TKDSOE - The Gauntlet SKY TV Casting!

January 2012

Lights, Camera.. Action!

0n Sunday 29th January, Russell Perks Martial Arts Academy opened its doors for Taekwondo schools of Excellence students, to audition in front of a camera crew for a new 4 part mini action series which will be hitting SKY TV in the summer of 2012!

The new TV project “The Gauntlet” will be a one of a kind series full of martial arts action.

Russell Perks Martial Arts academy was the chosen location for the auditions to take place; the academy boasts classes in Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts and fitness. Students from all classes were given the opportunity to perform in a 2 hour screen fighting workshop, where the casting was judged by each student’s performance.

Over 70 students participated in the casting, and within the next few weeks the lucky 7 students chosen will be announced and go on to film some awesome fight scene with movie actress, 13 times world champion, 3 times Guinness world record holder and close friend to owner Russell Perks; Zara Phythian. Zara has only recently promoted her new movie release “The Hike” which was premiered in Leicester Square, London.

Russell Perks said “this is a huge opportunity for me and my students, everyone put in an amazing performance and I can’t wait to see the final result”. Check out for information on the TV release and information about joining our martial arts programmes!