Ready for ‘kombat’ HKA clocks up more success in Kent’s Kombat Zone

Hastings Kickboxing Academy fighters were at Kombat Zone in Kent on Sunday and a successful night it was for them too. George French once again proved his dominance in the ring winning with what his coach carl Denne described as: “…a perfectly executed body shot from the heavens. Something we have been working on over […]

Big medal haul for HKA at ICO British Open in Birmingham

Ten members of the Hastings Kickboxing Academy Fight team travelled to Birmingham to take part in the ICO British Open. It was the first time the fight team had ever taken part in an event like this and according to Chief Instructor Carl Denne the whole team put on strong performances and represented HKA extremely […]

Fury gives White Rock audience a glimpse behind the mask!

Tyson Fury has enjoyed huge success in the boxing ring but his biggest fight has been waged against depression and anxiety, “I’m a normal man who makes mistakes on a daily basis like everybody else..” he says. As part of a nationwide tour, he visited Hastings to tell his story to a packed audience at […]

‘Gorgeous’ George steps up to the mark

Finding his confidence… Last week  ‘Gorgeous’ George French stepped up a a few notches just six weeks after going for trials for the Queensbury boxing league writes Carl Denne of Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA)!  They could see he had talent and offered us a tough match against an very experienced boxer Ami Raham. In true […]

HKA’s successful day battling in Kent

Hasting Kickboxing Academy had a team of fighters at Battle of Kent in Gillingham last weekend. The HKAteam scored four wins – two of them by stoppage and two loses. Here Head Coach Carl Denne reviews the performance of his squad on the day. Sanjay Rajan was first up and scored a second round stoppage, […]

Jake tears it up against a world class fighter

Jake Willard (in the white trousers) raised the bar again at the Casino Rooms in Rochester at the weekend in only his second full-contact fight. Jake was matched against Sonny Grieves from the world-class gym, Mick Crossland’s Combat Academy. Both lads had had time off due to injuries and both were clearly wanting to win. […]

Sportsmen with grit, determination and an overwhelming will to succeed

We’ve enjoyed meeting people, talking to them and finding out their story and as part of our review of 2018 we are revisiting some great profiles of local sporting heroes. There’s Stu and Tarnya Allen who are helping put British wrestling back on the map, Ross Garnett who was taking swimming lessons in 2017 and […]

Fighting their hearts out at Battle of Kent

Last weekend Hastings Kickboxing Academy had a great day at Battle of Kent. First up was Billy-Joe who had two fights and scored two wins, he deserves a massive ‘well done’. His first fight was fantastic. Billy-Joe only has one button, he just goes in to fight with no slow, or light mode, which means […]

Victory boxers show their mettle in front of a capacity audience

It was another action packed night of boxing in Sussex Coast College last night as the fighters from Victory Boxing took to the ring to give a capacity crowd an inspiring display of courage and skill. And for one man it was a night he has been training for for almost two years, Arron Evans […]