Photographer
Lewis Sylvester Punches his Opponent

Combat Sports

Boxing, MMA

Based in Yorkshire, UK, Chris Kendall has experience shooting various forms of combat sports from boxing to mixed martial arts (MMA). He shoots live events and training or promotional shots for athletes, trainers, gyms and promoters.

Lewis Sylvester Punches his Opponent

Lewis Sylvester Punches his Opponent

Lewis Sylvester connects with a headshot, abasing his opponent, in his second professional boxing bout at Doncaster Racecourse. Lewis fighting out of Tommy Coyle’s gym, in Hull, under the tuition of Billy Dawson.

Amateur Children's Boxing

Amateur Children's Boxing

A photo taken at a Legions boxing show, in York, of a boxer from Tommy Coyle’s gym, in Hull has his opponent in the corner of a boxing ring

Lewis Sylvester Pre-Fight

Lewis Sylvester Pre-Fight

Lewis Sylvester, with his coach, Billy Dawson, backstage at the MCOM stadium, prior to his pro debut

Boxing Pad Work: Joe Hinds

Boxing Pad Work: Joe Hinds

Joe Hinds, doing some pad work, as part of his boxing training.

Paris Smith Boxing in York

Paris Smith Boxing in York

Paris Smith, Team GB Boxer, boxing at an Amateur Legions show, in York, in 2019

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Arm Bar Submission

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Arm Bar Submission

Steve Coupland, MMA coach at Legions Gym, York, demonstrates an arm bar from full guard in on of his Mixed Martial Arts classes.

Boxing in the Limelight

Boxing in the Limelight

A stylised shot of Lewis Sylvester, fighting in his second professional boxing bout at Doncaster Racecourse.

Against the ropes

Against the ropes

Lewis Sylvester has his boxing opponent against the ropes

Joe Hinds Shadow Boxing

Joe Hinds Shadow Boxing

Joe hinds shadow boxing, as part of his training regime.

Boxing is a Lonely Sport

Boxing is a Lonely Sport

The spot light on Lewis Sylvester, in the ring during his second professional boxing bout. Fighting out of Tommy Coyle’s gym, under the tutorship of Billy Dawson. Taken at a VIP show.

Legions Boxing Show

Legions Boxing Show

Live Boxing in York, put on by Legions Gym.

Nic 'The Slammer' Sanderson - MMA Ground and Pound

Nic 'The Slammer' Sanderson - MMA Ground and Pound

Nic 'The Slammer' Sanderson training at Legions gym, in Steve Coupland’s Mixed Martial Arts/Brazillian Jiu Jujitsu classes.

Legions Amateur Boxing Show

Legions Amateur Boxing Show

Amateur boxing show, put on by Legions gym, in York. A boxer has his opponent, quite literally, on the ropes.

Cam Shaw - In the Gym, by the ring

Cam Shaw - In the Gym, by the ring

It’s oft’ said that being a boxer is a lonely sport. Cam (combo the kid) Shaw sits by the ring, alone in Tommy Coyle’s Academy West (Hull) after a training session and video shoot.

Joe Hinds Boxing Training

Joe Hinds Boxing Training

A promotional shoot for boxer, Jone Hinds, at the Kilburn White Horse. This is Joe shadow boxing at the top of the White Horse, on one of his running loops.

Boxing Corner Man

Boxing Corner Man

A Steel City Boxing gym fighter and his corner, between rounds, at a Legions Gym show in York.

Black and White Head Shot

Black and White Head Shot

A classic black and white boxing shot of a punch connecting. Taken at a Legions Gym show in York.

Joe Hinds Boxing Training: Upper Cut

Joe Hinds Boxing Training: Upper Cut

Joe Hinds working his boxing skills on the pads, in training.

Amateur boxing photography by Chris Kendall

Amateur boxing photography by Chris Kendall

A photo taken at a Legions boxing show, in York, of a boxer from Tommy Coyle’s gym, in Hull has his opponent in the corner of a boxing ring

BJJ/MMA Arm Bar

BJJ/MMA Arm Bar

Steve Coupland, a coach at Legions Gym in York, demonstrates an arm bar in one of his MMA (Mixed Martial Arms)/BJJ (Brazillian Jiu Jujitsu).

Fight

Fight

Boxer on a Legions boxing show about to engage in combat.

Yorkshire Boxing Champion: Lewis Sylvester

Yorkshire Boxing Champion: Lewis Sylvester

Lewis Sylvester posing for a promo shoot, holding his Yorkshire Champion belt, before his final amateur fight.

Legions Gym MMA/BJJ Arm Bar

Legions Gym MMA/BJJ Arm Bar

Two students at Legions Gym training an arm bar in the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)/BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jujitsu) with Steve Coupland.

On the Ropes

On the Ropes

Lewis Sylvester works his opponent in the corner

Amateur Boxer has Opponent on the Ropes

Amateur Boxer has Opponent on the Ropes

An amateur boxer has his opponent on the ropes at an amateur boxing show, organised by Legions Amateur Boxing Club, in York.

Amateur Boxer in York

Amateur Boxer in York

An amateur boxer has his opponent on the ropes at a show organised by Legions Amateur Boxing Club, in York, in 2019