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Kickboxing

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Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate mixed with boxing. [1]

195 relations: Abraham Roqueñi, Adithada, Ai Takahashi (kickboxer), Albert Kraus, Alistair Overeem, Andy Hug, Andy Souwer, Apidej Sit-Hirun, Armlock, Arnis, Asakusa, Ayane's High Kick, Bando, Bear hug, Benny Urquidez, Bill Wallace (martial artist), Blocking (martial arts), Bob and weave, Bobbing (boxing), Bolo punch, Boxing, Branko Cikatić, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Bruce Lee, Buakaw Banchamek, Chakuriki Gym, Changpuek Kiatsongrit, Chicago Tribune, Chinese martial arts, Chokehold, Chuck Norris, Clinch fighting, Coban Lookchaomaesaitong, Collar tie, Combat sport, Contact sport, Count Dante, Counterpunch (boxing), Cross, Cross (boxing), Cross-counter, Cung Le, Dee Jay, Dennis Alexio, Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn, Don Wilson (kickboxer), Elbow (strike), Ernesto Hoost, Filipino martial arts, Folk wrestling, ..., Forehead, Front kick, Full contact karate, Geographical distribution of German speakers, Georg F Brueckner, Germany, Gevorg Petrosyan, Glory (kickboxing), Golden Glory, Grappling, Grappling hold, Grappling position, Gregorio Di Leo, Groin attack, Ground fighting, Headbutt, Hiroki Shishido, Hook (boxing), Hybrid martial arts, International Kickboxing Federation, International Sport Karate Association, Jab, Jan Plas, Japan, Jeet Kune Do, Joe Lewis (martial artist), K-1, K-1 World Grand Prix, Kalaripayattu, Karate, Karate gi, Kazuyoshi Ishii, Kenichi Ogata (shoot boxer), Kick, Kickboxing weight classes, Knee (strike), Knockout, Kunlun Fight, Kyokushin, Lethwei, Lisbeth Salander, List of female kickboxers, List of karateka, List of kickboxing organizations, List of male kickboxers, Lists of kickboxers, Liu Hailong, Los Angeles Times, Low kick, Mainland Southeast Asia martial arts, Marek Piotrowski, Mark Hunt, Masato (kickboxer), Mass media, Maung Gyi, Mejiro Gym, Michael Page (fighter), Mirko Cro Cop, Mixed martial arts, Muay boran, Muay Lao, Muay Thai, Musti-yuddha, Netherlands, Osaka, Osamu Noguchi, Overhand (boxing), Overhook, Pat Barry (kickboxer), People's Liberation Army, Peter Aerts, Physical fitness, Pradal serey, Professional Karate Association, Promoter (entertainment), Punch (combat), Ramon Dekkers, Raymond Daniels (martial artist), Remy Bonjasky, Rena Kubota, Retronym, Rick Roufus, Rob Kaman, Roundhouse kick, Saenchai, Samart Payakaroon, Sanshou, Sanskrit, Savate, Seidokaikan, Self-defense, Semmy Schilt, Shahbulat Shamhalaev, Shamil Zavurov, Shanghai Star, Shoot boxing, Short straight-punch, Slipping, Split decision, Sports bra, Sports governing body, Stand-up fighting, Standing, Stieg Larsson, Street Fighter, Strike (attack), Strikeforce (mixed martial arts), Submission (combat sports), Superman punch, Sweep (martial arts), Swing (boxing), Tadashi Nakamura (martial artist), Tadashi Sawamura, Taekwondo, Takedown (grappling), Tatami, Tatsuo Yamada, Tekken, Tekken 7, Television, The Economic Times, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Played with Fire (film), Thom Harinck, Throw (grappling), Tibia, Tokyo, Toshio Fujiwara, Unanimous decision, Underhook, United States, Uppercut, USA Today, Wasei-eigo, Women's kickboxing, World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, World championship, World Combat League, World Kickboxing Association, World Kickboxing Network, Wrestling, Wristlock, Yaw-Yan, Yodsanklai Fairtex, Zhang Tiequan. Expand index (145 more) »

Abraham Roqueñi

Abraham Roqueñi Iglesias (born April 16, 1978) is a Spanish welterweight kickboxer.

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Adithada

Adithada (அடிதட) is the Indian martial arts preliminary empty hand techniques of Varma kalai and southern kalari payat practiced in southern Kerala, Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and northern Sri Lanka.

