Our ‘Kickboxing Beginner Classes’ are aimed at teenagers (from 13 years) and adults of any age. Our oldest student is 65!
We have a great mix of men and women of all ages, of all sizes and of all abilities and although they all have their own reasons for joining our Kickboxing training classes (weight loss, fat burn, get fit, tone up, get stronger, learn a new skill, achieve a black belt, make new friends etc.) each one of them has the same simple goal in mind… to have some fun. After all, if you don’t enjoy what you do, you won’t stick at it.
Our ‘Beginner Class’, run at our Windsor, Bracknell and Ascot Academies focuses on having LOADS of fun and at the same time building your ‘Core Foundations’. It’s like building a house. If you build a house on top of strong foundations it will go on to weather any storm and keep you safe and protected forever. If, however, you build a house on top of weak foundations… it will eventually crumble.
And so it is with the fighting arts. The foundations that you develop at the start of your journey are key to your overall success and enjoyment and will carry you through for many years to come.
Therefore, our ‘Dedicated Beginner Classes’ are designed to introduce you seamlessly into the incredible world of ‘Kickboxing and the Martial Arts’. Plus, we run all year round so you can join at any time.
Here you will learn the ‘Three Major Stances’, when and how to use them, and how to transition quickly and easily between them to best distribute your weight for maximum balance and effect.
You will also learn how to move correctly (footwork) with explosive speed and agility to both launch an attack (or multiple attacks) and to avoid being attacked.
You will learn how to punch effectively, using your whole body to generate maximum speed and power in every attack you make.
We will teach you how to kick… and in particular, how to kick well (there is a difference). Chief Instructor, Justyn Billingham is an acknowledged expert on kicking and stretching having taught seminars and written several books on the subject, as well as a regular monthly column for the No.1 Martial Arts Magazine in the UK, ‘Martial Arts Illustrated’, for over ten years.
And so finally, you will learn how to confidently defend yourself against an attack, be it an actual attack in the street or a simulated attack in the training hall, so you can choose to either deflect it or simply avoid it altogether.
All of our beginner classes are ‘non-contact’ which is really important in the early stages of your training. If you decide later that you would really like to experience the thrill of ‘Sparring’ (controlled fighting) and really test out your skills you can do this in our ‘Advanced Kickboxing Training Class’ that follows every beginner session (at no extra cost).
And of course, you are welcome to enjoy your training with no pressure whatsoever, or you can embark on your journey towards that much coveted Black Belt — if you desire. It’s your choice.
If you do decide to begin working your way up the grading ladder, unlike some other schools, it’s completely ‘FREE of charge’ with us. You will never (ever) pay to take a coloured belt grading for the complete duration of your time with Blaze.