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Established 1994

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

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

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

Training in the Martial Arts
Over 35 years.

Professional Instructor
Over 25 Years.



is known as 'The art of Striking', and Striking is regarded by many as the ultimate method of Combat.

There are various Kickboxing formats / styles around the World.

For example Japanese-Kickboxing ( K-1 ), Thai-Kickboxing ( Muaythai ), Chinese Kickboxing ( Sanda ), and Burmese-Kickboxing ( Lethwei ).

All of the styles use Kicking and Boxing techniques and due to this all are grouped together under the generic term 'Kickboxing'.

Today KICKBOXING is often referred to simply as 'STRIKING'.


a book by Christopher Delph.

Covering all the aspects of Kickboxing when competing under Muaythai rules

The Wolf-Gym's Kickboxing system teaches Striking using Kicks, Punches, Knees, and Elbows.

These are the core techniques that are used in
'Ring-Sport' events under Japanese Kickboxing ( K-1 Rules ) and Thai-Kickboxing ( Muaythai Rules ).



Israel Adeysanya, from City Kickboxing Gym in New Zealand, used elite level
'MMA-Striking' to capture the UFC World Middleweight Title ( 05/10/2019 ) when he knocked out the defending Champion Robert Whittaker.


Cage-Kickboxing, is a style of Kickboxing that is modified for Strikers competing under Mixed-Martial-Arts rules, such as those used by the
UFC ( Ultimate Fighting Championship ), and is often referred to as 'MMA-Striking'.

As well as Striking techniques while standing, as seen in 'K-1' & 'Muaythai' bouts Cage-Kickboxing also includes 'Split-Level-Striking' and 'Ground-Striking' as well as 'Takedown-Defence' to counter an opponent that may try to wrestle you to the floor.

'Split-Level-Striking' is when one person is at Standing level and their opponent is at Grounded level.

'Ground-Striking' is when both persons are on the floor, and is often referred to as 'Ground-&-Pound'.


Holy Holm, who fights out of American Kickboxing Academy in the USA, used elite level 'MMA-Striking' to capture the UFC World Bantamweight Title, when she knocked out the undefeated Ronda Rousey ( 15/11/2015 ).


Note :
Split-Level-Striking, Ground-Striking and Takedown-Defence is not taught at most Kickboxing gyms as the majority of clubs only focus on the 'Ring-Sport' and their preferred ruleset
, ( K-1 or Muaythai ).

However, the Wolf-Gym's Kickboxing syllabus also covers Cage-Kickboxing ( MMA-Striking ).



The techniques of 'Split-Level-Striking', 'Ground-Striking' and 'Takedown-Defence' can also be applied as Self-Defence skills.

When training Striking skills specificallty for Self-Defence applications, this is known as 'Combat-Kickboxing'.

Self-Defence training, should always cover both the Combat ranges of Standing and when Grounded, as you never know how a Self-Defence situation may turn out.

Note :
The most important fight anyone could win, is not one that rewards you with a medal or a trophy, but one that either changes your life or even saves your life!

Any club that does not cover 'Split-Level-Striking' , 'Ground-Striking' and 'Takedown-Defence' should not advertise that they teach Self-Defence.

Approximately 95% of our members train for Self-Defence ( Combat-Kickboxing ) with about 5% training for Competion ( Cage-Kickboxing ). There is no pressure on anyone to compete.


The Wolf-Gym's Black Belt syllabus covers Striking that can be applied to all four of the main Kickboxing formats.

Japanese-Kickboxing ( K-1 Rules ) : Ring

Thai-Kickboxing ( Muaythai Rules ) : Ring

Cage-Kickboxing ( Striking - for - MMA ) : Cage

Combat-Kickboxing ( Striking - for - Self-Defence ) : Street.

Our winning system has produced a combined total of over 45 Champions under Muaythai, K-1 and MMA rules. Two of our Champions have even won World Titles, one of which also won Warrington Sports Personality of the year 2007.

We have also had more than 50 members gain the coveted Black Belt.

These are outstanding achievements for any Martial Arts Academy!

If your goal is..... learn Kickboxing for Self-Defence & improved personal fitness and maybe even gaining your 'Black Belt'.....0 .....0

.....or if your goal is..... compete in the Ring or the Cage and maybe win a 'Championship Belt'.....

.............Then the Wolf Gym's Striking System would be ideal for you!

Please take a few minutes to visit each page of this website for lots of information about the Wolf Gym - Warrington Kickboxing Studio, and also about Kickboxing the Combat Sport & Martial Art.

To book in and activate £FREE trial session, please send a text stating "KICKBOXING ENQUIRY :"

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Please send the text to 07973-43-18-18, and a member of our team will contact you.