Want To Learn Muay Thai Kickboxing In Christchurch?

Hi, and welcome to the Academy of Combat's Muay Thai kickboxing site. We've been teaching kickboxing in Christchurch for over 30 years, to students from all walks of life.

Call us any time at (03) 377 6350 and if we don’t answer be sure to leave a message and we’ll get right back!

The Academy of Combat provides top quality kickboxing training with highly experienced trainer's. Our main purpose is on teaching Muay Thai with a technical and fitness focus, in a safe and fun environment, so that everyone can enjoy it's benefits.

Whether you want to train to develop awesome confidence, great fitness or as a self defence skill, then Muay Thai kickboxing at the Academy is for you.

And if competition fighting is your goal we have a very prestigious history of success in the Muay Thai ring, producing numerous regional, national and international champions.

Please note! This site is still under construction,

please have a look around and for a full look at all the Academy has to offer and to check a huge range of Martial Arts resources and information check out our main website at www.AcademyofCombat.co.nz

What is Muay Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai, is a martial art that concentrates on the stand up striking aspect of fighting. It's use of elbows, knees, punches, kicks and the use of stand up grappling tactics, has earned it the nickname "the art of 8 weapons". The ferocious power and incredible speed of the strikes has earned it a reputation second to none in the fighting arts and self defence!

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Benefits of Training Muay Thai

Training Muay Thai in our Christchurch kickboxing classes, at the Academy of Combat, offers both physical and mental development that will benefit people of all ages and walks of life. The training will greatly improve confidence, assist in developing razor sharp focus and concentration together with a huge boost to fitness, coordination and general well-being. The very powerful self defence tactics also provide practitioners with extremely powerful techniques for looking after themselves and their loved ones when confronted by an attacker!

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Classes at the Academy

We provide mixed classes catering for both males and female students and we have women only classes for those students that prefer it. Our main focus is on teaching the technical depth of Muay Thai and developing our students knowledge and technical ability in a safe and friendly training environment. Our fighters classes are separate from our main student classes, but available to all students if they wish to attend, even if they do not want to be fighters. In addition, we provide open gym training times for all of our members and hold regular seminars and workshops with highly qualifed international trainers. We also train MMA and, have a very successful competition record and highly regarded reputation in Muay Thai and MMA competition!

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Who We Are


Chief Instructor

Dr Geoff Aitken: 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt, 6th degree Freestyle Martial Arts Black Belt, fully qualified and Thailand certified Muay Thai referee and judge. Former South Island heavy-weight kickboxing champion, Geoff has produced numerous Muay Thai champions at the regional, national and international level. A highly respected trainer, he has spent over 38 years training, practising, promoting and teaching martial arts!
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Safe & Friendly Training Environment

Our highly competent and knowledgeable instructors concentrate on teaching Thai boxing in a manner that the student will attain a full understanding of the techniques involved and how to apply them. We maintain a safe and friendly training environment so that students of all temperaments amd lifestyles can enjoy the many fitness, and well-being benefits that Muay Thai training can give.
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Training Facilities

The Academy of Combat is a full time training facility, complete with an International specification Muay Thai ring, MMA cage and a fully outfitted functional fitness weight & cardio gym.
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The Academy of Combat's Christchurch kickboxing school maintains close ties with several Thai boxing camps in Thailand, with members travelling regularly to Thailand to train and fight. This ensures that we keep pace with the latest training trends that occur internationally.

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