Light Contact Kickboxing & Fitness Pad Work

What is Kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a group of martial arts and stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate, Muay Thai and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defence, general fitness, or as a contact sport. Kickboxing has roots in very traditional Japanese Martial Arts as well as Western Boxing.

What are our lessons like?

Sparring (Light Contact)

Sparring is practiced under controlled conditions with full safety equipment. We also offer all students the opportunity to test and hone their skills in tournaments (both national and international), many of which are offered to our students throughout the year. Please note this is a contact sport, the classes regularly feature sparring so if this isn't for you and you are looking for pad work only, please look into our Boxercise class.

Syllabus & Affiliation

We are affiliated with the British Martial Arts and Boxing Association (BMABA), our kickboxing syllabus is designed to allow you to progress from beginner up to black belt levels. Kickboxing is very energetic, with the vast majority of the lessons centered around punching and kicking techniques delivered to martial arts equipment and opponents. These techniques include the simple punching such as Jab, Cross, Hook and Uppercut, simple kicking techniques such as side kick, front kick and turning kick. Once past the beginner levels, foot work and movement is involved in the lessons and more (light) contact style fighting

Fitness & Pad Work

Our Kickboxing lessons are designed to get you fit as quick as possible! Suitable for beginners, our energetic and intense workouts keep you on your toes and gasping for breath. A mix of cardio, strength and balance training works all your muscles. We use these fitness and endurance classes to prepare you for stepping into the ring if that is what you wish to do! We help you increase your fitness and technique by complimenting our syllabus with pad work combinations using strike shields, focus pads and Thai pads, we practice both sparring and traditional techniques to enable to student to bring out maximum power and speed in their movements, without the risk of hurting each other.

Belt Grading & Competition

Similar to other martial art systems our Kickboxing syllabus operates a belt system, colour belt testing takes place every 4 months. It takes a minimum of 5 years to achieve a black belt with Worcestershire Martial Arts if regularly training. Worcestershire Martial Arts attends a variety of national and international competitions throughout the year, many of our students medal, but competition is not compulsory - check out our news page for our most recent wins.

Age Restrictions

Worcestershire Martial Arts only accepts students aged 14+ into our Kickboxing classes.