Muay Thai is a form of kickboxing that originated in the nation of Thailand. The sport has become very popular in recent years due to its fast pace of action. Muay Thai is known as the “sport of eight limbs” because both hands, feet, elbows and knees are used in striking an opponent.
No one is certain as to the exact time when the sport was created. However, evidence exists for the sport as early as the 1500s. In the 1800s, the sport became popular Read more
The art of kickboxing is highly competitive and incredibly fun… not to mention a little painful. But the pain is worth it; kickboxing will raise your confidence and greatly improve both your physical appearance and mental attitude. Before you can step in the ring, though, you have to know the basics.
Even though the sport is called kickboxing, punching actually plays a huge part in the fight. You have three basic punches that you can use- the jab, the hook, and the uppercut. The jab is a quick punch where you aim for the front of your Read more
One of the great arguments in combat sports is how one style of fighting would fare against another. That is actually how Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) got started in the first place: put two competitors of different backgrounds in a cage and let the results speak for themselves. As time has gone on, MMA has come to incorporate three main aspects of fighting rather than any one style. Those styles are: kickboxing, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Fighters need to be good at all three Read more
Kickboxing is one of the most popular forms of exercise practiced today. It involves high energy movements, cardio exercise, and engaging all your muscles at once to deliver a powerful routine. Performing such a strenuous routine can leave you fit and ready to take on the day. Preparing your body for such activity is important to do so that no injury or discomfort occurs.
Ensuring that your body has the proper nutrients and fluids can make or break a kickboxing session. Most importantly, your body needs an ample Read more
If you participate in physical sports, such as kickboxing, it is important to make sure that you always eat the correct foods. Many people get out there on the practice mat and end up burning themselves out or find that they are unable to get through their training without taking too many breaks. This is likely because they do not know how to properly nourish their bodies before going out there and giving it their all. A good diet of proteins, Read more
Kickboxing is a great, fun, simple, and easy way to get into shape. It isn’t time consuming, and is fun for the whole family.
Some advantages to kickboxing as opposed to other workouts are these: It is a complete body workout, an amazing way to lose weight, helps reduce stress, and improves self-defense.
A quick, but great, kickboxing routine is as follows:
- 10 basic squats
- 15 push ups
- 15 sit ups
- 30 seconds of jogging in place
- 30 seconds of calf raises, (Both calves at the same time)
- 20 knee lifts
- 30 more Read more
Japanese kickboxing is basically the term used to define or call various types of martial arts and combat sports that mostly involve kicking and boxing. There are many different types of Japanese kickboxing such as K1 and many others. K1 is a combination of Karate styles including Seidokaikan and Kyokushin. K1 is different from other Japanese kickboxing styles because apart from the fact that it allows knee strikes, it also permits the players to kick the knees and other parts of the body of their Read more
If you want to learn hand to hand combat so you don’t have to rely on a home alarm you may want to think about taking a kickboxing lesson or two. Before you start you’ve got to realize it’s not an easy road – here are some things you can do to make your first steps easier
Change Your Diet – If you’re serious about kickboxing you may want to gradually up your protein intake Read more
Kickboxing is an excellent martial art for those that are considering self-defense. The art incorporates the hand strikes from boxing, but adds kicks in to make it even more effective in self-defense and physical combat situations. Mastering the art of kickboxing takes years of practice and dedication. It also takes finding a good instructor to show you the ins and outs of kickboxing. But how do you find a good kickboxing instructor? Let’s take a look at some of the things you should do to find a Read more
Kickboxing has been around for a long time. There are different forms of kickboxing such as traditional kickboxing and Muay Thai, but no matter which form you are talking about, they are all formidable martial arts. Perhaps that is why kickboxing is such a big part of mixed martial arts. Kickboxing helped develop the sport of mixed martial arts.
How did kickboxing help develop mixed martial arts? Well kickboxing is a striking art that basically combines boxing with kicks. Kicks help create greater distance between fighters, much more so Read more