As well as our training and socials, every year we hold some of the most famous and loved events in Bath University’s Calendar. For our members who want to practice their sparring against other universities, 2018 saw the debut of the National University Kickboxing Exhibition and Sparring day. Nicknamed NUKES, it was a great chance for our members to test their skills in a non-competitive environment. Our annual Bootcamp offers a well deserved weekend away, with training sessions and activities we otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to enjoy. In the past, we’ve trained with new coaches in kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA, before going to paintball and Zorb football.
The highlight of the kickboxing year is the annual Fight Night, a huge show in Komedia in front of over 500 screaming Bath Uni fans. We invite other universities to challenge our top fighters in professional style matches, before celebrating our wins on a massive night out. Previous Fight Nights have seen Bath Uni against Bath Spa, UWE, Bristol and Cambridge, with National and European champions representing us proudly.
In addition to the huge annual events, we work hard to offer our members the chance to train with some of the best coaches in the world. Former UFC champion Mark Weir held a seminar where he explained and coached us in his record 10-second knockout. Undefeated former world middleweight champion Bill “Superfoot” Wallace (who was Elvis Presley’s coach) ran a session for us on his last UK tour, explaining how he won 23 world class fights with one functional leg.
For any questions about our upcoming Events, contact our Events Managers, Grace and Jack.