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Joe has been in hard training since the beginning of the year. As he had been invited to compete in the 2nd Bruce Lee Challenge which was taken place at the Bercy Festival Of Martial Arts in France. Joe arrived in Paris Saturday afternoon where he took a taxi to the venue and began to rehearse for the show that evening. He met his fellow competitors Pablo Camacho (Spain), Joris Van De Berg (Switzerland) and Mathias Mercier (France) all very talented Nunchaku exponents. At 9pm Joe stepped out in to the arena in front of 10,000 people and live on Paris Premiere TV to perform his musical Nunchaku form. He tried not to let the nerves get the better of him and he used all the adrenaline rushing through his body to pull out one of the best forms he has ever done in years. Joe Received top scores of 5 from two judges and 4 from the other two judges. Last to compete was Mathias once he finish all competitors lined up to see his scores and declare the winner. Results were in and the 2nd Bruce Lee Challenge champion was Joe Hallett! Joe won the tournament and was awarded the trophy by movie star Jon Foo (Warrior King, Tekken, Street Fighter Legacy). Joe was on cloud 9 for the rest of evening where he was interviewed and enjoyed the rest of the festival, before making his final bow with the other participants of the show. Joe would like to thank the organisers for inviting him out to the festival and asking him to compete, he enjoyed the experience greatly.

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Joe and Team Resurrection were back by popular demand to Tear Up 8 Mixed Martial Arts show in Bristol. The show is promoted by Mr Andy Cleeves and Jake O’Hagan. This would be the 8th Championships they have held and the cards just get better and better. Team Res member Josh Lewis took the cage to open up the show with a fast dynamic musical open hand routine. After the first interval Jack Underwood performed his new musical weapons routine that won him a bronze medal at the recent Irish Open. Matt Lightfoot warmed up the crowd ready for the semi pro bouts and the long awaited woman’s fight with his creative open hand form. Last but not least before the main event got under way Joe enter the cage and blew everyone away with his Nunchaku form which he has been drilling ready for a tournament in France. It was once again a great night for MMA in the South West. Joe and Team Res would like to thank Andy and Jake for asking them back to perform on such a calibre show.

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On Sunday 26th February saw the return of South West’s premiere Sports Martial Arts Tournament. The event was held at the prestigious Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil. This would have been the seven event Joe and Infinity Martial Arts has hosted and it has gone from strength to strength. This one wasn’t going to be any different. Competitors travelled miles to attend the event with clubs coming from Manchester, Bolton, Birmingham, London to as far as Redruth and Plymouth. The tournament exceeded any expectations with 342 entries on the day compared to their last tournamen. On top of the competitors 300 spectators walked through the doors of the tournament to watch the action that unveiled on the mats. Everyone was battling it off across three disciplines, Semi Contact, Light Contact and Forms. Winners received a big trophy awarded to them by Martial Arts celebrity Matt Fiddes (Bodyguard to the late Michael Jackson and soon to play Brandon Lee in a new biopic film). Also they received a new product titled Fresh Gloves from their sponsors free of charge. The tournament was sanctioned under the International Sports Kickboxing Association one of the leading sanctioned bodies in the world. Members of Infinity Martial Arts took home some silverware from the tournament. Each member proving that their hard training has paid off. Instructors Sensei Ruth and Joe Hallett were very proud of their students all meeting tough opposition in their fights and coming away with some trophies. Infinity South West and Beyond would like to thank all referees and officials for keeping the day running smoothly. Also thanks to all clubs and competitors who attended we hope you enjoyed yourselves. The tournament will be back in September where it will play host to the ISKA South West Championships 2012.

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Get yourself down to your local WHSmith and pick up a copy of "Martial Arts Illustrated" magazine. As Joe Hallett has made the cover of the February issue on sale end of January. Joe is seen lined up against some of Martial Arts greatest from Legendary Semi Contact Fighter Conny Brown, Personal Bodyguard to the late Michael Jackson Matt Fiddes, Peter Markland Chief referee for MAI, ISKA Amateur Director Clifton Findley, Top Matt Fiddes Franchise Instructor Steve James and the magazines editor himself Mr Bob Sykes. Inside the magazine there is a report on the resurrection of the MAI National Circuit 2012 where Joe has been giving the vital job of organising the Kata and Forms sections.

Make sure when you pick up your copy, subscribe monthly as from March Joe will have a regular article on "How To Backflip" where he will take up the challenge of teaching Matt Fiddes himself.
For more info on the magazine or to order a copy online visit www.martialartsltd.co.uk

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On Thursday 12th January Joe and fellow Team Resurrection member Alistair McDonald with 3Run member Shaun Andrews travelled to London. They were all taking part in a video shoot for the band “The Wanted” up and coming tour “The Code”. The three of them were dressed as red masked monsters chasing after the band members. Using their Free Running and flipping ability catching up with them and pulling them to the ground. This will be seen on the big screen and tell the story of the bands arena tour that will take place in February. Joe, Ali and Shaun would like to thank the bands management for giving them this opportunity and also thanks to the bands members themselves for making them very welcomed.

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Just before Christmas 2011 Joe travelled to Bristol to the Lightworx Media headquarters to film “Starhyke First Flight” a 4D virtual DVD ride. Joe played one of the spaceship engineers. He had to act as if a ship was coming straight at him and jump out the way. Everything looked pretty silly in front the green screen however everything came together in the editing suite in post production. Everything was filmed in 3D and the virtual ride will be available on DVD very soon. If you haven’t seen thee fantastic comedy sci fi series of Starhyke check it out on Youtube NOW! Once again Joe would like to say thanks to Andrew, Jonathan and everyone at Lightworx for letting him be apart of the project.

