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As a martial art, kickboxing in various forms, has been around for thousands of years. But Kickboxing as we know it today was formed as a separate sport in the 1960’s as more and more martial artists became increasingly frustrated with the strict rules and guidelines placed on martial arts performances and tournaments.
The sport began to grow as more and more martial arts movies hit the screens. Early movies such as “Fists of Fury” and “Enter the Dragon” started a trend that has grown bigger than anyone could have imagined at the time. These cult movies were followed by more general type movies that included martial arts in the fight scenes. Then kickboxing started showing up on TV as televised tournaments and TV series starring martial artists such as Chuck Norris and David Caradine captured the viewer interest and as public interest grew, so to did the reasons for people wanting to get involved and many more martial arts schools began to spring up. Many people are interested in kickboxing for self-defense. Others because of the fitness levels one can attain, some people learn kickboxing not only for the physical benefits but also for the spiritual discipline necessary for complete training. Then there are those who are merely interested in a different sport and enjoy the challenge of Kickboxing.
In this age of video and DVD it was only a matter of time before kickboxing moved to the next level. The Kickboxing Video. These videos have become increasingly popular and you can be sure there is one to suit your fitness level, the style you are interest in and the amount of interest you have. The range is enormous, there are videos by well know celebrities, personal trainers, martial artists, martial arts schools.
There are loads of topics and styles. Fat burner kickboxing, those based on squats, punches, jabs and kicks, videos that give a cardio workout with lots of fast kicks and powerful punches that keeps you moving. Then of course there is the popular and trendy Tae Bo that took the exercise world by storm. Most of these Kickboxing videos offer a 45 -60 min recording with approximately a 30 min work out. There are also the 10 and 15 minutes work out videos aimed at those who want a quick workout dome often. Other kickboxing Videos pride themselves on teaching you how to work on your flexibility and the accuracy of kicks and punches. Nearly all of these workouts are done to up tempo music to keep you moving. Some videos even go into the mediation side in preparation for the workout
Depending on what you are looking for, these videos can be a great help with your home practice in between classes or enough to whet your appetite for a more structured course. Kickboxing videos can be purchased at video shops, department stores, over the internet, mail order or at your local Kickboxing school.
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