Kickboxing – a brief history
Kickboxing has evolved enormously since it was first created in the mid 1970’s.
In the early days, kickboxing was simply an adaptation of freestyle karate and other martial arts but with the addition of boxing gloves.
Over 30 years of development and refinement has made kickboxing a unique sport in its own right and a highly respected martial arts discipline.
The PKA are the founders of American Sport Kickboxing in the UK under our principal Mr. Mike Haig
Our roots in pure American Sport Kickboxing, we are not ex-Karate, or ex-Kung Fu practitioners, but 100% Kickboxing trained.
PKA Kickboxing Guarantee
As the father of American Kickboxing in Great Britain and Europe, I take the responsibility of making sure that PKA-Kickboxing Instructors are of the highest quality, the best. For this reason I insist that all Instructors have Nationally Recognised Coaching Awards, Enhanced CRB checks, adequate insurance and attend regular training seminars to ensure that PKA-Kickboxing students consistently have the benefits of ongoing developments in the sport that they love.
Unfortunately due to the popularity of Kickboxing there are many bogus instructors about. As the PKA are the founders of American Kickboxing our members have the confidence and knowledge that they are learning the real thing. The PKA offers a pure American Kickboxing system, not something dreamed up by some second-rate martial artist trying to cash in on its popularity.
The PKA started American Kickboxing, it is here now and it will be here in the future. If you are ever unhappy about one of your Kickboxing lessons we will refund your training fee. Very few Martial Arts offers this guarantee and follow through with it. I also guarantee that you will find training in the congenial atmosphere of a PKA-Kickboxing club an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
You will learn new skills, meet new friends and enter a very rewarding phase of your life.
May I welcome you into the world of PKA-Kickboxing.
We fine tune our classes to appeal to the masses rather than just hardcore martial arts practitioners. Only by training with us will you learn true Sport Kickboxing as it was intended to be, dynamic, varied, exciting and above all, safe.
The many benefits of Kickboxing include:
- Improved focus and attention span
- Teaches respect and discipline
- Make new friends
- Improved confidence
- Improved fitness and strength
Teens & Adults
- Proven weight loss
- Improved cardio fitness
- Better muscle tone
- Greater strength and flexibility
- Improved self confidence
Although we have trained many great fighters, sparring and competition is completely optional, you will never be forced into doing anything you do not want to.