Weʼre raising £5,000 to The ISKA and WKU World Championships in Jamaica (September 2018) and Athens (October 2018).
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My name is Kalum Heywood-Byatt, I train with a local kickboxing club (Kendal Lau Gar) where I am a senior grade (2nd Dan Black Belt) and co-teach a number of classes.
This year I‘ve been invited to not one but two World championships (by different organisations). In October 2017 I went with Team England to win the German International Open, and in February 2018 I competed in the Cumbrian Open; these events qualified me for the ISKA and WKU World Championships in Jamaica (September 2018) and Athens (October 2018) respectively.
This will be the first time I have competed in a world championships since 2013/2014 when I went to the WKA/WTKA Unified World Championships, (held in Italy both years) and became four times World Champion, in 3 different fighting disciplines.
Unfortunately, since then study, work and lack of funding have prevented my return to the World stage, although I have kept competing in the UK, earning a (WUMA) Men’s Senior European Title and attained a still undefeated full contact record.
Whilst a great opportunity, these championships come with a significant cost; flights, accommodation, entry fees, equipment and training, all totalling roughly £2,000 per event. As a lesser known sport kickboxing does not presently receive funding. Therefore, these events will be self-financed and to help out with this I am looking for sponsorship and support as every donation helps get me to the final total.
I am happy to provide more information about my kickboxing endeavours and my upcoming competitions (details are on the bottom of the page).
As well as this, I will be creating a promotional hoodie for any business sponsorship (Logos etc.) which will be worn to training and events. Please contact me to discuss quotes of the different options available.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, speak to you soon.
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