If you don’t have time to go to the gym and pursue genuine kickboxing fitness programs, your only consolation is you are not alone. Plenty of people, myself included, can’t really spare the time to enrol in a full training class that will have to be attended regularly if it is to optimize kickboxing. Lucky for us, there is a number of kickboxing resource sites online that bridge the gap between time management and effectiveness of workouts.
For light kickboxing training, try Fitness Blender. Run by husband-and-wife team Daniel and Kelli, this YouTube channel features well-conceptualized videos that take you through fat-burning workouts that never stop from getting you moving completely. This is aside from workouts for metabolism boosting, total body strength training, stretching exercises and kickboxing routines as well. The Fitness Blender could very well serve as your exclusive workout resource.
Stuart Tomlinson produces videos primarily through his The Warrior Collective. Stuart offers an amazing collection of videos and tutorials that are quite authoritative considering how he travels around the world visiting the top trainers from various kinds of fight camps. In short, you get to learn specific drills or techniques by some of the greatest professional fighting practitioners in the world. If you are into Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo, MMA, kickboxing, judo and more, this channel is definitely worth investing time in.
Amateur Muay Thai champion Sean Fagan offers a comprehensive video course he created together with Muay Thai athlete Paul Banasiak. The course is equipped with more than 50 videos that help sharpen your Muay Thai boxing technique. The videos include detailed instructions on the fundamentals of boxing, solo and partner drills, and Boxing vs. Kickboxing vs. Muay Thai stance breakdown, among many others.
At Lawrence Kenshin’s channel, you get to experience the expertise of Lawrence on breaking down combat sports. As a striking analyst, he delivers professional fight commentary focusing on fight game plan, strategy and technique. Samir Sandman Seif, who runs a security personnel business and who has fought professionally, produces world-class training videos on his own YouTube channel focusing on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and Combatives. Calling himself the ‘Combat Guru’, Samir allows subscribers and viewers to learn about the best methods of self defense as well as defending friends and family through knockout, knockdown and submission, helping people achieve their martial arts goals.
Good training videos are also available at MidWest MMA. Actor, American kickboxer and martial arts choreographer Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez, who is credited for pioneering full-contact fighting in the US, has a collection of videos on his dedicated YouTube channel. As teacher beyond compare, Benny shows us why he remains a force to reckon with.
Home training may entail having a heavy bag or other piece of equipment for kickboxing, as well as a friend or training partner for assistance. If you visit the resources mentioned above and devote time to training, you may just be able to build a good knowledge base and develop athleticism pretty much on your own. The feedback you could get from an actual kickboxing instructor is invaluable, though, so if you could intersperse home training with a bit of gym training, it could all become more beneficial.