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KICKBOXING Sports Handbook Lakampuenga, Christian Paul T. Santos, Mikaela Antoinette J. STEM-11 Casa del Niño Montessori and Science High School

INTRODUCTION OF THE AUTHORS KICK CHRISTIAN PAUL T. LAKAMPUENGA Christian Paul Lakampuenga is a grade 11 student studying the STEM strand at Casa del Niño Montessori & Science High School. He is a fan of the sport of kickboxing, whatever variation it may be, despite only being able to view the sport through the internet. He was born in July 2004, and is planning to take up architecture for college. MIKAELA ANTOINETTE J. SANTOS Mikaela Antoinette Santos was born in 2004 (September, rainy season). She is a student and currently in 11th grade at Casa Del Niño Montessori & Science High School. She is planning to take BS Physical Therapy for college and might go to medical school. BOXING




HISTORY OF KICKBOXING Tatsuo Yamada, the founder of \"Nihon Kempo Karate-do,\" was interested in Muay Thai because he wanted to compete in karate battles with full-contact rules, as practitioners are not allowed to hit each other directly in karate matches. In November 1959, Yamada published his concept, titled \"The draft principles of project of establishment of a new sport and its industrialization,\" and he proposed the tentative name \"Karate-boxing\" for this new sport. Yamada began training with a Muay Thai champion who had previously sparred with his son Kan Yamada. Osamu Noguchi, a boxing promoter who was also interested in Muay Thai, took the Thai fighter and established a mixed martial art of karate and Thai boxing, coining the phrase kick-boxing. 2

HISTORY OF KICKBOXING In 1963, three karate fighters from Oyama dojo (Kyokushinkai Karate) traveled to Thailand and competed against three Muay Thai fighters, winning two of the three bouts. Tadashi Nakamura, Kenji Kurosaki, and Akio Fujihira were the names of the three fighters (also known as Noboru Osawa). To separate it from Muay Thai, the original kickboxing allowed throwing and butting at first, but this was eventually dropped. Soon after, Osamu Noguchi formed the Kick-boxing Association, the first kick-boxing sanctioning body. On April 11, 1966, the inaugural kickboxing event was conducted in Osaka. Tatsu Yamada died in 1967; his dojo renamed itself Suginami Gym and continued to send warriors to encourage kickboxing. Kickboxing exploded in popularity in Japan once it was televised on television. Tadashi Sawamura was a well-known early kickboxer. However, after Sawamura's retirement, the boom ended and he became unpopular. Kazuyoshi Ishii (creator of Seidokan karate) created K-1 in 1993 under specific kickboxing rules. 3

HISTORY OF KICKBOXING WHAT IS KICKBOXING? Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have all adopted the sport. Kickboxing refers to a variety of martial sports, including Japanese boxing, American kickboxing, Indian and Burmese boxing, French Savate, and Muay Thai. Many of these and other forms do not consider themselves to be 'kickboxing,' despite the fact that the general public commonly uses the term generically to apply to all of these martial arts. 4

02: Styles of Kickboxing Different cultures around the world continuously engage in their own variations or forms of kickboxing. The most prominent styles are as follows: Japanese Kickboxing Savate French Kickboxing Muay Thai 5

American Styles of Kickboxing Kickboxing Lethwei Burmese Other Kickboxing Styles Kickboxing ● Adithada (Indian kickboxing) ● Gwon-gyokdo (Korean kickboxing) ● Pradal Serey (Cambodian kickboxing) Yaw-Yan Filipino Kickboxing 6


RULES AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATIONS RULES 1. Each match is three rounds in duration, with each round lasting three minutes. Title fights are five rounds in duration, with each round lasting three minutes. 2. The match can end by Knockout, Technical Knockout, Decision, Disqualification or No contest. A “No Contest” results from a fighter being unable to continue due to an inadvertent foul, etc. 3. The fighter, corner, referee, ring doctor and NHBWC all have full authority to stop the fight. 4. The fight is scored by three judges on a 10-Point Must Scoring System. 5. The three-knockdown rule is in effect. Three knockdowns in round results in a technical knockout. 8

