Kettlebell Kickboxing™ is a one-of-a-kind fitness and longevity method developed by fitness expert & martial artist Dasha L Anderson , MS,NASM-PES, NASE. Kettlebell Kickboxing™ redefines the body by combining the mobility, conditioning and longevity elements of martial arts with the power and strength of Russian kettlebell training. Together this creates a NON-impact 60 minute total body scorching class, that burns up-to 1,000 calories – and helps the body achieve strength and balance.
*all KB Classes and Home Fitness DVDs are now coed
Why Add In KB Strength & Conditioning (Kettlebell Kickboxing Class) To Your Program?
Real strength and conditioning serves to fortify the body. Did you know that studies have shown that proper weight-training and mobility work will help strengthen your tendons, ligaments, joints and muscs. All of this will make you far more equipped to handle the load and the dynamic demands of both daily life and martial art training.
A proper strength and conditioning routine will also help battle the modern epidemic of muscle imbalances. These imbalances arise when you sit all day at work, or when you are in one position (a martial art, tennis stance for example) for an extended period of time. They can also arise from repetitive overuse, and from our own poor habits. Muscle imbalances cause chronic pan, and also hinder our ability to perform to our very best capacity in any sport, activity or art we do (martial arts included). And sadly, we ALL (yes all of us) have a form of a muscle imbalance due to the simple demands of our life. The good news is that proper, structured and systemized strength and conditioning (your KB classes at AMAA, or the proper use of our new gym), can help correct those imbalances.
Taking a KB Class/ Doing One Of Our Home Fitness Programs Can Help:
Performance Enhancement (you’ll reach your full physical potential in your arts)
Longevity and Quality of Daily Motion
Correcting Muscle Imbalances (basically getting pain free & awesome)
Weight-loss, Weight Maintenance, Muscle Tone, Testosterone Boost
Mood, Energy and Overall Mind-Body Connection
Breath and Stress
The KB Program Is Developed and Taught By Experts
Dasha L Anderson (MS, NASM-PES, NASE, MKC) developed this program. Dasha has spent two decades in fitness, originally losing forty pounds herself, and then maintaining that weight and building strong and lean muscle, mobility and health. Dasha has a Masters Degree in Sports Science, and Sports Nutrition with a specialty in Performance Enhancement. She has a NASM PES degree, and several other National accreditations. She also teaches the art of kettlebells to fitness professionals in her instructor certifications. Dasha has an extensive martial art lineage and her kettlebell lineage goes back the legendary Steve Maxwell (Dasha’s fitness mentor, teacher and long time friend).
Much like the other arts offered at the Academy, KB is an art form. There are progressions, a foundational system and a variety of levels. As you train in this class you will undoubtably begin to master the kettlebell and expand your knowledge of fitness and health.
How Many Days A Week Should You Train (devote to KB)?
Honestly, for a martial artist, twice a week is an ideal amount of time to come into a KB class, see all of the great results, all while avoiding over training.
Men need to strength train at least 2x a week for proper results. Women at least 1x a week. But, if you are doing a massive amount of Boxing, BJJ and Muay Thai classes along with your JKD curriculum (by massive we mean 6 plus hours a week) then Dasha would advise bringing down the strength training total to 1x a week.
What Will Make These KB Classes/ Home Fitness DVDs Unique?
Dasha who developed this program has a Masters Degree in Exercise Science, and has trained under some of the very best people in the world. The inspiration and curriculum for each class comes from martial arts, kettlebells, and sports science. Dasha has also been at this (training pro athletes, celebs, martial artists) for a decade and a half! And, importantly for us, she is a martial artist, which means that KB is 100% full on in martial arts values.
A great emphasis of this class is be placed on:
strength and power development
muscle imbalances – body alignment
quickness, agility, speed
balance and stability
all achieved by:
incorporating martial arts movement
high emphasis on mobility and longevity
teaching YOU the art of kettlebells
ballistics, grinds, and slow negative principles
OUR MOTTO IS SIMPLE… YOU ONLY HAVE ONE BODY & YOUR BODY HAS AMAZING POTENTIAL!
Having been featured in a six page spread by SELF Magazine, eight pages in Shape magazine, Better TV, PIX11’s Fitness expo, Kettlebell Magazine, Fitness Rx, Oxygen Magazine, ABC Radio and more, Kettlebell Kickboxing™ we’ve been around!
KB has been credited as one of the most unique, functional, efficient and effective ways to get fit. We have 36 fitness DVD’s in 5 unique home fitness programs and a nationally selling book. The method has been used many athletes, models, celebrities, and thousands men and women world wide with great success.