Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Things to Know About Spakane Kickboxing Clubs

Spokane, Washington offers several gyms to develop your kickboxing skills, whether you are interested in learning how to kickbox or if you are seeking a kickboxing club to participate in amateur or pro kickboxing matches.
The History of Kickboxing
Kickboxing originally began in the 1970s in the US as a reaction to strict controls on martial arts competitions that didn't allow full-contact kicks and punches. Safety rules have been updated as kickboxing developed to prevent serious injuries. Kickboxers use punches, kicks, sparring, blocks and do wood-breaking. Some of the first well-known kickboxers were Joe Lewis, Benny Urquidez, Jeff Smith and Bill Wallace. By the time Americans sent teams to Japan, kickboxing had developed into a popular, international sport.
Kickboxing Training
Formerly known as the Global Karate-Kickboxing Club, the Ironfist Bushidokan and Kickboxing Academy is a kickboxing club in Spokane, Washington. Sensei Michael
trained under 6th dan Matt David and with world-class ranked fighter Marc Costello. The Academy offers kickboxing classes to women, men and children over seven years old. There is a 30-minute warm-up and then the class is divided into skill levels--beginners and novices in one group and experienced kickboxers in the other group.
The classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $45 a month. There are no sign-up fees and they offer a free "try out" class if you are not sure kickboxing is for you. The Academy is affiliated with the Title Kickboxing Karate Organization, a state-approved sanctioning body, and holds kickboxing matches if you are interested in competing.
More Kickboxing Clubs
The Spokane School of Boxing and MMA offers some kickboxing matches and beginner and advanced classes on Tuesday and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. There is a membership fee and then a monthly cost of $65. They also offer jujitsu and freestyle wrestling training. There are pro and amateur shows once a month in the MMA fight gym.
TKO Fighting Arts in Spokane offers a class in Muay Thai/cardio kickboxing for ages 12 and up on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Kickboxing Classes
Gold's Gym North in Spokane offers kickboxing classes for men, women and children 12 and over. You can try out a class for $8. Membership is $24 a month if you sign up for a year and $29 a month if you pay on a month-to-month basis. A kickboxing class is held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 6:30 a.m. "Body Combat" classes offer kickboxing in combination with other martial arts on Wednesday at 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and on Thursday at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Kickboxing Protective Gear
The Muay Thai form of kickboxing allows holds on your opponent, striking your opponent and the use of knees. To prevent injuries, kickboxers should wear head gear, chin straps and mouth guards. You can also purchase body gear, groin/abs protectors, shin/instep guards and forearm pads.

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