Kickboxing + Krav Maga

Martial Arts

Welcome to Kickboxing + Krav Maga

Kickboxing & Krav Maga 


Kickboxing is a popular semi-contact sport which combines techniques from Muay Thai, Taekwondo and western boxing. Krav Maga is a highly efficient approach to combat developed by the Israeli military which is thought to be the best self-defence system in the world. It provides practical street defence knowledge. By combining the two, LUUKBKM is the largest martial arts club on campus with 450+ members in 2022/23 and offers a friendly and varied approach to self-defence for people of all backgrounds and abilities. We offer termly gradings for Kickboxing to help you progress from no belt all the way to black belt, and Krav Maga gradings! We also offer the chance to train on one of our instructor courses to become a qualified kickboxing instructor (No experience necessary!). We welcome people with 0 experience to seasoned martial artists! 

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Give It A Go

Want to ‘Give it a Go’? We have 6 GIAGs in the week commencing 2nd October. Come along to any one of our sessions to see how you like it! No experience or equipment needed, just a taster of all we have to offer. Our Semester 2 GIAG dates can be found here on our events page. Be sure to get a (free!) ticket off the event page itself so we know who is attending!


Annual membership is £15. You can buy membership on the LUU website here. You need membership in order to be insured to train with us. This will be checked after the GIAG week.

Training times: 2023/24

You can join any session as your first session anytime throughout the year. Each session is approximately £3.00, ensure you bring £10, £30 or £80 in cash so you can buy session cards. Bank transfer and card machine may also be available however these are not always available so please bring the correct payment. 


17:30 – 18:30 – Hall 2 (the Edge)- SENIORS KICKBOXING - recommended for those with at least 1 years martial arts experience

18:30 – 19:30 – Hall 2 (the Edge)- BEGINNERS KICKBOXING - recommended for those who don’t have much experience or who want to assess their ability before trying the senior class


18:30 – 19:30 – Hall 2 (the Edge)- SENIORS KICKBOXING - recommended for those with at least 1 years martial arts experience

19:30 – 20:30 – Hall 2 (the Edge)- BEGINNERS KICKBOXING -recommended for those who don’t have much experience or who want to assess their ability before trying the senior class


14:00 – 15:00 – the Gryphon Centre - KRAV MAGA - all abilities welcome to this self-defence class!

15:00 – 16:00 – the Gryphon Centre - KICKBOXING -  all abilities welcome to this mixed kickboxing class

16:00-16:45 - the Gryphon Centre - SPARRING - mixed ability sparring class! Sparring for those with full gear only


16:30 – 17:30 – Dance Studio 2 (the Edge)- TAUGHT SPARRING - invite or seniors only (must have full sparring kit). Beginners can join after a few weeks of training.


Sparring is completely optional. All abilities welcome to try (including complete beginners!!). We have a mixture of taught and practice sparring sessions. Participate as much or as little as you like.  

Watch our club in action here


With so many members, Kickboxing is a great way to make new friends. We have a diverse student group- with Undergraduates, Internationals and Postgraduates, so don’t be afraid to come along!

Look out for our special events like our Fancy dress Otley runs, club nights, as well as non alcoholic socials including Ninja Warrior, and trips to other University Fight Nights. Maybe even a trip abroad..! And, our biggest event of the year: the University Kickboxing Championships hosting over 30 Universities in Leeds (last year we had a record number of 330 competitors)!!!

University Kickboxing Championships

A huge competition organised and hosted by ourselves. Normally we get around 30 universities and 300+ fighters to compete in a range of categories (including beginner intermediate and advanced levels). Preliminary rounds are held at the edge and the finals are held in the evening in Stylus at the union. This is followed by a HUGE afterparty at a club in the city. See our Instagram and this link for videos!

Instructor Courses

For those who are really keen, we offer assistant kickboxing instructor courses (1 year long) which have the potential to be followed by a full kickboxing instructor course (1 year) affiliated with the British Combat Association. No experience is necessary! Just a keen attitude to improve and develop! Great for the CV!


Our AGMs are held at the end of Semester 2, after our final grading session. Follow our Facebook page for more information throughout the year.

Chief Instructor Will Tsang: 3rd Dan Black-Belt Kickboxing and Krav Instructor.

Chief Instructor Will Tsang has been the forefront of this award winning club, sharing and teaching his knowledge for the past 16 years. Will offers a superb instructor team, all from different aspects of life and have something different to offer to individuals training with us. Will has been awarded the Coach of the Year by Leeds University Sport ahead of 92 other sports coaches and highly commended as a coach which is an incredible feat for any sport let alone through martial arts.