About Pheonix Kickboxing Club and Kick BoxingLee jones is a 2nd dan and been kick boxing for 20 years.
He has been an instructor at Phoenix for 14 years.
At Phoenix Kick Boxing we teach both males and females from 6 years of age. No previous martial arts' experience is required. Only dedication to learn and a positive attitude. However, students with experience in martial arts may be able to learn quicker. Kickboxing refers to the sport of using martial-arts-style kicks and western-boxing-style punches to defeat an opponent in a similar way to that of standard boxing. Kickboxing is a standing sport and does not allow continuation of the fight once a combatant has reached the ground. All punches and kicks must land above the belt.
Kickboxing is often practised for general fitness, or as a full-contact sport. In the full-contact sport the male boxers are bare chested wearing kickboxing trousers and protective gear including: mouth-guard, hand-wraps, 10oz boxing gloves, groin-guard, shin-pads, kick-boots, and optional protective helmet (usually for those under 18.) The female boxers will wear a tank top in addition to the male clothing/protective gear.
Kickboxing is often confused with Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing. The two sports are similar, however, in Thai Boxing, kicks below the belt are allowed, as are strikes with knees and elbows. Also, Thai Boxing matches are fought with no shin guards (only leg wraps), unlike kickboxing, where leg protectors are used.
Arts labelled kickboxing include:
The term kickboxing is disputed and has become more associated with the Japanese and American variants. It must be noted that many of the above styles do not consider themselves to be 'kickboxing' as such, although the public uses the term generically to refer to all these martial arts. The term itself was created by the Japanese boxing promoter Osamu Noguchi for a variant of Muay Thai and Karate that he created in the 1950s; this term was later used by the American variant. When used by the practitioners of these two styles, it tends to refer to them specifically rather than the martial arts they were derived from.
We instruct pupils coming from all different areas as listed below:
Boroughs of Greenwich, Bromley, and Bexley, and the surrounding areas of Kent, which includes, but is not limited to: Bexley, Bexleyheath, Blackfen, Blackheath, Chislehurst, Dartford, Eltham, Greenwich, Hextable, Keston, Kidbrooke, Mottingham, Orpington, Petts Wood, Sidcup, Welling, and Wilmington
The postcodes for these areas are SE3, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE20, SE22, SE23, DA13, DA14, DA15, DA16, BR1, BR2.