Does anybody hold either a Boxing or Kickboxing Certification?
I was wondering which program you went through and whether you would recommend it. I have found a few online however I am unsure where to begin. I recently received my group fitness cert - however I am not necessarily looking for just group fitness kickboxing. I have taken an MMA style kickboxing class and would love to incorporate a lot more of that in my one on one training.
The 2 courses cover it all. You can then choose how you teach the class. Athletic style drills or dance. You will have enough back ground on how to wrap the hands to bags and gloves. Safety for all will be covered.
Great course at a great price. I am a martial arts instructor with 26 years of experience and a NESTA Certified trainer and this course taught me a lot I didn't know and was very informative and interesting. Lead by John Spencer Ellis, himself in all the on line videos. http://www.tactixmethod.com/
I have also been certified by Billy Blanks in TaeBo. I highly recommend this experience, although costly and time-consuming. Changed me forever.
Additionally, in the NYC area, Michael Olajide Jr., of AeroBox fame, has recently announced that he is offering an AeroBox certification. I don't have the $ for it this time around, but having used his videos for years and visited his studio for classes, I cannot say enough how awesome this would be.
I also have a friend who is a master instructor for AFAA Boxing and Kickboxing certification workshops, which are supposed to be good.
A lot of these certifications take place over the course of only 1 day or a weekend, and I think we all know that you could never learn all you should in that time frame. Previous experience, good form and a love of the format will make the difference. A lot of gyms, from what I've seen, do not necessarily require a specialty cert for cardio kickboxing, only an impressive audition and an understanding of form & safety.
The agency I certified kick-box with is out of business (SAFAX), but I also have a black belt in taekwondo that is much more recent. I add kicking drills to my HIIT class, but don't teach a pure kick box class any longer.