Kickboxing is not just an incredibly rewarding martial art to practice, it is also a form of exercise that is sure to push you out of your comfort zone. Whether you dream of becoming the next WKA champion, want to find an alternative to your gym membership or are looking for a new method of self-defense, we have the perfect class for you.
Zia Martial Arts Kickboxing Classes
No matter what martial art you’re practicing, endurance is a necessity. Here at Zia Martial Arts, we understand that to win a match, you need a high level of skill AND conditioning. Regularly training in kickboxing provides you with a level of cardio that is sure to protect you from losing strength during a match and not being able to execute those techniques you’ve spent countless hours mastering. Our kickboxing classes will keep you on your toes – covering a wide variety of exercises such as interval training, jump roping, core strength drills, and both aerobic and anaerobic conditioning.
Kickboxing is known for its ability to tone and build strength in nearly every part of your body. It engages your arms, legs, abs, shoulders, and glutes all at once! Kickboxing puts serious stress on all of these muscle areas, building strength quickly. Additionally, thanks to its heavy use of cardio, Kickboxing burns tons of calories and aids in major weight loss (but not muscle mass loss of course)! All around, Kickboxing is perfect for strengthening and vitalizing the entire body. You’ll find yourself feeling and looking stronger, healthier, and happier. These benefits will carry over into all other areas of your athletic training, work performance, and personal life.
When we’re talking about fitness, strength, and self-defense, we can’t forget to talk about mental sharpness. And lucky for you, Kickboxing is just as good for the brain as it is for the body! Kickboxing places a unique emphasis on meditation and focus, pushing students to be aware of their surroundings and teaching them to concentrate on the most important aspects of an altercation even in a heated or stressful moment.
Although Kickboxing isn’t a ground fighting style, it provides students with many lessons that prepare them for potential attacks or altercations. To begin with, Kickboxing allows its practitioners to use their hands, feet, and knees for various punches and kicks. This provides students with the tools needed to defend themselves from an attacker with a swift punch or a powerful kick. Not to mention, Kickboxing emphasizes awareness, mental sharpness, overall body strength, muscle memory, and the proper timing of a kick or strike. Furthermore, Kickboxing imparts important techniques and helps individuals react quickly and effectively.