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Ai Takahashi (kickboxer)

is a Japanese kickboxer.

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Albert Kraus

Albert “The Hurricane” Kraus (born August 3, 1980) is a Dutch welterweight kickboxer.

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Alistair Overeem

Alistair Cees Overeem is an English-born Dutch mixed martial artist and former kickboxer.

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Andy Hug

Andreas "Andy" Hug (September 7, 1964 – August 24, 2000) was a Swiss karateka and kickboxer who competed in the heavyweight division.

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Andy Souwer

Andy Souwer (born November 9, 1982) is a Dutch welterweight shoot boxer and mixed martial artist.

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Apidej Sit-Hirun

Apidej Sit-Hirun (September 1941 – April 4, 2013), born Narong Yaenprateep, was a famous muay Thai fighter.

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Armlock

An armlock in grappling is a single or double joint lock that hyperextends, hyperflexes or hyperrotates the elbow joint or shoulder joint.

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Arnis

Arnis, also known as Kali or Eskrima, is the national sport and martial art of the Philippines.

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Asakusa

is a district in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan, famous for the Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon.

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Ayane's High Kick

is a two episode anime series produced by Nikkatsu Corporation and Rikuentai.

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Bando

Bando (ဗန်တို) is a defensive unarmed martial art from Myanmar.

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Bear hug

In wrestling, a bear hug, also known as a bodylock, is a grappling clinch hold and stand-up grappling position where the arms are wrapped around the opponent, either around the opponent's chest, midsection, or thighs, sometimes with one or both of the opponent's arms pinned to the opponent's body.

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Benny Urquidez

Benny Urquidez (born June 20, 1952) is an American kickboxer, martial arts choreographer and actor.

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Bill Wallace (martial artist)

William Louis Wallace (born December 1, 1945) is an American martial artist who was a Professional Karate Association world full-contact karate champion.

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Blocking (martial arts)

In martial arts, blocking is the act of stopping or deflecting an opponent's attack for the purpose of preventing injurious contact with the body.

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Bob and weave

In boxing bobbing moves the head laterally and beneath an incoming punch.

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Bobbing (boxing)

Bobbing is one of the basic strategies of defensive boxing, executed by slightly moving the head to either side so that the opponent's punches slip by the boxer's head.

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Bolo punch

A bolo punch is a punch used in martial arts.

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Boxing

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring.

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Branko Cikatić

Branko "The Croatian Tiger" Cikatić (born October 3, 1954) is a Croatian former heavyweight kickboxer, the first Croatian-born fighter to achieve international success.

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ; jiu-jitsu brasileiro) is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

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Bruce Lee

Lee Jun-fan (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do, one of the wushu or kungfu styles.

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Buakaw Banchamek

Sombat Banchamek (สมบัติ บัญชาเมฆ, born May 8, 1982) AKA Buakaw Banchamek (บัวขาว บัญชาเมฆ, Buakaw meaning "white lotus") is a Thai welterweight Muay Thai kickboxer, who formerly fought out of Por.

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Chakuriki Gym

Chakuriki Gym is a kickboxing gym, headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Changpuek Kiatsongrit

Changpuek Kiatsongrit (ช้างเผือก เกียรติทรงฤทธิ์, born October 13, 1966) is a retired Thai Muay Thai fighter.

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Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.

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Chinese martial arts

Chinese martial arts, often named under the umbrella terms kung fu and wushu, are the several hundred fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China.

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Chokehold

A chokehold, choke, stranglehold or, in Judo, shime-waza (絞技; constriction technique) is a general term for a grappling hold that critically reduces or prevents either air (choking)The New Oxford Dictionary of English (1999).

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Chuck Norris

Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter.

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Clinch fighting

Clinch fighting is the part of stand-up fighting where the combatants are grappling in a clinch, typically using clinch holds.

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Coban Lookchaomaesaitong

Coban "The Cruncher" Lookchaomaesaitong (born August 4, 1966) is a Thai former Muay Thai kickboxer and World Champion.

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Collar tie

Collar tie is a grappling clinch hold that is used to control the opponent.

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Combat sport

A combat sport, or fighting sport, is a competitive contact sport that usually involves one-on-one combat.

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Contact sport

Contact sports are sports that emphasize or require physical contact between players.

