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What is Kick Boxing

What is Kick Boxing

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WHAT IS KICKBOXING

Kickboxing sports which is fast and dynamic modern martial arts system. It requires a high level of fitness both mentally and physically and is a dynamic and effective martial art. It incorporates kicking, punching, sweeping and throwing. In Kickboxing there are three main disciplines excluding the fitness regime of Cardio Kickboxing and all competitors practitioners must wear the appropriate safety equipment. FULL CONTACT The name speaks for itself; this form of competition is performed in a ring and primarily has similar rules to boxing. The difference is that opponent may also use his legs to defend andattack. The competition is finished when a fighter is knocked out or TKO. If the competition ends after the three two minute rounds then the fighter who has scored on his opponent effectively and proficiency will be deemed to be the winner, in the event of a tied result the fighter whom was judged to be technically better will be given the decision. LIGHT CONTACT Competition in Light contact should be executed as its name implies: with well controlled techniques Equal emphasis must be placed on both punching and kicking techniques. Light contact has been created as an intermediate stage between semi and full contact Kickboxing fight. It is carried out with running time. This competition may be held in a ring or on a matted area; the objective of this type of competition is that you hit your opponent with as many techniques as possible with control. The more complex and difficult the scoring techniques the higher the score. If you hit your opponent without control you are penalized or even disqualified depending on the severity of the offence. The person whom has scored and landed more techniques, in the event of a tied result the fighter whom was judged to be technically better would be given the decision, after the three by two minute rounds, judges the winner. SEMI CONTACT The competition in semi-contact should be excused in its true sense with light and well-controlled techniques and contact. It is technical discipline with equal emphasis put on hand and foot techniques from an athletic viewpoint. By far the most popular discipline, this form of competition is run over three by two-minute rounds on a matted area. The objective of this competition is to penetrate your opponent¶s defenses and deliver effective and controlled techniques with your hands or legs. The scoring system is as follows: punch 1 pt. Kick heads 2 pt., body 1 pt. Jumping kick to the body-2 point, head-3 points, Sweep 1 Point, Throw 1 Point. Each time a fighter scores the match is stopped and the three judges score the techniques, if two or three judges are in full agreement then a score is given. The objective for the fighter is to score as many points on his opponent as possible. The winner of the contest is the fighter with the highest score. In the event of a tie, time is extended by one minute; if the competition is still tied then it will then be decided by sudden death, the first fighter to score.

LOW KICKBOXING Low Kick can be defined as full contact kickboxing. In which there is also the possibility to attack the opponent¶s legs (thigh only from outside to inside and vice versa) using the shin. The shin can be used in any attack to legal targets. Low kick rules are exactly the same as those of full contact.

a pair of kicking pants and V neck tops are very popular. and the same general rules as far as coaches or fighters behavior. central referee must stop them. Punching techniques reaching the legal targets. b. leg or any other technique in the repertoire.THAI BOXING WAKO Thai Boxing comes directly from Muay Thai. like the other kickboxing modes. however T Shirts are permitted in some circumstances. in which the performer uses techniques coming from oriental Martial Arts on a music selected specifically. AEROKICKBOXING (Kickboxercise) Punching & Kicking technique during the exercise must be performed correctly in fluid. in the sense that if fighters are not active in their action. have the same value for judges of knee. CLOTHING The competitors wear loose fitting clothing. Wai Khurru. It differs only for the fact that: a. as if facing a real opponent. Every out of rhythm movement will be considered an error or penalty. it is very important to wear protective clothing and equipment. Elbow techniques are forbidden ³clinching´ will be limited. And WAKO Thai boxing applies the same ring and the same weight categories. that are used in full contact or Low kick. In view of the emphasis on controlled fighting. The Siamese traditional art. WAKO Thai Boxing is a sport. they must be a Club T Shirt. . Synchronization of movements to the music¶s beat. dynamic and explosive manner. the spiritual dance performed at the beginning of Muay Thai matches. The choice of the music is personal. is Thai Boxing music during the fight is forbidden. Protective equipment must be checked regularly to prevent any unnecessary injury to either the practitioner or their partner. MUSICAL FORMS A musical form is a sort of imaginary fight against one or more opponents.

