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre next month, he has won many distinguished titles since beginning his training in martial arts. Despite his young age, he already has 18 years under his belt, having taken up martial arts at the age of six. His dad, Monte, who has over 40 years of experience in the field, encouraged him to take up the sport.

For the past five years, Brown and his dad have shared instructor duties at the martial arts school located on Mill Street in Waterdown. The school has about 120 students ranging in age from three to 61 years. Programs are age-specific and designed for students at varying levels of skill.

Karate, kickboxing, tae kwon do and other martial arts are taught, but competitions generally focus on kickboxing and karate. This year, the school plans to introduce a new program called mixed martial arts. Membership is growing and with it, the demand for additional programs is on the rise.

While continuing to run his Waterdown business, Brown also trains under the guidance of his coach, Matt Perrins of Stoney Creek. His coach accompanied him to the WAKO competitions and is helping to prepare him for many more competitions to come.

Brown wins world- class gold medal

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Jason Brown can kickbox with the best and come out a winner. The 24-year-old martial arts instructor and owner of Brown's World Class Martial Arts in Waterdown recently returned from the Kickboxing World Championships (WAKO) in Szeged, Hungary, with a gold medal in the semi-contact division for male competitors. Brown is the first middleweight and just one of three Canadians to ever win the coveted award.

He won the medal, a plaque and a trophy for his prowess after defeating four opponents in the over 18 years category. With every fight consisting of three two-minute rounds, he handily defeated his first two competitors, one from the Ukraine and the other from Germany, 10 points to zero. In the third match, he came up against a kickboxer from Italy, also emerging victorious.

RALLY

His fourth and final match proved to be the toughest. He faced a competitor from Belgium who got the best of him in the first round by a margin of five points. Brown rallied in the second round, which ended with him down by a single point. By the end of the third round, the tide had definitely turned in his favour. He came out the winner by a score of 18 to 14.

One point is awarded for each punch and kick delivered by a competitor to the body of an opponent. A jump and kick to the body earns two points and a jump and kick to the head, three points.

Brown attended the world championship tourney, November 28 to December 5. Just a few weeks earlier, he had returned with a silver medal in sparring from the WKA World Championships at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. He also won a gold in the team sparring category at that event.

"It's a lot harder to win the WAKO title," Brown said while talking about the calibre of competition in Hungary.

ONTARIO FINALS

Already gearing up for the Ontario kickboxing finals to be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre next month, he has won many distinguished titles since beginning his training in martial arts. Despite his young age, he already has 18 years under his belt, having taken up martial arts at the age of six. His dad, Monte, who has over 40 years of experience in the field, encouraged him to take up the sport.

For the past five years, Brown and his dad have shared instructor duties at the martial arts school located on Mill Street in Waterdown. The school has about 120 students ranging in age from three to 61 years. Programs are age-specific and designed for students at varying levels of skill.

Karate, kickboxing, tae kwon do and other martial arts are taught, but competitions generally focus on kickboxing and karate. This year, the school plans to introduce a new program called mixed martial arts. Membership is growing and with it, the demand for additional programs is on the rise.

While continuing to run his Waterdown business, Brown also trains under the guidance of his coach, Matt Perrins of Stoney Creek. His coach accompanied him to the WAKO competitions and is helping to prepare him for many more competitions to come.