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01/07/2022

BEST MARTIAL ART?

People often ask what is the best martial art. Some instructors will proudly tell you that their style is best. Kelly Bunyan (KB), Chief Instructor at our London Kickboxing classes, Kung Fu and Self Defence classes London would never claim anything of the sort. Instead, she would state the following:

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22/06/2022

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING

Fitness studio KB Fitness is showing businesses the benefits of self defence for their employees. Employers have been taking advantage of the studio's Self Defence Team Building and Corporate Self Defence Lessons to build employee wellness and are seeing positive results.

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15/06/2022

GRADERS' DELIGHT

Another slam dunk! KB Kickboxing Graders set a goal and achieved it on KB Sunday. So many new kickboxing beginners, bored of the same routine, found our kickboxing class, got hooked and strived for greater heights in life. With Chief Instructor, Kelly KB's guidance, they excelled and soared on the day.

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09/06/2022

CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING

With world events and the stress of rising living costs weighing down on people's shoulders, the office environment can become gloomy and uninspiring. That's where self defence team building comes in.

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01/06/2022

KICK ANXIETY

Strategies for Overcoming Exercise Anxiety Regular exercise can reduce anxiety by 20%, reports a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. However, what if the cause of your anxiety is exercise itself? What if you freeze at the thought of having to don a pair of lycra shorts and join a class for an aerobics, CrossFit, or yoga session? If you would love to lead a healthier, fitter lifestyle but you feel unconfident about exercising in a public place, know that you are not alone. Also be aware that there are many natural means of battling anxiety so you can discover the unique experience of exercising alongside others who value fitness and the active lifestyle.

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23/05/2022

KNIFE DEFENCE

The possibility of suffering any kind of attack is a huge concern nowadays. Adding into the mix the likelihood of the attacker being armed with a knife, or any kind of weapon, for that matter, and that concern and anxiety can double in intensity.

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11/05/2022

NEXT GENERATION

With almost a quarter of a century's history, many students and instructors have been part of KB Fitness’ journey, teaching Kickboxing classes, Self Defence classes and Kung Fu to thousands of Londoners.

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03/05/2022

#KBFORLIFE

It is common to ask someone why they joined our martial arts school in London. The answers will be varied: fitness, discipline, confidence, fun, want to become a black belt, and so on. But the real question to be asked is why do they stay?

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20/04/2022

KB HEALING

The healing nature of training in the martial arts is often overlooked. Keeping fit and having fun seem to be the main motivators for signing up to martial arts classes, but there are so many more benefits to be derived from training in such an ancient art form, particularly at KB Fitness.

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11/04/2022

CORRIDOR TRAINING

“Swish, swish” go the colourful KB Kung Fu sashes in the corridor. When there is passion and addiction to train, a martial artist will train anywhere. That’s the spirit of KB Fitness’ Chief Instructor, Kelly (KB) and her students on Tuesday evenings.

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04/04/2022

FIRST TUESDAY

The energy at KB Fitness’ Central London dojo was buzzing last Tuesday as the school’s higher grades welcomed the KB Blue Belts-to-be to our Chief Instructor, Kelly (KB)’s, Kickboxing classes in London.

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01/04/2022

ESCAPISM

Training in a martial arts school such as KB Fitness provides a safe haven from the pressures of life. It is a gift to be able to enter an environment where you are able to escape from all that's going on in your world.

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15/03/2022

CAPTURING THE MOMENT

Over the years there have been many special moments at KB Fitness. Tournaments, gradings, Kickboxing classes and Kung Fu classes in London live feeds, end of year celebrations, and countless far-from-ordinary classes.

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08/03/2022

MY LONDON: ONE YEAR ON

One year after the Sarah Everard case, My London talked to KB Fitness’ senior instructor, Dee Terret and a few of KB Fitness’ members about KB Self Defence classes in London and how they can help in feeling safer.

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01/03/2022

CUPO FAMILY

The 'Cupo Family' are so enamoured with KB Fitness that practically the whole family joined! Training alongside one another on a weekly basis in KB Kickboxing classes and KB Self Defence classes in London, they collectively feel empowered and uplifted.

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23/02/2022

GET ON THE ICE!

