Punch/kick rotation for beginners

This is a BoxAerobics pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 8293)

I am a new instructor and have only been teaching cardio-kickboxing since the spring. I teach beginners, which usually means that they have little experience in aerobics. My classes are fairly large (25-31 people per class), so I don't have a lot of room to move them around.

I created this routine to help them develop proper form and technique, and since we use this after the warmup/stretch for every class, it gives them a chance to improve the moves and a sense of accomplishment. As the session progresses, I increase the BPM to get the cardio level up.

Part 1

Part 2

Still using the bob & weave throughout this entire routine, start right arm with 4 alternating front punches

(I count this out for them, "4, 3, 2, face the (whatever)")

I then repeat this entire rotation with the uppercuts, hooks and the elbow strike. Then to really mess them up, I combine all 4 punches in one rotation. I call it like this: "JAB FRONT, 3, 2, face the trophy case, UPPERCUT, 3, 2, face the back, HOOK, 3, 2, face the kitchen, ELBOW STRIKE, 3, 2, face the front, JAB, 3, 2, guard up. REPEAT ROTATION AGAIN.

Part 3

Still using the bob & weave (check their form, good for those quads!!), I then have them move so that their right leg is facing forward, and change the right tap to a heel (so it's called heel, toe, heel, toe) 8x

When all is said and done, this routine takes about 10 minutes total.

If you have any questions, please email me. Thanks so much to everyone for all your submisssions - they have helped me tremendously!!



Added by Angela Gillis at 11:07 PM on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: pgillis@dryden.lakeheadu.ca)
From: Dryden, Ontario (Canada)
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