Kickboxing is a martial art originating in the 1970s and the name kickboxing is an umbrella name under which WAKO has created different fighting styles: Point Fighting, Light-Contact, Kick-Light and Musical Forms on Tatami and Full-Contact, K1-Rules Low-kick in a boxing ring. The origin discipline was Full-Contact inspired by boxing and karate. The sport is fast-growing since the variety of disciplines attracts all age categories and both genders. Kickboxing operates with the principal of weight classes. WAKO K1 is a discipline of kickboxing where the intention of each fighter is to beat his opponent with full power and strength. Punches and kicks must be delivered to legal targets with focus, speed and determination, creating solid contact. In this kickboxing discipline, a fighter is allowed to use all legal techniques: punches, kicks and even his or her knees. All hand techniques are allowed to the front and side of the head and body. All kicks are allowed to the front and side of the head and upper body and also it is allowed to attack with a kick to the opponent’s leg from inside and outside. Using of knee attacks is also allowed to the front and side of the head and body. Clinching is only allowed for 5 seconds in order to attack an opponent with one knee.
The fight is held in a ring and the referee is responsible for fighter safety and abiding by the rules. Meanwhile judges count legal techniques and note the points on electronic scoring system. The sport is very popular on the world stage and Poland has distinguished itself in the European world of kickboxing with several renowned champions. Thus expectations for Polish success in TWG 2017 are extremely high.
KICKBOXING IS A SPORT PROPOSED BY WROCŁAW TO BE INVITED AT THE WORLD GAMES 2017.
The World Games Disciplines:
- K1 Rules