ISA Professional Certification Series

ISA-WAKO Singapore Kickboxing Coaching Level 1 Certification Course

Course Overview
Kickboxing refers to the sport of using martial-arts-style kicks and boxing-style punches to defeat an opponent in a similar way to that of standard boxing. It is an official sport recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).


It is a full-contact sport. Kickboxing competition athletes are required to wear important protective gear such as; mouth-guard, hand-wraps, 10-oz boxing gloves, groin-guard, shin-pads, kick-boots (if applicable), and headgear.


Kickboxing is often confused with Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing. The two sports are similar, however, in Thai Boxing, kicks below the belt are allowed, as are strikes with knees and elbows whereas they are forbidden in kickboxing. Kickboxing was incorporated into the Asian Martial Arts Games in 2009.


Get certified and recognised as a Sports Coach in Kickboxing. Learn fundamental coaching principles and technical skills to groom kickboxing athletes and coaches, on various competitive levels.


Learn vital sports coaching doctrine integral to build, chart and grow a kickboxing athlete’s development, performance and career pathway.


The basic combative kickboxing techniques may also be scaled down and used for fitness training purposes.

This course is governed and accredited by WAKO Singapore, in which is the sole national representative (in Singapore) for the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO) - the sole governing body for kickboxing in the world.

Entry Requirements


  • At least 1 year’s experience of striking martial arts or striking defence arts (e.g. Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Silat, etc)

  • Minimum 6 months’ worth of current* basic pad-holding skills (using kick pads, thai pads, focus mitts etc)

  • Currently* practising pad-holding skills on a regular basis (i.e. once a week) for the past 6 months

*Current is defined as a 6-month period preceding course start date

Course Duration

  • 40 hours over 3-4 weekends (Saturday & Sunday)

Continuing Education Credits (if applicable)

  • 10 CoachSG CCE Hours awarded upon completion

Course Fees


Grants Available (Terms & Conditions apply)

  • SkillsFuture: up to $696.00 for Singaporeans 25 years and above *up to Mar 2021*

  • UTAP: 50% of unfunded course fees (before GST) for NTUC members with minimum 75% attendance rate (capped at $250.00/year for members below 40 years old, and $500.00/year for members 40 years and above) *up to Mar 2021*

Bring a friend (or more)!

Receive special ISA discounts when you sign up with your friends!

  • Register with a friend and receive a discount of $53.50 per person

  • Register in a group of 4 or more and receive a discount of $107.00 per person

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