Kikkubokushingu-dō (EDDIE MONGER TM KICKBOXING-DO)
A Style created by Coach Eddie Monger which means "Way of the Kickboxer" from his 60+ years of study in Martial Arts. Coach Monger has used his fighting with great success for himself and the fighters he has trained. Coach Monger's Kickboxing-Do system can be used for fighting, fitness, and self-defense.
(Favorite American Kickboxing)
American kickboxing rules, or Full contact, is essentially a mixture of Western boxing and traditional karate. The male kickboxers are bare-chested wearing kickboxing trousers and protective gear including: mouth-guard, hand-wraps, 10 oz (280 g). boxing gloves, groin-guard, shin-pads, and kick-boots and protective helmet (for amateurs and those under 16). The female kickboxers will wear a sports bra and chest protection in addition to the male clothing/protective gear. Although there have been many organizations the PKA was the first and adopted the above waist kick rule only to create a more appealing option for TV and mainstream Americans with the hope that using a lot of flashy movie type kicks would draw in crowds and fans which it did in ways but it was the inception of the WKA founded by Howard Hanson and Arnold Urquidez which went internationally and started allowing the use of low kicks after the Urquidez brothers were challenged by Thai fighters living in California looking to spread Muay Thai in the USA in the mid 70s which helped the most notable and internationally famous younger brother Benny "the jet" Urquidez which his early fights with Muay Thai fighters helped him learn and adapt helping him become very successful against the elite Japanese fighters.
Notable fighters under full contact rules include, Bill Wallace, Benny Urquidez and Kathy Long
Opponents are allowed to hit each other with punches and kicks, striking above the waist.
Clinch fighting and grappling are forbidden, sweeps are legal but vary depending on the organization and promoter.
Bouts are usually 3 to 10 rounds (lasting 2–3 minutes each) with a 1-minute rest in between rounds
Semi-contact rules or Points Fighting, is the variant of American kickboxing most similar to karate, since it consists in fighting for the purpose of scoring points with an emphasis on delivery, speed, and technique. Under such rules, fights are held on the tatami, presenting the belts to classify the fighters in order of experience and ability. The male kickboxers wear shirts and kickboxing trousers as well as protective gear including: mouth-guard, hand-wraps, 10 oz (280 g). boxing gloves, groin-guard, shin-pads, kick-boots, and headgear. The female kickboxers will wear a sports bra and chest protection in addition to the male clothing/protective gear.
Fighters can score through punches or kicks, striking above the waist and foot sweeps, executed below the ankle.
Punches, kicks, and foot sweeps are awarded 1 point. Kicks to the head or jumping kicks to the body are awarded 2 points. Jumping kicks to the head are awarded 3 points.
Hook kicks and Axe kicks are allowed but must be executed with the sole of the foot.
The use of the shins is seldom allowed, save for jumping and spinning techniques.
Bouts are usually 3 rounds (lasting 2–3 minutes each) with a 1-minute rest in between rounds.
International rules, or freestyle kickboxing (also known simply as kickboxing in Europe and Low Kick in the United States), contrasts with full contact rules in that it also allows low kicks. The male kickboxers are bare-chested wearing kickboxing trousers or shorts and protective gear including: mouth-guard, hand-wraps, shin-wraps, 10 oz (280 g). boxing gloves and groin-guard. The female kickboxers will wear a sports bra and chest protection in addition to the male clothing/protective gear.
Fighters are allowed to strike their opponent with punches and kicks, including kicks below the waist, except for the groin.
Elbows and knees are forbidden.
Clinch fighting, throws and sweeps are forbidden.
Bouts are 3 to 5 rounds for amateurs and 3 to 10 rounds for professionals, all rounds lasting 2–3 minutes each. Each round has a 1-minute rest in between rounds.
Shotokan Rules of scoring in Karate competitions is relatively simple. Scoring is limited to the following areas of the opponent's body:
Head, Face, Neck, Chest, Abdomen, Side, Back
A score is awarded when one fighter performs a technique that conforms to the following criteria and the blow lands on a relevant scoring area of their opponent’s body:
Good form, Vigorous application, Good timing, Accurate distance, Awareness, Sporting attitude
Fighters can score one, two or three points for attacking techniques:
(3)Ippon (three points) is awarded for: A jodan kick (kick to upper level) and Any scoring technique performed on a fallen or thrown opponent
(2)Waza-ari (two points) is awarded for: Chudan (mid level) kicks
(1)Yuko (one point) is awarded for: Chudan or Jodan Tsuki (mid or upper level punch) and Jodan or Chudan Uchi (mid or upper level punch).
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Sometimes referred to as cage fighting, is a full-contact combat sport based on striking, grappling & ground fighting, made up from various combat sports and martial arts from around the world.The set of "Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts" that New Jersey established has been adopted in other states that regulate mixed martial arts, including Nevada, Louisiana, and California.
Yōgo to Tekunikku (Terminology and Techniques)
Kata (Form) is a set sequence of karate moves organized into a pre-arranged fight against imaginary opponents (Shadow Boxing). The kata consists of kicks, punches, strikes, stepping, twisting, turning, dropping to the ground, and jumping to position the student to be able to do sweeps, throws, and related jujitsu (Sport judo moves) moves off of those techniques, transitions, and position. In Shotokan katas (Karate-Do), kata is not a performance or a demonstration, but is for individual karate-ka (student) to practice proper breathing, full techniques using right side left side forward-backward, and many angles, with strong stands to be able to strengthen the legs, to position self to do proper sweeps throws strikes and locks related to jujitsu (Sport judo moves); while paying particular attention to form and timing.
Shotokan Karate is comprised of 26 katas, each with its own emphasis on fast and slow or controlled and powerful movements. The katas in Shotokan have two kiai's. The kiai (spirit cry), occurs at pre-determined moments in each kata. At the pre-determined moments, the karate-ka (student) is required to demonstrate a total commitment of body, mind, and spirit, and to channel their available energy and apply it to the required technique which some are delivered in slow, fast, and/or in place.
It is important for every student to remember each kata name, meaning, techniques, and applications in order to rise up through the various kyu levels (Under belts) and Dan (Black Belts) ranks, the continued regular practice of all of the previous katas that they have been taught is vital to their future progress.
The following is a list of all 12 katas and videos.
"PEACEFULL MIND ONE"
"TO LOOK AT THE SKY "
"PEACEFULL MIND TWO"
"PEACEFULL MIND THREE"
"CRANE ON THE ROCK"
"PEACEFULL MIND FOUR"
"PEACEFULL MIND FIVE"