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Count Dante

Count Juan Raphael Dante (born John Timothy Keehan, Chicago, Illinois, 2 February 1939, died 25 May 1975) was a controversial American martial artist figure during the 1960s and 1970s who claimed he could do extraordinary feats such as Dim Mak.

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Counterpunch (boxing)

A counterpunch is a boxing punch that immediately follows an attack launched by an opponent.

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Cross

A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two intersecting lines or bars, usually perpendicular to each other.

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Cross (boxing)

In boxing, a cross (also commonly called a straight) is a punch usually thrown with the dominant hand the instant an opponent leads with his opposite hand.

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Cross-counter

A cross-counter is a counter-attack begun immediately after an opponent throws a jab, exploiting the opening in the opponent's position.

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Cung Le

Cung Le (Lê Cung; born May 25, 1972) is a Vietnamese-born American actor, retired mixed martial artist and kickboxer.

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Dee Jay

is a fictional character in the Street Fighter series.

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Dennis Alexio

Dennis Raymond Alexio (born March 12, 1959) is an American former kickboxer who competed in the light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions.

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Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn

Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn (born December 26, 1961 as Charin Sorndee) is a Thai former lightweight Muay Thai kickboxer and undefeated Lumpinee Stadium champion.

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Don Wilson (kickboxer)

Don "The Dragon" Wilson (born September 10, 1954) is an American 11-time professional kickboxing world champion who scored 47 knockouts in four decades, a European Martial Arts Hall of Famer and an action film actor.

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Elbow (strike)

An elbow strike (commonly referred to as simply an "elbow") is a strike with the point of the elbow, the part of the forearm nearest to the elbow, or the part of the upper arm nearest to the elbow.

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Ernesto Hoost

Ernesto Fritz Hoost (born July 11, 1965) is a Dutch retired kickboxer.

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Filipino martial arts

Filipino martial arts (FMA) (Sining panlaban ng Pilipinas) refer to ancient Indianized and newer fighting methods devised in the Philippines.

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Folk wrestling

A folk wrestling style is any traditional style of wrestling, which may or may not be codified as a modern sport.

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Forehead

In human anatomy, the forehead is an area of the head bounded by three features, two of the skull and one of the scalp.

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Front kick

The front kick in martial arts is a kick executed by lifting the knee straight forward, while keeping the foot and shin either hanging freely or pulled to the hip, and then straightening the leg in front of the practitioner and striking the target area.

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Full contact karate

Full contact karate is a broad term used to differentiate competition formats of karate where competitors spar (also called Kumite) full-contact and allow a knockout as winning criterion, and those competitions which use light contact/semi contact point sparring where a knockout is regarded as a foul.

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Geographical distribution of German speakers

In addition to the German-speaking area (Deutscher Sprachraum) in Europe, German-speaking minorities are present in many countries and on all six inhabited continents.

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Georg F Brueckner

Georg Frederic Brueckner (born July 30, 1930; † December 30, 1992) was a German martial arts pioneer and inventor of fighting sports gear used for boxing, kickboxing and other pugilistic sports.

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Germany

Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Gevorg Petrosyan

Gevorg "Giorgio" Petrosyan (Գևորգ Պետրոսյան; born December 10, 1985) is an Armenian-Italian kickboxer who competes in the middleweight division.

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Glory (kickboxing)

Glory, formerly Glory World Series, is an international kickboxing promotion company founded in 2012 by Glory Sports International Pte Ltd.

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Golden Glory

Golden Glory is a Muay Thai, kickboxing and mixed martial arts camp and management team, based in the Netherlands.

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Grappling

In hand-to-hand combat, grappling is a close fighting technique used to gain a physical advantage such as improving relative position, or causing injury to the opponent.

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Grappling hold

A grappling hold (commonly referred to simply as a hold; in Japanese referred to as katame-waza,, "grappling technique") is a specific grappling, wrestling, judo or other martial arts grip that is applied to an opponent.

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Grappling position

A grappling position refers to the positioning and holds of combatants engaged in grappling.

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Gregorio Di Leo

Gregorio Di Leo (born July 12, 1983 in Palermo, Italy) is an entrepreneur, psychologist and professional Italian Kickboxing World Champion in Points Fighting.

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Groin attack

A groin attack is a deliberate attempt to cause pain to the groin area of one's opponent.

