kickboxing

noun

kick·​box·​ing ˈkik-ˌbäk-siŋ How to pronounce kickboxing (audio)
: boxing in which boxers are permitted to kick with bare feet as in karate
kickbox intransitive verb
kickboxer noun

Examples of kickboxing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ione Skye is Diane Court, a valedictorian dream girl for the ages, and John Cusack is Lloyd Dobler, the charming (and kickboxing) weirdo who only has eyes for her. Debby Wolfinsohn, EW.com, 15 Sep. 2023 There were people sweating it out at a Navy SEAL–style workout, a Muay Thai–inspired kickboxing class, and a workout designed and taught by former inmates. Yasmin Tayag, The Atlantic, 18 Jan. 2024 Of course, as with most beach towns, there's an anything-goes vibe, and Las Catalinas takes its wellness quotient seriously — Pura Vida Ride has bikes for rent, and the adjacent Core by Chak Fitness center offers a range of classes, from power yoga to kickboxing. Stacey Lastoe, Travel + Leisure, 7 Nov. 2023 Choose from strength training, yoga, cardio, barre, kettlebells, chair, kickboxing, and more, and work out with friends (who also have the app and join the same workout) while receiving real-time performance metrics (that are also then stored in the app). Amy Schlinger, Men's Health, 20 Jan. 2023 Plus, kickboxing has been shown to improve cardio, strength, agility, balance, coordination, upper body fitness, and aerobic power, per research published in Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons Journal. Andi Breitowich, Women's Health, 27 June 2023 Saturday is an upper body strength training day and a kickboxing cardio class. Women's Health, 13 July 2023 The commission is part of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and oversees professional boxing, kickboxing and MMA in the state. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2023 Those documents also include extensive text message records that showed how Tate and his brother lured women to Bucharest, Romania. Advertisement Tate, a former kickboxing champion with 6.9 million followers on Twitter, has built a popular personal brand around hyper-masculinity. Victoria Bisset, Washington Post, 20 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kickboxing was in 1971

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“Kickboxing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kickboxing. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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