Mittmaster Kickboxing Syllabus

I’ve spent over 25 years studying Kickboxing in all its various forms. I started in American Style when I was 18 years old, moved onto Muay Thai, Jun Fan, Savate and recently Ghost. 

The core of the Mittmaster system has always been my blended kickboxing system. In this system, I’ve taken the best techniques, drills and tactics from each striking art and combined them to create a brand new hybrid kickboxing style.

However, rather than make a miss mash of my favourite kickboxing techniques I tried to take a more logical approach to design this syllabus.

For example, each technique included had to meet the following criteria...

1. Does the technique work for all body types, ages and athletic abilities? It’s important to include techniques that work for most people not just the naturally gifted or athletic.

2. Does the technique work with the biomechanics of the other techniques in the syllabus? If the mechanics work well with other techniques it means combinations will flow smoothly and efficiently.

3. Does the technique work for most of my students, most of the time?  Low percentage flash techniques were not included as they can be investigated after black belt. I believe the black belt is about mastering the BASICS.

4. Does each technique have multiple uses? Techniques that only have one use were eliminated as I want all the techniques to solve multiple problems. This reduces learning time and increases reaction time as the student needs less thinking time to choose the correct technique.

Only techniques, drills and combinations that survived this analysis were added to the syllabus. This meant I had to discard several of my favourite techniques, but that the point of a well-built syllabus, It’s a means of teaching large groups the same content to create a consistent result.

Syllabus structure and order

The Mittmaster Kickboxing Syllabus is comprised of ten grades to black belt (you can, of course, edit the number of grades). I personally use gradually darker shades from white belt to black belt to signify the students progress.

White (usually given at the start of training to signify beginners mind)

 -Brown/ Black Stripe
 -Black Belt
 You can use any colours you want of course. You also don’t need to use belts if you don’t want to. Some coaches prefer t-shirt colours or arm bands. It’s entirely up to you.

The first grade is white belt and is typically awarded once a student joins your school

The next three grades are beginner levels

The following three grades are intermediate levels

The final set of three grades are advanced grades

Grading Timelines

As this is a grading syllabus you should expect students to test for a belt / grade every 4-6 months. If they test every 4 months, then it will take approximately 3 years to EARN a black belt. If you opt for gradings every six months, then it will take just over 4.5 years to EARN their black belt.

At my school…

I typically expect a beginner level student to be training twice a week minimum

I expect an intermediate student to be training three times a week minimum

And I expect an advanced student to be training four times a week minimum

Of course, you may expect your students to train more, or less and that once again is your choice.

How you can use the Mittmaster Kickboxing Syllabus

You can use the Mittmaster Kickboxing Syllabus in several ways.

1. You can take the syllabus as it is and use it as your school's striking syllabus.

2. You can edit the syllabus adding techniques you like and removing techniques you don’t.

3. You can write your own syllabus based on the ideas and concepts you pick up from mine.

I’ve built the syllabus to be flexible, so you can use it as you see fit. All the syllabus documents will come in PDF and Word formats meaning you can edit them to suit your school and style.

What will I get?

Inside the Mittmaster Kickboxing Syllabus you will get access to:

1.  The Mittmaster Kickboxing Syllabus split by grade. Each grade lists the techniques, drills, combinations, equipment recommendations and fitness requirements that are required to test. The syllabus will be in both Word & PDF formats.

2. To help make the best use of the grading syllabus I’ve also included over 50 detailed videos covering every technique, drill and combination so you know exactly what is required.

3. Warm up ideas are an area that many coaches struggle with, so I’ve included my “Dirty Dozen”. These are a series of twelve warm-up routines that work with the Mittmaster Kickboxing Syllabus.

4. You will also get “Coaching Commands” pdf's for every grade. These are the commands you should say whilst teaching the techniques and whilst walking the mat to make sure everyone understands exactly what to do. Using these commands will help the students know exactly what to do and when.

5. You will also be given access to various “Training Tips” word documents which you can edit, print and give to your students as bonus material in your classes. This will help the students learn the techniques faster and boost your retention.

6.  Finally, I will also share my lesson plan strategy and templates that you can use to plan awesome lessons straight from the syllabus


Buying this syllabus does not make you a Mittmaster Instructor or able to advertise using the Mittmaster brand. Only people who have completed all three levels of the Mittmaster Certification are able to use the Mittmaster brand and logo.

However, I am totally happy for you to use the entire syllabus in any way you like just please give it your own name. Call it “Kick Ass Kickboxing System” if you want just please don’t use the Mittmaster brand unless you are authorised by me to do so.

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To your success

Mittmaster Matt

What You Get

  • Over 100 videos

    Watch on any device at anytime

  • Editable Syllabus

    Fully editable syllabus with detailed coaching manuals

  • Free bonus content to help you teach world class lessons

Kickboxing Syllabus Reviews

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Tim Beynon

Really impressed with Matt’s courses👍🏻 I’ve just started my 3rd syllabus from mitt master matt and it has not let me down. Great content, well put toge...

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Really impressed with Matt’s courses👍🏻 I’ve just started my 3rd syllabus from mitt master matt and it has not let me down. Great content, well put together, easy to navigate and amazing to have this level of knowledge and experience on my phone when I need it😊 Great work Matt, you are bringing amazing products and content to martial artists and it’s much appreciated and needed in the industry🙌🏻👊🏻🙏🏻

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Amazing syllabus

Tommy Allen

This syllabus is amazing, being able to adjust and change the syllabus to suit my own club/classes makes it a must for any kickboxing club. Mitt masters know...