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Ground fighting

Ground fighting (also called ground work or ground game) is hand-to-hand combat or wrestling which takes place while the combatants are on the ground, generally involving grappling.

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Headbutt

A headbutt (French coup de tête) is a targeted strike with the head, typically (when intentional) involving the use of robust parts of the headbutter's cranium as the area of impact.

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Hiroki Shishido

Hiroki Shishido (Japanese: 宍戸大樹; born March 16, 1977) is a Japanese welterweight shoot boxer, fighting out of Cesar Gym, Asakusa.

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Hook (boxing)

A hook is a punch in boxing.

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Hybrid martial arts

Hybrid martial arts, also known as hybrid fighting systems or sometimes eclectic martial arts or freestyle fighting, refer to martial arts or fighting systems that incorporate techniques and theories from several particular martial arts (eclecticism).

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International Kickboxing Federation

The International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) is one of the oldest and the largest professional sanctioning organizations of kickboxing and Muay Thai in the world and is based in the United States.

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International Sport Karate Association

The International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) is one of the major international bodies regulating sport karate and kickboxing matches, and is based in the United States.

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Jab

A jab is a type of punch used in the martial arts.

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Jan Plas

Jan Plas (1945–2010) was a Dutch former professional kickboxer, trainer and founder of the Mejiro Gym in Amsterdam.

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Japan

Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do, abbreviated JKD, is a hybrid philosophy of martial arts heavily influenced by the personal philosophy and experiences of martial artist Bruce Lee.

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Joe Lewis (martial artist)

Joe Lewis (March 7, 1944 – August 31, 2012) was an American kickboxer, point karate fighter, and actor.

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K-1

K-1 began in 1993 and is a kickboxing platform and martial arts brand well-known worldwide mainly for its heavyweight division fights.

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K-1 World Grand Prix

K-1 World Grand Prix, also known as the K-1 World GP, is an elimination kickboxing tournament that has been held annually since 1993 by the K-1 organization.

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Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu (pronounced Kalarippayatt) is a martial art and fighting system, which originated as a style in North Malabar, Kerala, Southern India.

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Karate

(Okinawan pronunciation) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom.

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Karate gi

Karategi (空手着 or 空手衣) is the formal Japanese name for the traditional uniform used for Karate practice and competition.

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Kazuyoshi Ishii

is a Japanese master of Seidokaikan karate and founder of the K-1 fighting circuit, a widely televised international martial arts competition combining Muay Thai, karate, sanshou, taekwondo, kenpo, boxing, and kickboxing.

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Kenichi Ogata (shoot boxer)

, born January 26, 1975) is a Japanese super welterweight shoot boxer, fighting out of Cesar Gym in Asakusa. He was the first Japanese national champion of shoot boxing at Super welterweight. He is the winner of S-cup in 2006 and the finalist of 2008 S-cup. His real name is still Kenichi Ogata, but it is written as "尾形健一".

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Kick

A kick is a physical strike using the leg, foot, heel, tibia, thigh or knee (the latter is also known as a knee strike).

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Kickboxing weight classes

Kickboxing weight classes are weight classes that pertain to the sport of kickboxing.

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Knee (strike)

A knee strike (commonly referred to simply as a knee) is a strike with the knee, either with the kneecap or the surrounding area.

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Knockout

A knockout (abbreviated to KO or K.O.) is a fight-ending, winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, mixed martial arts, karate, some forms of taekwondo, and other sports involving striking, as well as fighting-based video games.

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Kunlun Fight

Kunlun Fight (Chinese: 昆仑决; pinyin: Kūnlún Jué), is a Chinese kickboxing promotion.

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Kyokushin

is a style of stand-up, full contact karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese.

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Lethwei

Lethwei (လက်ဝှေ့; IPA) or Burmese bareknuckle boxing is a full contact combat sport from Myanmar that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.

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Lisbeth Salander

Lisbeth Salander is a fictional character created by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson.

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List of female kickboxers

This is a list of notable female kickboxers.

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List of karateka

List of karateka includes notable practitioners of karate, listed in alphabetical order by surname.

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List of kickboxing organizations

There are hundreds of kickboxing promotions producing Kickboxing events around the world.

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List of male kickboxers

This is a list of notable male professional kickboxers.

