What is Kickboxing?

Kickboxing is an unarmed hand-to-hand combat sport that requires one to use their entire body frame. While the name suggests that only the lower-limbs are used for this particular sport, there are maneuvering techniques that exercise the upper-limbs as well. Some of the most common reasons individuals partake in this particular sport is to train in self-defense for women & competitive sports competitions. 

When did Kickboxing become a sport?

Surprising as it may seem, kickboxing can be traced back to ancient times from a variety of regions:

  • In Pankration (sports event), ancient Greece witnessed a game where kickboxing techniques were used
  • A text in the Mahabharata explained a scene where two individuals used kicking & punching as a form of fighting
  • In Japan, the term “kickboxing” was coined during competitions between different forms of martial arts
  • In recent times, increased awareness has popularized this sport for self-defense purposes &/or as a fitness workout.

Benefits of Kickboxing

  • Becomes a medium of learning self-defense
  • Overall fat mass deduction
  • Increase in muscle mass with the reduction of fat mass
  • Can reduce the chances of cardiovascular diseases
  • Relieves stress & tension in the muscles

Why should women do this sport?

  • Healthy way to achieve a toned body
  • The sport promotes body positivity & a healthy lifestyle
  • Can encourage female empowerment as part of self-defense training

How is it different from other sports?

  • Exercises the entire body
  • Unique in it that it includes a combination of kicks, punches & defensive stances
  • Requires more cognitive evaluation of a situation

What does Antara Jiu Jitsu Academy in Dubai offer?

Our martial arts gym in Dubai offers a variety of programs. Our “Ladies Kickboxing” program is one of its kind as our highly-trained & professional staff, & the bespoke training schedule we meticulously curate allows women to feel comfortable & excel without any apprehension. Which also makes it an ideal environment to train in self-defense for women. Our gym is one of the few that offers ladies only jiu-jitsu kickboxing in Dubai. As we steadily achieve our goal of raising the self-esteem of our students & increase their confidence, our dedication to provide even better services increases all the same.

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