John Blackledge

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John Blackledge
John Blackledge.jpg
Blackledge refereeing at Katana 2 'No Mercy' in Glasgow
Nationality English
Style Pak Mei Kung Fu
Kickboxing
Goju Ryu Karate
Years active 1961 - 1985 Karate
1965-1975 (Full Contact Karate / Kickboxing)
1972 - Present (Pak Mei Wu Chi Yun Kung Fu)
(1979 – present (Professional Referee)
2007 – present (ISKA)
Kickboxing record
Total 68
Wins 58
Losses 3
Draws 7
last updated on: 4 August 2011

John Blackledge is the current ISKA UK National Director of Referees and Officials and a former world champion kickboxer. He is also a 7th Dan in Goju Ryu Karate and a Kung Fu Sifu, specialising in Pak Mei Wu Chi Yun Style after learning under Sifu George Taylor and late Master Lee Chang[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iska.org.uk/about/director/john_blackledge/
  2. ^ http://www.mafangfa-pakmei.co.uk/pak-mei-grandmaster-blackledge.html
  3. ^ Totally Taekwondo magazine - issue 38 - page 28 - interview with Andy Davies (George Taylor & John Blackledge)
  4. ^ https://www.scribd.com/doc/63690303/The-Pak-Mei-Wu-Chi-Yun-of-Sifu-Black-Ledge
  5. ^ Fighters Magazine March 1985 - Cover Feature - "The Pak Mei Wu Chi Yun of John Blackledge"
  6. ^ Fighters Magazine March 1994 - Cover Feature - "John Blackledge - Guardian of the Ring"
  7. ^ Fighters Magazine April 1992 - Cover Feature -"John Blackledge - The Fighters Referee"
  8. ^ Book - Martial Arts of the Orient - Peter Lewis - pages 44 and 45

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