Striking Boxing/ Kickboxing/ Muay Thai

Combining martial art techniques and heart-pumping cardio, boxing, kickboxing or muay thai is a high-energy workout that is guaranteed to burn calories and fat.

Gives You Confidence: as with any form of exercise, increased strength and performance increases confidence. This is even more true for kickboxing, since learning a form of self defence proves that you can hold your own, giving you a well-deserved confidence boost. Additionally, a rigorous kickboxing session releases endorphin, a natural mood booster that will also improve your self esteem.

Tones Your Entire Body

A typical MMA-inspired class combines classic striking movements with drills, circuit training and core exercises for a total-body workout that will leave you feeling sore for days afterwards.

There’s a large toning component to kickboxing because it forces you to engage all the muscle groups in your body.

Front, side and roundhouse kicks work your legs and glutes, while punching and jabbing tones the upper arms, shoulders and chest. Meanwhile, all of these movements, as well as shuffling, ducking and side bends, will engage your core for the entire workout. Engaging your abs will also ultimately improve co-ordination, while the constant movement in kickboxing improves flexibility and reflexes.

Boosts Energy Levels

Performing a high-intensity boxing routine might seem like something that would tire you out, but many people feel the opposite. Kickboxing often gives people an energy boost, not just because of the natural endorphin (though that of course plays a role!) but also due to the empowering nature of the workout.

This gives your physical and mental energy levels a boost. After your workout and rest period your body will feel refreshed and full of energy.

Prevents Gym Boredom

For people who exercise regularly, one of the biggest problems they face is gym boredom. Running on a treadmill or using an elliptical day in and day out can get very monotonous. Muay Thai has the added benefit of including an exciting and unusual cross-training element to your normal workouts.

Helps You Stand Tall

Most of us sit hunched over our computers for hours every day, and naturally, our posture suffers. A fundamental benefit of kickboxing is that it challenges a variety of muscle groups that are not utilized in every day chores. Once you begin to develop your core, lower back and abdominal muscles your posture and balance will automatically improve.

De-Stresses

A great way to relieve mental stress is using the benefits of kicking and boxing by releasing all those pent up frustrations with a high-energy routine. Also, considering the high intensity of the sport you will also see that your concentration levels will gradually improve, enabling you to have better focus.

Teaches Discipline

Within the benefits of kickboxing lie the fundamentals of every martial art which is discipline. Following instructions, mastering movements and learning specific stances and positions requires determination and discipline. As you excel in the routine, you’ll begin to subconsciously apply the elements of discipline to your daily life and manage your every day tasks with greater ease.

The benefits of kickboxing are numerous; it works your body and your mind, while delivering cardio and strength-training results for a total-body workout.

In our training I put a high emphasis on learning the correct techniques, pad work, bag work, shadowboxing, sparring and all different methods are used depending on the individual.