A Martial Art for Fitness
Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on karate and boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for a variety of reasons, including physical fitness, self defense, or as a contact sport.
We practice kickboxing for physical fitness. Participants will learn to punch, kick, elbow and knee, and learn to defend against the same.
Practice includes stance and movement, offense in the air (shadowboxing), offense against pads and shields, offense and defense against a partner, and ultimately controlled sparring.
A Weapons-Based Martial Arts Sport
Sports Chanbara is a martial art that uses soft weapons to practice various sword, staff & stick-based fighting techniques. This martial arts “sport” was created by Tetsundo Tanabe in Japan.
There are many ways to play Sports Chanbara: one on one, team matches, free for all, and many variations.
Sports Chanbara weapons are soft padded weapons including the following:
Kodachi (short sword)
Choken (long sword)
Nito (long sword and short sword)
Tate (shield and sword)
Jo (short staff)
Bo (long staff)