Check out the teaser for the Starhyke First Flight 4D ride here. Make sure you have 3D glasses to watch it.

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After arriving home from Evesham Joe was straight back on the road Monday 28th travelling to Bristol. Joe was asked to play the role of the main female singer Eliza’s Boyfriend in a 3D music video for a track titled “Two Funky” by Deyn S and Rythmic. He also took the role as fight co-ordinator, choreographing a fight between himself and a police officer who rushes in as a drug raid takes place. It was a great shoot to take part in and to see the fantastic 3D footage that was being filmed was a awesome experience. Joe would like to say thanks to everyone at Lightworx Media, Deyn S and Rythmic for asking him to be apart of the video.

Click here to view the 3D Music Video make sure you have your glasses at the ready!

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On Friday 25th Joe received a phonecall asking if he was available to attend a film shoot that Sunday. Joe took up the opportunity and made the journey to Evesham on Saturday evening for a early start on Sunday. That evening he met his fellow cast members including stunt performers who recently worked on Clash Of The Titans 2. The film is titled “Serial Romantic” a futurist but western style film with a romance between two people in the middle of the plot. Joe was playing a cowboy who ends up in a middle of a bar brawl and gets beating up, thrown through tables and glass bottles smashed on his head. The shoot was a great success, unfortunately due to a prior booking Joe was unable to stay for the 2nd day shoot. But he is awaiting a call back for pick up shots next year.

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After performing on Saturday, Joe flew to Dusseldorf, Germany for another performance for Budo Gala this time in Moers. Joe was treated to a lovely lunch with Norbert Schiffer and Richard Vos owners of Budo Gala alongside other performers including Jean Dutelle of France. Then he had some rest and freshened up in his hotel room before arriving at the venue for rehearsal. The show started at 5pm Joe closed the first half off with a high flying open hand routine which left the crowd wanting more. After a short interval everyone took their seats for the second half. Joe took the stage for the final time to close out the show with a fast dynamic Nunchaku display. After the show many members of the audience asked for a photo with Joe and his signature. Joe would like to say thank you to Richard and Norbert for giving him the opportunity to perform on their show, he fully enjoyed the experience.

After a long weekend Joe returned back from his two countries in two day tour on Monday afternoon. Lucky he had his Relentless Energy Drink with him.

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Joe Hallett was asked to perform at the prestigious Budo Gala show co-promoted in Paris, France on Saturday 15th October. Joe arrived in Levallois on Friday; straight away he was dressed up as a traditional Samurai Warrior and walked through the streets of the local town promoting the show. He also performed two quick routines with Nunchaku and Open Hand in front of the government building for the press. Saturday evening he took the stage in front of thousands performing his signature Musical Nunchaku and Open Hand forms alongside other Martial Art stars including Swiss Tricks and Bruce Sisters from Britain’s Got Talent. His routines went down a treat with many members of the audience coming up afterwards congratulating Joe on such a superb performance and it was the highlight of their night.

Joe had an early night as he was flying to Germany early the following morning for another show.

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On Sunday 25th September Joe Hallett and Infinity Martial Arts their second competition of the year which has become the South West Premiere Sports Martial Arts tournament at Westland Leisure Complex. The competition was the International Sports Kickboxing Association South West Championships. The tournament was a great success with over 300 competitors and 200 spectators in attendance. Clubs from around the country travelled down to the event including Bristol, Redruth, Andover, Wells, Taunton, Dorchester, Dawlish, Dorset, Devon, Peterborough, Chippenham, Plymouth, Weston Super Mare, Crawley, Telford, Canvey Island, Shaftesbury, Wimbledon, Warminster the list goes on. There were categories in Semi Contact (Points Fighting), Light Contact (Continuous Fighting) and Kata/Forms. Competitors won big trophies and title belts throughout the day presented to them by Buzz Lightyear. Stars including Emma Elmes one third of the troupe ‘Elmes 3 Style” Sky 1s Got To Dance semi finalists was in attendance. Infinity would like to thank everyone for attending we hope you enjoyed yourselves. And a special thank you to all officials, volunteers and referees without you the event wouldn't of been possible.

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Disney XD UK is launching brand new series "Kickin' It", a live action comedy set at the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy, a martial arts studio and worst dojo in the underperforming nationwide Bobby Wasabi chain. The series will launch on Disney XD Thursday 8th September at 5:00pm and is set to follow in the success of hit shows “Pair of Kings” and “Zeke and Luther”.

The brand new series follows a crew of lovable misfits, who welcome a hotshot skateboarder named Jack, who teaches a group of neighborhood geeks about life, karate and how to just plain kick it. Leading the talented cast includes Jason Earles ("Hannah Montana") as Rudy, Leo Howard (Disney Channel's short-form series "Leo Little's Big Show") as Jack, Mateo Arias ("Cold Case," "Hannah Montana,") as Jerry, Dylan Riley Snyder ("Life During Wartime") as Milton, Alex Jones as Eddie and Olivia Holt ("Black & Blue") as Kim.

The Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy is in danger of closing until Sensei Rudy recruits Jack, the only person who can restore glory to Bobby Wasabi and vanquish their bitter rival The Golden Dragon. Jack reluctantly joins the dojo and meets his new crew - tough guy and slacker Jerry, awkward yet confident Milton and the lovable and uncoordinated Eddie. These underdogs soon realise their newfound friendship will take them places they never quite imagined.

