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

Other Words from kickboxing

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

Examples of kickboxing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fest is an outdoor fitness festival which consists of spiritual, mental and physical interactive workouts for all levels, from meditation to yoga, kickboxing, HIIT, drumming, dance and a towel workout. Hartford Courant, 22 June 2022 The monthly subscription fee gives you access to all of FightCamp’s boxing and kickboxing classes. Zach Epstein, BGR, 30 Apr. 2022 Roberta Mancino is a blackbelt in kickboxing and a champion skydiver. Brian Castner, Outside Online, 30 July 2014 There is no centralized governing body for youth MMA; states instead have their own athletic commissions, which were originally designed to regulate professional boxing and later adopted oversight of kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Roman Stubbs, Anchorage Daily News, 8 June 2022 Types of aerobic exercise can include brisk walking, swimming, running, biking, dancing and kickboxing, as well as all the cardio machines at your local gym, such as a treadmill, elliptical trainer, rower or stair climber. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 31 May 2022 Echelon’s library of classes on the Echelon Fit App, including both live and on-demand workouts such as Pilates, running, rowing, HIIT, kickboxing, strength training and yoga in addition to cycling. Nicole Charky-chami, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Apr. 2022 Gardner, who had previous combat sport exposure through her kickboxing training, is a natural athlete who looked to get involved in athletics at her school early on. Jonathan Saxon, The Courier-Journal, 7 Mar. 2022 Parents may want a surrogate to abstain from certain foods, such as coffee, or certain activities, such as kickboxing. Alison Motluk, The Atlantic, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of kickboxing

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Kickboxing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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