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Kickboxing originated in Japan, holding the hands of Osamu Noguchi in 1958. It is a Mixed Martial Art that was born from the fusion of Muay Thai and Karate.

By 1970s and 1980s the sports had enjoyed immense popularity in Japan and had expanded beyond the land to reach North America and Europe (especially Germany). It was during this time that many of the most prominent governing bodies were formed. This required formation of the most prominent governing bodies that persist till date.

Kickboxing in Focus

Kickboxing is one of those martial art forms that has caught on at quite a fast rate, and is now one of the most coveted combat sports practiced by people from around the world. Kickboxing recently made it to the news, when It’s Showtime, a kickboxing organization, held its Showtime 59 tournament, and it was a huge success.

Fighters to Fight for ISKA

Gabriel Varga, from Victoria, a well known kickboxer is all set to fight for the ISKA professional world kickboxing title and add his coveted victory as a red feather to his cap. He would appear at Watson Lake in Yukon this September 2012.

In the arena kickboxing championships, this title is very important for all aspirant kick boxers who wish to make it big in this contact sport. There are other titles too such as the WKN world pro title, the WKF pro world title which he has bagged but ISKA is undoubtedly the most prestigious one.


Shogun Dojo was preparing this weekend for their upcoming fight at the World Karate and Kickboxing Championships in Portugal by holding a fundraising event to help support fighters on their way to the podium.

“What we’re doing here today is a fundraising barbecue event for the team to be able to go to Portugal in October,” said Marwan Abu Kadra, head instructor of Shogun Dojo and National coach of the Canadian Continuous and Full Contact Fighting.