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
ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF SAMBO.
Sambo is based on the techniques and technical elements of many national types of wrestling of the peoples of the USSR (Uzbek kurash, Georgian chidaoba, etc.), as well as judo kodokan.
The formation of sambo as an independent type of struggle began in the 1920s, the Dynamo Moscow club became the center of its development. Continue reading