This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

ACE 2.0

NASM 1.9

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

KIPS 2.0

ACE 2.0

WITS 20

Empower Martial Fitness Kickboxing

$199.00

New Program!


The Empower Martial Fitness Kickboxing course provides the information and instructional tools required to assist a fitness instructor in the development of safe and effective kickboxing fitness classes.

The versatility and flexibility of this program allows the experienced fitness professional to develop an exercise regimen tailored to the demands and expectations of almost any target audience.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

ACE 2.0

NASM 1.9

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

NETA 20

WITS 20

   

Empower Martial Fitness Kickboxing

$199.00

New Program!


The Empower Martial Fitness Kickboxing course provides the information and instructional tools required to assist a fitness instructor in the development of safe and effective kickboxing fitness classes.

The versatility and flexibility of this program allows the experienced fitness professional to develop an exercise regimen tailored to the demands and expectations of almost any target audience.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Electronic Format: $199

If you purchase a program, you will receive an email with links to your workbook, test and  instructions. If you don't see this email after purchase, please check your spam folder for an email from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

NASM 1.9

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

NETA 20

WITS 20

ACE 2.0

 

 

Description

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2017 – December 2021– Providership # 817430.

Kickboxing fitness is a workout program that utilizes training techniques, movements and combinations of movements from boxing, karate, kickboxing, and self defense training. 

The versatility and flexibility of this program allows the experienced fitness professional to develop an exercise regimen tailored to the demands and expectations of almost any target audience.

This continuing education home study course is offered to you in a distance-learning format. 

The goal of Empower Martial Fitness Kickboxing is to provide a solid base of knowledge for the development of safe and effective classes. 

Information and instructional tools required to properly teach movements and techniques are provided for the prospective instructor. 

The ultimate goal is to provide instructors with the knowledge and skills required to lead safe workouts in which each movement is utilized to the fullest extent to positively stress the body and achieve the desired exercise program objectives: a motivating, safe and effective exercise routine.

About Tim Rochford 
  • MS in Exercise Science (California University of Pennsylvania).
  • BS in Sports Management – Fitness & Wellness (California University of Pennsylvania).
  • Received NASM’s Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship for 2015’s Master of Exercise Science degree program.
  • Martial Arts (7th degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo Karate under NorCalKSDI – Grandmasters Andrew Torok and Emil Bautista), Self Defense, Kickboxing, Kickboxing Fitness & Fitness Instructor and Instructor Trainer.
  • ACE, NASM and ISSA continuing education provider.
  • Design and teach self defense programs for corporations, organizations and any group who need such training. Also, have an intensive “train-the-trainer”​ self defense program.
  • Designed, patented and now marketing the P2 Force – a completely unique, versatile and functional piece of resistance training equipment that provides the capabilities for performing:
    1. Multi-angle (direction) elastic resistance training,
    2. Multi-planar elastic resistance training, and
    3. Progressive overload body weight training.
  • Living my passion now since “retiring” from a corporate career as a Quality Engineer and Quality Systems consultant for manufacturing and service industries.
  • Specialties: Instructor Training programs – I train the trainer for kickboxing fitness and self defense.

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.

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Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Specify and clarify the difference between competitive (sport) kickboxing and kickboxing fitness.
  • Explain the benefits associated with participation in a kickboxing fitness program as well as demonstrate and instruct the safe and proper execution of body position and body strikes.
  • Identify the primary joint movements involved in each action phase of the techniques.
  • Include lower body action into upper body striking movements and describe the benefits achieved.
  • Provide information about technique execution modifications that can be used for certain situations and environments where injury potential may be high.
  • Develop an understanding of the concept of beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of participation, as related to both skill and conditioning of individual participants and understand methods to adjust activity intensity to meet the needs of the participants.
  • Identify important instructional techniques, related to; 1. Progression of Skills, 2. Music, 3. CueingDevelop a clear understanding of how to evaluate, plan the use of, and use kickboxing training equipment in classes and programs.
  • Describe the basic equipment characteristics that influence the safe and proper use in an exercise class environment.
  • Plan basic choreography utilizing individual and basic combinations of the techniques and movements described within this course.
  • Explain/physically demonstrate, and instruct the choreography patterns and be able to create basic choreography patterns utilizing the concepts described. 
  • Teach proper execution of various skills, drills and workout routines that could be included in a kickboxing/MMA fitness training session or class.

Course Features

Electronic Format

This is the only available option and includes:

  • PDF version of the 339-page Empower Martial Fitness Kickboxing manual by Tim Rochford
  • Access to over four hours of instructional videos
  • 44-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

Study from home

A continuing education home study course offered in a distance-learning format with no time limit to complete.

The versatility and flexibility of this program allows the experienced fitness professional to develop an exercise regimen tailored to the demands and expectations of almost any target audience.

Immediate access

Available for immediate access and download after purchasing.

Course overview

Covering topics from history and physical instruction to MMA/kickboxing fitness workouts

Online Test

Online test. Two free retakes. Print your own certificate.

Table of Contents

  • Overview – History
  • Kickboxing/MMA – Competitive Sport Vs. Fitness Program
  • Prevalence / Growth

Benefits

Physical Instruction

The Starting Position – The Fighter’s Stance

Movement

Upper Body Strikes

  • Jab
  • Cross
  • Hook
  • Uppercut
  • Palm Heel
  • Elbow Strikes
  • Hammer Fist
  • Knifehand

Lower Body Strikes

Knee Strike

  • Front Kick
  • Side Kick
  • Roundhouse Kick
  • Crescent Kick
  • Back Kick
  • Bob and Weave

Class Design

Class Formats

Balanced Workouts

Monitoring Intensity

Safety

Instructional Techniques

Equipment Training

Hand Wraps vs. Training Gloves

Focus Pad Training

Heavy Bag Training

Body Shield Training

Jump Rope Training

Double-Ended Ball Training

Swiss Ball and Medicine Ball Training

Program Development

Instructor Training

Skills, Drills and Workout Routines

Kickboxing/MMA Fitness Workouts

  • Technique Drills
  • Skill Drills
  • Heavy Bag Drills
  • Focus Pad Drills
  • Medicine Ball Drills

Introducing Elastic Resistance Tubing to Your Workouts

  • Elastic Resistance Tubing Drills

FitStrike video– Drill Descriptions

Appendix A – Circuit Training Formats

Appendix B – Anatomy & Kinesiology Reference

Appendix C – Intensity Monitoring

Appendix D – Choreography & Drill Combinations

Appendix E – Progressive Teaching Sample Plans

Appendix F – Training Equipment

Appendix G – Hand Wrapping

Appendix H – Introduction to Workout Routine Examples

Bibliography

Author Biography

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