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3 Differences Between a Roundhouse Kick and Thai Round Kick

There are several different styles of roundhouses and round kicks.  The Thai round, is considered to be very powerful kick.  The roundhouse kick is fast, snappy and can be combined with other kicks, before putting your leg down on the ground.  At POW! Gym Chicago, we teach both kicks.  Our west loop gym has offered […]

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Training Tip to Improve your Cross Jab

Although this video was filmed at the old location of POW! Gym Chicago, it is a great one to add to your training program.  The goal is to make your cross jab more explosive. This training tip is one way to improve your striking. I have wrapped a figure -8 styled tube around my shoulder. […]

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Keep your back healthy

One of my favorite exercises on the resist-a-ball is the back bend over the ball.  The longer I sit, the more my lower back stiffens up.  The tightening is usually my SI joint (or tailbone) locking up (or at least the soft tissue, muscles, ligaments tightening up).  Some of you might wait it out to […]

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Muay Thai Training Drill

Great Combo from Muay Thai Fitness TrainingHere is a basic kick to knee drill.  It is part of the muay thai fitness training series.  The goal of the class is to drill the fundamentals in 1 or 2 minute rounds.  The techniques used are the fundamentals of muay thai.  The goal is to increase your […]

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Exercises to build your kid’s strength

Exercise programming for kids is not about losing weight, it is about building a stronger and healthier child.  I have plenty of adult friends that did not play any sports as kids because their interests were music or art.  Today, most of them train and exercise, but it is hard for them to prioritize exercise […]

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