Jo'Li Martial Arts

and Fitness Gym

If you would like further information regarding any of the below classes, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07900 562967 or email jolimartialarts@hotmail.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE: Private lessons are available upon request

 

Chinese Kickboxing

Sanshou (aka Sanda) and Qingda are both competition fighting / sparring events incorporating punches, kicks, throws and takedowns. Some events also allow knee and elbow strikes. Sanshou is a Full Contact event and Qingda being a Semi Contact event. Each association will have its own variation of the rules and accepted legal techniques. These classes are open to both male and female students, the Sanshou is restricted to over 18’s. Minimum equipment required for these classes will be, gum sheild, groin guard, boxing gloves, hand wraps (sanshou only). Extra equipment may include, shin guards, chest guard,and head guard. Target areas differ for the two events, as does the acceptable level of contact. It is not necessary to write all here as the rules may change per competition. Generally speaking the ‘no-go’ areas are the same i.e., groin, back of head, back. This class has a comprehensive grading syllabus for measurement of progression.

Mixed Martial Arts (junior class)

Sparring / fighting competition event or just training. Sparring practice includes semi contact sparring and pushing drills. This is an exciting, fun mma introductory class for kids, including strengthening exercises, strecthing, pad work, bag work, partner drills and much more. Minimum equipment required for these classes will be gum shield, groin guard, boxing gloves. Extra equipment may include, shin pads, chest guard and head guard. Target areas and rules differ for the two events, as does the acceptable level of contact. It is not necessary to write all here as the rules may change per competition.

Mixed Martial Arts (+14yrs)

Sparring / fighting competition event or just training. Either at Full Contact or Semi-Contact. Each association / competition will have its own variation of the rules, therefore we train for all eventualities. Classes are open to both male and female students but Full Contact is restricted to over 18’s. Minimum equipment required for these classes will be, gum shield, groin guard, boxing gloves, mma gloves, hand wraps (for Full Contact only). Extra equipment may include, shin pads, chest guard and head guard. Target areas differ for the two events, as does the acceptable level of contact. It is not necessary to write all here as the rules may change per competition. Generally speaking the ‘no-go’ areas are the same i.e., groin, back of head, back.

Circuit Training

This is mainly a toning, strength and conditioning exercise class. The typical class format is to warm up, followed by some vigorous toning and conditioning exercises. All of our classes cater for the individuals’ level of fitness and improvement, including circuit training. All instructors will pay particular attention to your correct posture, a wide variety of techniques, relaxation and fun. At all times you will be reminded to consider your own body and its signals in order to avoid damage and injury. If you have a current injury the instructor must be notified at the beginning if each class. Compounding an injury will ultimately prevent training and as such is counter productive.

Fitness Kickboxing (ladies only)

A fun class promoting a high level of cardio exercise combined with the correct striking of pads, shields and bags. Minimum equipment will be boxing gloves, wrist strapping may be required for this class. The style and combination of techniques will have an origin in the Jo’Li Martial Arts Kickboxing, but the emphasis will be clearly fitness based. This class does not include sparring, as the focus of the class is fun and fitness.

Karate

Jo’Li Martial Arts is a progressive modern style with a comprehensive syllabus. Shotokan Karate is the style practiced. However, at higher levels the syllabus combines the best points from some of the Chinese and Japanese martial arts. Consider the apparent and very contradictory ‘softness’ of the Chinese styles for their relaxation and flow of energy with the dynamics of some of the ‘harder’ Japanese styles and you will appreciate the path of Jo’Li Martial Arts. The Chinese influence is mainly from the Northern Shaolin Chang Chuen style via the KIXX Martial Arts group Maidstone. At high grade level students will undertake weaons training including learning weapons forms and fight sets. This class has a comprehensive grading syllabus for measurement of progression.