Kickboxing in Bristol

The KTX Kickboxing system was founded by Mark Lock and Simon Bailey and was authorised by 9th Degree Grand Master Anton St James in 2015. The system was created in order to combine skill sets from various different disciplines in order to establish a unique and versatile fighting art.

The “K” in KTX stands for Kali – which originated from the Philippines. kali often refers to the empty hand techniques of the Filipino weapons based systems. It focuses on the destruction of hands and limbs and works on the principle of “de-fanging the snake”, that is, to destroy or take away your opponents weapon. Whether a bladed weapon, impact weapon, a fist, or a kick, it doesn’t matter, kali’s core objective is take away the weapon through destruction techniques in order to gain entry to the vulnerable parts of the body.

The “T” in KTX refers to Thai boxing, or Muay Thai. Muay Thai originates from Thailand and is one of the most popular striking martial arts in the world to date. Also known as the “art of 8 limbs”, Muay Thai utilises the whole body as a weapon. Punches, kicks, elbows, knees, Muay Thai’s fundamental striking skills are some of the strongest and deadliest techniques around which in turn highly compliments the Kali side to the programme.

Both these martial arts are combined into a Kickboxing structure. Kickboxing was established in America in the early 70’s. It derives from full contact karate and utilises the punches from boxing with the versatile kicks of karate. Kickboxing is a freestyle fighting art and at its core lies lightning fast kicks, speedy footwork, and quick combinations. Both the Kali and Thai elements are blended into this free style structure in order to create a unique blend of striking skills.

The KTX Kickboxing system offers both the Filipino empty hand and the powerful striking skills from Muay Thai and Kickboxing, forming a striking system that is functional, diverse, and adaptable.

Whether your goals are fitness, street defence, or competition the KTX programme has it all. Working off a freestyle pad work structure the KTX system will teach you a multiple of techniques and skills, hundreds of combinations and will take your martial skills to the next level.

The benefits of training in this system:

  • Increased levels of fitness
  • Build strength and power
  • Get into shape fast
  • Learn to defend yourself
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve flexibility
  • Confidence
  • Meet new people
  • Learn amazing skills
  • Improved self discipline and focus
  • Competition
  • It’s super fun

Is KTX Kickboxing for me?

Training with us is perfect for you if..

You want to get in great shape – Our KTX Kickboxing classes will get you into top shape fast. Every class is fast and dynamic. You will burn fat, tone muscles and get an amazing workout.

You are already in shape – KTX Kickboxing is a great way to maintain fitness whilst learning amazing new skills.

You have no previous experience – Our beginners programme is designed for people who are just starting off on their martial arts journey.

You have already trained in other striking systems – KTX Kickboxing combines a unique blend of striking skills from various different martial arts. Our advance class will push your existing martial skills to the next level.

You want to learn an effective self defence system – We have combined techniques from some of the top martial arts styles. Every technique has been pressure tested. We know it will work in any situation.

KTX Kickboxing Class

  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm Monday and Wednesday
  • Bristol Cathedral School, College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS
  • Metered parking on Deanery Road or at College Street car park

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