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Kickboxing
Kickboxing (in Japanese キックボクシング kikkubokushingu) refers to a group of martial arts and stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate, Muay Thai and western boxing. Kickboxing is often practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport. Japanese kickboxing originates in the 1960s, with competitions held since the 1960s. American kickboxing originates in the 1970s. Japanese kickboxing developed into K-1 in 1993.
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Muay Thai
Muay Thai is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It is similar to other Indochinese kickboxing systems, namely pradal serey from Cambodia, tomoi from Malaysia, lethwei from Burma and muay Lao from Laos. The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya which means "to bind together".
Muay ThaiThai words and phrasesMixed martial arts stylesMuay Thai

Welterweight
Welterweight is a weight class division in combat sports. Originally the term "welterweight" was used only in boxing, but other combat sports like kickboxing, taekwondo and mixed martial arts also use it for their own weight division system. In most sports that use it, welterweight is heavier than lightweight but lighter than middleweight.
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K-1
K-1 is a world-wide kickboxing promotion founded in Tokyo, Japan by Kazuyoshi Ishii, a former Kyokushin karate practitioner. Its rules are similar to those of kickboxing but they have been simplified to promote exciting matches that may end in a knockout win. The main difference between K-1 rules and kickboxing is the use of knees, allowed in K-1 but not in International kickboxing.
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Savate
Savate, also known as boxe française, French boxing, French kickboxing or French footfighting, is a French martial art which uses the hands and feet as weapons combining elements of western boxing with graceful kicking techniques. Only foot kicks are allowed unlike some systems such as Muay Thai, and Silat which allow the use of the knees or shins. "Savate" is a French word for "old shoe". Savate is perhaps the only style of kickboxing in which the fighters habitually wear shoes.
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World Association of Kickboxing Organizations
The World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (W.A.K. O or just WAKO) is one the international organizations of kickboxing, and the governing body of Amateur kickboxing sport certified by SportAccord. It is formed of two organizations: WAKO for amateur sports and WAKO PRO for professional sports. Besides holding world championships, W.A.K. O sanctions the champions of kickboxing in six rules.
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World Kickboxing Association
The World Kickboxing Association (WKA) is one of the oldest and the largest amateur and professional sanctioning organizations of kickboxing in the world for the sport. Its official name is "World Kickboxing and Karate Association". WKA was created in the United States as the World Karate Association in 1976 by Howard Hanson, a Shorin-Ryu Karate black belt, and Arnold Urquidez.
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International Kickboxing Federation
The International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) is a kickboxing and Muay Thai sanctioning body. The IKF World Headquarters in the USA oversees IKF World Operations with the rest of the IKF World Team.
International Kickboxing FederationKickboxing organizations

American Kickboxing Academy
The American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) is a martial arts gym located in San Jose, California. It is one of the pioneering schools of mixed martial arts (MMA). Prominent trainers include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo master Dave Camarillo, Bob Cook, Derek Yuen, Lynn Schutz, Ted Lucio and Javier Mendez.
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Tae Bo
Tae Bo is an aerobic exercise routine that became popular in the 1990s. It was developed by taekwondo practitioner Billy Blanks and was one of the first "cardio-boxing" programs to enjoy commercial success. Such programs use the motions of martial arts at a rapid pace designed to promote fitness. The name Tae Bo is a portmanteau of tae kwon do and boxing.
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Karate International Council of Kickboxing
The Karate International Council of Kickboxing (KICK) is a sanctioning body that regulates kickboxing matches. It is considered among the more prestigious organizations that sanction professional kickboxing.
Karate International Council of KickboxingKickboxing organizations

Mejiro Gym
Mejiro Gym is a kickboxing gym headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The gym is considered the "birthplace" of Dutch kickboxing.
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Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is an indoor sporting arena located in Bangkok, Thailand. Opened more than a decade later than Rajadamnern Stadium, the Lumpinee is run by Royal Thai Army on behalf of Thai Government. It has become the symbol of modern Muay Thai. Only Rajadamnern Stadium rivals the prestige of holding the title of "Muay Thai Champion of Lumpinee". The ranking system and championship titles are held from Flyweight (111 lb) up to Super Welterweight (154 lb).
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Aerobic kickboxing
Aerobic kickboxing is a sport-specific equipment-based exercise program created by Frank Thiboutot at The Bay Club in Portland, Maine in 1992 as "Cardio Kickboxing". The original circuit training format was developed to help promote the sport of kickboxing through kickboxing for fitness.
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Indochinese martial arts
The traditional martial arts of the Indochinese peninsula are related among one another, and as a group to southern Chinese and Indian martial arts. The most salient common feature is Indochinese kickboxing. Khmer pradal serey – Possible predecessor of Muay Thai with an emphasis on elbow techniques. Thai muay boran (Ancient boxing) – Predecessor of Muay Thai, allows the use of headbutts. Thai boxing or muay Thai – The modern Thai martial art with strong emphasis on knee and elbow strikes.
Indochinese martial artsSoutheast Asian martial arts

