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5 Myths of Kickboxing

Kickbox is now very popular all over the world. There are myths about kickbox on TV. Some are not based on real life. If you look at a kickbox from the commoner’s perspective, it would seem like no good. But look at mixed martial arts using the eyes of experienced martial arts practitioners. We at Universe love to dispel myths – so here we present a list of common myths that must be dispelled and forgotten once and for all.

MYTH # 1: Kick-box CANNOT learn.

Many people think that the kick-box difficult to learn. Beginners with no sporting experience can learn it quickly but extremely difficult to become a successful professional kickbox fighter, the kickboxing boxer student can learn movements very quickly and will advanced significantly. In addition, kickboxing boosts confidence, fitness levels and mental strength. The reason why kickboxing is so easy to learn is because it’s a sport based on what really works. At an authentic KICKBOXING gym, one does not learn 95% of the movements offered by the martial arts. KICKBOXING focuses on what is essential and what is practical in real life. By definition, the simplest movements are often the ones that work in real life. That’s not like a Hollywood moive.

MYTH # 2: Kick-box is dangerous.

Kickboxing is a sport as safe as any other active sport such as running, football, or squash. In the 15 years since modern mixed martial arts came into being, one fighter, Sam Vasquez of Houston, has died as a result of injuries that occurred in an approved MMA fight. By comparison, Professional Boxing has a few deaths a year. In addition, with the growth of KICKBOXING as a sport, training standards have increased and most schools now offer programs that use KICKBOXING as a fitness platform for the general population.

MYTH # 3: Kick-boxing has been banned in almost every state of the US

In fact, only one state, New York, is allowed by law a kick – box, a statute that stays on the books (hence why Saturday ‘s CBS show is across the river in Newark, NJ). The difference is that the UFC refuses to promote in places that do not have an approved athletic commission, a matter that is completely separate from a total ban.

MYTH # 4 Kickboxing is too violent in our culture.

The basic elements of kickboxing, such as jiu-jitsu, judo, taekwondo, and Greco-Roman wrestling and freestyle teach discipline and respect. Women’s self-defense classes based on the use of kick-box techniques are popping up all over the country. This seems to indicate self-defense, not violence.

U.S. military and police departments from coast to coast teach soldiers and police officers how to use a kick-box to fight. If a boxing kickbox is good enough for our nation’s peacekeepers, it should be good enough for the younger generation.

MYTH # 5 KICKBOXING is not professional.

Kickboxing is another name, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). MMA is a type of game that encompasses various disciplines and arts. Kickboxing has some of the best martial artists in the world. Before entering MMA, some of the players are college students or Olympic champions. In order to remain as competitive as other sports, kickbox athletes are required to enter martial arts training in order to learn additional disciplines such as boxing, judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling and karate.

Ultimately, Kickboxing is here to stay and is a positive impact on today’s society. Kickboxing is for everyone interested in having fun, being fit and making new friends.

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