Cardio Kickboxing Jab

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Kickboxing expert Cheryl Cullina demonstrates how to do a straight punch, or a jab.

    Cheryl Cullina

    Cheryl Cullina is an accomplished professional in the fitness industry, teaching several different class formats including Cardio Kickboxing. She has been a group exercise instructor for 15 years, completing certifications from the American Fitness Association of America, International Fitness Professionals Association, Les Mills International, and Powder Blue Productions, in kickboxing, step, yoga, weight and personal training, youth and senior fitness, nutrition, obesity, and exercise science. Holding an MBA from Michigan State University, Cheryl is also a computer engineer who, for several years, merged computer technology with the health care and fitness industries by evaluating and integrating evolving computer systems with physical therapy equipment for diagnostic assessments and rehabilitation solutions. Her passion for helping make people well inspired her to coach personal and group exercise classes, enthusiastically motivating all people, all ages, to take charge of their health by safely improving their cardiovascular fitness and body’s energy, strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Cheryl is a member of a Demo Team and has performed at National Health Fairs, Earth Day celebrations, annual Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, and March of Dimes Walk America.

    Hi, my name is Cheryl Cullina and I'm a cardio kickbox instructor. This video is cardio kickbox basic techniques, and we're going to talk about the jab. A jab is a straight punch. If you're in right combat stance, and I'm doing this mirror image so you may notice that I have got my left foot forward and my left arm forward, but as you're facing me, if you take this jab on your right arm, it will be a right jab. A jab comes off the front arm, what we do is extend the arm without locking the elbow. The palm faces down. It rotates about 90 from guard position, about 90 from guard position. Notice, that as I throw that jab, I am lifting the heel, releasing it off the floor, and pivoting my entire body to get the most out of that punch. In a warm up we will take these slower, and of course well do both sides. As the class progresses we will speed things up a bit and take the jabs on faster. Arm should be level with your shoulder, parallel to the floor and once again, core stability is very important, and really pay attention to not lock out that elbow. That's our jab, lets move on.