Kickboxing is an explosive martial art requiring lots of energy.

 

It allows practitioners to gain a high level of fitness by participating regularly.

 

Kickboxing has long been used as a tool to help with weight loss in commercial gym group fitness classes.

 

The difference between our style and the style taught in most commercial gym classes is that we place emphasis on technique while practising. This allows our students to practice the correct movements while they burn calories and improve their level of fitness.

 

The Kickboxing styles taught at Contender Gym – Stockton  was inspired by some of the worlds greatest athletes from around the world.

 

In the last few decades, K1 promotions in Japan have provided some of the most entertaining Martial arts contests that the world has ever seen.

Muay Thai sometimes referred to as “Thai boxing”,  is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.

 

This discipline is known as the “art of eight limbs” as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins.

 

Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the late-20th to 21st century, when Westernized practitioners from Thailand began competing in kickboxing and mixed rules matches as well as matches under Muay Thai rules around the world.

 

The professional league is governed by The Professional Boxing Association of Thailand (P.A.T), sanctioned by The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT).

Muay Thai is related to other martial art styles of the Indian cultural sphere such as Musti-yuddha, Muay Chaiya, Muay boran, Muay Lao, Lethwei, Pradal Serey and Tomoi.

 

Muay Thai developed from the traditional Muay Boran.

A practitioner of muay Thai is known as a nak muay.

 

Western practitioners in Thailand are sometimes called nak muay farang, meaning ‘foreign boxer’.

Experience and Knowledge

 

With Contender Gym – Stockton having trainers and students competing in World championship and international K1/Muay Thai bouts,  the classes bring the experience and knowledge that many other gyms cannot offer.

 

People can expect to see more long-range striking in K1 styles, making for very entertaining contests without the flow of about being slowed down with clinching.

 

We are sure to include lots of footwork and boxing in our training, which allows us to have a unique style to many other gyms.

 

Our style doesn’t rely on single round-kicks at a distance but allows our fighters to stay on their toes and throw multiple strikes while changing angles and staying evasive without losing the power developed through the technique of Muay Thai.

 

Kickboxing And Muay Thai In Stockton

 

Now that Muay Thai has become so popular, the art has adapted into being authentic and more similar to how it’s practiced in Thailand. This is likely due to more and more local fighters and trainers travelling to Thailand to learn, as many of our trainers have done.

 

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