Joe recommends all their young budding Martial Artists to check out this new action packed Disney Series, a must see for any future Karate Kid.

So will Sensei Rudy save the academy? We will have to tune in.

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The summer wasn't quite over for Joe and Team Resurrection just yet as they all travelled to the Reading Festival on Friday 26th August. On bahalf of their sponsor Relentless Energy Drink. The Team arrived to a mud pit festival, lucky they brought their wellies. After tenting up they made they way to the Relentless area. The ground wasn't suitable for their usual performances so with a little rejig they were ready to go. Branding the Relentless logo they performed a 10 minute display of Tricks, Kicks and Flips 3 times a day. They were busting moves from Back summersaults, Websters, Corkscrews, Butterfly Twists to Roundoff Full Twist and even knocking a Relentless Paper cup out of a hand with a standing Flash Kick. The team attracted hundreds of people to the area at every display who were signing up to win some Relentless Goodies. After long days of performing the team were still able to find some time to watch some of their favourite bands and artists including 30 Seconds To Mars, My Chemical Romance, Muse, King Blues, The Strokes, Ed Sheeran and also meet Radio 1 DJ Greg James. Team Res would like to say thank you to the Relentless Energy Drink team for making all this possible.

To find out more about the Reading Festival click here.

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Recently Joe and Team Resurrection have being sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink. The team were asked to perform at on behalf of the drink at one of their events "Relentless Boardmasters". This event was celebrating its 30th Anniversary and they pulled out all the stops with artists including Fat Boy Slim, Lethal Bizzle, Eliza Doolittle, Maverick Sabre, Zane Lowe, Sub Focus, Skindred, The Qemists and the list goes on. Team Res performed three times throughout Saturday at the Relentless Energy Drink sampling truck. Each performance consisted of their new choreographed team routine to the newest hits in dubstep, dance and electric music, then Jack Underwood, Josh Lewis and Joe demonstrated their solos skills and to finish off a high energy pumping display of Martial Art Tricking. The first performance was at 12noon which brought a big crowd to the Relentless area considering it was still early. Team Res returned at 2.30pm and 4.55pm each time the crowd grew to hundreds. The Team brought the house down at the last performance with many spectators wanting more. Team Res then partied the night away at the Relentless Dome, Vans Music Arena and the main stage. The team would like to thank the Relentless Team for inviting them to perform and treating them so well.

If you would like to know more info about the event visit www.boardmasters.co.uk.

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Streetfest UK hit Joe'shome town of Yeovil on the weekend Saturday 16th and 17th July at Mudford Recreational Ground. Joe and Team Resurrection were asked to perform on both days to kick of the Streetdance tournament taking place over the weekend. The team performed alongside dance acts Akai, Lauren Hair, Urban Jokers, Nemesis and the Streetfest Crew. Team Res took the stage in the morning on Saturday performing their Team routine, solo forms and to finish their set off perfectly a tricks battle with guest tricker Jacob Riva Joe's student of Infinity Martial Arts. The audience loved their performance bringing something different to the proceedings. On the Sunday the team repeated their Saturday performance and on top Joe gave a free teaching workshop on Tricks, Kicks and Flips which was well attended. The team had a wonderful weekend at Streetfest UK they would like to thank Steve and everyone at StreetFest for asking them to perform and we hope we will be asked again for future events.

P.S. After Streetfest the team travelled up the road to Clampton to put on special demonstration for Infinity's print company Bus Tees at a local fate. If they wern't tired enough ;)

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Joe travelled to Doug Ellis Sports Centre, Birmingham on Sunday 10th July for the ISKA British Championships 2011. As Director of Forms Joe ran the Kata/Forms area on the day. Joe's student Matthew Lightfoot was representing his club in three sections throughout the day, Creative Open Hand, Extreme Open Hand and Team Forms with fellow team member Josh Lewis. Each time Matthew stepped off the mat with a well deserved medal winning Gold in Creative a Silver in Extreme and a Gold Medal in team forms. Matthew is now x2 British Champion and is hoping to compete in Italy at the European Championships later in October. Also on the day Joe was awarded his 3rd Degree Black Belt from ISKA Amateur Director Clifton Findley and presented by Helen Osborn, Paul Gilmore, Andy Desa, Brian Beck, Junior Anderson and Joe Tierney.

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After the success of the last event, Joe Hallett and Team Resurrection were asked to host another Sky High seminar this time in the Midlands. So on Saturday 4th June saw the second event to the Sky High series - "Sky High - The Midlands". The event was hosted by John Swift of Verve Martial Arts and held at Forest Glades Arena, Kidderminster. Joe and Team Resurrection members Alistair McDonald and Josh Lewis taught over 70 people throughout the two 3 hour sessions. The first session started at 11am and finished at 2pm straight away another session started and finished at 5pm. The seminar consisted of Handsprings, Front Summersaults, Backward Summersaults/Flicks, Aerials, Baranies, Wall Flips the list goes on. The new equipment range from Tracks 2000 was used throughtout including the new 10cm thick Evo Floor. On the other side Mr John Swift hosting a Explosive Kicking seminar, then the group would rotated so everyone had a go at doing everything. All attendees learnt something new and pushed their boundaries to the fullest. Sensei Joe and Team Resurrection would like to thanks John Swift for hosting the event, Jean Christophe of Tracks 2000 for supplying the equipment once again and to everyone who attended they hope you all enjoyed it. Sky High will be hitting the North later in the year watch this space.

