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Are you interested in Joining Team RoundKick
or competing in one of RoundKick Promotion's Events?
please contact Pete: firstname.lastname@example.org
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While competing in kickboxing may sound like a lot of fun, the training is seldom "easy". It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. It takes determination and focus. It takes heart. Most of all, to be a member of Team RoundKick it takes good sportsmanship. One of the coolest things about being a fighter is the incredible sportsmanship of the other fighters and making friends with the same interests: Shake hands before, come out fighting, sit down, laugh, and make a few more new friends after you're done. Kickboxing is a sport, just like any other. It is not "vicious' or "brutal". "Fights" take place in a very controlled environment with a very capable referee that is in the ring to watch out for the fighters safety. More injuries happen each year on a football field, a basketball court, even a baseball diamond, then in a boxing ring.
Team RoundKick members attend PSDA's
Muay Thai classes as well as weekly, non-stop, intense 2 hour training
session just for fighters. Conditioning is a high priority to be a winning
"Wind" and "Heart" wins in the ring more times then not.
If you would like more information about trying a Muay Thai Class or attending a fighters training session to see what it's all about, please contact Pete : email@example.com
Basic Explanation of various "Rules Styles" of Kickboxing
several different rules which fighters can compete in
Each has a distinct style.
"Full Contact Rules" or better known as "FCR" - this name is a little misleading. It is derived from the earlier days of full contact sport karate. FCR is actually the most limited and does not allow kicks to the legs, nor can the fighter use knees or elbows. Even though this rule's style is more limited then the others, it does not mean it is less intense! FCR fighters, both pro and am, wear Karate pants and foam foot and shin protection. Amateurs wear head gear, but the pros do not.
"International Rules" or "IR" allows kicks to the legs as well as the upper torso, but no knees or elbows. IR fighters traditionally wear Boxing shorts or Muay Thai shorts. They also wear shin and instep protection (The shin/instep allows the toes to stick out and is usually fabric or leather, not the foam as used in FCR). Again, Amateurs will wear headgear while professionals will not wear any of the protective gear.
"Muay Thai Rules" or "MTR" is known as the most extreme of the kickboxing styles. Muay Thai is the sport of Thailand. It is a very effective form of self defense and you will see most UFC fighters training Muay Thai due to its incredible techniques. In a Muay Thai bout, the amateur fighter will have Muay Thai shorts as well as the shin and instep protection and head gear. Pros will wear no protective gear. In Muay Thai, elbows and knees are trained but in the ring, what is allowed depends on where the fight takes place. Amateurs can knee the body, but not the head. They can use the elbow skills but modified-none to the head and only "cross" elbows. A professional Muay Thai fighter may knee the head but cannot elbow the head in the United States. If the bout takes place in another country, elbows to the head are allowed. Elbows to the head can be very damaging. If you watch UFC fights, you will see the UFC fighters using their elbows to the entire body.