Kickboxing is a very popular form of martial art, because this is one of the most spectacular and cinematic sports. A master of kickboxing successfully masters the techniques of Thai and English boxing, wushu, karate and even taekwondo. If the main goal of taking up a sport is to learn effective self-defence, then kickboxing is the most suitable option!
Kickboxing appeared in the USA in the 70’s of the 20th century, which makes it one of the youngest martial arts. The name “kickboxing” can be translated literally into other languages as “fighting with arms and legs”, which, in fact, accurately reflects the specific character of this form of combat. Incidentally, the invention of this term is attributed to Chuck Norris, who is considered the most famous populariser of this sport. A significant advantage of kickboxing is the different grades that are calculated precisely depending on the age and strength of the athlete. And attention is focused not only on the development of muscle mass, but also on coordination, endurance, flexibility and speed. Despite the fact that kickboxing is a contact sport, training and subsequent competitions are entirely safe.
Among parents there is a preconception that martial arts classes will make a child more aggressive, but this is not the case at all. On the contrary the physically developed child is more collected and restrained and never allows themself to wrongly hurt others. This kind of sport teaches self-discipline and self-control: a real athlete always knows what they are capable of and will never use force only for the sake of boasting. Kickboxing really tempers a child’s character, teaches them not to rest on their laurels and to seek even more impressive results, in fact this sport requires sports passion.
Kickboxing is not called one of the most perfect sports for nothing – it is simple and extremely effective. This sport not only helps develop combat capabilities, but also positively impacts on health, both physically and psychologically. Boys and girls can attend classes at any age, because we have a large number of special programmes for children and adolescents, starting from 5-6 years of age. Thus, from earliest childhood a person gets used to keeping both their body and their mind in shape. Kickboxing will help a child to become stronger, fit, flexible, persistent and patient. It is a very versatile and multi-faceted form of training, which is precisely suited to a successful future!