Side Kick Online Live Course
August 13th, 2018
1 month, 12 lessons.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6pm EST.
- How to train strength and flexibility for the supporting leg for maximum height.
- Strength and flexibility for the torso so that it doesn't drop.
- Strength and flexibility for the kicking leg to be able to hold a kick up and to allow for kicking combinations.
You will learn how to train each of the components of a side kick step by step: support, torso and kicking leg.
You'll be gradually introduced to the ElasticSteel method of training to improve the height of a side kick. We will also work on balance and strength so that you can hold the kick up comfortably.
FREE Full Lesson
Watch a free lesson. This is lesson 12, the last of the previous group. For this reason it doesn't contain a lot of explanations in detail but it's perfect to follow along.
Week 1 - Kicking Leg
During the first week we will work on the kicking leg, to improve the hip abduction (rising to the side) and hip internal rotation (so that the foot doesn't point up).
You will learn the Zaichik Stretching Techniques (ZST) to increase the range of motion for those actions. Afterwards you will learn how to secure that range in order to make the flexibility permanent and how to make it functional so that you can hold the leg up easily.
This will allow you to improve how your forms or patters look and also to do better kicking combinations.
This is learned by reciprocal inhibition exercises in three steps: improving the chamber, improving the rotation, improving the extended kick height.
Week 2 - Supporting Leg
On the second week of the course you will learn the techniques to improve the turn out and abduction of the hip so that the kick reaches its maximum height.
You'll be able to point the supporting heel to the target which will make a much more effective and better looking kick.
You will improve the strength and stability of the support which is where the power of the kick comes from.
On this week you will learn how to improve your balance for perfect slow kicks in forms and for more controlled kicks in combat situations.
Week 3 - Torso
On the third week of the course we work on spine lateral bending flexibility to teach the body how to keep the torso up on a side kick.
You will learn the ZST to improve torso flexibility for the Quadratus Lumborum and Obliques muscles. Afterwards we will work on securing the new flexibility by strengthening the muscles in short range.
A strong and flexible spine will give you not only a better looking kick but also a more effective one, allowing you to stay up, to faster come back from the kick, to do less telegraphing, and have better control.
Week 4 - Putting Everything Together
Once you practiced how to train the three components of the side kick, you will learn how to train them all in one single routine and how to keep building up your strength, flexibility and kicking height after the course ends.
For those students who are more advanced harder variations of the exercises will be given. We'll also aim at increasing the training volume and consolidating the routine.
In this stage your instructor will provide feedback and advice on what you need to focus on the most.
You will learn a simplified version of the routine so that you can get a complete kick workout done in 25 minutes.
You will also learn additional conditioning which you'll work on for the weeks to come after the course. This training will get you ready for the more advanced variations of the exercises, it will strengthen your joints, muscles and ligaments to avoid injuries, it will prepare your body for deeper flexibility and strength in short ranges, it will speed up gains and will give you full control of your legs.
After the Course Ends
You will keep access to the course private Facebook group to help you keep improving your side kick. An instructor will monitor your progress and provide you encouragement and further guidance until you reach your goals, whether that is a 180º kick, or holding it higher more easily, or improving the form, flexibility, strength, balance, etc.
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* ONLY 25 students can register per course.
After you checkout with any of the options, a customer service representative will contact you with more details. If you have further questions you can contact our head instructor Daniel Tkach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we hope to see you in class.
- Paul Zaichik and the ElasticSteel Team