Once students have developed competent skills, tournaments can be entered. Competing can be exceptionally rewarding and satisfying; it is such a challenging experience.
KB Kickboxing hosts a 6 Event Annual League. The KB Champions League enables all levels to safely compete until the KB Champion raises their trophy; it is traditional for the winner to drink out of the trophy at the KB Christmas party.
You can watch the current KB League Champion, Isabel, drink out of her trophy here, as she shares her thoughts:
There are two styles of tournaments in existence which KB Kickboxing students can enter: 'points' and 'continuous'. Though full contact tournaments exist, semi-contact is much preferred as the safest and most enjoyable. KB Kickboxing's lessons are not full contact.
KB Kickboxing students are encouraged to compete. Just entering a competition is an achievement in itself; it is a new-found experience, something to learn from and cherish.
The tournaments are exhilarating, exciting, watch a clip of a Final here:
Watch KB Chief Instructor fighting, points style:
Even if a trophy is not taken home, overcoming the fear and anxiety to take part leaves an overwhelming feeling of self worth and achievement. Winning is all of the aforementioned, yet the intensity and delight is multiplied by 1,000,000.
Here are some comments from the school's competitors:
"The introduction of the KB Champions League is excellent. Providing us with healthy competition helps us to focus and push to excel. I NEVER thought I would want to compete...but I'm a true addict now. WHAT a buzz!"
"Thanks again for the support yesterday, it was a real buzz getting my first trophy.As always, I love being part of the squad - we're a proper team and we bring a certain class to the tournament; respectful, professional and our clean technique shines."
"Thanks for yesterday, was really cool to go and watch everyone both our guys and other schools in all disciplines. The whole experience was amazing. I was also so proud to be part of your school which seemed to be the most supportive, controlled and well mannered there!"
"Had to write after today's brilliant competition. Had a lot of fun, but more than anything walked away feeling so proud to be a member of your school - it was really nice to know that I belonged to a school which has respect at its heart and such a great ethos, and to feel part of such a great team. It was fantastic to be able to cheer everyone on, and to be part of the whole experience. I also really appreciated your calming advice both before and at the competition. Its made me determined to train even harder. Can't say enough how much we all value you! Thanks!"