RULES AND REGULATIONS 6. 11.The mandatory eight count is in Allowed to sweep a standing effect (the referee must count to at opponent (one or more leg on the least \"eight\" on all knockdowns). ground). 7. The standing eight count is in 12.effect (the referee has the right to Elbows and Knees to the head are declare a knockdown on a fighter allowed. who appears to be in a dangerous condition to continue 8. the match). When catching a kick, the fighter If a fighter intentionally spits out is allowed to strike more than their mouthpiece, they’re given a once as long as it does not warning. If it happens again, exceed one step. they’ll immediately receive a point Clinching is allowed while active, deduction. If they do it again, as soon as the action stops the fighters will be separated 14.they’re disqualified. 9. If a fighter turns their back to the opponent not in a immediately. It is up to the referee striking motion, he will be given to determine if a fighter is a standing eight considered “active”. count. If it happens again, Must use shin for sweep attacks, 15.they’re disqualified. using the back of the leg is 10. A fighter can be saved by the bell only considered tripping and will not in the last round. be allowed. 9

RULES AND REGULATIONS 16. All weight classes wear 10oz gloves. 17. No shin pads; no headgear are allowed. 18. Gloves are to be provided by the promoter and must be approved by NH BWC. The same brand of gloves will be provided to each pro fighter. No mixing and matching of gloves by the promotion. Fighters CANNOT use their own gloves. 19. Weight classes are the same as MMA. Strawweight up to 115 lbs, Flyweight 125 lbs, Bantamweight 135 lbs, Featherweight 145 lbs, Lightweight 155 lbs, Welterweight 170 lbs, Middleweight 185lbs, Light Heavyweight 205 lbs, Heavyweight 230 lbs., Super Heavyweight up to 265 lbs. 10

04 : KICKBOXING EQUIPMENT Part 1: Safety Equipment These are equipment used to protect body parts especially for kickboxers at beginner or low skill/age levels, and also for light sparring. These equipments are generally required with some exceptions when it comes to high-level kickboxing tournaments. Head Guard Shin Guard Mouth Guard Training Mitts 11

KICKBOXING EQUIPMENT Part 2: Fighting Equipment These are equipment generally used to protect certain body parts. These are required in almost all levels of kickboxing, including high-level professional bouts. Though, equipment may vary between different types of kickboxing, ranging from different requirements or different variations of the same equipment. Boxing Gloves Hand Wraps Boxing Shorts Groin Guard 12

Buakaw Sombat “Buakaw(White lotus)” Banchamek is a Banchamek middleweight Muay Thai kickboxer of Kuy descent. He has won multiple championships, e.g. two-time K-1 champion, #1 ranked fighter in Lumpinee Stadium. He is regarded as one of the best kickboxers or Muay Thai fighters that Thailand has ever produced. 13

Glossary of Terms Adithada - an Indian martial art originating in modern-day Kanyakumari, the southernmost region in India. Bout - A contest between antagonists; a match: a wrestling bout. Clinching - secure; settle: clinch the deal; hold, as in boxing: The fighters were in a clinch. Corner - Any of the four angles of a boxing or wrestling ring where the ropes are joined. Elbow - to knock or shove with or as if with the elbow Fighter - One who fights, such as a soldier or boxer. Gwon-gyokdo - a hybrid martial art that combines techniques from both Muay Thai and Taekwondo. Karate - a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat, employing smashes, chops, kicks, etc, made with the hands, feet, elbows, or legs Kick - To extend the leg away from the body; strike out with the foot or feet. 14

Glossary of Terms Kickboxing - A martial art in which competitors wear boxing gloves and throw punches as in boxing and kick with their bare feet as in karate. Knee - To strike with the knee. Knockout - A victory in boxing in which one's opponent is unable to rise from the canvas within a specified time after being knocked down or is judged too injured to continue. Lethwei - is a full contact combat sport from Myanmar that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. Martial arts - codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense; military and law enforcement applications; competition; physical, mental, and spiritual development; entertainment; and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage. Muay Thai - A form of kickboxing that is traditional in Thailand and includes blows using the elbow and knee. Pradal Serey - an unarmed martial art and combat sport 15 from Cambodia. Punch - Punch (combat), a strike made using the hand closed into a fist

Glossary of Terms Referee - the person of authority in a variety of sports who is responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on-the-fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship decisions such as ejection. Ring - the space in which a boxing match occurs. the space in which a boxing or fighting match occurs. Savate - a French kickboxing combat sport that uses the hands and feet as weapons combining elements of English boxing with graceful kicking techniques. Spar - a form of training common to many combat sports. Sweep -the name used for two categories of martial arts techniques Technical knockout - A victory in boxing, with immediate termination of the match, awarded by the referee when it appears that one fighter is too badly injured to continue. Weight class - are divisions of competition used to match competitors against others of their own size. Yaw-yan - Filipino style of Kickboxing developed by Napoleon A. Fernandez and based on older Filipino martial 16arts


