a martial art incorporating the techniques of karate and boxing
often written kick-boxing or kick boxing
A martial art in which competitors wear boxing gloves and throw punches as in boxing and kick with their bare feet as in karate.
- (martial arts) A hybrid martial art derived from Muay Thai, karate and boxing during the 1960s to 1970s; more generally, any stand-up combat sport that combines kicks and punches.
- The Japanese kickboxing gym, recently opened in the Thai capital, had been a great success (Black Belt Magazine, March 1973, p. 13)