What is Kickboxing
Kickboxing (Thai Boxing) originated in Thailand from the older martial art of Muay boran which means “ancient boxing”. Muay boran is an umbrella term constituting a number of traditional Thai styles of martial arts and Muay Thai is a style of fighting that is influenced and structured by these traditions.
The main precept of Kickboxing is mastering the eight sticking points of the body; often referred to as “the art of the eight limbs”. Fists, elbows, knees and shins/feet are used for a variety of strikes combined with grappling while standing. The grappling allows Kickboxing practitioners to be very effective at close range which is one reason why Thai boxing is a great foundation for mixed martial arts practitioners.
Why train in Kickboxing?
Karate Rocks Family Martial Arts gets this question quite often from the people of Tecumseh, LaSalle and Lakeshore and Surrounding Areas who are interested in being more active and learning a new skill set.
Here are some of the main benefits:
- Improved physique
- Better flexibility and balance
- Greater mind and body coordination
- Increased mental alertness
- Meet new people and make friends
These are all excellent benefits, but the one benefit that our students report most often is an improvement in self-confidence. By challenging you with individualized goals that are tough but attainable, our Tecumseh, LaSalle and Lakeshore and Surrounding Areas students come to understand the potential they have within themselves. If you have any questions about the Muay Thai classes we offer at Karate Rocks Family Martial Arts then please feel free to contact us through phone or email.