Kicking and punching our way through Blackpool's martial arts’ past

St Annes Taewkondo Club in 1984
St Annes Taewkondo Club in 1984
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We take a look back at martial arts in action across the Fylde coast

Do you recognise any of these chops off the old block?

Blackpool Keidokwai Judo and Karate Club got a demonstration from Bob Poynton, British Karate Champion, 1976

Blackpool Keidokwai Judo and Karate Club got a demonstration from Bob Poynton, British Karate Champion, 1976

Aces from Blackpools Commonwealth Karate Club gave the opposition the chop in a national competition in 1988

Aces from Blackpools Commonwealth Karate Club gave the opposition the chop in a national competition in 1988

Ten-year-olds Michael Wood (Thornton) and Paul Whitley (Bispham) battle it out in a 1990 taekwondo match

Ten-year-olds Michael Wood (Thornton) and Paul Whitley (Bispham) battle it out in a 1990 taekwondo match

Bispham Taekwondo Karate Club aces won trophies in the British Championships in 1983

Bispham Taekwondo Karate Club aces won trophies in the British Championships in 1983

Karate display at Bispham Community Centre, in November 1980

Karate display at Bispham Community Centre, in November 1980