Kickboxing

Kickboxing Coach, Mr Jason Lim of Active Red (Wako Kickboxing) will be happy to answer your questions. Simply drop your question in the question box below and he will try to get back to you at his soonest.

Hi Mr Jason, I was just wondering what are the few key differences between kickboxing and Muay Thai in your expert opinion? Cheers

Hi Tanner, 
Thank you for your question. 
As in all things - be it fitness or defence arts training, both Kickboxing
and Muay Thai have their unique methods of training. Differences would
barely be an applicable definition here. 

That being said, please allow me to present a little background on Kickboxing. 

The closest explanation you can find on the internet about Kickboxing is
from Wikipedia which defines "Kickboxing as a group of martial arts and
stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate, Muay Thai and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport." Hence, most techniques are very similar. Both also incorporate elbows and knees. 

In fact, WAKO Asia has got members who teach both Kickboxing and Muay Thai.An interesting note is the representative for WAKO Kickboxing in China is the Chinese Wushu Association. Reference:
http://wakoasia.com/index.phpoption=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=55
http://wakoasia.com/index.phpoption=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=55 Along this line of discussion and in the local context, we can thus look at the method of delivering the training sessions, which can be categorised as: * Cardio - in the mega gym, along music, which are sometimes known as Body Combat, Cardio Kickboxing, Kick Fit, Boxercise, etc. * Fight Training - in a number of fight gyms where Muay Thai is often emphasised. * Fitness Training - in which how WAKO Kickboxing Singapore delivers its WAKO-accredited Active Kickboxing Fitness at Active Life Center by Active Red. We also strive to give Kickboxing training a more holistic approach. More importantly for women to enjoy the benefits of padwork training. Taking a closer look at fight training, it depends largely on the type of rules the fight organisers want to incorporate in their fight events, namely - light contact, semi contact, K-1 rules, full contact, etc. I hope I managed to answer your question.

Hi Mr Jason, I was just wondering what are the few key differences between kickboxing and Muay Thai in your expert opinion? Cheers

Hi Tanner, 
Thank you for your question. 
As in all things - be it fitness or defence arts training, both Kickboxing
and Muay Thai have their unique methods of training. Differences would
barely be an applicable definition here. 

That being said, please allow me to present a little background on Kickboxing. 

The closest explanation you can find on the internet about Kickboxing is
from Wikipedia which defines "Kickboxing as a group of martial arts and
stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate, Muay Thai and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport." Hence, most techniques are very similar. Both also incorporate elbows and knees. 

In fact, WAKO Asia has got members who teach both Kickboxing and Muay Thai.An interesting note is the representative for WAKO Kickboxing in China is the Chinese Wushu Association. Reference:
http://wakoasia.com/index.phpoption=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=55
http://wakoasia.com/index.phpoption=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=55 Along this line of discussion and in the local context, we can thus look at the method of delivering the training sessions, which can be categorised as: * Cardio - in the mega gym, along music, which are sometimes known as Body Combat, Cardio Kickboxing, Kick Fit, Boxercise, etc. * Fight Training - in a number of fight gyms where Muay Thai is often emphasised. * Fitness Training - in which how WAKO Kickboxing Singapore delivers its WAKO-accredited Active Kickboxing Fitness at Active Life Center by Active Red. We also strive to give Kickboxing training a more holistic approach. More importantly for women to enjoy the benefits of padwork training. Taking a closer look at fight training, it depends largely on the type of rules the fight organisers want to incorporate in their fight events, namely - light contact, semi contact, K-1 rules, full contact, etc. I hope I managed to answer your question.

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