1.What is your chosen sport? The sport that the authors have chosen is kickboxing, a form of martial arts closely derived from karate. Kickboxing is considered both as a sport and as a martial art. It is similar to Mixed Martial Arts(MMA), in a sense that this martial art incorporates elements of karate, Muay Thai, and other kicking and punching martial arts with boxing. Just as the name suggests, this sport allows the fighters to strike using both their fists and their legs. What separates this sport from boxing is that kickboxing allows kicks below the waist, with exception to the groin. 18

2. What is the history of the chosen sport Kickboxing is thought to be an evolved variation of Muay Thai, Thailand's martial art discipline. Muay Boran was a type of boxing used by Siamese troops in Thailand during the 13th and 14th centuries. The martial art evolved as a combat technique until the nineteenth century, when it became popular as a form of amusement, self-defense, and physical health. It also evolved into a type of sporting event with regulations and the usage of safety equipment such as gloves. By the 1920s, the style had become well-known as Muay Thai. 19

3. What are the following cccccccc Rules & Regulations to be observed in the said sport? Kickboxing rules may vary depending on the specific type or variation, and also depending on the ruleset agreed upon by the kickboxing event(Full Contact, Semi Contact, International, Oriental etc.). But in general, kickboxing is a sport where striking an opponent gains points. Punches and kicks are allowed, elbows and knees are forbidden, clinching, grappling, and throwing are forbidden, and bouts last from 3-10 rounds with each round lasting for two minutes. For specifics about the rules of kickboxing, please refer to pp. 8-10. 20

Years later, Osamu Noguchi, a Japanese boxing master, discovered Muay Thai. He had always wanted to create a fighting style that maintained the soul of Karate yet allowed for full striking. After studying Muay Thai, he combined it with full-contact methods from Karate and boxing, resulting in what is currently known as Kickboxing. Several years later, Kickboxing Association, Japan's first kickboxing organization, was founded. Kickboxing is now practiced with a variety of distinct movements all around the world. ━DID YO━U ━━━━When kickboxing first became popular in the United States ━KNOW? in the 1970s, fighters had to learn through trial and error. The majority of the fighters came from Karate backgrounds and fighting full contact bouts exposed some flaws. The quantity of energy necessary for kickboxing was immense, and they discovered that they were not as fit as they thought. Their punches and kicks were ineffective, and they fought to stay in the ring for 10 rounds. This was due in part to the fact that traditional martial arts schools trained students to pull back their kicks and punches, and contact sparring with gloves was relatively uncommon. 21

Resources History of Kickboxing. (2021, November 7). Elite Training Center. Retrieved March 12, 2022, from The history of Kickboxing. (2021, July 20). Changing Lives Martial Arts. Retrieved March 12, 2022, from Jones, G. (2016, April 29). Kickboxing: A brief history. Black Dragon Martial Arts. Retrieved March 12, 2022, from f-history KICKBOXING RULES & REGULATIONS. (n.d.). Boxing.Nh.Gov. Retrieved March 31, 2022, from ts/sonh/pro-kickboxing-rules.pdf 22

Resources Difference between Kickboxing and Thai Boxing. (2022). Kickboxing vs Thai Boxing. Retrieved March 31, 2022, from hai-boxing Hargrove, B. (2013, February 25). Kickboxing Styles Around the World. Business 2 Community. Retrieved March 31, 2022, from the-world-0417267 Jess, J. (2019, September 24). Kickboxing Equipment and Where to Buy It | Superprof. We Love Prof - Superprof Blog. Retrieved March 31, 2022, from 7 Essential Kickboxing Safety Gear Items. (2014, October 6). Sandoval Freestyle Karate. Retrieved March 31, 2022, from 23

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The authors would like to express great gratitude to the readers of this book. This Kickboxing Sports Handbook would not be possible without the peers and individuals who have helped in giving inspiration for this book. The authors would also like to thank Ms. Rolda and Ms. Gangan, their teachers in PE and Health 2-11 and Reading and Writing Skills 11, subjects related to this book, for giving the opportunity to write this handbook. Thank you for reading!

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