Progressive Shoot-Boxing

Shoot-Boxing, K1 Kickboxing, Muay Thai in Huddersfield. Our Shoot-Boxing class cross-trains Muay Thai, K1 Kickboxing, Filipino 'Dirty' Boxing, Jeet Kune Do & the throws of wrestling. We have a structured grading syllabus and we actively compete in Muay Thai & K1 interclubs. Muay Thai, Kickboxing

Our Shoot-Boxing class draws from two specific areas:

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs" or the "Science of Eight Limbs", because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports, such as kickboxing and savate. A practitioner of Muay Thai is known as a nak muay. Western practitioners are sometimes called Nak Muay Farang, meaning "foreign boxer"

Filipino Kickboxing

Filipino Boxing from our R.A.T syllabus never adapted for safety or conformance to a set of rules for competition, thus it has a reputation as "dirty boxing". It consists of upper-body striking techniques such as punches, elbows, headbutts, shoulder strikes and limb destruction. It is often used in combination with Sikaran, the kicking aspect of Filipino fighting which includes low-line kicks, tripping and knee strikes to the legs, shins, and groin. Common targets include the biceps, triceps, eyes, nose, jaws, temples, groin, ribs, spine, and the back of the neck.


Rankings are NOT given away. They are earned. This is also a way for our fighters and potential fighters to gain confidence in themselves. Earning a rank shows that they have put in the work and haven’t cut corners in their training. The most important thing to us is seeing our students achieve something. Whether it be having their first bout, training for the next grading that will get them to the next level as long as they can reflect on their achievements with pride, we feel as though we have done our job. As well as demonstrating technical knowledge, student must earn points towards their grades by sparring in class & fighting in interclub competitions.

TheFightLab Shoot-Boxing ranking system is a means of signifying a practitioner’s increasing level of technical knowledge and practical skill in the art of Shoot-Boxing.

Mark Rawson


  • 1st Dan (Shodan) Black Belt Japanese K1 Kickboxing
  • 1st Degree, Red Prajioud (instructor) in Muay Thai
  • Rapid Assault Tactics (R.A.T) instructor
  • Cobra Self Defence certified instructor
  • Cobra Martial Arts Association approved
  • Member of the National Black Belt Register

Other styles studied

  • MMA
  • Jeet Kune Do/Kali
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Japanese Ju-Jitsu