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BODYCOMBAT the first 40 releases

Posted on: July 13, 2009

The info below was taken from the BODYCOMBAT Wall of Fame as part of the 10 year celebration. I thought I’d post it here as some if it is really interesting! Always good to see a little bit of how BC has evolved over the years… enjoy! 🙂

BODYCOMBAT 1
This was the famous warm-up no one could ever forget, with My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

BODYCOMBAT 2
We introduced a new move, the Roundhouse Kick

BODYCOMBAT 3
We were living the crazy life with Ricky Martin’s Livin’ La Vida Loco

BODYCOMBAT 4
The warm-up music was the theme from the video game Mortal Kombat

BODYCOMBAT 5
The Ghostbusters made it into BODYCOMBAT with this release

BODYCOMBAT 6
Choreography videos for BODYCOMBAT were first shown in reversed format

BODYCOMBAT 7
The first Scooter track – Fire!

BODYCOMBAT 8
This release had ‘that’ German track – Ihr Seid So Leise by Aquagen

BODYCOMBAT 9
The Jump Kick was introduced – with Lisa Osborne and Mike McSweeney

BODYCOMBAT 10
The first track to split the room into two groups was Billy Idol’s Dancing With Myself

BODYCOMBAT 11
No one forgets Excalibur by Nick Skitz – the track that gave us chills

BODYCOMBAT 12
We introduced the combo Jab Step Back

BODYCOMBAT 13
A special tribute from New Zealand features in this cooldown – the Maori language song Tarakihi, by Kiri Te Kanawa

BODYCOMBAT 14
We introduced a whole new discipline – Muay Thai

BODYCOMBAT 15
Two popular tracks featured in this release: the Muay Thai Track Shake, by The Clock, and the last power training track Ride On Time by Black Box

BODYCOMBAT 16

This release came with two bonus Tracks: a warm-up to Scooter’s Nessaja and cooldown to the sound of Bon Jovi’s Always

BODYCOMBAT 17
Taku, the BODYCOMBAT Master Trainer from Japan, joined the team for a great release

BODYCOMBAT 18
We introduced leg conditioning in Track 9

BODYCOMBAT 19
We held a competition to see who had the best ideas to pull in the crowds to their classes

BODYCOMBAT 20
This was a milestone release, with five years of BODYCOMBAT now under the belt, and a sad goodbye to Program Directors Nathan and Gaby

BODYCOMBAT 21

This release included a stunning debut by Dan and Rach, appearing alongside Johnny ‘Jabby Jabby Cross’ from Brazil

BODYCOMBAT 22
Dan and Rach added some stage props to the DVD class, and presented with Jenny Chen from Taiwan

BODYCOMBAT 23
Olly Fata and Joe Houpapa joined Dan and Rach to make up the SWAT team

BODYCOMBAT 24
Dan and Rach introduced dry ice stage smoke to the bootcamp-themed filming

BODYCOMBAT 25

This release was the first time we had a cooldown with two songs

BODYCOMBAT 26
We had our first and only Christmas bonus track seen in BODYCOMBAT

BODYCOMBAT 27
This release introduced the Street Brawl Downward Punch, and the Jump Knee

BODYCOMBAT 28
We introduced leg conditioning in track 6 with Hung Up by SBI

BODYCOMBAT 29
An old-school theme was chosen to highlight the original strikes and training techniques from the various Martial Arts’ disciplines in BODYCOMBAT

BODYCOMBAT 30
We introduced the famous Evasive Side Kick, inspired by Capoeira and Kick-boxing

BODYCOMBAT 31
Ivens Kucharski from Portugal joined the team, along with Oscar Fernandez from Spain, who showed us how you don’t need to be able to speak perfect English for great delivery of a track

BODYCOMBAT 32
Thomas Cerboneschi from France came along and gave the class a boost of charm

BODYCOMBAT 33
We had a great track 6 from Scooter, with a very weird name – Behind The Cow

BODYCOMBAT 34
This was the very first release with Hernan ‘Dientitos’ Lopez

BODYCOMBAT 35
Claudia Siera from the Netherlands made us all work hard with our kick-boxing theme

BODYCOMBAT 36
This was the release featuring Rach’s red dress and ‘those’ boots, with a dream team of presenters and that wicked new camera angle over the top of everyone’s heads

BODYCOMBAT 37
We introduced the leg-punishing move from Capoeira – the Esquiva

BODYCOMBAT 38
Justin Sanchez from the USA brought the testosterone level up to an all-time high with Hernan and Dan

BODYCOMBAT 39
The Ultimate BODYCOMBAT Championship theme saw Vanessa Livramento from Portugal team up with Toni Giannini from Brazil

BODYCOMBAT 40
Tanya Walker from England joined Hernan, Dan and Rach to celebrate 10 years of BODYCOMBAT with a great mix of the old and the new

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3 Responses to "BODYCOMBAT the first 40 releases"

Lisa Osborne and Mike McSweeney did Combat??
I knew Lisa did Step / Attack & Mike was PD for Pump, but didn’t know they did BC.

that warmup from BC1 has to be the worst song ever!!! thankfully I don’t think our BC instructors can remember that far back – even if the did I doubt they would play that song anyway!!

Anyone know which gym in London has Tanya Walker? I’m moving from Auckland to London soon and need to find a worthy replacement for Dan, Rach and Hernan!

I am a Body Combat instructor and I was looing for the dvd release of Body COmbat 30. If Les Mills doesnt have this available then how am I able to purchase a copy?

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