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)
- Any of the basic or advanced moves you learn in kickboxing can be combined into a unique workout, so if you exercise at home and want to make up your own routine, you can easily do so.
- Common classes, such as stretching and step aerobics, are often offered at no charge, while there is a minimal fee for more innovative classes including spinning and kickboxing.
- You can do cardio kickboxing workouts three to five times per week, and depending on the intensity of your workout, you can burn as many as 350 calories in a 30 minute session.
- You can tone and tighten your abs without doing a single crunch - cardio kickboxing moves will have your torso twisting and turning, as well as using your abs for balance.
- Most classes are pretty obvious right in the title; "Advanced Cardio Kickboxing" may not be suitable for a 60something woman who just joined the club, for example.