Warriors Assemble Fighting Spirit Awards 2016

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It’s nearly that time of the year again – The Warriors Assemble Fighting Spirit Awards 2016!

This is the second year for this ground breaking and inspirational Award Ceremony, Warriors Assemble, celebrating the very best of human nature and fighting spirit within the Martial Arts.


The idea for the awards evening came to organizer Anthony Pillage after attending yet another Awards/Hall of Fame Dinner where people who have disabilities seemed to generally get ignored. Anthony put out a request for nominations and all of a sudden we had the making of an amazing evening.


We were inundated with incredible tales of people who have overcome huge obstacles and problems to further their love of their chosen art.


Over 25 Awards were presented with over 300 people in attendance. There were one armed cage fighters, black belts with leukemia, one legged Judoka, kids with Aspergers, kickboxing teachers with cerebral palsy. a blind karate sensei and so many more wonderful people who were just completely inspirational. There was at times hardly a dry eye in the house as one by one these martial artists shared their story’s, maybe many for the first time to people who actually wanted to listen.

“I wouldn’t miss this event for the world, it is both grounding and uplifting and leaves you with a sense of being privileged to have been in the company of these men, women and children who are indeed the very essence and deserving of the title Warriors, having shown and continuing to show great vigor and courage in the face of struggle and conflict within their lives and their martial arts training” Jenni Mills

This year we have a new category called the Cornerstone Award which is for those wonderful people who tirelessly support those in their training both in a support or teaching role.

Last year’s event was phenomenal and I have no doubt that this one will be the same, please support this event and show those people YOU KNOW within your martial arts community, that they matter! If you know of anyone you feel you would like to see nominated for an award or to buy a ticket , please call Tony Pillage on 02476 331239. This event is open to EVERYONE and anyone can nominate.