from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A martial art in which competitors wear boxing gloves and throw punches as in boxing and kick with their bare feet as in karate.

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  • noun martial arts A hybrid martial art derived from Muay Thai, karate and boxing during the 1960s to 1970s; more generally, any stand-up combat sport that combines kicks and punches.


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A 1960s compound of kicking + boxing. Possibly coined as a Japanese anglicism (和製英語), キックボクシング kikkubokushingu by Osamu Noguchi.



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