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KB KICKBOXING

KB Kickboxing is by far the most popular wing of our martial arts academy. Our classes appeal to people looking for an alternative, engaging way to work out. The cardio-blasting nature of our Kickboxing classes is highly addictive. Punching, kicking, blocking and moving at an accelerated pace is an exhilarating way to fight against a more sedentary way of life.

Aside from water breaks, a stretch and the time it takes the instructor to provide clear, concise instruction, you'll be moving the whole hour. All of our members would tell you that being a martial artist at KB Kickboxing has pushed their fitness to an unprecedented level. Due to Kelly Bunyan’s Black Sash in Kung Fu (passed in 1991), KB Kickboxing’s style is very much rooted in the ancient chinese martial art.

You can learn more about our Chief Instructor, here. Our instructors and members are very welcoming; they look forward to sharing the martial arts with you as soon as you’re ready to get started. As a united team, our classes generate an electric collective energy.

KB KICKBOXING CLASS CONTENT

KB Kickboxing's approach to teaching Kickboxing techniques is quite revolutionary in the world of martial arts. Kelly's style of Kickboxing is very different to all other Kickboxing schools; it is unique. She has applied her extensive knowledge of Kung Fu, Boxing and Kickboxing to ensure that the martial arts is accessible to all.

Each class lasts for one hour. The lesson begins with a 10 minute warm-up, which incorporates punching and blocking. After a 7-10 minute stretch, the remainder of the class involves kicking and punching. Prior to COVID-19, the classes would incorporate air work and partner work - pad work and sparring.

Due to the current restrictions, partner work is not permitted. This actually works to our advantage, as our members are now fitter than ever, as they do every 'call' - they no longer have to hold the pad for their partner.

When contact work is possible, our members’ skills are perfected by sparring with other students (controlled, equipped contact practice) and pad work, by learning how to judge distances and timing, which is great for self-defence. Our lessons are semi-contact, focused on boosting morale, not demoralising. Violence and aggression do not exist in KB Fitness's vocabulary. Martial arts training within our school is highly controlled. The focus of our classes is not to hit hard and 'damage' other members of the class - everybody's got to go to work the next day after all. Some of our students never wish to spar, which is absolutely fine. There is never any contact with another person for these students, they just work in the air or onto focus pads. Anyway, as previously mentioned, there’s no contact all at present.

New ideas and techniques are introduced week by week. The first classes should be treated as a starting block. Starting from the basic stance, students learn the Kickboxing moves step by step. You’ll train alongside other beginners and special attention is given to you so that you are learning at a speed that is suited to you. Every lesson provides new Kickboxing tips and advice.

Our lessons meet the demands of the experienced and fit, as well as complete beginners and those of us whom could be fitter. All the classes will push you consistently through new limits, although you will be encouraged to choose your own pace throughout the session.

An example: if the task is to throw 2 side kicks, you can kick just once if that is sufficient for you; after a few classes you’ll be able to do 2.

All in all the classes really work you hard. The music and collective energy keeps your adrenaline going and the buzz comes from the high-impact routine (you can train at a lower impact if you need to). A great work out, leaving you feeling fantastic afterwards. The lessons are not 'set to' music as such, the beat is just a motivational force working with the Instructor to push you.

KICKBOXING BENEFITS

Kick to the top: at KB Kickboxing, we teach people to soar, through finding their inner fire. Join the school and be ignited. It takes a lot to step into the unknown, but once you edge outside of the safe parameters of your current lifestyle, the benefits are life-changing: There is a great, uplifting vibe and energy in our classes.

SPIRITUAL ADVANTAGES

The training improves self-esteem, confidence and self-discipline. It stimulates the mind and develops inner strength. It's an excellent way to release (by shouting, punching and kicking out) stress. Our members are literally walking taller, with so much more gusto.

PHYSICAL ADVANTAGES

The training improves endurance, strength, muscle tone, co-ordination, balance and flexibility - consistently challenging and shaping the body (burning fat in the process).

KB Kickboxing will get you into the best physical and mental shape of your life. There is a, "yes I certainly can" mentality. With a constant reminder to believe in yourself, to strive for excellence rather than approach your training without 'oomph.' The instructing team focus on the mental approach as well as the physical approach to your training and it makes a world of difference to the end results.

> Reduce stress> Be alert> Improve focus
> Boost energy levels> Increase stamina> Sculpt your body
> Be confident> Improve self-esteem> Have fun

In our friendly school, fitness will undoubtedly improve within the first few weeks, as the body is strengthened and conditioned. Every muscle in your body will become more defined if you wish to follow our complementary advice regarding weight training and nutrition. Be prepared to ache a little after the first class, as you will discover muscles that have not been used for a while, if ever! The opportunity to follow the Kickboxing Syllabus and take Gradings is possible, advancing belt by belt up to black belt standard. Perhaps just improving your fitness is of interest to you - your choice - you are free to clearly define your own goals.

The classes are there for your benefit and can therefore be tailored to your needs.

Our intention is to teach an art form, improve our members' confidence and fitness, at the same time as providing the forum for making new friends and having lots of fun. Each student is free to progress at their own pace. In the earlier stages of training, there is no pressure to get things absolutely 'right' but always encouragement and guidance to try and improve technical performance.

Originally, the martial arts were created in order to preserve life through self-defence. Nowadays, people come from a variety of backgrounds, all with their own reasons for wanting to train. Some wish to learn how to defend themselves or take belts, some wish to improve fitness or enjoy the competitive aspect of the tournaments, whilst others just want to attend fitness training that's fun. Whatever the motivation for taking up a martial art, KB Kickboxing is more than willing to cater to your preferences. The benefits of martial arts are endless; the martial arts are a vehicle for physical, mental, personal, and emotional development.

Not only does Kickboxing provide all of the above but KB Kickboxing also has a great sociable feel for those interested in making new friends. Many friendships and several relationships have been formed through training and sweating together. The social aspect is highly recommended as it encourages attendance and commitment. So, if you are genuinely left feeling nothing short of fantastic, then you really should entertain the idea of signing up for a KB Membership.

KB CORPORATE

We believe that our lessons are a worthwhile investment for you and your colleagues. Due to COVID-19, we're not currently offering these classes in person, however, if you would like to arrange a class online, we would be happy to discuss this with you.

We offer a high energy session incorporating punches and kicks, focusing on relieving stress. If you fancy doing a little light exercise or learning some self-defence techniques, we can arrange that for you.

If you'd like us to build a 'competition' element into the event, we can create a class similar to the video here, with relays incorporating self defence, partner practice, races. It can be such great fun.

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