In the Kickboxing (K1) Striking for MMA class, participants will learn and practice the many various striking techniques used in the sport of kickboxing, or K1. These techniques are used very effectively for the sport of MMA as well, so at Tiger we teach this class with these ideas in mind. The instruction of this class focuses primarily on the stand up striking techniques of punching and kicking.
Unlike traditional Muay Thai the use of elbow strikes and clinching is not used. Kickboxing tends to utilize techniques from many various stand up based martial arts, such as karate and boxing. The difference participants will notice is the increased use of punching techniques as opposed to Muay thai, whose primary attacks are strikes using kicks and knees.
The beginning class will focus on techniques used in basic kickboxing, like punching combinations and mixing hand strikes with leg attacks. The advanced class will focus on more advanced techniques, sparring drills, and conditioning drills.
*Novice participants or those with little experience are encouraged to join the beginner class, while professionals and higher skilled individuals the advanced session.