About Us

AKA Karate and Kickboxing

Welcome to AKA Karate and Kickboxing, we practice freestyle karate combat a blend of kickboxing/takedowns and Glory/K1 kickboxing. We also train traditional karate which includes the above plus Kata and self defence techniques.

The chief instructor is Steve Goodhand who has 20 years martial arts coaching experience and is well versed in a variety of martial arts and a 4th Dan in Karate. He is also a Level 4 Strength and Conditioning coach specialised in combat sports.

You can choose your preferred classes or have a different blend of your choice, all have benefits including confidence, fitness, power, flexibility, discipline, improvement of both physical and mental health.

Karate has also been proven to help children with ADHD and Autism.

Kickboxing Techniques

  • Kicks
  • Knees
  • Punches

Karate Combat Techniques

  • Kicks
  • Punches
  • Open hand strikes
  • Throws and Takedowns
  • Holds and pins

Karate and Self defence techniques

  • All the above plus
  • Elbows
  • Joint Locks
  • Chokes and Strangles
  • Kata
  • and more

Fees

Per Person

  • 1 session per week £30 per Month or £25 student/Concessions
  • 2 sessions per week £40 per Month or £35 student/Concessions
  • 3 sessions per week £50 per Month or £40 student/Concessions
  • Unlimited 4 sessions plus zoom £55 or £50 student/Concessions

Family discounts

Extra per family member

  • 1 session per week £15 per Month
  • 2 sessions per week £25 per Month
  • 3 sessions per week £35 per Month
  • Unlimited 4 sessions plus zoom £40

PAYG

  • £9.50
  • £8.50 Student/Concessions

Membership and insurance

£15 per year from EKF membership and personal insurance

Payments

Please contact after straight after your taster session to set up you payments.

Either Paypal or Standing order.

You can join the whatsapp group either email or text for more info

Equipment

Taster session requires no equipment but if you have gloves please bring them. Just wear any sports/loose clothes.

The 1st essential pieced of equipment is gloves, then view the below equipment list.

Adults Equipment (13+)

  • Shin and instep pads
  • 16-14oz boxing gloves
  • Sparring MMA gloves (karate only)
  • Gum shield
  • Groin Guard (Men)
  • Karate Suit (Karate only)

Optional

  • Body Armour
  • Head guard
  • Ear guard

Juniors Equipment (6-12)

  • Shin and instep pads
  • Sparring MMA gloves or karate gloves (karate only)
  • Boxing Gloves
  • Head guard (check or full face best option)
  • Gum shield unless full head guard
  • Groin Guard (Boys)
  • Karate Suit (karate only)

Optional

  • Body armour

Buying equipment

You can source you own equipment and decide you own budget there are various discount outlets now, such as sports direct, decathlon and various online outlets such as amazon. I can get kit at a good price from https://www.fightequipmentuk.com/ and https://www.playwell.co.uk/ please contact for pricing.

Welfare Officer and Child Protection

All instructors have Advance DBS checks and we also have a welfare officer for any issues in class.

Welcome to AKA Karate and Kickboxing

For any questions feel free to contact us, looking forward to training with you soon

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