A Gorslas man who made sporting history due to his involvement with a new training discipline has taken his ambitions to the next level.

Director of Kinetics Body and Mind Ltd Mike Newman has announced a new breed of competition called Release The Movement Competition and Movement Expose which will focus on the world’s newest adrenalin fuelled sports including freerunning, mixed martial arts and street dance.

For the last seven years, Mike has worked with numerous organisations to get Parkour recognised as a sport to create a development pathway that would coincide with Sport Wales PE guidelines.

He was successful in his endeavours and Mike has now switched his focus onto building up a multi skill competition, which has already been piloted, since Parkour became an official sport in January.

The 35-year-old said: “I was told that this kind of competition couldn’t be done so I stepped up and created and piloted the first ever Welsh based freestyle mutli-skilled competition. It was a great success and m point was most definitely proved.”

Mike is one of the only Parkour instructors in the country and teaches the sport in many schools and communities throughout Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Pembrokeshire.

“I acknowledge that children are more physically active than adults, but participation in physical activity declines in adolescence so school, community programmes and sporting competitions have the potential to help children establish lifelong, healthy physical activity patterns,” added Mike.

“I believe that regular physical activity is linked to enhanced health and to reduced risk for many chronic diseases in adults.”

So far his successes in the sports, media and events industries are mainly attributed to his boxing, martial arts and freerunning skills acquired over the last 18 years, eight of which was focused on coaching, long term athlete development and physical literacy skills.

He was the first qualified freerunning QCF level one assistant coach in Wales and the first person to open the only purpose built freerunning park in the country, which is based in Llanelli.

This year his business will deliver its fourth annual RTM competition qualifier rounds throughout Wales with a final set for June 3 and 4 in Swansea’s Circus Eruption venue in Morrison.