- Pradal Serey (Khmer kickboxing) = A predecessor of Muay Thai
- Muay Thai (Thai boxing/kickboxing) = Strong emphasis on knee and elbow strikes
- Savate (French kickboxing) = Allows the use of shoes
- San Shou/Sanda (Chinese Kickboxing) = Takedowns and throws are legal
- Lethwei (Burmese Kickboxing) = Any part of the body may be used to strike and be struck
- Japanese kickboxing = Similar to Muay Thai, but different point system is taken
- Full Contact Karate (American Kickboxing) = Most of the time padding and in some cases body armour is used
- Shoot boxing = A Japanese form of kickboxing which allows throwing and submission while standing similar to San Shou
Kicboxing blends the kicking techniques (and knees and elbows if you're taught for street fighting too) of Muay Thai, with the more conventional punching and footwork techniques of western boxing.
All in all. It is the most popular "hybrid" as some people would call it, in the world. It is lots of fun, a good way to get some decent fitness, and a good skill to have.
presumed by many to be a kicking form of boxing and only to consist of kicking
wrong! kickboxing is a combination of kicking and boxing thus "kickboxing"
kickboxing consists of both punches kicks blocks grabs etc etc etc
me: fuck you fatty
big ass: *tries to kick me*
me: *grabs his ankle twists it till it breaks then sends a knockout punch to one of his temples
big ass: *unconsious*
me: *takes his wallet as payment for him trying to mug me*
Martial arts commonly used in Kickboxing are: Karate, Muay Thai, Choy Li fut (or Choy lee fut or choy lay fut), or Sanda (or Sanshou).
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Later in the hospital:
Person 1: We could make a fortune off of this!
Person two: Uggghhhhh