Kickboxing refers to the sport of using martial-arts-style kicks and boxing-style punches to defeat an opponent in a similar way to that of standard boxing.

It is a full-contact sport. Male boxers are bare-chested wearing shorts and protective gear including: mouth-guard, hand-wraps, 10-oz.

boxing gloves, groin-guard, shin-pads, kick-boots, and optional protective helmet.

Kickboxing is often confused with Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing.

The two sports are similar, however, in Thai Boxing, kicks below the belt are allowed, as are strikes with knees and elbows whereas they are forbidden in kickboxing.

Kickboxing was incorporated into the Asian Martial Arts Games in 2009.



Iran tops medal standings at Asian kickboxing championships
21 May 2018

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, May 21, 2018: Iran emerged as the most successful country in the Asian Kickboxing Confederation (WAKO Asia) Championships 2018 at the newly built sports hall at Cholpon-Ata in the Issyk-Kul region of.....

Jordan discovers new kickboxing talent for national team training
29 Jan 2018

Amman, Jordan, January 29, 2018: The Jordan Olympic Committee reports that a tournament held to discover fresh kickboxing talent has reaped rewards, according to the Jordan Kickboxing Federation. The .....