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 […]

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 […]

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 […]