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- Martial Arts
Whilst not a martial art we still teach it as part of our classes as it is a highly effective form of self defence when combined with the other martial arts. Boxing is a great full body workout. Correctly thrown punches use your legs, hips, glutes, core, obliques, back, shoulders, chest and arms. Punching against resistance causes all of these muscles to contract with more force and speed, developing further your strength and power. This, in combination with other skills you learn during our classes, means that your fitness, strength and stamina will all improve.
Although it is limited to punching, there are still a wide variety of strikes and blocks to learn. These include jabs, crosses, hooks and uppercuts.
There are also some more advanced techniques such as backfists, cross counter, flying punch and overhand that wouldn’t normally be taught in a boxing gym but form part of our wider self defence teachings over and above the pure traditional boxing techniques. In combination with the skills learned from other martial arts disciplines, this gives you a comprehensive self defence system to use.
We teach our students how to block and counter punch and also how to knock the attacker off balance before using the martial arts skills to take the attacker to the ground.
These skills are practised on pads and punch bags and once the student has progressed they can be used in safe sparing with appropriate equipment.
The classes provide a comprehensive workout for our members, similar to a HiiT class, and your stamina and confidence will grow as you start to master the techniques.
Our instructors are experienced and the classes are designed to allow you to progress at a rate that is appropriate for you, you are not forced to move on until you are confident you have mastered the current technique. Our aim is to provide a friendly, welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued. Why not give one of our classes a try? You can book a FREE TWO WEEK TRIAL here.