Synopsis by Mark Deming
Punch and kick your way to fitness with this two-part exercise video hosted by World Martial Arts champion Billy Blanks. In part one, Blanks teaches the basic concepts and moves behind Tae-Bo, which combines aerobics, kickboxing and martial arts techniques for an exercise regime that tones the body, builds energy and works off tension and aggression. Once you've learned the steps, you can move on to part two, in which Blanks leads the viewer through a 27-minute Tae-Bo workout. Blanks' program has earned him wide acclaim for his charisma and motivational attitude as an instructor; in addition to his career in martial arts and fitness, he worked as an actor and fight choreographer on a number of motion pictures.