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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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