At the commencement of class, one of our trainers will cover the stance, guard, basic punches, kicks and how to hold the pads so that you have an understanding on performing the techniques when you are ready to start.
You don't have to be fit to start because the beginners class is designed to ease you into the training. The emphasis is on teaching you the correct, basic techniques that everyone can master while building your fitness at a steady rate. You are encouraged to push yourself as your fitness improves.Every class is different but each one will involve skipping and warm-up, stretching and strengthening, technique work and pad work using boxing focus pads and the kick shield for a great cardio workout.You don’t need a partner to come and train with and there is no sparring or heavy contact in the beginners class. You are learning and practising the techniques in a safe environment while getting a great workout.
For those that have been training and are comfortable with the techniques and holding pads but want to learn more advanced techniques, this is the class for you. The class incorporates the use of all pads (focus mitts, kick shield and thai pads), sparring and grappling. Darren and the instructors have a wealth of knowledge to help you improve your technique and fitness.
When you have a solid skill base, how to hold pads, after an assessment you can progress to the advanced class. This is also the class for fighters. There is a strong focus on fitness here with plenty of pad work, bag work, sparring and grappling. There is a degree of contact in the class to enable realistic defence and offence to be practised. There is never any pressure to compete at Riddlers Gym. This is decided completely by the fighter after discussion with Darren and after appropriate steps is taken to prepare for the challenge.Riddlers Gym under the experience of Darren Reece has established itself as one of Australias strongest fight gyms. It is the gym of current 6x World Champion Caley Reece, WMC Intercontinental Champion Chad Walker, 3 x WA, 2 x WMC Australian Champion and WMC Oceania Champion Kim Olsen, WMC Australian Champion Ruan DuPlessis, IKBF South Pacific + WKN Australian, IKBF South Pacific Champion, Jamie Lunghitano and WKA Australian Champion Tyler Hardcastle, WMC State and Australian Champion Lloyd Dean, WBC 2x State and MASA Australian Champion Barrie Oliver and WMC State Champion Nicola Callander.
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