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  • 1. KICKBOXING Darwesh Salimi
  • 2. History of Kickboxing  Started in the 1970s by the World Kickboxing Association  There are over a hundred countries world wide participating in the sport of kickboxing  TheWKA is the largest and the oldest of the kickboxing association  An estimated 2-3 million British people are currently training in martial art  TheWKA now have no fewer than 129 international offices and their administration office is based in Erdington Photo by Dominique Tardy
  • 3. Timeline of Kickboxing 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s Japanese karateka named Tatsuo Yamada created a new sport that combined karate and Muay Thai Competitions between karate and Muay Thai began. First Kickboxing events held in Osaka, Japan Kickboxing had expanded beyond Japan and had reached North America and Europe In Japan the sport was widely popular and was regularly broadcasted on television before losing popularity during the 1980s New K-1 special kickboxing rules (no elbow and neck wrestling) in 1993, and kickboxing became famous again
  • 4. Cyril Abidi  He is a heavyweight champion in kickboxing  Cyril was 6 years old when his family moved to France  Abidi grew up in the north of Marseille, in a modest Moroccan family  When he was 6, his mother took him to judo classes to keep him off the streets  He practiced judo for four years until he was inspired by Bruce Lee  French Kickboxing Champion 1996  K-1World GP 2000 inYokohama Finalist  K-1World GP 2000 3rd Place  K-1World Grand Prix 2003 in Paris Finalist
  • 5. How I started Kickboxing  I became interested in being a kickboxer when I started kickboxing 2007 in the UK  I go toTownhill Boxing Club in Swansea  I introduced one of my Persian friends who is professional in kickboxing to the boxing club  Since that time I have wanted to become more proficient
  • 6. World Kickboxing Association Amateur Weights Weight class name Upper limit in kilograms Bantamweight 54 Featherweight 57 Lightweight 60 LightWelterweight 64 Welterweight 67 Light Middleweight 71 Middleweight 75 Light Heavyweight 81 Cruiserweight 86 Heavyweight 91 Super Heavyweight No weight limit
  • 7. Sources  http://www.fotopedia.com/items/mugpet- 7kOrkH5ShyQ  http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr- 3403058163  http://www.wkaassociation.com/about-wka- 2/kickboxing-facts-figures/  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kickboxing_weig ht_classes  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kickboxing