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Lists of kickboxers

List of kickboxers may refer to.

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Liu Hailong

Liu Hailong (Chinese: 柳海龙, pinyin: Liǔ Hǎilóng, born May 30, 1981 in Shandong Province) is a Chinese Sanshou kickboxer.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Low kick

A low kick (also known as a leg kick) is a kick in which the attacker uses his or her leg to strike the opponent's lower body (thigh or calf) with the shinbone or foot.

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Mainland Southeast Asia martial arts

The traditional martial arts of the Mainland Southeast Asia are related to one another, and as a group to Indian martial arts.

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Marek Piotrowski

Marek "The Punisher" Piotrowski (born 14 August 1964 in Dębe Wielkie near Mińsk Mazowiecki) is a Polish retired heavyweight kickboxer and boxer.

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Mark Hunt

Mark Richard Hunt (born 23 March 1974) is a New Zealand mixed martial artist and former kickboxer of Samoan descent, currently living in Sydney, Australia.

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Masato (kickboxer)

Masato Kobayashi (魔裟斗; born March 10, 1979) is a Japanese former welterweight kickboxer.

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Mass media

The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.

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Maung Gyi

Maung Gyi (မောင်ကြီး) is a Burmese martial artist that introduced Bando into the United States.

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Mejiro Gym

Mejiro Gym is a kickboxing gym headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Michael Page (fighter)

Michael Jerome Reece-Pagewkaassociation.com, Retrieved 28 August 2017.

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Mirko Cro Cop

Mirko Filipović (born 10 September 1974), known by the nickname Mirko Cro Cop, is a Croatian mixed martial artist, former kickboxer and amateur boxer.

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Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts.

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Muay boran

Muay Boran (มวยโบราณ,,, lit. "ancient boxing") or originally "Toi Muay" (ต่อยมวย) is an umbrella term for the unarmed martial arts of Thailand prior to the introduction of modern equipment and rules in the 1930s.

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Muay Lao

Muay Lao (ມວຍລາວ) is a traditional unarmed martial art from Laos.

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Muay Thai

Muay Thai (มวยไทย) or Thai boxing is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.

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Musti-yuddha

Musti-Yuddha (Sanskrit and मुष्टि युद्ध; مُشٹی یُدّھاَ) is the traditional South Asian form of boxing.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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Osaka

() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Osamu Noguchi

(born January 24, 1934) is often credited for creating the sport and the term kickboxing.

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Overhand (boxing)

An overhand (or overcut or drop) is a semi-circular and vertical punch thrown with the rear hand.

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Overhook

In wrestling, an overhook, also called a whizzer, is a clinch hold that is used to control the opponent.

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Pat Barry (kickboxer)

Patrick Joseph Barry (born July 7, 1979) is an American kickboxer and former mixed martial artist who competed in the heavyweight division.

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People's Liberation Army

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Communist Party of China (CPC).

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Peter Aerts

Peter Aerts (born October 25, 1970) is a Dutch semi-retired Super heavyweight kickboxer.

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Physical fitness

Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities.

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Pradal serey

Kun Khmer (pronounced as kun khmer) or Pradal Serey (ប្រដាល់សេរី) (គុនខ្មែរ) is an unarmed martial art and combat sport from Cambodia.

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Professional Karate Association

The Professional Karate Association (PKA) was originally a martial arts sanctioning organization, now transformed into a martial arts promotion company.

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Promoter (entertainment)

An entertainment promoter in industries like music, wrestling, and sports is an individual or organization in the business of marketing and promoting live events such as concerts/gigs, sports events, professional wrestling (wrestling events), festivals, raves, and nightclubs.

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Punch (combat)

A punch is a striking blow with the fist.

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Ramon Dekkers

Ramon "The Diamond" Dekkers (4 September 1969 – 27 February 2013) was a Dutch kickboxer and an eight time Muay Thai world champion.

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Raymond Daniels (martial artist)

Raymond Lee Daniels (born April 29, 1980) is an American karateka, Tae Kwon Do practitioner, and kickboxer known for his flashy and aggressive style of fighting.

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Remy Bonjasky

Remy Kenneth Bonjasky (born January 10, 1976) is a Dutch-Surinamese former kickboxer.

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Rena Kubota

, better known by her ring name or Reina (pronounced as ""), is a professional Japanese Shoot wrestler and kickboxer.

