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How to get started with kickboxing?

Try our kickboxing inspired workout from Quade Taranaki. Click the button below and give this workout a go! 
The idea of sparring is to practice your kick boxing techniques with a partner. With your gym buddie throw as many punches as you can and learn off your mistakes if you don’t land a punch.


Always warm up prior to your workout. By warming up you will have your muscles ready so they aren’t stiff for the workout!


  • Never take your eyes off your partner
  • Keep your feet in your stance at all times
  • Retract your punches back to your chin for protection
  • Start at a slow & comfortable pace to reduce fear and flinching
  • Always set your feet before you punch or kick
  • Keep your distance from your partner, to simulate a real situation
  • Throw combinations, the more you throw, the more you land
  • Keep your feet moving in a rhythm
  • Stay focused and controlled. No one wants to get injured.


Credit: Tiger Schulmann’s Sparring.

Listen to Treadmill Talk Episode 8 with special guest Quade Taranaki an NZ Professional Kickboxer who has won NZ and World titles.