Kickboxing –“The Art of the Eight Limbs” – is widely regarded as the most effective striking art in the world. It incorporates techniques utilizing the hands, elbows, knees, and legs—hence eight limbs—in various combinations and from various angles in order to defeat an opponent. Although dating back several hundred years, modern kickboxing continues to advance in terms of types of techniques and training methods, yet maintains its deep seeded roots and ancient traditions.
New students spend the majority of their time learning the basic strikes and combinations using all eight limbs in order to establish a foundation and solid base to build upon. In addition, considerable time will be spent improving physical attributes such as cardiovascular conditioning, muscular endurance and strength. The goal is to improve overall fitness while learning the art.
Classic training methods develop devastating power, speed and superb cardiovascular endurance as well as fighting spirit. Kickboxing has also proven very effective outside the ring and has been embraced enthusiastically by practitioners of a variety of self-defense, sporting, military and law enforcement activities.