Kickboxing can help you burn calories at a rate of 350 to 450 calories per hour. Moving both your upper and lower body during kickboxing helps you burn more calories. The high activity level of kickboxing allows your body to use your fat as energy for a great fat burning workout.
There are over 30,000 martial art schools in the United States alone. Of those, 3/4 instruct kickboxing as either a fitness program and/or for actual competition.
Kickboxing is an aerobic form of exercise that helps strengthen and condition your body. It is a martial arts sport that will help you get fit and provide health benefits, such as reduced body fat, increased flexibility and strengthened heart.
The sport of kickboxing has attracted major sponsorship donating millions of dollars to the sport around the world. These include companies such as Budweiser, Miller, Winston, Dodge, Chevrolet, Holiday Inn, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Sony and many more.
The IKF sanctions more amateur and pro "KICKBOXING" events around the world than any other kickboxing sanctioning organization! Many others who "Claim" to do more are including "Point Fighting and Forms/Kata competition." No other organizations comes close to the number of KICKBOXING events the IKF sanctions around the world.
Most individuals in kickboxing range from the ages of 16 to 35.
Kickboxing allows you to build your core and improve your balance. It helps strengthen your shoulders, arms and abs. Your lower body benefits with this exercise that tones your thighs and tightens your rear end. Kickboxing builds stronger muscles all over your body. The precision you use with your arms when you punch and your legs when you kick improves your flexibility.
The rules of kickboxing promote safety for the competitors with fewer injuries than boxing that require hospitalization.
Sales of martial arts gear and related equipment have doubled since 1983.
Kickboxing gets your heart pumping and your muscles working as you kick and punch your way through a workout. A study at the University of Mississippi measured the physical health benefits of kickboxing and found that it improves your fitness level and heart health. Punching and kicking can help you reduce stress for an added heart health benefit.
Books on kickboxing and martial arts are still the highest rated checkout books out of all book categories.
A flexible body is a healthier one. An integral part of kickboxing, your life will be enhanced by your new found flexibility.Remember that you will be using muscles in your body that you never used in your normal workout routine so it is always good to add at least 15 minutes of stretching or or conditioning before your workout.
The IKF is the largest, strongest and most organized Sanctioning Body of Kickboxing events in the world!
There are over 10,000 actual "Competitive Professional" kickboxers around the world today and thousands more competing n the Amateur level.