Parent page: Fighting Sports
Fighting sports have been in existence for a long time. There are many combat sports with different rules and styles. This article focuses on the most popular fighting sports;
Boxing and Kickboxing
Boxing is one of the popular and exciting fighting sport for boxers and fans alike. In involves boxers trying to land punches and blows on opponents while wearing boxing gloves on their fists. Boxers try to knock out their opponents for outright wins. Boxing has weight classes and only people in the same weight class can fight one another. Some of the most successful boxers include Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Kickboxing is slightly different as fighters kick and box. Successful kickboxers have stamina and flexibility.
Karate is a collective term for several fighting disciplines. With its origin in the East, Karate is one of the most popular combat sports in the world. It was introduced and popularized by the likes of Bruce Lee, Vann Damme, and Jackie Chan. For you to become a Karate pro, you need to have super strength and great endurance, weapon handling skills as well as psychological techniques. In Karate sport, you can punch and kick your opponent. You are also allowed to strike using your knees and elbows as well as the use of other techniques such as palm-heel, knife-hands and spear-hands striking.
Wrestling is a very physical fighting sport and fighters have an exceptionally strong physique. It involves techniques such as grappling techniques such as takedowns, clinch fighting among others. It a very exhausting fighting sport.
Judo and Sambo
Judo has its roots in Japan while Sambo originated from Russia. In Judo, you concentrate on groundwork and trying to throw the opponent. It involves techniques such as throws, rolls, and chokes among others. Sambo is almost similar to Judo and fighters wear protectors on their legs, hands, and heads.