KJD Martial Arts Academy has began kickboxing lessons for girls

KJD Martial Arts Academy has began kickboxing lessons for girls

The group of girls taking on kickboxing at KJD Martial Arts Academy are a combined bunch.

Most are model new to the game, because the group in Bromhof solely just lately began kickboxing, however black belts in taekwondo line up subsequent to finish inexperienced persons earlier than breaking apart into completely different teams.

KJD Martial Arts Academy has began kickboxing lessons for girls
Grandmaster Eun Woo Lee teaches Olivia Welthagen learn how to disarm somebody with a gun. Picture: Nicholas Zaal

Grandmaster Eun Woo Lee, who was the nationwide taekwondo champion in Korea in 1972, at the moment holds a ninth Dan black belt in taekwondo, hapkido, and gumd, in addition to a 4th Dan in judo, is an Olympic referee.

He trains these with some background in different martial arts, whereas 4th Dan in taekwondo Lorraine Lee oversees coaching with newbies.

Olivia Welthagen believes each South African ladies ought to do some kickboxing to be taught some self-defence methods. Picture: Nicholas Zaal

“Kickboxing offers me time to vent frustrations plus I’m studying one thing new, like being conscious of my environment and different self-defence ideas,” mentioned taekwondo black belt Shakun Harichan, who is simply in her third week of kickboxing.

Olivia Welthagen, holder of a inexperienced belt with a blue tip in taekwondo, mentioned kickboxing must be accomplished by all ladies in South Africa.

Grandmaster Eun Woo Lee exhibits Shakun Harichan learn how to disarm somebody with a gun. Picture: Nicholas Zaal

“Crime is excessive right here and the self-defence stuff they educate you is significant.”

This was highlighted by Lee’s demonstrations to the women about alternative ways of disarming somebody while you onerous standing or kneeling at gunpoint.

“KJD Kickboxing affords many types of kicking, punching, and self-defence methods, quite a lot of knees, elbows, and pummels are used to get out of a presumably harmful scenario,” defined Lee earlier than giving a lesson.

Olivia Welthagen believes each South African ladies ought to do some kickboxing to be taught some self-defence methods. Picture: Nicholas Zaal

“[Kickboxing] offers ladies the prospect to vent out their day-to-day frustrations, burn off critical energy, and tone their muscle tissues. These lessons should not too strenuous for older ladies, we do a number of yoga and pilates strikes to stretch muscle tissues, tone our bodies, and construct up stamina. A number of moments of meditation on the finish of a category affords great psychological stimulation.”

Owen Welthagen enjoys the punching he is ready to do in kickboxing that he can not do in another martial arts. Picture: Nicholas Zaal

Laura Gerber and Owen Welthagen (11) mentioned they’re newer to martial arts and do kickboxing for health and self-defence.

Grandmaster Eun Woo Lee, Shakun Harichan and Olivia Welthagen (behind) undergo some self-defence methods. Picture: Nicholas Zaal

The lessons are held each Wednesday from 18:00 till 19:00. The martial arts academy is predicated at Parkside Centre.

Laura Gerber and teacher Lorraine Lee practise kicking. Picture: Nicholas Zaal

Particulars: Lorraine Lee 071 686 9949.

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