Michael Olajide, Kathy Smith
Year Released: 1994

Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts

This has been broken down pretty well already. I just wanted to add that it was a great, late discovery for me. I like kickboxing workouts more than boxing workouts, but this one is awesome. The punching sequences do get very rapid, but I assume that's authentic boxer training! If you already have your jabs, hooks and uppercuts down, it's a welcome challenge. I do the jump rope with no rope, but still get in a good bout of cardiovascular work. It's definitely not for those who dislike jumping and high-impact.

I love the diverse cast, Michael's style and the "stick" sets. Michael and his main male backup look hot! I give Kathy Smith a lot of credit for doing various workouts with guest instructors.

Instructor Comments:
Kathy injects some useful voice-over comments, such as cuing you for the next punching combo, but during the actual workout she doesn't really do much. She actually exclaims at one point that it's too fast for her!

Michael is great. I have his more recent videos as well. I love his sense of humor, too. He asks Kathy during the ski jump move what great boxer it reminds her of (it's a move associated with Muhammad Ali). She doesn't know, so he tells her, then jokes, "I would've thought you'd say 'me.'"