Body Combat 47 – Thoughts

body combat 47 poster

It’s been a couple of weeks now and have taught this release quite a few times.  Still being kind of like a freshman i can say that learning this was easier than 45 and 46. Maybe it’s all finally clicked, who knows?

For anyone wondering what is this Body Combat check out the Sizzler for Body Combat 47

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Un4vC3yRg

or check out the Les Mills Body Combat UK Team Demo

2011 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfoAMpAy9xs

2010 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuHHUYgXKJM

The track listing

1a: Dynamite (Kritikal Mass Radio Edit) – Jason Born
1b: Love The Way You Lie (KM Hands Up Remix) – Other Ego
2: Let Me Hear You Scream – Kartsy Wolfbain
3: Make You Mine – Lisa Lowe & BamBam
4: Fire – Scooter
5: The Warriors Code – Dropkick Murphys
6: Feels Like A Prayer (Clubstar Remix) – Meck feat. Dino
7: You’re Going Down – Badlands Inc
8: Release Me – Linzi Paul
9: Beautiful Monster (Full Vocal La La Sessica Mix) – Mick Lion
10: Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Track thoughts

Track 1a and 1b

The last 2 warm up tracks I have found to be very busy, lots of different martial arts. Maybe looking at it from a teaching side rather than doing I feel like there was alot squeezed in. I really like this warm up for many reasons:

  • Can do alot with the music to connect to participants.
  • It’s fun.
  • Can sing along.
  • Choreography is kept basic.

Track 2

Good track to get moving in preparation for the 1st power track. Like the variety of moves and the music is spot on.

Track 3

Enjoy teaching this track. Early on participants were not giving alot as there was a bit of a learning curve/thought process on the full combo.  Now, the release has been around for a while participants are working 100% and loving it. Good heart raiser and brings alot of technique to the plate. Lots to work on and work with.

Track 4

I can only describe this track in one word “awesome”. This will be going in the mix along side Track 6 from Body Combat 46 – SpitFire.

Track 5

Good fun for a track 5. Music not too sure about but what works, works.

Track 6

The three k’s always goes down a treat. I found this hard to teach the first couple of times due to timing between Kata’s but eventually it sets in. Lot of fun kinda track for instructors and participants.  Singing is a must or press-ups 😛 …

Track 7

This muay thai is one of the shortest muay thai tracks in a while.  Straight in with the combo. This track can have you blowing air from holes you didn’t know existed if you put 100% in. Street brawl punch just adds to the track. Like it.

Track 8

At first I wasn’t much of a fan of this track but has grown on me. I don’t think it is as strong as the last couple of track 8’s but they’ve been fairly hard to bet. Combo’s connect well. When going into the first set of upper cuts anyone working hard should feel it blasting the shoulder before going into the 4, and combo.  Lots of inspiration can be given throughout this track and alot of good uplifting rifts for participants and instructors to hammer it.

Track 9

I do like this conditioning track.  I have noticed that the 2/2 lifts is where participants struggle in as it’s quite quick especially if you’re on your toes. This track I have found the hardest to teach as maintaining a safe position, timing, teaching and crc’ing is a bit of a task. I have broken it down at every stage, worked out cues, positioning, and times in the choreography to check participants are being safe. Like everything else it’s practice, practice and practice.

Track 10

This has to be my favourite cool down track since i started teaching.The stretches, the blocks, the knife strikes, the song. Brillant.

Final thoughts

This release has pushed me physically and mentally. I like this release after 4  – 6 weeks have i only started mixing out tracks. Thank you Les Mills, Dan and Rach.

Les Mills Body Combat link love

1 Comment

  • Gill Foley
    Posted May 11, 2011 8:38 am 0Likes

    First track I mixed out was warriors code lol!! Love the release on the whole….love the track 2 as it gets straight in. Track three doesn’t work me as hard as 46s t3, but I think the speedballs get me everytime so nuff said. LOVE t4 would do it to death if I could!!! 6 is fun but I’d prefer to kick it with spitfire too. Mucho conditioning coupled with the hard work in "fire". MT this release is awesome too, love it like I love Swinging….just when you think you can’t take anymore…well there you are 🙂 find t8 on par with I surrender….utter shoulder annihilation, more so for me than shining. Must be the upper/hook and upper stinger in those tracks 🙂 awesome review – keep them coming 😉

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