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The Martial Arts Show Live was back, bigger and better than ever hitting the NEC on 7th and 8th May. Joe and Team Resurrection were asked back once again to perform on both days. Joe was also previldged to be asked to me a member of the TMAS Live Performance Team who performed at the first ever Martial Arts fashion show hosted by Katie Solomon, Zara Phythian and Gok Wan over the weeekend. Saturday 10am the doors of hall 11 were open to the public. Various Martial Artists from across the country were in attendance. The Forms Invitational Tournament returned this year hosted by Joe. Throughout the Saturday forms competitors battled it out to take the title of F.I.T 2011 Champion. Megan Abel won the -13 Open Hand, Luke Underwood took the -13 Musical Weapons and Luke Scott did the double whammy and won both -18 Open Hand and Weapons. Well done to the rest of the comeptitors Adam Parker, Joe Aisthorpe, Eli Mckenna, Jade Maltby, Aaron Lee Benwell, Ben Underwood, Mitchell Brothwood, Casey Marshall, Lewis Erasmus, Sam Aisthorpe, Nat Whiles, Jack Underwood, Chloe Michael, Jessica Grant, Katie Alker and Matthew Lightfoot. Team Resurrection took the Tatami area twice on both days showcasing their talent with high flying tricks and kicks with high risk weaponary. On Sunday the team were joined by guest performers the Underwood brothers, watch out for this young trio they are going places. Ben 6years old, Luke 11years old and Jack 13years old, stole the hearts of the crowd. Overall the weekend was a huge success great for networking and meeting the best Martial Artists from around the world. Joe and Team Res would like to say well done to Kwoklyn Wan, Paul Clifton and the TMAS team for putting on yet another amazing show and asking them to be apart of it too. See you next year.

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Infinity South West and Beyond was back for 2011 on Sunday 27th March at Westland Leisure Complex. Despite the clocks going 1 hour forward the previous night clubs from all over the country still made the effort and travelled down for the South West's premiere sports Martial Arts competition. Before the tournament kicked off there was a special presentation to Mr Joe Pitman who passed his 1st Degree Black Belt grading and was presented with his certificate and embroidered Black Belt. This is a special occasion as Joe is Infinity's first ever student to achieve Black Belt status. After the presentation the tournament started off with the -16years Semi Contact and Light Contact sections. The host team Infinity took home many trophies from the juniors sections making their instructors Ruth and Joe very happy. Mid day the Kata/Forms sections started and took longer than anticipated due to the fact for the first time ever all Kids and Juniors sections were full. In the creative and extreme categories we could see some true potential for the future of forms with Underwood Brothers, Aaron Lee Benwell, Lewis and Matthew Lightfoot, Joe Pitman and Jacob Riva all performing some really impressive forms. Just before the forms came to a close the adult fighting commenced on areas 1 and 2 with chief referees Clifton Findley and Dave Ryan taking control. Their were some great match ups with Matt Ogden, Adam North and Mark Mitchell all entertaining the crowd with their flamboyant fighting skills each taking home a 1st place trophy in their chosen categories. The tournament finished bang on time at 5pm. Infinity Martial Arts would like to say a huge thank you to the referees, officials and first aid on the day, we couldn't of made the tournament a success without your continued support at our events. Infinity South West and Beyond will be back in September when they play host to the ISKA South West Championships.

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On Thursday 3rd March Joe Hallett travelled to Ireland with Team Resurrection members Matthew Lightfoot and Joe Pitman for Europe’s most prestigious tournament the Irish Open hosted by Roy Baker. They arrived in Ireland Thursday afternoon where they settled in at the hotel and that evening registered for the tournament. Friday saw the team events that were spectacular to watch with fighters including Raymond Daniels taking to the mats with his Team Allstars who lost out in the final by the Hungarian Team Kiraly. Saturday morning the team were up bright and early as the junior forms sections started that day, meaning it was Matthews turn to represent Team Res. Matthew had tough competition in his section but that didn't faze him at all. Matthew performed to the best of his ability with only minor stumbles in his form that cost him dearly receiving a second place congratulations Matthew. That was it for Saturday on to Sunday. Both Joes were competing that day Joe Hallett in the forms and Joe Pitman in semi contact boys. Joe has not stepped on to the competition mat for over 4years now and he decided to make a return this year and what better place to do it than the Irish Open. He performed two action packed non stop energy pumping forms which pleased the crowd and the judges too, when he received a bronze medal in his musical weapons section and more importantly he was the highest ranked English competitor in the section against the USA and various other countries. Next up was Joe Pitman in the Boys Advanced Semi Contact. In the first round he came up against a Greek opponent who was more experienced and picked him off with points throughout the fight with Joe chasing him throughout. Joe lost 5-8 but came away with a lot of experience considering it was his first time out there. Overall Team Rescame away with great results despite missing their flight on the way back oops!

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Joe and Team Resurrection was asked to perform at "Tear Up 5" the South West up and coming MMA show held in Bristol. The Team travelled up that evening and performed 3 Times throughout the night. They kick off the second half of the show when they performed their team routine combining all their skills together from Martial Arts, Weapons, Tricks and dance which went down really well with the crowd. After the third interval Team Res members Matt Lightfoot and Kyle MacDonald stole the crowds hearts with their solo forms. To set the tone for the last two pro fights of the evening Joe Pitman and Joe Hallett knocked it up a notch executing each a powerful form. Team Res were told by members of the audience they were the highlight of the evening for them which leaves a good feeling inside knowing Team Resurrection did their job and entertained the crowd. Team Res would like to thank Andy Cleeves and Jake O'Hagan for asking them perform on the night. The whole show was filmed for Clash TV and will be broadcast in May on Sky TV watch this space.

