IMPACT is a fast growing association that consist of two sports; kickboxing and boxing. During kickboxing you will use your fist, shins, feet and knees to attack whereas with boxing you will use your fists. Both sports are a great workout for your whole body and people of all levels are encouraged to join! Besides the trainings we also have an association where you can join for a small fee of E15,00 per academic year. There will be lots of events, sports related and non-sports related each year to get to know each other outside of the trainings. Besides the events you can always join us at the Sports Centre canteen after trainings for a drink. Be sure to come to our trainings and join the club!
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, or resigns by throwing in a towel. If a fight completes all of its allocated rounds, the victor is determined by judges' scorecards at the end of the contest. In the event that both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, professional bouts are considered a draw. In Olympic boxing, because a winner must be declared, judges award the content to one fighter on technical criteria.
Kickboxing is a Japanese hybrid martial art basically comprising of elements of punching and kicking. It was developed by adapting fighting techniques from Karate, Western boxing, and Muay Thai. It originated in 1960s in Japan and gained practitioners in America during the next ten years. American karate practitioners became frustrated with strict controls on martial arts competitions that didn't allow full contact kicks and punches. Many questions were raised when the sport began about the high risk of injury. As a result, safety rules were improved and protective clothing was added. As this is a relatively new sport there are no long-term traditions. The sport has undergone changes and been refined during the last two decades.
Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
Question: I do not have training equipment, can I still join?
Answer: Yes you can still join, during the lessons we have a limited supply of boxing gloves and shin guards. It could be that you are not able to borrow it if there are too many participants without training gear. If you train regularly we strongly recommend buying your own equipment. More info on equipment (PDF)
Question: Is a toque really necessary for kickboxing?
Answer: We strongly recommend (if you are male) to wear one. Especially during beginner trainings or sparring where such accident is easily made.
Question: I do not have experience with martial arts, can I still join?
Answer: Yes, of course.
Question: I am not very strong; do I have to start out with fitness and cardio first?
Answer: No, we will also train those aspects during the lessons.
Question: I do not have a sports card; can I still join the training?
Answer: No, unfortunately not. A valid sports card is necessary to enter the students sportscentre (SSC). From time to time the SSC will organise a try-out week where you can try out a sport without sports card.
Question: I want to join a training, where do I sign up?
Answer: Nowhere, just come to the training.
Question: What size of gloves do I need?
Answer: The sizes of the gloves are categorized by oz (ounces). For an adult the sizing chart is usually from 10 - 16 oz with 2 oz. steps. To know which one is the right one for you, you have to look at your own weight.
|Weight in kg||Recommended oz.|
|56 - 71||12|
|72 - 85||14|