Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Fitness Carnival 2008

Dear MMU Lecturers and Students,

Interested in Kickboxing but never get the chance to try out? Now here is your chance, MMU HYPE Club (Kickboxing Division) will be having a free trial for kickboxing class in conjunction with our Fitness Carnival conducted by Professional Instructor (Mr Jak Othman). No fees will be charge (FREE) and everyone are welcome to join us. This is a chance that can’t afford to be missed!

Date: 3th April 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: FCM Atrium (in front of E- Gallery)

The above is the details for the FREE Kickboxing try out.
If you got any inquiries, feel free to contact us at 016-8680101(Chris) or 016-4285580(Alan).
Have a nice day!

warming up session..........

from left(Hum, Hanna, Jak Othman)--> our official Instructor!

one type of the or not?

Front Kick......can use to kick your enemies :)

High Croco......Can use to swing away you enemies head!

Best regards,
Hype Club,
Kickboxing Division,
Multimedia University.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Rules in kickboxing!

Japanese kickboxing

This is almost same as Muay Thai(the type of Kickboxing practiced in MMU) but there are differences between them:

  • Time: three minutes × five rounds
  • Allowed to attack with elbow
  • Allowed to attack with knee
  • Allowed to kick the lower half of the body except crotch
  • Allowed to do neck-wrestling (folding opponent's head with arms and elbows to attack the opponent's body or head with knee-strikes)
  • Head butts and throws were banned in 1966 for boxers' safety.
  • No ram muay before match
  • No Thai music during the match
  • Interval takes one minute only as same as boxing
  • Point system:
  1. In muay thai, kicking to mid-body and head are scored highly generating a large number of points on judges' scorecards. Moreover, kicking is still judged highly even if the kick was blocked.
  2. In contrast, punching is worth fewer points. In kickboxing punches and kicks are held in closer esteem.

American-style kickboxing

These are rules used in American and Australian Full Contact Karate:
  • Opponents are allowed to hit each other with fists and feet, striking above the hip
  • Using elbows or knees is forbidden and the use of the shins is seldom allowed.
  • Bouts are usually 3 to 12 rounds (lasting 2 - 3 minutes each) for amateur and professional contests with a 1-minute rest in between rounds.

This is in contrast to Muay Thai where the use of elbows and knees are allowed; in fact some Muay Thai practitioners consider kickboxing a "watered down" version of Muay Thai. Fighters and promoters can agree to various rules including kicks only above the waist, kicks anywhere, no knee strikes, knees only to the body, and so on. American Kickboxing is essentially much a mixture of Western Boxing and Karate.

The round durations and the number of rounds can vary depending on the stipulations agreed to before hand by each fighter or manager. A winner is declared during the bout if there is a submission (fighter quits or fighter's corner throws in the towel), knockout (KO), or referee stoppage (Technical Knock Out, or TKO). If all of the rounds expire with no knockout then the fight is scored by a team of 3 judges. The judges determine a winner based on their scoring of each round. A split decision indicates a disagreement between the judges, while a unanimous decision indicates that all judges saw the fight the same way and all have declared the same winner.

European-style kickboxing

Originally, European style kickboxing was formed with Muay thai and Japanese kickboxing. The rules being enforced for European-style kickboxing are :
  • Time: 3 minutes × 5 rounds
  • Not allowed to attack with elbow
  • Allowed to attack with knee
  • Allowed to kick the lower half of the body except crotch
  • Allowed to do neck-wrestling but frequency is limited.
  • Headbutts and throws are not allowed

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

what is kickboxing?

Kickboxing refers to the sport of using martial-arts-style kicks and western-boxing-style punches to defeat an opponent 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. All punches and kicks must land above the belt.

Kickboxing is often practised for general fitness, or as a full-contact sport. In the full-contact sport the male boxers are bare chested wearing kickboxing trousers 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 in addition to the male clothing/protective gear.

Kickboxing is often confused with Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing. The two sports are similar, however, in Thai Boxing, kicks below the belt are allowed, as are strikes with knees and elbows. Also, Thai Boxing matches are fought with no shin guards (only leg wraps), unlike kickboxing, where leg protectors are used.

Types of kickboxing :

  1. Adithada (Indian kickboxing) — A form of kickboxing that uses knee, elbow and forehead strikes
  2. Lethwei (Burmese kickboxing) — Traditional Burmese martial arts of which has now grown into a popular kickboxing event with strong emphasis on knee, elbow strikes and head butt. Any part of the body may be used to strike and be struck. It us also known as Bando kickboxing.
  3. Pradal Serey (Khmer kickboxing) — A possible predecessor of Muay Thai
  4. Muay Thai (Thai boxing) — Traditional Thai martial art of which has now grown into a popular kickboxing event with strong emphasis on knee and elbow strikes
  5. Japanese kickboxing — Similar to Muay Thai, but different point system is taken(e.g. K-1).
  6. American kickboxing — Similar to Japanese kickboxing and Full contact karate, but different point system is taken
  7. Full Contact Karate — Most of the time padding and in some cases body armor is used and is the applicable component of karate like many other styles which also include routines training.
  8. Savate (French kickboxing) — Allows the use of shoes
  9. Sanshou/Sanda (Chinese kickboxing) — The applicable component of wushu/kung fu of which Takedowns and throws are legal in competition as well as all other sorts of striking (use of arms and legs).
  10. Shoot boxing — A Japanese form of kickboxing which allows throwing and submission while standing similar to San Shou
  11. Yaw-Yan (Filipino kickboxing) — Sayaw ng Kamatayan (Dance of Death) is the proper name for Yaw-Yan, a Filipino martial art developed by Napoleon Fernandez. The art resembles Muay Thai in a sense, but differs in the hip torquing motion as well as downward-cutting of its kicks.

In MMU(Multimedia University), we practise Muay Thai (Thai boxing) — Traditional Thai martial art of which has now grown into a popular kickboxing event with strong emphasis on knee and elbow strikes.

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