Welcome to Derbyshire Kickboxing

The first steps are often the hardest to take, but are the most rewarding. At Derbyshire Kickboxing we strive to provide the best instruction around where:

You Will

  • Practice in a safe and welcoming environment
  • Be taught by a fully qualified black belt instructor
  • Learn realistic self defense
  • Meet like minded people
  • Have full support and encouragement from the coaching team
  • Improve flexibility and general fitness
You Will Not

  • Be put at risk
  • Be forced to fight (ever!)
  • Be singled out from the rest of the group
  • Do the same class twice
  • Get bored with repetitive exercises
  • Be made to do anything you are not comfortable with
Providing the best quality kickboxing training for all ages and fitness levels in the Derbyshire area. We recognise everyone’s reasons for starting martial arts vary.

We aim to deliver a wide variety in the classes, improving fitness, self-confidence, flexibility, and realistic self-defence. Most classes concentrate on the non-contact elements of the sport, but exposure to sparring and competitions is available if desired.

Reviews from our Members

Carolyn Wood
Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 8:34pm

my balance stamina and confidence have improved. Nice group great teachers.

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John Joe Preston
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 9:05pm

Amazing ppl very welcoming everybody I’ve met are more than happy to show and help you along your journey all instructors are so easy to talk too and very professional highly recommend any age πŸ₯Š

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Adam Sharman
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 11:04pm

If you have never tried kickboxing. Then give it a go you get a free trial lesson to see if you like it and there is no pressure. The members of pka make you feel so welcome and help you every step of the way....

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Thomas Seaton
Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 11:36am
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Emma Jane Musson
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 12:33am

I started kickboxing to get back into some exercise! I wasn't sure at first but once I had a go I knew I needed to do this! I have loved every bit since! I would recommend anyone joining- for exercise - for greats friends and...

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Elise Stoneman
Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 8:41pm

Since starting kickboxing 2 years ago, my fitness levels have increased hugely, and I've now reached my purple belt. It's a fantastic sport, and there isn't a better club to learn it with than Derbyshire Kickboxing. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, you feel right...

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Tracey Garnham
Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 8:17pm

Great fun, great atmosphere, great people who make you feel welcome

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Jane Louise
Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 6:58pm

Really enjoyed learning the art of kickboxing and have the most amazing time in the process in less than a year I have learnt so much more than I ever expected.

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Derbyshire Kickboxing

Derbyshire Kickboxing is a division of the Professional Kickboxing Association (PKA) operating classes for all abilities in the Derbyshire area.
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Derbyshire KickboxingTuesday, November 16th, 2021 at 10:38am

Derbyshire Kickboxing in partnership with Amber Valley Borough Council, are providing an opportunity for women and girls to learn self defence techniques using part of our usual classes at Belper, Ripley, Heanor and Alfreton to help empower and provide skills to improve personal safety.

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Derbyshire KickboxingSunday, September 19th, 2021 at 7:35pm

Wow!! What an amazing day πŸ‘ 18 months since we were last able to run a grading exam and it was another massive success, with 85 belts being examined to the PKA National standard across the whole syllabus and continuing the journey towards the coveted...

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Derbyshire KickboxingSunday, September 19th, 2021 at 6:38am

Good luck to everyone grading today to the PKA National standard πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€

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Derbyshire KickboxingTuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 5:26pm

Times for the grading exam taking place at Belper Leisure Centre on Sunday 19th Sept to the PKA National standard are below - if you aren’t sure which session applies to you, please ask your instructor

βœ… 10:00 to 10:45 =...

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Derbyshire KickboxingFriday, September 10th, 2021 at 1:42pm

Just a reminder tomorrow is the pre-grade class at Alfreton Leisure Centre 9am to 10am, Β£5 for the session payable on the day. Great opportunity to brush up on your pad work, shield work, shadow work and the grading sets πŸ‘ open fo all students,...

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Derbyshire KickboxingThursday, September 2nd, 2021 at 8:15pm

Introducing the newest member of the Derbyshire Kickboxing family, Benjamin Paul Smith πŸŽ‰ huge congratulations to Matlock and Ripley instructors Stewart Smith and Rachael Smith πŸ˜€

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Derbyshire KickboxingTuesday, August 31st, 2021 at 7:26am

Great news for our sport that Kickboxing for the first time will be presented at the European Games in 2023. The European Olympic Committees (EOC) has confirmed the inclusion of kickboxing πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺ

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Derbyshire KickboxingMonday, August 2nd, 2021 at 6:58pm
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Derbyshire KickboxingSaturday, July 24th, 2021 at 4:03pm

Looking forward to tomorrow for our first seminar of the year. Those that have booked There is parking at the leisure centre and we will be in the main hall 1pm. 😁

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Derbyshire KickboxingSunday, July 18th, 2021 at 11:18am

Grading exam confirmed! See your instructor for more details

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Derbyshire KickboxingThursday, May 13th, 2021 at 9:04pm

Huge thanks to Ceri and Mel for running the zoom training sessions over lockdown and keeping us training during these difficult times πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€ you’re both absolute stars!

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Derbyshire KickboxingMonday, May 10th, 2021 at 4:56pm

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Adult classes can return from Monday 17th May πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Instructors will be in touch with all the details for each venue πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ can’t wait to see you all again and get back training πŸ˜€πŸ˜€