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London Kickboxing classes, clubs and One-to-One training
Kickboxing classes in London, where everyone is welcome to participate. At London Kickboxing clubs we run independent classes for adults and children. We offer you a martial arts based training program that incorporates the latest technical developments in kickboxing. As added benefits of our training program, you will learn self defense, improve your physical fitness, flexibility, muscle tone and, if desired, lose weight. Student interaction is highly encouraged and everyone trains at their own pace. For further information on lessons for adults and kids, please visit our classes page. We operate a grading system starting with white belt through to black belt.Sparring is optional, conducted under strict supervision and on a light continuous contact, sport- kickboxing basis. Participantsmust wear recommended protective equipment such as head guard, gum shields, boxing gloves, groin protectors, shin and foot guards. We presently run clubs in West Lon don, Chelsea SW10, Chiswick W4, Cranford TW5, Ealing W5, Isleworth TW7 and Twickenham TW2. In North London, Enfield N14 and in Surrey, Guildford Merrow GU1. Our instructors are kickboxers who progressed through our ranks and are fully qualified, insured, and CRB checked. Come and join us for a trial/induction class free of charge
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There are many arts labelled kickboxing including Japanese, American, Indian, Burmese, French Savate, etc. Although most of these styles do not consider themselves to be 'kickboxing', the public often uses the term to refer to these martial arts. The term kickboxing is disputed and has become more associated with the Japanese and American variants. The term kickboxing was created by the Japanese boxing promoter Osamu Noguchi for a variant of Muay Thai and Karate that he created in the 1950s. The term was later adopted by the American variant in the early 70's. As always in Martial Arts, there are now several different versions of the birth of kickboxing and especially its introduction to Europe.
When kickboxing first became pupular as a combat sport in the US and Europe, in the early seventies, the fighters of that time had to learn through a process of trial and error. The fighters all came from ranks of traditional karate or other traditional martial arts, and when they fought in professional full contact bouts certain shortcomings and defects became apparent. They discovered that they were not as fit or conditioned as they had thought and they struggled to fight the required number of rounds in the professional ring. They also discovered to their dismay that their punches were not as effective as they had expected.
Sport Kickboxing, in the USA, was officially born in Los Angeles in September 1974 when Anderson, together with Don and Judy Quine, formed the first world sanctioning body for the new sport and named it the PKA. They promoted the first full contact World Professional Karate Championships. This was the beginning of modern kickboxing. The PKA was introduced to the Uk shortly after the 1974 initial stages in the USA.
In 1975 George Bruckner together with other European martial artists formed WAKO. The first WAKO sanctioned European Kickboxing Championships were promoted by Bruckner in 1976 in Germany.
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