The true roots of kickboxing dates back over 2000 years ago
in far East Asia where they practiced Muay Thai kickboxing
as a form of self defence. Kickboxing was introduced
in the early seventies as as a variation to the full contact
karate tournaments taking place.
Kickboxing is often
stereotyped as one of the roughest sports by the majority of
people, however this could not be further from the truth.
It is a disciplined sport of various levels, mostly with
full protective gear and stringent rules.
Blackdragon Blitzers and
Little dragons are taught all the disciplines required for
their gradings and fighting skills, but we STRESS ONLY TO
THE LEVEL THAT THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT WISHES TO ATTAIN.
There are many students out there men, women and kids who
come to get fit, toned and enjoy the confidence of self
defence in a friendly, respectful atmosphere.
There are four main categories
within competition kickboxing as follows:
:- Opponents wear full protective gear(head guard,
mouth guard, gloves, shin guards, feet pads, groin guards
men & women and breast guard for women. New rules soon to
include elbow guards) The opponents fight on mats not
in a ring. They are allowed to make controlled
light contact, pulling punches and kicks above the waist to
show their speed and expertise in what they have learnt.
Each area of the body scores a different point for kicks and
punches. The fight is stopped after each point scored and is
controlled by one referee and two judges.