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 school's WhatsApp group. Kelly (KB) says:

"When we step outside of our comfort zone and into the unknown, we all hope to feel like we belong. A sense of belonging is key to feeling safe.

I pride myself on running a school which nurtures our students. My school is renowned for its positivity and inclusivity. Our existing members warmly welcome new members via the WhatsApp group and at the live classes. Plus, people get to know each other at the KB socials. Very strong bonds are formed between the long-term members."

When the training is built on mutual respect - everybody bows to one another - it makes for a good-natured environment.

The impressive thing is that our kind of family is entirely void of the conflict often associated with families. 

An example of the depth of the bonds shared between the instructors and students, is the fact that many former members of the KB Family have gravitated back towards the virtual KB dojo. For example, people who moved to Germany, USA, Belgium, South Africa and beyond, have returned, now that the classes are online.

Kelly was particularly moved recently, when one of the school's former instructors / black belts, Debra Ross, made a monumental return to her live classes - welcome back Debra Ross!!!! Equally tremendous was Dawn Thorpe's return, who also used to teach 15 years ago, but moved to Brighton. Actually, it was a particularly special night as one of Kelly's training peers, Richard Devaney also made an appearance. Additionally, Jenny Whinney returned to training just 2 months after giving birth - what a great week that was!

All ex-members are most welcome to return to the fold and meet the current generation of the KB family. From one generation to the next, the ethos of the school remains -  that of being kind, respectful, positive and striving to be the best martial artist you can be at any given time. That's why so many of our members have been training with us for over a decade, several entered their 18th year of training this year!

If you would like to be part of the KB family, join us.




Martial arts training has many different aspects, and different methods of delivering the traditional teachings that are passed down from master to student. Of these aspects, one of the most popular amongst KB members is sparring, which is fighting in a controlled manner. Sparring entails kicking, punching and blocking work with a partner, whilst wearing protective equipment.




Martial arts training requires focus, resilience, discipline and patience. Progression takes time, and can at times be challenging. In a world where negative thoughts may be the norm, where it may be easier to give up than persevere, KB Fitness’ martial arts classes London teach KB members to keep fighting and that, with practise, there is nothing they can’t master.




Inspired by one of our YouTube videos, KB members shared what they have gained from their KB Fitness training by completing the sentence “KB has made me…” in the school’s WhatsApp group.



Our members suggest you join KB Fitness to … “get fit, recharge, release endorphins, look forward to exercise, learn something new, have a great work-life balance, set goals, be addicted to boosting your well-being.” Jane mentions that the teaching team cares, it’s true, we really do. We want to motivate and lift you to a whole new high. Fancy benefiting in the same way?