Discussion in 'Kickboxing' started by JohnnyX, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict


    I know next to nothing about Kickboxing, so please pardon my ignorance :(

    How do you progress?

    Do you have Belts/Grades and Gradings?

    Cheers. :)
  2. semphoon

    semphoon walk idiot, walk.

    Nope, you just train.

    No grades, just like boxing.
  3. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    What type of "Kickboxing?"

    Most kickboxing and Thai boxing clubs these days DO have grades and either belts of arm bands etc.
  4. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    I ask because I noticed in somebody's Sig that they have done Kickboxing for 8 years, have never Graded, but are a Kickboxing Instructor.

    Just confused the hell out of me. :confused:

    Cheers. :)
  5. leeless

    leeless Handshaker extraordinaire

    If this hasn't always been the case, why was it introduced? I guess I'm just cynical, but I think its a way of making money for whomever.
  6. markyg

    markyg MAP Muppet

    In our club there are grades which are denoted by an armband. However our gradings are few and far between so I tend not to focus on when I`m getting my next band, more on how I can improve lesson to lesson.

    I feel gradings are good in that they give you something to work for and show for your efforts but they should not be the reason you train.
  7. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter


    For many clubs I've been involved with grades are no more than a regular 3 monthly revenue for the instructor etc etc...
  8. Jamie_KB

    Jamie_KB New Member

    I have gradings in my Kickboxing club, but in the 9-10 months I've been doing it, we only had one grading, which was recently. However, quite a large spread of skills is present across all the grades, ie some higher grades arent as good as others, or some lower grades show better technique, or whatever. I guess until around blackbelt level, as you say its a way of generating revenue, and showing how long people have been doing it for.
  9. TheMachine

    TheMachine Valued Member

    you just train. its like boxing or wrestling, no grade system
  10. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    That's the ideal I feel.

    But I have never seen a kickboxing school here in the UK that doesn;t have grades.
  11. Ikken Hisatsu

    Ikken Hisatsu New Member

    i have never seen a muay thai or kickboxing school in NZ with any kind of grading system. the belt is in the ring.
  12. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    I agree -just reporting what I've seen.
  13. marcusknight

    marcusknight Valued Member

    my organisation do use belts but in kickboxing they are not as well reconised as in other martial arts. i find kickboxers tend to judje ppl on their sparring not the colour of their belt and all levels are taught the same things, in otherwords they are a waist of time just a way for the organisation to get money, although the black grade is very hard too achieve, alot harder than in most other martial arts.
  14. speed_dragon

    speed_dragon Valued Member

    dude its not belt or grade or gradings its usually sash (worn around the waist) or a band(worn aorunf the arm) ur instructor will let u know when ur better..if u go up against a guy and kicks the wind outta u in the first 30 seconds u need to in prove .the next u go up against the guy he knocks the wind outta u in 1 minute then u have though

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