The biggest and most common mistake in kickboxing classes is incorrect form. And when your form is off, you might not get the full benefit of the moves and you risk injuring yourself. To get your body in proper position for kickboxing class, keep your legs and feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and bend your knees a bit. This stance helps keep your spine aligned and gets your center of gravity closer to the ground so you’re most stable. Next, keep your hands up in front of the sides of your face while your elbows are directly in front of your rib cage. This is where all of your arm motions should start from and go back to. Once you’re in the proper fighting or stance position, tighten your core, which helps stabilize you even more. Although you might feel ready to unleash your inner fighter, make sure you are perfecting the form before you start working power and speed.
Torched Kickboxing is a great place to jump start your fitness program.