Grand Jersey’s Terrace will be hosting a demonstration with a difference this Sunday, 30th September. Julie Kitchen, 14 times World champion and the World’s No1 ranked ladies Thai boxing champion, will be showing her fighting techniques and impressive fitness.
Thai boxing is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. Thai boxing is called the Art of Eight Limbs because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes. This is in contrast to boxing, which uses fists (two points), or kickboxing, which uses hands and feet (four points).
The demonstration, which is free and open to all, will take place at 12pm on the Terrace at Grand Jersey. The event will follow a sell-out seminar the day before, which Julie is hosting at Pisces Thai Boxing Gym in St Brelade. Islanders will be able to train with her and learn from a world champion. Pisces Gym offers both contact and non-contact fitness classes, for both adults and children, and is run by husband and wife team Andy and Natalie Sellars.
Julie was invited to demonstrate her skill at Grand Jersey by Richard Allen, award-winning executive head chef of Grand Jersey’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant, Tassili. ‘I have been Thai Boxing at Pisces Gym for a year, and find it a great release after the stresses of a busy day in the kitchen. Julie Kitchen is an inspirational athlete, her record-breaking achievements are immense and her determination, skill and drive are infectious. When Julie ran a seminar at Pisces Thai Boxing Gym last year, she loved staying at Grand Jersey. So we are thrilled to have her with us again and thought it would be fascinating for Jersey to see the agility and talent that has made her world champion’.