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Kickboxing Hard For Beginners?

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When I compare the difficulty of different combat sports, I usually do so from the standpoint of competition. Beginners, on the other hand, may have a very different experience. Cardio kickboxing classes, for example, differ significantly from traditional kickboxing sessions in that they combine a fast-paced cardio workout with kickboxing techniques. Their mission is to assist people lose weight or be in better condition by engaging them in activities that are more enjoyable than a typical fitness facility routine. Full contact sparring is not used, and the emphasis is on endurance rather than technique. In traditional kickboxing classes, technique accounts for 70-80% of the training (drills; sparring) and 20-30% of the conditioning (rope jumping, push-ups; running, etc). Because conditioning is the main focus of the workouts in cardio-kickboxing courses, that ratio is roughly 50/50 or even 60 percent conditioning. So, in terms of endurance, cardio, and other factors, cardio kickboxing workouts can be more difficult when you are just getting started.

However, traditional kickboxing programs demand a lot of skill, which can be difficult to acquire, especially if you don't have any experience with other striking martial arts. Your fists will feel strange, your kicks will feel weak and slow, and you won't be able to throw high kicks at first, and even when you kick, your shins will hurt. That is, however, entirely typical. Before you can start punching and kicking correctly, you'll need hours of shadowboxing and heavy bag work. Sparring is another difficult component of your kickboxing workout.

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