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Jim Wands, left, won two silver medals at the World Kickboxing Championships. Sensei Malcolm Evans 1st Dan was presented with an international referee's award.

Jim Wands, left, won two silver medals at the World Kickboxing Championships. Sensei Malcolm Evans 1st Dan was presented with an international referee's award.

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The Sansum Blackbelt Academy, led by Sensei Malcolm Evans 1st Dan is having a successful time.

Malcolm and one his students Jim Wands travelled to Sicily for the WMKF World Championships with the Scottish National Kickboxing squad.

Young members of the Stonehaven-based Sansum Blackbelt Academy after a recent grading with Master Lee Sansum, pictured right. Also pictured is Sensei Malcolm Evans who is to open a new kickboxing/fitness studio in the town having just received planning permission.

Young members of the Stonehaven-based Sansum Blackbelt Academy after a recent grading with Master Lee Sansum, pictured right. Also pictured is Sensei Malcolm Evans who is to open a new kickboxing/fitness studio in the town having just received planning permission.

Jim Wands won two silver medals and in one of his fights he missed out on gold by one point in the very last second of the fight!

Malcolm travelled over as a national squad coach and as one of the international officials and was presented with an international referee’s award live on TV.

Malcolm and Master Lee Sansum taught some self protection drills to the Italian police and top Tactical Close Protection expert Tony Zanti who is the founder of Just Force. Since the club opened in April 2010 it has gone from strength to strength and they already have one world champion and two Scottish champions along with many other tournament successes.

The club has a fun family environment. 2012 promises to be an amazing year as Malcolm is to open a fully kitted out Kickboxing/Fitness studio in the Arduthie Business Centre where he will be able to offer a wider range of classes and give students a fantastic training facility.

Older members of the Sansum Blackbelt Academy with Master Lee Sansum, left and Sensei Malcolm Evans. The club has enjoyed considerable success in the past year, including at the World Kickboxing Championships in Sicily, when club member Jim Wands came home with two silver medals.

Older members of the Sansum Blackbelt Academy with Master Lee Sansum, left and Sensei Malcolm Evans. The club has enjoyed considerable success in the past year, including at the World Kickboxing Championships in Sicily, when club member Jim Wands came home with two silver medals.