Sunday 17 July 2011

Flying Falcon Gym

Flying Falcon (Press Release BFKKO/WFKKO H.Q.)

2 years on and Falcon Kru Leif Taggart is ready to fly the nest!

Leif Taggart of Middlesbrough who is nearing 21 years old joined Master Cris Janson-Piers and Master Kerry-Louise 2 years ago after they hatched a well executed plan together. Although Taggart is to fly the nest slightly prematurely in relation to his professional World title plight and pre planned training. He has completed 2 years of an intense 7 day a week residential programme where he has been personally led by Master Cris Janson-Piers in not only good business practice but in how to administer teaching within the Falcon systems.
Many a person has attained blackbelt and assumed that this is also a teaching qualification, “How wrong this is”. Cris’ selected students/high achievers usually take part in a 3 to 4 year hands on system and only then assist him or Kerry-Louise in classes fully.
Taggart has just taken his senior qualifications in the K1 system that Janson-Piers, one of the first instigators of the system in the UK has developed. This means Leif is now recognised and insured as an instructor when both the 2 year full time studies are combined with many private lessons. Leif has been teaching Muay Thai at the Falcon as he was already a Kru grade (Equivalent to blackbelt) and had successfully developed the “Black Falcon Thai” club. In these classes was Instructor turned student Master Kerry-Louise one of the mostly highly decorated female fighters in the World and president of the BFKKO its self! She embarked upon class and private tuition which has also taken her, like Taggart to the senior grade in the Muay Thai system which will enable her to teach also.
All in all this last 2 years can only be seen as a massive success for Leif. He is now to return to Middlesbrough still under the watchful eye of his coach, instructor and manager Master Cris Janson-Piers and open up the “Flying Falcon Gym” very aptly named, this will signify further growth for the organisation and the reward for Leif for the 2 years of dedication and being away from home, family and friends. Cris will attend this club on a regular basis to teach seminars and advanced courses.
So, the last piece in this amazing jigsaw is the continued commitment of Leif Taggart. Cris’ plan was to achieve what they have achieved but also to raise Taggart from Amateur World status to Pro World status with the intense 7 days a week training. Cris hoped for this to happen before Leif returned home to ensure the training was kept to it’s optimum but with his early return this has had to be restructured. Leif has vowed an undying commitment to Kerry-Louise, Cris and the Falcon to return at weekends for intense training alongside other team mates also to ensure their all time dream and wish comes true! Janson-Piers is known as the trainer of champions and with a stealth like attitude and manner has led many to World or International level.
This is going to be a hard commitment to fulfil when Taggart is to run his own club also under the BFKKO banner but one he assures his coach he can keep, especially as he has to maintain Kerry-Louise’s instruction up to Kru grade in Muay Thai.
Taggart is a contracted pro now and hopefully should be in the ring before the end of the year if a niggling injury subsides.
Cris and Kerry-Louise wish Leif all the very best and complimented him on whilst  living with them 24/7 for two years he has been a trouble free perfect member of their family, a great martial artist and a true friend.

Leif was asked to add his own comments.....
First of all I would like to thank Cris, Kerry and all the Falcon Fight Academy members for making my stay here so so welcoming. While I have been here I have learned so much.  I never ever thought I could learn so much to such a high standard ever, I’ve had some absolute amazing experiences and found some amazing friends whilst here, which I will treasure and love forever. My training partner Kerry-Louise has been an inspiration to me and my training, following in her footsteps in training programmes, lessons, courses and out of gym CV work will of course help me for the rest of my life. She’s shown me how to be and act as a true and very professional champion and helped me to cook, iron and clean ha!!  Cris has been the best coach, manager, friend and uncle anyone could wish for, teaching me so many skills of which I have used to win my recent and very hard fights in the past two years. Cris has also shown me the way and been a big part in changing me from a teenager into a man and has improved my maturity so much! Thank you again, I will miss you so much you are such a massive part of my life. Thank you also to the members of the BFKKO and Falcon Fight Academy for being my friends, colleagues and fighting family, I will make the BFKKO proud to have a new Middlesbrough club and will make sure it’s as high standard as you and all your clubs are, thanks again, yours in sport.”
Leif Robert Taggart!