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Kickboxing Classes in Winter Garden

VI Levels is a MMA & Fitness Center Located in Winter Garden, Florida. We offer several on-going programs with multiple weekly classes for Kids starting at the age of 3. Choose from 3 of our on-going programs, for kids 3-5 years old we have Mighty Mites, our most popular program Youth is for Kids typically between 5-9 and our Teen program which the youngest can be about 10 years old. We don't focus so much on age but more skill.

We also have our Adult Program with Weekly classes and our Women's Self Defense Program. Along with our on-going programs you have a variety of Semi-Private and Private Programs to choose from. These programs are tailored to your needs and taught by one of our World Class or Celeberty Trainers.

About Kickboxing Classes in Winter Garden

Kickboxing is a Japanese hybrid martial art involving the elements of punching and kicking. Its origins are said to be rooted in the adapted fighting techniques from Karate, Muay Thai, and later the addition of western boxing. 

Unlike most other martial arts styles, kickboxing focuses on using one’s energy, agility, and reflexes to outmaneuver their opponent. The goal is to dominate your opponent over the course of either three to five rounds (for amateurs) or three to ten rounds (for professionals). In kickboxing, striking and kicking are allowed everywhere except the groin area, and elbows and knees are strictly prohibited. However, different governing bodies apply different rules, which sometimes include the use of knees as a form of striking and even clinching.

Kickboxing officially came around in the 1960s in Japan, and the martial art gained a cult following in America within just ten years. By 1974, the Professional Karate Association in the United States held the first World Kickboxing Championship.

In terms of its evolution, kickboxing is most often said to have started as an emerging version of Muay Boran, Thailand’s deadly martial art form. During the 13th and 14th centuries, the Siamese soldiers of Thailand practiced this ancient martial art specifically for warfare. Muay Boran continued to develop as a specific combat system up until the 19th century when it became a popular means of recreation as well as learning self-defense and achieving physical fitness. Eventually, it became a combat sporting event with rules and the use of safety accessories, such as boxing gloves. These rules are what eventually gave way to Muay Thai — a slightly watered-down version of Muay Boran, but still deadly.

Years later, the Japanese boxing expert Osamu Noguchi discovered Muay Thai. After studying Muay Thai closely, Noguchi decided to merge it with the full contact techniques of Karate and elements of boxing, which is what eventually became kickboxing.

As kickboxing became popular in the US during the 1970s, its fighters mostly had to learn through a trial and error process. Many fighters had a background in Karate and fighting full-contact bouts. However, they soon found that kickboxing required a tremendous amount of energy and technique, which rendered their blows ineffective throughout the standard 10 round fights.

Upon improving the combat sport, kickboxers began training and conditioning in other martial arts styles. They practiced full-contact sparring (versus the low-contact sparring they were used to), and as they became fitter, stronger, and more technical, kickboxing evolved into a more dynamic version of itself. From there, it became a part of the international sports circuit, stretching across the globe. 

There are several international governing bodies for kickboxing, including the World Association of Kickboxing Organization (WAKO), the World Kickboxing Association (WKA), the International Sport Karate Association, the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF), and the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) — among several others. There’s also no single kickboxing world championship promotion. However, Glory Kickboxing, — which is one of the largest kickboxing promotions in the world featuring some of the highest-level kickboxers on earth — is arguably the most popular.

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On-Going Programs

We go the extra mile for the kids, but we don’t take forever to get there.

Within each program we offer a variety of classes, that meet multiple times per week. Each class within the program is designed to further advance everyone with our VI levels in mind.


Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes
Ages 3-5
This mighty fun class is great for improving developmental milestones. Our Mighty Might's are given a platform of coordination, following directions and patience all while teaching the foundation of Self Defense.


Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes
Ages 6-9
Our non-traditional, enhanced, Mixed Martial Arts and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program will give your child the mental and physical skills that will assist them in everyday life. All while increasing their enthusiasm and understanding of discipline.


