Cardio Kickboxing have come along way since the 90’s and like most group exercise classes they continue to evolve. Some classes are taught with gloves, kicking shields, hanging heavy bags or standing wavemasters. Most are taught to hard driving music or drill rounds of 3 minutes on/1 min rest. Many instructors (including Mr. Taebo himself) have incorporated various exercise equipment into the cardio kickbox class such as jump rope, free weights, & resistance tubing to name just a few. There are those cardio KB workouts that are choreographed with layers such as Turbo Kick… and I see that you are a TK instructor. While others may be more martial arts driven like the program I teach.
Defined, cardio kickboxingis a cardiovascular workout performed by using martial arts and boxing movements formatted to form an entire workout. The instructor must first and foremost be knowledgeable on those techniques and to be able to teach them properly so that participants do not injure themselves.
*Never lock out knees or elbows
*Keep body in neutral position
* Always engage abs
*All kicks kept low until mastered
*Music 125-135 until you see your class progress and then you can increase if you so wish. I find music selection is so important and try to vary accordingly.
*Since cardio kickboxing is high impact, always stay on the balls of your feet
Hope these tips help!