STAR System World Kickboxing Ratings
The Standardized Tournaments And Ratings System (STAR) was the premier rating service for international kickboxing, from 1980 through 1989, as syndicated in fifteen martial arts and sports magazines throughout the world. It was recognized as the official ratings source by two out of three major sanctioning bodies for professional kickboxing, World Kickboxing Association (WKA) and Karate International Council of Kickboxing (KICK).
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All Japan Kickboxing Federation
All Japan Kickboxing Federation was the Japan-based sanctioning and promoting body of professional kickboxing. It was established in 1987 and it was dissolved in 2009. The informal name was "Zen Nihon Kikku. Masato who won K-1 WORLD MAX in 2003 debuted as a professional kickboxer at AJKF.
All Japan Kickboxing FederationDefunct sports governing bodiesKickboxing organizationsOrganizations established in 1987Organizations disestablished in 2009

Kickboxing weight classes
Kickboxing weight class names and its system are not unified at all, so each weight division system of every kickboxing organization is shown in this article.
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Category:Kickboxing organizations

Category:Kickboxing organizations

Wikipedia:WikiProject Martial arts/Kickboxing task force

Wikipedia:WikiProject Martial arts/Kickboxing task force

Martial Arts Japan Kickboxing Federation
Martial Arts Japan Kickboxing Federation (ja: マーシャルアーツ日本キックボクシング連盟, M.A.J.K.F. ) is the Japan-based sanctioning and promoting body of professional kickboxing. It was established in 1985. "MA Nihon" or "MA Kick" are common names for the native Japanese kickboxing fans.
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World Kickboxing Federation
The World Kickboxing Federation founded in 1963 is a martial arts organization that promotes Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Mixed martial arts. Since 2009 Mrs. Alischia CZAJA from Poland becomes World president. Since January 2011 Mr. Fritz EXENBERGER becomes CEO and moved the World head office to Vienna, Austria.
World Kickboxing FederationKickboxing organizations

Chris Garner (kickboxing)
Chris "Iron Fist" Garner (born 31 October 1985), is an Australian Super Welterweight kickboxer, of British descent. His family emigrated from Manchester, England to Western Australia in 1992. He is the second eldest of three siblings with one older brother and one younger sister. He is also the father of two daughters. As a day job Garner works as a stonemason to support his family.
Chris Garner (kickboxing)Sportspeople from Perth, Western AustraliaLiving peoplePeople from Perth, Western AustraliaPeople from Manchester1985 birthsArticles created via the Article WizardAustralian kickboxersWelterweight kickboxersAustralian Muay Thai practitioners

Wikipedia:WikiProject Martial arts/Kickboxing task force/Guidelines for articles about kickboxers

Wikipedia:WikiProject Martial arts/Kickboxing task force/Guidelines for articles about kickboxers

Ukidokan Karate

Ukidokan Karate

United States Kickboxing Association
The first American sanctioning body to regulate kickboxing matches, the United States Kickboxing Association (USKA) was established in early 1970 by former Green Beret Lee Faulkner following his promotion of North America’s debut kickboxing bout featuring Joe Lewis’ knockout victory over Greg Baines. The USKA’s rules permitted kicking, punching, knee and elbow strikes, and footsweeps. Only crescent kicks and round kicks were allowed to the head.
United States Kickboxing AssociationCombat sportsKickboxing organizations

Muay-thai kickboxing

Muay-thai kickboxing

Wikipedia:WikiProject Martial arts/Kickboxing task force/Infobox

Wikipedia:WikiProject Martial arts/Kickboxing task force/Infobox

Wikipedia:WikiProject Martial arts/Kickboxing task force/Guidelines for articles about kickboxing events

Wikipedia:WikiProject Martial arts/Kickboxing task force/Guidelines for articles about kickboxing events

Ashley Tesoro Karate, Tangsoodo, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 1

Ashley Tesoro Karate, Tangsoodo, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 1

Anthony Tesoro Karate, Tangsoodo, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Wrestlin 1

Anthony Tesoro Karate, Tangsoodo, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Wrestlin 1

Kickboxing at the 2007 Asian Indoor Games
Kickboxing was a demonstration sport at the 2007 Asian Indoor Games was held in Macau, China from 26 October to 27 October 2007. The domination of Kazakhstan both in full contact and low-kick was overwhelming: seven gold medals, three silver and 4 bronze in 10 weight divisions. Kuwait won four gold medals, 1 silver and 3 bronze in semi contact, while Jordan was third overall with 3 gold medals (2 in the ring and 1 on the tatami), 4 silver and 6 bronze.
Kickboxing at the 2007 Asian Indoor Games2007 Asian Indoor Games

Kickboxing at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games
Kickboxing was contested at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 3 to 7 November. The competition took place at Van Don Gymnasium.
Kickboxing at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games2009 Asian Indoor Games

Kickboxing at the 2009 Asian Martial Arts Games
The Kickboxing competition at the 2009 Asian Martial Arts Games took place from August 3 to August 7 at the Chantana YingYong Stadium.
Kickboxing at the 2009 Asian Martial Arts Games2009 Asian Martial Arts Games

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World Kickboxing Association 2

World Association of Kickboxing Organizations 1

World Association of Kickboxing Organizations 1

World Kickboxing Association 1

World Kickboxing Association 1

World Association of Kickboxing Organizations 2

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