SWKA’s kickboxing classes are semi-contact, which means light contact to the head and body. Student safety is taken very seriously and the club always has trained first aiders at events and are fully insured.

We train under BKBU kick boxing rules – as that’s who we fight under – and so we focus on semi-contact which means learning the skill in boxing rather than just trying to knock your opponent out!

SWKA sessions combine a mixture of activities during their classes including;

Kickboxing classes have many benefits for students who take part, and the welfare of students are important and the SWKA does everything it can to reduce the likelihood of injury and we do have a great injury record through fight days and class sessions, with only 3 injuries in 8 years sustained by students.

Some of the benefits for students are as follows;

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  • I love attending classes as it get me out exercising and meeting new people. Whilst helping me develop as a person and improve my concentration.


    Taz Spirit Combat and Kickboxing Student
  • The reasons I train with swka: the people I train with are good people, there is always a laugh and a joke to be had, the people are there because they want to lean a new skill set, the instructors are top notch, and we always go away from each lesson having learnt something new

    Adrian, Student who is now a 1st Dan Black Belt