Kickboxing combines the best of western boxing techniques, but with the ability to defend from a left or right-handed lead and strike using your elbows, knees and feet. Because the leg is longer than your arm, and contains much larger muscles, it is reasonable to say that kickboxing is a more developed defense system. Students are taught to "check" an attacker's kicks by jamming the kick with their shin or foot. Unlike the other striking arts, there are no set stances, katas, forms, or patterns. These have been replaced with pad drills, stamina exercises and partner drills, making it a total body workout and promoting balanced muscle development.
Proper sparring gear is required for this class and can be purchased through GMA's pro-shop.
If you have an interest in trying one of our classes, please call the club and speak to us.