The name of the sport really describes itself well: boxing combined with kicking, which together equals KICKBOXING.
The sport comes from the traditional martial art basis of providing self-defense, and combines the martial art kicks of karate with the punches of boxing. It is also said that it has its roots in the Thai martial art, Muay Thai, which is known for its elbow and knee strikes. Kickboxing has grown into a world wide sport with several different styles and a number of sanctioning bodies to keep the kicks and punches within a safe sporting domain.
Whether only sparring or actually facing up to a fight opponent the nature of the sport means that the potential for injury is high. Even sport pioneers such as Joe Lewis and Bruce Lee couldn’t escape the wrath of a kickboxing injury. Preparing well for the sport can help in avoiding this wrath, however, unfortunately no matter how well prepared you are, an unexpected kick, upper cut or jab from an opponent can still result in an injury. The physiotherapists at ProActive Rehab are highly skilled in many types of injuries and are eager to provide treatment for any kickboxing injury you may incur.
It is our aim at ProActive Rehab to help you choose the right equipment to get you started, to learn about the most common kickboxing injuries, and to assist you in preparing your Healthy Body to partake in the sport. Good luck and may the best fighter win… and end up with fewer injuries!