Start Your Kickboxing Journey Now
If you are looking to increase strength, confidence, coordination, or you’re just after a kick-ass cardio workout, kickboxing classes at Perth’s Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy will keep you coming back for more. Kickboxing is a catch all term that is used to refer to many different forms of martial arts based on striking with the hands and feet. At Premier Academy you’ll find kickboxing classes focusing on everything from cardio conditioning and self-defence to one-on-one competition in the ring. But deciding which kind of class to attend is just the first step in preparing to raise those fists and feet for the first time.
KICKBOXING FOR BEGINNERS
Kickboxing can be an excellent way to get a whole body workout, whether you’re easing back into working out, hitting the gym for the first time, or just looking for a change to your workout. It is helpful to know what’s involved in a kickboxing class for beginners at Premier Martial Art and Fitness Academy – this means you can get up to speed quickly and make the most of your class time. As a beginner, you will get the most effective workout and functional fitness because you will begin at a level that appropriate for you — not for the rest of the class. That’s important for beginners, because it means you won’t feel like everyone in the class is a professional while you’re just an amateur. The instructors at Perth’s Premier Academy will help you push yourself so you can feel confident about progressing quickly, but they will make sure you are not feeling overwhelmed!
Beginner's Guide To kickboxing
Kickboxing is made up of three key areas – boxing, kicking and kickboxing. Boxing involves using your fists and your forearms into offensive and defensive weapons. Most people find Boxing quite natural as it is relatively intuitive to strike with your hands. For this reason most beginners classes will focus on basic Boxing skills in order to make students feel comfortable. Beginners will learn to jab, cross and hook as well basic front and side covers for defence. Kicking involves using your feet and legs as weapons. Common kicks for beginners to learn include push kicks, front kicks, roundhouse kicks and axe kicks. Your legs are very strong and powerful so learning correct kicking techniques is vital. Compared to boxing, you will need a bit more distance between you and your opponent if you are going to utilise your kicking skills!
The third and final element is combining your kicks with your punches in a smooth, flowing manner so that your punches set up your kicks and your kicks set up your punches. At the beginning level most students will strike only with their fists, move around a bit and then strike only with their feet. They kick and then they box – they are not Kickboxing. It takes time and patience to master the ability to combine your kicks with your punches in a fluid, seamless manner – this is the true art of kickboxing!
Try this Intense Kickboxing Workout for Beginners
Want to give kickboxing a try, but don’t feel ready just yet to hit Premier Academy for your first class? Or perhaps you’ve just started beginners kickboxing classes at Perth’s Premier Academy and want to give your fitness an extra boost? Try this Kickboxing Circuit at home — no equipment required! All you need is a spare 20 minutes.
Repeat the circuit below four times, with a one-minute rest between each circuit.
- Star Jumps x 30 seconds
- Knee-ups x 30 seconds
- Squat Jumps x 30 seconds
- Front Kicks x 30 seconds
- Burpees x 30 seconds
- Mountain Climbers x 30 seconds
- Push-ups x 30 seconds
How do I Get Started?
If you would like to get a taste of the dynamic Kickboxing program and experience what Premier Martial and Fitness Academy can offer you, then click here to find out about our no obligation, special trial program!