Cheryl Cullina shows how to set up a basic cardio kickboxing exercise program, and how to do the stances and guards
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Cheryl Cullina: Hi, my name is Cheryl Cullina, and I'm a cardio kickboxing instructor. I would like to go over some techniques with you. The first thing that we want to do is talk a little bit about safety, and that comes into play in our stances, in our guards. So, let's talk about the stance for a moment. We've got a couple of stances. Front stance is that your feet are shoulder distance-and-a-half apart, so they're a little wider than your hips, knees are soft, abs strong, shoulders back and relaxed, okay, and that's on front stance. Our right combat stance is with the right foot forward, left foot at a 45 angle, and then we'll take the guard in a second, but that's our right combat stance, quite naturally the left combat stance is with the left foot forward okay. So now that I'm in a front combat stance here, let's talk about making a fist and then into guard. With the fist we open the fingers, roll them down tightly into the palms of your hands, and then wrap your thumbs around your fingers, and then guard. Your arms are vertical to the floor, palms facing each other, hands right at chin level. So, in a front combat stance we're here. In a right combat stance, one arm forward the other arm back, and then the other way, looks like this. Now that we've got the stances, the fist, and the guard position covered, let's move on.