Kickboxing is a great cardio workout and a well known martial art. We bring focus on developing a good technique in order to master the moves and avoid any possible injury.

In this class we focus on the kickboxing techniques and cardio workout. We find it extremely important to make sure your body is well prepared for the fast and physically demanding moves so we will do many warm up and conditioning drills. Lot of attention will be also paid to the core strengthening, stretching and breathing.

Kickoboxing origins

 

Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate and Muay Thai. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport. Since kickboxing is a broad term that can be used both in a wide and narrow sense, this can make understanding the history somewhat difficult. Some of the earliest forms of kickboxing included the various Indochinese martial arts especially Muay Boran, which developed into modern Muay Thai. However, in terms of modern competition, it was during the 1950s that a Japanese karateka named Tatsuo Yamada first established an outline of a new sport that combined karate and Muay Thai.

Historically, kickboxing can be considered a hybrid martial art formed from the combination of elements of various traditional styles. This approach became increasingly popular since the 1970s, and since the 1990s, kickboxing has contributed to the emergence of mixed martial arts via further hybridization with ground fighting techniques from Brazilian jiu-jitsu and folk wrestling.