kick·​box·​ing | \ ˈkik-ˌbäk-siŋ How to pronounce kickboxing (audio) \

Definition of kickboxing

: boxing in which boxers are permitted to kick with bare feet as in karate

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Other Words from kickboxing

kickbox \ ˈkik-​ˌbäks How to pronounce kickbox (audio) \ intransitive verb
kickboxer \ ˈkik-​ˌbäk-​sər How to pronounce kickboxer (audio) \ noun

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Her morning activities consisted of yoga, kickboxing and hiking with her dog, Jack., "Joni Sirois," 14 June 2019 During a phone call after one of Christina's kickboxing sessions, Ant proposes another way for his new wife to destress. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Christina Anstead's Husband Ant Surpr ised Her With the Cutest Trip on Christina on The Coast," 14 June 2019 His background is in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Interview with American Top Team fighter Pedro Munhoz, who is gearing up for UFC 238," 4 June 2019 Photo: Rebecca Greenfield for The Wall Street Journal BollyX was founded in Cambridge, Mass., in 2013, melding moves from popular fitness workouts, like high-intensity interval training and kickboxing, with the choreography of Bollywood dance. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "His Gym Class Turns Into a Bollywood Musical," 9 Feb. 2019 And a nimble Suki Waterhouse displayed undeniable kickboxing abilities. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Gabrielle Union-Wade, Hailey Bieber, and More," 3 Feb. 2019 Created by Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews, Core De Force is an at-home cardio program that incorporates boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai combinations, bodyweight moves, and other boosts of cardio. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "Everything You Need to Know About 10 Popular at-Home Workout Programs," 13 Jan. 2019 The five-time Emmy nominee also dipped his toe into the professional kickboxing world and produced a documentary, Idris Elba: Fighter, following his journey. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just 26 Unbelievably Hot Photos of Idris Elba Being a Daddy," 6 Nov. 2018 Heart-pumping examples include indoor cycling, kickboxing, HIIT classes, dance cardio, treadmill classes, rowing classes, and more. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "How Often Should You Work Out? The Perfect Weekly Workout Routine," 1 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of kickboxing

1971, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of kickboxing

: a form of boxing in which fighters are allowed to kick each other with their bare feet

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