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Retronym

A retronym is a newer name for an existing thing that differentiates the original form or version from a more recent one.

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Rick Roufus

Rick John Roufus (born June 3, 1966) is an American kickboxer, fighting out of Pound Gyms in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Rob Kaman

Rob "The Dutchman" Kaman (Born June 5, 1960 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch retired 9 time kickboxing and Muay Thai world champion.

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Roundhouse kick

A roundhouse kick (also known as swinging kick or an angled power kick) is a kick in which the attacker swings his or her leg around in a semicircular motion, striking with the front of the leg or foot.

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Saenchai

Saenchai (born July 30, 1980), formerly known as Saenchai Sor.

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Samart Payakaroon

Samart Payakaroon (สามารถ พยัคฆ์อรุณ), real name Samart Tiptarmai (สามารถ ทิพย์ท่าไม้;, born 5 December 1962, in Chachoengsao Province), is a former Muay Thai fighter and boxer.

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Sanshou

Sanshou (Wushu Sanshou), also known as Sanda (Wushu Sanda), Chinese boxing or Chinese kickboxing, is a Chinese self-defense system and combat sport.

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Sanskrit

Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.

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Savate

Savate, also known as boxe française, savate boxing, French boxing or French footfighting, is a French combat sport that uses the hands and feet as weapons combining elements of English boxing with graceful kicking techniques.

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Seidokaikan

is a traditional full contact karate derived from Kyokushin by Kazuyoshi Ishii.

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Self-defense

Self-defence (self-defense in some varieties of English) is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself from harm.

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Semmy Schilt

Sem "Semmy" Schilt (born 27 October 1973) is a Dutch former kickboxer, Ashihara karateka, mixed martial artist, one-time Glory Heavyweight Grand Slam Champion and four-time K-1 World Grand Prix Champion.

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Shahbulat Shamhalaev

Shahbulat Shamhalaev (Шахбулат Шамхалаев; born August 27, 1983) is a Russian of Dargin heritage mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competed in the featherweight division for the Bellator Fighting Championships.

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Shamil Zavurov

Shamil Magomedovich Zavurov (Шамиль Магомедович Завуров; born July 4, 1984) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar descent, who competes in the Welterweight and Lightweight division.

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Shanghai Star

Shanghai Star (上海英文星报) was a weekly English-language newspaper published in Shanghai, China, between 1992 and 2006.

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Shoot boxing

is both a combat sport and a stand-up fighting promotion company based in Tokyo, Japan.

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Short straight-punch

The short straight punch is an offensive hand technique used in some fighting sports.

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Slipping

Slipping is a technique used in boxing that is similar to bobbing.

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Split decision

A split decision (SD) is a winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports (such as boxing, kickboxing, Kun Khmer, Muay Thai, mixed martial arts and other sports involving striking) in which two of the three judges score one fighter as the winner, while the third judge scores for the other fighter.

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Sports bra

A sports bra is a bra that provides support to female breasts during physical exercise.

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Sports governing body

A sports governing body is a sports organization that has a regulatory or sanctioning function.

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Stand-up fighting

In martial arts and combat sports, stand-up fighting is hand-to-hand combat between opponents in a standing position, as distinguished from ground fighting.

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Standing

Standing, also referred to as orthostasis, is a human position in which the body is held in an upright ("orthostatic") position and supported only by the feet.

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Stieg Larsson

Karl Stig-Erland "Stieg" Larsson (15 August 1954 – 9 November 2004) was a Swedish journalist and writer.

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Street Fighter

, commonly abbreviated as SF or スト (Suto), is a fighting video game franchise developed and published by Capcom, and serves as the company's flagship series.

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Strike (attack)

A strike is a directed physical attack with either a part of the human body or with an inanimate object (such as a weapon) intended to cause blunt trauma or penetrating trauma upon an opponent.

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Strikeforce (mixed martial arts)

Strikeforce was an American mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization based in San Jose, California which operated from 1985 to 2013.

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Submission (combat sports)

A submission is a combat sports term for yielding to the opponent, and hence resulting in an immediate defeat.

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Superman punch

A superman punch is a technique used in Sanshou, Lethwei, Muay Thai, ITF-style Taekwondo, Kickboxing and Mixed martial arts fighting.

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Sweep (martial arts)

A sweep is the name used for two categories of martial arts techniques.

