Discover the art of kickboxing at the Champion Spirit Academy, located in the heart of the 7th arrondissement.
Kickboxing is a term used to describe particular types of contact sport with boxing gloves in a ring, falling under the category of boxing. This includes Karate, Chinese Boxing, K1, Muay Thai or Full-Contact.
- History :
The name “kickboxing” was first introduced in the mid-1970s by Alain Delmas. This discipline brings together a number of modern styles of boxing, which themselves borrow from other martial arts.
Among these boxing styles are the French savate and the American full-contact. What sets these combat sports apart from others, though, is the combination of traditional boxing movements for the fists and Kyokushinkai karate techniques for the feet. The variants of Japanese kickboxing K1 and Muay Thai add physical attacks using elbows and knees as well as the feet and fists.
Our Sports experts
A good boxer needs the ability to deploy strong muscle power in a short period of time to injure his opponent.
Speed is the ability to react to a signal as quickly as possible.
Through training, boxers can perform astonishing feats through their flexibility and range of movement to achieve the best possible reach.
Endurance and recovery are essential qualities in a time-limited fight and should not be underestimated. It is about being able to give 100% over a longer period of time.