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Dreams don’t work unless you do

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

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Tony Evans & deVere Group EFN III – Fight 7 – Mark “Boom Boom” Smith VS Stephen “Bulldog” O’Shea

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EFN III – Fight 7 – Mark “Boom Boom” Smith -VIDEO

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EFN III – Fight 7 – Stephen “Bulldog” O’Shea -VIDEO

Millions of young workers face retirement hardship due to low saving and potential end of state pension guarantees

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More than half of young workers are facing the prospect of lousy retirement incomes unless they significantly increase their pension contributions, an influential think-tank has said.
The minimum pension contributions of eight per cent under automatic enrolment rules will fail to provide an adequate income for 51 per cent of average earners even if they start their pension saving at 22, the Pensions Policy Institute has claimed today.
This amount the need to set aside rises the later people leave it to start pension saving, while the potential end of the ‘triple lock’ rise in the basic state pension would make it even more difficult for workers to cover their basic costs in retirement.

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Millions of young workers face retirement hardship due to low saving and potential end of state pension guarantees

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Metropolis Japan covering the Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night III #devereefn

Metropolis covering the Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night III

Would you undergo three months of preparation openly billed as, “train till you puke”? Would you subject your body, face, ego and reputation to a beating in the ring?

A surprising number of corporate leaders in Tokyo have accepted the challenge and stepped into the ring. The fact that it all takes place in a luxurious ballroom—Vegas-style—and proceeds go to charity, helps to take a little of the sting out of a right hook.

“We are pleasantly surprised at just how many executives are out there who want to challenge themselves in Executive Fight Night,” says Dave Thomas, who is the vice president of marketing for Adidas Japan by day and fights under the name “Naughty Ninja” by night. Thomas organizes the event with Adidas colleague Eddie Nixon (a.k.a. “Nifty Ninja”) and Nathan Schmid (a.k.a. “Nimble Ninja”), owner of Tokyo Fitness and Club 360.

Like many great ideas, the event was born during a Friday night on the town—but needed a lot to make it work. “None of us had ever organized a fighting event like this,” Thomas admits. “There was a lot to consider and do. We all have demanding jobs, so the work was done late into the night and on weekends.”

At first, the trio brought some corporate sponsors and other organizers on board, but now Executive Fight Night III: Triple Thunder is set for November 8 at Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi. “When a friend of mine said that it was a charity event, I was in. When I found out it was a boxing event—that was a bonus,” says Tony Evans, area manager for the deVere Group, the event’s main sponsor. “I decided this would be a way to give back personally, as compassion makes us human.”

Compassion wasn’t on the list of requirements for trainer Jan Kaszuba. “Contact training begins on day one,” he stated, adding that some of the fighters were in “terrible shape” when they first came to him.

“Some of these people have never boxed and needed to learn how to give and take a punch correctly,” explains Kaszuba, who has competed in international MMA, Muay Thai and karate competitions. “I like to keep strategy as simple as possible because it often gets thrown out the window if it’s your first fight.”

Ed Overy is one of those who went through Kaszuba’s training and lived to tell the tale. “By fight night, I was in the best physical condition I’d been in in my life,” says Overy, who fought in the first event at the age of 43. The Air New Zealand general manager hung a punching bag in his garage to train and felt ready to face a taller, heavier, and younger opponent.

“I was 100% psychologically ready for the fight,” Overy recalls. “There was not a scenario that I had worked through that had me losing. It was an amazing feeling to step in that ring.”

But after three two-minute rounds, things hadn’t exactly gone according to plan. “He consistently landed more blows on me,” Overy admits. “The brutality of it was intense. I got a few clean shots through but in the end, he landed more on me and won the fight by decision.”

While the part-time boxers duked it out, the audience at the black-tie event enjoyed a four-course meal while making contributions to Refugees International Japan, which funds projects in Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka and a host of other countries.

“This event reaches a new audience for us and really gets people involved,” say Jane Best, the president of the NPO. “The boxers did a great job promoting the cause. Refugees find an outlet for their frustrations through sports, and sports therapy is important in projects that help refugees rebuild their self-confidence.”

Is Overy ready to strap on the gloves again? “I don’t think I could find the mental motivation required to lift me to the level needed to get back in the ring,” he admits. “That said, the training was the best physical fitness I’ve ever done.”

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From top to bottom row, left to right: Raj “Knuckle Sarnie” Notani (UK), Aaron “Soul-Train” McCain (USA), Nanice “Rapid Fire” El-Gammal (Egypt), Kate “The Brawler” Buehler (USA), Paul “I Gotta Feeling…” Maoate (New Zealand), Tatsuya Tomiyasu (Japan), Stephen “Bulldog” O’Shea (USA), Mark “Boom Boom” Smith (UK), Andrew “The Guv’nor” McGovern (UK), Mirhat “Ice Cold” Alykunov (Kazakhstan), Keith “The Horse” Hudson (reserve, Ireland), Yusuke Toyama (Japan) Nick “The Meguro Mauler” Rees (UK), Naritake “Tank” Fukumoto (Japan), Case “The Ace” Grant (New Zealand), Adam “White Lightening” Johnston (Australia), Hideki “Genie” Izutsu (Japan), Jan Kaszuba (trainer, Canada) Davaa Ona (trainer, Mongolia)

SOLD OUT – TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III- #devereefn

With three weeks to go Tokyo has gone wild with boxing frenzy ad as such all tickets are SOLD OUT !!! WOW ,

500 people ready to shout and cheer the guys on .

If you from the media and like to cover the event drop us a mail: info@ginjaninjas.com

This is going to be night to remember and a lot of money will be generated to an amazing cause , Refugees International Japan.

A lot of people have asked why am I do this and as such I have answered the questions here

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To see what the buzz is all about take a sneak peak at what the previous night was EFN II here

05 Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Sparring ( Guys )

06 Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Sparring ( Girls )

07 Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Sparring

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Tokyo Kaleidoscope Donation :

Are you ready for the nights of nights? Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night returns on Friday November 8th at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo! 

Tokyo Kaleidoscope is pleased to be able to support this great event once more! For any purchases made for EFN, 10% will be donated to the charity Refugees in Japan.
Ladies order your dresses! Men choose your bowties & pocket squares! inquiries@tokyokaleidoscope.com

Available for a limited time only

Press Release – TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III

TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III- “TRIPLE THUNDER”

The stage has been set once again at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo for Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night- “Triple Thunder”. The Ginja Ninja Promotions are #devereefn an even more EXPLOSIVE event than the hugely successful EFN II; where 14 brave executives duked it out in front of 468 people and raised over 7.6 million yen for Refugees International Japan!

EFN III will have 8 explosive fights duking it out again to raise money for Refugees International Japan. There are currently only 3 tables left so don’t miss out on all of the excitement- book now!

To see what the buzz is all about take a sneak peak at EFN II here

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Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain

Today’s that day in Tokyo .

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
― Vivian Greene

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