kick·box·ing | \ˈkik-ˌbäk-siŋ \

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 \ intransitive verb
kickboxer \ˈkik-ˌbäk-sər \ noun

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Garbiel’s diner has photos from his days competing in tournaments, and Bourdain noticed the pictures, and correctly guessed Garbiel’s fighting style (muay thai, a form of kickboxing), Garbiel said. John Hilliard,, "In Provincetown, where Anthony Bourdain got his start, shock over his death," 8 June 2018 Kick It by Eliza This kickboxing and dance fusion class was founded by former dancer Eliza Shirazi in Boston, and women who do her 50-minute circuits call themselves The Fempire. Kristin Canning, Glamour, "Yes, You Need a #FitFam," 7 June 2018 Dillashaw has supplemented his kickboxing and mixed martial arts training for the rematch by embedding himself in local boxing gyms, including the Oxnard base of lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko. Lance Pugmire,, "T.J. Dillashaw didn't get the UFC 227 fight he wanted, but he's ready to punch a hole in Cody Garbrandt," 17 June 2018 Classes include Dance Jam, Warrior Sculpt, Gluteus Maxout and a Strike class, which is a combination of kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Arts Beats & Eats unveils new attractions, partnerships," 12 June 2018 Sunday's bill features Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing), plus the musical stylings of Z Bear and an eating contest during which the competing gurgitators will consume food from all of the vendors. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Food Chain Get wet at the first Thai New Year Water Festival," 16 May 2018 Above the windows to a kickboxing class are framed photos of all the UFC fighters who have come through the Lab. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Multi-sport athlete Rylee Bruce not just earning her place but 'kicking down the door'," 12 Apr. 2018 But Vikander's first scene shows her in a kickboxing ring, taking a blow to the face from her opponent. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Tomb Raider': How Alicia Vikander's Lara Croft differs from Angelina Jolie's version," 15 Mar. 2018 At the time of the Munson fight, Wisconsin regulated boxing and mixed martial arts, which combines various disciplines including kickboxing, but did not regulate kickboxing. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ringside doctor, promoters involved in fatal kickbox bout will face wrongful death lawsuit in Milwaukee," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of kickboxing

1971, in the meaning defined above

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

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