The Amateur Kickboxing Academy was established in January 2008 and is a combination of Traditional & Sport Karate, Western Boxing and Muay Thai. However, some of the skills taught within the style are not included in the sparring element of the syllabus for health and safety reasons.
The ethics of the style focuses on the fundamentals of executing effective techniques based on the following six principles.
The correct position for striking, evading and blocking must be adopted to ensure the technique is performed to its maximum potential. This facilitates a more efficient technique through correct body management. Improper alignment could result in serious injury to the deliverer.
Balance is enhanced by moving the body as a unit. This will also ensure the better part of the preparation is in place before performing a technique. Limbs moving individually would cause poor delivery and imbalance.
Focusing exclusively on a specific target area will help to enhance the performance of the technique.
Correct momentum using the motion of the body can add power to an attack and speed to a defensive technique.
Having the muscles relaxed while performing a technique up to the point of impact increases speed, endurance and flexibility.
Ensuring the muscles are fully tense at the time of contact will increase the power of the technique