American style Kickboxing

Jake

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Does old american style, no kicks below the waist/PKA type Kickboxing still exist. In the 1980's I competed in this style of Kickboxing, but don't see it around now? Is it around in western canada, or in the U.S. or on the world stage, are there any organizations around still promoting it? thanks in advanced.
 

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hi jake, it's still around though it isn't nearly as popular as other forms of kickboxing. i think it suffered because a) there were a ton of american kickboxing organizations that never really got together to work for the greater good of the sport b) it's more limiting than other styles of kickboxing & c) nobody wanted to wear the long shiney pants.

i do know the IKF is still promoting american rules KB:

http://ikfkickboxing.com

are you thinking of getting back in the ring?

jf
 

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There's also something else that I use to see recently on TV. I believ it was called the World Combat League, though I may be mistaken. It's american kickboxing, where they fight in a "bowl." It was a team event where women fought too.
 

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There's also something else that I use to see recently on TV. I believ it was called the World Combat League, though I may be mistaken. It's american kickboxing, where they fight in a "bowl." It was a team event where women fought too.
Yeah. Team Sport. Chuck is the celebrety impetus for this variant.

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I'm not sure on a national level but Im trying to still teach this...there is just something about kicking another man below the belt that doesnt sit well in my stomach!
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I'm not sure on a national level but Im trying to still teach this...there is just something about kicking another man below the belt that doesnt sit well in my stomach!
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You're supposed to kick the legs Muay Thai style rofl!!

We had a promotion here not so long ago that actually said they wanted MMA bouts and shiny trouser fights! (our trousers = your pants. If we said pants they'd turn up in their Y fronts or boxer shorts )
 
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