More success for Syntax’s Kickboxing British and World champion Gwilym Walker
More success for Syntax’s Kickboxing British and World champion Gwilym Walker..........
Earlier this month Gwilym Walker (31), who is an Account Manager in Syntax’s Engineering and Technical recruitment team, travelled to Ireland to compete in the Irish Open.
He did extremely well in the competition and competed in 7 fights in total, of which 5 stopped on points difference and 1 stopped due to TKO.
Walker in action
“I got to the quarter finals eventually losing to the division winner on points. I thought I fought very well and only just lost by 4 points”
“Many of the other competitors are full time Kickboxers, so I’m really pleased with my performance because I balance Kickboxing training with a full time career in a pressurised recruitment environment”
Kick Boxing CV:
- Gwilym Walker from Belper won the world title at the World Kickboxing Championships in Holland in November after taking a long break from the sport.
- He began kickboxing 16 years ago but decided to take a break from the sport when he relocated from Yorkshire to Derbyshire to be with girlfriend Lois, who is now his wife.
- He worked as a personal trainer and in customer service before moving into the recruitment industry and joined Syntax 18 months ago – specialising in engineering and technical recruitment.
"I started training again about two years ago and was delighted to get gold at the World Championships in Holland in November. Training and competing takes up a lot of your time and I'm grateful for all the support that Syntax give me and particularly for sponsoring me for my upcoming fights this year.”
Walker's next major competition the Best Fighter competition in Italy (see below) where he will be up against fighters using a variety of styles from Karate to Taekwando. “This is the first time that I have competed in both competitions so they are an unknown quantity but I have been training hard since Christmas and am in good shape so am confident that I will do well.”
We will keep you updated on his progress.
Good Luck Gwilym!