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#351782 - 07/17/07 11:07 AM American kickboxing
danny81 Offline
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im going to start. i have a feq questions tho. what do kickboxers generally wear? do they were any sort of gloves on there feet? are there belts in kickboxing? also is it true that low kicks are sometimes aloud in a fight? so they teach them in the class.

also is full contact karate the same as american kickboxing?

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#351783 - 07/17/07 12:32 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: danny81]
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Depends. You say American kickboxing, does your gym usually fight under a certain orginizations rules? Whe you say American Kickboxing I usually think WAKO and IKBF, ie, "shiny pants" kickboxing, though WAKO does Muay Thai/K1 style fights too. Those orginizations usually don't allow leg kicks and require foot protection in addition to boxing gloves and the characteristic pants, because they originated as full contact karate.

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#351784 - 07/17/07 01:01 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: Viator]
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WAKO -

Boxing gloves, pants and instep-protection are required. No kicks below the waist.

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#351785 - 07/17/07 01:06 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: Taison]
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whats the difference between full contact karate and kickboxing?

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#351786 - 07/17/07 01:23 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: danny81]
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Which kickboxing?

Be more specific. There's like 100 types of kickboxing out there, each with 100 organizations, each with millions of promoters.

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#351787 - 07/17/07 01:25 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: Taison]
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oo sorry. im not sure exactly the rules are basically that you can kick anywhere with either the foot or the shin. you can also pucnh above the waist. no elbows or knees.

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#351788 - 07/17/07 02:20 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: danny81]
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That's more along K-1 kickboxing.

The difference between full-contact karate and that type of kickboxing? They both punch and kick, the difference? Just about everything else.

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you can also pucnh above the waist


Of course you can punch above the waist, what? You want me to hammer your groin from round 1 till round 12?

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#351789 - 07/17/07 02:24 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: Taison]
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Punching under the waist would be pathetic to watch anyways. Imagine someone getting low to punch low. Big opportunity to kick some a$$.

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#351790 - 07/17/07 02:31 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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yah its kind of like K-1 kickboxing there is a gym in my area. i cant wait to join. it seems like it is going to be fun

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#351791 - 07/17/07 02:37 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: danny81]
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Hmm, your choice.

I'll be honest, In my honest honest opinion, K-1 kickboxing is a cheap rip-off from MT, designed and modified in every way possible to prevent Thai boxers from gaining a clear edge, yet fails miserably when Thai boxers dominate most of their light divisions.

But that's just my opinion.

Danny, why don't you just stick to one thing for a couple of years? I see you jumping from one thing to another like every week. Do boxing for a couple of years, or do wrestling. Stick to something darn it.

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