We are nationally affiliated to MASA ( Martial Arts South Africa) who is associated to SASCOC. The registration to MASA allows one to issue Official National and President`s colours. We sanction the practicing of Kickboxing in South Africa. Nationally you affiliate to SAKA which is affiliated to MASA and SASCOC ( South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee ).
erm kickboxing is a somewhat generic one used to cover the combination of several different striking or stand up fighting styles that fall within the classification of sport martial arts. Though the term kickboxing was specifically initiated in Japan and evolved from full contact karate, its history and roots are in many ways tied to the Thailand martial art of Muay Thai Boxing as well.
The sport of kickboxing often takes place in a ring where combatants, depending on the style of kickboxing being practiced, may utilize kicks, punches, elbow strikes, headbutts, knee strikes, and/or throws against one another.
– Semi contact
– Light contact
– Kick Light
– Full contact
– Low-kick fighting
– K1 Rule fighting
The characteristics of kickboxing are quite varied. For the most part, it involves the striking martial arts and includes punches, kicks, blocks, and evasive maneuvers. In addition, depending on the style, kickboxing may also involve knee strikes, elbow strikes, clinching, headbutting, and even take-downs or throws.
Generally, practitioners use gloves and kickboxing competitions take place in a ring, as it is primarily a sport martial art. A branch of kickboxing called cardio kickboxing, which utilizes kickboxing style strikes for almost exclusively fitness purposes has also become quite popular in recent times.
Tae Bo is an example of fitness kickboxing.