Teen Jiu Jitsu Classes
Ages 10-14+
Our Teens Program is a continuation of our younger programs. Whether you are just joining us, or you have been with us from the beginning. Your teen will continue to develop skills designed to help them in the real world.


Adult Jiu Jitsu Classes
Ages 15+
Whether you've trained before or you're ready to start a new chapter in life. Our Adult Program is a wonderful place for people who want to learn Self-Defense, have fun, get in great shape, all while under the watchful eye of skilled instructors.

Women's Self Defense

Women's Self Defense Classes
Ages 6+
Our Women’s Self-Defense is a 5 Week Program that meets once a week for 90 minutes. This is Women's Self-Defense thats molded to everyday situations, that’s Simple, Practical, And Most of All — Reliable.


Free Week Trial
Seriously, A Free Week!
We are currently offering a FREE WEEK TRIAL for Mighty Mites, Youth, Teen and Adult Programs. Simply sign up & select the first class you or your child would like to attend, completly FREE. Once you arrive for your class, we will handle the rest.

Semi-Private & Private Programs

Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.

Our Semi-Private and Private programs offer individual and semi-individual classes that can meet multiple times per week. Helping you to form a habit that is life changing and healthy.


Fitness Classes
Ages 6 +
We offer Group and Private Classes to help get the results you desire. People who are looking for more personal attention, can hire one of our world-class coaches for Fitness & Cardio Training. Your challenge, become the best version of you!


Women's Self-Defense Classes
Ages 6 +
Women’s Self-Defense That’s Simple, Practical, And Most of All — Reliable. Our Women’s Self-Defense program is based on the effective and efficient techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Molded to everyday situations.


Striking MMA Classes
Ages 6 +
Striking revolves around learning how to use your knees, legs, and arms to protect yourself or someone you love. Bringing in a foundation of Muay Thai, you'll become more comfortable and confident with your body.


Campus Defense Classes
Ages 16 +
Whether you're sending your daughter or son off to college. Or you're a current college student, learning how to get yourself out of tricky situations is a life skill. Train with our Celebrity Trainers to learn how to maneuver through life.


Model Muggin Classes
Ages 16 +
Learn what to do, and what not do, in the unfortunate event of a mugging. Life sometimes throws us curve balls, be prepared when the time counts. Protect yourself and your loved ones with confidence and skills to last a lifetime.


Family Safe Classes
Entire Household
Having the family know what to do in a worst-case scenario provides a foundation for everyone to work from. Your family will build upon what to do and what not do in the event of real-life emergencies.


Handgun Protection Classes
Ages 16 +
Learn how to use and control your handgun effectively and safely. Learning how you can safely manipulate and control your weapon will boost your confidence and abilities for those unforeseen times.


Handgun Manipulation Classes
Ages 16 +
Learn Handgun Manipulation. When faced with an impossible decision, what do you do? Learning how to break down those seemingly impossible feats, gives you the strength and confidence in yourself to come out on top.


Tactical Jiu Jitsu Classes
Ages 16 +
Tactical Jiu-Jitsu™ (TJJ™) is a blend of martial arts, military, and law enforcement strategies. It is a street-ready program for anyone who is serious about self-defense and personal protection.


Sports Conditioning Classes
Ages 6 +
Our Sports Conditioning Program is geared towards the athlete who is looking to enhance their workout.


MMA Conditioning Classes
Ages 16 +
Our MMA Conditioning Program is geared towards the MMA athlete who is looking to enhance their workout, learn new skills and enhance specific areas of their Defense & Offense.


Home Invasion Classes
Ages 6 +
Geared towars the entire household to provide skills and the knowledge on how to handle a home invasion.


Anti-Bullying Classes
Ages 6 - 16
One of our most popular programs, our Anti-Bullying classes are for ages 6-16 and provide the foundation to give kids the skills on how to handle bullies in modern day situations.


Mix & Match Classes
Ages 6 +
Looking for something but you're not too sure what? Why not try a little bit of everything? Or a lot a bit of something? Find your passion and do a sampling of all our privates and/or semi-private classes.


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