Tae Bo instructor fights for real – does NOT last long

Friday, September 01, 2017

Tae Bo is a fitness/workout system that was developed by legitimate martial artist and film star Billy Blanks and was big in the 90s. Much like Boxercise is a fitness focused boxing workout, Tae Bo is very much in the same way a fitness focused martial arts workout.

The very name Tae Bo actually comes from Taekwondo and boxing and it is also an acronym that you can see below.

In this video from tough-man competition Wanna Fight, we see an alleged Tae Bo instructor put his skills to the test against a humble tow truck driver and it doesn’t last very long at all.

According to the video description, the Tae Bo instructor is also a Boxercise instructor to boot yet neither of which really qualify you to fight for real.

Unfortunately for the instructor, both Tae Bo and Boxercise are pretty much watered-down versions of martial arts and boxing designed for people to lose weight and get in shape in a more fun, dynamic workout.

Neither is going to teach you how to properly defend yourself or fight properly which the instructor finds out pretty quickly here the hard way.

Watch the video below to see how long he lasts.

ABOUT TAE BO: Tae Bo is a total body fitness system that incorporates martial arts techniques such as kicks and punches, which became quite popular in the 1990s. It was developed by American Taekwondo practitioner Billy Blanks. Such programs use the motions of martial arts at a rapid pace designed to promote fitness. 

The name Tae Bo is a portmanteau of taekwondo and boxing. Furthermore, it is an acronym for:

Total commitment to whatever you do
Awareness of yourself and the world
Excellence, the truest goal in anything you do
(The) Body as a force for total change
Obedience to your will and your true desire for change  [Source: Wiki]

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