Kickboxing is exactly what the name suggests—a fighting style that combines powerful kicks and punches. Our kickboxing program consists of three different martial art styles: (1) Muay Thai, (2) Dutch Kickboxing, and (3) Sanda Kickboxing. These classes are offered Tuesdays through Thursdays and offer students a diverse kickboxing background while giving each style of fighting the time it deserves to be taught thoroughly. Students also have the option to train for local and nationwide kickboxing competitions. Whatever your goal is, we will help you get there. Try a free kickboxing class today!
Muay Thai, sometimes referred to as "Thai boxing", is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This discipline is known as the "art of eight limbs" as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins. Muay Thai teaches you how to defend yourself against multiple simultaneous assailants through crafty footwork, sound defensive tactics and explosive offense. Muay Thai is one of the best martial arts for self-defense. Besides its effectiveness as a self-defense skill, part of what makes Muay Thai a growing recreational sport is the simplicity and directness of its moves and techniques. Muay Thai is easy to learn and simple enough to pick up for most people.
Dutch kickboxing, unlike American kickboxing, incorporates techniques from three martial arts: Kyokushin Karate, Western Boxing, and Muay Thai. Athletes schooled in the martial art of the Netherlands use Kyokushin-style kicks to the legs, head and body to attack their opponents. Dutch Kickboxing techniques are influenced largely by Japanese kickboxing, which in turn is influenced by Muay Thai. The most obvious difference between the two striking styles is the range of weapons. The three main weapons of the Dutch style are punches, kicks and knee strikes.
Sanda is a fighting system which was originally developed by the Chinese military, based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung fu and modern combat fighting techniques; it combines full-contact kickboxing, which includes close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and in some competitions, even elbow and knee strikes. Although Sanda may appear to be like kickboxing or Muay Thai, it involves several grappling maneuvers in addition to stand-up fighting techniques. Sanda is a legitimate art that has practical applications in self-defense scenarios.