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Experience the Power of Chinese Kickboxing in Rochford

Ever wondered what Chinese Kickboxing is all about? Our Rochford-based academy unveils the dynamic world of Chinese Kickboxing, also known as Sanda or Sanshou.

What is Chinese Kickboxing?

Chinese Kickboxing is a modern martial art developed in China. It seamlessly blends traditional martial arts with cutting-edge fighting techniques. This unique fusion combines striking prowess with stand-up grappling, resulting in a high-octane, full-contact martial art resulting in a formidable self-defense system.

Picture the excitement of modern Kickboxing and Muay Thai combined with the finesse of boxing, powerful kicks, expert kick-catches, and exhilarating sweeps.  Chinese Kickboxing is set apart by the thrilling addition of stand-up grappling and takedowns.

Unlock Your Potential

Our training fuses traditional Martial Arts principles from renowned systems – Karate, Wing Chun, and Tai Chi – with the rigorous training techniques of modern Combat Sports. The result is unparalleled power, lightning-fast speed, and unmatched cardiovascular endurance while nurturing your fighting spirit.

Chinese Kickboxing is more than just physical prowess; it’s a journey of self-discovery. Our training teaches you to dig deep, unlock your true potential, building the confidence to make positive changes in your life.

Why Choose Chinese Kickboxing?

  • Enhanced Fitness: Improve your overall fitness, shed excess weight, and boost your cardiovascular health.
  • Self-Defense Mastery: Gain practical self-defence skills that empower you to protect yourself and your loved ones.
  • Mental Resilience: Develop mental toughness, focus, and determination that extend beyond the training mat.
  • Community and Camaraderie: Join a community of passionate martial artists who support and inspire each other.

Are you ready to transform your life through Chinese Kickboxing? Join us at The Rochford Martial Arts Academy, and let the journey begin! Discover the power within you and take control of your life today.


  1. Is Chinese Kickboxing suitable for beginners?
    Absolutely! Our classes cater to students of all skill levels, from complete beginners to experienced martial artists. Our instructors are experienced in tailoring the training to accommodate everyone’s needs, ensuring a safe and enjoyable learning experience.
  2. What can I expect in a typical Chinese Kickboxing class?
    A typical class includes a warm-up session, followed by instruction on various striking techniques, such as punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. You’ll also learn defensive techniques, footwork, and strategies for sparring. Classes often end with cool-down exercises and stretching to improve flexibility.
  3. Do I need to have prior martial arts experience to join?
    No prior experience is required. Our classes are designed to introduce newcomers to the fundamentals of Chinese Kickboxing while providing opportunities for more experienced practitioners to refine their skills.
  4. What should I wear to class?
    Wear comfortable workout attire, such as a t-shirt, shorts, and athletic shoes with good support. As you progress, you may choose to invest in traditional martial arts attire like a gi (uniform).
  5. Is sparring a part of the training, and is it safe?
    Sparring is an essential component of Chinese Kickboxing training. It allows you to apply the techniques you’ve learned in a controlled environment. Safety is our priority, and our instructors closely supervise sparring sessions to ensure proper protective gear and adherence to safety protocols.
  6. Can I compete in Chinese Kickboxing matches if I choose to?
    Yes, many students choose to compete in Sanda competitions if they wish. However, competition is entirely optional, and our classes are designed to accommodate those who seek self-defense skills, fitness, and personal growth rather than competition.
  7. What are the benefits of learning Chinese Kickboxing?
    Chinese Kickboxing offers numerous benefits, including improved fitness, enhanced self-defense skills, increased confidence, stress relief, and mental discipline. It’s an excellent way to get in shape while learning practical combat techniques.
  8. How often should I attend classes to see progress?
    Progress largely depends on your dedication and the frequency of your training. We recommend attending classes regularly, ideally a few times a week, to see steady improvement in your skills and overall fitness.
  9. Can I try a class before committing to regular training?
    Yes, we often offer free trial classes or introductory sessions for newcomers. It’s a great way to experience Chinese Kickboxing firsthand and see if it aligns with your goals and interests.
  10. Is your Academy easy to find?
    Absolutely! The Rochford Martial Arts Academy is located on Ashingdon Road in Rochford, providing easy access from all surrounding areas including Southend, Hullbridge, Great Wakering, Canewdon, Eastwood, Rayleigh, and Hockley.Please check out a Finding Us page that has directions to the Academy by car and public transport.

Still have questions? Feel free to contact us directly or speak with one of our instructors. We’re here to help you embark on your Chinese Kickboxing journey!