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Traverse City Martial Arts Goes Modern With Aerobic Kickboxing

Kicking and punching is one of the oldest forms of exercise and one of the best. Be it Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing or Kung Fu - it is functional strength training at its purest. Every muscle in the body is employed and worked when doing Taekwondo turning kicks on a heavy bag, throwing boxing jabs and crosses on partner held pads and performing 50 karate front kicks to music. Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy is the premiere destination for kickboxers in Traverse City.

Running on a treadmill or working a stair stepper is good but boring and too limited in motion. Repeated physical exercise dulls the body and the mind … and when you are bored you don’t want to keep training hard. Results build enthusiasm and enthusiasm gives you motivation to workout out even more.

What are the benefits of Cardio Kickboxing:

1.Punching builds muscle in the arms, back and shoulders.

2.Kicking strengthens hip flexors, abs, quads, hamstrings and calves.

3.The shadow boxing is high rep, explosive training that works the heart and builds cardio endurance.

4.Sit ups, push ups, mountain climbers, inverted planks on bag bases all create a rock solid core.

5.The muscle memory and repetition of real martial art techniques done thousands of times will give you strong self defense skills that you don’t even know your mastering.

6.Working out with other kickboxers means you make friends, stay motivated and have a little healthy competition and “positive peer pressure” to keep going.

7.High intensity interval training not only builds long lean muscles but also burns fat.

The Traverse City based Seung-ni Academy offers kickboxing classes at 5:30 am, 9:30 am and in the evening after work and on weekends. The gear you will need is hand wraps or gloves, a water bottle and an open mind to a modern twist on the oldest form of working out!

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