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Introduction to Kick Boxing classes

Kick boxing Classes teach self-defence and improves health and fitness. Traditional Kick Boxing is taught as a contact sport and as the name suggests, involves a lot of kicking and punching. Cardio kickboxing classes differ from self-defence focused classes in that they focus on aerobic fitness.

Kick boxing classes are physically demanding, designed to improve cardio respiratory health, overall fitness and concentration. Kickboxing incorporates a variety of different exercises, making it an ideal workout for those who are easily bored by more repetitive forms of martial art and fitness exercise.

Kick boxing is a hybrid martial art and originally grew out of Karate, Thai boxing, and western boxing. Find a local kick boxing class or kick boxing club near where you live or work, use our postcode search.

What can you typically expect to learn?

Typical in a kickboxing class, participants learn to use both the upper and lower body to punch, kick, block and elbow a phantom opponent using punching bags, and speed bags.

Learn how to:

  • Punch, throw jabs, crosses, hooks and uppercuts.
  • Kick, weave, and knee up
  • Improve balance and increase flexibility
  • Gauge distance and land punches

Self-defence Kick Boxing classes may include one-on-one challenges on live opponents, and strength training.

Is kickboxing an effective way to get fit?

Kick boxing is a full body workout, requiring students to do exercise such as squats lunges, pushups, biceps curls, shoulder presses and triceps dips, to develop muscles for stronger punches, blocks, and kicks. All classes focus on aerobic fitness.

Kickboxing classes improves core strength, in the biceps, triceps, deltoids and improve tones the hips and legs. It is a highly effective workout.

Kick boxing classes vary depending on the Club, Gym or the Kick Boxing instructor. Some will focus on fitness others put emphasis on self defence.

Who should take up kick boxing?

Kick boxing classes are ideal for everyone including men, women and children. Kick boxing classes are increasingly being taken up by women as a total-body workout to strengthen, tone and reduce body fat all at the same time. It increases flexibility, burns calories, improves coordination and increase cardiovascular fitness. Clubs and gyms offer structured training.

Kids kickboxing classes are growing in popularity, offering a fun way to workout and a great way for children to exercise, students will wind up stronger, better coordinated and more flexible.

Competitive kick boxing or sparing is optional, many people take classes for the exercise so the decision is yours. Protective gear is compulsory.

Where can I find kick boxing near me?

Find Kick Boxing class in London and other major UK cities use the location search on this page. Use the filters to narrow your search. Filter kickboxing classes by beginners, intermediate, advanced and competition level. There’s a class for everybody.