There are numerous benefits derived from learning Kickboxing. Thai Boxing and Taekwondo. IAKO / WAKO Belt / Dan Grading o. Increases confidence f. irrespective of occupation or level of fitness b. National & International Events m. . including Kung-fu. Improves mental agility and stamina d. Promotes fitness and well-being g. Assists with self-defense skills j. Professional career with WAKO / IAKO Pro. Reduces stress h. IAKO / WAKO Referee / Judge License n. Develops strength and flexibility c. Karate.Benefits of KICKBOXING Game KICKBOXING is a relatively modern martial arts system. which extend into many aspects of everyday life. Powerful and skillful sport e. Participating in State. IAKO / WAKO Sports Pass to all members k. Learn to coordinate between mind & body through Kick and Punch for Self-Defense. Appeals to both Men and Women. These include: a. Excellent fitness & Self ±Defense training l. whose syllabus was derived by combining several fighting techniques from a variety of the more traditional disciplines. Promotes comradeships i.

the modern and tough Martial Art is the most popular game today among the Martial Artists. Taekwondo. The WAKO was formed in 1972 by Martial Arts legend Mr. Also members of IAKO are representing the country regularly by attending the international activities and World Championships of WAKO at Italy. Many National KICKBOXING Federations are already by their respective National Olympic Body¶s. Andhra Pradesh respectively. which is soon going to be followed in all other States. of Sports and Youth services. Gujarat. Mike Anderson. Wushu. Maharashtra. µMeghalaya Association of Kickboxing Organisations¶ & Nagaland Kickboxing Association. It is but natural expect that this exciting sport will be a part of the OLYMPIC agenda soon. Rules & Regulations are very much accepted by the practitioners of Karate. Tangso-do. of Orissa. Our present president is Dr. Also recognized the game. Only few years back KICKBOXING game introduced in India and became the most popular game among the Martial Artists and youths. Bihar. Harichandan. Ukraine. of India will soon recognize Kickboxing as National Game.S. WAKO is expecting an early recognition by GAISF in May 2005. Kirgizstan. Germany. irrespective of styles / arts all over the World. Poland. etc. it became possible to introduce and popularise KICKBOXING in almost entire country. Orissa. Its wide scope. Dept. S. The inclusion of KICKBOXING in recently held WORLD YOUTH GAMES of IOC (International Olympic Committee) on July¶1998 at Moscow. More than 117 National Bodies in five continents of respective countries are officially tied up with WAKO among which IAKO (Indian Association Of Kickboxing Organisations) takes the leading role in India. . Similarly WAKO membership with GAISF (General Association of International Sports Federation) an important sports World body next to IOC. Yugoslavia & Sultanate of Oman etc. It is also expected that Ministry of Sports. Muay Thai. Madhya Pradesh. IAKO has already introduced and established Kickboxing game in almost entire country. Over 40 National Federations have received recognition from their ministry of sports as well as from their National Olympic Committee (NOC). Punjab. Within this short span of time IAKO organised 12th National Championships successfully in Orissa. WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organisations) is the biggest World body promoting & controlling Kickboxing Game all over the World. Kungfu. Govt. Russia is the latest achievement of WAKO. By observing the popularity of KICKBOXING Game. the entry point to Olympic (IOC).KICKBOXING AT A GLANCE KICKBOXING. Govt. State Olympic Association and its State body West Bengal. the Founder President of IAKO. Mauritius. Ennio Falsoni from Italy. West Bengal & Nagaland with the support of the concerned State Government and its State Association. Nagaland & Meghalaya recognized the game and its State body µAll Orissa Kickboxing Association¶. Because of the continuous efforts of Er.

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