KICKBOXING

A NON CONTACT, SAFE AND FULLY SUPERVISED TRAINING SYSTEM

DISCIPLINE – RESPECT – FITNESS – CONFIDENCE – COORDINATION – MOTIVATION – CHALLENGE

Sama Southeast Kickboxing for all ages

The largest Kickboxing group in South of England.
Thinking of making a change! Want to get really fit, Lose weight and burn fat, Tone up & stay in top shape, Increase strength & muscle tone, Interested in competing or just want a great workout, Then take action NOW! Anyone is welcome from ages 10 and upwards.Why not come along and try it?
• The American kickboxing academy is under the direct rule of the Sama Organisation.
• Most of our instructors are full-time professionals.
• Sama Organisation runs Kickboxing clubs all over the South.


About your training

Kickboxing is what it says, boxing with your hands, with the exception of the added spinning fists (not allowed in some tournaments) and kicks from karate. Your training is based on a progressive developed grading system through to black belt. You can also acquire coach qualification. Training lasts one hour, and consists of usually two-minute rounds of skipping, exercise, stretching, impact work on – focus pads for punches, kicking practice on shields, shadow sparring and stamina with rests between rounds. To help motivation and timing energising music is played for each round.


SAFETY

Our classes are a total body NON CONTACT workout to HIGH energising music, they are friendly with a great social atmosphere.
HOWEVER, WE ALSO OFFER SPARRING TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE A PROGRESSIVE GRADE SYSTEM UP TO BLACK BELT AND BEYOND!

Kickboxing
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Phone our information line for your nearest class on:

01444 461 889

About the founder:

The founder of the American Kickboxing Academy is Hanshi Alan Gibson 8th Dan, Head of the Sama Organisation. Hanshi was involved in kickboxing at the very beginning in the mid to late 1970s when Kickboxing was first introduced into Britain and was a licensed fighter, coach, referee and official within the P.K.A. Throughout his many years in Kickboxing he has met and trained with many world famous and international stars of the Kickboxing ring. Alan himself has trained one. World Champion, two European Champions, four British Champions and one English Champion and many other top fighters. Picked as one of the official coaches to train and represent the Great British Kickboxing Team to fight against. Holland in Amsterdam. Also chosen by the P.K.A. to act as their chief referee at the British Heavyweight championships held in Newcastle, and one of the first in Britain to introduce a grading system, uniform and music into Kickboxing training.
The sport of Kickboxing first originated in early 1970’s from America by a group of karate practitioners known as the P.K.A. (professional karate association). The PKA created the first organised professional Kickboxing association the world then known as “full contact karate”. Kickboxing was created by a group who was disillusioned with the traditional martial arts like karate, they wanted to experience full contact bouts fought to the knockout. In some earlier tournaments, the rules were unclear with no clear weight divisions. A good example of this was a match between a very young Benny the Jet Urquidez who weighing only ten stone, beat fourteen stone Dana Goodson by pinning Goodson to the canvas for more than ten seconds, the rules at the time allowed this!. The development of specialised protective equipment and regulation came from a new controlling body within the PKA. Later on, they set a defined set of rules and clear weight divisions. Kicks only scored if they landed above the waist, kicking below the waist was considered a foul. The first ever full contact World championships were held in 1974 in Los Angeles. The bout was on mats (no ring). It was only until late 1970 that kickboxing moved into the ring. The first World champions in this sport were Jeff Smith, Isuena Duenas, Joe Lewis & Bill Wallace. Some of these great fighters became kickboxing legends. Later on during the middle 1970’s kickboxing was introduced to Europe by the PKA.

A German called George Brukner created the first European amateur organisation named WAKO which later switched to an Italian Ennio Falsoni. Later WAKO became as strong as the PKA. They are now many kickboxing organisations around the World.

HOW TO ENROL AT SAMA KICKBOXING CLASSES

There is no need to pre-book. Just come along about 15 minutes prior to the start of the chosen class. Dress in suitable clothing for exercising. All other Equipment is provided. All our classes last for 1 hour until reaching their first grade (Red Belt), then they can stay for 2-hour classes we run in most of our venues.