Our Intermediate Kickboxing program incorporates everything from the beginner kickboxing class, building on that solid foundation with more advanced techniques and drills to take your kickboxing training to the next level.
You’ll continue training the basics until they become second nature. You’ll also learn now to put the basics of American Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Boxing together against an opponent in a controlled environment.
After a 10-15-minute warmup, you’ll do a few rounds of Shadowboxing. This drill is essential in honing your technique and to mentally prepare you for training. You’ll do a few rounds of Thai pad work, throwing combinations while being countered by a pad holder. We then gear up (shin guards, groin protection, gloves, mouth piece and head ear) to do some basic back-and-forth (tit-for-tat) striking and countering drills with a partner. We work these drills in a controlled environment, where you are throwing strikes at 30% power. The objective is the learn how to move, create angles, throw, block, and counter against your opponent with control.
The back-and-forth drills are a great kickboxing tool because they give you an introduction to fighting without getting hit hard or causing damage. You’ll learn what constitutes scoring in competition and what are considered damaging strikes. You’ll also learn how to block to negate strikes. This knowledge can be built upon if you decide you’d like to compete in Kickboxing/Muay Thai.
Everything we do in the Intermediate Kickboxing program is geared towards enforcing the basics and getting the feel for combat in a controlled environment while minimizing serious and unnecessary injury.
Your instructor will invite you to this class once you’ve shown proficiency in the beginner kickboxing class.