What is Pink Belt?
Who is it for?
Pink Belt Kickboxing, is for women & girls of all ages to build confidence & feel empowered using the medium of Martial Arts.
The Empowerment Programme, was set up in 2012 as a means to help women overcome fear, self doubt & disbelief in themselves. Upon completion of the Empowerment Programme, the student will be a licensed, registered Kickboxer.
Is the Pink Belt recognised officially?
The actual Pink Belt in Kickboxing is unique to this Empowerment Programme. By technical standard, the Pink Belt is the exact equivalent of a yellow belt recognised by a Kickboxing awarding body.
Upon completion of our programme, there are various options for progress. One of which is to continue grading for a black belt through conventional methods. If theirs is what a graduate chooses, we retest the individual and offer them a full licence as a yellow belt kickboxer, integrate them into a registered club so that they continue their study and practice of kickboxing.
What is Pink Belt Kickboxing?
Pink belt kickboxing is a female only empowerment programme through the medium of martial arts, specifically kickboxing.
The aim is to improve self confidence and self belief through learning and applying awesome Martial Arts skills.
You WILL be a legitimate, confident kick boxer after the Empowerment Programme.
Will I get hurt?
Absolutely not. Your coach may though haha. Coaches have to teach you to not be afraid to hit someone in a controlled environment and it starts with them.
Why Kickboxing to build confidence?
We chose kickboxing due to its fluid nature. It’s ease of movement makes the techniques easy to learn for any person’s biomechanics, even with restrictions. We’ve had people achieve their belt with fused vertebrae in their spine and steel rods in their hips.
Martial Arts is an amazing confidence builder. It’s an expression of oneself through combative movements. Even if it’s never fully applied is such a situation, the skills you develop for the tools you have change you at the core.
What is the Empowerment Programme?
The Empowerment Programme is a 12 week kickboxing programme performed one2one with a PBKB Level 2 Coach.
It’s progression is featured over 4 phases,
3- Advanced Training Techniques
4- Sticking it all together, becoming a kickboxer.
It’s part live and part online. The live part is a 121 training session lasting around 60-80 minutes with your coach per week. You learn to punch, kick, block, evade, move and build actual fidgeting technique and skill. Our coaches are highly skilled in developing you the way that you develop. It’s tailored to you, specifically you.
The online part is home study, home practice and even home workouts to follow via your profile on the portal. When you reach a certain level of progress through the training, you will unlock the secrets to nutrition by way of a guide to follow for the remainder of the programme. It’s all a method to help you gain control over every aspect of your health for your mind and body.
What is the GRX Programme?
The PinkBelt Kickboxing GrX programme is a precursor to the Main, Official PinkBelt Empowerment Programme. This is a women only, fitness based, group friendly version of the 1-2-1 program and what we mean by this, is we’ve taken out certain defence drills and sparring so it’s safe for large groups in a fitness / gym / studio environment. Think of it as a safe, friendly introduction to kickboxing without the fear of getting hit.
You will learn the basics of punching and how to throw certain punches. You will learn the basics of kicking and how to throw certain kicks. You will work with a partner and learn to hold the pads for each other and, oh yeah, you’ll sweat…. lots!
I know you’re thinking “it’s probably the same as other fitness classes using pads” but trust me, this isn’t your typical ‘boxercise’ or ‘body combat’ or even ‘pad work’ fitness class. This programme has been developed to introduce you to, and integrate you with, Kickboxing as a Martial Art. This is the first step in a series with Pink Belt that can offer you a chance to become a graded, licensed kick boxer. This is THE ONLY programme to offer this. We’ve even had people finish the PinkBelt journey and make steps towards a black belt!
Our instructors are all fully qualified in the fitness industry, they’ve completed our instructor programme and delivered the GrX sessions to meet our high standards of group exercise delivery. You’re in good, safe hands.
Depending on where you are and the instructor in your area, you can find it as a bootcamp type programme where you can pay a fee for a set number of weeks as the ‘Beginner PinkBelt GrX Bootcamp’. Once the beginner camp is done, you can do the Intermediate camp for a further block and then even the advanced block after this. If you don’t feel ready to jump up to the next level, that’s totally fine, you can repeat the last block that you did.
Some instructors simply run this as a timetables class. Meaning you can drop into it on a session by session basis. You can even find it on a timetable in some gyms and health clubs.
Get in touch with your local gym today and see if they’re running the PinkBelt Kickboxing Group Exercise Programme and/or get in touch with us to see if there any any instructors in your area. If you know of any instructors you’d think would be awesome and you’d like to see running this programme, get them to drop us a line because we’re always looking for good people!
Pink Belt Kickboxing was set up in 2012 by Marc & Miranda Edwards.
Marc, having studied Martial Arts since a young age began (1999) teaching & training many people through this medium, including Miranda.
Embracing immersive, intensive, body & mind training to speed up the learning process and gain control quicker, Miranda (assessed by an independent body) gained a black belt in record time with 1:1 training & became the inspiration for the Pink Belt Kickboxing Empowerment Programme as it stands today.
‘We’re nice people and have time to talk to anyone about this programme and how we use kickboxing to help build confidence. If you want to reach out directly, we will reply personally”.
Co-Founder: Pink Belt Kickboxing
"When Marc suggested I might benefit from the programme, I thought he was joking.
After the first session I knew I was hooked. I came away feeling invigorated, confident with a belief in myself......I could do this.... the course was for any age.
Marc and Miranda were patient showing me over and over again when I got my left and right mixed up. They were great tutors!"
It's the absolute highlight of my week, I look forward to it all week long. I feel mega empowered to be learning something new with my middle aged mum bod and leave each class sweaty, feeling full of energy and alive!
I was nervous at first to start something new and getting my foot in the door was a big step but the class now sets up my weekend making me feel motivated, empowered and ready to take on anything!
"All I can say is, it's the best thing I've ever done…
It's not only about my fitness levels increasing but the confidence it gave me made a huge difference in my day to day life.I literally felt like I could take on the world!!! (No fighting involved though!!)
My coach had so much patience and always made me push myself as she knew I could do it, hence me then going on to obtaining my purple belt and competing in a real kickboxing tournament to take 2nd place!!"
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