During the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, figure skating was the third most popular sport on UK TV. You might be more likely to associate ice skating with gracefulness and whimsy before fitness and strength, but in reality, this sport is one of the hardest disciplines to master. Fortunately, you needn’t be a professional skater to reap the many health and fitness benefits offered by this elegant sport – in fact, you’ll start experiencing improvements in strength, balance, and coordination after just one session on the ice.

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16/02/2022

FASHION WEEK

It’s KB Fitness Fashion Week. You may be thinking, how is it that a martial arts school in London could have anything to do with fashion? Well, twice a year, at the KB social after the Kung Fu grading, KB Kung Fu members are allowed to break with convention.

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01/02/2022

KB SHOTS

KB members work hard. They are committed to their training and know what is required for them to reach the next level. They are enthusiastic and upbeat in their training so it’s no surprise that, when it’s time to celebrate, they are also unstoppable!

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17/01/2022

RARING TO GO

KB Members returned to classes last week, full of fire, ready to get rid of the extra holiday calories and achieve amazing goals in 2022. We have been back for one week and already many new members have joined our Kickboxing classes in London

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10/01/2022

2022 DOJO ENERGY

Nothing can tear us apart or abate KB members’ excitement about training together in KB Fitness’ Central London dojos. “Morning all! I've been waiting for this message all morning! With the urge to say 'helloooo new KB year!!!

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01/01/2022

IMPORTANCE OF FITNESS

It is no secret, exercise is super important for both our mental and physical health. Leading a sedentary life is nothing short of reckless. Considering you are reading this page, it is safe to say that you have a good understanding of this and do not

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10/12/2021

NEW TO SPARRING

Several new KB members started sparring at our Kickboxing classes in London last month. One of them, Nick, recently shared his thoughts regarding the experience:

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01/12/2021

COMPETITION APPEAL

The thought of punching or kicking somebody to score a point is admittedly, quite ominous! During our martial arts' school's rich 22+ year history, 100s of people have signed up to do just that!

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15/11/2021

DISABLED SAFETY

Self defence can be hugely beneficial for people living with disability. Generally speaking, British society cares and looks after disabled members of the community.

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09/11/2021

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

This grading day photo captures so much - the joy and elation to be experienced after years of dedication and commitment. So much more than that though, it also reveals the camaraderie that exists within our school. For the two decades Kelly KB has awarded belts and sashes, the same physical response has surfaced time and again.

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01/11/2021

WAITROSE

Brands such as Waitrose are recognising the importance of introducing the concept of learning self-defence to their customers. As a direct result, KB Fitness recently featured in Waitrose's magazine, 'Weekend.' When Waitrose publishes an article about self-defence, it is clearly becoming a pressing subject matter.

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20/10/2021

KB EXPANSION

Londoners all seem to agree - KB Fitness has got it going on! Offering Kickboxing classes in London, along with self-defence classes and Kung Fu, our school is carving a positive, unique training space for people to feel alive and thrive.

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14/10/2021

NEVERFULLYDRESSED

Sensing the uneasiness amongst their million-strong following, Neverfullydressed reached out to KB Fitness, asking for an introduction to self-defence to be livestreamed on their Instagram page.

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09/10/2021

HIGHLY BENEFICIAL

There are many 'unhealthy' ways to relieve stress, so it's good to invest in Kickboxing classes in order to balance those with a healthier option. It is proven that pent up stress can lead to serious illness.

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01/10/2021

DOJO ON FIRE!

The KB Fitness dojo was on fire this week! Our KB Members’ combined energy in our KB Kickboxing classes, KB Self Defence classes and KB Kung Fu classes set the room alight! Every member's face lights up when they walk into our sacred training space.

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18/09/2021

EXCELLENCE

“We must strive for excellence!” are words that Chief Instructor Kelly Bunyan periodically roars at the front of her dojo. Considering that excellence refers to the quality of being outstanding or extremely good, that is a bold, rallying statement to make.

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08/09/2021

KB LINEAGE

Lineage is often referenced in the martial arts. Some would go so far as to say that a school which fails to reference their lineage lacks credibility. Kelly Bunyan, KB Fitness’ Chief Instructor, is not inclined to believe that as she always says: “The quality of instruction reigns supreme.”

