Kickboxing

  Kickboxing is a stand-up combat sport based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate, Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport. Japanese kickboxing originates in the 1960s, with competitions held since then. American kickboxing originates in the 1970s and brought to prominence in September 1974 when the Professional Karate Association (PKA) held the first World Championships. Historically, kickboxing can be considered a hybrid martial art formed from the combination of elements of various traditional styles. This approach became increasingly popular since the 1970s, and since the 1990s, kickboxing has contributed to the emergence of mixed martial arts via further hybridization with ground fighting techniques from Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Folk wrestling.
  [Excerpt courtesy of wikipedia.com]   American Kickboxing Academy's kickboxing program is a world class program aimed at all skill levels and is led by former world kickboxing champion Javier Mendez. Whether you are looking to learn to defend yourself, be the next big thing, or just get fit, this is the place to be. Concepts Taught
  • Kickboxing Form & Movement
  • Striking Techniques
  • Combinations
  • Checking/Blocking
  • Defensive techniques
  • Conditioning

Class Trainers

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Javier Mendez

Javier Mendez started training in martial arts in 1978, studying the discipline of Tang Soo Do. Mendez started his kickboxing career in 1985 in exhibition... [More]

  • Former World Champion Kickboxer
  • Founder of AKA
  • Head trainer & coach for Team AKA
  • Official coach on the UFC Ultimate Trainer video game

Event Hours(12)

  • Monday

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Monday

    07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Tuesday

    07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Wednesday

    07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Thursday

    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Thursday

    07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Friday

    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

    Main Kickboxing Room

  • Saturday

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Main Kickboxing Room