Martial Arts Competitions in Southampton!

If you’re passionate about martial arts, you’ll be happy to hear that Southampton is home to some of the best martial arts competitions in England. Martial Arts competitions consist of combat sports, self-defense and fitness challenges all held within a safe, fun and exciting environment.

The quality of martial art events in Southampton is second to none. Competitions are organized by various organizations and clubs, and each event has different rules and categories for all skill levels, from beginners to experts.

These competitions offer an opportunity for martial artists of diverse backgrounds to come together under a common goal – the pursuit of excellence in their discipline. Whether you’re interested in Kung fu, Kickboxing, Self Defence, Taekwondo or Karate, you’ll find that there are competitions in Southampton suited to all levels of skill.

You’ll also have the opportunity to test your skills against some of the best martial artists in England, and possibly even earn recognition as a champion. So if you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding challenge, then why not check out the martial arts competitions in Southampton? Good luck!

How Do Our Competitions Work?

  1. Our competitions take place roughly every 3 months. You can sign up for the competitions on our website or on the day.

  2. We offer 5 different divisions for our competitions: Junior, Youth, Ladies, Mens, Team.

  3. Within each division, we match you with an opponent from a similar age, weight and height category for you to compete with. In the instance that we cannot find a fair opponent for you to compete with, we’ll pair you with an experienced fighter who will partake in a friendly demonstration with you to help you level up your skills quicker.

  4. During your match, we have 3 x referees scoring points and judging your technique and contacts.

  5. Winners of each round are qualified to enter the next round, until you reach the final. Each division winner will be announced on the day of the competition.

Why You Should Consider Joining Our IMAO Martial Arts Competitons?

  • We Offer IMAO Club, Inter-Club and Regional Competitions. Winners can also go on to compete in Nationals, European and World Competitions too.

  • We offer multiple weekly lessons to help you prepare for the competitions.

  • Medical Staff And First Aid are present at all competitions.

  • Unique, safe and fun atmosphere for like-minded martial artists of all ages and skills to meet and build friendships. Our events are always well-attended, and you can be sure that you’ll have an enjoyable experience no matter what your skill level is.

  • Incredibly rewarding experience to hone your skills and push yourself to a new level of fitness and confidence, as well as get recognition from some of the best martial artists in England.

Kung Fu instructor teaching a children class and showing his student how to do the form correctly in front of the class
Two black belt kickboxing athletes both throwing a kick at each other in a match with the referee watching closely

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost To Compete?

The Entrance Fee and Spectators Fee for each competition varies, but generally admission is usually around £10 – £25. Please give us a call or fill in our contact form for more information.

How Long Is The Duration Of A Fight?

From 1.5 to 3 minutes

What Should You Wear To The Competition?

Uniform, boots, gloves, head guards, shin pads, mouth guards and groin protectors.

What Are The Prizes For The Winners?

Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Certificates.