Karate Combat is a private brand that promotes and organizes the first professional full-contact karate league, contrasting traditional karate competition. Karate Combat adopts a unique set of rules and a unique fighting area to make the karate matches more exciting than traditional karate matches.
Full contact karate refers to a karate style or any form of karate competition that allows practitioners to knock out their opponents. In non-full-contact karate, knocking out your opponent can get you disqualified. In contrast, knocking out your opponent wins you a match in full-contact karate.
The Queensberry Rules refer to the rules published in 1867 by John Graham Chambers, a journalist, which provided clear guidelines for all fighters involved in a boxing match. These rules were necessary to attract a better class of patrons to boxing, which alienated many due to the sheer violence.
Taekwondo has four main styles that are also defined as separate organizations:
* Traditional style
* World Taekwondo
* ITF style
* ATA style
Kickboxing has more striking techniques than boxing because it combines kicking and punching techniques. In contrast, boxing is easier to learn and has fewer techniques because it only involves striking with hands. As such, kickboxing is considered a more robust combat system than boxing.
Kickboxing is primarily a combat sport rather than a martial art because it is geared toward sports competitions and prepares you to win matches and medals. As a result, kickboxing lacks the advanced self-defense training or philosophies found in traditional martial arts.