KR Kickboxing was established in January 2008 by husband and wife team, Roger Tuson and Kat Kyriacou, training twice a week in Letchworth (please see the FAQ's at the bottom of this page for details).

Whatever your goals may be, whether you want to become a Black Belt, learn an effective method of self-defence, take part in fighting competitions, become fitter, stronger, more flexible, or just take part in a fun, sociable sport, kickboxing has something for you.

At KR Kickboxing, you will be taught by friendly, approachable, qualified instructors alongside students of all ages and aptitude. It doesn't matter what your current level of fitness is as we understand that everyone has different abilities. You will be surprised at what you are actually capable of.

Meet the Senseis


“Kickboxing is a brilliant way to get active and fit, kids especially will benefit from the discipline and new-found confidence. ” - Sensei Roger


Answers to common questions:

  • What do you teach?

    Kickboxing, as the name suggests, is a martial art that incorporates punches and kicks taken from a number of different fighting systems from around the world. Coming to prominence in the early 1970's, Kickboxing is now recognised as a fighting style in its own right.

  • How does the Grading system work?

    At KR Kickboxing, we teach a ten belt grading syllabus which will take you to black belt in four to four and half years.
    If you have no desire to become a black belt, but simply wish to become fitter, stronger, more flexible and learn some effective self-defence you are still welcome to train with us.

  • Do I have to take part in sparring?

    Classes are varied and consist of learning techniques, pad and partner work, sparring and self-defence as well as general fitness.
    While we do teach a full-contact version of kickboxing, students are NOT obliged to take part in sparring classes if they do not wish to.

  • Where are you based?

    KR Kickboxing is based in Letchworth and we welcome new students at all times.
    There is no need to pre-book your first FREE class, please just turn up and join in!

    All classes take place at:
    Norton Parish Centre (behind St Georges Church)
    Common View
    SG6 1DA

  • What do I bring?

    Remember to bring a drink, towel and wear loose training clothing. Training shoes are recommended for the warm up but the rest of the class is done in bare feet.

  • Are you insured?

    Yes we are. We hold Public Liability insurance to £5 million (each - both Sensei's) specifically designed for Martial Artists.

  • When do you train?

    Mondays: 6-7pm (Juniors) and 7-8pm (Seniors)
    Wednesdays: 6-7pm (Juniors and Seniors)

  • Are there age limits?

    We can train anyone from 5 years old. There's no upper limit!

  • What does it cost?

    Training Fees
    Fees are collected monthly in advance and payable by direct debit. After your first FREE class, you should bring your first month's fees with you to your next session, train for a month and then set up the direct debit and look to ordering your uniform and arranging your licence and insurance.
    The training fees vary depending on how many sessions per week you wish to attend. Please note that family discounts are available.

    If training just once a week, the fee is £29 per month.
    If training more than once a week, the fee is £45 per month.
    Gradings take place three times a year and cost £22 per student.

    Sparring Equipment
    You will eventually require full protective sparring equipment which we will provide for you. The total cost of this equipment is approximately £90. While we will allow students to bring their own equipment to class, it MUST meet certain safety requirements. If you would prefer to do this, please ask us to check that your equipment meets those standards before using it in class.

    Other Costs
    As mentioned above, you will require a uniform which consists of trousers and t-shirt; the cost of this is £30.
    You will also need a licence and suitable training insurance; this is an annual cost and is currently £25.