Kick Boxing has been in existence for over 50 years and many different training programs exist in this fantastic dynamic and powerful martial art.
Our unique program enables the student to develop at a fast rate whilst maintaining the discipline required within any martial art.
Kickboxing was born during the mid-seventies when various American tournament karate practitioners became frustrated with the limitations of the then rather primitive competitive scoring system. They wanted to find a system within which they could apply kicks and punches to the knockout. Full contact karate was born. Early bouts were fought on open matted areas just as ordinary karate matches were. Later events were staged in regular size boxing rings. These early tournaments produced kickboxing’s first stars, Joe Lewis, Bill Wallace, Benny Urquidez and Jeff Smith. Later the Americans really wanted to test their mettle and sent teams of kickboxers to Japan under the banner of the WKA (World Kickboxing Association). From this point kickboxing developed in to a true international sport.
The art of Kick Boxing has evolved massively through its increase in popularity over recent years as practitioners recognise the massive benefits in health, fitness, well being, confidence and personal safety. It is no longer simply full contact Karate, and indeed can now be practiced with no contact at all.
No students at PROACTION are forced to spar and your safety is our top priority. The art, and our program also adopt a light approach to sparring for those that wish to, concentrating on light sparring (semi-contact) for those interested in competition, and the skill required to win a bout rather than brute force.
Our classes are for fitness, enjoyment, discipline, safety, health and FUN!