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On Tuesday 15th February Joe travelled to Bristol to a care home to film a new commercial for the 20 second auction web site "Croc Bids". Joe was a stunt double for a elderly gentleman, where Brendan Carr playing the a crazy Crocadile takes him out. This is going to be a hilarious commercial hitting your TV screens in the next 2 weeks watch out for it. Joe would like to thank Brendan Carr and everyone at Lightworx Media for giving him the opportunity to be part of the commercial.

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Sky was the limit at Infinity Martial Arts on Saturday 5th February as Joe hosted "SKY HIGH". This event was the first of it's kind offering Martial Artists, Trickers, Free Runners anyone who wanted a go a chance to learn Tricks, Kicks and Flips on the new range of equipment from Tracks 2000. The equipment included Air Pad, Air Floor, Launch Pad, Sweet Spot and the Bungee Incline. With 40+ in attendance it was going to be a fun and action packed day. The seminar was instructed by Joe and fellow Team Resurrection members Joe Pitman, Matthew Lightfoot, Ruth Hallett, Alistair McDonald and Josh Lewis. The first 2hours were instructed with everyone learning Dive Rolls, Handsprings, Walkovers, Front Summersaults, Backward Summersaults, Backward Flicks, Butterfly Kicks. The instructors knocked it up a gear when they presented everyone the Bungee Incline which was placed against the wall and everyone attempted a Wall Flip with the support of two instructors on the other side of the floor Joe Hallett broke down 540 Kicks, Backside 900, Raize and Cheat 720 hooks on the Air Floor. For the last hour everyone had a go on any equipment of their choose executing any move they feel they want to try under the supervision of Team Resurrection. By the end of the day everyone’s energy was zapped but Sky High was fully enjoyed by all, which some fantastic comments about the equipment and the instruction. Thank you to Jean Christophe from Tracks 2000 offering the equipment to Infinity Martial Arts to host the event and for Mike Holdsworth from Martial Arts Pics who was the official photographer of the day who was snapping away until the very end.

Sky High will be back in a town near you very soon watch this space.

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Sunday 28th November was the day everyone has been waiting for, it marked the biggest Street Dance, Break Dance, Martial Arts Tricking and Forms event of the year "Enter The Battle" at the 02 Arena Indigo Room. Joe Hallett was taking part in the "Triple Threat" competition with fellow Team Resurrection member Mikey French and BBoy Swifty they were called MSJ. This was a totally new concept where crews would be made up of 1x XMA Competitor 1x Martial Arts Tricker and 1x BBoy they would perform a routine and battle it off until the judges decide an overall winner. Also on the show there were performances from Akai, Steady (Flawless), Justin Rhymes (Street Dance 3D), BBoy Ivan, Big City Brains (Denmark) and the Shoalin Monks (Britain’s Got Talent) the list goes on. The whole show was presented by Kymberlee Jay. It started off with the future showcase where "The Future" the youngest and craziest trio of young Break Dancers pulled off a stomping routine. next they were joined on the stage with Megan Abel, Paige Cerson, Jack Underwood and Infinity’s very own Kyle MacDonald each performing their own musical form and last but not least Akai winner of "Got To Dance" took the stage to perform. There was a Street Dance competition where crews from all over the UK came to the event to take home the cash prize of 3K. After the results were in for the Street Dance competition it was on with Triple Threat. BBoy Ivan hosted this part of the show flipping his way on to the stage and curtains were drawn and then opened again with all the crews around Bboy Ivan the crowd erupted. Each crew then performed their routine. MSJ performed an outstanding routine showing all their skills off. But it wasn’t good enough to take them to the crew battle finals. Next it was XMA VS XMA, this was time for Joe to show off his kicking skills and he did coming out all guns blazing throwing some difficult combinations pulling out all the stops using his Nunchaku making the crowd get up on their feet and screaming for more. When the judges voted, Joe didn't take the win but he was pleased with his performance. Many people from the audience did come up afterwards and say they had him for the win which makes it all much better he came there to entertain the crowd and that was exactly what he did. Overall the show was a great success; if you missed it make sure to watch out for it hitting your TV screens very shortly and on DVD. You can also purchase Enter The Battle merchandise at discounted prices from www.enterthebattle.co.uk

Joe and MSJ would like to thank everyone for coming to support them at the event and also thank you to their sponsors for the event Odessa Footwear.

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On Sunday 14th November Joe, his students and Team Resurrection travelled to Nottingham Trent FM Arena for The Kings Battleground event hosted by Owen King. During the day there were competitions from Freestyle to BJJ and free workshops on Break Dancing, Ground Work to Tricking with top Instructors from around the UK. The Musical Forms competition kicked off straight away with the -13 sections moving up to the adults. Matthew Lightfoot represented Infinity in the -16 Boys Musical Open Hand Forms and pulled of his new form in style taking away a well deserved Silver medal. Mid Day Joe taught a Tricks, Kicks and Flips workshop which was well attended and every learn't a new move. In the evening there was the finals of the fighting competitions and team events, a world record attempt inbetween amazing demonstrations and a Break Dancing battle. Team Resurrection took the stage just before their performance they made a announcement that they are adding two new members to the team Joe Pitman and Matthew Lightfoot who both were so happy to be finally members of Team Res. The team then pulled of a high flying action pack demo which left the crowd screaming. Overall Team Res and Infinity had a fun weekend.

