• Fighting For Jacob
  • Women’s Sports Week
  • Club Focus: Mavericks Guildford
  • Presenting Our Second Kitemark Club
What Is Kickboxing

What Is Kickboxing?

Kickboxing is an individual multi-discipline sport that makes use of the body’s full range of motion and challenges the athlete both physically and mentally.  The primary disciplines are split into Mat Sports and Ring Sports: Mat Sports – Semi-Contact (aka Points), Light-Contact (aka Continuous) and Forms. Ring Sports – Full Contact and K1. All of the above (except for Forms) are considered Combat Sports, pitting two athletes against each other in bouts…

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Get Started

How To Get Started

We understand that starting something new can be daunting; especially a new sport. So, if you’re looking to get into Kickboxing, this is the page for you! We’ve put together a whole load of useful information aimed at getting you started on your new sporting journey including independent equipment reviews and even a few pointers on some basic techniques. We have also included some information on etiquette when training and competing, as well…

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Find A Club

How Do I Find A Club?

There are literally thousands of Kickboxing clubs all over the country and picking the right one for you can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re looking at. A key thing to remember is that different people practice Kickboxing for different reasons. For instance, people train in Kickboxing for: Fitness Self-Defence Competitions Self-confidence A social activity Just a bit of fun! The good news is, Kickboxing is great for…

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Glossary

What Does It All Mean?

Learn The Lingo It can be confusing coming into a new sport and not understanding all the terms. We have covered the differences between the various Kickboxing disciplines and a few basic techniques elsewhere in this section, but for a definition of a few common Kickboxing terms check out our short glossary below. Here is an example: Kick – any kind of kick (stop me if I’m going too fast). To be…

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Coaching News: Fire Safety

There have been several fire awareness campaigns over the past few months throughout the UK. As a responsible body the BKC would like to give the following information to it members. Most fires are preventable. Those responsible for workplaces and other buildings to which the public have access can avoid them by taking responsibility for and adopting the right behaviours and procedures. General fire safety hazards Fires need three things to…

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Fighting For Jacob

Meet Jacob, the little boy we are helping to raise money for. Last year, Lee Ashman completed 100 consecutive rounds as part of a charity fund raiser and this year he will be working twice as hard as he aims to complete a world record 200 rounds to raise money to help support Jacob’s cerebral palsy care. “I first met Jacob at Freestyle Martial Arts in Witney, when my wife and I…

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Safeguarding Kickboxing With NSPCC

The BKC is currently working alongside the NSPCC to help stop child abuse within our sport. If you would like to discuss any issues or concerns please contact our Chief Safeguarding Officer Klaire Heap on: 07425140490 or Email safeguarding@the-bkc.co.uk. You can also contact the NSPCC’s Whistleblowing Advice Line directly on 0800 028 0285 or Email help@nspcc.org.uk. The Whistleblowing Advice Line offers free advice and support to professionals with concerns about how…

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Women’s Sports Week

Forget Ladies Night, this 3rd-9th October is Women’s Sports WEEK! After another fantastic Olympic and Paralympic Games for Team GB in Rio, our friends over at the WomensSportsNetwork (WSN) are helping to promote a week dedicated to getting more women involved in sport all around the UK. Clubs can get involved by promoting their #FemaleFriendly classes on the WSN’s ActiveMapX, a free service provided in partnership with SofaDodger that helps women…

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