Thai- Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a form of competition with boxing and kicking with the feet, shins and knees (in most organizations).
Muay Thai or Thai Boxing uses, in addition to the techniques mentioned in kickboxing, also elbow strikes, clinching and sweeps.
There are more forms with differences in rules and names. To name a few, originated in different countries; K1 (Japan), Savate – Boxe Française (France), Full Contact or American Kickboxing (USA), Sanda (China), Shootboxing (Japan), Gwon-gyokdo (Korea) and styles similar to the old traditional style Muay Chaiya Boran (Thailand), like; Lethawae (Myanmar/ Burma), Pradal Serey (Cambodia), Tomoi (Malaisie), Muay Lao (Laos), Yaw-Yan (Philippines), Musti Yuddha (Muki Boxing) and Adithada (India). So-called Dutch kickboxing “kickboksen” incorporates techniques from Kyokushin karate, Western boxing and Muay-Thai.

Picture above Baas kickboxers; Joost Mulder, Redferne Regales, Milangelo Eugenio, Grego Scharbaai and trainer/coach Edwin Baas, who is since 1995 certified Muay Thai & kickboxing instructor of the Dutch federation MTBN and the international association WMTA.

In Curacao competitions are held under the supervision of CUMAFE.

Click here for the Thaiboxing rules.

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