Kickboxing is a modern martial art, developed by combining oriental kicking techniques, with western style boxing techniques. At Boyne Valley Martial Arts, we teach practical, adaptable techniques, suitable for both competition fighting, as well as for self-defence. Kickboxing is increasingly being used as a method of fitness training and weight control. Circuit training, pad-work and other the exercises used in our classes, are suitable for use as a self-defence system, or purely as a means to keeping fit. There is considerable emphasis placed on physical fitness, using rigorous exercise to gain the ultimate in stamina, flexibility and strength.
Students have a choice whether or not to participate in sparring, and will never be pressured to spar (but are encouraged to do so), and can go forward to compete at local, national and international competitions. Lau Gar is undoubtedly the most successful Kung Fu system to compete in International kickboxing, having won numerous individual and team World Championships.
Boyne Valley Martial Arts are affiliated to the World Amateur Kickboxing Organisation (WAKO) and are also affiliated to the Irish Martial Arts Council (IMAC).