Karen Mayne 5th Degree
Hi, I am Karen Mayne and I run SOUL KICKBOXING!
Since I was 6 years old I have always been part of a form of martial arts. I firstly did Tae Kwon-Do for 14 years, then found that I wanted to challenge myself in a different form of art. Boxing became that challenge for me. I had a few amateur bouts, which I loved every minute of. I then made the decision a few years later to move back to an art where I could use my legs again as that felt more familiar to me. That is when I found my passion for Kickboxing.
I trained many years under a different association and then I decided I wanted more than just the training, I wanted to become an Instructor to pass on the knowledge and to see others progress to there ability within the art like I had. That's when I formed S.O.U.L KICKBOXING in December 2013.
Since starting S.O.U.L I’ve never looked back!
S.O.U.L. KICKBOXING is made up from so much more than just Kickboxing, the students are great and each individual brings their own personal challenge to achieve.
S.O.U.L. has qualified and very knowledgeable Instructors in the art and it just keeps growing. Its lovely to watch and to be part of it all.
I love fitness as a whole whether running, visiting the gym or long peaceful walks. Personally I feel fitness is not just good for the body but also for the mind, Fitness can cater to each individuals needs how ever its needed and such a positive thing.
The best thing I receive from teaching my classes is how much I see the students achieving their individual goals, their so inspirational.
S.O.U.L KICKBOXING really is a huge fitness family and I’m so proud to be part of it all.
Rob Stokes 3rd Degree
Myself and my family started training in martial arts back in 2000, it was a great way to come together and share a hobby as a family. I started kickboxing in 2006 and soon got hooked, I attend most S.O.U.L Kickboxing classes. S.O.U.L students and teachers see me more than my wife as I'm both a student and a stand in Instructor.
I started kickboxing to improve my fitness and to lose weight, however size is not something that the instructors at S.O.U.L focus on. At S.O.U.L it's all about fitness, strength and finding out what works best for each individual, fortunately the
result of that is often weight loss. I have always believed that kickboxing is for everyone and the team at S.O.U.L provides a great environment and atmosphere for people to achieve their goals. That's why at 56, I am still setting myself targets and seeking the next achievement, becoming an instructor and helping to guide the students is very rewarding and I am very proud to be a part of the S.O.U.L team.