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Improve Your Kickboxing Training and Technique

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Fine Tuning Your Kickboxing Training and Technique

Kickboxing Hook Punch

A hook punch is a powerful self defense technique that often troubles many kickboxing students

It’s a rare occurrence, but have you ever gotten bored with your kickboxing training and workout? It can happen when you think you’ve hit a plateau. But there’s a way out of a kickboxing training rut and you might have already seen it on your way to work today.

Just like the bumper sticker “How’s my driving?”, ask yourself “How’s my kickboxing training and technique?”. Maybe it’s time to ask your instructor if a certain kickboxing technique needs some extra attention. 

If you feel like your kickboxing training is in a rut, there’s a good chance that you’ve developed some habits that could be detrimental to your workout. For example, my kickboxing technique of a left hook needed some work. I was winding up too much, my left arm going too far back, giving my opponent a lot of time to hit me and a nice clear opening to do so. So, for a little while, I concentrated on fixing my hook — one day was spent doing the footwork right. Another day was picturing my hip movements.

Kickboxing instructor teaching his student

Your instructor will help you perfect your kickboxing technique

If you don’t think you’re having any problems, you can put your focus on something you like to do but might want to perfect. Make your round kicks higher! Increase the speed of your double jab! There’s always room for improvement with your kickboxing technique. 

And if you think everything is perfect, chances are that you’re wrong! Ask if there’s a technique that could use some extra attention so you can come to class newly refreshed and focused!

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Kickboxing and Imagination – The Best Stress Relief

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Kickboxing and Imagination – The Best Stress Relief

Tiger Schulmann Kickboxing for stress relief

Think back to when you were a kid — when you had limitless energy, an active imagination, and the infinite potential of a lifetime in front of you. Now think about your kickboxing workout and your health. What would the younger version of you think about the way you take care of yourself? Would that kid be impressed with his or her future? Or would they be disappointed, like “getting clothes for Christmas” disappointed? There’s still time to change your attitude towards fitness and your health and make your adult life something you to be proud of!

When you were younger, everyone probably seemed really old, even people who are younger than you are now. Parents, teachers, and coaches seemed like they were in a place that was millions of years away! And yet, here you are! Do you feel old? Or do you still feel like that kid?

Your kickboxing workout doesn’t have to remind you of your age. Your state of mind can make you hit the mat as any person you want to be. It will also make that hour a lot more fun!

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Did you want to be a dinosaur hunter? Show that velociraptor your left hook!

Did you want to be a firefighter? Kick that door down!

Did you want to be a superhero? Fight those evil villains!

Did you want to be a spy? Show those bad guys just how skilled and slick you really are!

Did you want to be a human fireball with the energy of the sun? Give every second your all and don’t stop until cool-down! (Because the sun is hot and is not scheduled to cool down for a long, long time.)

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But the most important thing to keep in mind is how uninhibited you were as a kid. When you were wrapped up in a game or your own imagination, did you really care about anything else? Sure, you didn’t have the responsibilities you have now, like work, kids, or bills. But that’s the point of your kickboxing workout — that hour should take you away from those distractions for a little while.

Growing up doesn’t mean becoming someone you would have found embarrassing as a kid. That kid is still in there somewhere — you just need to let them out once in a while!