Kickboxing is a sporting art much like boxing, but for the fact that it uses both legs and arms for striking. It may be practiced as a combat sport or for fitness. While the term refers to several types of combat sports, it is usually connected with kickboxing. The term was introduced a Japanese boxing promoter, by Osamu Noguchi.
The History of Kickboxing
Kickboxing is a derivative of boxing, taekwondo and other combat styles, karate and it was made to compete against them. All types of kickboxing have been developed in Japan. But, influences that were similar took place in America from Japan, toured both and US as well and martial artists, developing a kickboxing standard.
Initial Japanese Development
As a kind of Martial art, kickboxing was motivated a combat sport, from Muao Thai. Osamu Noguchi developed it as a style that was aggressive to oppose Muay Thai. He wished to present the style he had found in Thailand and he took three Muay Thai fighters to compete against karate fighters. The Japanese won by 2-1. Noguchi and Kenji Kurosaki analyzed the battle style and developed a martial art kickboxing. Initially, butting and throwing were permitted to differentiate it. They were removed. A few years after Kickboxing Association, the kickboxing organization, was set up in Japan. Kickboxing became highly popular and was broadcast on TV. Tadashi Sawamura was a kick boxer that is extremely common. After he retired, kickboxing began to lose its popularity and ceased being broadcast on TV. He had not been before 1993, when K-1 was set on TV. In 1993, Kazuyoshi Ishii, who was the creator of Seidokan karate, made K-1 under kickboxing rules no elbow or neck wrestling. Since that time, kickboxing became famous and began to regain its popularity. Soon the popularity of it began spreading through Europe and North America.
Spreading to North America and Europe
A Dutch, Jan Plas A Muay Thai pioneers, and kick boxer, initiated Mejiro jym in Netherlands. He would hear kick boxing in Japan. Furthermore, he was also the one which founded the Dutch Kickboxing Association or NKBB in 1978, which was the first kickboxing organization in the Netherlands.
Kickboxing and Fitness
Kickboxing has become a fitness trend. Kickboxing classes are highly popular in European countries. Both women and men attend them. It has become highly popular with women of all ages that are searching to lose weight or stay fit. As you walk with a kickboxing you will see that most times. It appears that is tons of energy and yourself. Kickboxing classes are core graphed to techno or house music. The class consists of punching to the beat of a complete hour.