Cheryl Cullina shows how to set up a basic cardio kickboxing exercise program, and how to do the side kick
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Cheryl Cullina: Hi! My name is Cheryl Cullina and I'm a cardio kickbox instructor. I would like to demonstrate for you some basic cardio kickbox techniques. This particular kick that I'm going to demonstrate is a sidekick. First thing, we need to remember on the sidekick for safety reasons, for the ankles and the knees, is to take the standing foot and turn the heel towards your target. This is not the leg that's actually going to kick, this is your standing leg, and we want to balance on that leg. So, now that we've got the heel set, we're going to lift up the knee into the chest or in guard or you may want to give yourself a target. Knee into the chest and then execute with the heel into the persons midsection knees, or as you become more advanced, even a little bit higher. From the side position the sidekick looks like this. We set the heel, draw the knee into the chest, push the heel out and reset. Every time we do this, we're going to reset the heel before the kick, retract and set the foot down. That's our sidekick, let's move on.