PKA-Kickboxing, sport kickboxing for everyone. Lessons for men, women and children. Classes throughout the United Kingdom catering for sport fitness light continuous and semi-contact kickboxing  

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Do it! Get fit, lose weight and learn real self defence in 2019!

Make this year the one and make the vow to do it...get busy and find a PKA kickboxing club, make the call and don't look back. Click here to find a club.

Free Kickboxing Techniques Videos

Watch kickboxing techniques on video to get you on the right track.  Click here to see the free instructional videos...

Unique Kickboxing DVD

Want to know how to double your kickboxing skills outside of your regular class?  Click here to see our unique kickboxing DVD...

FREE online kickboxing course!

Click here to get yourself a free course on how to to totally transform yourself as a kickboxer...

Don't be content with just regular training sessions

Check out these additional special courses, such as Nunchaku, Advanced Kicking, Street Defence, Competition fighting... all delivered at the highest quality and maximum enjoyment...

Gain respect, confidence and importance by teaching kickboxing

Imagine standing up and with confidence help others to learn kickboxing... to find out more click here

Catch up with the latest PKA Kickboxing events

All the latest news, competitions, meetings, special courses and events are posted here on our latest news page...

See classic video footage of Kickboxing

Over time the true origins of Modern Sport Kickboxing have been less than well reported. To find out the truth...Click here

Online Kickboxing Lessons

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"Every PKA-Kickboxing Class is Another Step Towards a Stronger Fitter, More Confident You"

- Mike Haig, PKA-Kickboxing Principal

Since 1974 when the PKA unveiled modern Kickboxing into the world, Kickboxing has evolved into its own unique martial art. A defined martial art, not a cardio kickboxing something or other—the real deal.

Just as the founders laid down in the past, safety is paramount but the skills and training are genuine. Give yourself the best sport kickboxing training around.

Here are just some of the enormous benefits you will enjoy with the latest PKA-Kickboxing class training:

bullet Overwhelmingly Increased Fitness Levels: Kickboxing involves the whole body; both heart, lungs and muscles—your body gets a complete workout saving you time and makes you fitter quicker.
bullet Wickedly Effective Self Defence: Kickboxing is a uncomplicated martial art; this is good because you don't have to have been training for years to put effective kickboxing self-defence to work.
bullet Definite Weight Loss: Because you are constantly moving around in our kickboxing classes a lot of calories are burned up, typically around 510 kcals a session. Even if you eat as normal you will lose weight by coming to regular classes.
bullet Something Different: Most definitely! How many of your friends and family can say they're a kickboxer!
bullet Increased Self Confidence: The combination of learning new skills; techniques to protect yourself and your loved ones; meeting new people and being positively motivated all increases your confidence tremendously.

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bullet Enhanced Sense of Well Being and Security: The huge boost you'll get in confidence combined with a real sense of worth will make you a better person—at home, at work, with your family and your relationships.
bullet General Improved Health: Our unique kickboxing classes teach you real kickboxing and concentrate on improving your fitness; this results in you actually looking healthier and feeling healthier.
bullet Improved Flexibility: We use as many different types of proven stretching methods available so you become more flexible quicker, safer and more enjoyably than normal.
bullet Structured Training: Each PKA-Kickboxing class is highly structured; scientifically sound warm-ups, highly motivating and progressive main sessions and then essential cool-downs—all making your class a brilliant place to learn and for you to see real progress.
bullet Stress Relief: Nothing beats punching or kicking your day-to-day frustrations out on a punch bag or kick shield! Even just time out of the house or your own 'me' time is hugely beneficial to your life.
bullet Safe Yet Effective Training Practises: Safe exercises, safe use of equipment, safe training practises—we want you to have the best possible kickboxing experience and your safety is put first.
bullet Experienced CRB Checked Instructors: All our instructors are full Black Belts, enhanced CRB checked for working with children, have first aid qualifications, have insurance, use only quality equipment—but most importantly they are experienced. All have several years of kickboxing knowledge, have undergone strict training guidelines and are very professional in their approach.
Martin Palmer, kickboxer from Derby"I've been training with PKA-Kickboxing for nearly 5 years now. One of the main reasons I joined was to improve my confidence… only after a short time I was already feeling more sure of myself. Now I can talk to people much better and… I know I can defend myself if anyone gives me trouble… The whole thing has given me a great sense of achievement and reward. It's a big part of my life now. I've never got bored as on top of the already great classes... courses and special training days are always available… I am extremely proud that I am involved in such a brilliant organisation."

Martin Palmer
Derby, Derbyshire

Several PKA-Kickboxing Instructors have appeared on the front cover of the UK's leading martial arts magazine 'Combat', showing the excellence we strive for:

Scott Adkins

Dean Williams

Garreth Jones


Rachel Weaver & Lousie Blount

Duane Reid

Stacey Cadman

PKA-Kickboxing is available to everyone - men, women and children... all classes are run safely, with structure and by some of the best kickboxing instructors in the industry.

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PKA-Kickboxing is one of the safest of all martial arts for several reasons. All classes are well designed and supervised. Protective equipment is compulsory. Sparring is optional. You are not forced to fight if you don't want to (unlike so many other martial arts). Most students do not want to spar in class or in competitions... but for those that do we have dedicated sessions just for sparring.

So, if sparring is not compulsory, then how do you ever put theory into practice?

A Unique Approach...

PKA-Kickboxing is proud to have a unique syllabus. Instead of just learning kickboxing movements into thin air or even just punching pads or bags (which we do anyway) we have 'Technical Sets'... these are:

Specific combinations of Kickboxing movements which are put together and performed with a fellow student. They are a very natural and fluid way of learning... through repetition good skills will come quickly and easily to you.

