Kickboxing is the art of controlling your opponent with short striking movements. Kickboxing is a form of self-defense that gives practitioners a full-body workout and builds physical skills, like agility. This fast-moving martial arts is just as much for the mind as it is for your body. And it’s for beginners as much as it is for experienced athletes. For MMA athletes, we will work with you to connect kickboxing techniques and skills to Jiu-Jitsu.
Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from kickboxing:
Our goal at 10th Planet Las Vegas is to teach beginners how to use kickboxing as a form of self-defense. Self-defense is a valuable, empowering skill set. And while we hope that you never find yourself in a situation where you need to use these skills, it can help you protect yourself if ever needed.
2. Full Body Training
Kickboxing incorporates the use of body movement and footwork as you move around your opponent. You’re forced to engage all of your muscles, including your core, while staying in constant motion. And all of this movement makes for an effective workout.
3. Improved Agility
Not only does kickboxing keep you in constant motion, but you must also move quickly. In kickboxing, you need to move well and you need to be fast. You also need to change direction quickly and fluidly in response to your opponent’s movements. Working on making swift movements helps athletes build agility, quick reflexes, coordination, as well as flexibility. You may not feel agile when you start, but kickboxing will get you there guaranteed.
In addition to NoGi Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 10th Planet Downtown Las Vegas also offers a Kickboxing program. If you’re curious about kickboxing, we’d love to have you come give it a try. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.