Black Belt School of Excellence
Established 1994

Competition: Amateur / Professional.

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Neil Holden

Trainer of
Muay-Thai, Kickboxing
and -M.M.A. Champions

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

Black Belt Graded
by Master Azuma
( Japan )

W.K.A. Registered
7th Dan Black Belt

Training in the Martial Arts
+ 40 years.

Professional Instructor
+ 30 Years.


Competing is not compulsary for members of Warrington Kickboxing, ( no member is ever presssured to fight - which unfortunately happens at a lot of other clubs ).

The majority of our members train at the Wolf Gym specifically for the Fitness & Self-defence applications of Kickboxing.

However, for those who do wish to test their skills and receive Medals or Trophies and maybe even win Championship Titles, Warrington Kickboxing has a very successfull "CHAMPIONS PROGRAM" that can help you to achieve this 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 ( Muay-Thai Rules ) depending on the format used by a promotion.


How the journey begins : Club Level.

Members start off with Club level Sparring. This is Free-Sparring in the Ring or in the Octagon with another member of the same Club, either during a Class or during a 'Dual' ( 2 Person ) Personal-Training session.

Eventually, once a member has their basic blocking / defence skills to an
adequate level, they can then progress from Club level Sparring to
'Inter-Club' level Sparring.


Inter-Club Sparring-Days :

Warrington Kickboxing firmly believes in giving its members the best preparation it can when it comes to competing, and as a member of our Martial Arts Academy you will have access to regular Inter-Club Sparring-Days.

This is where you Free-Spar with someone from another club, ( Inter-Club means between-clubs ).

At an Inter-Club Sparring-Day, bouts are 'Non-Decision' meaning there is No Winner and No Loser.

Bouts are strictly 'Controlled-Contact' Sparring with an emphasis on Speed and Technique.

Sparring Days help you gain competition experience in a controlled environment, as you will need to do a Weigh in when you arrive for your bout and you will also have a Coach warming you up in the changing area prior to entering the ring.

During your bout a Coach will give you cornering advice and there is a small crowd watching you, ( friends & families often attend to give their support ).

There is also a Referee to control the contact level and to make sure that the rules are adhered to.

Bouts are filmed and then you can review later with your Coach and get advice on any mistakes that you made or techniques that you need to improve.

Inter-Club bouts are a great way to improve your skills, especially when combined with regular Belt Grading examinations.

Most people thoroughly enjoy their first Inter-Club bout and go on to do many more Sparring-Days on a regular basis.

The Wolf-Gym holds Inter-Club Sparring-Days six times a year, in January, March, May, July, September and November.

Inter-Club Sparring bouts are 3 rounds of 60 seconds.


'K1-Light' : Scored-Sparring

Once a member is confident with their 'Inter-Club' Sparring, they can progress on to 'Scored-Sparring'.

Scored-Sparring is also known as 'K1-Light'.

Scored-Sparring bouts have Winners and Losers. Emphasis is on out-scoring your opponent using Speed & Technique. All bouts are Controlled-Contact.

There is quite an element of fitness required for K1-Light contests, and members often step up their training in the 4 weeks prior to competing via a training camp which entails 3 x a week Kickboxing and 3 x a week running. The Wolf-Gym gives discounted training to those members training 3 x a week.

There are opportunities to win Championship title belts under the K1-Light format.

K1-Light contests are 3 rounds of 90 seconds.

'K1-Rules' : Full-Contact

Members progress from Controlled-Contact 'K1-Light' bouts to Full-Contact Amateur fights known as 'K1-Rules'.

During bouts under 'K1-Rules' a fighter can win a contest by KO or TKO as well as by Out-Pointing their opponent should the fight last the distance.


Progression : Of an Amateur Fighter.

Club Sparring : During regular class or during a Dual-PT Session.

'Inter-Club' ( Sparring ) bout : 3 Rounds of 60 seconds.

'K1-Light' ( Controlled-Contact ) bout : 3 Rounds of 90 seconds.

'K1-Rules' ( Full-Contact ) bout : 3 Rounds of 120 seconds.


Children aged 6-11 ( Primary School ) compete under JUNIOR RULES
which allow No Head-Contact.



World Championships :

A Thai-Kickboxing Amateur World Championship Tournament is held each year in Thailand that is organised by I.F.M.A. ( International Federation Muay-Thai Amateurs ).

Amateur Muay-Thai!

Baukaw - ( Thailand )
K-1 MAX Champion 2004

delivers a Knee-Kick to

Keiren Keddle ( England )
WAKO / I.K.F. World Champion


Amateur K1
Japanese Kickboxing

Phil Dale - ( Warrington )

delivers a Shin-Kick to

Amrit Singh ( Birmingham )

Warrington Kickboxing / Wolf-Gym 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 K1
Japanese Kickboxing

Phil Dale - ( Warrington )

delivers a Punch to

Amrit Singh ( Birmingham )


The Wolf-Gym has had members compete in literally hundereds of Amateur bouts over the last thirty years, with many winning Championship titles.

Two of our members succesfully progressed all the way through the rankings to become Amateur World Champions.

Warrington Kickboxer, Chris Heath captured the Amateur World Lightweight Title when he defeated the defending Champion Hakan Yildiz of Turkey.

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 Chris Heath!

Warrington Kickboxer, Graham Sayer actually 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 Muay-Thai 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 capturing the I.K.F. Amateur World Super-Middleweight title.

many outstanding achievements even saw him win the 2005 Warrington Sports Personality of the Year award
( Warrington Guardian ).

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

Graham Sayer- ( Warrington


Rajeet Singh - ( India

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!

Professional Bouts:

Professional Kickboxing is a very tough combat-sport and only very few members 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 can be 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! ).

KICKBOXING is currently one of the World's fastest growing
Combat-sports, lead by the promotion


Click on the following link, this will take you to the official website for

the World's leading
Professional Kickboxing Promotion.


( Click the above link to the official website )


The Wolf-Gym has had great achievments in both the Amateur and the Professional codes.

Neil Holden has trained several Professional Champions that have shared the ring with the best in the country, as well as represent England at International level.

Three of these Champions, Rhys Edwards and Mark Matthews and Darren Collins also became Instructors under Neil Holden.



4 x Pro. Titles

Mark Matthews
6 x Pro. Titles

Darren Collins

2 x Pro. Titles

Between them they captured
Professional Championship Titles
Thai-Kickboxing ( Muay-Thai Rules )
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. )

Darren Collins :
Pro. Regional ( Area ) Light- Welterweight Champion ( W.A.K.O. - Pro )
Pro. English Light- Welterweight Champion ( W.A.K.O. - Pro )

As you can see, Wolf-Gym has had great achievments in both the Amateur and the Professional codes.

The following link will take you to some photo's of Warrington Kickboxers in action.

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

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