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Dutch kickboxing emerged in the 1970s in the Netherlands and it is a mix of Muay Thai, Kyokushin, and western boxing techniques. It differs from other styles because the emphasis is on non-stop forward pressure, high output of punches, and low kicks. If a kickboxer is using punches far more than kicks in a fight, that fighter is probably trained in Dutch Style.

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K-1 is the kickboxing promotion that emerged in 1993 in Japan with the idea of finding out which striking martial art is the best. The letter “K” stands for karate, Kung Fu, kickboxing, and Kempo. K-1 was so popular that the “K-1” set of rules later became the official kickboxing style.

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