Taebo : Basic Tae bo - Tae kwon do Steps and boxing your way to a healthier you

Have you imagine yourself dancing and throwing punches at the same time in a fast paced moves? Since I am into dancing, sometimes I enjoy myself doing the basic steps of tae kwon do plus dancing. It is cool. I know the basics of tae kwon do and boxing growing up in the Philippines where they teach children boxing, girls and boys alike. How about combining dancing and tae kwon do stance, it is fast moving, alerting all your senses and you will enjoy it. That is basically tae bo, fast faced kicking, boxing stance and dancing, YEEBAH.

What is Tae bo?

Tae bo is simply put “tae kwon do” and “boxing” using fast paced music, and following steps just like in dancing, all your senses are awake and it is fast paced moving. It became popular in the 1990s by Billy Blanks a tae kwon do practitioner . It also became a commercial success as it sells many learning Cds as well.

Steps are easy to follow, all you need is a "Tae bo" CD and a big TV in front of you, you can also use the computer if you have speakers and YOUTUBE, there are basic tae bo lessons at YOUTUBE too. Click on the video here and you will see it.

  • You can choose the six or eight and ten minute workout Tae bo, but you can do the more intensified ones if you like.

 

Why is Tae bo recommended?

  • I am recommending this one too as well as dancing because you just moved with the beat and do the punches.
  • It is not boring, you danced and move with music
  • It is indoor, you can do it anytime of the day, in your own house too
  • You feel the energy and you have no choice but to follow and move with the steps
  • It is kind of cool flexing your muscles while you move and dance (even if you are a woman)
  • You can test your endurance too
  • It is an aerobic exercise which tends to improve how your cardiovascular works in managing the oxygen inhale and exhale too.
  • It also strengthen muscles and at the same time you become flexible
  • You can have a choice of using tae bo moderately not the fast pace one if you like. However there are also high intensity workout intended to increase cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance and flexibility
  • But Tae bo isn’t intended for learning the fighting mood stance, but it nonetheless includes all the punches and stance in basic karate. No throws, grappling and ground techniques to learn here

Now are you ready for the basic tae bo. C‘mon join me.

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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

let's put on our dancing shoes, maita, looks and sounds like fun. I guess I've done some of these moves before but didn't really think about what I was doing! nice job! :]


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

maita, I remember when this was really popular and many of us was into it. Then, of course something newer came along and Tae bo receded into limbo like MC Hammer videos. Thank you for the hub. I think it is still a very good exercise medium.

Forever His,


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

It sound like fun and maybe they bring it back again.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Some time ago I went out and bought the video - and worked out really really hard. Then like many of my great, fabulous exercise programs - I put it away. I've been hearing a lot more about it lately - and being able to access it through Youtube - is a bargain. Maybe...

Thanks for the information!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Good hub, Maita! You better stand away from me if we take Tae Bo classes together. You might lose some teeth! :D See? Just kidding, Maita!


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

This is great excersize and it sculpts your bodily beautiful. I do these punches with music and I am most assured that the guy downstairs is not happy with me for about an hour, three times a week-but I am happy with the way me is looking ;)

Good Hub! Thanks! P.s. I can eat all the chocolate I want if I kick and punch with my weights..so na-na-na-nana! :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very nice hub. Some might try very light weights in the hands or on the ankles occasionally- unless "that" takes the fun out. Thanks


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Ms RebekaElle, they are fun to do and yes we can dance together I know social dancing and we can have the moves, but then this one Tae bo is better as it always keeps you going too, hehe, Hows your weekend? it is still cold isn't it? stay warm, bet you are not used to the weather like this in Florida?, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi revlady, it was so popular in the 90s but for me I always used it and it is fun so, I like doing the punches too, MC hammer yes, that was more livelier, thanks and have a good weekend, Bless, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi hello, yes it is really fun and you can also do it at your house, Try it? good day hello, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey Bk, wanna try it with me, and belly dancing too, am sure we can rock it both, this dancing plus your health hubs will be awesome for anybodys health, Thanks again, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Dohn, be careful hehe, you might use a katana on me, just kidding, but would love to do it with you, just don't punch me,. OUCH, Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Ghost, hi, hmmmm, if you are near here, I can dance and do this with you, but surely we can also eat lots of chocolates after too hehe, I am sure your neighbor will be real mad by then haha, Thanks again dear, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Micky, how are you this am? oh yes you can think of some other things that goes with this type of aerobic dancing too, I just do the basic, I like biking like you, but would you believe I don't know how to bike, my father wont allow us when we were younger girls, i don't know why, it became my sure fantasy one day I can learn it too, you gotta teach me, Good day, maita


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ehern33 6 years ago

I haven't heard about this for a while. I thought the craze was over. It is good exercise for sure and if you take martial arts, you can get your work out and learn how to defend yourself and develop good discipline. Good Hub Maita.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

yes, and now I am reviving it ehern hehe, LOL< I have always like this even before and I am astill using it, am shy to go outside dancing here, just here in the house too, Thanks again ehern , Maita


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Russell-D 6 years ago from Southern Ca.

In small villages of Southern India, Tai Kwan Do masters train kids from infancy, grading them and picking the best performers to travel to world competitions after they reach high school age. It's their equivilent of what we used to calll "boxing your way out of a slum". We saw a demonstration one night that took place in a clearing between buses who turned their lights on for the event. Woke us up to possibilities and potentials. David Russell


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Billy Banks has been around for a while. I guess that just goes to show that it really works. I saw one infomercial where his daughter is now giving the instructions. She looks good and it looks like an intense workout. Nice hub! :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Money, yes his daughter is now making the right moves, but then I don't use the intensive one, i use the basic taebo the ten minutes one, I enjoy it Money, try it, in youtube LOL< but then youve got the Wii hehe, Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey David, that's good, thanks for the information, that's nice and in the Philippines, we surely do those things in boxing, they trained boys very young too, I don't know maybe we got this from being colonized by Spaniards for so long, look at Mexicans too? Thanks, Maita


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

I am here looking for my chocolate...looks this way --------->


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Looks the other way

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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Hey! There is no chocolate here!

You tricked me! :*(


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Ghost, where do you live, I will send a chocolate hehe, Maita


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

I fly all over...I am a ghost whisper :)

Just leave it out on your front porch in a big bag okay? Like a drug deal but different. heheeh


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

You make me smile always Ghost hehe, Keep it up girl and I like your humour, maita


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Another great hub Maita. You'll have to teach me. :)

Surely it's interesting, not boring and quite funny to do. And I guess it's useful too.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey Hypno, you are far hehe, and I might boxed you and be careful with your teeth, just kidding, it is not boring yes and little bit funny but it is really fun, thanks hypno, I hope you are enjhoying your day? Maita


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Hi Maita, nice article on work out techniques. I learned basic karate, and Jujitsu years ago, but I do not remember much. It is something that continuing practice is needed to remember. If I was to add dancing, I don't know maybe after a few drinks. I guess that would not work well though. Have a great day.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I had a couple of friends into these, but I never tried them myself. Interesting hub!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi T, jujitsu, wow, and karate too, dancing jujitsu and karate hehe, you need to remember them and teach me one day or just to have some fun too, don't get drunk, you might punched me LOL, thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey habee, it is fun, try it, all you need is youtube and speaker of course, do it while taking rest when you write, thank you, Maita

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