AKKA Kickboxing Perth For K1 and American Style Kickboxing
Kickboxing can basically mean any sport that includes the use of hands and kicks in a full contact setting. That is, kickboxing utilises the 4-point striking system (punches and kicks). K1 utilises 6 point system (punches, kicks, knees) While Muay Thai utilises the 8-point striking system (punches, kicks, knees, elbows) and the ‘full’ clinch. The clinch in kickboxing is a means of tying up the opponent for a positional reset.
K-1 allows knees and a short clinch (where you can throw a knee or sweep the opponent).
American Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate mixed with boxing. Kickboxing can practised for self defence, general fitness, or as a contact sport.
K1 Once known as Japanese Kickboxing, is now is a legit fusion between Muay Thai and Traditional Karate. This happened way back in 1959 when a Karate master Tatsuo Yamada became interested in making a full contact version of Karate, of which did NOT yet exist in Japan. Yamada invited a champion Thai fighter to Japan and began to train Muay Thai with him. Osamu Noguchi, a well-known boxing promoter in Japan also studied with this Thai champion
K1 as we know it today started in 1993, with competitions held since then. The American form of kickboxing (or Full Contact) originating in the 1970s and was brought to prominence in September 1974, when the Professional Karate Association (PKA) held the first World Championships.