Kickboxing is a martial art with its origin back 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 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 weight classes. WAKO K1 rules is a discipline of kickboxing where the intention of a 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 fighter is allowed to use equally all legal techniques: punches, kicks and 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 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 allowed only for 5 seconds in order to attack opponent only with one knee. The fight is held in a ring. The Referee is responsible for fighter safety and keeping to the rules, judges count legal techniques and note the points on electronic scoring system. The sport is very big on a world basis and in Europe Poland have a great history with many great champions. Today Poland has a very high level athletes in the ring sports and we expect their result during Wroclaw 2017 will be strong.
KICKBOXING IS A SPORT PROPOSED BY WROCŁAW TO BE INVITED AT THE WORLD GAMES 2017.
The World Games Disciplines:
- K1 Rules