Grass Routes – breaking down barriers!

Flashes of orange now cut through the running community in Hastings. Grass Routes Trail Running and Outdoor Fitness CIC was founded this summer by director Aimee Whatford, the company aims to address barriers that different people face in accessing outdoor exercise – this includes but is not limited to refugees, BAME and LGBTQ individuals, people […]

Back to competitive action at HKA

Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) hosted it’s first day show on Saturday July 24th at its new premises on Castleham Industrial Estate. Back to back action saw 28 bouts displaying a mixture of Kickboxing, K1 and Muay Thai. The event was attended by fighters representing clubs from eight martial arts organisations located throughout the South East, […]

First Muay Thai seminar at HKA

Last weekend Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) held its first Muay Thai seminar hosted by Liam Harrison.  Carl Denne, owner and Chief Instructor at HKA said: “Liam ‘The Hitman” Harrison is one of the top English fighters in Muay Thai and Kickboxing, winning numerous World Champion titles throughout his career. “The seminar was a huge success, […]

‘High standard’ on display at HKA grading

Hastings Kickboxing Academy held its grading last weekend with over 80 students taking part. Both instructors were really impressed by the hard work and dedication shown by the students in preparation for their grading and the results have shown this with many grading to a very high standard.  During lockdown HKA moved to bigger premises […]

Football In Focus

Sedlescombe Rangers Football Club announced over the weekend they will begin pre-season training from Thursday June 24th for a sharp start from 7pm, with weekly Tuesday and Thursday sessions thereafter. These are open training sessions with new players welcome to attend. The club is looking to add talented players to their first team (Mid Sussex […]

Chopbacks fail to take chances

Premier & Division 1 CupGroup Match 1 Battle Town 3South Coast Athletico 0 After four months without kicking a ball the Chopbacks were finally able to step foot onto a football pitch again, against a very good Battle Town from the Premier Division. The Chopbacks were missing some big players for the first match back and with the option of using five […]

HKA online training session smashes its fundraising target

Adapting to survive has become the watchword of many businesses during the Covid-19 lockdowns that we have experienced in the last year. One of the business sectors hardest hit have been the independent gyms that have been forced to close choking off much needed revenues. While Chief Instructor at Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) Carl Denne […]