Stand Up Stand Out

RMkb set out in 2017 with the idea of increasing charitable donations to local charities. This was a great year for us at the academy as we rolled out our first Stand Up - Stand Out event for chosen charities. The idea of this was to offer an 8 week FREE training programme geared to toward complete beginners and taking them from zero to hero in an 8 week period.

RMkb came up with the idea of the Stand Up - Stand Out event which consists of anyone over the age of 18 enrolling on the specific dates given and training from complete beginners to be given the opportunity to compete in a boxing ring at the end of that 8 week period against someone their own weight, age, height and experience.

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Initially we set out thinking this could be good in many different ways. We raise awareness and funds for charity as well as improving the lifestyles and general health of anyone wanting to be involved in martial arts. Each and every one of the novice competitor’s loved the 8 week journey and the whole experience of being in that ring in front of friends and family was simply a fantastic feeling for them and one they may never experience again. Not only did they learn to Kick box, the overall results whether it be weight loss, dietary, socialising, making new friends, or even finding the enjoyment of Kickboxing more than they ever envisaged, was simply brilliant. Our first event was held in aid of The ACCORD Hospice as this Stand Up - Stand Out brand was put together to raise awareness and allow us to offer support to local charities. This event alone, we managed to raise an incredible £6,108.00 for the ACCORD which was fantastic. We followed this up with another 2 fantastic events throughout the year for further chosen charities. Our second event was for the Brightest Star which we raised an incredible £8,500 for and our third event was split between The Ardgowan Hospice and Little Sisters Of The Poor to which we raised a further £4,000 for these charities which was incredible.

Our next event - Stand Up Stand Out 4, is scheduled for March 9th 2018 and our chosen charity for this event is Autism Scotland and Malawi.

Please keep tabs on our website and our social media pages for news on future events and registration. These evets are phenomenal and bring so much satisfaction on many different levels.