Frequently Asked Questions

What age do I have to be to start?

Our kickboxing classes are suitable for all ages from seven upwards. As classes are structured for the individual, men, women and children can all benefit from the tuition they receive.

How fit do I have to be?

All new students are treated as unfit, so we start everybody off slowly until their personally desired level of fitness is reached. These days many adults attend for this very reason, our classes offer an unrivalled cardio workout.

Is it like a boot camp?

In a word, No! Only a very small proportion of people respond well to being shouted at and continually pushed during training. Our classes are held in a friendly environment with supportive motivation throughout.

How often do I have to train?

Most people train once a week but more classes are available throughout the PKA. Home study can be conducted using our professional produced ''Instructional Kickboxing DVD''.

How safe is Kickboxing?

The simple answer is, very safe! Protective equipment is encouraged even when practising very light or non-contact techniques. This will be available for purchase through your instructor if you wish.

Do I have to enter competitions?

No! very few students actually compete in the tournaments. This is never forced upon students although you may choose this path when you gain more experience, the choice is yours.

What do I have to wear?

Initially, loose comfy clothes, just like you would wear to the gym. If you decide to take up the sport, your membership package includes an official satin uniform, consisting of lightweight trousers and a tunic. Club t-shirts may also be worn.

Will I feel out of place to begin with?

It is very natural that you may feel slightly nervous, you need not worry. Our friendly and professional staff will do their best to help you settle in and ensure you feel at ease.

Are the instructors qualified?

Yes! Our instructors are highly trained in martial arts and self defence. In addition to this they all hold nationally recognised coaching qualifications, first aid certificates, instructor indemnity insurance and are all CRB police checked.

How quickly will I make progress?

We firmly believe that we provide the best student instruction available in the UK. With our help and your dedication you should make fast progress, seeing results in a matter of weeks.

Am I signing up to a Contract?

No. There is no tie in period or contract with our classes. We want people to come and enjoy the classes because they want to, not becuase they feel they have to. We can also offer family memberships at a discounted rate. Please see the our Prices page for further details.

Can I try it out before I make any decisions?

We offer a completely free, no obligation introductory session. Simply contact us via e-mail or telephone to book your place. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult the first time they attend. Contact us today.

Derbyshire Kickboxing

Derbyshire Kickboxing is a division of the Professional Kickboxing Association (PKA) operating classes for all abilities in the Derbyshire area.
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingMonday, July 15th, 2024 at 7:37am
πŸŽ‰πŸ₯ŠπŸ˜€ What an amazing weekend! Coaching Team course for 2024 completed and an exiting next step for the attendees in their martial arts journey - lots of learning, development, smiles and new friendships made across the PKA family πŸ˜€
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingSaturday, July 13th, 2024 at 8:35pm
Coaching team day 1 complete πŸŽ‰ Well done everyone! Lots of learning, smiles and new friendships made πŸ˜€ bring on day 2 πŸ‘
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingSaturday, July 13th, 2024 at 9:18am
All set for day 1 of the Coaching Team Course 2024 πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ₯ŠπŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ“
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingSunday, June 9th, 2024 at 6:57pm
πŸŽ‰ fantastic grading exam day today with over 70 belts taken across the syllabus πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ great skills and determination through all days sessions - special thanks to all the instructing and coaching team who helped the day run smoothly πŸ₯ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ˜€
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingSunday, June 9th, 2024 at 6:49am
Good luck to everyone taking the grading exam today, you got this! πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ₯ŠπŸ˜€
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingThursday, June 6th, 2024 at 10:39am
Great day and great experience learning from a legend in the martial arts world πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€
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Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingSunday, June 2nd, 2024 at 5:43pm
πŸ“£ Grading exam session times πŸ“£
Please see below exam session times for the grading exam taking place on Sunday 9th June at Belper Leisure Centre πŸ‘

β–ͺ️9am - 9:45am - Juniors taking Red and Yellow belts πŸ”΄πŸŸ‘
β–ͺ️10am - 10:45am - Adults taking Red and Yellow belts πŸ”΄πŸŸ‘
β–ͺ️11am - 12pm - Adults and Juniors taking Orange belt 🟠
β–ͺ️12:15pm - 1:15pm - Juniors taking Green, Blue and Purple belts πŸŸ’πŸ”΅πŸŸ£
β–ͺ️1:30pm - 2:30pm - Adults taking Green, Blue and Purple belts πŸŸ’πŸ”΅πŸŸ£

