Kickboxing training in Ebisu, Tokyo.
800 year old Cambodian stone carving of an early version of Pradal Serey. Located at the Bayon temple.
Pankratiasts fighting under the eyes of a judge. Side B of a Panathenaic prize amphora, c. 500 BC.
Old picture of la boxe française
Tatsuo Yamada (left) and his master Choki Motobu (right), 1926
Hook-punch
A kickboxing match in München.
Roundhouse kick

Rob "The Dutchman" Kaman (born 5 June 1960) is a Dutch retired 9-time kickboxing and Muay Thai world champion.

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Notable fighters under Muay Thai rules include Apidej Sit Hrun, Buakaw Por. Pramuk, Changpuek Kiatsongrit, Rob Kaman, Ramon Dekkers, Coban Lookchaomaesaitong, Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn, Saenchai P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym, Samart Payakaroon and Yodsanklai Fairtex.

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Ernesto Hoost

Ernesto Frits Hoost (born 11 July 1965) is a Dutch retired kickboxer.

1990-11-18 || Loss ||align=left| Rob Kaman || The Battle of the Year || Amsterdam, Netherlands || KO (Left hook) || 5 || N/A || 25-6

Mejiro Gym

Mejiro Gym is a kickboxing gym headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

With its well-known fighters including Rob Kaman and Peter Aerts, Mejiro Gym has become one of the most famous and accomplished kickboxing gyms in the world.

Jan Plas

Jan Plas (16 March 19451 September 2010) was a Dutch professional kickboxer, trainer and founder of the Mejiro Gym in Amsterdam.

He also went on to run the Vos Gym and trained many world-class fighters including Peter Aerts, Lucien Carbin, Ivan Hippolyte, Rob Kaman, Andre Mannaart and Fred Royers.

Alexey Ignashov

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Alexey Victoravich Ignashov (Аляксей Ігнашоў; born 18 January 1978) is a Belarusian Heavyweight kickboxer.

He has also fought legendary Rob Kaman, losing by decision, but after that fight Rob gave the trophy to Ignashov.

Brandon Vera

Filipino-American mixed martial artist currently signed with ONE Championship, where he is a former and first-ever ONE Heavyweight Champion.

Vera in 2018
Vera in 2007.
Vera (left) and Mauro Cerilli (right) in the "Conquest of Champions".

At City Boxing, Vera excelled as a trainer and was taken under the wing of owner Mark Dion, who became his manager and introduced him to kickboxing great Rob Kaman.

Nobuaki Kakuda

Nobuaki Kakuda (角田信朗) is a retired karateka and kickboxer.

Though his tenure was prior to the federation's official move to no-holds-barred competition, he competed in a single legitimate fight at the RINGS Battle Dimensions Tournament 1992, meeting kickboxing legend Rob Kaman under mixed rules.

Lucien Carbin

Lucien Carbin (born 7 September 1952) is a Surinamese-Dutch former kickboxer, karateka and trainer.

Some of his early students included future champion Rob Kaman.

Masaaki Satake

Satake in 2013

Masaaki Satake (佐竹 雅昭) is a Japanese former heavyweight karateka, kickboxer, professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.

Despite taking a two-year break from kickboxing afterwards to focus on karate, Satake followed his initial victory up with an undefeated streak that included draws against world champions Rob Kaman and Peter Aerts - establishing himself as a Japanese powerhouse who could hold his own against the best of international competition.

Tosca Petridis

Tosca Petridis (born Tasis Petridis, 30 October 1966) is an Australian former kickboxer and boxer.

In 1995, Tosca fought Dutch legend, Rob Kaman under Muay Thai rules, and after Tosca seemingly being in front on points against Kaman, the fight was stopped towards the end, after an accidental headbutt, which had the fight ruled a no contest.

All Japan Kickboxing Federation

All Japan Kickboxing Federation (ja: 全日本キックボクシング連盟, A.J.K.F.) was the Japan-based sanctioning and promoting body of professional kickboxing.

For this reason, he could invite famous foreign kickboxers from Europe and North America including Maurice Smith, Rob Kaman, and Peter Smit.