Black Belt School of Excellence
Established 1994

Competition: Amateur & Professional

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School Director:
Neil Holden

Trainer of Several National,
two European and two
World Amateur Champions.

Certified Muaythai
( Thai-Kickboxing )
Instructor
by Grand Master Sken
( Thailand ).

Certified 6th Dan Black Belt
Japanese Kickboxing
( Shihan - Master Grade ).

Training in the Martial Arts
Over 30 years.

Professional Instructor
Over 20 Years.












 




Competition 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 of Kickboxing.

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 your goal.

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!

Amateur Action!
Thai-Kickboxing
'Muaythai Rules' bout.


Baukaw - ( Thailand )
K-1 MAX Champion 2004

delivers a Knee-Kick to

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 :

During 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 bout.

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).

Amateur Action!

Japanese Kickboxing
'K-1 Rules' Bout
.

Phil Dale - ( Warrington )

delivers a Shin-Kick to

Amrit Singh ( Birmingham )
 


Warrington Kickboxing Studio 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.

Amateur Action!

Japanese Kickboxing
'K-1 Rules' bout.


Phil Dale - ( Warrington )

delivers a Right-Punch to

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 Amateur Champions.

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 wins 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 award
( Warrington Guardian ).

Just 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, not only having one World Champion but two!

I.K.F. Amateur World
Super-Middleweight Champion


Graham Sayer- ( Warrington
)

Defeated

Rajeet Singh - ( India
)
 






Professional Bouts:



Professional Kickboxing 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.

For 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 as 'GLORY', 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 level.

Two of our former Professional Champions, Rhys Edwards and Mark Matthews are now part of our team of top-level coaches.

 

Instructors

Rhys
Edwards
4 x Pro. Titles

Mark Matthews
6 x Pro. Titles

Between them they captured
10
Professional Championship Titles
in
Thai-Kickboxing ( Muaythai Rules )
and
Japanese Kickboxing ( K-1 Rules )

 


Rhys Edwards :
Pro. -Regional ( Area ) Welterweight Champion ( S.I.M.T.A. )
Pro. -English Welterweight Champion ( I.K.B.O. )
Pro. -English 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. )







As you can see, Warrington Kickboxing Studio has had great achievments in both the Amateur and the Professional codes.




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.


GLORY

( 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.


GLORY
( Link to official website )


Click on the following link, to see action photo's of Warrington Kickboxers in action!

ACTION PHOTOS
( Link )