Beginners Course June 2016

Book NowIf you are total beginner the next CARISMA beginners course will start on Thursday 21 June 2016, to run for 4 consecutive Tuesday and Thursday classes (e.g. 21, 23, 28, 30). If you have a previous and relevant experience in martial arts please read the join page and join us at any time. Please get in touch with us if in doubt.

busyclassIf you’d like to check our prices please look at this page. Please notice that Kelsey Kerridge charges a day entry to every non member entering their premises.

We would like to gather numbers to be prepared so it would be great if you could leave, confidentially, your name in this form. Also please make sure to turn up before 6:15pm at Kelsey Kerridge as there might be a long queue.

CARISMA Cup#1

Eugene and DanSeven brave men and two brave women stepped into the ring on Monday evening to participate in the first CARISMA Cup. The Cup was an opportunity for beginners to show off the results of months of dedicated training, and gain invaluable experience in a safe and controlled light contact sparring match. For most, this was their very first taste of a kickboxing match.

There were six matches in total, of 3 rounds of 1 minute each. The final result is shown below:

Gender Name Vs. Name Winner
Male Robertas Mareikis Vs. Robbie Jarvis Robertas
Male Andy Brinkworth Vs. Matt Hunt Matt
Female Rachel Lawrence Vs. Steph Reikine Rachel
Male Ben Bishop Vs. Robbie Jarvis Robbie
Male Richard Gordon Vs. Dan Whittear Dan
Male Robertas Mareikis Vs. Matt Hunt Robertas

Two prizes were available on the night. The first was Fight of the Night, awarded by the instructors, which Robertas took home after two excellent performances, showing both composure and technique. The second was Most Improved Fighter, nominated by the more experienced Carisma members who supported the fighters in preparation for the event, which was awarded to Dan (in the picture above on the right) in recognition of his hard work and dedication in training for the event.

Competition is a core component of kickboxing, and the most visible one. It is never easy to step into the ring to compete, and additionally, opportunities can be difficult to find. Every fighter who stepped up to the challenge on Monday evening can be proud of their performance in the ring. The technique was impressive throughout, and each competitor fought with heart. A special thank you to those who helped the fighters to prepare for this event, and stood in their corner while they fought. In addition, the event would have been impossible without the help of all the instructors, and those who helped to referee and judge the matches.  Last but not least a very big thanks you and well done to Eugene Ho (pictured above on the left) who organised and managed the whole event.

Beginners Course May 2016

Book NowIf you have a previous and relevant experience in martial arts please read the join page and join us at any time.  If you are total beginner the next CARISMA beginners course will start on Thursday 19 May 2016, to run for 4 consecutive Thursday and Tuesday classes (e.g. 19, 24, 26, 31).

busyclassPlease notice: you must join the beginners’ course just if you are a total beginner. Any previous experience in striking martial arts (kickboxing, muai thai, karate, tae kwon do, kung fu, etc…) is appreciated and it will allow you to join without going through the beginners’ course. Please get in touch with us if in doubt.

If you’d like to check our prices please look at this page. Please notice that Kelsey Kerridge charges a day entry to every non member entering their premises.

We would like to gather numbers to be prepared so it would be great if you could leave, confidentially, your name in this form. Also please make sure to turn up before 6:15pm at Kelsey Kerridge as there might be a long queue.