Kickboxing Training Methodology
The Apex Martial Arts Center Kickboxing program is a blend of American Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Boxing. Our instructors have taken various personal kickboxing training experiences to create a well-rounded and balanced kickboxing program that pulls the best elements of each striking art into a powerful technique-driven discipline.
Our Kickboxing training methodology is simple — we focus on fundamentals
It is our philosophy that building strong fundamentals is the key to training success. Until a student consistently displays these kickboxing fundamentals, including a strong stance, proper striking technique (offense), a calm and controlled defense — and overall control, we refrain from progressing with additional advanced techniques.
Some students can learn and apply kickboxing fundamentals quickly, while others need more time. We also find new students who have learned different disciplines, such as Taekwondo, Karate, Boxing etc., sometimes have a hard time with kickboxing because previous training is so embedded in their brain that something as simple as a stance correction can take a long time to adjust.
When basic offensive and defensive skills become second nature, students will progress through the ranks. We have students that prefer to learn kickboxing but not participate in full-contact kickboxing. They learn the same technical skills, but our Cardio Kickboxing class is focused towards a cardio workout and not a physical exchange. The same technical skills apply, but the cardio kickboxing workout utilizes Thai pad, kick pad and heavy bag training with partners.
Each month, we create a set of techniques that build upon the previous month’s lessons. We drill them until every student can comfortably execute them without pause.
As we incorporate offense combinations, we add the defense counter, so students learn both the offensive attack and defensive counter.
The last week of each month, we review the entire months’ worth of lessons and provide feedback to students to let them know their strengths and the areas which they need to improve.
Every quarter, we review the collective quarterly lessons to reinforce lessons learned.
We find that this approach allows each student to learn and retain skill and knowledge at a comfortable pace.
Try a kickboxing free trial class today and learn kickboxing fundamentals that you can build upon.