As usual, please arrive early for your exam session and ready to go - we are unable to wait for latecomers and anyone missing the bow in will not be permitted to start - good luck everyone πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ₯Š
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingFriday, May 24th, 2024 at 7:23pm
πŸ€” What is the best part of being a kickboxing coach? This! 100% this! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ awarding black belts to students who have worked so hard over many years to achieve success against a very high national standard - so proud of everyone who succeeded in gaining their 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dan belts plus the whole instructing team and fellow students who have helped achieve these very well deserved awards πŸ˜€πŸ₯ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ₯‹ Well done Mark, Ceri, Paul, Emmie, Lexie, Jack, David, Zachary and Josh πŸŽ‰ Heanor Kickboxing Belper Kickboxing Ashbourne Kickboxing Matlock Kickboxing Alfreton Kickboxing Ripley Kickboxing Etwall Kickboxing Wirksworth Kickboxing
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingWednesday, May 22nd, 2024 at 7:14pm
⏰ Don’t forget, the deadline for the grading exam on 9th June is fast approaching, don’t miss out, make sure you get your grading exam form, payment and make sure your license is up to date with your instructor asap πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ₯Š
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingSunday, May 12th, 2024 at 6:34pm
πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€ we love stepping out the ordinary at Derbyshire Kickboxing and this weekend was no different, hosting our first ever stag party session at Alfreton Kickboxing πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ 15 mates got stuck in to a session run by club coaches Antony Weston and Adam Sharman giving them a weekend to remember πŸŽ‰ well done guys - fancy trying kickboxing out? Just send us a message for a free trial class at any one of our clubs across the county πŸ˜€πŸ₯Š
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingSaturday, May 4th, 2024 at 8:03am
Good luck to all students from across Derbyshire Kickboxing and the wider PKA attending the black belt exam today πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ₯Š
Derbyshire Kickboxing
Derbyshire KickboxingSunday, April 21st, 2024 at 8:06pm
πŸŽ‰πŸ₯ŠπŸŽ‰ What another amazing interclub for Derbyshire Kickboxing and our favourite PKA sister clubs from Kickbox UK πŸŽ‰πŸ₯ŠπŸŽ‰
77 bouts across 18 categories with competitors across the whole belt syllabus - a full action packed day with great fights, skill, control and sporting conduct throughout πŸ˜€ so proud to be able to put on these events and make our clubs such great places to develop people’s martial arts journeys πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺπŸŽ‰
Special thanks to all the members of the instructing and coaching squad who helped make sure today ran so smoothly (Martin Byrne, Antony Weston, Adam Sharman, Paul Hickman, David Poole, Troy Nadin, Dawn Nadin, Kieran Tatham, Laura Lockwood, Mike Szynal, Laura Ward, Eleanor Winch, Sean Fleetwood, Ethan Moult, Beth Hollingworth, Adam Hunt, Lewis Nadin (class captain) and Chloe Robinson (class captain) - couldn’t do it without you πŸ˜€ full results below:

Under 8s - semi contact points
Gold πŸ₯‡ Regan Tayer - East Leake
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Ethan-James Powell - Clifton

Under 10s - semi contact points
Gold πŸ₯‡ Logan Bracey - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ William Gilbert - Radcliffe
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Aubrey Close - Sileby

Under 12s - semi contact points
Gold πŸ₯‡ Riley Upton - Matlock
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Rowan Fletcher - Heanor

Junior pads - lower grades - section 1
Gold πŸ₯‡ Arna Byrne - Clifton / Aidan Byrne - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Ethan-James Powell - Clifton / Reenie-May Smith - Clifton

Junior pads - lower grades - section 2
Gold πŸ₯‡ Aubrey Close - Sileby / William Gilbert - Radcliffe
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Sasha Hanson - Cotgrave / Jack Kennington - Radcliffe

Junior pads - higher grades
Gold πŸ₯‡ Chloe Robinson - Clifton / Lewis Nadin - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Riley Tinsley - Matlock / Riley Upton - Matlock

Under 8s - light continuous
Gold πŸ₯‡ Ethan-James Powell - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Aidan Byrne - Clifton

Under 10s - light continuous
Gold πŸ₯‡ Logan Bracey - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Sasha Hanson - Cotgrave
Silver πŸ₯ˆ William Gilbert - Radcliffe

Under 12s - light continuous
Gold πŸ₯‡ Riley Upton - Matlock
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Rowan Fletcher - Heanor

Under 16s - under 170cm - semi contact points
Gold πŸ₯‡ Lewis Nadin - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ James Kennington-Whitt - Radcliffe

Under 16s - over 170cm - semi contact points
Gold πŸ₯‡ Alfie Edwards - Ashbourne
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Jack Galley - Heanor

Under 18s - semi contact points
Gold πŸ₯‡ Iannis Anghel - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Harrison Crarer - Matlock

Ladies - semi contact points
Gold πŸ₯‡ CJ Moore - Sileby
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Laura Lockwood - Sutton Bonington

Men’s open weight - semi contact points
Gold πŸ₯‡ Luke Galloway - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Jon Davies - Matlock

Under 16s - under 170cm - light continuous
Gold πŸ₯‡ Lewis Nadin - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Zachary Tissie - Alfreton

Under 16s - over 170cm - semi contact points
Gold πŸ₯‡ Jack Galley - Heanor
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Finlay Birse - Etwall

Under 18s - light continuous
Gold πŸ₯‡ Andrejs Pommers - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Iannis Anghel - Clifton

Ladies - light continuous
Gold πŸ₯‡Maya Avendano - Quorn
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Eleanor Winch - Clifton

Men’s under 70kg - light continuous
Gold πŸ₯‡ Jon Davies - Matlock
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Luke Galloway - Clifton

Men’s under 90kg - light continuous
Gold πŸ₯‡ Kian Price-Eddyshaw - Clifton
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Gregor Hendry - Clifton

Men’s over 90kg - light continuous
Gold πŸ₯‡ Robin Edgar - Castle Donnington
Silver πŸ₯ˆ Ged Froggart - Alfreton