Hastings Kickboxing Academy – the future’s bright

Chief instructor at Hastings Kickboxing Academy, Carl Denne is looking forward to the next few years as he watches his students grow and develop.

“We really are starting to get some amazing young talent in the gym and really looking forward to the next few years as they develop and expand theirs skills as kickboxers,” says Carl.

Last weekend Carl put his students through a rigorous grading and was delighted to see 55 of them pass their respective grades. Thos who were successful are listed below.


Hannah Sarid
Vanessa Alves
Harry Spink
Annabell Brampton
Tayler Price
Maddison Price
Jake Payne
Gillian Payne
Kieran Hoad
Skarlett Hoad
Charlotte Ham
Frank Bebb
Jaidan Preston
George Honey
Rhys Bailey
Oliver Foley
Karima Daniels
Kacey King
Courtey King
Rebecca Chan
Alfie Gray
Paige Kingham


Haylan Corbett
Suzanna Sazkissyan
Leon Sazkissyan
Khira Pells
Steve Willis
Josh Colvin
Sefton Blatchley
Isobel Blatchley
Roman Nadiri
Angel Girard
Lucia Collins
Tyler Howell
Poppy Keogh-Wilsdon<
Jake Burgess
Amelia Gould
Alfie Morgan

HKA students proudly show off  their grading certificates.


Fynley Shorter
Jayden Greenhow
Riley Davis
Jordan Hiesley-White
Dan Penn
Abigail Jordan


Jesse-James Matten
Charlie Drury


Drew Rogers
Kianna Tucker
Mollie Matten
Cameron Glover-Sims


Jack Willard
Bethany Denne
Leyton Glover-Sims

Chief Instructor Carl Denne says: “The purple and blue grades have to endure a four hour assessment of non-stop workouts, drills, pad sessions, sparring and combat work, they are really put through their paces and at the end are completely shattered, knowing if they pass they have really earned it.

“HKA has been growing for years now and for me its great to see martial arts and kickboxing becoming a major part in so many people’s lives. I’m incredibly thankful to have so many positive, strong, friendly, skilled and like-minded people around me”

For more details on grading, competition or training with HKA please visit www.hastingskickboxing.co.uk  or contact Carl on 07949 221946

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