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01/09/2021

GRADING JOY

Gradings engender an effluence of emotions and gratitude. It is during a grading at KB Fitness that the spiritual KB connection is most palpable. Aside from the final calls of each grading level, a traditional silence encapsulates the emotion brewing within.

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18/08/2021

BACK TO THE PUB

Throughout the lockdowns, KB Fitness held socials online, to maintain the familial bond that our London Kickboxing school is renowned for. A picnic or two were even held outside.

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11/08/2021

TOURNAMENT FUN

The drought is over! After 17+ months without any sparring, let alone a competition, we held our first Kickboxing tournament last night and it did not disappoint! Everybody involved was elated to be present at our al fresco event.

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07/08/2021

PAD SMACKAGE!

Everyone at KB Fitness is excited to be at our kickboxing classes in London next week as we'll finally be reunited with the focus mitts! KB Chief Instructor, Kelly Bunyan, likes to refer to hitting the pads as 'smackage!' The unifying sound of a room full of focused martial arts striking the pads is spectacular!

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01/08/2021

KB FIGHTS BACK

KB Fitness, along with most other companies in the fitness industry, has just been through several rounds with government policy. Thankfully, although roughed up, we have fought back, coming out of the onslaught relatively unscathed.

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22/07/2021

SPARRING RETURNS

After such a long time, we were ecstatic to be able to return to sparring this week in our London martial arts school! WHAT A TREAT to be able to make contact again. COVID restrictions deprived us of one of the best aspects of our training experience and now we're delighted to be reunited with it! It will be an event to remember.

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15/07/2021

TEAM FIGHTING!

You wouldn't think that punching and kicking your team members would help you bond with them would you?! It sounds too ominous.

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08/07/2021

NON-CONFRONTATIONAL

Martial arts training changes your life on a spiritual level. It makes you more disciplined for sure, but humility comes from our hearts humility that inspires loyalty and passion for nurturing the next generation.

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01/07/2021

ALL WALKS OF LIFE

It is a common misconception that training in a martial arts school is for macho types. Many of our members revealed that they thought the same thing, before finding our school.

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22/06/2021

SELF-DEFENCE IS BACK!

The lockdowns got in the way of our usual self-defence classes in London. However, now that we are able to do pad work again, we are delighted to announce the return of our physical KB Self Defence classes on Mondays at 7pm. Self Defence in an integral part of martial arts training. Kelly Bunyan, our Chief Instructor, often says:

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15/06/2021

2 NEW BLACK BELTS!

The June grading, true to form, did not disappoint. KB Sunday is renowned at KB Fitness for being a day full of emotion. It's when our members take their belts, a 'grading.'

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09/06/2021

NOT A TYPICAL WORKOUT

Quite true, training at KB Fitness is far from a typical workout. Instead, there are kicks, punches, blocks, smiles, footwork, staffs, laughter, swords and knives!

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03/06/2021

READY TO TRY FOR FREE?

'Trying before buying' has become increasingly common in our world. At KB Fitness, we realise this and have consequently made the martial arts accessible for people who might otherwise not have joined, had they not had the opportunity to try.

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30/05/2021

BE A MARTIAL ARTIST

Not everybody has a martial artist within them, but unless you give a free class a go, you might not ever know! Training in the martial arts becomes a way of life because it changes every aspect of your life for the better.

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21/05/2021

ALL-FEMALE KB TEAM

With 22 years under its metaphorical belt, KB Fitness' all-female teaching team has taught well over 8000 members! Over the years, a large number of instructors have assisted Kelly Bunyan (KB), our martial arts school's Chief Instructor.

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15/05/2021

THE SECOND COMEBACK!

For a second time, IT IS TIME TO RETURN TO OUR LONDON KICKBOXING DOJO!!!! The excitement is literally off the scale. Particularly as we are allowed to hit the pads again - a great stress-reliever.

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13/05/2021

END OF AN ERA

"This moment marks the end of an era”, said Chief Instructor, Kelly Bunyan, at the end of her last online-only class last night. “Despite not being of our choosing, it was a special part of our school’s history. Thank you for your support through this phase. Onwards and upwards. Much love to you all.”

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09/05/2021

KICK YOURSELF FIT

At class this week, our members were drilling 10 kicks to every call - that is a tremendous amounts of kicks in one session! Everybody's legs were feeling it afterwards!

