What is Kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a collection of stand up martial arts that include elbows, knees, punches and kicks. Made popular by film stars such as Chuck Norris and Jean Claude van Damme, and now a huge part of the UFC, it’s one of the newest martial arts in the world. It combines traditional martial arts such as Karate and Taekwondo, with the fitness and effectiveness of boxing and Muay Thai. It’s practiced worldwide as a combat sport, for self-defence, and for fitness.

With so many different varieties practiced worldwide, we have chosen several styles to focus on in each session.

Semi-Contact Kickboxing

This is the most popular style within our club and a great way to get started, wherever you want to take your Kickboxing. Strikes are thrown with control and precision, with the goal of making clean contact to the head and body to score points. Points are awarded for successful punches and kicks, and some competitions even award bonus points for jumping and spinning techniques.

Sanda

Sanda, also known as Chinese Boxing, was originally developed by the Chinese military for self-defence, which combines traditional kickboxing with wrestling, takedowns, and kick catches. Although less known in the west, our professional coach, Scott Harris, holds weekly sessions focused on self-defence, fitness and competition.

Full Contact Kickboxing

For our most experienced and dedicated fighters, we offer the chance to train in a full contact style. Most famous in K1 and UFC, it allows full contact strikes and kicks to the leg. Fights are determined according to the professional boxing scoring system, with trained referees and doctors, making sure safety is the first concern.