We often hear from our clients that kickboxing is a fresh and new take on their martial arts practice. It’s invigorating and really gets your heart pumping. Kickboxing is unique in that it utilizes muscles in the body (particularly the abdomen, glutes and legs) that are rarely used in other sports.
This can make it a great addition to athletes who want to improve their stamina and overall performance in any sport. Kickboxing doesn’t only include techniques of kicking but also striking techniques using the upper body as well. That is why kickboxing tones your muscles and helps you stay in shape, and with us, we can guarantee a fun environment!
In fact, martial arts doesn’t only transform your body and mind, it can change your whole life! Don’t believe us? Come and check it out for yourself, you won’t regret it.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN
When speaking about mixed martial arts, it is always important to examine all aspects of the sport. There is so much to learn and certain things must be taught at certain levels. It is though much training that one can master this sport. In fact, Judo training has a strict set of rules to ensure safety which helps you gain an increased mental and physical awareness.
Judo training can be applied for self defense, competitive sport, fitness, recreation and fun. So what can you expect to learn? Well, there are many different techniques which we teach: throwing, grappling techniques utilizing hold downs, arm locks, chokes and striking techniques. These are safe and are taught in detail.
Take a look at the video below to see a choke technique being taught at our facility.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN
Kickboxing is characterized by different techniques that use not only the lower body (through kicks) but also the upper body (through strikes). What can you expect to learn in a kickboxing class with us? You will get to practice: low kicks, knee strikes, elbow strikes and various grappling techniques.
By practising these ancient techniques, you will begin to harness the fighter within you and be able to develop a mental strength that you did not previously have. In fact, that is the basis of all martial arts. Kickboxing isn’t all about being on the offensive, so you will also learn and be exposed to defensive techniques such as slipping, the bob and weave, parrying and blocking, clinching and more!
You will gain the experience of being able to practice these techniques in a comfortable setting with others that are also learning so that you can improve yourself and further develop your martial arts skills.
HISTORY OF KICKBOXING
Kickboxing and full-contact kickboxing has its origins in Thailand over two thousand years ago. It has since been practised and perfected into the sport we know today. Like most martial arts, kickboxing was developed initially for self-defense, however, as hand-to-hand combat and war became less a part of the culture, kickboxing developed into a sport practised by athletes and martial artists all around the world.
A WIDE VARIETY OF MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES
If you’re bored and don’t know what to do in Ottawa, no need to worry, we’ve got you covered! Come join an exciting class at our facility! We take pride in the wide selection of classes offered for adults. Join the roster of celebrity judokas and MMA fighters such as Pierre Trudeau and many others from all around the world. Take on this sport for a better sense of overall wellness in any of the specialities below!
|Mon||7:00pm – 8:00pm|
|Tue||7:00pm – 8:00pm|
|Wed||8:15pm – 9:15pm|
|Thu||8:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Fri||7:30pm – 8:30pm|
OTTAWA MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS CLASSES
Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness aims to provide the highest quality instruction not only for athletes that have high aspirations but also for beginners that may not hold Olympic type dreams. All levels of experience are most welcome with appropriate programs custom made to suit any fitness or skill level.
TINA TAKAHASHI'S HIGHLIGHTS
- CANADA’S 1ST GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD JUDO COMPETITION
- CANADA’S 1ST WOMEN’S OLYMPIC COACH
- CANADA’S SPORT FEDERATION CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR PIONEERING WOMEN’S COMPETITIVE JUDO
- CANADA’S JUDO SPORTS HALL OF FAME, JUDO ONTARIO, OTTAWA AND NEPEAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBER
- CANADA’S JUDO INSTRUCTOR FOR PRIME MINISTER MULRONEY & PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU’S CHILDREN