Different Kickboxing Styles
Kickboxing has a very long history, with roots reaching as far back as 2,000 years ago, depending on how loosely you want to define it. Early forms of what people today would probably recognize as American kickboxing originated in Thailand, as part of the self defense based Muay Thai discipline. This evolved over time from a form of unarmed self defense into a sport, leading to a hybrid of Muay Thai and Karate that was introduced as “kickboxing” in Japan in 1958 by boxing promoter Osamu Noguchi, who is credited with coining the term.
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