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Karate Liam-Og Griffen 087-9481646 Blackpool Martial Arts & fitness centre www.k2c.ie Shotokan Karate is a Japanese Martial Art, which uses physical exercise and mental discipline to develop character. Classes are made up of a combination of basic technical training (kicks, punches & stances), artistic expression (kata) and sparring (kumite). Benefits include Increased Fitness, Flexibility and Coordination as well as Improved Self Confidence and self discipline. Taekwon-Do www.taekwondo.ie Taekwon-Do is a modern and dynamic martial art.  The name Taekwon-Do was unveiled to the world by General Choi Hong-Hi on the 11th April 1955. Also known as the Korean art of self-defence, Taekwon-Do is famous for its spectacular range of flying and standing kicks. The study of Taekwon-Do aims not only to develop the student physically, but mentally also, creating a well rounded and balanced individual.  Through regular practice of Taekwon-Do students can expect to achieve noticeable physical benefits including; strength, speed, coordination, balance, endurance, flexibility, weight regulation and self confidence. Kickboxing  Ian Kingston 086-3994886 West Cork Kickboxing www.westcorkkickboxing.com Kickboxing is a dynamic Martial Art which incorporates kicking, punching, sweeping and throwing. There are three main disciplines: Full contact, Light contact and Semi contact. If practiced regularly it will provide a top level cardiovascular workout, it will help develop muscle tone, strength, flexibility balance and concentration. It requires a high degree of concentration and Focus, the skills taught can also be used as an effective form of self-defence, if needed. While teaching the body and mind to work as one, in order to combine the multiple movements required.  Kendo Vincent Long 087-9309183 Cork Kendo Club www.corkbudokai.org Kendo or "way of the sword", is the martial art of Japanese fencing. Kendo developed from traditional techniques of Japanese swordsmanship known as kenjutsu. Kendo is a physically and mentally challenging activity that combines strong martial arts values with sporting like physical elements. Practitioners of kendo are called kendoka, meaning "one who practices kendo", or kenshi, meaning "swordsman". Kendo is practised wearing traditionally styled clothing and protective armour (bogu), using one or two bamboo swords (shinai) as weapons.   Muay Thai http://www.siamwarriorscork.com/ www.spartanthaiballincollig.com Thai Boxing (also known as Muay Thai) is a combat sport & self-defense system from Thailand. Originally used hundreds of years ago as the unarmed fighting method for the soldiers of Siam (Thailand), Thai Boxing has evolved into a devastating ring sport that utilizes punching, kicking, knees, elbows, and clinching with trips & throws. Thai Boxing fighters are well known for their high level of physical conditioning, toughness, and power. Today just about every Mixed Martial Arts fighter utilizes Thai Boxing techniques and training methods for their stand-up and clinch training because of the effectiveness and power of Thai Boxing. Kung-Fu CHINESE SHAO LIN CENTRE BALLYPHEHANE COMMUNITY CENTRE http://www.shaolin.ie/ cscireland@gmail.com Greg 087-9261298 Chinese Shao-Lin Kung Fu is a 1500 year old art developed by the Shaolin monks at the Honan Temple for health, mental and physical conditioning, and self-defence. The curriculum encompasses Empty Hand, Animal, and Classical weapon styles, as well as Internal areas such as Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Kua Chang, breathing and meditation, and more! Ralf’s Party Sounds website Ralf 086-8073006 Audio and Visual for your Event. DJ for all occations
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