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Swing (boxing)

The swing is a type of hook, with the main difference being that in the swing the arm is usually more extended.

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Tadashi Nakamura (martial artist)

is the founder and Kaicho (chairman) of World Seidō Karate Organization.

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Tadashi Sawamura

is a Japanese former kickboxer whose real name is.

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Taekwondo

Taekwondo (from Korean 태권도, 跆拳道) is a Korean martial art, characterised by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.

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Takedown (grappling)

In martial arts and combat sports, a takedown is a technique that involves off-balancing an opponent and bringing him or her to the ground with the attacker landing on top.

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Tatami

A is a type of mat used as a flooring material in traditional Japanese-style rooms.

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Tatsuo Yamada

was a Japanese actor best known for the protagonist of Sōgo Ishii's 1980 film Crazy Thunder Road.

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Tekken

is a fighting video game franchise created, developed, and published by Namco (later Bandai Namco Entertainment).

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Tekken 7

is a fighting game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

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Television

Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.

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The Economic Times

The Economic Times is an English-language, Indian daily newspaper published by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd..

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The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) is the second novel in the best-selling ''Millennium'' series by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson.

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (film)

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) is a 2009 Swedish thriller film directed by Daniel Alfredson, and the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Thom Harinck

Thom Harinck (born 22 December 1943 in The Hague) is a Dutch kickboxing trainer and founder of the Chakuriki Gym in Amsterdam.

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Throw (grappling)

A throw, in martial arts, is a grappling technique that involves off-balancing or lifting an opponent, and throwing them to the ground, in Japanese martial arts referred to as nage-waza, 投げ技, "throwing technique".

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Tibia

The tibia (plural tibiae or tibias), also known as the shinbone or shankbone, is the larger, stronger, and anterior (frontal) of the two bones in the leg below the knee in vertebrates (the other being the fibula, behind and to the outside of the tibia), and it connects the knee with the ankle bones.

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Tokyo

, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.

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Toshio Fujiwara

Toshio Fujiwara (藤原 敏男 Fujiwara Toshio, born March 3, 1948) is a Japanese former kickboxer.

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Unanimous decision

A unanimous decision (UD) is a winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, mixed martial arts and other sports involving striking in which all three judges agree on which fighter won the match.

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Underhook

An underhook is a clinch hold that is used in grappling to control the opponent.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Uppercut

The uppercut (formerly known as the undercut; sometimes also referred to as the upper) is a punch used in boxing that travels along a vertical line at the opponent's chin or solar plexus.

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USA Today

USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.

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Wasei-eigo

are Japanese-language expressions based on English words or parts of word combinations, that do not exist in standard English or whose meanings differ from the words from which they were derived.

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Women's kickboxing

Women have participated in kickboxing since the 1960s in Thailand.

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World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

The World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (W.A.K.O or WAKO) is an international organization of kickboxing.

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World championship

A world championship is generally an international sports competition open to elite competitors from around the world, representing their nations, and winning such an event will be considered the highest or near highest achievement in the sport or contest.

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World Combat League

The World Combat League (WCL) was a full contact, team-based kickboxing promotion.

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World Kickboxing Association

The World Kickboxing Association (WKA) is one of the oldest and the largest amateur and professional sanctioning organizations of kickboxing in the world for the sport.

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World Kickboxing Network

The World Kickboxing Network (WKN) is a professional Kickboxing organization and is one of the sport's largest governing bodies in the world.

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Wrestling

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

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Wristlock

A wristlock is a joint lock primarily affecting the wrist-joint and possibly the radioulnar joints through rotation of the hand.

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Yaw-Yan

Yaw-Yan, also called Sayaw ng Kamatayan, Filipino Kickboxing and Dance of Death, is a Filipino style of Kickboxing developed by Napoleon A. Fernandez and based on older Filipino martial arts.

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Yodsanklai Fairtex

Yodsanklai Fairtex a.k.a. Yod (Thai: ยอดแสนไกล แฟร์เท็กซ์; born, July 1, 1985) is a Thai Thaiboxer.

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Zhang Tiequan

Zhang Tiequan, or Zhang Tie Quan (born July 25, 1978), often anglicized to Tiequan Zhang, is a Mongol mixed martial artist from China, who fights as a Lightweight in the UFC.

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References

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