is not compulsary for any of our members, and
most members happily train at the Wolf Gym purely
for the fitness and self-defence applications
However for those who do wish to test their skills
and receive trophies and maybe even win Championship
Titles, Warrington Kickboxing
Studio has a very successfull "CHAMPIONS
PROGRAM" that can help you to achieve
Starting out as an Amateur ( wearing safety equipment
), then progressing through the ranks to become
a Professional ( without safety equipment ) Warrington
Kickboxers compete under Japanese Kickboxing (
K-1 Rules ) or Thai-Kickboxing
( Muaythai Rules
Note, not every school follows
the method of Amateur and then Professional competition,
and some clubs will encourage their members to
compete immediately in Professional bouts, without
ever gaining any prior experience as an Amateur
- Warrington Kickboxing Studio strongly
advises against this!
'Muaythai Rules' bout.
Baukaw - ( Thailand )
K-1 MAX Champion 2004
delivers a Knee-Kick
Keiren Keddle ( England )
WAKO / I.K.F. World Champion
Warrington Kickboxing Studio firmly believes
in giving its members the best preparation it
can when it comes to competing, and as a member
of our school you would have access to Amateur
bouts on a regular basis via the Amateur Kickboxing
Association of England.
Link to the A.K.A. ( www.amateurkickboxingassociation.org
Amateur Bouts :
Amateur bouts as well as Boxing Gloves, Groin
Guards and Gum Shields further protective equipment
is also worn such as Headguards
and Shinpads. To
enhance safety, the rounds in an Amateur bout
are also of a shorter duration than a Professional
Additionally, there are two levels within the
sport of Amateur Kickboxing.
Initially Novice level Amateurs test themselves
at Interclub-Sparring days, (Interclub
means 'Between Clubs').
Interclub Sparring matches are competative but
only allow Controlled-Contact and are used by
Kickboxers to practise using their skills while
under 'limited' pressure.
Once a Kickboxer feels confident Sparring at Interclub
level he may decide to step up from 'Controlled-Contact'
to 'Full-Contact' and Challenge for a Title belt
at an Amateur tournament Championships.
In the U.K. for Amateurs competing under Japanese
Kickboxing 'K1 Rules' there is an English Tournament
Championships and a British Tournament Championships
held each year organised by the W.K.A.
(World Kickboxing Association).
A Thai-Kickboxing Amateur World Championship Tournament
is held each year in Thailand that is organised
by I.F.M.A. (International
Federation Muaythai Amateurs).
'K-1 Rules' Bout.
Phil Dale - ( Warrington )
delivers a Shin-Kick
Amrit Singh ( Birmingham )
has been a strong supporter of the Amateur code
ever since the I.A.M.T.F.
( International Amateur Muay Thai Federation )
started to pursue Olympic recognition for Thai-Kickboxing
( Muay Thai ) in the 1990's.
'K-1 Rules' bout.
Phil Dale - ( Warrington )
delivers a Right-Punch
Amrit Singh ( Birmingham )
Warrington Kickboxing has had members compete
in literally hundereds of Amateur bouts over the
last twenty years, with many winning Championship
titles. Two of our members succesfully progressed
all the way through the rankings to become World
Warrington Kickboxer, Chris
Heath captured the Amateur World Lightweight
Title when he defeated the defending Champion
Hakan Yildiz of Turkey.
Yildiz was one of
the most experienced Amateur fighters on the International
circuit at the time with an outstanding record
of 86 contests with 83
including many bouts in Thailand! This was an
incredible win for Heath!
Warrington Kickboxer, Graham
Sayer won 'Two' Amateur
World Titles. His first was a World title at Middleweight.
Graham defeated Ibrahim
Bulduk, for this title. Bulduk
was an outstanding Amateur with a record of 46
bouts to his name, and at the time had
recently been the winner of the PRINCE'S
CUP in Thailand, a prestigious Amateur
tournament held under Muaythai Rules in Bangkok
to honour the King of Thailand.
Graham went on to
succesfully defend his Amateur World Middleweight
title a total of five times
before moving up a division and also winning the
Amateur World Super-Middleweight title. Graham's
many outstanding achievements even saw him win
the Warrington Sports Personality of the Year
from reading over some of the results that Warrington
Kickboxers have achieved in the Amateur code,
you will clearly see why we are so highly regarded,
only having one World Champion but two!
Sayer- ( Warrington
Rajeet Singh - ( India )
is a very tough combat-sport and only very few
students ever progress onto this high level. Usually
it is for those members who have progressed through
the Amateur Circuit, and having confidentally
won several Amateur Championship title belts are
seeking further challenges.
those that do compete in the Professional code,
the rewards can be high. Professional fighters
get paid to compete and there are opportunities
to fight abroad. The best professionals in the
World today compete the Kickboxing promotion known
which pays its Champions winning purses of over
$100'000.00 ( One
Hundred Thousand Dollars! ).
Warrington Kickboxing Studio
has had several Professional Champions that have
shared the ring with the best in the country,
as well as represent England at International
Two of our former Professional Champions, Rhys
Edwards and Mark
Matthews are now part of our team of top-level
4 x Pro. Titles
6 x Pro. Titles
Between them they captured
Professional Championship Titles
Thai-Kickboxing ( Muaythai
Japanese Kickboxing ( K-1
( Area ) Welterweight Champion
( S.I.M.T.A. )
Welterweight Champion ( I.K.B.O. )
Welterweight Champion ( W.A.K.O. Pro.)
Pro. -British Welterweight
Champion ( W.A.K.O. Pro.)
Mark Matthews :
Pro. Regional ( Area ) Super-Lightweight
Champion ( I.K.B.O. )
Pro. Regional ( Area ) Light- Welterweight
Champion ( W.A.K.O. - Pro )
Pro. English Light- Welterweight Champion
( W.A.K.O. - Pro )
Pro. British Welterweight Champion ( I.S.K.A.
Pro. Commonwealth Welterweight Champion ( I.S.K.A.
Pro. Inter-Continental Super-Welterweight Champion
( W.P.K.L. )
you can see, Warrington
Kickboxing Studio has had great achievments
in both the Amateur and the Professional codes.
is currently one of the World's fastest
Combat-sports, lead by the promotion
Click on the following link, this will take
you to the official website for
Professional Kickboxing Promotion.
( Click the above link to the official website
Kickboxing is currently one of the World's fastest
growing Combat-sports, lead by the promotion "GLORY".
Click on the following link, this will take you
to the official website for GLORY
the World's leading Professional Kickboxing Promotion.
( Link to official website )
on the following link, to see action photo's of
Warrington Kickboxers in action!
( Link )