Fifty members of Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) graded last weekend and according to chief instructor Carl Denne there were some ‘fantastic achievements’.
Carl says that gradings don’t just grade the children in the actual martial art but also helps them to understand things like time keeping for events, making sure they have everything they need on the day and working under pressure in addition to reinforcing discipline, and respect. Kickboxing, he says brings many positive attributes kickboxing to help youngsters improve their lives.
Carl says: “I’m very proud of the team at HKA, over the last year we have watched some of the younger members start to mature and grow within the sport becoming strong and confident kickboxers.”
All passing their grades were –
RED: Aaliyah Michael, Diarco Shekha, Dave Gould, Amelia Gould, Sanjay Rajan, Skye Cox, Lucia Collins, Lola Mae, Fletcher Collins, Dexter Turner, Jake McCann, Jamie Marroum, Daniel Willis, Amy Willis, Joshua Frazer, Alfie Morgan, Abigail Jordan, Dan Penn, Teddy Reed, Rosie Reed, Haylan Corbett
YELLOW: Mollie Podmore, Charlie Drury, Elsa McSweeney, Darcy West, Jack Evans, Kyle Lowrie, Poppy Garoich, Louis Kebble, Jimmy Syrett, Brooke Cradock, Jessica Small.
ORANGE: Isaak Standivan, Ellis Barlow, Sophie Cutting, Henry Baldwin, Jim McSweeney, Duncan Maclean, Maddie Ellis, Neya Corbett, Lilly Greenhow.
PURPLE: Alex Miller.
BLUE: Callum Helsdown.
GREEN: Drew Rogers, Lottie Mead, Tayla Ranson, Jake Willard, Billyjoe Fitzgerald, Henry Baldwin.
HKA trains at its own gym at Brook Way with sessions seven days a week. HKA also works with local schools helping to promote healthy leaving, anti-bullying and helping build confidence in young people.
Carl says: “We welcome people to come along and see our brand new gym and speak to the Kickboxing experts on how we can help them out.”
Contact Carl on 07949 221946. Or visit the website