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, Forms and Ring Sports: Mat Sports – Semi-Contact (aka Points) and Light-Contact (aka Continuous). Ring Sports – Full Contact and K1. Forms – Freestyle Forms, Weapons Forms, Self-Defence Demonstrations. All of the above (except for Forms) are considered Combat Sports, pitting…

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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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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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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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Bar Set In New World Record!

On 27th May 2017 a new World Record was set for the number of consecutive Light Contact rounds completed by one person in a day – 135. At three minutes each, that’s nearly seven hours of sparring! Lee Ashman successfully completed this official Guinness World Record attempt to help raise funds for a 7 year old local boy named Jacob who suffers from cerebral palsy and who’s mother trains at Lee’s…

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Onwards and Upwards!

The British Kickboxing Council is very pleased to announce that, as part of our ongoing effort to raise the profile of our sport, we have joined forces with JustUpstairs (www.justupstairs.com), a marketing and communications agency dedicated to sports, music and cultural projects. The agency is based in Germany, but works across global projects and is a perfect fit for the BKC, as they target niche markets within each sector. The goal is for…

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Dan Wins With His Big Idea

Earlier this month, BKC Wales Ambassador Dan Huxtable was presented with the Big Ideas Wales Best Enterprise Award in Cardiff for his success with Fightwear Store UK. The award is one of many handed out at the Big Ideas Celebrated event, which seeks out and rewards Entrepreneurial talent amongst 16 to 25 year olds in Wales and is itself a part of the Welsh Government’s Youth Entrepreneurship Services (YES). His company,…

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Remembering Scott Marsden

The British Kickboxing Council is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of an amazingly talented young athlete Scott Marsden. The BKC did not sanction the event where this occurred and does not, at the present time, sanction or regulate any Full Contact Kickboxing events for any young persons under the age of 16 years old. The administration and regulation of Full Contact events is the responsibility of the organiser and…

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