Touchgloves was formed in 2002 by Nathan Kitchen.

The clubs first ever and only fighter at the time, 16 year old Zac Orr was an undefeated British champion.

Zac fought many of the countries top junior prospects and won every bout by stoppage.

Touchgloves was not initially formed as a fighters gym and to this day is still promoted locally as a fun, family, fitness centre concentrating on extreme fitness and weight loss.

The obvious history of any muay thai club is concentrated around the success of fighters and Touchgloves can provide a list of amazing athletes who have benefitted from their schooling at Touchgloves Gym.

Many top fighters and trainers can boast successes and improvements for their gyms and individual students.

This is where Touchgloves differs as we can also boast that we have significantly changed the face and built many bridges in the recognition of female muay thai worldwide.

Touchgloves is also one of the clubs most recognised internationally by having showcased fighters on main events in many countries.

Nationally, Touchgloves have appeared on many television programs such as Dragons Den, BBC1 Breakfast , Trans World Sports and Enfusion.

The Kitchen family was chosen to open the martial arts show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham and have celebrated many awards for achievements in the sport of muaythai.

Touchgloves has also had more media impact than most UK organisations and members of the gym also had the opportunity to meet the Queen of England alongside many celebrities worldwide.

Touchgloves have also broken records with Julie Kitchen holding the most world titles and becoming the first British female in history to win the coveted WBC world title.
Touchgloves have also had the opportunity to train with boxers Manny Pacquiao and Chris Eubank as well as training at the amazing Wildcard Boxing Gymnasium run by legendary trainer Freddie Roach in Los Angeles.

Touchgloves fighters have also raised huge amounts for charity, worked with many charitable groups and organisations.

Staging top class muay thai fight shows locally and persistence in promoting muaythai in cornwall has helped recognition for this minority sport with an average of 150 practioners training per day in Cornwall alone.




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Touchgloves, Penpol Garage, Penpol Sidings, TR27 4FQ