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Joe and Team Resurrection have graced the cover of one of the top martial art magazines in the country this month. There is a 7 page feature on Team Resurrection titled "Team Resurrection - Party Like A Rockstar" in Combat Magazine. Throughout the feature team leader Joe talks about the forming of the team, the highs and lows and the future plans of the team. Check out the full 148 page magazine at www.combatmag.co.uk or pick up your copy at your local WHSmith.

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As Director of Forms for ISKA UK Joe has over the last 6 months been training his Kata/Forms squad for the ISKA World CHampionships in Spain. The squad flew out on Tuesday 2nd November ready to kick some butt.

On the first day of competition the Kata and Forms kicked off with all the -13 Kids traditional sections. Team England had three competitors in these sections Chelsie Scoble, Megan Abel and Jamie Davis. First up for England were Chelsie and Megan both competing in -13 Girls Japanese Hard Style, both competitors performing two sharp and strong Katas. When Results were in Chelsie received a 4th place with Megan Abel narrowly beaten by a German competitor taking a well deserved Silver medal. Next up was -13 Girls Korean Style and it was Megan’s time for pay back, executing a top notch Kata with high kicks and powerful punches taking a Gold and beating the German girl from her previous category. Megan went on to take a second Gold Medal in the -13 Girls Soft Style. Last but not least Jamie Davis took the mat and made it his own, impressing all the judges and receiving high scores for his Pudao weapon Form taking a Gold Medal for Team England in -13 Boys Traditional Weapons. The tournament finished at a 6.30pm leaving the rest of the traditional sections and all the freestyle categories for day two.

After an early night all the English competitors were up bright and early Thursday morning ready to rock the house in the national basketball arena for day two of the ISKA World Championships. The first competitor representing Team England in Men’s Korean Style was Stuart Wade. With all the competitors lining up it was clear that Stuart had some tough competition to beat. As European Champion he was seeded, going second from last. Stuart earned his place in the finals where he had to perform another form going for gold he put 110% in to his Kata. Unfortunately he came just short of the Gold medal and had to settle for Silver. Well done Stuart. Next up for England was Helen Osborn who has experienced World Championship glory many times and just the week before won the WKA World Championships in Scotland so she went out on the mats to do the double whammy. That was exactly what she did, bringing home a Gold medal with her amazing Tai Chi form.

On to the Freestyle sections with -13 Girls Freestyle Empty Hand where we saw England’s Megan Abel go against a French competitor for the top spot. Megan performed a slick form which won her a 3rd Gold medal. Now it was the boys turn with Jacob Riva and Joe Aisthorpe representing England in this section. Jacob went on first using his cute factor qualities and a well balanced form with tricks and martial arts, leaving the judges very impressed. After their French opponent performed it was Joe’s turn, pulling out all the stops. Both boys were rewarded with Jacob receiving a Silver medal and Joe taking the Bronze. Next up was Josh Lewis in the Junior boys Freestyle Empty Hand. New to the ISKA circuit, Josh definitely wanted to make an impression, which he did, with an action packed form from start to finish, becoming the new ISKA World Champion 2010. Now it was the Freestyle With Weapon Kids where reigning World Champion Jack Underwood was to defend his title and with new comer Aaron Lee Benwell England was in with a big shout for some medals in this section. The first competitor from Spain made several mistakes in his form which left the Silver and Gold medals up for grabs between England’s two boys. Aaron performed a breath taking form unfortunately stumbling his weapon which cost him 0.5 from each of the judges scores. Last but not least saw Jack Underwood defend his title in style, receiving the Gold Medal with Aaron taking the Silver. On to the Junior Freestyle With Weapon. Josh Lewis and Joe Pitman were representing their country with their weapon routines, both boys were capable of taking the Gold. Josh performed his form perfectly right until the last seconds where a slip with his kamas and catching the blade meant a 1 point deduction from each judge’s score taking him into 4th place. Next was Joe Pitman performing his Bo routine and receiving high scores across the board from the judges. It was clear Joe was going to take the Gold but after a controversial debate about a German competitor’s form being re scored, it pushed Joe back into Silver medal position. Now it was the Adults turn to show off their weapon skills with Tanya Ledger coming up against some tough competition from the Italians, Tanya had to settle for a well deserved Silver medal. The Mens Freestyle With Weapon division became the biggest Freestyle section of the day with top names including Ross Levine from USA competing. England’s Josh Owen and Jon Evans represented their country in this category both pulling off some impressive forms but this time lost out on the medals by a few points. In the Women Freestyle Empty Hand Tanya Ledger drew for 3rd place and had to repeat her form. The judges awarded in favour of her opponent from Italy and she had to settle for a 4th place.

Overall Team England’s Kata/Forms squad represented their country in fantastic style and brought home 8 Golds, 5 Silvers and 3 Bronze Medals. Congratulations to all. If you would like to qualify for next years European Championships in Kata/Forms contact ISKA UK Director of Forms Joe Hallett on +44 (0)786 506 2234 or email him at formsforum@joehallett.co.uk

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Sunday 19th September saw the ISKA South West Championships 2010 take place at Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil; Hosted by ISKA Director for Forms Joe Hallett and his sister, Ruth. Many competitors from across the country travelled to the event to compete to take home the title, all the advanced category winners would receive a title belt.

