2020, Volume 16

The effectiveness of kickboxing techniques and its relation to fights won by knockout



Tadeusz Ambroży1, Łukasz Rydzik1, Andrzej Kędra1, Dorota Ambroży1, Marta Niewczas2, Ewa Sobiło2, Wojciech Czarny2

1Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Institute of Sport, University of Physical Education in Krakow, Kraków, Poland
2College of Medical Sciences Institute of Physical Culture Studies, University of Rzeszow, Rzeszów, Poland


Author for correspondence: Łukasz Rydzik; Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Institute of Sport, University of Physical Education in Krakow, Kraków, Poland; email: lukasz.gne@op.pl



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Abstract

Background and Study Aim: Ratio of fights won is important to kickboxers on professional and amateur levels. Knockout is the most economical way of winning the fight. The objective of the paper is the effectiveness of kickboxing techniques and their impact on winning the fight by knockout.

Material and Methods: There were 156 participants in the study (61 amateurs and 95 professionals). Their total number of fights won by knockout was 188 and the amateur competitions they participated in complied with the K-1 ruleset. Fighters were 19 to 32 years old and their training experience was on the average 7.36 yrs. ±3.24 yrs. The shortest training lasted 3 yrs. and the longest one 18 yrs.

The study was conducted using the analysis of videos of professional fights as well as diagnostic survey conducted in a group of amateur fighters. The survey included questions about training experience and techniques used in a fight won by knockout. The video analysis also included the techniques used in a fight won by knockout.

Results: Hook high and roundhouse kick high were the most effective kickboxing techniques in winning fights by knockout. The comparison of techniques used in a knockout between amateur and professional fighters did not bring any statistically significant differences. It was shown however that professional fighters used the most effective techniques: more often than amateurs.

Conclusions: During the training the fighters should pay special attention to constructing combinations of punches and kicks using hook high and roundhouse kick high techniques. Using proper techniques as well as numerous repetitions of the most effective techniques should be a part of any training of a kickboxing fighter.


Key words: professional fighters, knockout kicks, amateur fighters, punches


Cite this article as:

AMA:

Ambroży T, Rydzik , Kędra A et al. The effectiveness of kickboxing techniques and its relation to fights won by knockout. ARCH BUDO. 2020;16

APA:

Ambroży, T., Rydzik, ., Kędra, A., Ambroży, D., Niewczas, M., & Sobiło, E. et al. (2020). The effectiveness of kickboxing techniques and its relation to fights won by knockout. ARCH BUDO, 16

Chicago:

Ambroży, Tadeusz, Rydzik Łukasz, Kędra Andrzej, Ambroży Dorota, Niewczas Marta, Sobiło Ewa, and Czarny Wojcie. 2020. "The effectiveness of kickboxing techniques and its relation to fights won by knockout". ARCH BUDO 16

Harvard:

Ambroży, T., Rydzik, ., Kędra, A., Ambroży, D., Niewczas, M., Sobiło, E., and Czarny, W. (2020). The effectiveness of kickboxing techniques and its relation to fights won by knockout. ARCH BUDO, 16

MLA:

Ambroży, Tadeusz et al. "The effectiveness of kickboxing techniques and its relation to fights won by knockout." ARCH BUDO, vol. 16, 2020

Vancouver:

Ambroży T, Rydzik , Kędra A et al. The effectiveness of kickboxing techniques and its relation to fights won by knockout. ARCH BUDO 2020; 16