What is cardio kickboxing? Cardio kickboxing is a fitness class that combines martial arts and cardio. It is a high energy and exciting full body workout that is for beginners, experts, and everything in between.

Upper body movements include:

  • Jabs
  • Crosses
  • Hooks
  • Uppercuts

Lower body movements include:

  • Knee strikes
  • Front kicks
  • Roundhouse kicks
  • Side kicks
  • Back kicks

There are many benefits of cardio kickboxing. In this article, we will discuss four benefits of cardio kickboxing:

Burns Calories and Fat

You can expect to burn more than 350 calories per hour during a cardio kickboxing class depending on your weight. Cardio kickboxing also tones your body faster than other forms of exercise. It is helpful in toning your stomach, the sides of your stomach, and those love handles that you despise.

Cardiovascular Endurance

Another benefit of cardio kickboxing is that you will improve your cardiovascular health. Participating in cardio kickboxing will make your heart and lungs stronger and a strong cardiovascular system will allow your body to absorb oxygen more effectively.

You Will Feel Empowered

The skills you use in cardio kickboxing can be used in self-defense. Hopefully you won’t have to put your cardio kickboxing skills to use in your daily life, but you will feel empowered knowing you can protect yourself or your family if a situation does go awry.

You Will Get to Socialize and Meet New People 

It can be hard to socialize at times due to work and our personal lives, but it is even more difficult now with the COVID-19 pandemic. At a cardio kickboxing class, you will be able to socialize and possibly become friends with like-minded people.

If you’re in the Murfreesboro or Rutherford County area and interested in taking cardio kickboxing classes at a martial arts dojo — come join us at Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate in Murfreesboro! At Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate, we are committed to helping people of all ages discover the endless possibilities that come from the study of martial arts. If you would like more information on cardio kickboxing or any of our martial arts classes, give us a call at (615) 893-6003 or (615) 890-6755.