Circuit Training at BRKAA – Feb 28, 2012

Come give our cardio classes a try at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy.  1st class is FREE.  561-926-1846

Ready to burn several hundred calories!?  Join us tonight at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy for a 1-hour circuit training workout that gets you sweating and keeps you moving while having fun.  7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Here’s tonight’s workout:

3 circuits of 4 exercises/stations: 50 seconds on, 10 seconds to change stations.  In-between each circuit, .25 mile run, for a total of .75 miles.

Circuit #1:

Squats with exercise ball behind back, against wall or mirror and front raises with 5lb weights

Plank with side dips

Agility Ladder foot work

Jab/cross shuffle in/out with wavemaster

Circuit #2:

Squats with 5lb weights – as you straighten legs, lift weights to chin and then up to shoulder press.

Leg lifts, supporting lower back with hands

Agility Ladder foot work

Front kick/roundhouse kick with wavemaster

Circuit #3

Alternating front lunges with bicep curls – 5 lb weights

Reverse Curls

Agility Ladder foot work

Combo punches/kicks on wave master

Come give our cardio classes a try at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy.  1st class is FREE.  561-926-1846




New Name, New Website – Same Kickboxing & Karate in Boca Raton!

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The new BRKKA website has launched, announcing the new name of our karate school in west Boca Raton. The Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy (formerly Tiger&Dragon Boca) has been in business since July of 2009. The renaming is the only change taking place – all instructors remain and the style taught (belt system based on Kenpo Karate) are consistent.

“The new name supports and directly identifies our business,” stated owner and head instructor, Douglas Tate. “So many people search the Internet looking for martial arts, karate and kickboxing. We felt the name should be more obvious to what we do. Other than the sign out-front, everything inside the dojo will be just as it was prior to today.”

Interested in the Martial Arts? Need to add exercise to your lifestyle? Why not get a great workout and learn self-defense at the same time! Come try two free weeks of martial arts training! 561-926-1846

Hydration… Is it really necessary to drink water?

Free 2 week martial arts intro program for kids and adults at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy

The answer is an astounding YES!  Water is necessary for survival and healthy body function.  If you depleted your body entirely of water, you would lose half of your current body weight or more.  Without water, no part of your body would function correctly.  Water helps you maintain joint mobility, body temperature, and keep toxins and waste flowing and expelling from your body.

Water is lost continuously throughout each day when you sweat, excrete, and as you breathe.  If you exercise or live in a tropical, warm climate, you lose water even quicker.  Dehydration in this part of the country is a common problem and must be carefully monitored.

How do you know if you are dehydrated?  Several of the following may occur:

  • Headaches
  • Cotton or dry mouth
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Feeling thirsty
  • Confusion or feeling shaky and faint
  • Dark urine

The rule of thumb for the average person is to drink 48 to 64 ounces of water each day.  If you are an athlete or have special medical issues, then more is recommended.  Every person is unique, but most can regulate their water intake simply by responding and drinking water when feeling thirsty.

Water can be obtained in other liquids and some fruits and veggies.  Caffeinated drinks can also contribute to daily water intake, though other effects of caffeine can be negative and also cause accelerated water loss.  Many sports drinks contain large amounts of sugar and or sodium and caffeine and should be carefully considered by portion size and listed ingredients.  The electrolytes in sports drinks can be a bonus for extreme exercise and athletes, but don’t confuse sports drinks with energy drinks.  Energy drinks contain high amounts of stimulants which are not natural to your body.  They should never be a replacement for water.

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