Cross Kickboxing in Basingstoke is a family founded martial arts academy that believes that martial arts should be accessible to any member of the family no matter what their age, it’s a great way to get fit, and keep fit.It is believed that in order to learn and take every possible opportunity from the learning experience training should be fun but at the same time disciplined.
Situated in central Basingstoke our Kickboxing classes are in easy reach for everyone, and we are confident that our experts will be able to help you
No matter how you want to utilise the classes, whether it be to become an expert in Kickboxing, learn a martial art, keep fit, or for self-defence we will tailor to your needs.
Our students have the desire to improve themselves whilst helping others achieve their goals with a can do attitude and big team spirit. We want to help bring balance to our student’s lives in an environment that is safe.
No matter your age, exercise is important, with kickboxing you enter a world of fun that makes it feel like you are having fun,not exercising, a win – win.
Working with the class you’re never bored or without something to do, engaging with other people of all ages, there is no higharaqy at Cross Kickboxing.
We teach you how to defend yourself so that if you should ever need it, you are prepared.
This means you can keep yourself safe, in the knowledge that should you need it, you have the ability to use what you have learnt.
To provide excellence in martial arts tuition, that is accessible to students/families of all levels so that they may achieve their life goals and the belief that anything is possible.
We are a family founded martial arts academy that believes that the art should be accessible to any person/family that desire to take part or want self-improvement/fulfilment.
It is believed that in order to learn and take every possible opportunity from the learning experience training should be fun but at the same time disciplined.
Our students have the desire to improve themselves whilst helping others achieve their goals with a can do attitude and big team spirit.
We want to help bring balance to our student’s lives in an environment that is safe. One that will inspire all whom has the desire to train, to push their minds and bodies to the limit.
Mr Cross started training in the art of Lau Gar Kung Fu at the age of 7; under the tutelage of 3x World Champion Kevin “The Jedi” Brewerton and his elite team The Stormtroopers. Achieving his first Black Belt in kickboxing after four years of studying the art in 1995 was no mean feat and in the following year his Black Belt in Kung Fu was presented.It was at this point Mr Cross began his certified instructor training.Going from strength to strength on the competition circuit he became Junior National Champ and within a year went on to take the silver medal at the World Championships held in Prague.
Only to exceed this at adult level to become World Semi-Pro Champion in 2001 and to top the year off take the prestigious honour of being awarded Basingstoke Sports Personality of The Year.
After many years in the sport he loved and having taken his competing as far as possible, Mr Cross then felt it was time to inspire others as the Stormtroopers had inspired him. A martial arts school was opened in Aldershot under the guidance of Precision Martial Arts & Master Bernard where Mr Cross was to be Chief Instructor.
Through Natural progression Mr Cross has now come to open his own school with his father who has had a great passion for the sport for over 14 years.They make a great team and you will love it here.
I would highly recommend Cross Kickboxing to anyone. When my husband and oldest son, aged 6, first signed up with Cross, it was a chance for father & son to do something fun together. After the 1st lesson, they came back exhausted but keen to continue! My son is now 10 years old and a black belt! His confidence has grown from strength to strength. He is more focussed and always willing to help other people in the class if they are struggling. My husband is also a black belt and in great shape. My middle son, not to be left out, joined as soon as he was able! They have all made new friends and there is a great sense of camaraderie in the classes. It’s a brilliant way to keep in shape & get rid of any excess energy!!
My daughter has been only going to the Cross Kickboxing since December 2015 and has just gained her fourth belt in grading. Going to the club has not only given her fitness but also improved her confidence in her daily life. This is very important as she is registered disabled with special needs and the club has gone out of its way to support her and accommodate her needs.
I am writing to reflect the impact that kickboxing with Mr Cross has had on my 13 year old son. He had lacked confidence and his self esteem was low he is a clever boy but had been picked on by other kids. This had created a downward spiral. By joining kickboxing it seems to have broken through the pattern. his confidence when achieving belts really boosted him and the discipline and respect at kickboxing has also helped build his character. The children who previously had been unkind, now seem to leave him alone, I believe just the change in his confidence and walking taller, gave them a message.
After my first lesson I was hooked! I saw myself as an overweight, unfit, middle aged woman with a curiosity to try Martial Arts, but Mr Cross saw me as a future Black belt! I could not even do one press up, I had no idea what martial arts was about but I knew I wanted to challenge myself and I was enjoying learning and the sense of achievement.
The Cross family are well regarded as being highly influential in the UK martial arts scene. Steve has always been one of the nation’s most naturally gifted competitors and has won many tournaments nation and world wide and is a terrific instructor, plus his father Kevin is one of the driving forces in making the martial arts a reputable and safe past time for children
I have had the great pleasure to have Known Steve Cross for almost 20 years now, and in that time I have Graded, fought alongside and watched Steve progress into a great Instructor in his own right.
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