Santa Barbara's elite mixed martial arts training and fitness center
Muay Thai is referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs" or the "Science of Eight Limbs", because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact".
Classes consists of bag work, pad training and conditioning drills. Classes are separated between beginners to advance members and is usually taught by Coach Mike
Kickboxing is a generic term for a Combat Sport which employs kicking and punching. Many martial arts participate in kickboxing including, Karate, Muay Thai, Western Boxing, Savate, TaeKwondo and Kung-fu.
There are two different types of Kickboxing classes taught at Valhalla. The first is a fitness based technique class which consist of bag work, plyometrics, core, and weight lifting.
The second is sports based kickboxing which emphsizes more technique and sparring theory and application. Members who want to be more serious should attend this class.
Boxing, also known as the "Sweet Science" is taught as a group class as well as a circuit class. The group classes consist of focus mitt drills, punching bag drills and core conditioning. The circuit classes add agility drills, speed bag, and use of other boxing paraphernalia.
Advanced members will also engage in sparring drills and actually box each other; which is not mandatory.
Is a general group of styles of martial arts that focus on punching, kicking or striking with some part of the body such as elbows and knees while standing.