Although the true roots of kickboxing date back to Asia 2,000 years ago, modern competitive kickboxing actually started in the 1970s, when American karate experts arranged competitions that allowed full-contact kicks and punches that had been banned in karate.
Kick boxing is a martial arts based Sport that incorporates the fundamental techniques of Karate, Western Boxing, French Savate, Tae Kwondo, Mauy Thai and whichever other art it can glean from.
Kickboxing is the evolution of some martial arts. It strives to constantly improve & evolve into a more vibrant dynamic sport. Kickboxing at Warriors of Faith encourages self development through fun & regular training. Through Consistency you can improve your physical health, discipline& lifestyle.
Kickboxing is especially good for kids coordination discipline & confidence.
Self defense is an integral part of what is taught. We strive to get you to be the best that you can be.
Warriors of Faith offers Semi Contact, Light Contact, Low Kick Light Contact, Full Contact and K1 Rule
Come along to any one of our weekly classes & try it out.
Thai Boxing—was born on the battlefields of the 15th century, during the legendary clashes between Thai (or Siamese) armies and their bitter rivals, the Burmese. Trained in the weapons-based fighting method known as Krabi Krabong, these early Thai soldiers also became famous for their toughness in close-quarters weaponless combat, where legs, knees, elbows and hands took the place of swords and sticks. This type of weaponless fighting became Muay Thai, known as the “Science of Eight Limbs.”
Though the Thai army still uses its lethal techniques, Muay Thai has also been the country’s most popular spectator sport for hundreds of years. There are more than 65,000 professional Muay Thai fighters in Thailand today. Many of them are poor peasants who begin training when they are as young as six years old, studying with highly respected teachers for the chance to compete.]
Up until the 1930s, Muay Thai fighters fought bare-knuckled or with their hands wrapped in hemp rope that left nasty cuts. Because of the high number of deaths in the ring, the Thai government introduced new rules, including weight classes (though the great majority of fighters remain in the lighter weight classes) and mandatory use of gloves, cups and mouth guards. As a result, modern Muay Thai boxers rely less on punches and more on their lethal kicks, elbow and knee strikes and grappling.
Speed, accuracy and power are the buzzwords in Muay Thai. Fighters use kicks as both offensive and defensive weapons, often aiming to strike their opponents in the thighs for maximum impact. The knee and elbow strikes used in Muay Thai are almost unique to the sport.
Devoted Muay Thai fans and fighters all over the world see it as the toughest martial art, and dismiss all challengers to its dominance.
Our Muay Thai Classes are split into Beginners & Seniors.
Through consistancy we believe everybody can improve. Warriors of Faith encourages self improvement,discipline & self confidence. Don’t let your fear stop you from achieving all you can be & more.
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In 1978,President Park Jung Hee ordered the creation of a new martial art form that would be superior to North Korea’s Kuek Sool. The man Assigned to this task is the president of the Tukkong Musool Association(TGMSA),Grand Master Chang Soo Ok. At the time, he was the master of the 27th special army troops against terrorism.
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