are a great many of practical applications that
can be made from Kickboxing with regards to Self-Defence.
Here is one of the very first basics a beginner
will learn at the Warrington
The Front Kick :
'Front Kick' - Practised on the kick-bag
to develop real strength, as opposed to just kicking
constant supervision to make sure you are executing
the techniques correctly and also to help encourage
you throughout the training session.
'Front Kick' - A practical Kickboxing technique
which, as you can see, can be transferred from
regular Kickboxing training for 'Fitness' and
applied to 'Self-Defence'. Through
kickboxing, strikes develop in to reflex action.
In this scenario Black Belt Kickboxer, Julie,
uses her legs for defence as they are much longer
than arms, giving a person an opportunity to handle
someone from a safe distance - before they can
get close enough to reach hold or punch you.
Situation training for Self-Defence
: 3 Man setups!
The following is an example of 'Situation' training
at Warrington Kickboxing
Studio. Different setups are made whereby
there maybe a person in front and a person behind
you. Sometimes there are two people in front of
you, or one person in front of you and one person
to your left ( or right ) side. Then very timed
drills are performed in short bursts to simulate
the stress and duress of a possible confrontation.
This type of combat training is commonly known
as combatives and gives a person a greater understanding
of the self-defence applications of the techniques
they may have been using during their fitness
drills on the kickbags or during shadow-boxing
As the aggressor throws a punch, the defender
in the middle executes a Back-kick.
The legs are very strong weapons with the advantage
of reaching a puncher before they are close enough
to strike. This type of defence is called 'Intercepting'
as you hit out at the same time that an opponent
thrusting out the Back-kick, the Kickboxer immediately
places his foot down. This now sets him facing
the second attacker. The attacker swings &
the Kickboxer covers, using a Forearm-block
as he himself moves in closer.
distance now closed the Kickboxer throws a 'Knee-Kick'
strike to the groin dropping the attcker to the
off the confrontation with a 'Downward
Elbow' to the back!
further supplementing the expert tuition offered
at the Okami-Dojo Wolf-Gym