If you’re looking for a great cardio workout and some top-notch striking technique, the kickboxing program at Easton Training Center is the right place for you. Designed as an entry-level class to the Muay Thai program, kickboxing will teach you the fundamentals of the sport, including footwork, punches, kicks, and knees. The techniques taught in the Kickboxing program are real fighting techniques! If you want to focus on perfecting your punches, or are simply interested in changing up your striking routine, be sure to check out our Western boxing program. Learn the elements of boxing while you build upper body strength and endurance.
What is the difference between Kickboxing and Muay Thai?
For students who have not previously trained in Muay Thai, also known as the “Art of 8 Limbs,” our kickboxing program will thoroughly introduce its most important elements. You’ll learn how to properly position your hands, shift your weight, and most importantly, how to strike effectively using your fists, shins, and knees. Since elbows and clinch work are not allowed in sport kickboxing, those will be taught exclusively in the Muay Thai program. The kickboxing classes will spend a significant amount of time on the heavy bags, a time-tested training tool in combat sports. Heavy bags allow students to develop striking power and technique, while using their footwork and motion. Watch all the top fighters in the world, and you will always see them incorporate the heavy bag in to their weekly training routine. The kickboxing classes will challenge you to push yourself, and they are sure to get your heart rate up! Our more advanced Muay Thai classes are targeted toward students who have more experience, and have a solid working knowledge of the fundamentals. These classes focus on honing these skills, drilling more advanced techniques, and building up a competitive striking game. Instead of working with the heavy bags, Muay Thai students work exclusively with partners, holding Thai pads for each other to strike.
Level 1 Kickboxing
The Kickboxing Level 1 class is designed as an entry-level class to our striking program. In this class, you will learn the proper fundamentals of kickboxing, including: stance, footwork, boxing, kicking, and knees. Every week, our instructors will focus on a particular technique, allowing students to get in some quality repetitions. While proper technique is emphasized, this class is fast-paced. Heavy bag work and body weight exercises are staples in every level 1 class, training just like the professional fighters do! This class prepares you for our Kickboxing Level 2 class and our Muay Thai program, providing all the basic techniques that are necessary to build a strong foundation.
Level 2 Kickboxing
The Kickboxing Level 2 program builds off the Level 1 curriculum, and is designed for students with a solid understanding of the basic kickboxing techniques. This class focuses on incorporating different strikes together, creating dynamic combinations. All combinations used in this class are real techniques used at the highest level of the sport. This class is run similar to a heavy bag training session for professional fighters: warm up, technique work, heavy bag drills, and body weight exercises. Similar to the Level 1 class, there is no contact in this class. Partner drills will be limited to catching punches on the gloves. Students in this class will push their limits, both physically and technically.
Why Study at Easton?
At Easton Training Centers, kickboxing is more than a fitness class. And while we do emphasize the cardio element, it is paramount to our instructors to teach proper, applicable technique. Instead of throwing your punches and kicks into empty space, you will practice your combinations on the heavy bags. Most classes also include a period of supervised partner work, when you’ll drill the techniques you’ve learned with a partner as your instructor gives you feedback. Safety is our priority. Our instructors will make sure you are executing each strike correctly, teaching you to control your movements. Our kickboxing and boxing instructors are all experienced fighters, and many of them compete in amateur and professional matches. Some have even gone abroad to fight. When you learn from the best, you will become the best!