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Waterford Kickboxing Academy

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Me, Myself, and I
Hi welcome to the waterford kickboxing & Martial arts academy est. 1978
please feel free to browse our page comments / enquiries welcome!
our club is situated in the ursline Business park old tramore road
training tuesdays and thursdays 8pm we are the only club in the south east
affiliated to both the I.K.F. & akai/wako .we are the top and longest established academy in the south east of Eire.

we also have one of the biggest karate dojos in the south east!
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tue & thurs 8pm

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    Kickboxing started in the US during the 1970's when American karate practitioners became frustrated with strict controls on martial arts competitions that didn't allow full contact kicks and punches. Many questions were raised when the sport began about the high risk of injury. As a result, safety rules were improved and protective clothing was added. As this is a relatively new sport there are no long-term traditions. The sport has undergone changes and been refined during the last two decades. Competitors use sparring, kicks, punches, kick blocks, shadow boxing, and wood breaking that is learned and applied under professional instruction.Many laymen are under the impression that modern day kickboxing originated in Thailand, Japan or elsewhere in the Far East, in fact, the real origins of the sport are revealed by the real name by which is was known, full contact karate. During the mid-seventies various American tournament karate practitioners became frustrated with the limitations of the then rather primitive competitive scoring system. They wanted to find a system within which they could apply kicks and punches to the knockout. Full contact karate was born. Early bouts were fought on open matted areas just as ordinary karate matches were. Later events were staged in regular size boxing rings. These early tournaments produced kickboxing's first stars, Joe Lewis, Bill Wallace, Benny Urquidez and Jeff Smith. Later the Americans really wanted to test their mettle and sent teams of kickboxers to Japan ,from this point kickboxing developed in to a true international sport.From this time onwards the popularity of Kickboxing Spread across the World.

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    the full contact show is on the 4th of april check the poster for more details

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