At Nam Yang Brighton we teach three kickboxing styles: K1, San Da and Savate. All three are very differing in style and techniques.
San Da Kickboxing is a combat sport derived from Chinese Kung Fu. It is China’s premier combat sport.
It’s similar to Muay Thai, using punch kick combinations, throws, sweeps and takedowns. This is perfect for those looking to get into Mixed Martial Arts and a great spectacle for those who enjoy watching combat sports. It allows no margin for error for the practitioner as there are so many methods of being attacked. Many notable MMA fighters have San Da backgrounds including Zabit Magomedsharipov, Cung Li and Muslim Salikhov.
K1 is one of the most popular forms of kickboxing. It involves punches, kicks and knees. It is famous for being a fairly aggressive style and for producing some of the all time greatest kick boxers. Founded in Japan and dominated by fighters from the Netherlands, K1 is now enjoyed all over the world thanks to organisations like One FC, Glory Kickboxing and Enfusion
The UK has produced some great K1 fighters and we are lucky enough to have one of the best as our head kickboxing coach, Steve ‘The Kung Fu Kid’ Keen (featured in the video below!). Steve teaches classes at our Brighton branch and our team regularly travels to Epsom to train with him and his students there.
Savate is a system of Kickboxing and self defence from France. To find out more please click here.