Boxing Gloves

Jenna Yates

1st Dan Black Belt

Jenna was born kicking and has been kicking ever since. Martial arts runs in her family her mum a Black belt 1st Dan and her dad a Black Belt 4th Dan in Kyokashin Karate.

 

Jenna entered her first dojo which was run by her dad at the age of 3 and continued till she achieved her junior brown belt.

 

In 2008 she wanted to try a new Martial Art and joined TKO, instantly she became hooked and had one immediate goal, to step in the ring. As most of the instructors did she started with light continuous bouts, with a solid record she joined the full contact team in 2010.

 

After 5 fights over 2 years she counts her highlight as competing in the World Classic in Florida where she lost a close decision in the final against Mckenzie Wright a much more experienced fighter with over 40 fights to her name and who now boxes for her country.

 

As well as training hard for her fights she also trained for her belts and was awarded her 1st Dan in 2013.

 

Having hung up her fighting gloves Jenna takes pride in training up the next generation of fighters from the juniors and cadets to the adults. She loves nothing more than supporting them to reach their potential in her role as instructor.

 

Her next challenge is to undertake her 2nd Dan grading and coaching her two daughters in the Junior classes!