Kickboxing is not just attracting people for its sports side these days but is also grabbing attention for its benefits as well. Kickboxing techniques and moves are not just limited to competitions now but are used for fitness as well as self-defense. Well, in that case, many people are looking forward to learning mixed martial arts or kickboxing, hence below mentioned are some basic punches and kicks that are very essential to master in order to be better at kickboxing, also these moves help in fitness as well as self-defense.
The punches you perform in kickboxing are same as that of boxing. An important thing to remember is to keep your stances firm. Your punches will not be strong enough until your feet are firm on the ground. If your feet are firm, a natural balance will be created throughout your body that will help you to throw powerful punches.
This punch is fast and thrown straight at the face by using the non-dominant hand and it is quickly withdrawn for defending.
This is also a straight punch but thrown using your dominant hand slightly towards the opposite side.
This punch is thrown on the opponent's chin from either of the hands of the boxer. It usually starts from the mid-section and goes straight-up. This is not a regular punch that is used in sequence but can be used as a surprise punch.
This is a curved punch used to create a maximum impact on the opponent, delivered using leading non-dominant hand, specifically aimed at opponent's cheek/jaw. This punch requires intense training to master it.
Kicks used in kickboxing are very effective for self-defense and the best physical workout and are used in various other martial arts and MMA.
This is a basic and an easy kick is thrown straight into the opponent's midriff/thigh/chest. This is performed by standing in front of your opponent with one leg up with knee bent and throwing the kick with the foot.
This kick is performed by standing at a slight angle from your opponent. Shoot a kick by raising your leg towards your opponent, by turning it towards the knee and kick! It has a major impact when you kick using your heel.
This is one of the most powerful kicks of kickboxing which is delivered from the shin. Your foot should be raised in a semicircular motion, lifting from the ground to the opponent's head/chest/midriffs/shin in a single motion.
These are some basic kickboxing moves that are helpful either in self-defense, fitness, or to enhance your kickboxing skills. If you are not sure about other martial arts but are looking for a perfect fitness or self-defense regime, kickboxing can help you achieve it. Still, if you are not sure, you can try by signing up for a trial class at ICSA now.