KICKBOXING CLASSES

OUR KICKBOXING CLASSES

Classes at Gym 01 are split into two groups in order to cater for all of our members. Beginners and Intermediate to Advanced. If you want to progress into the Intermediate to Advanced you can train in the Beginners classes and tick off a certain amount of techniques in order to qualify for the classes. In our fundamental classes the beginner techniques are taught along with more fitness based pad work. Our intermediate to advanced classes cover an array of techniques and drills, with optional sparring after most classes. We have a grading system and there is also the opportunity to compete, both of which are completely voluntary.
Kickboxing classes are a fantastic way to get fit, gain confidence and learn some self defence skills. Kickboxing is considered the sport version of any martial art and although often confused with a martial art itself, it isn’t. This is why you will find Chinese Kickboxing, American Kickboxing, Dutch Kickboxing etc as these will put the types of Kickboxing into rough categories so the individual styles can be labelled. The original martial art of Dutch Kickboxing is Kyokushin Karate, a full contact style founded by Mas Oyama in the mid 1950’s.

Beginner's Kickboxing

Designed for novices, this class offers a welcoming and supportive environment where you’ll learn the fundamental techniques of kickboxing. Our experienced coaches will guide you through basic moves, footwork, and proper form, ensuring you build a strong foundation and gain confidence in your abilities. Whether you’re looking to improve your fitness, boost your self-confidence, or simply have fun while working out, our beginner kickboxing classes are the perfect way to start your martial arts adventure.

Advanced Kickboxing

For those seeking a challenge and aiming to refine their kickboxing skills! If you want to progress into the Intermediate to Advanced you can train in the Beginners classes and tick off a certain amount of techniques in order to qualify for the classes. In this class, experienced coaches delve deeper into the art of kickboxing, honing your techniques, mastering intricate combinations, and enhancing your overall athleticism.

Women's Kickboxing

Empowering women through martial arts, our women’s only kickboxing classes at Gym 01 Fitness and martial arts provide a safe and inclusive space for females of all fitness levels to learn kickboxing techniques while fostering strength, confidence, and self-defence skills. Led by our women’s only coach, Laura, these classes offer a welcoming community where you can challenge yourself, boost your fitness, and gain valuable self-defence knowledge. Whether you’re a beginner or have previous experience, our women’s only kickboxing classes focus on empowering you both mentally and physically, helping you become the best version of yourself.

Mini Ninjas (4-7 years)

Our mini ninjas kickboxing class is specially designed for our youngest martial artists, 4 to 7 years. In this fun and energetic class, children are introduced to the basics of kickboxing in a playful and interactive environment. Our skilled coaches nurture their enthusiasm, teaching them coordination, discipline, and respect while instilling a love for physical activity. Mini ninjas kickboxing is not just about learning kicks and punches; it’s about building confidence, focus, and teamwork skills that will benefit them in all areas of life.

Junior Kickboxing

Our Junior Kickboxing classes are designed for kids and pre-teens who want to explore the world of kickboxing in a structured and supportive setting. Through age-appropriate training techniques and drills, young participants develop essential martial arts skills, including balance, coordination, and self-discipline. Our experienced coaches create a positive and encouraging atmosphere, fostering a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence in every child. Junior kickboxing not only provides physical fitness but also teaches important life skills such as respect, perseverance, and focus.

Teen Kickboxing

Teenagers can unleash their energy and build self-confidence through our teen kickboxing classes! Tailored for adolescents, this class offers a dynamic combination of cardio workouts, strength training, and kickboxing techniques. Our expert coaches guide teens through challenging routines, helping them improve their fitness levels, enhance their self-esteem, and develop valuable self-defence skills. Teen kickboxing provides a positive outlet for their energy, teaching discipline, respect, and focus while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Book Your Taster Day with us!

We understand it can sometimes be daunting signing up to a new gym. Come and trial all of the facilities and any beginner classes for just £12*. We have kit you can borrow to start you off but recommend you get your own kit as soon as possible. We offer starter kits and more which are available at our shop. You are welcome to wear shorts and t-shirt for your trial, but we ask there are no zips or pockets.

*£12 deducted from your membership if you decide to join. T’s & C’s apply.

Coaching

KICKBOXING Coaches

At Gym 01 we teach a hybrid style of Kickboxing which can be most closely associated with Dutch Kickboxing, or K1. Head coach Gareth has practised and studied in Karate, American Kickboxing and Muay Thai. This style of Kickboxing encompasses lots of techniques from all three styles, including clinch work and elbows not often found in other Kickboxing styles.

Kickboxing at Gym 01 is overseen by Gareth Johnson, a 4th Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing, 2nd Dan in Karate, along with a 5th Khan in Muay Thai. He has competed in Karate, K1, Muay Thai, Boxing and MMA and has trained Area, English, and British Champions in Muay Thai and K1.

Assistant Head Coach and Head Coach of the junior classes, Michael Lucy is a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing and has competed in K1 and Muay Thai. Assistant coaches Ian Hollinshead (also a Junior assistant coach) and Bayley Wainwright, both 2nd Dan Black Belts. We also have assistant coaches Emmeline Jones and Laura Keane (Our Women’s Only coach) who are both 1st Dan black Belts in Kickboxing. Sam Green is also an assistant kickboxing coach and junior coach. Sam has competed all around the country in K1 and MMA.

Gareth

Gareth

Head Coach

Sam

Sam

Assistant Coach

Michael

Michael

Assistant Head Coach

Ian

Ian

Assistant Coach

Bayley

Bayley

Assistant Coach

Laura

Laura

Women's Only Coach

Em

Em

Assistant Coach

Phone

Address

Units 15 & 16,
Partnership Park,
Portsmouth,
PO4 8DF

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