Ilkeston Kickboxing Classes, Derbyshire 2019-05-19T19:53:32+00:00


Mixed Levels and Ages (8+Years)

Wednesdays 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy
King George Avenue,
Ilkeston, Derbyshire,


The Ilkeston kickboxing class is our longest running club formed in 2008. It is well established with 2 classes : Little Dragons for 4-8 year olds and Junior Kickboxing for under 14’s with Adults Kickboxing for all students of any age.

Taught by instructors Marie & Matt Ward

Little Dragons Kickboxing

Little Dragons Kickboxing is a specialist Kickboxing class aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 6. The class is taught by husband and wife team Marie & Matt Ward with help from coach Luke Sergeant. The classes are a fun way for your children to start martial arts by learning through basic techniques, games and discipline. Each week is different and award patches such as ‘confidence, good manners, respect are earned when the children achieve the desired levels. Marie & Matt have years of professional Kickboxing teaching experience, as well as holding full CRB checks, martial arts specific insurance, child safeguarding certificates, and first aid qualifications.

you know that your own little dragons are in the safest possible hands!

Junior Kickboxing & Mixed Ages/Levels Kickboxing

Because there are 2 instructors we are able to split the class for beginner and lower level juniors from the adults.

There are a wide range of levels in the Junior class with many ‘graduates’ from the earlier dragons class. We teach juniors basic and advanced techniques and kickboxing skills in a way that does not become boring or repetitive but challenging and exciting. Because the class is usually very busy it is taught by 2 instructors and coaches and we encourage the more advanced junior kickboxers to help out and pass their own knowledge onto new students and younger ones.

Juniors in this class begin to learn the PKA Grading Syllabus and start to learn Kickboxing Sparring and take part in tournaments and competitions if they wish to do so. We have many juniors in our clubs that have won local & national tournaments.

Although we do not teach all the children to become ‘fighters’ we do none the less teach realistic kickboxing techniques and give our utmost support and coaching if they wish to compete. One of our main rules in the class is having respect for adults and other students in the class.

The  class on Wednesday evening is also for adults but some advanced juniors do train in the class. Here we teach all levels of techniques and levels of kickboxing but we encourage everybody to work to their own level and pace. Each week is different and we always have fun in the class but like to see everyone working hard and getting a sweat on… despite the air conditioning!!

A free trial session is available in all of the classes. Please contact us for further details! Our martial arts classes teach discipline and promote fitness.


Ready to make a life change? We’re thrilled to help you along your path to a fit and healthy life. Our instructors take great pride in helping achieve your goals.

Use this form to contact Marie Ward directly or call her on 07837 036312

“ There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them ”

Bruce Lee

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