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 […]

The power and the glory! Fighters show their prowess at HKA Fight Night 10

Saturday night saw Hastings Kickboxing Academy stage its tenth ‘Fight Night’. A total of 26 fights made up the packed card and a capacity crowd at Horntye enjoyed a classic night of kickboxing, boxing and K1. Here HKA’s Chief Instructor Carl Denne reviews the performance of the fighters from his own club on the night […]

Hastings Kickboxing Academy – giving a little guidance

Hastings Kickboxing Academy has been spreading its message to new audiences recently bringing the sport to the members of the 13th St Leonard’s Guides group. Chief Instructor Carl Denne and is team were invited in to deliver an hour long kickboxing and self defence seminar. Carl says: “They were a fantastic group of enthusiastic young […]

Getting ‘better and better’ grading successes at HKA

Hastings Kickboxing Academy held one of its regular gradings earlier this month and according to Chief Instructor Carl Denne the results show the clubs members just keep getting ‘better and better. Carl says: “Since our change to the time table last month we have already seen a great improvement in the classes as we now […]

Awayday nets Hastings Kickboxing Academy FIVE new champions

At the weekend Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) took part in the WKO Five Nations tournament. For the academy’s Chief Instructor Carl Denne it was a big day: “I just want to say how proud I am of the way the team conducted themselves, this was HKA’s first tournament in about seven years, so it was […]

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. […]