Who is Kickboxing for?
This class is suitable for anyone aged 16 years or over. You don’t need to be an athlete to get started, nor do you need to perform high kicks. We can work all our kicks on low targets from the waist down. The material will be tailored for each individual in the class. Whether you want to sharpen up your technical skills or lose weight, this class is for you.
What will I learn with Kickboxing?
In the class you will learn how to operate at long range (kicking), medium range (punching) and close range (knees and elbows). We work on the punch bag and pads to develop our speed and timing. We also work the heavy bags to develop power. The class combines solo drills such as working on the punch bags or working partner drills on the focus pads. This is an upbeat, fun class and is designed to provide an excellent workout while developing practical skills. The ethos of the gym is reality based martial arts so everything we teach has to be able to be applicable in real life. The kickboxing syllabus is designed to be used in self defence situations as well as a great method of getting in shape.
You can start training at any point in time and there is no need to book in advance. Simply come along to any class that suits you. You need to complete a health questionnaire on the evening prior to training which only takes a few minutes. Wear lose comfortable clothing to train in similar to what you would wear to a gym. There are some spare boxing gloves which you can use on the first few sessions however, you will need to purchase your own gloves which can be purchased from the gym.
Can I grade in the
Gradings are entirely optional however, many people who train regularly like to have their progress measured. There is a set syllabus and the more you train the more material you will learn. Gradings are held roughly four times per year and are an opportunity for people to have their skills recognised under test conditions. Simply, you come in and are asked to train through the various combinations and techniques that you train in class. Afterwards you are awarded a certificate based on your level. Gradings dates are published in the Krav Maga Edinburgh online calendar.