We’ll continue to instill the basics until they become second nature. You’ll also learn how to put these basics of American Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Boxing together against an opponent in a controlled environment.
This kickboxing class begins with a 10-15 minute warmup and a few rounds of shadowboxing. Shadowboxing is essential in honing your technique and mentally preparing you for training. You’ll then do a few rounds of pad work, throwing combinations while being countered by your partner. Next, we’ll gear up (shin guards, groin protection, gloves, mouth piece and head gear) and do some basic back-and-forth (tit-for-tat) striking and countering drills. We work these drills in a controlled environment, where you are throwing strikes at 30% power. The objective is to learn controlled movement, how to create angles, and how to strike, block, and counter. The back-and-forth drills are a great kickboxing tool because they give you an introduction to fighting while minimizing serious injury. You’ll learn what constitutes scoring in competition and what are considered damaging strikes. This knowledge can be built upon if you decide you’d like to try our Advanced Kickboxing program to compete.
Everything we do in the Intermediate Kickboxing program gets you primed for combat in a controlled environment.
Your instructor will invite you to this class once you’ve shown proficiency in the Beginner Kickboxing class.