What is Korean Kickboxing?
Korean Kickboxing (KKB) is a relatively new Martial Art developed from a mix of techniques from western boxing and Korean Martial Arts skills. It was introduced approximately 15 years ago and is also known as Han-Kuk Mu-Do. It caters for the martial artists who wish to train in the popular Kickboxing format.
The syllabus we teach in our class has been developed by ourselves to give students a range of techniques for sport and self defence including some ground defence (Survival Techniques). The hand techniques are mostly from boxing but we also include elbows and open hand strikes (Palm strikes, Ridge hand strikes, etc). The kicks are from Taekwondo. We include basic kicking techniques for self defence (low kicks, knees, etc), plus dynamic spinning techniques for sport and just to add a degree of fun and challenge to the training.
What is involved in a typical class?
The main focus of all our classes is to get you fit for life so you can expect a high energy workout aimed at improving your fitness, flexibility, co-ordination and general well being through the practice of martial arts training techniques.
A typical class involves a brisk warm up followed by joint rotations and stretching. It will then include a mix of kicking, striking and defensive techniques trained with a partner but not requiring heavy contact. Several types of pad work are involved including the use of punch bags so you can practice with full force. The training will also include various aerobic and anaerobic exercises to make sure you are toned and fighting fit. We include no contact and light contact sparring for those who want to spar. The class will end with a cool down and some light stretching.
Can I grade in Korean Kickboxing?
We have our own grading syllabus and we grade up to black belt registering our grades with the BCA. Promotion tests are held every three months (approximately). The promotion test will involve students demonstrating their competency to perform various techniques proficiently as well as demonstrating the correct etiquette, focus, self control, fitness and determination for their grade. You can expect to train for around three years to achieve black belt status.