Cardio Kickboxing Upper Cut

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Kickboxing expert Cheryl Cullina demonstrates how to do a vertical arm punch called an upper cut.

    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 all about cardio kickbox basic techniques and I would like to show you a punch called an uppercut. Lets take this to a front combat stance, in guard position, and you will notice that in guard position, my arms are vertical, and that's the way the uppercut works. So, what we do is drop the shoulder of the arm that's going to take the punch on, lift it under the chin, your target is the chin. Arms stays close, although you're pretending to hit an opponent, not yourself. So, once again the shoulder drops, the hip rotates from back to front, the palms face each other, and we take that uppercut on and back to guard. That's our uppercut punch, lets move on.