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Striking Martial Arts

Information about striking martial arts.

Boxing is the act or sport of fighting with the fists. Competition rules typically require boxing gloves and all blows must be above the waist and only on the front or sides of the body.

Karate is a Japanese self-defence technique that involves striking sharp blows and kicks to the most sensitive parts of the an opponent's body.

Kickboxing is a sport in which competitors wear gloves and throw punches with their fists as in boxing, but also kick with their bare feet as in karate. Kickboxing was developed in the 1950's by a Japanese event producer, and it has its roots in Muay Thai, a form of Thai boxing.

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