MPD are very proud to announce that we are to be the main sponsors of the inaugural ‘Warriors Assemble – The Fighting Spirit Awards’ which will be the UK’s first ever celebration of martial artists with disabilities. Each discipline will have two awards – one for physical and one for cognitive disabilities. There will also be number of children’s awards. Expect surprises, amazing personal appearances and all sorts of shenanigans. It will be the National Sports Centre, Lilleshall, starting at 3pm on 24th Oct 2015.
It really is a fantastic cause to be involved in. The event has been conceived and organised by Anthony Pillage, chief Instructor at The Way of the Spiritual Warrior, just a stones throw away from our offices in Coventry. Anthony himself has recently undergone major surgery and radiotherapy for cancer of the pericardium, losing a lung and gaining an impressive scar. It was whilst contemplating his relative disability compared to himself a few short months ago that he realised that whilst there are national awards for ‘able bodied’ martial artists, there was no awards for the rapidly growing disabled martial arts community. Deciding to redress the balance has resulted in Warriors Assemble – The Fighting Spirit Awards.
For details on tickets, nominations, or to offer support, you can go to the Facebook page at by clicking here or call Anthony or Sarah Pillage on 02476 331239.