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!

So what's so appealing then? If so many have taken part, there must be something that entices and then hooks them to repeat the experience.

Well for a start, the sense of pride and satisfaction of scoring a point is unprecedented. The endorphin rush is off the scale!

There is no denying that competition can be hostile, yet in our school it is quite deliberately the opposite. No egos, just controlled, skilful martial arts. Everybody smiles, encourages and respects one another. 

To get into it, newer students first spectate, then, when they witness that the ethos at KB Fitness is to nurture, rather than dominate, their self-confidence grows. 

Combined with the instructors' and peers' encouragement, the interest to step outside of the safe parameters of their comfort zone and onto the mat to compete emerges. It takes so much courage; everybody that has been brave enough has testified that it is well worth it. The reigning KB League Champion, Jen, had to step up for the first time once. All our members did. 

Our members’ positive encouragement creates a warm environment. The collective energy emitted by the crowd watching is electric. Cheering and smiling every time a point is scored. When a light contact head kick is scored, the whole room erupts with joy, shouting in a celebratory manner: "2-2-2-2-2-2-2!" (2 points that is). The crowd are always so supportive.

The mind plays such a pivotal role in competition. Self-belief equates to success. It's the same when training in our kickboxing classes. Our members are taught not to hold themselves back with self-doubt, but rather to give themselves a fighting chance with self-belief.  

Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, there is always a lot to learn in the martial arts. At our London Kickboxing classes, we will not only help you progress, but progress with you, as a concerted unit, with a lot of fun and whooping in the mix.

Sparring and competing is not at all compulsory, but it is most definitely highly recommended in our kickboxing school in London.

Are you keen to get started and score your first "2-2-2-2-2?"




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.



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.