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.




“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.




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.”




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.



Our members say in this video, “KB has made me … fitter, healthier, energised, stronger, happier, flexible, thinking positive …” There are so many more benefits offered by our Kickboxing, Kung Fu and Self Defence classes. Lisa even says our school has made her believe in herself. Considering our members are reaping all these rewards, would you like to benefit from our martial arts classes too?