MMA & Grappling
Health & Fitness Centre
My name is Rachel Joyner and I have been Thaiboxing since 2001 and coaching since 2006. I opened Redkite in November 2007.
The name 'Red Kite' comes from the origins of my maiden name 'Gledhill' and refers to the bird of prey. I am a keen ornithologist as well so the name seemed fitting.
Red Kite is affiliated with the UKMF who is striving to become the only National sporting body for Muay Thai. Red Kite has gone from strength to strength over the years with our very own Matt Ball making his debute on Yokkao 26 in 2017. We offer legitimate muaythai training for everyone in a well established and professional environment.
As one of only a small handful of women in the country that I know of that run they're own Thai Boxing gym, I am very proud of my own and my students achievements over the years. We train for fun, weight loss and body shaping, for competitions and of course to keep fit! There is no obligation to be involved in all these activities and many of my students have different goals with regards to their training.
From the 1st May 2018 we also started to run Grappling & MMA classes from Redkite. Offering sessions everyday you now have the chance to add an extra discipline to your skill set or join Redkite as a new MMA student.
Please keep checking on our Home Page and check the news feed for updates. I hope you enjoy the Red Kite site and more importantly, I hope you might like to bob down and try a class or at least come and watch and see what you think.....but I warn you in advance.......if you do decide to come and watch, bring your shorts or track suits bottoms as I guarantee you'll want to join in!!!
To see details about the coaches at Redkite please click the links below.