Kash the Flash
1932. Kash Gill
Kash “the Flash” Gill, from Birmingham, is a four-time winning World Champion kickboxer who has taught martial arts for over 30 years and given free classes and fitness sessions in Birmingham’s Handsworth Park to hundreds of people of all ages.
Following his own illustrious career, Kash has taught many further world champions and offered free self-defence classes through his gym. Since the pandemic, he wanted to engage more widely with the community and help people stay active, and continues to offer weekly sessions. Kash also works with West Midlands Police to support community engagement in sport, and anti-gang violence and knife crime campaigns.
Kash received his award after carrying the Queen’s Baton at Downing Street (pictured below, alongside fellow Points of Light recipient Courtney Hughes), as part of its relay ahead of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Pictured below: Kash with the Commonwealth baton outside Downing Street (credit: Simon Dawson/No10 Downing Street), and some of Kash’s sessions at Handsworth Park