Kickboxing or kick boxing training classes are offered at The Dojo Martial Arts Training Center in Wolcott, CT. Owner Mr. Louis Nogueira holds a blackbelt in kickboxing and is the head instructor.
KICKBOXING refers to the sport of using martial-arts-style kicks and boxing-style
punches to defeat an apponent in a similar way to that of standard boxing.
Kickboxing is a standing sport and does not allow continuation of the
fight once a combatant has reached the ground. Kickboxing is often practiced
for general fitness, or as a full contact sport.In the full-contact
sport the male boxers are bare-chested wearing shorts and protective
gear including: mouth-guard, hand-wraps, 10oz boxing gloves, groin-guard,
shin-pads, kick-boots, and optional protective helmet (usually for those
under 18.) The female boxers will wear a tank top and chest protection
in addition to the male clothing/protective gear. The term kickboxing
was created by the Japanese boxing promoter Osamu Noguchi for a variant
of Muay Thai and Karate that he created in the 1950s. Kickboxing is
popular in mixed martial arts and professional wrestling competition.
For example, professional wrestler Kenta Kobayashi mixes his very experienced
kickboxing style with wrestling to defeat his opponents.
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