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 […]

Chopbacks bow out in fractious encounter

South Coast Athletico 1Wadhurst United 2 It was cup weekend and the Chopbacks were back at home for their first Premier Travel Cup match against ESFL Premier Division side Wadhurst United. Yet again Athletico was missing a couple of key players so squad rotation was again required for this tough test against higher opposition. After a Brad Owens goal just one minute in the Chopbacks managed to […]

Chopbacks win despite not playing at their best

Rye Town 1South Coast Athletico 3 In what was expected to be the toughest test of the season so far, the Chopbacks were on the road for their East Sussex Football League Division 1 clash with Rye Town. For the second weekend in a row the club were missing some key players which again gave others within the squad their chance […]

Three in a row – Chopbacks’ very own hat-trick

South Coast Athletico 5 Victoria Baptists 2 This weekend saw the Chopbacks back at home for their East Sussex Football League Division 1 clash with Victoria Baptists. The Chopbacks were missing some key players which gave others within the squad their chance to make their mark. Two quickfire goals from Nick Gamble and Brad Owens ensured the Chopbacks went in at half time 2-0 up. The side went out […]