Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate mixed with boxing. It is practiced for self-defence, general fitness, or as a contact sport.
Japanese kickboxing originated in the late 1950s, with competitions held since then. The American version originated in the 1970s and was brought to prominence in September 1974, when the Professional Karate Association (PKA) held the first World Championships. Historically, this sport can be considered a hybrid martial art formed from the combination of elements of various traditional styles. This approach became increasingly popular since the 1970s, and since the 1990s, this form of martial art has contributed to the emergence of mixed martial arts via further hybridization with ground fighting techniques from Brazilian jiu-jitsu and folk wrestling.
There is no single international governing body. International governing bodies include International Combat Organisation, International Sport Karate Association, International Kickboxing Federation, World Kickboxing Network, among others. 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. Bouts organised under different governing bodies apply different rules, such as allowing the use of knees or clinching, etc.
Combat Sports -> Kickboxing
We’ve put together all of our post bout coverage from ONE: Mark Of Greatness on one page. Including the extended highlights, press conferences and Martin Nguyen interview.
We’ve put together all of our pre-fight coverage of ONE: Mark Of Greatness on one page. Including interviews with Aung La Nsang, Jihin Radzuan, Agilan Thani, Reece McLaren and Gurdarshan Mangat.
ONE Championship has announced the full card for ONE: A New Tomorrow, their first card of 2020. In the main event, Rodtang will defend his title against Jonathan Haggerty.
Check out all our ONE: Edge Of Greatness pre-bout coverage. Including interviews with Nong-O, Ev Ting, Sage and Colbey Northcutt, and Angela and Christian Lee; the Open Workouts; and Face Offs.
Ilias Ennahachi and Roman Kryklia leave Beijing with belts, Jamal Yasupov scores huge upset and Ritu Phogat impresses in debut.
ONE: Age Of Dragons roundup
Joshua Pacio defends his ONE strawweight title against his fellow Filipino, Rene Catalan. While Stamp Fairtex impresses again.
Full ONE: Masters Of Fate roundup.
There have been some additions to the ONE: Edge Of Greatness card, including the ONE debut of Colbey Northcutt, the elder sister of Sage.
We’ve put together all of our post bout coverage from ONE: Dawn Of Valor on one page. Including interviews with both champions and the full highlights.
Aung La N Sang, Bibiano Fernandes and Rodtang all won at ONE: Century Part 2, to defend their respective titles. While Giorgio Petrosyan won the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing GP final.