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.




KB Fitness members who have achieved both the KB Kickboxing Black Belt and KB Kung Fu Black Sash are part of the ‘KB Elite Squad’. These dedicated students have achieved this excellent standard under the tutelage of Chief Instructor Kelly Bunyan (KB).




Chief Instructor Kelly Bunyan (KB) recently organised a KB Kickboxing White Belt Grading social like no other. Breaking away from tradition, KB members wore not only their new white belts, but every belt they had earned throughout their martial arts journey. This fun twist on the usual post-grading celebration meant members wearing up to seven different belts all at the same time – a very colourful display!




It’s often said that there is nothing so satisfying as aiming for a goal and achieving it. It has been an exciting few weeks at KB Fitness, as a group of beginner martial artists embarked on the final preparations to take their very first KB Kickboxing belt on Tuesday 12th March.



Many of our members have been with us for almost 2 decades. Some members explain why training in the martial arts at KB Fitness is so good for you. They confirm that their confidence, fitness, body shape, stamina and flexibility have improved. Adam particularly believes he’s sleeping better as a direct result of Kickboxing, as well as feeling boosted.