The day kicked off with the Kids semi contact divisions. In the Mixed all abilities -4’2” Laura Walters and Brad Franklin fought their way to the final where Laura took the top spot with Brad settling for 2nd. Category 5 Novice Boys +5’2” saw some close encounters with the final between James Martin and Pat Cahill. After 2 minutes both boys were tied, taking it an extra 30 seconds with James scoring the crucial point winning victory over Pat. In the advanced sections Kam Bains Doyle, Cory Woolfrey, Joe Dadson and Joe Pitman all took home title belts in their chosen sections. The Girls intermediate/advanced -4’10” was a close contest between Megan Mingle and Ishana Moores with both girls scoring point for point, Ishana took the lead in the last closing seconds to become South West Champion 2010.

In the kids Light Contact divisions both Shannon Ryan and Ebonie Jones defeated their male opponents earning themselves the title.

At 1pm the Kata/Forms sections kicked off with Traditional Hard Style -13years. After all the judges scored the competitors there was a tie for 1st place between S.Caines and Andrew Batstone. Both competitors performed again this time Caines proved her technique was better and took the 1st. In the Adult Traditional division Natalie Hughes received 1st with Craig Kelley a very close 2nd. Next up was -13years Creative Open Hand Jacob Riva received top scores from all the judges earning him the gold, Joe Aisthorpe was awarded the silver. In the Extreme sections Jack Underwood and Josh Lewis took the top spots with their forms. Both competitors will be travelling to Alicante for the World Championships in November. To finish the forms sections off the crowd pleasing Extreme Martial Arts Tricks battle took place, all competitors defying gravity with some high flying flips and tricks. Josh Lewis raised the bar with a roundoff double full twist which earn’t him the 1st place.

Back to the fighting divisions, it was the Mens time to shine. In the -75kg Mark Graham and Chris Green met for a non stop final, both men proving why they deserve the title. After the 2 minutes was fought Chris took the win over Mark. Next was the Masters division with ISKA Semi Contact coach Paul Gilmore defeating Darren Bate, proving why he is coaching the best the UK has to offer. In the Ladies advanced – 65kg team mates Haroulla Vasili and Aston Cook met in the final, Both Ladies showing off their skills making their coach Andy Cleeves proud. When time was called Aston beat Vasili by a few points. The highlight of the day was homeboy Casey Rodber from Infinity Martial Arts after 1 year of training fighting off all comers in the novice Mens +75kg taking victory.

To finish off the competition, the adult tag teams. Still quite new to the UK competition scene but the competitors caught on well with tactics and worked as a team to score as many points on their opponents as possible. In the final were Team Watch Your Back coached by Dave Ryan against Bristol coached by Andy Cleeves. During the 5minute round there was some amazing fighting from both teams but Bristol reigned supreme.

The tournament finished just before 6pm, with all areas running smoothly throughout the day. Joe Hallett and Infinity Martial Arts would like to thank all officials and referees who made the day a big success, and everyone who attended the tournament. The next competition is being planned early part of next year. Pictures of the event are available at www.dephoto.biz. For more information on Infinity Martial Arts and their events visit www.infinitymartialarts.co.uk

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On Sunday 12th September Joe and Team Resurrection travelled to Romford, Essex, to perform at the Elite Fighting Championships. The show was held at Liquid & Envy nightclub and was featuring a 8 man MMA middleweight tournament. The team entered the cage to kick off the second half of the evening; they performed their team routine entertaining the audience with their high flying tricks and weapons skills. Straight after guest performer Paige Cerson performed her solo musical open hand form which the crowd went crazy for. To finish off their demo team res member Kyle Macdonald wowed the audience with his musical Bo Staff form. Joe and Team Res would like to thank Ian for asking them to perform on such a great night of MMA, they are looking forward to the next event.

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Saturday 7th August saw UCMMA 14 - Invincible held at The Troxy London. Joe and Team Resurrection opened up the night with a display of Martial Arts Tricks, with members running up the side of the cage and flipping off, summersaults over each other; the crowd loved it! The night was jam packed with MMA action with such names as Jamaine Facey, Jimi Manuwa and Jake Bostwick on the fight card. If you wern't there to watch it live don't worry you can catch the whole show once again on Wednesday 11th August 10pm Sky Sports 3. Joe and Team Res would like to say thanks to Dave and everyone at UCMMA for asking them to perform once again.

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Wednesday 28th July saw the launch party for new UK girl band Candy Rock signed by Gaga Records for their new single "I'm Not In Love" pre-order now. Joe and Team Resurrection was asked to support the group on the night held at Londons Top Club Movida, the hot spot for celebs. At midnight Team Resurrection took the dance floor and performed their team routine to their own track, straight after Joe wowed the crowd with his nunchaku form, to finish off they performed a special routine they choreographed for the night to one of the girls songs "Rocking The City" which went down really well. Team Res left the crowd pumping ready for Candy Rock to perform. After their performance the team were hanging out in the VIP section with the band and Marvel (Rap Group) watch out for their new single released in November and many more celebrities. Joe and Team Resurrection would like to thank the girls and John their manager for asking them to perform and looking after them throughout the night, they can't wait to work with you again in the future. Also a big thank you to Bytomic for supplying the clothing that the team performed in, which helped them shine in the spotlight.

You can see all the pictures of the night in the demonstrations gallery plus a video is on its way!

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Joe has recently been asked to be an ambassador to "I AM THE FUTURE". This is a platform set up to promote and celebrate the achievements of those positive young people. Joe really supports what The Future is trying to achieve. The media these days portray young people in a negative manner, just because one kid does something bad doesn’t mean the thousands of more kids out there are exactly the same! Joe has achieved so much at such a young age becoming British, European, World champion, running his own full time martial arts school, taking on responsibility as director of forms for ISKA, Top columnist for Combat Magazine and starting his own acting/stunt career at only 18 years old. This has caught the eye of The Future team and they have made Joe an ambassador alongside Steady "Flawless", Akai "Winning Got To Dance Sky1" and many more amazing young people. Joe would like to thank the team and ask you "ARE YOU GOOD IN THE HOOD?" log on to www.iamthefutue.co.uk and support this great cause to the fight the media.

