Kickboxing is a sport which combines both martial arts and boxing. Kickboxing has its roots ranging from Muay Thai, karate to traditional boxing. In America, practice of kickboxing takes both a competitive form, with an aim towards full contact events and a cardio fitness form. Some advantages of kickboxing are as follows:
Cardio kickboxing provides self-defense training. It helps develop good hand-eye coordination and allows the practitioner to practice delivering strong kicks and punches with your kickboxing gloves.
With the help of kickboxing a person is engaged in physical activity which helps to reduce stress. This can also release anger or feelings of aggression-risk factors for stress-in a socially acceptable way.
The body’s flexibility diminishes over time, in part due to natural aging and in part due to decreased activity requiring flexibility. Cardio kickboxing improves overall flexibility, strength and reflexes. These benefits can reduce the likelihood of sustaining injury during periods of exertion.
Regular cardiovascular exercise reduces the risk of stroke, obesity and high blood pressure among several other risk factors for heart problems.
Kickboxing can have an impact on mental health. Due to kickboxing, your muscles may tone up, reduce weight which can improve a person’s happiness with his physical appearance which can enhance confidence.