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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The 33-year-old divorced single mother first began taking kickboxing classes after having her daughter to get back in shape. Brianne Tracy,, "Kelleigh Bannen Highlights 'Empowered Female Perspectives' in 'Faith In You' Music Video Starring Boxer Heather Hardy," 1 Aug. 2019 In addition to on-demand classes, Cane Island’s Yoga Studio hosts group classes in Zumba, high-intensity interval training, cardio kickboxing and other popular fitness types. Houston Chronicle, "Cane Island Yoga Studio offers anytime on-demand classes," 7 July 2019 Holm isn’t likely to wade into an immediate brawl, as Cyborg did, and her kickboxing acumen is likely to force Nunes to be more patient. Greg Beacham, The Denver Post, "The best ever? Jon Jones, Amanda Nunes could make cases at UFC 239.," 5 July 2019 Appealing to vacationers of every stripe, an all-inclusive stay goes beyond unlimited food and drinks with a daily roster of activities from martial arts classes and beach bocce ball to cardio kickboxing, poolside games and early morning runs. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "After Hurricane Irma, St. Martin resorts have rebuilt to become bigger and better," 2 July 2019 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

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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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