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. […]

More competition success for HKA

I’m very proud of our Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) team in their performances at the Casino Rooms in Rochester at the weekend writes Carl Denne.  First up was Sanjay Rajan competing in only his second fight. The Casino Rooms is a night club and represents a massive step up for a youngster at this stage […]

‘Pure class’ Kickboxing at its very best…

Fighters from Hastings Kickboxing Academy walked in to the ‘Kombat Zone’ at the Casino Rooms in Rochester last night and they came away with victories under their belts. Nick Lelliott was in a rematch against Matt Geere, the man he’d beaten in Hastings last autumn, and not only did Nick win his fight by a […]

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 […]

Riley and Abigail – controlled and thoughtful in competition

Hastings Kickboxing Academy attended a light contact show at TKO last weekend writes Carl Denne.  Although we have a big team we could only match Riley Davis and Abigail Jordan. ‘Super’ Riley was up first and was awesome. He was controlled, listened and gave a perfect little performance wining not just his second fight but […]