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On Saturday 19th June Joe and Team Resurrection opened up the show for Ultimate Challenge UK, taking place at The Troxy London. The team performed a display of Martial Art Tricks wearing England t-shirts supporting their country in the World Cup, at 6pm before the under card fights and also at 9pm just before the main fights took place. The show was filmed for Sky Sports 2 and will be broadcast on Wednesday 23rd June 2010 at 10pm and repeated at 12am Thursday morning. The show was jam packed full of top MMA bouts with names such as Ben Smith and Scott Janson on the card. There was celebrity in the house including Katie Price with her Husband MMA fighter Alex Reid. The show was a great success thanks to the hard work the UCMMA team puts in. Team Resurrection would like to say well done to Dave and the team for putting on their 4th and best show yet of the year.

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On Monday 7th June Joe and Team Resurrection travelled to Manchester to be featured in a new top Bhangra music video for Young Twist and Gorrilla Chilla. The song is titled "Soni Nhen". The team performed breath taking tricks and flips alongside break dancers in front the camera on the dance floor. This video is trying to make Bhangra music more commercialised and should be released shortly watch this space. Other Team members involved were Ruth Hallett, Josh Lewis and Mikey French.

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Joe travelled with Team Resurrection to the NEC Birmingham for The Martial Arts Show on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May. On Saturday Joe hosted the TMAS Forms Invitational Tournament where 8 of the top forms competitors were invited to compete to find the ultimate champion. In the under 16 open hand section saw Paige Cerson taking victory with Megan Abel in a very close 2nd place and Josh Lewis from Team Res in 3rd. Paige also took the top spot in the under 16 weapons section with Jack Underwood taking the silver and Josh Lewis taking another bronze medal home. In the adult sections Anton Simpson Tidy took top honours taking gold in both open hand and weapons with Scott Elliott in 2nd for open hand and Mikey French took the bronze. Well done to all the F.I.T competitors you all put on great performances and made Joe very proud. Late Saturday Team Resurrection took the Lei Tai area to perform their team demo and solo routines leaving the crowd amazed with their skills.

Bright and early on Sunday Joe and the Team Resurrection took the Tatami area to perform. They entertained the crowd with their team demo, Kyle Macdonald showed off with his Bo Staff form, Josh Lewis took the mat with his Kama form and Joe finished the demo off with his open hand routine. Straight after they were back on the Lei Tai area, once again attracting a large crowd with their demos all choreographed to music. The team performed two more times on Sunday and on the last demo Team Res went all out busting out the moves to finish off a great weekend. Joe and Team Resurrection would like to say well done to Kwoklyn Wan and Paul Clifton for organising such a great event and asking them to perform.

The F.I.T sampler will be out early next month and you can see pictures of the weekend at DE Photos

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Last month Joe worked on a new music video for a grime track called "Real" by Wrigley, Hypes, Tap D, Solja and Liquid E. The video was shot in one day on various locations in Manchester and in a studio. Joe played an extra in a rap battle taking place at a skate park in Manchester. The video is directed by Matt Guest of Red Eye Knight Productions and has been released click here to check it out!

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Joe and Team Resurrection member Mikey French have recently finished working on a new BBC3 series titled "Wu -How". The series is a take on old how do videos where ninjas give you the knowledge of wisdom. Joe played various ninjas in the series showing off his weapon and acrobatic skills. Joe and Mikey choreographed all the fight scenes from hand combat to all the sword fights. Joe attended the wrap party last month where he watched all ten episodes, which have turned out amazing. So watch out for this new series hitting your TV'S and the web very soon.

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Team Resurrection travelled to Bristol for "Tear Up The Return" on Saturday 17th April 2010. The show was hosted by Mr Andy Cleeves and Jake O'Hagan, their aim is to make an established MMA show in the south west. Tear Up is fast becoming that with some great amateur fights on the card. Team Resurrection opened up the show with their team routine and straight after Kyle Macdonald took the cage for his Bo Staff form to musical which left the crowd amazed with his skills, Kyle is only 12! After the interval Team Res members Josh Lewis and Mikey French each entertained the audience with their open hand routines both throwing some amazing combinations of kicks and flips with their own creativity. Just before the main event Joe took the cage just before the last fight of the evening, where he wowed the crowd with his nunchaku routine to music. After all the fights have been fought and all the demos have been performed it was end of a great night of south west mma action courtesy of Mr Andy Cleeves and Jake O'Hagan. Team Res would like to thank both of them for asking them to perform on a great show.

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Joe and Team Resurrection headed up to The Troxy in London for yet another fantastic night of mma courtesy of UCMMA. The show was titled Adrenaline Rush which says it all. On the card you saw Mark Weir Defend his Middleweight title against Jack Mason and Michael Pastou take on Francis Heagney for the lightweight title. Team Resurrection opened up the show with a display of martial arts tricks, kicks and flips while the crowd was erupting. It attendance were celebrities including Brian from Big Brother, Beverley Knight and not forgetting Alex Reid and Katie Price. If you missed the show don't worry you can catch it on Wednesday 31st March on Sky Sports 3 at 10pm! You can also see pictures of the night at www.ringpics.co.uk Team Res would like to thank Dave and everyone at UCMMA asking them to perform again.

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