As a direct result of the teaching team's gender, the men in our school are not the testosterone-fuelled, heavy-hitting types often associated with a kickboxing school. Instead, we have created a wonderful, inclusive training space, where everybody looks out for one another. Egos are kicked out the door at KB. Most importantly, all members are free to be themselves, without discrimination of any kind.
A relaxed and welcoming group of instructors and training peers await you. We know how hard it is to step into the unknown, which is why we’re going to make you feel safe and settled as soon as you get to class. Unlike the often hostile, lonely gym experience, our team are very much hands-on;, we will know your name and care about you. As soon as we welcome you with a beaming smile, we'll accompany you every step of the way through your martial arts career.
Kelly (KB) started training in the martial arts in 1985. In Borehamwood in 1998, Kelly (KB) decided to pass on her expertise to others. Following that, in 1999, she then launched KB Kickboxing classes in Central London. She couldn’t keep up with the demand, swiftly growing from 60 students to 760 memberships. KB Kung Fu classes were introduced in 2004 and KB Self Defence classes were born thereafter. Actually, so was KB Dance, KB Tai Chi, KB Core, KB Pilates and KB Yoga; as a result, the KB Fitness brand was born.
Nowadays, we solely offer training in the martial arts, so KB Kickboxing classes, KB Self Defence classes and KB Kung Fu classes.
Entering our 23rd year of existence, we've weathered the lockdowns and we're still standing strong with a loyal following of addicted students, because our classes are not just about physical arms and legs being converted into punches and kicks. Instead, our members will testify that the instructors teach on a spiritual level, to bring out the fire within you, enabling you to roar and soar in and outside of our dojo.
Our classes are popular because our intention is to teach an art form, improve our members' confidence and fitness, at the same time as providing the forum for making new friends and having lots of fun. KB Fitness is a safe, positive and vibey environment. Wouldn’t you agree that in this day and age, having a space where you’re praised and engulfed in positivity is unique?
Our members immediately sense that the ambience in our training space is rare and consequently very special - it is unusual that a martial arts school is unintimidating. Our school is a great place to unwind, to switch off and shut out the noise. How many times a week do you currently get to do that? One of our members said:
"With regards to anxiety, yes, it has helped. For me it’s mainly because it makes me focus on something else, or something specific. While the world outside is noisy and overwhelming, training is silent and peaceful. It gives me a sense of accomplishment when before I felt that I couldn’t really finish anything. KB has helped me believe that I can be good at something when I spent a long time believing that I couldn’t do anything right or that I was less. I have become more calm and more positive, happier. I said this before and I meant it. You have taught me to be patient and not to give up."
Our classes are simultaneously in Euston and online, catering to adult beginners, right through to Black Belts. 12+ year old children can attend if training alongside a legal guardian, all ages can train online.