“Sexiness is a state of mind—a comfortable state of being. It’s about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments.”
First I want to make it clear that I do not assume to know what every person finds “sexy”. Everyone has their own preference of what turns them on. However, I feel confident enough in stating that Kickboxers, exhibit some incredibly sexy attributes. This piece isn’t going to make you a better Kickboxer, or smarter in any way. But it’s nice to read something different once in a while isn’t it? If anything, I hope it brightens up your day and gives you (yes, YOU) this reminder: Hey Kickboxer,you’re sexy.
Confidence is an incredibly attractive trait to have. It shows that you are sure of yourself and your qualities as an individual. What better way to develop confidence than by consistently putting yourself in uncomfortable situations to achieve new goals—and then actually achieving them again and again? Remember that Roundhouse you never thought you’d get? Or that conditioning set that seemed so scary? I think we can all agree that our confidence skyrockets every time we master a new kick or punch or achieve a movement we once thought we’d never get. All of a sudden, those difficult situations outside of the box that once made you tense start to retreat in the face of your ever-growing conviction. Hey, if you can make it through a Advanced Kickboxing Class, you know you have the cojones to tackle anything that life throws at you. And that confidence is infectious. There’s a whole lot of mojo in the air in a kickboxing studio.
2- Social Skills
Unless you joined a studio where you already know some of the members, chances are that you started your Kickboxing career without knowing a single kickboxer. But that’s ok, because you’ll get to know them real fast. You can’t hide in a Kickboxing Gym. You will be thrust into the spotlight by your coach on day 1, who will welcome you to the community as a new member (or even a drop-in!). On top of that, you will invariably be paired up with others for various drills and conditioning, which forces you to interact with new people who will quickly become your friends. Soon enough, you’ll be the one taking the initiative to welcome a newcomer to the gym, and you’ll have no problem striking up a conversation with strangers outside of the gym too. In an age where technology and social networks are making us increasingly anti-social, it’s incredibly valuable (and attractive) to be able to communicate with others in person with confidence.
Determination, bravery, courage—all interchangeable terms that essentially mean the same thing: Kickboxers refuse to give up. Like a Hollywood hero that fights on to the very end, saves the day and gets the girl, “quitting” isn’t a term in a Kickboxer’s vocabulary—even when facing insurmountable odds. Honestly, what could be hotter? Staring down your mighty foe with only your skills and body to tackle it, you summon every ounce of your willpower to take on this great adversary. Thats every Kickboxing class. It may frighten to you, but that’s the point. If it were easy, you wouldn’t get much of a challenge out of it, would you? And it certainly wouldn’t be all that sexy. No, we welcome the challenge, we embrace the fear. Everybody wants to be swept off their feet, and with the courage of a Kickboxer, we are the right people for the job.
4. The Right Amount Of Crazy
The sexiest people all have a bit of crazy in them, but there is a fine line between attractive, spicy sexy and pack up your shit and run for the hills crazy (Miley Cyrus). Now, some people may question the sanity of people that are willing to pay to put themselves through extreme mental and physical hardship in the pursuit of better health and excellent fitness, but we already know that there’s a method to the madness, because it works. I’d argue that this kind of crazy is the good kind. The kind that says, “Hey, I’m a spontaneous person that has a bucket-load of confidence, let’s jump off this airplane.” Kickboxer's exhibit this mentality regularly. it’s all good, because he/she who dares, wins. And they’ll likely look damn sexy doing it (cue cool movie explosion in the background).
Finally, we come to the main essence of what a Kickboxer is. I truly believe that everyone who Kickboxes is fit—or they are in the process of becoming fit. Obviously, the streamlined abs and powerful muscles that are commonplace among our kind help to promote the image of aesthetic beauty among Kickboxers, but as this excellent Kickboxing documentary pointed out, beauty is subjective—and so is sexiness. A perfectly executed air squat can be beautiful, and anyone who has seen a Spinning Backfist or a jumping Roundhouse performed in slow motion understands that there truly is beauty in fitness. But if you’re looking for down right sexiness, you need look no further than your own Kickboxing studio. Music blares from the speakers, men and women punching and kicking, muscles flared as sweat caresses down their bodies. Yep, that sounds downright sexy to me.
Remember If YOU want to get Fit, YA gotta KICK Shit !!