The striking program at Fifty/50 was the brainchild of Ultimate Fighter 22 Veteran, Thanh Le, a 5th Degree TKD Black Belt
Our Adult Kickboxing class provides an introduction to technical striking based on Taekwondo-style movement and kicks and traditional Boxing. This class is geared towards the beginner or intermediate student and will teach you how to develop balanced movement on your feet while also sharpening technique. In addition, the instructors also cover striking strategy as it applies to Mixed Martial Arts.
FRIDAY SPARRING CLASS: This class is an introduction to sparring for the beginner/intermediate student. It focuses on movement around and responsiveness with your partner. The class consists of a group warm-up and touch sparring (not full-contact). Students must have at least 3 months experience training Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, or traditional martial arts and have a mouthguard in order to participate.
Required Gear: Hand wraps, 16oz Boxing Gloves, Shin/foot Pads, and mouthguard (for Sparring class)*
Recommended Gear: Jump Rope and TKD Kick Paddle
Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial Art which combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music with fighting. Its practice is easily recognizable by the flexibility, grace, and fluidity of movement of the performers. Instructors will incorporate basic tumbling and calisthenics with the instruments and music leading the rhythm and pace of the fight. This class brings to our younger students the opportunity to participate in a martial art which allows them to jump, dance, and play - bringing out the creative side in your budding martial artist.
It is popularly believed that the roots of Capoeira come from the enslaved African communities in Brazil, who created it as a form of dancing that was designed to camouflage it’s true intent…self-defense. As such, in addition to the dance and acrobatic skills, self-defense techniques taught will include strikes, kicks and takedowns.