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Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Edstart offers a variety of traditional and modern Martial Arts programs that teaches unarmed self-defense combat with a strong emphasis on discipline development. We believe the needs to train the mind is so much more important in today’s world.

Edstart offers Taekwondo, Boxing, Kickboxing (4-contact point striking system) and Muay Thai (8-contact point striking system).

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Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterized by it’s fast, high and spinning kicks, and well-known for its focus on speed and agility. The term Taekwondo is often translated as “The way of hand and foot” which provides a good basis for understanding the practice. “Tae” means to strike or block with the foot; “Kwon” means to strike or block with hand, or fist; and “Do” stands for the way of Art.
Practising Taekwondo helps the student to form discipline and control over their body by teaching them to exhale on the execution of methods and inhale in-between. The sport relies on the concentration, combat philosophy, self-defense ability, and the physical fitness of each student.


It is believed that Boxing or Western Boxing originated from Ancient Greece dating back to 336B.C. The sport arrived U.S. in the 1830s and had become one of the most popular sport today. Boxing involves the movement of your arm and legs, and a combination of reaction with game plan. Many characterized Boxing as a moving chess game, and well-known for its focus on faints and strong punches.
Practising Boxing helps the student to channel their energy and aggression to build confidence and character traits such as determination and grits. We teach this sport with a heavy emphasis on techniques with little contact.

Kick Boxing

Kickboxing originated from Japan and was created and officiated by Osamu Noguchi and Tatsuo Yamada in 1966. Kickboxing was historically developed from Karate mixed with Boxing. This sport requires speed, agility and coordination, to improve muscular strength and overall physical fitness. Descended from Karate, it shares similar characteristic and well-known for its quick, sharp attack that involve snapping movement of the joints.
Practising Kickboxing improve students overall physical coordination and listening skills as they control themselves through reactive instructions.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing is best known as the Art of Eight Limbs. It was developed in the 19th Century by King Rama V as a means for physical exercise. Muay Thai is a great martial art for anyone to start learning, even if you’ve never done any martial arts before.
Practising Muay Thai improve students overall cardiovascular health and is known as the Martial that burns the most calories in 60 minutes.