Our kickboxing and self defence classes are designed for age’s 14 years and above. Our classes are very intense at times and perfect for those wishing to lose weight, tone muscle and to feel confident in themselves.
In this day and age it is important to be able to have some form of self protection as our streets are becoming more violent, and so we must be confident enough to walk down the street or go out at weekends and know that if anyone attacks us, we know how to deal with the situation at hand.
The Kickboxing classes at Garry Shaw Martial Arts are different from any other kickboxing clubs as we cover a wide variety of topics including;
Striking pads and kick shields using hands and feet
Self defence using makeshift rubber knifes
Arm locks, wrist locks and takedowns
Self protection by means of Striking vulnerable areas of the body
Kettle bell workouts
Blocking and counter attacking
Plus much more.
We do a lot of stretching and flexibility exercises to build up the strength in our legs as these are the strongest part of our body and are excellent weapons for us to use.
There is an option to go for gradings if you wish and to work your way up the coloured belts to reach that coveted Black belt. The following is just a guide as to how long it takes between each grading for coloured belts.
Yellow stripe - 3 months training
Blue belt -6 months training
Yellow belt - 3 months training
Red stripe - 6 months training
Green stripe -3 months training
Red belt -6 months training
Green belt - 3 months training
Black stripe-6 months training
Blue stripe- 3 months training
Then the Black belt
For those that wish to compete in tournaments there are plenty of competitions to enter and are usually held locally.
Please feel free to come along to the class or send me an email with any questions or enquiries you may have.