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Kickboxing

Updated: 31 Aug 2020
Kickboxing
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Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate mixed with boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defence, general fitness, or as a contact sport. Japanese kickboxing originated in the late 1950s, with competitions held since then. American kickboxing originated in the 1970s and was brought to prominence in September 1974, when the Professional Karate Association (PKA) held the first World Championships. Historically, kickboxing can be considered a hybrid martial art formed from the combination of elements of various traditional styles. This approach became increasingly popular since the 1970s, and since the 1990s, kickboxing has contributed to the emergence of mixed martial arts via further hybridization with ground fighting techniques from Brazilian jiu-jitsu and folk wrestling. There is no single international governing body. International governing bodies include the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, World Kickboxing Association, International Sport Karate Association, International Kickboxing Federation, and World Kickboxing Network, among others. Consequently, there is no single kickboxing world championship, and champion titles are issued by individual promotions, such as Glory, SUPERKOMBAT, ONE FC, K-1 and Kunlun Fight among others. Bouts organized under different governing bodies apply different rules, such as allowing the use of knees or clinching, etc.
Superhero
5 followers
41 FLIISTs
7 months ago
One can easily see the karate, taekwondo, muay thai, judo, kickboxing, western boxing and kung-fu (mainly wing chun) mixed into his fighting style.
Actress, Model
2 followers
130 FLIISTs
3 months ago
Modeling may keep you thin, but it doesn’t make you very strong. Kickboxing tightens my body and keeps me happy. It doesn’t hurt that I have a sexy trainer.
Actress
16 followers
74 FLIISTs
7 months ago
It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regimen – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass…
Actress
21 followers
40 FLIISTs
5 months ago
I'm really into kickboxing. I love anything like overly physical.
Actor, Director, Musician
3 followers
94 FLIISTs
3 months ago
Some guys want to be toned or want to jog for miles, but my ultimate fitness goal is to be fight-ready. If I step into the ring, could I go toe-to-toe for five rounds? That's what I strive for. That's what I consider fit. I want to know that if I'm being wrestled to the ground, I've got the strength to fight a man off. Kickboxing is rugged—it's all core strength. But when you're fight-ready, you feel like you can last forever.
Musician
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89 FLIISTs
19 days ago
Demi Lovato Looks Like a Total Badass in Her Latest Kickboxing Video The singer is kicking butt at the gym—literally.