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This syllabus is amazing, being able to adjust and change the syllabus to suit my own club/classes makes it a must for any kickboxing club. Mitt masters knowledge of martial arts really shines through with the way he has set this syllabus out. Thank you very much mitt master. I highly recommend this syllabus.

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Nathan Murdock

Love the general focus for each grade! Worth every penny!

Love the general focus for each grade! Worth every penny!

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Mittmaster Kickboxing syllabus

Richard Jones

Excellent material from start to finish, presented clearly, accurately and informatively.

Excellent material from start to finish, presented clearly, accurately and informatively.

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Whats Inside The Syllabus

  • 1

    Welcome & Thanks

    • Welcome

  • 2

    Syllabus & Manuals

    • Please Read First

    • The-Perfect-Class-Structure

    • Mittmaster KIckboxing Syllabus (Word File)

    • Mittmaster Kickboxing Syllabus V.1

    • Coaching Commands

    • Dirty Dozen

    • Technical Manual

  • 3

    Yellow Belt Videos

    • yellow stance

    • yellow footwork

    • yellow punches

    • yellow, defence

    • yellow, kicks

    • yellow, kick counters

    • yellow, evasions

    • yellow, jab catch drills

    • yellow, grading combo

    • yellow, knee

    • yellow, hand defence

  • 4

    Orange Belt Videos

    • orange, stance & metronome

    • orange, footwork pattern

    • orange, footwork

    • orange, punches

    • orange, blocks

    • orange, kick

    • orange, kick counters

    • orange, evasions

    • orange belt, jab catch

    • orange, grading combo

  • 5

    Red Belt Videos

    • red, metronome & roll

    • red, footwork pattern

    • red, punches

    • red, blocks

    • red, jab catch drills

    • red, boxing combo 3

    • red, kick

    • red, kick combo

    • red, grading combo

  • 6

    Green Belt Videos

    • green, stance

    • green, footwork

    • green, punch & kick

    • green, counters

    • green, boxing combo 4

    • green, kick combo

    • green, grading combo

  • 7

    Blue Belt Videos

    • blue, footwork

    • blue footwork 2

    • blue, kicks

    • blue, footsweep 1&2

    • blue, kick combo

    • blue, jab catch freestyle

    • blue, grading combo

    • blue, punch to kick

    • blue, boxing combo 5

  • 8

    Purple Belt Videos

    • purple, punch

    • purple, boxing combination

    • purple, kicks

    • purple, kick combo

    • purple, p & k

  • 9

    Brown Belt Videos

    • brown belt, close range boxing 1-3

    • brown belt, clearing hands 1

    • brown belt, clearing hands 2

    • brown belt, first 12

    • brown belt, multiples

    • brown belt p & f k

  • 10

    Brown / Black Videos

    • brown black, close range boxing 4-6

    • brown black, punches

    • brown black kicks

    • brown black, combo & spin

    • brown black, combo & kick sector 1,2

    • brown black, kick counters

    • brown black, p, k, s

  • 11

    Black Belt Videos

    • black belt, close range boxing 7-9

    • black belt 25

    • black belt boxing combo roll & kick

    • black belt kick combo roll

    • black belt kick, combo, kick

    • black belt b f

    • black belt k f 1-5

    • black belt k f 5-8

    • black belt, strs 1-8

    • black belt 720's

    • black belt c s

    • Sctrs 1-8 detail

  • 12

    Dirty Dozen Warm Up Videos

    • warm up 1

    • Warm up 2

    • Warm up 3

    • Warm up 4

    • Warm up 5

    • Warm up 6

    • Warm up 7

    • Warm up 8

    • Warm up 9

    • Warm up 10

    • Warm up 11

    • Warm up 12

  • 13

    BONUS CONTENT 1: Extra Drills

    • Extra Drills

    • Numbers 1-10

    • Body Covers

    • Head Covers

    • Boxing Liver Combo

    • Muay Thai Liver Combo

    • Kickboxing Liver Combo

    • In & Out drill

    • Elbow Knee Combo

    • Cut Kicks 1-4

    • Round Kick Series

  • 14

    Lesson Plans 1-12

    • Kickboxing Lesson Plans 1-12

  • 15

    BONUS CONTENT: eBooks & posters

    • Retention eBook: 30 Ways To Keep Students Longer

    • Mittmaster Four R's_poster_A3

    • Mittmaster Four R's_poster_A2

    • Mittmaster 100 essential pad drills ebook

  • 16


    • Mittmaster Concepts The 4 R's

    • 30 Mittmaster Class Drills To Disguise Repetition

  • 17

    Your Next Steps....

    • Recommended courses

  • 18

    Live Support

    • Live Support

Your Instructor

Founder of

Matt Chapman

Hi, my name is Mittmaster Matt.

I'm a martial arts student for 35 years, instructor for 20 years, author and creator of the Mittmaster Pad Training system.

This unique pad training system includes over 500 pad drills for Boxing, Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Thaiboxing & MMA and is used daily by 10,000 instructors, coaches and school owners around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Does It Work?

    Simple. Select the course you want. Make payment and you get instant online access. You can watch on any device, anywhere at any time!

  • What's Included Inside The Course?

    The courses contains a complete and editable kickboxing syllabus (from white belt to black belt), over 60 instructional videos, teaching manuals and 12 lesson plans.

  • What's The Difference Between The Kickboxing Collection & The Kickboxing Syllabus?

    The kickboxing syllabus is designed for teaching structured kickboxing classes and to provide the base for a kickboxing grading system.

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