One of the most popular combat sports around the world, kickboxing is a great way to lose weight and build muscles, but it also improves balance, flexibility, balance, coordination, and confidence. A striking style that incorporates punches and kicks, kickboxing is practised for competitive, fitness and recreational purposes by all ages, genders and abilities. For the best kickboxing classes, Lewisham, Peakhurst and Canterbury locals rely on ICC. A Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy that offers the unique opportunity to learn multiple martial arts styles, we welcome everyone from beginners to professional athletes to learn, train and grow under one roof. If you are considering kickboxing, here we will run through the three main elements so you can see if it sounds right for you.
As the name suggests, boxing is a major part of kickboxing. Boxing involves turning your fists and your forearms into weapons and shields. Using your fists to generate force in order to strike your opponent, there are 6 fundamental punches that you will need to learn.
Kicking is where you are using your feet and your shins as spears and swords. Kicks are known as the long-range weapons of kickboxing and are thrown to the ribcage, arms, head, neck, legs and back.
The fighting stance is different for kicking than for boxing – you will lean back more so you can reach and extend with your legs, whereas the fighting stance for boxing has you leaning forward so you have more power for your punches. The 4 basic kicks in kickboxing are:
Another important aspect of kickboxing is the ability to combine your kicks with your punches in a smooth, seamless manner so that punches set up kicks, and kicks set up punches. Beginners typically start off by kicking and boxing, not necessarily kickboxing. It takes time and patience to master the ability of combining kicks and punches in a fluid and eloquent manner.
If you are interested in kickboxing, Roselands and surrounding suburbs are just a short drive from ICC. We offer self-defence classes, Sydney’s best BJJ classes, as well as programs in MMA, kickboxing and karate. Kingsgrove, Hurstville, Padstow and Penshurst are just a few of the local suburbs from which we welcome students so if you want to train with the best, get in touch with us today and book a 2 weeks UNLIMITED trail.
Give our BJJ program a go and experience the improvements to all of these fields. It is considered to be an excellent first style where the skills are easily transferable.