Provides guidelines and criteria so that the kickboxing exercise modality can be practiced both safely and effectively. Four subject areas includes an introduction to kickboxing fitness (growth, benefits, workout types and styles), exercise science (safe participation, aerobic stimulus, kinesiology, dynamic stretching), teaching a kickboxing workout (equipment, attire, environment, music, modifications, class introduction/health screening, cueing, intensity monitoring), and programming (components, techniques, proper progression, injury prevention, high-risk and contraindicated movements). Also includes sample workouts, a glossary, and suggested reading. Contains more than 60 clear photographs. Produced in cooperation with the American Council on Exercise.