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An organisation aiming to use sport to steer Newham's youth away from crime and gang culture has received an "invaluable" Big Lottery Fund grant to continue its work.
Youth movement Fight For Peace (FFP) scooped the £475,000 boost as part of the Lottery's Reaching Communities Programme and will pump it into free-of-charge boxing and martial arts training sessions, which will be held at its North Woolwich base.
A high-intensity concoction of kicks and clinching, the ancient practice of Muay Thai warfare was traditionally a method of defending a community.
Dubbed "the art of eight weapons" it involves plentiful use of the fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet, coupled with good physical preparation, to produce maximum results.