Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate and Muay Thai. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport.
Fig 1. Kickboxing for self-defense
Fig 2. Kickboxing for general fitness (Kickboxing fitness classes done at Active Red)
Fig 3. Kickboxing for the sport
Japanese kickboxing originated in the 1960s, 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.
With the dynamism of Kickboxing and it's various applications for self-defense, general fitness and sport, it is no wonder Kickboxing is gaining popularity across the country, and even globally!
Kickboxing has a rich history too, starting from as early as the 1950s during the its inception.
To share the passion and our love for the sport of Kickboxing, we need everyone's help to develop the sport! We're looking for coaches, fitness trainers, martial arts enthusiasts, even beginners with no prior knowledge or experience in the sport of kickboxing!
All that matters, is the attitude to receive and to learn willingly.
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