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01/05/2021

SOON-TO-BE BLACK BELTS

Our next grading is 6 weeks away. That might sound like a while, but for the two KB members hoping to take the coveted Black Belt, it is imminent!

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27/04/2021

SELF-DEFENCE ADVICE NEEDED

Recently, when out shopping, one of our members, Ryan, found himself at the scene of a robbery. Thankfully, he was not the victim.

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23/04/2021

BOB MAKES A COMEBACK!

This week, KB members were reunited with Bob! Bob is a valued member of our school, who does not visit very often, but leaves lasting memories every time he makes an appearance.

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13/04/2021

SUSHIL'S FUNDRAISING

This week, KB members have come together to support Sushil, one of our newer members, in her fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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12/03/2021

KB FAMILY

It is KB Fitness's owner and Chief Instructor's view that there is a sense of family at KB Fitness. More importantly, our members agree, often referring to the #kbfamily in the

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03/03/2021

DEDICATED INSTRUCTORS

What with lockdowns stopping people gathering, the vast majority of instructors in the fitness industry transferred their skill to the virtual realm. Previously, most professionals were only offering their classes in person.

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18/02/2021

KB KUNG FU GRADING

Locked down or not, the grading journey continues at KB Fitness. We have two grading systems: KB Kung Fu and KB Kickboxing.

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08/02/2021

KB PASSION & FIRE!

Being fired up about something can be both a negative and positive experience. At KB Fitness, it is all about the positive aspect. Our Chief Instructor, Kelly Bunyan, has been training in the martial arts for 35+ years!

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01/02/2021

KB VIRTUAL SOCIAL

Last night, KB Members gathered for a KB Zoom Social. KB Fitness has always had a rich social scene running alongside the martial arts training. From the pub crawls

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13/01/2021

MOPS, TWIGS & SWORDS!

Last night, our members were using all kinds of items to participate in their martial arts classes. At KB Fitness, we offer classes in three different disciplines: KB Kickboxing,

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04/01/2021

NEW KB YEAR

Well, despite the third lockdown in London, we head into 2021, with the usual enthusiasm and positivity - the school's WhatsApp group was awash with happy comments.

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14/12/2020

GRADING IN PERSON

What a treat! After multiple online gradings in 2020, it was an absolute joy to be able to gather in the dojo in person, for December's KB Kickboxing grading.

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07/12/2020

CHECK OUT OUR DOJO

We're back in our dojo after the 2nd lockdown. Hoorah! The safety of our members and teaching team is of paramount importance. As a result, we are keeping up to date

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21/11/2020

KB HISTORY IN THE MAKING

2020 has presented KB Chief Instructor with plenty of new challenges. From finding the best way to teach online, then working out how to grade KB Members in Kickboxing in June

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04/11/2020

AU REVOIR KB DOJO

KB Chief Instructor, Kelly Bunyan, was naturally disappointed to learn that the UK is set to head into a 2nd lockdown. Despite the disappointment, she was determined to ensure that the last classes in her dojo were memorable.

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20/10/2020

NEW SPARRING TUTORIAL

KB Chief Instructor, Kelly Bunyan, started training in the martial arts in 1985. Partner work has always been integral to the the training regime.

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07/10/2020

KB FITNESS WHATSAPP CHAT

Many KB Members love to share their feelings after class in the school's WhatsApp group. People from all over the world, USA, Germany and beyond connect in this positive way.

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29/09/2020

NEW CLASS TIMES

Due to popular demand, we are expanding our weekly schedule. Starting back tentatively in August with 4 classes, we’ve since introduced a 5th and now a 6th class.

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22/09/2020

NEW KB WEBSITE

Considering we’ve been established since 1999, this isn’t the first time we’ve launched a new website. This is probably our 4th or 5th ‘new’ website.

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01/09/2020

VIRTUAL TOURNAMENT

Yes, you read it right, a ‘virtual’ tournament! Sounds impossible really, but actually, despite the social distancing, it worked very well.

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25/08/2020

BACK TO THE DOJO

After 5.5 months of training online without physical classes, we are delighted to announce that we’re running group classes again

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23/08/2020

FIRST GROUP CLASS!

To reward our loyal members who have stayed with us throughout this challenging time, we gifted them a free training session, followed by a picnic on Saturday.

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