Kickboxing is a group of martial arts and stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching. It stemmed from Karate, Muay Thai and western Boxing, and is practised as a form of self-defence, general fitness or as a contact sport. It is considered a hybrid martial art as it was composed using elements of various different styles. This lead to its influence on mixed martial arts.
There are two types of kickboxing- Japanese and American. Although there are no extreme differences, Japanese kickboxing originated in the 1960's and allows low kicks and knees. Whereas American Kickboxing originated in the early 1970's, and only permits kicks above the belt, and utilizes foot pads and trousers.
Fight co supply a range of Boxing gloves from MTG Pro lace-up boxing gloves and Fairtex breathable boxing gloves, to Kids leather boxing gloves. We also have a variety of protective kickboxing gear in store, so you can purchase equipment like shin guards, focus mitts and belly pads in order to prevent injury.