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Lakesha Springle is one of six people who have ben chosen to go and take part in the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations’ World Championship, which will be held in Guaruja in Brazil.
These six are the best of the best kickboxers in the country, and hopes are really riding high on them. Among the six, Springle has a really interesting background story.
One name that is making the rounds in the kickboxing circuit at the present moment is that of Dhanika Thibault. She is currently the undefeated champion for the International Kickboxing Federation, ands she fights in the junior flyweight category.
Nicknamed “The Danimal”, Dhanika is considered a prodigy, and all hopes are riding high on her, and she is touted to be the next best thing in the world of women’s MMA in the future.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is just a couple of weeks away from going head to head against the big hitting Kiwi-Samoan fighter Mark Hunt at UFC 160 and the Brazilian is absolutely single-minded about the match – he knows he has to win and win emphatically if he has to stand a chance of gaining a shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship once again.
The status of Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC fighter Michael Bisping quite a hit recently when he lost his last match to Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts legend Vitor Belfort, dropping him from a potential fight against another legendary fighter in the form of Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Championship to just another candidate among many potential contenders. The Englishman will make his return to the Octagon on the 27th of April at UFC 159 on the co-main event of the Chael Sonnen v/s Jon Jones fight card.
Osamu Noguchi and Tatsuo Yamada (Karate practitioner) are the fore-frontiers of the introduction to Japanese kickboxing. It was the first fighting sport developed in 1966. Later, it was termed ‘Japanese kickboxing’ to differentiate it from the style of American kickboxing. In 1993, it took the shape of the modern K-1.
Muay Thai rules have been incorporated into the kickboxing rules. There are mostly similarities alongside certain small differences.
a) Similarities to Muay Thai
1. Time is allotted for three minutes in each of the allotted five rounds
Kickboxing is a popular, full contact, standup combat sport in America that combines the aspects of self defense with physical fitness. Though native to Japan, it was popularized in America in the 1970s. It combines a myriad of different stances, punches and kicks to strengthen the muscles, lose weight and improve cardiovascular health. Kickboxing helps to improve concentration, planning, stress reduction and self-confidence.
Nine different types of this martial art have been listed according to the Evolution of Martial Arts LLC (website)-
Full Contact Karate
Kickboxing is a martial art form, which has started spreading in various parts of the world at different times in the last decades. It is a contact martial art form, and is practiced by many around the world, either for self-defence or for maintaining general fitness. In recent times, kickboxing has been widely focused upon due to one fast emerging kickboxing champion Chris Algieri.
At present, the UFC’s heavyweight division has a new ruler, Junior dos Santos. The former champions Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir had faced Junior and can share their first hand experience and hence justify the boxer’s current status.
Frank Mir had faced him at the UFC 146 on May 26, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena which is in Las Vegas where dos Santos impressively walked away with the winner’s title.
When one talks about making it big in the wrestling industry, they usually talk about the events like having a match set up in an 80 thousand seat stadium and managing to undertake the entire event in a smooth manner.
The latest match to be held between Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva will witness such a stage and audience along with the crowd. At times, there has to be a lot of coordination and planning involved to make the best out of opportunities and the UFC President Dana White is sure on a roll with this.
One of the basic forms of martial art is known as kickboxing. Kickboxing Moves are much different from the normal boxing moves. The moves are popular since ancient days of martial arts. Moreover this particular type of boxing was originated from the Asian countries and presently popular in almost all parts of the world.