Oxford University Kickboxing Club
Each workout is scaled to challenge you in new ways. Whether this is in the in terms of working on developing a solid foundation upon which you will build your technique or to help you refine the skills you already possess.
Did we mention our coach is five times National Champion, three times British Champion and once European Champion?
Not only do you work on technique, but each session is a blend of high-intensity training coupled with athletic conditioning exercises to keep you fit.
We train hard and socialize even harder. This is one of Oxfords best ways to meet new people.
Who doesn't bond over sweating buckets while punching and kicking each other?
We have weekly socials to catch everyone up outside of training. Even if you can't make it to a session, feel free to pop by our socials and meet up with us.
Kickboxing arose from karate in the late 1970’s. Practitioners of karate found they wanted to test themselves fully against other practitioners of their art and hence fight full contact. They took the punches and upper body movement of boxing and melded it with kicks of karate to create an effective and, when practice with correct technique, elegant fighting style.
At Oxford University Kickboxing Club we still consider kickboxing to be a martial art. A martial art is something anyone can practice, whatever their physical abilities and sporting prowess. Martial arts are about self-improvement and challenging yourself to be the best that you can be. No matter how long we have been training, we all still seek that elusive perfect technique. Thus we welcome everyone to our club, no matter their ability, and believe we have one of the most inclusive and friendly clubs at Oxford University.
At the same time, we realise some of our members not only want to better themselves, as is the ethos of traditional martial arts, but they also wish to test themselves against others. For this reason we compete, very successfully, in tournaments including the University Championships and have an annual Varsity match.