In most organizations, kickboxing is a form of competition with boxing and kicking with the feet, shins and knees.
Muay Thai or Thai Boxing uses, in addition to the techniques mentioned in kickboxing, also elbow strikes, clinching, sweeps and low throws.
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.
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