Sparring and training for competitions is a totally optional part of the sport and takes place in a separate additional session outside of normal class time. We sometimes train in shadow sparring during the normal classes but understandably, not everyone wants to experience full sparring.

The extra session allows the training to be focused on applying the techniques safely and competitively. We practice both light contact continuous sparring and point scoring. For those students who do take part, they enjoy the added element of excitement that sparring brings to their training and have an outlet for a naturally competitive streak.

Any student can begin learning to spar whenever they feel ready and are welcome to attend the training sessions (attending the sessions doesn't mean you have to compete either!). Sparring is exhilarating and safe as we follow strict guidelines on both protective safety equipment and rules.

Sparring Session Facts

  • Sparring training is separate from all regular classes
  • Sparring training is completely optional
  • If you attend sparring training you do not have to compete
  • All sparring is light-contact and full safety equipment must be worn

4.8 ★
4.8 of 5 stars
19 reviews
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 🥊

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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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