Welcome to our special beginners section.
Many people consider taking up Kickboxing or Muay Thai for the high levels of fitness that can be achieved, others relish competition or have become intrigued by the culture. As well as the benefits that come with being physically fit, there is a confidence that comes with knowing you will be able to handle yourself well in difficult situations.
If you have never been to a martial arts gym before it can be hard to know what to expect. One thing that you won't find is a lot of formality. It's true that there will be dedicated practisioners of the art, super fit and into full time training, but alongside them will be office workers, students and many others. There is a feeling of comradeship which seems to flow from the more experienced members of the gym to quickly infect newcomers.
KO is primarily a traditional Muay Thai gym, although many western kickboxers and orthodox boxers train with us as well. Often you will hear students refer to their instructor as 'Kru', a term of respect. This works both ways and you will find that the instructors take a personal interest in your progress. Regardless of your level you will find that they have genuine pride in your achievements and will be working towards making the most of your abilities, without ever asking you to undertake tasks that you are not prepared for, or would dent your confidence