Date: 12th August 2001
GUY RITCHIE has been issuing challenges to all black belts at his martial arts club. The SNATCH (1999) director, who is a black belt in karate, began a judo class at the Budokwai in Chelsea - and immediately began fighting some of the hardest men there.
Club regulars are worried for Ritchie's safety - Mr MADONNA has a recurring knee injury that limits any high-impact moves. An onlooker says, "Guy is obviously very fit, but these black belts weren't going to let him have an easy time. "
Guy's arrogance may lead him to fight the club's newest addition - former British CONSERVATIVE party leader WILLIAM HAGUE has been under private tutelage from Olympic silver medallist RAY 'STRANGLER' STEVENS, and will join the evening technique class with the other members. (AW/WNSTE/NFA)