Your Instructor will give you a thorough understanding of Kickboxing basics over the first few months. As your skills improve, more combinations and techniques will be shown to you. All the time your fitness, flexibility and confidence will be improving.

"I'm so glad I started doing kickboxing with the PKA at Clifton. I've been to many different types of martial arts classes; this one is definitely the best. I wanted to get fit and learn real self defence without either getting punched and kicked the hell out of by another student; or me having to fight someone in class who didn't want to be sparring. The guys at the PKA have got just the right balance between learning real kickboxing, getting fit and really enjoying yourself. I can't recommend them enough."

Mrs Helen Clarence, Clifton, Nottingham

How fit do you have to be to start?

All of our training is structured and we treat all our new students as 'unfit'. We allow you to train at your own pace with lots of encouragement. We know you will make rapid progress once training in a PKA-Kickboxing school regardless of your physique, natural ability, condition or experience.

Training, although serious, is conducted in a friendly atmosphere and all our Instructors are very approachable.

Your Instructor is a highly qualified Black Belt, but we insist on more. All have nationally recognised 1st4sport coaching awards, highest level police checks for teaching with children (enhanced CRB) and high quality insurance.

"When I joined the PKA I was very unfit. I was 38 and hadn't exercised properly in over 20 years. Lifting weights or running didn't appeal to me. My friend had started training in the class already and said I should have a go too. Lack of fitness had always worried me but I was very pleased that the PKA Instructor understood this and brought me on at sensible pace something which I thought was really important. PKA Kickboxing is the best thing I have ever done."

Tom Hardy, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

PKA-Kickboxing has:


Unique training methods.


High levels of student service.


A Friendly Atmosphere.


Highly Trained Instructors.


Quality Instruction and Training Aids.

Can my kids do it and is it safe?

Yes your kids can do it - and - yes it is very safe because PKA-Kickboxing Instructors always follow current good guidelines in teaching children, from both a physical point of view and wearing protective equipment. Children are treated especially well and learn respect, honesty and team building skills.

Many parents bring their children to PKA-Kickboxing classes to help them gain confidence, to help vent their anger, make friends, learn how to deal with bullies, get fit or just for a break from mom and dad!

"I first brought my son Alex to Kickboxing because he was being bullied at school. My main concern however was that all he would learn was how to kick or punch a bully which might land him in more trouble. Over the weeks the Instructor didn't just teach the kids kicking and punching but other skills such as self control and respect for others. My son changed a lot. He started mixing more and was much more confident. When his teachers asked how he'd changed over the months, I said Kickboxing had changed him - they were shocked as they thought Kickboxing was a violent sport - I told them not at Alex's club. I want to thank Dave Gentry[Alex's Instructor] for what he has done for my son and the other kids in the class.

Mr John Hemmings, Ruislip, London

PKA-Kickboxing London

PKA Kickboxing Junior Black Belt Grading 2007


Can I see a class first?

YES! As any responsible parent would, you are more than welcome to see a class for yourself and make the best possible decision for your child. We do not run boot camp style training sessions or 'who's the hardest nut in the room' type classes. Children are there to enjoy themselves, yet learn skills that will set them up for life.

All PKA-Kickboxing classes are designed for the individual wanting the best sport kickboxing available.

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we lead others follow

We have kickboxing in Acocks Green, Birmingham, Beaconsfield, Hazel More, Cambridge, Peterborough, Huntington, Alfreton, Allenton, Heanor, Allestree, Ilkeston, Ripley, Measham, Hereford, Ledbury, Leominster, Cannock, Tamworth, London, Bushey, Rickmansworth, Castle Donnington, East Leake, Glenfields, Hinckley, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby/Wigston, Oakham, Thurmaston, Syston, Leicester, Coalville, Mountsorrel, Boston, Lincoln, Grantham, Sleaford, Stamford, Louth, Bourne, Spalding, Ruskington, Cranford, Harrow, Chiswick, Ealing, Ickenham, Isleworth, Greenford, Uxbridge, Hayes, Stanmore, Northwood, Ruilsip, Enfield, Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Thrapston, Northampton, Wellingborough, Arnold, Bilborough, Bramcote, Bulwell, Carlton, Clifton, Eastwood, Gedling, Hucknall, Huthwaite, Kirby in Ashfield, Long Eaton, Newark, Sneinton, Ravenshead, Keyworth, Kimberley, Thetford, Weeting, Burton, Lichfield, Guildford, Atherstone, Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Worcester, Malvern, Tenbury Wells, Dronfield, Killamarsh, Westfield, Bradford, Leeds, Castle Vale, Chelmsley Wood, Curworth, Dickens Heath, Kings Heath, Knowle, Dorridge, Mere Green, Monkspath, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Tile Cross, Tysley, Oundle, St. Neots, St. Ives, Werrington, Whittlesay, Wisbech, Rugeley, Stafford, Hanwell, Greenford, Sudbury, Wembley, Rothwell, Walsall, Streetly, Aldridge, Perry Barr, Malvern, Rotherham, Calverton, Cotgrave, Market Harborough, Christchurch, Southbourne, Bromsgrove, Pelsall, Bournemouth, Spondon, Littleover, Oakwood, Borrowash, West Hallam, Pelsall, Hampstead, West Bromwich, Longbridge, Bromsgrove, Quinton, Harborne, Rowley Regis, Erdington, Perry Common, Accrington, Milton Keynes, Sileby, Ravenshead, Kegworth, Handsworth,
Oxford, Banbury, Wolverhampton, Weoley Castle, Wednesbury, Smethwick, Brownhills, Mere Green Four Oaks, Amington, Hednesford, Aylesbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Telford, Kegworth, Loscoe, Ashbourne, Matlock, Ripley, Huthwaite, Burton Upon Trent, Bloxwich, Gloucester, Moseley

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