This is a sport made famous by the UFC. It covers every
range from stand up boxing and kicking through to throws, takedowns,
grappling and submission wrestling.
Grappling is a mixture of traditional styles such as ju Juitsu, Catch Wrestling, Judo, Greco Roman etc and emphasizing self defence as well as sport. As they say most street fights if not over in the first few seconds usually end on the ground so its important to know these skills.
Kickboxing is a relatively new form of martial art which came about in the 70's in America as a way for traditional stand up fighters from disciplines such as Karate and Tang So Do to test their skills in a full contact matches. There are also much older versions of the sport which have been around in different guises for thousands of years. One of these is Muay Thai or Thai boxing, this is a version of Kickboxing that allows clinching, elbows and knees and is considered one of the most effective stand up systems available.
Here at Modern Samurai we practise freestyle Kicboxing, K1 and Thai under various contact rules depending on the competition. There are different styles which incorporate different levels of contact such as points, light continuous, K1 and full contact Thai. Our syllabus takes from all of the above and in addition uses techniques from Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Savate, Western Boxing and other forms of stand up fighting.
This is a great way to get fit, have fun and learn a new skill.
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