Art of Striking!
is known as 'The art of
Striking', and Striking is regarded by
many as the ultimate method of Combat.
Learning how to Strike with Kicks, Punches, Knees,
Elbows, Open-Palms and even Headbutts has made
Kickboxing one of the most popular activities
in the world for people wanting practical Martial-Arts
training for Self-Defence or Combat-Sports training
Combat-Kickboxing, a Martial-Art
system for Self-Defence.
Sport-Kickboxing, a Combat-Sport
At the Wolf Gym, we offer Kickboxing for both
Martial Arts training
( Self-Defence ) and for Combat-Sport
training ( Competition ).
THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF KICKBOXING:
origins of Kickboxing are rooted in the traditional
Martial Art systems of Thailand. There are several
styles and these are collectively known as Muay-Boran,
( translation 'Fighting
- Traditional' ).
At the turn of the 20th Century, in the 1920's,
Muay-Boran underwent modernisation to develop
a more modern combat-sport. Certain rules and
regulations were adopted from Western Boxing,
such as the use of the Roped-Ring, Boxing Gloves
and Weight categories.
This lead to Thailand creating the very first
Sport to use Kicking and Boxing
( Kickboxing ) in a ring! The name of this new
Combat-Sport became known as Muay-Thai, ( Thai-Kickboxing
In the 1960's, Muay-Thai was very popular with
fights being held weekly. One promoter seeking
to take advantage of this popularity organised
an event between fighters from Thailand, &
Japan ( Muay-Thai vs Karate ).
Kenji Kurosaki a Kyokushin style Karate Master
attended this event with a Japanese team to compete
against the Thai's. Kurosaki was very impressed
with Muay-Thai as a fighting system, and after
the event he stayed in Thailand to expand on his
Karate skills with Muay-Thai.
Kurosaki, ( pictured ) then developed
his own style of Kickboxing, combining techniques
He then opened the first Japanese Kickboxing
Dojo called Mejiro Gym.
Many Dutch Karate fighters, trained in Japan
during the late 1970's and it was at the Mejiro
Gym that some were introduced to Japanese
Dutch students, Jan
Plas, then opened the first Kickboxing
gym in Holland under the Mejiro
Dutch-Kickboxing was now born!
See the flow chart to easily
understand the history and development of Kickboxing.
there are Championship titles that are sanctioned
by Associations such as the W.K.A.
World Kickboxing Association, and titles can
be won under the following rules.
( Muay-Thai Rules
( K-1 Rules
), and Dutch-Kickboxing
( GLORY Rules
a Contact-Combat-Sport, there are various Sport-Kickboxing
formats ( rule sets ) used around the World.
For example Thai-Kickboxing
( Muay-Thai ), Japanese
- Kickboxing ( K-1
Rules ), and Dutch-Kickboxing
( GLORY Rules ).
Today KICKBOXING is
often referred to simply as 'STRIKING'.
ADVANCED THAI-KICKBOXING TECHNIQUES
a book by Christopher
Covering all the aspects of Kickboxing
when competing under Muay-Thai rules
The Wolf-Gym's Kickboxing system teaches Striking
using Kicks, Punches, Knees, and Elbows.
These are the core techniques that are used in
Thai-Kickboxing ( Muay-Thai
Japanese Kickboxing ( K-1
Dutch-Kickboxing ( GLORY
CAGE-KICKBOXING / 'MMA-STRIKING'
Israel Adeysanya, from City Kickboxing Gym in
New Zealand, used elite level
'MMA-Striking' to capture the UFC World Middleweight
Title ( 05/10/2019 ) when he knocked out the defending
Champion Robert Whittaker.
is a style of Kickboxing that is modified for
Strikers competing under Mixed-Martial-Arts rules,
such as the rules used by the
UFC ( Ultimate Fighting
and is often referred to as either
well as Striking techniques while standing, as
seen in a 'K-1' or
'Muaythai' bout Cage-Kickboxing
also includes 'Split-Level-Striking'
is when one person is at Standing level and their
opponent is at Grounded level.
is when both persons are on the floor, and is
often referred to as 'Ground-&-Pound'.
with defending against Kicks and Boxing the additional
skills of 'Takedown-Defence'
are implemented to counter an opponent that may
try to take you to the floor.
Holy Holm, who fights out of American Kickboxing
Academy in the USA, used elite level 'MMA-Striking'
to capture the UFC World Bantamweight Title, when
she knocked out the undefeated Ronda Rousey (
Split-Level-Striking, Ground-Striking and Takedown-Defence
is not taught at most Kickboxing gyms as the majority
of clubs only focus on the 'Sport-Kickboxing'
and their preferred ruleset,
or Muay-Thai ).
However, the Wolf-Gym's Kickboxing syllabus also
covers Cage-Kickboxing ( MMA-Striking
) and Combat-Kickboxing ( Self-Defence
For these reasons, Warrington Kickboxing is the
#1 Martial Arts Academy in Cheshire.
COMBAT-KICKBOXING / 'STRIKING FOR SELF-DEFENCE
The techniques of 'Split-Level-Striking',
can also be applied as Self-Defence
When training Striking skills specificallty for
Self-Defence applications, this is known as 'Combat-Kickboxing'.
should always cover both the Combat ranges of
Standing and when Grounded, as you never know
how a Self-Defence situation may turn out.
The most important fight
anyone could win, is not one that rewards you
with a medal or a trophy, but one that either
changes your life or even saves your life!
club that does not cover 'Split-Level-Striking'
should not advertise that they teach Self-Defence.
Approximately 95% of our members train for Self-Defence
) with about 5% training for Competion ( Sport-Kickboxing
). There is no pressure on anyone to compete.
The Wolf-Gym's Black Belt syllabus covers Striking
that can be applied to all four of the main Kickboxing
( K-1 Rules ) : Ring
( GLORY Rules ) :
'GLOBAL' Muay-Thai Rules
) : Cage or Ring.
Striking - for - MMA
) : Cage.
Striking - for - Self-Defence
) : Street.
Our winning system has produced a combined total
of over 45 Champions under Muaythai, K-1 and MMA
rules. Two of our Champions have even won World
Titles, one of which also won Warrington Sports
Personality of the year 2007.
We have also had more than 50 members gain the
coveted Black Belt.
These are outstanding achievements for any Martial
If your goal is.....
learn Kickboxing for Self-Defence & improved
personal fitness and maybe even gaining your 'Black
.....or if your goal is.....
compete in the Ring or the Cage and maybe win
a 'Championship Belt'.....
the Wolf Gym's Striking System would be ideal
Please take a few minutes to visit each page of
this website for lots of information about the
Wolf Gym - Warrington
Kickboxing Studio, and also about Kickboxing
the Combat Sport & Martial Art.
To book in and activate £FREE trial session, please
send a text stating "KICKBOXING
and then add your
FULL NAME, your AGE
and your EMAIL ADDRESS.
Please send the text to 07973-43-18-18,
and a member of our team
will contact you.