It is common to ask someone why they joined our martial arts school in London. The answers will be varied: fitness, discipline, confidence, fun, want to become a black belt, learn to protect myself and so on. But the real question to be asked is why do they stay?

It is undeniable: KB members are addicted to the endorphins they get at our Kickboxing classes, Kung Fu classes and self-defence classes in London. They are addicted to the grading process, to progress, to the friendships they make along the way and certainly, addicted to being nurtured in a caring environment.

One of the school's students and instructors, Marianne, said this of Jess' 18 years in the school: "This is just so amazing! Amazing staying power but also great demonstration of how great it is to be part of KB. And making martial arts a way of life – just like Kelly KB and Dee of course!”

To which Jess responded, “#KBforlife.”

What better addiction to have than one that improves your fitness, does wonders for your wellbeing, is filled with positivity, and teaches cool new skills in a nurturing way?

Newer members may come into the room feeling apprehensive, but soon find out that they are being welcomed into a family. 

“2 days can turn into 2 months, then 2 years… We were all beginners once 😉”, says Jess to one our newest members

Members may be punching and kicking each other, but the level of support in the KB dojo is unparalleled. That is how many life-long friendships were formed at class: through mutual admiration and respect.

KB members even go out together during weekends, and have been known to travel together, cementing the idea that the members are indeed a family and will be training together for a long time. #KBFamily #KBforlife!




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?