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Kickboxing refers to the sport of using martial-arts-style kicks and western-boxing-style
punches to defeat an opponent in a similar way to that of standard boxing.
Kickboxing is a standing sport and does not allow continuation of the fight once a combatant has reached the ground.
Kickboxing is often practiced for general fitness, or as a full-contact sport.
In the full-contact sport the male boxers are bare-chested wearing kickboxing trousers and protective gear including: mouth-guard, hand-wraps, 10oz boxing gloves, groin-guard, shin-pads, kick-boots, and optional protective helmet (usually for those under 18.)
The female boxers will wear a tank top in addition to the male clothing/protective gear.
Kickboxing is often confused with Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing.
The two sports are similar, however, in Thai Boxing, kicks below the belt are allowed,as are strikes with knees and elbows.
There are many arts labeled kickboxing including Japanese, American, Indian, Burmese kickboxing, as well as French savate.
The term kickboxing is disputed and has become more associated with the Japanese and American variants. Many of the other styles do not consider themselves to be 'kickboxing', although the public often uses the term generically to refer to all these martial arts.
Kick boxing not only teaches discipline, self-defense and co-ordination, it's an excellent way to get fitter and stronger.
Classes are available for all ages and abilities. Take a look at the Course Timetable for times and availability.