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.wikipedia
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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.
Common combat sports include mixed martial arts, boxing, wrestling, judo, fencing, savate, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Sanda, Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, HMB, Sambo, Sumo, Kyokushin, and Kūdō.

World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

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International governing bodies include International Combat Organisation, World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, World Kickboxing Association, International Sport Karate Association, International Kickboxing Federation, World Kickboxing Network, among others.
The World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (W.A.K.O or WAKO) is an international organization of kickboxing.

World Kickboxing Network

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International governing bodies include International Combat Organisation, World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, World Kickboxing Association, International Sport Karate Association, International Kickboxing Federation, World Kickboxing Network, among others.
The World Kickboxing Network (WKN) is a professional Kickboxing organization and is one of the sport's largest governing bodies in the world.

International Kickboxing Federation

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International governing bodies include International Combat Organisation, World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, World Kickboxing Association, International Sport Karate Association, International Kickboxing Federation, World Kickboxing Network, among others.
The International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) is one of the oldest and the largest professional sanctioning organizations of kickboxing and Muay Thai in the world and is based in the United States.

Glory (kickboxing)

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Consequently, there is no single kickboxing world championship, and champion titles are issued by individual promotions, such as K-1, Glory and Kunlun Fight among others.
Glory, formerly Glory World Series, is an international kickboxing promotion company founded in 2012 by Glory Sports International Pte Ltd. partners Pierre Andurand, Scott Rudmann, and Total Sports Asia.

K-1

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Consequently, there is no single kickboxing world championship, and champion titles are issued by individual promotions, such as K-1, Glory and Kunlun Fight among others.
K-1 began in 1993 and is a kickboxing organisation and martial arts brand well-known worldwide mainly for its heavyweight division fights.

Professional Karate Association

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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.
Through the 1970s, the PKA was the major professional kickboxing organization in the United States and in Europe, featuring such fighters as Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Joe Lewis, Benny "the Jet" Urquidez, The Iceman Jean-Yves Thériault, Dennis "the Terminator" Alexio, Rick "the Jet" Roufus, Scott "The Hammer" Bennington, Jerry Trimble and Jeff Smith.

World Kickboxing Association

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International governing bodies include International Combat Organisation, World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, World Kickboxing Association, International Sport Karate Association, International Kickboxing Federation, World Kickboxing Network, among others.
The World Kickboxing Association (WKA) is one of the oldest and the largest amateur and professional sanctioning organizations of kickboxing in the world for the sport.

Muay Thai

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Some of the earliest forms of kickboxing included the various Indochinese martial arts especially muay boran, which developed into modern Muay Thai.
Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the late 20th to 21st century, when westernized practitioners from Thailand began competing in kickboxing, mixed rules matches, as well as matches under Muay Thai rules around the world.

Mixed martial arts

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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.
Wong combined boxing and kickboxing into his kung fu, as Bruce Lee did.

Osamu Noguchi

The term itself was introduced in the 1960s as a Japanese anglicism by Japanese boxing promoter Osamu Noguchi for a hybrid martial art combining Muay Thai and karate which he had introduced in 1958.
Osamu Noguchi (24 January 1934 - 9 May 2016) is often credited for creating the sport and the term kickboxing.

Shoot boxing

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Shootboxing is a mixture of its two parent combat styles of shoot wrestling and kickboxing, allowing for kicks, punches, knees, elbows, throws, and standing submissions (chokeholds, armlocks and wristlocks).

Sanshou

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Wushu Sanshou is a martial art which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung fu and modern combat fighting techniques; it combines full-contact kickboxing, which includes close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and in some competitions, even elbow and knee strikes.

Kunlun Fight

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Consequently, there is no single kickboxing world championship, and champion titles are issued by individual promotions, such as K-1, Glory and Kunlun Fight among others.
Kunlun Fight mostly holds fights under kickboxing rules, but also under MMA rules.

Mainland Southeast Asia martial arts

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Some of the earliest forms of kickboxing included the various Indochinese martial arts especially muay boran, which developed into modern Muay Thai.
The most salient common feature is '''Mainland Southeast Asia kickboxing.

Yaw-Yan

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Yaw-Yan, also called Sayaw ng Kamatayan, Filipino Martial art and Dance of Death, is a Filipino style of Kickboxing developed by Napoleon A. Fernandez and based on older Filipino martial arts.

Karate

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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.
In kickboxing variants (for example K-1), the preferred win is by knockout.

Stand-up fighting

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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.
Martial arts and combat sports that emphasize stand-up fighting include boxing (including bare-knuckle boxing), jōdō, karate, kendo, kickboxing, kung fu (sanda/sanshou), Muay Thai, savate, silat, and Taekwondo.

Tadashi Sawamura

On June of the same year, karateka and future kickboxer Tadashi Sawamura faced against top Thai fighter Samarn Sor Adisorn, in which Sawamura was knocked down 16 times and defeated.
Tadashi Sawamura is a Japanese former kickboxer whose real name is Hideki Shiraha .

Strikeforce (mixed martial arts)

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After ending its venture with K-1 in 2006, ISKA co-operated the World Combat League with Chuck Norris, and Strikeforce MMA in partnership with Silicon Valley Entertainment (SVE), an investor group who also own the San Jose Sharks.
Strikeforce was an American mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization based in San Jose, California which operated from 1985 to 2013.

Hybrid martial arts

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The term itself was introduced in the 1960s as a Japanese anglicism by Japanese boxing promoter Osamu Noguchi for a hybrid martial art combining Muay Thai and karate which he had introduced in 1958. Historically, kickboxing can be considered a hybrid martial art formed from the combination of elements of various traditional styles.
The concept rose to wide popularity during the 1960s and 1970s, with the development of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do (1967) that uses aspects derived from various arts including Wing Chun and Western boxing; Kajukenbo (1947) which combines Karate, Judo/Jujitsu, Kenpo and Western Boxing; modern kickboxing styles that incorporate elements of Karate, Muay Thai and Western boxing, Krav Maga, an Israeli military combat and self-defense fighting system incorporating Western boxing, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and grappling; and Combat Sambo, russian combat system incorporating the next martial arts: Savate, Judo, Karate, Jiu jitsu, Kung Fu, Greek Wrestling, Georgian Chidaoba, Armenian Koch, Kurash, Böth, Alysh, Trînta.

Chakuriki Gym

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The most prominent kickboxing gyms in the Netherlands, Mejiro Gym, Chakuriki Gym and Golden Glory, were all derived from or were significantly influenced by Japanese kickboxing and kyokushin karate.
Chakuriki Gym is a kickboxing gym, headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Peter Aerts

Out of the 19 K-1 World Grand Prix championship titles issued from 1993 to 2012, 15 went to Dutch participants (Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hoost, Remy Bonjasky, Semmy Schilt and Alistair Overeem).
Peter Aerts (born October 25, 1970) is a Dutch semi-retired super heavyweight kickboxer.

K-1 World Grand Prix

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Out of the 19 K-1 World Grand Prix championship titles issued from 1993 to 2012, 15 went to Dutch participants (Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hoost, Remy Bonjasky, Semmy Schilt and Alistair Overeem).
K-1 World Grand Prix, also known as the K-1 World GP, is an elimination kickboxing tournament that has been held annually since 1993 by the K-1 organization.

Mejiro Gym

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The most prominent kickboxing gyms in the Netherlands, Mejiro Gym, Chakuriki Gym and Golden Glory, were all derived from or were significantly influenced by Japanese kickboxing and kyokushin karate.
Mejiro Gym is a kickboxing gym headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.