Haig, the Principal of PKA-Kickboxing in the United
Kingdom, first promoted Kickboxing in England, UK
within months of the inaugural 1974 American event. In fact
this first British event was just as much a
milestone for Kickboxing because it was the
first time a roped boxing ring and boxing gloves
those early days most of the athletes came from
traditional martial arts styles of Karate, Kung
Fu or Taekwondo. Since then, American Kickboxing
has evolved into its own unique art form and
over the past few years has probably become the
fastest growing Martial Art.
Here in the United Kingdom, the
is very much alive and growing and still headed
by our Principal Mike Haig.
We are not a
sanctioning body, governing body or promotional
company. We are an Association dedicated to
delivering high quality kickboxing classes.
Fighting within our association is semi contact
and light continuous only.
classes teach genuine kickboxing and
are designed for everyone, safety is paramount and
enjoyment high. Sparring (fighting) is optional.
continues today to deliver its promise of
promoting genuine sport Kickboxing, training
individuals to the highest standard possible and
to keep developing the Martial Art.