Kickboxing is very popular in the world now. There are myths about kickboxing on the TV. Some of them are not based on the real life. If you look at kickboxing from a commoner’s perspective, it would appear that it’s not of any good. But look at mixed martial arts using the experienced eyes of martial art practitioners. At the List Universe we love to dispel myths – so here we are, yet again, presenting the list of common myths that need to be debunked and forgotten once and for all.
MYTH #1: Kickboxing is NOT EASY to learn.
A lot of people think the kickboxing is difficult to learn. Beginners without any sports experience can learn it quickly but extremely difficult to become a successful professional kickboxing fighter, the recreational kickboxing student can learn moves very quickly and will progress quite dramatically. Additionally, kickboxing boosts confidence, fitness levels, and mental strength. The reason why kickboxing is quite easy to learn is that it is a sport based on what works in reality. At an authentic KICKBOXING gym, one does not learn 95% of moves offered by the martial arts. KICKBOXING focuses on what is essential and what is practical in real life. By definition, the simplest moves are often the ones that work in real life. That’s not like the Hollywood moive.
MYTH #2: Kickboxing 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 sustained in a sanctioned MMA fight. By comparison, Professional Boxing experiences a few deaths a year. Additionally, with the growth of KICKBOXING as a sport, the training standards have increased and most schools now offer programs that use KICKBOXING as a fitness platform for the general population.
MYTH #3: Kickboxing was once banned in nearly every state of US
Actually, only one state, New York, kickboxing is not allowed by law, a statute that remains on the books (hence why Saturday’s CBS show is across the river in Newark, N.J.). The difference is the UFC refuses to promote in places that don’t have a sanctioning athletic commission, an entirely separate matter from an outright ban.
MYTH #4 Kickboxing is too violent in our culture.
The base components of kickboxing, like jiu-jitsu, judo, taekwondo, and Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling, teach people discipline and respect. Women’s self-defense classes based on utilizing kickboxing techniques are popping up all over the country. This would seem to indicate self-defence, not violence.
Both the U.S. military and police departments from coast to coast teach soldiers and police officers how to use kickboxing to fight. If kickboxing is good enough for our nation’s peacekeepers, it should be good enough for younger generation.
MYTH #5 KICKBOXING is not professional.
There is another name of kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). MMA is a kind of match that involves different disciplines and arts. Kickboxing holds 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 stay as competitive as the other sports, the athletes of kickboxing are required to enter trainings of martial arts varieties to be able to learn further disciplines like boxing, judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling and karate.
Ultimately, Kickboxing is here to stay and is a positive influence on today’s society. Kickboxing is for everyone interested in having fun, getting fit, and making new friends.