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Kickboxing lessons for all ages

The Langebaan Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Academy (MMA) eagerly awaits new members, those who are interested in learning the finer points of martial arts.

Started in 2007, the academy teaches various forms of combat. Kickboxing is a form of martial arts that combines boxing with elements of karate, in particular kicking, according to Gavin Stopforth, owner and instructor at Langebaan Kickboxing and MMA.

It teaches other forms, including MMA Sport, jiu-jitsu and self-defence.

Regarding kickboxing, Stopforth explains the academy trains groups in what is relevant to their existing experience, and competitors fight in belt, age and weight groups.

He says the main difference between kickboxing and MMA is that kickboxing is a hybrid form of MMA, whereas MMA is a full contact sport, generally known as cage fighting.

“We also hold belt gradings and attend tournaments locally, nationally and internationally annually,” Stopforth said.

The Langebaan Academy also has two certified instructors, sensei Gavin Stopforth and Anita Stopforth.

Stopforth says the Academy has produced a number of world champions in their respective divisions, competing in the US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Tournament, held annually in Orlando, Florida.

Winners from the academy include sensei Gavin Stopforth (2009), Mathys de Wet (2013), Enver White (2013), Mischka Loubscher (2013) and Anita Stopforth (2017).

The academy teaches all ages from six and up, and those wishing to try their hand at kickboxing and MMA are welcome to start anytime and can rest assured that no previous experience is needed.

For more information, contact Anita Stopforth at 082 328 5333.

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