Muay Thai is considered one of the toughest martial arts. His technique allows for equally successful combat at long, medium and close range. But the most dangerous Muay Thai fighters in the middle range and in close combat. “Elbow defeats the fist, and the knee defeats the leg” – says one of the basic principles of Thai boxing. It is in close combat that the knees and elbows represent the greatest danger to the enemy. Continue reading
HAKWONDO (Taekwondo), a modern Korean martial art created in the 1950s based on Japanese karate and traditional Korean martial arts. The main difference from karate is a large number of kicks. The name translated from Korean means “the path of the fist and legs.” See also KARATE. Continue reading
THAI BOXING (Muay Thai), the martial art of Thailand. One of the meanings of the word “thai” is free, therefore the name of this martial art can also be translated as “free battle”. Fights in Thai boxing are in full contact according to very strict rules. Muay Thai is based on percussion technique. Blows are applied at all levels: to the head and to the body, arms and legs, elbows and knees. Grips and throws play a secondary role. Continue reading
KICKBOXING (from the English. “Kick” – kick and “boxing” – boxing), a sport based on martial arts: karate, taekwondo, Muay Thai (Thai boxing), Wushu and English boxing. According to the rules of classic kickboxing, the fight is in full contact at all levels, i.e. blows are applied in full force to the head and to the body with both hands and feet. Continue reading
RULES AND COMPETITIONS.
In the beginning, kickboxing rules did not exist as such. Any punches and kicks, sweeps, steps, grabs and throws were allowed. There was also no division into weight categories. Gradually, with the development of kickboxing, clear rules were formed, according to which throws, grabs, as well as blows with elbows and knees were prohibited. Continue reading