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 9:34pm
my balance stamina and confidence have improved. Nice group great teachers.
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Adam Sharman
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 12:04am

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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Gemma Goodwin
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 2:39pm
Fantastic class, great way to keep fit and gain a new skill at the same time. People are great and the instructors really do go the extra mile to make every class filled with material and fun
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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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2024 - save the dates!

  • Sunday 10th March - Grading
  • Sunday 21st April - Interclub (Clifton)
  • Sunday 9th June - Grading
  • Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July - Coaching Team Course
  • Sunday 13th Oct - Grading
  • Saturday 23rd Nov (provisional) - Interclub (Derbyshire location)

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 KickboxingSaturday, April 6th, 2024 at 12:55pm
One week to go till the fighter entry deadline and 2 weeks till event day πŸ₯ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ˜€ see your instructor for more details and get your entry confirmed
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Derbyshire KickboxingSaturday, March 23rd, 2024 at 6:28pm
πŸ₯ŠπŸ’ͺ massive well done to all the students from across Derbyshire Kickboxing and our PKA sister clubs at Kickbox UK who attended the pre-black belt session today as their next step towards the big exam next month πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺ big thanks David Poole for co-running the session and to Owen King and Fighter Training Performance Centre for allowing us to host the session at their dojo πŸ˜€
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Derbyshire KickboxingMonday, March 18th, 2024 at 5:47pm
πŸ₯ŠπŸŽ‰ just a once a week class? Not us! πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€ next exciting event for our clubs is the Interclub tournament against our PKA sister clubs from Kickbox UK πŸŽ‰πŸ₯Š
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Derbyshire KickboxingSunday, March 10th, 2024 at 6:04pm
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ what a fantastic grading exam day πŸ₯ŠπŸ’ͺπŸ˜€ 102 belts graded for across the whole syllabus with great skills and determination shown in all the sessions - special thanks to Jane Louise Tracey Garnham Jack Brown Kate Heaton and Sean Wincott from the Coaching Team plus club instructors Rachael Smith Adam Sharman Antony Weston Mel Osborne and Paul Hickman to making the day run so smoothly again
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Derbyshire KickboxingSunday, March 10th, 2024 at 7:14am
πŸ‘πŸ₯Š good luck to everyone grading at Belper Leisure Centre today, you’ll smash it πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€
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Derbyshire KickboxingFriday, March 8th, 2024 at 10:07am
Happy International Women's Day to all our strong kick-ass women kick-boxers πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ₯Š #InternationalWomensDay #Kickboxing #StrongWomen
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Derbyshire KickboxingSaturday, March 2nd, 2024 at 2:50pm
πŸŒŸπŸ•°οΈ Grading Exam Session Times πŸ•°οΈπŸŒŸ

Confirmed exam times for the grading on Sunday 10th March at Belper Leisure Centre πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€

- 09:00 - 09:30 = Juniors taking red belt πŸ”΄
- 09:45 - 10:15= Juniors taking yellow and orange belt 🟑🟠
- 10:30 - 11:15 = Adults taking red, yellow or orange belt πŸ”΄πŸŸ‘πŸŸ 
- 11:30 - 12:15 = Juniors taking green or blue belt πŸŸ’πŸ”΅
- 12:30 - 13:30 = Juniors taking purple or brown belt plus Adults taking brown belt 🟣🟀
- 13:45 - 14:45 = Adults taking green, blue or purple belt plus continuation of Adult brown belt πŸŸ’πŸ”΅πŸŸ£πŸŸ€

Please make sure you know which exam session you are attending and arrive early to warm up and be ready to go - any late arrivals will not be permitted to start their exam
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Derbyshire KickboxingTuesday, January 23rd, 2024 at 5:15pm
Quick video on belt tying from Coach Ceri πŸ‘πŸ˜€
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Derbyshire KickboxingThursday, January 4th, 2024 at 3:06pm
Quick reminder of the first classes of 2024 at our various locations following the festive break πŸ‘πŸ₯ŠπŸ’ͺπŸ˜€ can’t wait to see you all back and smashing in to another year of kickboxing
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Derbyshire KickboxingMonday, January 1st, 2024 at 5:13pm
πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€ What an amazing year 2023 has been! Thank you so much for all your hard work over the year and making Derbyshire Kickboxing such an amazing place to learn martial arts;

⏱️ 600+ hours of coaching delivered
πŸ₯Š 165 x interclub sparring bouts with our PKA sister clubs at Kickbox UK
⭐️ 341 x belts grading for across 3 exam days
πŸ₯‹ 8 x black belt first Dan belts awarded
πŸ₯‹ 1 x black belt second Dan belt awarded
πŸŽ‰ 1 x new coach welcomed in to the instructing team Adam Sharman

Hope you had a great new year and here’s to the big things we have in store for 2024 πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺπŸ†πŸ₯ŠπŸ˜€
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Derbyshire KickboxingMonday, December 25th, 2023 at 9:07am
Merry Christmas to all our Derbyshire Kickboxing students and instructing team as well as our sister clubs across the PKA and fellow martial artists wherever you are πŸ˜€ hope you have a great festive break with your family, friends and loved ones πŸŽ…πŸŽ‰πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ„πŸŽ„
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Derbyshire KickboxingWednesday, December 6th, 2023 at 7:50am
🌟Last classes of the year / first classes of 2024 🌟 don’t forget, with classes across the area, you can pick up missed sessions at any of our other locations πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ₯Š

And we’ve already got lots planned for 2024 πŸŽ‰