How To Do Kickboxing
How To Do Kickboxing
Learn how to get into kickboxing, starting with the most basic moves that will allow your body and mind to develop the ability to perform great kickboxing moves. Learn how to use your arms and legs to kick box and how to protect yourself from your future kickboxing partners.
If you're really interested in doing kickboxing, your first protocol should really be to join a kickboxing or a Thai boxing class. Here, an instructor can show you all the kicks and punches you'll need to progress with the sport. Now, when you are training for kick boxing, there are various methods of training.
One is thought using the bag, which I'll show you in a second. Other is by using focus pads where people hold pads up and you use your reaction to speed hit them, and also, you've got spading. Spading is when you actually fight against someone else with protective gear and you kind of hold back a little bit so it's not full on fighting, it's like play fighting, so you can get used to being hit.
There are lots of different kinds of kickboxing competitions and therefore, different rules. Majority of kickboxing competitions only allow punches and kicks above waist high and also, you have to wear protective gear, so you wear gloves and shin pads like I've got on. This means when you hit something, a person or a bag, doesn't hurt as much.
So now, I'm going to show you some things you can practice if you have a bag at home or in a gym, some basic kind of ideas behind kickboxing. First of all, we've got the boxing part of kickboxing. It's just exactly same as normal western boxing.
We have our japs and punches, we have our hooks, we have our upper cuts. What you can do in a bag to practice is mix them all up. And when I'm hitting the bag, one thing to notice after I punch, I always bring the glove back to protect myself.
It's very important. Don't punch like that, always come back to protect yourself. Next, we've got kicks.
Now, the two major kicks we can do are front kicks, which I just lift my leg up, push away, and we have sidekicks, step and rotate. Step. Rotate.
Now, if you don't know how you are hitting the bag, that hurts quite a lot, that's why you should wear shin pads. What you can do, as a beginner, maybe do a combination where you can punch and kick at the same time. Okay, left, right, left and kick, very simple combination, very straight forward, it's actually very effective.
So left glove, right punch, right hook, right kick, so if you do the routine like that again, and again, and again, your body and your brain start adapting so it becomes easy and second nature. So, to recap, best thing you can do is to get to a kickboxing or more Thai class, get some training from professionals and have a practice punch bag. Go to your local gym or have one at home and just practice punching, protecting yourself, kicking, have fun with it.
And that's some tips on how to get into kickboxing. .