Wednesday, June 12, 2013
There are many forms of stand up fighting in martial arts. You can learn various styles of Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, etc. All of these arts have different styles of competition (light contact, bare knuckle, karate, point, continuous, point, no punching to the head, punching to the head, etc.). Now you can be good at any one of these, but as soon as you try one of the others, you have find that the next one will be awkard and may be difficult. What if there was a method of fighting that you could learn and apply to all of the those list? Try Kickboxing. In kickboxing you will learn boxing basics, elements of muay thai, and karate kicks. You will be well rounded enough so that you can hold your own with kick dominate or hand domimnate styles. In addition to being a Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Muay Thai guy, I have been been training as a kickboxer since 1985. Even though I am now longer competiting, I still find the training and techniques important to my other styles. Over the years as I competed in different styles, I found that I could hold my own against specilist because of my kickboxing expereience. So, I encourgage all martial artists to supplement their training.