The Fire element stands for Power, energy, attack. Fire is all consuming, it burns up everything in it’s path.
In STMA Fire is the Kickboxing element. It is the forward driving power of the boxer or Thai boxer. The powerful punches on the focus pads, the mighty kicks, knees and elbows on the Thai pads. It is the power of karate as it breaks through wood boards.
The opponent has no option to retreat into the corner. If he tries to hit back we cover, evade, take his bows on our gloves or shins, and hit him back even harder.
In the body Fire refers to metabolism, the use of energy.
This is Western boxing, hands only fighting.
Kickboxing – Full Contact
This is basically boxing with the addition of the 4 primary karate kicks
Primary drilling is done on the focus mitts.
Sparring uses the lighter mitts and is touch or semi contact only.
Semi Contact Kickboxing
This is the same as Freestyle karate.
Lo Kix KB
Same as FC KB but includes low kicks to the leg, and involves the leg block.
With KB we have taken our drilling mainly from karate and boxing.
Thai boxing takes training methods from Muay Thai, a different MA.
This involves the use of the knee, and training on the Thai pads.
Savate Boxe Francais
A whole new dimension to long range kicking and sparring.