The World Games explained: Kickboxing

The World Games explained: Kickboxing
Kickboxing is a hybrid martial art that was known as full contact karate until 1978. (contributed)

Known as full contact karate until 1978, kickboxing is a relatively new, hybrid martial art form described as karate mixed with boxing. However, there are multiple kinds of kickboxing, including Japanese, Dutch, American and others.

Kickboxing has been a part of the World Games since 2014. The World Association of Kickboxing Organizations provides the rule sets.

To learn more, visit: https://www.theworldgames.org/sports/Kickboxing-57.

Kickboxing combines elements of boxing and karate. (contributed)

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