Welcome to our Academy’s Kickboxing program, where we specialise in comprehensive striking techniques. Our classes, open to all levels of aged 12 and above, are not only geared towards those interested in Kickboxing but are also directly applicable to MMA, Sambo, or Kudo enthusiasts, making them suitable for anyone seeking to refine and expand their skill set. Students who participate in these sessions will also have the opportunity to advance through our Kickboxing grading system.

Heading our experinced coaching team is Coach Spen, our esteemed head coach. Coach Spen holds a black belt in Kudo under Mal Sanchez-Jones, who serves as the Head of UK Kudo. Additionally, he boasts a 2nd-degree black belt in BJJ under the guidance of Matt Thornton at SBG and an impressive 5th Dan Black belt in Kickboxing. Coach Spen’s extensive coaching background includes serving as the England MMA Youth Head Coach from 2019 to 2022, along with roles as the England MMA Junior Coach and EMMAA Adult Coach in 2019.

Assisting Coach Spen are two accomplished coaches, Jason Johnson and Marie Spencer. Jason Johnson, our assistant coach, is a brown belt in Kickboxing, bringing his expertise and passion for the sport to our classes. Marie Spencer, another valuable member of our coaching team, holds a green belt, contributing her skills and knowledge to create a well-rounded learning environment.

What to expect:

  1. Expert Instruction: Our certified instructors, led by Coach Spen, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide you through proper techniques, ensuring a safe and effective workout.

  2. Full-Body Workout: Kickboxing engages multiple muscle groups, offering a full-body workout that enhances strength, flexibility, and endurance.

  3. Cardiovascular Conditioning: The high-energy nature of kickboxing classes provides an excellent cardiovascular workout, helping you improve your stamina and burn calories.

  4. Skill Development: Learn fundamental striking techniques, including punches, kicks, and knee strikes, in a structured and progressive manner. As you advance, you’ll have the opportunity to refine your skills and even explore more advanced combinations.

  5. Supportive Community: Join a community of like-minded individuals who are on the same fitness journey. Our classes foster camaraderie and encouragement, creating a positive and motivating atmosphere.

To fully participate in our Kickboxing classes, students are encouraged to equip themselves with the following gear:

  1. Gi jacket (if practicing for Sambo or Kudo)
  2. MMA sparring gloves or Boxing gloves
  3. Shin pads
  4. Groin guard
  5. Gum shield

Join us at our Academy for an immersive Kickboxing experience where you can refine your striking skills, learn from an accomplished coaching team, and take your martial arts journey to new heights.

Kickboxing Grading System

The gym conducts regular Kickboxing grading sessions throughout the year.  If you would like to grade at any of these sessions simply speak to Coach Spen and e will confirm if he thinks you are ready.  It is not mandatory to grade but many find it helpful to track their progression.

The Kickboxing belt system is as follows:

  • Yellow Belt
  • Orange Belt
  • Green Belt
  • Blue Belt
  • Purple Belt
  • Brown Belt
  • Black Belt
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