Carl Denne – a completely different level of determination!

As it was for so many gym owners lockdown was a body blow to Carl Denne. For four months he has remained relentlessly upbeat, posting daily messages of support and encouragement to Hastings Kickboxing Academy’s 300 plus members. Today the day he feared might never come has actually arrived and he’ll be throwing open his […]

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 […]

Success after success as George piled up the wins at the weekend

On Saturday night George French made his second appearance in the Queensberry Boxing League (QBL) in a stunning venue at the Epsom racecourse. This time he was matched against a much fairer opponent John Barnard at light middleweight. After just 30 seconds of the first round George found his range and quickly took control of […]

‘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 […]

A VERY busy week at HKA and the standards are sky-high

Hastings Kickboxing Academy’s Chief Instructor Carl Denne is over the moon after his club’s latest grading. “A huge congratulations to everybody who passed their grading last week; red, yellow, orange, green, purple and blue,” says Carl. “It was amazing to see how high the standards are, especially with the higher grades but overall the standard […]

Billy is victorious after three hard fought rounds

There was another win for Hastings Kickboxing Academy’s Billy Joe Fitzgerald when he fought Sam Chand, a talented – and tall – Taekwondo world champion at the Victory Kickboxing Series last month. Sam didn’t make it easy with a long front leg making it hard for Billy to find his range. But throughout the fight, […]

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, […]