Student of the Month

Every month, our Instructors will nominate a deserving student for recognition.

Previous winners of Student of The Month

Skye Beaumont-Hardy

Ethan Lowe

Ellie McCaffery

Joshua Harty

Jenson Ives

Mikey September

Ali Hussain

Matt's Top Tips

In the sparring sessions we quite often work on speed. We focus on a combination of 3 attacks and how the footwork and delivery of techniques can significantly increase their speed. 

In Kickboxing, a lot of things must combine in order to deliver an excellent technique. Your body must be fit, strong, coordinated and flexible to cope with the force of the technique but also to impact the control, speed and technique of what you are doing. 

My tip for students is to consider the speed of their action and to ensure it is suitable for the situation.

For example, if you are demonstrating a '3' (front snap kick off your front leg) in the air, in class or during a Grading, you will need to show your balance, control and accuracy. A technique that is done too quickly will lose these attributes and will look rushed and unprofessional. 

If you are sparring, the standard of the '3' is less important. The priority is to deliver it before your opponent moves out of the way or attacks you. As a result, you need to focus on making the kick faster. 

Finally, if you are doing pad work, you will need to demonstrate your power and accuracy. The '3' delivered here needs to combine acceleration and a high standard of technique to ensure a powerful kick. 

When you are training in Kickboxing over the next few weeks, think about what situation you are in and therefore how your techniques should be delivered. This should tell you at what speed they should be done.

If you are unsure of the correct speed, speak to your Instructor because once you master the speed of the technique your Kickboxing ability will grow significantly.

Enjoy your training! 



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