Kickboxing refers to a group of martial arts and stand-up combat sports based on very powerful kicking and punching, historically developed from Muay Thai, Karate, Taekwondo and Western Boxing. K-1 Kickboxing is practiced for general fitness and as a full contact ring sport.
K-1 has a established itself as the most exciting form of kickboxing as it's been designed to produce a fast and exciting match to watch. Typically fought over 3 rounds of 3 minutes it has a reputation of producing very fast and very exciting action. There are no kick counts as found in main steam kickboxing and low kicks and one handed clinches are allowed along with striking with the knee.
K-1 Kickboxing can also provide invaluable stand-up techniques for MMA fighters and has started to impact on the Mixed Martial Arts scene with fighters like Alistair Overeem who beat and retired MMA legend Brock Lesner in UFC 141. Kickboxing has become increasingly popular since the 1990's when it contributed to the emergence of mixed martial arts via further hybridization with ground fighting techniques from jujutsu and professional wrestling.
In our K-1 class expect lots of fitness and conditioning training, lots of high impact striking development using pad work and kickbag drills as well as live sparring in our kickboxing ring or on our 2000 sqft matted area.
On a physical level regular Kickboxing training will give you a well-proportioned physique, build stamina and get you in excellent shape. You will gain greater strength and agility, and will benefit from an immune system boost. On a mental level the study of Kickboxing will improve your self-confidence, discipline and self-awareness.
Whether you want to train for fitness and enjoyment or you want to join our new Bristol Dojo fight team and compete at our fight nights and other events around the country under K-1, Kickboxing and Muay Thai B Class rules you are welcome at anytime. Full protective equipment is available to loan or purchase from the Dojo.
Beginners are always welcome, just turn up and watch or join in
Jordan & James demonstrate fast K1 attacks and conter attacks in our 18ft Pro Kickboxing ring. Press F5 to replay
K1 Kickboxing shadow sparring warm up at Bristol Dojo. Press F5 to replay.