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Posted by on May 20, 2019 at 6:25 AM

Welcome to our new and exciting addition to Peterborough clubs:

Sport Sword.

This is a Japanese sport style of sword fighting, which has been brought over from Japan in the UK for two years.

This is predominantly a competition style of sword fighting, however any new members are not pressured into competition, they can just come along for fitness and fun.

New members will learn how to attack, defend and sword fight using the foam sword, this is done in a fun filled environment alongside our new members and Sport Sword instructors Kim Smith, Wendy Whitwell and Andy Whitwell, the three instructors have some excellent training methods and targeting systems, these were demonstrated recently, where six of our members entered their very first sport sword competition.

This competition was of great success for our team, each of the competitors collected silverware, collecting 4 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 3 bronze medals, these medals were won against clubs that have been going for at least two years, we had in fact only been training eight weeks! This proves that the training methods we use are effective and we are now training hard for European Championships on July 29, 2019.

The only equipment needed in the sport is a headguard and foam sword, so it makes this an inexpensive way to have fun and get fit, while learning a competition art, lessons are £5.00 adults and £4.00 children

Anyone who is interested in taking part in this exciting and fun new sport can come along to Stanground Academy, Peterborough rd, Stanground PE7 3BY on Saturdays from 11 AM-12 noon, with other clubs in the area starting soon.

Please fill out the form below to enquire about Sport Sword

Happy new year

Posted by on January 8, 2019 at 7:25 PM

Happy New Year from everybody at Peterborough BCKA :)

Great deals for new members, check out the locations tab for a club near you

Summer holiday special offer

Posted by on July 26, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Summer holiday special, open to men women and children (new members) -

  • 5 weeks training at one club
  • FREE uniform
  • FREE life membership 

All for ONLY £20, payable on your first session...unbeatable offer valid until 12th August

European champions

Posted by on June 27, 2018 at 5:15 AM

Well done to our members that competed in the European championships.

We now have many more European champions, you are a credit to your clubs in and around Peterborough

Whittlesey Festival

Posted by on September 10, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Great day at the Whittlesey festival!

We had so much interest in the Whittlesey session and also other sessions in the area, six people took advantage of the £30 deal, enjoying a extra session for signing up on the day.

The Focus mitts challenge proved very popular with over 100 people taking part that registered a score.

First-place gets life membership and a free uniform at our club with second-place winning a free T-shirt... winners and runners up, comment on this to claim your prize so I can book you in to which ever session you would like to attend.

It was very close and well done to everybody who took part.


1st Danny (260)

2nd Ethan (240)


1st Emma (246)

2nd Jurgita (230)

I am anticipating a busy night on Friday and looking forward to the new members coming in.

Special thanks to everybody that helped out at the event!


Posted by on September 4, 2017 at 4:00 AM

BCKA proudly presents ring light kickboxing.

the event will be held over 2 days, 23rd and 24th september.

this event is open to ALL bcka students.

please visit;

for registration forms. this event is a pre registration ONLY. however, alex is willing for people to pay on the day as long as they pre registered.

the sheduele of event are as follows:

9am saturday 23rd September, guest seminar with a former world champion and internation competitor.

12pm saturday 23rd september, all kids sections up to 15 years

9am sunday 24th september, all junior and adult sections. 

winners progress to the finals to be held next year. And compete to win the ring light English champion belt.

This event is Light Contact only

£15 per category (strictly one category per person, enter the category for your correct age and weight at time of entry)

£5 per spectator to be paid on the door.

Family day

Posted by on September 4, 2017 at 3:45 AM

FAMILY DAY, Saturday 16th September 2017, 12 noon onwards.

Hi all,

We are having a family day/get together at Ferry Meadows on Saturday, September 16 from 12 noon onwards. 

All current and former members of BCKA are welcome to come along to socialise, meet other members and instructors for fun and games, there is no agenda, you can bring your own picnic and drinks, there is a communal barbecue, lake and large grassed area in the area we will set up in.

If you take the road towards the water sports centre, 2/3 of the way along on the left hand side is a clearing opposite the overflow carpark.

If anybody has items such as swing ball, badminton, football etc, please bring along 

I hope to see a good turnout, as usual this will be weather permitting.

September offer

Posted by on September 4, 2017 at 3:40 AM

BCKA September 2017 offer in Peterborough and surrounding area

FREE First session & FREE T-shirt for all newcomers in September.

Going back to school or starting a new school can be very daunting for children, come along to improve:







& learn the ability to DEFEND YOURSELF AGAINST BULLIES, in a friendly, family orientated local club.

Open to all Men, Women and Children of any fitness level

1st BCKA European Invitational

Posted by on June 7, 2016 at 5:10 AM

Excellent results from a new event held on Saturday, June 4 at Lodge Park Sports Centre, Corby


BCKA Chief instructor Alex Barrowman hosted the BCKA National kung fu and kick boxing Championships, also featuring the European invitational Challenge cup event with over 300 entries into the points fighting, Continuous fighting, kung fu forms and weapons sections made this a superb martial arts tournament.


