A hybrid of fighting techniques inspired by karate, kung fu, thai boxing and taekwondo, kickboxing is an exciting form of exercise that leaves you feeling revitalized inside and out. It works on all areas of the body and is a great way to improve flexibility, strength and self defense skills while simultaneously increasing cardio, muscle gain and weight loss. I fell in love with this no-frills fighting style after joining one of Australia’s leading martial arts schools.Kogarah Gym offers excellent info on this.
Punch Boxing Equipment
Sometimes called “white collar boxing” because there is no actual physical contact, punch boxing uses Punch body shields, focus mitts and padded gloves to absorb the blows. A good martial arts schools will also teach students how to use floor to ceiling balls, big bags and speed balls for solo routines; offering a range of Punch Equipment branded gloves, shields and bags to students at discount prices.
Just like most other sports it’s good to get medical clearance so you and your trainer are aware of physical weakness. Specific maneuvers can be tailored if you have vulnerable areas caused from past injuries. There are also a range of accessories to provide support and reduce the chance of injury including Punch Equipment’s Quick Wraps and Ankle guards.
Punch Boxing Classes
A typical one-hour Kickboxing class, for example, starts with an invigorating warm-up comprised of light jogging, flexibility exercises, strength training and shadow boxing wearing Punch Gloves. Working in pairs, you are then guided through various 3-minute punching and kicking sequences using Punch Pads…. About half way through, when cardio levels are up. Pad work is taken to a more intense level before a light cool down completes the class.