Kettlebell Kickboxing™ is a one-of-a-kind fitness and longevity method developed by fitness expert & martial artist Dasha L Anderson , MS, NASM-PES, NASE. Kettlebell Kickboxing™ redefines the body by combining the mobility, conditioning and longevity elements of martial arts with the power and strength of Russian kettlebell training. Together this creates a NON-impact 60 minute total body scorching class, that burns up-to 1,000 calories – and helps the body achieve strength and balance.

*all KB Classes are now coed

why add in kb strength & conditioning (kettlebell kickboxing class) to your program?

Real strength and conditioning serves to fortify the body. Did you know that studies have shown that proper weight training and mobility work will help strengthen your tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles? All of this will make you far more equipped to handle the load and the dynamic demands of both daily life and martial arts training.

A proper strength and conditioning routine will also help battle the modern epidemic of muscle imbalances. These imbalances arise when you sit all day at work, or when you are in one position (a martial art, tennis stance for example) for an extended period of time. They can also arise from repetitive overuse, and from our own poor habits. Muscle imbalances cause chronic pan, and also hinder our ability to perform to our very best capacity in any sport, activity or art we do (martial arts included). And sadly, we ALL (yes all of us) have a form of a muscle imbalance due to the simple demands of our life. The good news is that proper, structured and systemized strength and conditioning (your KB classes at AMAA, or the proper use of our new gym), can help correct those imbalances.

taking a kb class alongside your martial art training at amaa can help:

  • Injury Prevention
  • Performance Enhancement (you’ll reach your full physical potential in your arts)
  • Longevity and Quality of Daily Motion
  • Correcting Muscle Imbalances (basically getting pain free & awesome)
  • Weight-loss, Weight Maintenance, Muscle Tone, Testosterone Boost
  • Mood, Energy and Overall Mind-Body Connection
  • Breath and Stress
  • Hormonal Balance

the kb program is developed and taught by experts

Dasha L Anderson (MS, NASM-PES, NASE, MKC) developed this program. Dasha has spent two decades in fitness, originally losing forty pounds herself, and then maintaining that weight and building strong and lean muscle, mobility and health. Dasha has a Masters Degree in Sports Science, and Sports Nutrition with a specialty in Performance Enhancement. She has a NASM PES degree, and several other National accreditations. She also teaches the art of kettlebells to fitness professionals in her instructor certifications. Dasha has an extensive martial arts lineage and her kettlebell lineage goes back the legendary Steve Maxwell (Dasha’s fitness mentor, teacher and longtime friend).

yes, you will learn the art of kettlebells

Much like the other arts offered at the Academy, KB is an art form. There are progressions, a foundational system and a variety of levels. As you train in this class you will undoubtedly begin to master the kettlebell and expand your knowledge of fitness and health.

How many days a week should you train (devote to kb)

Honestly, for a martial artist, twice a week is an ideal amount of time to come into a KB class, see great results, all while avoiding overtraining.

Men need to strength train at least 2x a week for proper results. Women at least 1x a week. But, if you are doing a massive amount of Boxing, BJJ and Muay Thai classes along with your JKD curriculum (by massive we mean 6 plus hours a week) then Dasha would advise bringing down the strength training total to 1x a week.

if you are looking to just take kb at the academy

You are welcome to do so. For KB you can purchase a class pack or have an opportunity to do a monthly pack.

can you do a kb class & amaa class back-to-back?

Yes! Of course it’s all about knowing your body, but there is no reason why you can’t do several classes back-to-back. It is mainly about the right amount of consistency but not heavily overwhelming hours day to day, this way there is no over training.

what will make these classes unique?

Dasha, who developed this program has a Masters Degree in Exercise Science, and has trained under some of the very best people in the world. The inspiration and curriculum for each class comes from martial arts, kettlebells, and sports science. Dasha has also been at this (training pro athletes, celebs, martial artists) for a decade and a half! And, importantly for us, she is a martial artist, which means that KB is 100% full on in martial arts values.

A great emphasis of this class is be placed on:

  • mobility
  • breathing
  • strength and power development
  • muscle imbalances – body alignment
  • quickness, agility, speed
  • balance and stability
  • pre-hab/ rehab

All achieved by:

  • incorporating martial arts movement
  • sports science
  • high emphasis on mobility and longevity
  • teaching YOU the art of kettlebells
  • ballistics, grinds, and slow negative principles

Our motto is simple… you only have one body & your body has amazing potential!

Having been featured in a six-page spread by SELF Magazine, eight pages in Shape magazine, Better TV, PIX11’s Fitness expo, Kettlebell Magazine, Fitness Rx, Oxygen Magazine, ABC Radio and more, Kettlebell Kickboxing™ we’ve been around!

KB has been credited as one of the most unique, functional, efficient and effective ways to get fit. We have 36 fitness DVDs in 5 unique home fitness programs and a nationally selling book. The method has been used many athletes, models, celebrities, and thousands of men and women worldwide with great success.

“Kettlebell Kickboxing™ is a creative mix of martial arts and traditional kettlebell training that will transform your body head to toe. But my favorite part: the endlessly inspiring creator Dasha Libin Anderson!”

Meaghan B. Murphy

Deputy Editor Self Magazine