Fighters and competitors from Ireland, Scotland, Germany and around England met at Lodge Park Sports Centre, Corby to witness martial arts at the very top level, some of the best fighters of the UK were on display and didn't disappoint, the Irish and German teams were also highly skilled fighters, making this tournament a total success, enjoyed by the fighters, competitors, coaches and spectators.


Over 20 fighters from Peterborough BCKA fought well to collect 18 x European Invitation titles, with many second and third place medals, however with such a high standard of competitor, a few of our members were unlucky to miss out.


This is great news for our new sponsor, as this was our first competition in the uniforms sponsored by MT Cars - Subaru of Whittlesey.


As always, I am very proud of all of our fighters, whether they win or lose, as I know they all gave 100%


Recent Competitions

Posted by on September 21, 2015 at 6:35 AM

Peterborough area BCKA clubs have been very busy over the last few weekends, as always our fighters performed superbly with many medals and trophies being collected at the three Championships.


I am very proud of our fighters who compete again this weekend (Saturday 26th September) in the BCKA Tri-Series. The Tri-Series is a new event where Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire clubs compete against each other in a league system to determine who is the best fighter of the three counties; first and second place in each category will compete in a ‘Fight Night’ for the Grand Champion belt and is going to be a great event.



If anybody would like to join our clubs and have the chance to compete at local, national and international level tournaments, contact Senior Executive Instructor - Andy Whitwell on 07969 792286 or check the website



Below are the details of each competition entered over the last 3 weeks:



High Peak Championships (Revolution martial arts) - held on Sunday 6th September at Chapel Leisure Centre, Chapel on Le Frith, High Peaks Derbyshire.


There was a massive turnout of fighters, some of which we had met at the Irish open, the level of fighter was outstanding.



Jaden Harris


Girls 13-16 -55kg Points - Silver


Girls 13-16 -55kg Continuous - Bronze



Freya Molloy


Girls 13-16 +55kg Points - Champion


Girls 13-16 +55kg Continuous - Bronze



Leon Gold


Men's -75kg Points - Runner Up


Men's -75kg Continuous - Runner Up



Chelsea Munday


Ladies +65kg Points - Runner Up


Ladies +65kg Continuous - Bronze



Eddy Paddock


Boys 13-16 -45kg Points - Champion


Boys 13-16 -45kg Continuous - Champion




The Norfolk open – held at the Stalham sports centre, Stalham, Norfolk.


This event was slightly quieter than usual due to four more major championships throughout the UK, however the standard of fighter was still very good and our club fighters performed very well to dominate the event.



Sam Spencer


Boys 165+ U18 months training - Champion.


Boys 165+ O18 months training - Champion.



Adam Lock


Boys 165+ U18 months training - 2nd.


Boys 155- U18 months training - Champion.


Matthew Lazenby


Boys 165+ O18 months training - 2nd.



Abi Daulton


Girls 165+ U18 months training - Champion.


Ladies 65kg+ U18 months training - 2nd


Ladies 65kg - 2nd.



Kelsey Lock


Girls 165+ U18 months training - 2nd.


Claire Patient


Ladies 65kg+ U18 months training - Champion.


Colin Lock


Men 85kg- U18 months training - Champion.


Men 85kg+ U18 months training - Champion.


Men 85kg+ O18 months training - Champion.


Lee Forman


Men 85kg+ U18 months training – 2nd


Karl Strange


Men 85kg+ O18 months training - 2nd.


Men 75kg+ O18 months training - 3rd.




FSK Grand Championships was held on 13th September, at George H Carnall Sports Centre, Manchester.


The Annual event is the longest running tournament in the UK and this was the 28th consecutive year. A good turn out with the majority of Fighters to attend the WKC World Championships in Portugal next month.


Ashton Brannigan was unlucky to find himself in a very large section but fought very well and has gained some valuable experience ready for International events in 2016



Jaden Harris


Girls 13-15 -50kg Points - Champion


Girls 16-18 -55kg Points - Champion


Girls 16-18 -55kg Continuous - Champion



Freya Molloy


Girls 13-15 +50kg Points - Champion


Girls 13-15 +50kg Continuous -Silver



Leon Gold


Men's -75kg Points - Champion


Men's -75kg Continuous - Champion



Chelsea Munday


Ladies +60kg Points - Silver


Ladies +60kg Continuous - Bronze



Eddy Paddock


Boys 13-15 -50kg Points - Champion


Boys 13-15 -50kg Continuous - Champion


Boys 16-18 -60kg Points - Bronze



Ashton Brannigan


Boys Under 13 -35kg Points - Runner Up


Boys Under 13 -35kg Continuous - Runner Up