I’ll be honest – aside from using some kicks and punching sequences in my classes and watching Billy Blank’s Taebo DVDs, I don’t really know that much about martial arts and kickboxing. I know that when I incorporate kickboxing into my Bootcamps (specifically weighted punches), my heart rate skyrockets! Good thing we have Christin as a “Contributing Trainer” to give us some tips!
Christin’s Tips for Martial Arts (video below):
All moves come from the core.
Make sure that every punch/kick is coming STRAIGHT out from the body.
Fight an invisible enemy.
I think the invisible enemy thing is VITAL. And I’d add sound effects to the list – you need to make an Incredible Hulk sound as your strike. And aim for the gullet. Gets ‘em every time.
Front Kick/Donkey Kick – ME
X-Block – Bobbi, nhershoes
Hold A Deep Squat And Punch The Air Like You’re Punching A Punching Bag – Janetha, mealsandmoves
Jab, Hook, Burpee Combo – Tamara, fitknitchick
Martial Arts Tips/Technique – Christin, christinjoyful
Skipping Roundhouse Kick – Sherice, foodieluvsfitness
KO Squat Hold – Bonnie, lifetothefull
Knee Kicks – Ashley, vibrantlifehealthandwellness
Thanks, ladies, for those submissions!! If you want to join in on the Tuesday Trainer trainer (three t’s – I like it), come back on Thursday (another one) when I’ll announce next week’s theme!!
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